Our Schools and Colleges

Our nine schools and colleges collectively make up the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Each academic major and exploratory track belongs to one of these schools and colleges.

During orientation, many activities are geared toward your school or college. Be sure to find out your college ahead of time.

You may also want to visit the main Academics section for additional information.

Exploratory Track Program

The University of Massachusetts Amherst recognizes many of our incoming students would benefit from learning more about the many majors offered on campus that may be a good fit for their academic interests and aspirations. In Fall 2015, the University implemented an Exploratory Track Program that assists students with their consideration and ultimate declaration of a major based on their interest, eligibility, and academic proficiency.