Discover UMass Lowell

Decide Which Program Is Right for You

Use our explore pages to discover the different majors we offer, what types of research or hands-on learning you will be doing and what types of jobs you can get when you graduate.

Applying to a Major  
UMass Lowell admits incoming students directly into a major. Students are asked to identify a chosen major and second choice major on their application for admission. This policy has been in place, in part, so students have a home base – their major, their department and/or their college – as they make the transition to campus.

It is possible to change your selected major, by submitting the requested in writing to the Admissions Office. Students will be re-evaluated for any changes. Before you register at the June Smart Start orientation changes can be made by contacting the Admissions Office. Once you are registered changes must go through the Registrar’s Office.

Pre-Professional Programs
In addition to the available majors, UMass Lowell offers pre-professional advising for
dentistry, medicine, veterinary science , and law . Pre-professional advising helps students interested in these careers make the best choices of undergraduate courses. Additionally, the UMass Baccalaureate MD Pathway Program allows students the opportunity to be admitted to the UMass Medical School.

Course Requirements Within Majors
Go to the undergraduate catalog and search for your major.