Climate Change Initiative

Academic Programs

Many courses related to climate change and sustainability are currently available at UMass Lowell. New academic programs in climate change are also currently under development and will be posted as soon as they are available.

For the latest course information please visit the UMass Lowell online Academic Catalog.

2014 New! Undergraduate Minor

Undergraduate Courses

  • Air Pollution
  • Alternative Energy Sources
  • Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics I
  • Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics II
  • American Environmental History
  • Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Biology of Global Change
  • Climate Change: Science, Communication and Solutions*
  • Community Health and Environment
  • Designing the Future World
  • Directed Study in Environmental Policy
  • Earth and Environmental Systems I
  • Earth and Environmental Systems Laboratory
  • Earth and Environmental Systems II
  • Ecology, Evollution and Conservation Biology
  • Electric Vehicle Technology
  • Environmental Geochemistry
  • Environmental Health Seminar
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Environmental Science Seminar
  • Environmental Problems Seminar
  • Environmental Studies Practicum
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Global Environmental Policy
  • Green Energy Engineering
  • Human Ecology
  • Introduction to Environmental Economics
  • Introduction to Environmental Politics
  • Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • Introduction to LEED
  • Life Science I
  • Life Science II
  • Managing Innovation
  • Marketing for Nonprofits
  • Marketing Principles 
  • Nutrition and Disease
  • Physical Climatology
  • Physical Meteorology
  • Physical Properties of Matter
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Principles of Ecology Laboratory
  • Principles of Environmental Health
  • Public Transit Plan and Design
  • Regional Health and Environment
  • Socio-Ecological Health Assessment
  • Sociological Approaches to the Environment
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Housing Development and Land Use: Conflict, Policy and Practice
  • The Nature of Science
  • Thoreau in Our Time*
  • Weather and Climate
  • Weather and Climate Laboratory

Graduate

  • Air Pollution Control
  • Air Pollution Phenomenology
  • Alternate Energy Sources
  • Atmospheric Structure and Dynamics
  • Biology of Global Change
  • Climate Change: Science, Communication and Solutions*
  • The Climate System
  • Comparative Environmental Studies
  • Economic Analysis
  • Electric Vehicle Technology
  • Energy and Environment
  • Energy Engineering Workshop
  • Environmental Aquatic Chemistry
  • Environmental Fate and Transport
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Environmental Radiation and Nuclear Site Criteria
  • Evolution in Context for Teachers
  • Green and Sustainable Civil Engineering
  • Introduction to Environmental Economics
  • Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Materials for Renewable Energy and Sustainability
  • Politics and Economics of Public Policy
  • Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere
  • Simple Atmospheric Models
  • Solar Engineering Fundamentals
  • Solar Systems Engineering
  • Sustainable Housing Development and Land Use: Policy and Practice
  • Sustainable Water Infrastructure
  • Teaching General Science and Seminar
  • Teaching Biology and Seminar
  • Teaching Earth Science and Seminar
  • The Climate System