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.

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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

Digital Media major Fahad Alden using microphones and recoding equipment with another person
Fahad Alden '25
Digital Media

Fahad Alden found his niche at UMass Lowell by joining student government.

“I feel so much more connected to the school now.
Read More About Fahad Alden 
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Matt Cherkerzian '18
Criminal Justice

Matt Cherkerzian is an EMT majoring in criminal justice who helps with research into decision-making by first responders.

Doug in the Centers for Learning was a mentor in how to get through college.
Read More About Matt Cherkerzian 
UMass Lowell history student Jaden Belizaire
Jaden Belizaire '22

A class in archival methods and a directed study, working in the Lawrence History Center, led Jaden Belizaire to pursue graduate schools for archiving.

My experience in that class made me look more into archiving as a viable career.
Read More About Jaden Belizaire 
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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 
Karam Alafandi
Karam Alafandi '24
History, Pre-med

Karam Alafandi is studying history on his way to becoming a doctor.

I’m looking forward to having lifetime relationships with my patients.
Read More About Karam Alafandi 

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Seeking Tenure-Track Faculty

The University of Massachusetts Lowell College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Office of the Provost seek six tenure-track faculty members (various ranks) as part of our 2022-2023 cluster hiring initiative in Social & Health Policy.


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    Art Students Experience Japanese Culture Firsthand

    Assoc. Teaching Prof. Yuko Oda and 12 students from the Art & Design Department traveled to Japan for two weeks over the summer, culminating a course focused on the country's culture and influence on contemporary arts and game design.
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    Sandra Miller’s Novel “Wednesdays at One” Garners Critical Acclaim

    Sandra Miller, an adjunct faculty member in the English Department, discusses her psychological thriller novel “Wednesdays at One,” which puts a spin on a harrowing personal experience from her past and has been launched to positive reviews.
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