For students who entered fall 2023 and beyond.
1The Arts and Humanities (AH) and Social Sciences (SS) perspectives are subsets of the Breadth of Knowledge requirements in the Core Curriculum. No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same four-letter prefix.
The Core Curriculum also includes seven Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs). The Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) and Social Responsibility and Ethics (SRE) are met outside the major requirements. See the DCA course listing and the SRE course listing for a full list of classes that fulfill these requirements.
The Class Search tool can be used to identify AH and SS courses that simultaneously satisfy the DCA or SRE requirement.
The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your college-based professional advisor and/or faculty advisor to determine how best to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements.
2Students are required to take one course from the “Organisms, Evolution, and Environment” (OEE) category and one from the “Cell and Tissue” (CT) category to ensure they have adequate Breadth of Knowledge at the sophomore level. Students should consult with their advisor regarding course selection to satisfy the OEE and CT elective requirements. BIOL.2200 Principles of Cellular Biology is recommended as the CT elective as it is a pre-requisite for many upper-level Biotechnology electives.
3Free Electives can be satisfied by any UML course xxxx.1010 or above, with the following exceptions:
4Students must complete five (5) upper-level electives – two (2) of which must be lab courses. These courses are selected from two different categories:
Note: Labs can be taken as a 3 credit lecture with a 1 credit lab or both combined into a 4 credit class. In addition, some lab courses have a 3 credit lecture with 2 credit lab for a total of 5 credits. Additionally, two labs can be replaced by taking the 4 credit senior research courses BIOL.4110L and BIOL.4120L
5Free Elective can vary from 0-2 credits depending on the number of 1 credit or 2 credit labs completed. For example:
6Courses may be taken in either semester of the year listed.
Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.
Restriction on off-campus study:
Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.