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Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Degree Requirements

For students who wish to explore the earth, weather and the environment, the department has three program options that offer Bachelor of Science degrees in environmental science: 

For the suggested Degree Pathways for each option visit the academic catalog.

The department also offers minors in: 


For admissions information, visit the UML admissions site:

Note: If you are interested in studying Math, Science or Engineering, it is strongly recommended that you take four years of Math and Science. 

Career Opportunities

  • Weather Forecasting
  • Flood and Extreme Weather Predictions
  • Water and Soil Pollution and Remediation
  • Air Quality Monitoring and Control
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Climate Modelling
  • Resource Exploration and Development
  • Sustainability Officers
  • K-12 Education

Why Study Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at UMass Lowell?

Real-World Experience

UMass Lowell Atmospheric Science (Meteorology) students gained real-world experience forecasting the New England weather during the unusual, 2015, winter-weather pattern. "It's exciting! It's the best time to be a weather major."  - Student Michaella Farese