Sample Degree Pathway for Liberal Arts


For students who entered fall 2015 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1010/ HONR.1100 College Writing I/FYSH (CW) 3
MATH.xxxx Math Persp. (MATH) - MATH.1110 (QL)3 recommended 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts & Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
xxxx.xxxx Concentration I (1000/2000 level) 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp.(SS) 3
FAHS.1090 First Year Seminar1 1
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1020 College Writing II (CW) 3
xxxx.xxxx Science w/Lab Persp. (SCL) 3/4
xxxx.xxxx Arts & Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
xxxx.xxxx Concentration II (1000/2000 level) 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp.(SS) 3
Total 15/16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
FAHS.2130 Foundations of Liberal Studies (SRE), (CTPS) 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
WLxx.xxxx Language 1 & Culture 3
xxxx.xxxx Concentration I (1000/2000 level) 3
xxxx.xxxx Concentration II (1000/2000 level) 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
xxxx.xxxx Science w/Lab Persp. (SCL) 3/4
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
WLxx.xxxx Language 2 & Culture 3
xxxx.xxxx Concentration I (1000/2000 level) 3
xxxx.xxxx Concentration II (1000/2000 level) 3
Total 15/16

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
xxxx.xxxx STEM Persp. (STEM) 3
xxxx.xxxx Language 3 & Culture or World Ready Elective2 3
xxxx.xxxx Concentration I (3000/4000 level) 3
xxxx.xxxx Concentration II (3000/4000 level) 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective/Minor 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
xxxx.xxxx Concentration I (3000/4000 level) 3
xxxx.xxxx Concentration II (3000/4000 level) 3
xxxx.xxxx Language 4 & Culture or World Ready Elective (DCA)2/4 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective/Minor 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective/Minor 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
xxxx.xxxx Concentration I (3000/4000 level) 3
xxxx.xxxx Concentration II (3000/4000 level) 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective/Minor or World Ready Elective2 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective/Minor 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective/Minor 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
Total 12
FAHS.4130 BLA Capstone Course (IL), (AIL), (WOC) 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective/Minor  3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective/Minor 3
xxxx.xxxx Free 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 website 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: 10/25/2017