Expand your knowledge through cutting-edge research & enrich your community through creative enterprise.

UML student, Jordan Knight, Janson Borowko and Clark Lacossade by Phil Vassar's piano during sound check before the concert.

World-Ready Education

Through effective classroom engagement, research opportunities working with our distinguished faculty and a range of other experiential learning opportunities, students emerge from our degree programs equipped with the skills, insights and perspective needed to achieve success in their careers & improve their communities.

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Advanced Study Opportunities

Our graduate degree & certificate programs give students the skills and knowledge to assume leadership roles in business, research, education, government and community organizations. Through our accelerated “bachelor's to master's” programs, students may earn dual credits that can be applied to both undergraduate & graduate degrees.

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Cutting-edge Research & Creative Activity

Our faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized researchers, scholars and creative artists engaged in developing new knowledge and contributing to the cultural fabric of our world. Our college’s research and cultural centers serve as hubs for scholarship and creative activity, and provide ample opportunities for student engagement.

By the Numbers

  • $4.6M
    in external research funding for 2022
  • 84.4%
    Freshmen Retention Rate
  • 70+
    Music concerts throughout the year
  • 11
    Research and Engagement Centers
  • 230
    Full-time Faculty
  • 12
    Academic Departments
  • 32
    Percentage of degrees awarded to FAHSS students in 2014-15
  • 30
    Musical ensembles
  • 2
    Campus art galleries

Student Profiles

UMass Lowell student-athlete Jade Catlin runs while holding a lacrosse stick.
Jade Catlin '25
Political Science

Political science major and lacrosse player Jade Catlin is making her mark as the team’s leading scorer while preparing for a career as a criminal defense attorney.

My goal is to go to the NCAA Tournament. When we get on the board there, this program is going to skyrocket, and it just takes a few small steps to get there first.
Read More About Jade Catlin 
Hannah Casey (far left) with the Taltys and her boyfriend (far right), who's the student trustee and also on Mock Trial.
Hannah Casey '21
Political Science

Hannah Casey signed up for the Model U.N. and Mock Trial teams and student government. She interned with a congressional candidate and a defense attorney. Now she’s student body president.

The verdict was ‘Not guilty.’ That was when I fell in love with criminal law.
Read More About Hannah Casey 
Deirdre standing holding poster of project
Deirdre Hutchison '23
History

Deirdre Hutchison was ‘terrified’ when she began college at 47.

UMass Lowell gave me all these amazing opportunities, including study abroad.
Read More About Deirdre Hutchison 
Chummeng Soun performs with Flying Orb, a group of younger Cambodian-American dancers in Lowell
Chummeng Soun '19
Asian Studies, Digital Media

Chummeng Soun is documenting the traditional dances of his native Cambodia with support from the Center for Asian American Studies and the Southeast Asian Digital Archive.

That's where my passion lies - in filmmaking and storytelling about my heritage.
Read More About Chummeng Soun 
Casey standing infront of the health and sciences building
Casey McCauley '25
Criminal Justice

With family ties to the criminal justice field, Casey McCauley looks to forge her path to law school through the School of Criminology and Justice Studies.

I was able to take what I’ve learned from my legal studies classes and apply it to real-world situations.
Read More About Casey McCauley 

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