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Sciences, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #1053 (BCR) Lowell, MA, United States
University of Massachusetts Lowell College of Sciences fosters critical and creative thinking for a technical world. The world-class facilities for learning and research are enhanced by a faculty committed to making every effort to put your success first.
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Benefits of the Science pre-bachelor at University of Massachusetts Lowell:

  • UMass Lowell student from day one
  • No SAT or ACT required for admission
  • Receive academic credits toward your UML undergraduate degree
  • Small class sizes and additional student support provided

Employment and Career Options

  • Scientist
  • Research Associate
  • Chemist
  • Meteorologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Physicist
  • Business Consultant

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      • Two to three semesters
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Navigating the Undergraduate GSSP 
  • College Writing  
  • Calculus 
  • Chemistry I or Biology I plus Lab 
  • Introduction to Sociology 
  • Social Science Elective 
  • Supplemental Instruction 
  • General Psychology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Direct entry: 3.0 GPA

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admissions documents

  • Completed Online Application (No Fee)
  • Academic Transcripts and Certificate of Completion. 
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL, or Pearson – can be submitted electronically)
  • Original Bank Statement/Financial Documents (no older than 6 months), if the bank statements are not in student’s name, please provide a letter of support

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33358 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    33360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33358 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Lowell

  • 1130 - 2350 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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