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Liberal Arts

Sample Degree Pathway for Liberal Arts


For students who entered fall 2015 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total16
ENGL.1010 /
HONR.1100
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)3
FAHS.1090First Year Seminar11
MATH.xxxxMath Persp. (MATH) - MATH.1110 (QL)3 recommended3
xxxx.xxxxArts & Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxxConcentration I (1000/2000 level)3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp.(SS)3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)3
xxxx.xxxxScience w/Lab Persp. (SCL)3/4
xxxx.xxxxArts & Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxxConcentration II (1000/2000 level)3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp.(SS)3
Total15/16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total15
FAHS.2130Foundations of Liberal Studies (SRE), (CTPS)3
WLxx.xxxxLanguage 1 & Culture3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxConcentration I (1000/2000 level)3
xxxx.xxxxConcentration II (1000/2000 level)3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total15/16
WLxx.xxxxLanguage 2 & Culture3
xxxx.xxxxScience w/Lab Persp. (SCL)3/4
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxxConcentration I (1000/2000 level)3
xxxx.xxxxConcentration II (1000/2000 level)3

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
xxxx.xxxxSTEM Persp. (STEM)3
xxxx.xxxxLanguage 3 & Culture or World Ready Elective23
xxxx.xxxxConcentration I (3000/4000 level)3
xxxx.xxxxConcentration II (3000/4000 level)3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective/Minor3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
xxxx.xxxxConcentration I (3000/4000 level)3
xxxx.xxxxConcentration II (3000/4000 level)3
xxxx.xxxxLanguage 4 & Culture or World Ready Elective (DCA)2/43
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective/Minor3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective/Minor3
Total15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
xxxx.xxxxConcentration I (3000/4000 level)3
xxxx.xxxxConcentration II (3000/4000 level)3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective/Minor or World Ready Elective23
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective/Minor3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective/Minor3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total12
FAHS.4130BLA Capstone Course (IL), (AIL), (WOC)3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective/Minor 3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective/Minor3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective/Minor 3
Total Minimum Credits = 120

1Required for entering Freshmen. 

2World Ready Language Track (WR track) requires successful completion of a two course sequence in a World Language (depending on placement) and three approved courses on the culture/history/literature/film related to that language, but taught in English. (Total of 15 credits.) For detailed information refer to Policies - Language Requirements in the undergraduate catalog.

3The Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcomes for Quantitative Literacy (QL) is fulfilled outside the major. Students must take at least one course that carries the QL ELO. MATH.1110 (QL) is recommended.

4The Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcomes for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) is fulfilled outside the major. See the DCA course listing for a full list of classes that fulfill these requirements.

Specific Degree Requirements

Liberal Arts majors select two areas of concentration within humanities, social sciences and interdisciplinary options. See the complete list of possible concentrations.

  1. Two concentrations of 6 to 8 courses each, with at least three courses in each concentration at the 3000-4000 level.
  2. Interdisciplinary Focus (satisfied with FAHS.2130 Foundations in Liberal Studies and FAHS.4130 Capstone in Liberal Studies)
  3. A minimum GPA of 2.2 is required.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SiS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last updated: 5/31/2018