The department offers both major and minor areas of studies. Undergraduates may obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology. This degree is available through the on-campus day program and also through online study. Psychology also may be chosen as a concentration for the Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree. Undergraduate majors with a strong academic record may apply to one of the department's two Bachelor/Master's programs that enable them to begin graduate study while still completing their Bachelor's degree.
Psychology has many specialties and the UMass Lowell Psychology department offers courses in several of them, including: experimental, developmental, social, community, personality and clinical psychology. The program combines theoretical study and scientific research methods with practical application through course work, field studies, community involvement, volunteerism and supervised independent research.