Academics Overview

With over 90 major subject areas leading to bachelor's degrees, 76 master’s and 52 doctoral programs, UMass Amherst offers a vast array of educational opportunities for full and part-time students, both on and off-campus. Interdisciplinary majors, online learning, the Five College Interchange and internships and international study add to the opportunities.



Schools and Colleges

We have 10 schools and colleges where you where you can explore academic disciplines from architecture and food science to journalism and public health.


Undergraduate Programs

Looking for a particular major? View our list of majors, minors and certificate programs or learn how you can design your own major.



Graduate Programs

If you're interested in graduate education, consider one of our 74 master’s and 47 doctoral programs.


Advising

Current students who have not declared a major, as well as those who have, can find information about where to go for academic assistance.



Summer and Winter Sessions

Catch up, get ahead, get Gen Ed credits, or explore new interests during UMass Amherst Summer and Winter Sessions.


Continuing & Professional Education

We have convenient and flexible online and campus-based opportunities to meet your personal and professional academic goals.