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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
Summer SessionOffered
General Catalog/BulletinOnline Catalog

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors
  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, 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
  • 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
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • 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
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Russian Studies
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Women's Studies
 
Most Popular Disciplines 
Combined Liberal Arts/
Professional Degree Programs
None
Special ProgramsAccelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Cooperative education program, Internships
Study AbroadOffered
Online DegreesSome online degree programs

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
ComputerNot required
Foreign LanguageNot required
Math/ScienceRequired for all students

FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty1,295
Part-Time Faculty178
Full-Time Faculty with
Ph.D./Terminal Degree
95%
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab
Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 31% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 45% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International BaccalaureateAccepted
Advanced Placement (AP) ExaminationsAccepted for placement and credit
Sophomore StandingNot available

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries
Library Available on CampusYes
Holdings4,525,094
Computing
Computer OwnershipStudents not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus472
Internet/E-mail AccessNot reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial Instruction 
TutoringAvailable
Services for Learning
Disabled Students
Not reported
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 Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Music, Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Policy and Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Health, Master of Regional Planning, Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering Management, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
Master's Programs of Study
  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • African-American Studies
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • American Studies
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counselor Education
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Linguistics
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Microbiology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Research
  • Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Rhetoric
  • Scandinavian Languages
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Sustainable Development
  • Theater
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Water Resources
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Writing
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Audiology
Doctoral Programs of Study
  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • African-American Studies
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • American Studies
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counselor Education
  • Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • Genetics
  • Geosciences
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Research
  • Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Rhetoric
  • Scandinavian Languages
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Water Resources
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Writing
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Low 2.06 2.70 510 450 15
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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