Francis College of Engineering students can broaden their knowledge and pursue interests by taking one or more of the many complementary disciplinary and interdisciplinary minors offered at UMass Lowell:

  • Aerospace Studies - Gain a deep understanding and education in aeronautics and/or space sciences. This minor is particularly well-suited to technical majors such as mechanical engineering and physics.
  • Architectural Studies - Prepare for careers related to architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. Courses span artistic, cultural, social, environmental and technological areas of study.
  • Biomedical Technology - Take courses to prepare for future careers or graduate studies in biomedical engineering and biotechnology programs. (interdisciplinary)
  • Business Administration for Engineers - Learn how to apply business principles to engineering and gain a competitive advantage to move into technical management positions. (interdisciplinary)
  • Computer Science - Provides a solid foundation in the software and hardware aspects of computing that underlie the discipline. (interdisciplinary)
  • Economics - Take courses that focus on decision-making and allocation of resources at the individual level and within the private and public sectors.
  • Energy Engineering - Gain a basis for addressing our most pressing energy challenges and prepare for advanced studies in energy engineering and policymaking.
  • Mathematics - Gain valuable knowledge and problem-solving skills in both applied and core mathematics.
  • Nuclear Science & Engineering - Prepare to work in the nuclear industry for jobs such as safe and economical operation of nuclear power plants, design of new facilities, radiation protection and control, nuclear nonproliferation and security, and the industrial and medical application of nuclear technology.
  • Physics - Take a deep dive into physics fundamentals and principles to solve problems, gain valuable career skills and prepare for graduate study.
  • Robotics - Combine computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering to build the foundation in robotics that’s needed to work in the rapidly growing field of robotics.
  • Sound Recording - Gain the skills needed for careers as maintenance technicians for recording studios, TV and radio stations, system design companies and audio engineering research and development. (for electrical engineering students only)
  • Sports Engineering - Learn how to apply math and physics to solve sporting problems and pursue careers at sporting goods companies, governing bodies in sports and professional sports teams.
  • STEM Teaching (UTeach) - Prepare for a career in teaching high school math, science or engineering.