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Launch! First-year College Specific Opportunities


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Overview

Each college has crafted a variety of college credit courses that can help you Launch! your academics at UMass Lowell. As a new student you have the choice to take one or two courses along with a college specific seminar course lead by coveted faculty. Some key highlights and sample schedule are:

  • Cost: $225 per credit hour (course options range from 1-4 credits). Scholarships available. Apply now to learn more.
  • Program Duration: July 6-August 16, 2021
  • Course Days:
    • Monday-Thursday mornings 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (varies by course selection)
    • Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons 1:30-2:45 p.m. (days vary by college)
  • Integrated virtual tutoring from the Centers for Learning, Advising, and Student Success (CLASS)
  • Program success check-ins and fall schedule adjustments from the College Based Advisors
  • Designated Launch! Course Options:
    • Western Civilization
    • Principles of Microeconomics
    • Medical Terminology
    • Introduction to Ethics
    • Pre-Calculus
    • Calculus 1A
    • Calculus
    • College Writing 1
    • Introduction to Engineering (admitted engineering students only)
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Business
    • Forensic Chemistry

Sample Schedule

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8-10:30 a.m.Class Option 1Class Option 1Class Option 1
10:30-10:45 a.m.
10:45-1 p.m.Class Option 2Class Option 2Class Option 2
1-1:30 p.m.
1:30-2:45 p.m.Launch! SeminarLaunch! SeminarSuccess Workshop

College Specific Opportunities

College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Manning School of Business
Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
Kennedy College of Sciences
Francis College of Engineering
College of Education

College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (FAHSS)

We have designed a unique experience that accompanies the for-credit courses allowing you to take the classroom experiences to a different level of engagement with various FAHSS faculty. Race, identity, and systems of power will be discussed in the FAHSS Launch! Seminar course. 
Some of the college’s most exciting and engaging faculty will talk about the kinds of projects you may do someday. There will also be small-group discussions to get you connected with other students, faculty, and alumni to help you prepare for your first semester in college and beyond. 
Participation in a for-credit course, or courses, and afternoon FAHSS Launch! Seminar will waive your first-year seminar requirement (1 credit). This means you will have more space in your schedule to take additional electives, add a minor, or additional major. 

Manning School of Business

We have designed a unique experience that accompanies the for-credit courses allowing you to take the classroom experiences to a different level of engagement with various Manning faculty. These faculty will excite and engage you as they lead discussions about the different projects you may do someday as an interdisciplinary business professional. 

Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences (ZCHS)

We have designed a unique experience that accompanies the for-credit courses allowing you to take the classroom experiences to a different level of engagement with various health sciences faculty. These faculty will excite and engage you as they lead discussions about the different projects you may do someday as an interdisciplinary health professional. 

Kennedy College of Sciences (KCS)

We have designed a unique experience that accompanies the for-credit courses allowing you to take the classroom experiences to a different level of engagement with various sciences faculty.

The sciences faculty will lead you in discussions about various projects, opportunities for research, and engagement in faculty labs. Topics will vary from the role of molecular interactions to algorithms for search-and-rescue-robots. 

Francis College of Engineering (FCE)

We have designed a unique experience that accompanies the for-credit courses allowing you to take the classroom experiences to a different level of engagement with various engineering faculty. Special attention will be given to the Lin Makerspace which allows students from all disciplines to intermingle in a state-of-the-art space while refining designs and developing prototypes. 

College of Education (COE)

We have designed a unique experience along with the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences that accompanies the for-credit courses allowing you to take the classroom experiences to a different level of engagement with various faculty. Race, identity, and systems of power will be discussed in the Launch! Seminar course. 

Some of the college’s most exciting and engaging faculty will talk about the kinds of projects you may do someday. There will also be small-group discussions to get you connected with other students, faculty, and alumni to help you prepare for your first semester in college and beyond.