Thank you for your interest in the Department of English at UMaine! We have attempted to collect (and answer here) questions that frequently arise about the department and our graduate program. Of course, this list is not all-inclusive and if you do not see your question listed, please contact either Celeste Cota or Nola Prevost, our Administrative Specialists.

Q: How do I reach the main office of the English Department?

A: Our department’s main office is located in 304 Neville Hall and is open M-F from 8 am – 4:30 pm. The main office telephone number is 207.581.3822. Calling this line will put you in touch with Nola Prevost, administrative assistant for the English Department, who will be able to assist you.

Q: How can I find the office number / email / phone number of a professor in the department?

A: Please visit our faculty page.

Q: How do I become an undergraduate English major?

A: Please schedule an appointment to meet with your current advisor, and with a member of the English department to discuss your decision (please call 581-3822 for an appointment). Once you have thought carefully about your choice, please fill out the Change in Major, Minor, Concentration form. For more information about the undergraduate program in English, please visit our web page.

Q: Where can I find more information about a minor degree in English?

A: You can find detailed information on English minors on our Undergraduate Program page.

Q: Is it possible to combine a BA in English with a BS in Education?

A: Yes, with very careful planning. Please see your advisor for more details.

Q: What graduate-level degrees do you offer?

A: Currently, our department offers the Master of Arts degree in English with optional concentration areas in Writing Studies, Creative Writing, Gender & Literature, and Poetry & Poetics.

Q: Where can I find information on applying to the graduate program in English?

A: Please visit our Graduate Program web page.

Q: I need more information on the University of Maine or one of its departments!

A: Do a search of our website at the top of the page.