What courses will you take?
The B.S. in Environmental Science at UMass Lowell is highly interdisciplinary. You will take courses offering a comprehensive understanding about the earth, the environment and human impacts, as well as a firm base in science and mathematics.
Many of our courses provide hands-on experiences through field trips, applied measurements in the field and analyses in analytical laboratories to measure major and trace elements and pollutants.
At UMass Lowell, we offer two options, which lead to a wide range of career opportunities.
- Environmental Science Option — Gain an understanding of human impacts on the environment and major environmental challenges, including climate change, pollution and sustainability. You will graduate prepared for employment in the private and government sectors.
- Geoscience Option — Gain knowledge in the geologic environment, including mineral resources, geochemistry and paleoclimatology. You will graduate qualified for a variety of geological employment opportunities in the petroleum and mining industries. This concentration also is recommended for students who wish to obtain certification as earth science teachers.