The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Undergraduate Program

Nursing Major

Become a Nursing Major at the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts

Elaine Marieb College of Nursing students experience the benefits and resources of a large, prestigious research university along with the college’s small classes, sense of community, caring faculty and staff, and state-of-the-art classrooms and labs. The Nursing faculty includes renowned professors whose widely published research puts them at the forefront of their fields and enriches the quality of their teaching. 

As an undergraduate Nursing major at UMass Amherst, you will:

  • Benefit from the expertise of our distinguished, caring faculty
  • Collaborate with fellow students in team learning environments
  • Become proficient in current technology in our state-of-the-art simulation lab
  • Gain valuable clinical experience in area healthcare facilities and community agencies under the guidance of faculty advisors

For more information about the Nursing Major, contact UMass Amherst Undergraduate Admissions or Liz Theroux, Program Assistant. 

Note about curriculum: 
Our Nursing Major curriculum prepares students for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Our curriculum meets the requirements for Massachusetts licensure. In addition, graduates of our undergraduate nursing program have been licensed in the following states within the last three years, which indicates that our curriculum is compliant with these states’ regulations:  AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MO, NC, NH, NJ,  NY, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI. The state of Maryland requires that we report on our compliance annually. 
We are undergoing a thorough review of all states’ licensure requirements and will confirm compliance with all states as soon as possible.  Access to your state’s licensing agency is available on the Directory of Nursing Licensing Agencies.
 For further assistance, prospective and current students from states other than Massachusetts can contact Undergraduate Academic Advisor Reggie Lamothe,