Expand your knowledge through cutting-edge research & enrich your community through creative enterprise
Learning With Purpose
The College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at UMass Lowell offers a supportive and challenging environment. We offer over 24 undergraduate & graduate degree programs through our 11 academic departments & numerous interdisciplinary programs. Video created by Evan Dingle with the support of Digital Media Dir. Wael Kamal.
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.
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.
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
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Freshmen Retention Rate
Music concerts throughout the year
Research and Engagement Centers
Percentage of degrees awarded to FAHSS students in 2014-15
Campus art galleries
Two history students took on the challenge of telling the story of Portuguese immigration to Lowell in a traveling museum exhibit. In the process, they uncovered family history – and a historic letter to then-Sen. John F. Kennedy, who sponsored an emergency bill to admit more Portuguese islanders.
Jenna Vinson’s new book, “Embodying the Problem,” looks at how young mothers are shamed and stigmatized in teen pregnancy prevention campaigns – and how they are pushing back. The real problem, they argue, is lack of social support for moms of any age.
Lowell SunPop star Wyclef Jean met with UMass Lowell music students at the Thursday Recital Hour/Applied Seminar.
Concurrently, in four city galleries hang exhibits featuring work by UMass Lowell students, alumni and faculty.
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