Environmental Science Major B.S.

UMASS Lowell


The B.S. in Environmental Science program is highly interdisciplinary. You will take courses offering a comprehensive understanding about the earth, the environment and human impacts, as well as a firm base in science and mathematics.

The B.S. in Environmental Science offers two degree options, which lead to a wide range of career opportunities.

Environmental Science Option — Gain an understanding of human impacts on the environment and major environmental challenges, including climate change, pollution and sustainability. You will graduate prepared for careers that require knowledge in management and protection of the environment, pollution control and remediation of contaminated sites, environmental law and regulations, natural resources and environmental economics.

Geoscience Option — Gain an understanding of earth systems processes that involve the solid earth and hydrosphere, including the impact of sea-level change, geologic hazards, ground and surface water availability and quality, mineral resources, geochemistry and paleoclimatology. This broad and in-depth understanding of natural systems will lead to careers focused on environmental remediation and regulation, mineral resources required for modern technology and the transition to sustainable energy sources, water resources and employment opportunities with private and government entities that require a broad understanding of natural processes.


  • Institution Name: UMASS Lowell
  • Department: Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  • Address: 265 Riverside St., Lowell, MA 01854
  • Website: https://www.uml.edu/


  • Name: Lori Weeden
  • Title: Teaching Professor, EEAS Associate Chair of Undergraduate Programs
  • Email: Lori_Weeden@uml.edu
  • Phone: 978-934-3344