Department of English


Professor Jane Kuenz, Department Chair
325 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland

At last count, the Department of English has about 250 active majors.  This makes us one of the largest majors in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science.

Students are assigned a Professional Advisor who can help you with your core requirements and a Faculty Academic Advisor who can help you with your Major requirements.   At any time, you may request a change of advisor.  As a courtesy, please check with the advisor of your choice before notifying the administrative staff in the English Department of any changes. Pam LaRiviere, our Administrative Assistant, will process all changes of advisor.  Your current advisor is listed on your Student Center in MaineStreet.

The English Department would also like to introduce its new program in peer advising. Volunteer undergraduate peer advisors, who are English majors themselves, provide assistance to other majors. Are you interested in peer advising? If so, please contact the Chair!

The Department of English has put together a Survival Guide to help you achieve your ultimate goal - a BA in English!  Includes info on the English major requirements, advice from other students/faculty, FAQ, and other pertinent information to help you complete your degree.