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.
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Music concerts throughout the year
Research and Engagement Centers
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Campus art galleries
English Prof. Anthony Szczesiul’s latest book, “The Southern Hospitality Myth,” grew out of the first class he taught on Southern literature at UMass Lowell. He and his students continue to explore how the idea of Southern hospitality relates to slavery, racism and Southern culture.
In early 2016, Asst. Prof. of Psychology Yana Weinstein started tweeting advice to panicked students on how to study effectively. A colleague, Asst. Prof. Megan Sumeracki at Rhode Island College, quickly joined in. Now the website for their group The Learning Scientists, its Facebook page and its Twitter feed at @AceThatTest have thousands of followers.
University Prof. Robert Forrant helped launch a summer history and writing program for Lawrence students from third grade through middle school, with help from the Lawrence History Center, Andover Bread Loaf and a Creative Economy Grant from the UMass President’s Office.
Music Prof. Alex Case trekked to Manchester, England to present at a three-day conference on Prince's music. He didn't expect everything that happened.
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