UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.
We offer an Environmental Science major with two options: Environmental Science and Geoscience and, as of fall 2020, a Meteorology & Atmospheric Science major
Both majors are highly cross-disciplinary and provide strong foundations in physics, biology, mathematics, and chemistry. Upper-level electives allow students to tailor the program to acquire the tools to work in a wide range of consulting and forecasting careers, or to continue on to graduate school.
The Meteorology & Atmospheric Science major is for students interested in meteorology, weather forecasting, climatology and air pollution, and fulfills the education requirements for federally employed meteorologists.
The Environmental Science major has two options: Environmental Science and Geoscience. The Environmental Science option is for students focused on addressing human impacts on the environment and major environmental challenges including climate change, pollution, and sustainability. The Geoscience option is for students interested in the geologic environment including mineral resources, geochemistry, and paleoclimatology. Both Environmental Science and Geoscience options also provide training in hydrogeology, soil science, biogeochemistry, and geographic information systems (GIS).