University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Our Schools and Colleges

Our nine schools and colleges collectively make up the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Each academic major 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.Starting Fall 2015, the University is implementing an Exploratory Track Program for all students who have been accepted for admission to the University as an Undeclared major. The Exploratory Track program will assist students with their consideration and ultimate declaration of a major based on their interest, eligibility, and academic proficiency. Information on Exploratory Tracks for Fall 2015 including descriptions are available through this announcement.