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Beyond Basket Weaving 101


LOWELL ߝ While “Basket Weaving 101” may be the quintessential “gut” course for summer school, the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s program allows students to earn credits in two short six-week sessions or a quick career boost to professionals. A wide range of courses ߝ including the “History of Sports in the US,” “Literature, Politics & Genocide in Cambodia” and “Advanced Topics in Java and XML” ߝ are available online or on-campus.

The new master’s certificate in Foundations of Business courses are among more than 90 online courses are being offered. This new program, the fourth online graduate program at UMass Lowell, is geared towards professionals without a business background looking to transition into an MBA program. CSCE online learning, the largest online program in New England, allows students to earn a degree or certificate from their home or office computers at their convenience using the web, email, online chat and other Internet-based resources.

Summer Session I begins May 20 with registration through May 15. Summer Session II begins July 8 with registration through July 1. Late registration is available for a $50 fee until classes begin. An Open House and General Registration will be held Tuesday, May 14 at 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. in Southwick Hall on North Campus. Information on degree and certificate programs, financial aid and advising will be available, as well as a distance education demonstrations and new student orientation.

The UMass Lowell Division of Continuing Studies and Corporate Education is one of the largest continuing education programs in New England, overseeing the evening and summer schools of the University. Credit courses lead to a master’s degree in Educational Administration, 12 associate and baccalaureate degrees, and more than 30 certificate programs in specialized technical or professional areas. For more information, visit or call 978-934-2480.


Elaine Hays Keough

Catherine Kendrick