English is an exciting discipline that challenges you to explore both literature and writing. Focus your studies on writing by choosing the writing, rhetoric & communication option. You'll learn how to:
Our award-winning faculty members specialize in a wide and diverse range of fields such as creative nonfiction, composition and rhetoric, fiction, technical writing, and many more.
The skills you'll develop as an English major are essential in today's competitive job market and can lead to rewarding careers in communications, editing, journalism, public relations, social media, technical writing, web publishing, writing for general and specialized audiences, and many other areas. You'll also be prepared for graduate study across many disciplines, such as creative and professional writing, education, law, and library/information science.
Jacob Miller 16' represented UMass Dartmouth students on the UMass Board of Trustees, which acts as the main policy-making body for the UMass System.
Develop your professional and creative writing skills, working across a spectrum of genres including fiction, creative nonfiction, journalism, public relations, technical writing, speechwriting, and web authoring.
Consider a minor in English to improve your writing, communications, and critical thinking skills: all qualities that employers value highly.