About us

The English Major at a glance…

Our Faculty

Our faculty teach a wide variety of interesting subjects. Among them students can choose from World Masterpieces, Shakespeare and Film, Professional Writing, George Orwell, American Modernism, and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction. Click here for more information about our faculty.


Students have held internships with businesses, non-profits, and a wide variety of publishers, including Alice James Books, The Bangor Daily News, The Gorham Times, The Free Press, WMPG and many others. Please email the Internship Coordinator, Professor Shelton Waldrep waldrep@maine.edu, for more information.

Scholarships for English majors

There are several scholarships that English majors may qualify for. For a list of general scholarships, click here.

Fall 2024 Course Guide

Fall 2024 Course Guide

Our course guide contains detailed information about our upper-level English classes being offered in Fall 2024. Please send an email to harjula@maine.edu to request a pdf our Fall 2024 course guide or click the button below to review our course offerings.

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Study Abroad

Our students have studied at several Universities including the University of Aberdeen, University of Winchester, Kingston University, and Radboud University.

— Prudent Ndihokubwayo ’22, English

Our Alumni

Prudent Ndihokubwayo (2022) spent years sweeping up the notes and wrappers left behind in classrooms at USM. All the while, he couldn’t wait to get his protective hands around the one precious piece of paper he worked so hard to earn–his diploma. He graduated on Saturday, May 7, with a bachelor’s degree in English, which is even more remarkable considering he could barely speak English about 10 years ago. Click here to read the rest of Prudent’s story.