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  • Why major in English? Here's what our students say.

    "English classes offer so much room for discussion and critical thought, and when I joined the English major, I immediately felt that. I felt like my voice was heard, and that I was more than just a number." 

    —Warren Charleston, UMass English 2019

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  • Find your place in English Studies

    Learn more about how an English major, minor, or specialization can help you reach your goals. 

  • Explore career paths in English

    The English major prepares students to write well, think analytically and critically, and to solve problems quickly. These are skills that employers demand for today's 21st century job market. 

  • Learn more about the Oxford Summer Seminar

    Our majors can travel to England, Scotland, Ireland, France (and beyond) as part of the Oxford Summer Seminar. All while earning credit toward their degrees!


Laura Furlan to Participate in Invited Discussion at the Chicago American Indian Center

February 14, 2019

Later this week, Laura M. Furlan will participate in a discussion at the Chicago American Indian Center hosted by Northwestern University, titled “Native Chicago Art and Activism: From Carlos...

Hayley Cotter, PhD Candidate, Advances to Final Round of Three Minute Thesis Competition

February 14, 2019

Hayley Cotter advanced to the final round of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate School's Three Minute Thesis competition as the only finalist from the English Department. Cotter said,...

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English Department Opening Reception

University Club, 243 Stockbridge Rd., Amherst
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm


Visiting Writers Series Hosts Kevin Killian

Great Hall, Old Chapel, 144 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts
8:00 pm

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Student Profile

Yashika Issrani '20

"The English Department is phenomenal … I appreciate that the professors are accessible and the rest of the department is also easy to approach. The Department makes many efforts to support students, especially through career-related events."

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