University of Massachusetts Lowell undergraduate degree programs
The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) is a public research university situated along the Merrimack River in the city of Lowell, about 25 miles from Boston and Cambridge. Its location within the region's major business corridor creates numerous internship, co-op, service learning, and research opportunities that provide students with real-world learning experience. "U.S. News and World Report" ranks UMass Lowell in its top tier of national universities.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to excellence in teaching, research and community engagement. The university is dedicated to transformational education that fosters student success, lifelong learning and global awareness. UMass Lowell offers affordable, experience-based undergraduate and graduate academic programs taught by internationally recognized faculty who conduct research to expand the horizons of knowledge. The programs span and interconnect the disciplines of business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. The university continues to build on its founding tradition of innovation, entrepreneurship and partnerships with industry and the community to address challenges facing the region and the world.
UMass Lowell is part of the University of Massachusetts system. It's comprised of the Francis College of Engineering; College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (includes the School of Criminology and Justice Studies); Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences (includes the Solomont School of Nursing); Kennedy College of Sciences; College of Education; and Manning School of Business.
Academic programs overview
UMass Lowell offers more than 120 bachelor's, 42 master's, and 36 doctoral degree programs and more than a dozen accelerated bachelor's-to-master's degree options which allow students to earn two degrees in as few as five years.
The colleges of engineering, sciences, and health sciences offer a variety of interdisciplinary programs jointly, including a bio-medical engineering and technology minor. Pre-medical, pre-law, and other pre-professional advising is available to students in all majors. Intercollegiate programs in aerospace studies, robotics, and joint military studies are also available.
The UMass academic calendar comprises two semesters, a three-week break in January, and a summer term with two sessions. Full time undergraduates typically enroll in five courses each semester. UMass Lowell also offers a wide range of programs delivered online and on campus in the evenings. Numerous opportunities for study abroad include faculty-led courses, affiliate programs, exchanges, and more than 120 partnerships with prestigious institutions in 40 countries.
College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
The College of Fine Art, Humanities & Social Sciences at UMass Lowell offers bachelor's degree programs in a broad range of study areas within the following majors: art & design; criminal justice and criminology; english; economics; history; legal studies; liberal arts; world languages and culture; music business; music performance (instrumental and vocal); music studies; peace and conflict studies, philosophy; political science; psychology; sociology; and sound recording technology.
Kennedy College of Sciences
The Kennedy College of Sciences offers bachelor's degree programs in a variety of study areas within the curricula of the following majors: biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, and physics.
James B. Francis College of Engineering
The James B. Francis College of Engineering at UMass Lowell offers nationally accredited bachelor's degree programs in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and plastics engineering.
Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences and Solomont School of Nursing
The Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences and Solomont School of Nursing offer nationally accredited bachelor's degree programs in a variety of study areas within clinical laboratory and nutritional sciences; community health and sustainability; exercise physiology, nursing, and public health. A BS degree completion program for registered nurses is offered through the Division of Online and Continuing Education.
Manning School of Business
The Manning School of Business at UMass Lowell offers bachelor's and bachelor-to-master's degrees in business administration, with concentrations in accounting, corporate finance, entrepreneurship, financial markets, general finance, international business, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. All programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
College of Education
The College of Education at UMass Lowell offers widely respected master's, doctoral and initial certification courses. Undergraduates in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) majors can gain classroom experience and a teaching minor through UTeach, a national teacher-training program whose only northeast chapter is at UMass Lowell. Bachelor's-to-master's programs with initial Massachusetts teaching licensure are also available through the Fast Track to Teaching Program.
Campus community and activities
The UMass campus community supports ethnic, cultural and economic diversity. Students come from all 50 states and more than 104 countries. The 150-acre urban UMass Lowell campus is in the midst of a bold expansion, with the opening of 12 new buildings since 2010. Housing is guaranteed for freshmen and available to most returning and transfer students. University housing comprises traditional residence halls, apartments, suites, and a combined conference hall and residence center located in downtown Lowell.
More than 250 student organizations are active on campus, including dance and sports clubs, gaming groups, leadership societies, student government and a student-run FM radio station. The campus supports 17 Division I varsity sports, which compete in the America East and Hockey East conferences. Students can take part in intramural sports, fitness classes and an outdoor adventure program through the campus recreation center. The 7,800-seat Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell hosts national concerts and events as well as the university's men's hockey team.
Small classes, respected faculty
The student-faculty ratio at UMass Lowell is 17:1. About 50% of undergraduate classes have fewer than 20 students. UMass employs more than 540 full time faculty members, and about 500 part-time faculty. Faculty members are dedicated educators and respected researchers who extend the learning experience beyond the classroom. Graduate teaching assistants also hold part-time instructional positions as discussion section leaders and laboratory teaching assistants.
UMass Lowell offers financial assistance to students in the form of loans, scholarships, grants and campus employment opportunities.
Majors & Degrees
|Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business Administration And Management|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Special Education&-elementary School|
|Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering|
|Electrical And Electronics Engineering|
|Environmental/environmental Health Engineering|
|Civil Engineering Technology|
|Electrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology|
|Mechanical Engineering Technologies Related|
|English Language And Literature/Letters||Associate||Bachelors|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Foreign Languages And Literatures|
|Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology|
|Clinical/medical Laboratory Science And Allied Professions Related|
|Community Health Services Counseling|
|Registered Nursing/registered Nurse|
|Rehabilitation And Therapeutic Professions Related|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||Associate||Bachelors|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies|
|Mathematics And Statistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Peace Studies And Conflict Resolution|
|Natural Resources And Conservation||Associate||Bachelors|
|Philosophy And Religious Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Security And Protective Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration|
|Political Science And Government|
|Visual And Performing Arts||Associate||Bachelors|
|Fine Arts Related|
|Type||Application Closing||Notification Date||Rolling Admissions|
|Fall freshmen||February 1st||March 10th|
|Other early decision plan||November 1st||December 10th|
|Transfer||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
Test Scores Accepted
|Test||Avg. Score||25th %||75th %|
|SAT Critical Reading||608||570||650|
Tuition & Fees
Other Payment Considerations
|Guaranteed tuition plan offered||No|
|Tuition pre-payment plan||No|
|Tuition payment plans offered||Yes|
|Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition||
|Black or African American||6.24%|
|White or Caucasian||59.35%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.1%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.05%|
|Two or more races||3.01%|
Freshman car parking
|% of undergrad students who live in college housing||61%|
Spring Carnival, Family Day and Culture Shock
Student Government Association, Recreational Sports Clubs, Association of Students of African Origin, WUML (radio station) and Campus Activities Programming Association
police and security patrols
|Cross-country Running||Division 1|
|Ice Hockey||Division 1|
|Swimming And Diving||No||No|
|Track And Field||Division 1|
|Cross-country Running||Division 1|
|Field Hockey||No||Division 1|
|Swimming And Diving||No||No|
|Track And Field||Division 1|