Expand your knowledge through cutting-edge research & enrich your community through creative enterprise.

UML student, Jordan Knight, Janson Borowko and Clark Lacossade by Phil Vassar's piano during sound check before the concert.

World-Ready Education

Through effective classroom engagement, research opportunities working with our distinguished faculty and a range of other experiential learning opportunities, students emerge from our degree programs equipped with the skills, insights and perspective needed to achieve success in their careers & improve their communities.

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Advanced Study Opportunities

Our graduate degree & certificate programs give students the skills and knowledge to assume leadership roles in business, research, education, government and community organizations. Through our accelerated “bachelor's to master's” programs, students may earn dual credits that can be applied to both undergraduate & graduate degrees.

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Cutting-edge Research & Creative Activity

Our faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized researchers, scholars and creative artists engaged in developing new knowledge and contributing to the cultural fabric of our world. Our college’s research and cultural centers serve as hubs for scholarship and creative activity, and provide ample opportunities for student engagement.

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Join us for Shadow Day Thursday, Feb. 22!

The College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences invites admitted students to meet current students and faculty, attend a class, explore your chosen major, and have lunch on us! Learn about our world-class academic programs, many opportunities for hands-on experiences outside the classroom, and vibrant campus life.
Parents and families are invited to our hospitality lounge with representatives from campus support services who are available to answer your questions. Sign-up now.

By the Numbers

  • $4.6M
    in external research funding for 2022
  • 84.4%
    Freshmen Retention Rate
  • 70+
    Music concerts throughout the year
  • 11
    Research and Engagement Centers
  • 230
    Full-time Faculty
  • 12
    Academic Departments
  • 32
    Percentage of degrees awarded to FAHSS students in 2014-15
  • 30
    Musical ensembles
  • 2
    Campus art galleries

Student Profiles

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Karina Cruz
Public Administration

Karina Cruz appreciates the flexibility, small classes and in-depth administrative skills she’s learning, from how to change public policy to managing a diverse workforce.

It’s as versatile a degree as I need it to be.
Read More About Karina Cruz 
Kimani sitting next to professor Chandra Waring
Kimani Brown '23
Sociology

Kimani Brown is doing research on racial equity and inclusion with a professor.

She thought I could make a contribution.
Read More About Kimani Brown 
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David Morton '20
Business Administration & Political Science

Whether it’s working to improve campus life as Student Government Association president or responding to an emergency call as a student EMT, David Morton has dedicated himself to making UML a better place.

I never thought I would be this happy at UMass Lowell, but it’s where I belonged.
Read More About David Morton 
Tyler Davis is wearing air force uniform as he ties a red banner to a flag that displays a golden eagle and the words "DET 345 A FLIGHT."
Tyler Davis '19
Political Science

For Tyler Davis, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, the dream of being a pilot came true at UMass Lowell through Air Force ROTC Detachment 345.

UMass Lowell truly made me a better man. The faculty are amazing; they see their job as a calling, a mission.
Read More About Tyler Davis 
 Pratibha Gautam with a group of people holding a "Barracuda Bowl" M2D2 poster.
Pratibha Gautam '20
Economics

Pratibha Gautam’s job at a medical device incubator inspired her to pursue a career in health economics.

I came to understand that by studying economics, I could ... address equity issues.
Read More About Pratibha Gautam 

Connect with the College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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FAHSS News

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    Mentorship Program Inspires Women to Pursue Investment Management

    The Undergraduate Women’s Investment Network, a mentorship and internship program run by the Boston-based investment management firm Loomis, Sayles & Co., helps female UMass Lowell students interested in business, finance, accounting, mathematics or economics explore career paths and build connections. 
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  • A woman professor gestures with her hands while standing behind two smiling students in a classroom.

    An Ode to Distinguished University Professor Sandra Lim

    Award-winning poet Sandra Lim, an English professor in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, was named 2023 Distinguished University Professor, UMass Lowell’s most prestigious academic honor for a faculty member.
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