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University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Contact us:

History Dept., Herter Hall Room 612
University of Massachusetts
161 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9312

Tel. 413.545.1330
Fax. 413.545.6137


Undergraduate Advising and Planning


The department's flexible undergraduate curriculum offers students the chance to design a course of study that fits their interests and goals. It also places responsibility on students to choose their course of study wisely. Advising is a significant part of the program: students must see their advisor during preregistration, and they are encouraged to talk with their advisor, the Chief Advisor, and the Undergraduate Program Assistant whenever they need advice or assistance.


Your History Advisors

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Professor Alice Nash, - Advising drop-in hours: Tuesdays 11-12, Wednesdays 2-4, and Thursdays 12-2.

Honors Coordinator: Prof. Jennifer Fronc,
Internships and Career Advisor: Mark Roblee,

Law and History Advisor: Prof. Jennifer Nye in Herter 609,
Undergraduate Program Assistant: Suzanne Bell, Herter 613,

Undergraduate Peer Mentors: Carl Forgo, Dan Cabral, Michael Nicholson, Hailey Cherepon

Please plan to see your faculty advisor in history at least once a semester. If you are unsure of who your advisor is, please contact Alice Nash or Suzanne Bell.

Other Advising Resources

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts maintains a list of advising resources at UMass (including links to career advice, disability services, the Everywoman's Center, etc.).

The Ombuds Office can help you mediate disputes and negotiate the University's bureaucracy. If you think you have been treated unfairly or that a University policy doesn't make sense, contact the ombudsperson for advice.

What can you do with a history degree?
Why study History?
Declaring your History Major
Applying to Graduate School
Pre-Law Advising