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University of Massachusetts Amherst Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

Amherst, MA

Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Communication, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Studies
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Informatics
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Russian Studies
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,461
Part-Time Faculty
326
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
76%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 47% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,906,904
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
539
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Music, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Engineering Management, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Public Policy, Master of Regional Planning, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Public Policy and Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • American Studies
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Forestry
  • Genetics
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • History
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Rhetoric
  • Scandinavian Languages
  • Theater
  • Water Resources
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Audiology

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • American Studies
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Computer Science
  • Developmental Biology
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Forestry
  • Genetics
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • History
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Rhetoric
  • Scandinavian Languages
  • Water Resources
  • Writing

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