University of Massachusetts Lowell requires a minimum of 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. University of Massachusetts Lowell accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, University of Massachusetts Lowell has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 69% of students who start college at University of Massachusetts Lowell finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
University of Massachusetts Lowell offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: University of Massachusetts Lowell may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
University of Massachusetts Lowell has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with University of Massachusetts Lowell directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, University of Massachusetts Lowell students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
University of Massachusetts Lowell does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Massachusetts Lowell offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ University of Massachusetts Lowell does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ University of Massachusetts Lowell has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ University of Massachusetts Lowell offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ University of Massachusetts Lowell offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at University of Massachusetts Lowell.
❌ University of Massachusetts Lowell studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While University of Massachusetts Lowell does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
The main library on campus is the O'Leary Library and Learning Commons and there are 2 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
University of Massachusetts Lowell offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering
•3-2 dual degree program in business administration
•Education, Art, Criminal Justice, English, History, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Physics, Environmental Sciences, Computer Sciences, etc. See website for full listing: https://www.uml.edu/Academics/Graduate-programs/bachelors-to-masters.aspx
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does University of Massachusetts Lowell have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
University of Massachusetts Lowell has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at University of Massachusetts Lowell include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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