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Environmental Science

The environmental science field is interdisciplinary in nature. The UMass Lowell environmental science concentration blends a strong science core with focused areas in the humanities/social sciences leading to a program of study that is compatible with the student's strengths and goals. The science focus can be in either biology or chemistry. The choice of a humanities/social sciences focus will depend on the student's interests.

The concentration prepares students for employment in the private and government sectors where knowledge is required in management and protection of the environment, environmental laws and regulations, natural resources and environmental economics. Graduates of this concentration can pursue a variety of careers. Alumni have become doctors, environmental lawyers, teachers, environmental analysts, planners, water treatment plant operators, hydrological consultants, noise and air pollution specialists, and managers in private industry and government. This concentration also prepares students for graduate work in environmental science.

Please refer to the UMass Lowell Online Undergraduate Catalog for information about admissions, retention, the latest course information and degree requirements. To learn about the requirements for this major and a proposed four-year course of study, please visit the the Degree Pathways for Environmental Science.