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Welcome to UMBC’s English Department

UMBC’s English Department is a vibrant center for research, teaching, and learning. We offer a Master of Arts in Texts, Technologies, and Literature and two undergraduate major tracks: the Literature Track, for the broad range and diverse traditions of literature written in English, and the Communication and Technology Track, for written and spoken communication and new information technologies. The English minors feature literature, communication and technology, creative writing, journalism, rhetoric and communication, and professional writing. The Department is also the home of UMBC’s innovative First-Year Composition Program. Click here to learn more about the English Department.

Alumni Spotlight

Our featured alum is Melissa Lomax, ’14, a former English major who works as Youth Manager for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland. Click here to learn more about Lomax, her experience as Youth Manager, and her time at UMBC.