The departments within the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences offer programs leading to Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Liberal Arts degrees, coinciding with your specific major.

Please refer to the UMass Lowell Online Undergraduate Course Catalog for requirements specific to each degree. Please see below for more information on the College's full list of majors and minors.

Undergraduate Majors

  • General Option
  • Thematic Option
Art: B.F.A.
  • Animation & Interactive Media Concentration 
  • Studio Art Concentration
  • General Option
  • Crime & Mental Health Option
  • Homeland Security Option
  • Police Option
Economics: B.A.
Education: B.A.
  • Elementary and Moderate Disabilities Concentration
English: B.A.
  • Creative Writing Concentration
  • Journalism & Professional Writing Concentration
  • Literature Concentration
  • Theatre Arts Concentration
History: B.A.

  • General Option
  • Communications & Critical Thinking Option
  • Philosophy & Religious Studies Option
  • General Concentration
  • Behavior Analysis Concentration
  • Developmental Disabilities Concentration
  • Community Social Psychology Concentration
  • Clinical Psychology Concentration
  • Health Psychology Concentration    
Sociology: B.A.
  • General Concentration
  • Policy & Social Problems Concentration    
  • French Option
  • French/Spanish Option
  • Italian/Spanish Option
  • Spanish Option
1Interdisciplinary majors

Undergraduate Minors

2Interdisciplinary minors

Student Profiles

Ron Pannell chats with a woman at the bookstore
Ron Pannell '19
Human Services Management

In the Master of Public Administration program, Ron Pannell is learning skills he can apply to his job in the Office of Student Engagement at Middlesex Community College – and later, in a housing agency.

The M.P.A. aligns with what I’ve already done in the field of education and provides flexibility if, later, I want to work in another area.
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UMass Lowell student David Levenson shakes hands with another student on stairs leading to a campus building.
David Levenson '25

David Levenson’s Mock Trial team experience led to a real legal internship.

The opportunities I’m getting through Mock Trial are so exciting.
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Franchesca Arias takes a selfie in Spain during her study abroad program with a group of students and Assoc. Teaching Prof. Thomas Piñeros-Shields
Franchesca Arias '20
Sociology & Spanish

Honors student Franchesca Arias is passionate about studying abroad after completing a summer program in Valencia, Spain.

Study abroad is one of those life-changing experiences. When you’re immersed in the culture, you realize you have the ability to learn every single aspect of that culture and what they’re going through socially and politically.
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Lilian Whitehead in the files storage area at the Center for Lowell History.
Lilian Whitehead '27
Biology (sociology minor)

A work-study job with the Center for Lowell History is preparing Lilian Whitehead for a future museum career.

It’s a great experience for the direction I want to go in for my career.
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Emily Crespo sits at a table with a Jumpstart poster.
Emily Crespo '21
English & Music Composition

Emily Crespo came to UML for its affordability – and for the River Hawk Scholars Academy, now a supportive community for first-year, first-generation college students.

I learned not only that you can help others, but that they can help you on your journey, too.
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