SBS Advising Center

128 Thompson Hall
413.545.3460 (fax)

8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The Social and Behavioral Sciences Advising Center is a resource for all undergraduate students in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. This office addresses

  • Academic progress questions
  • Global Education requirements
  • General academic advising, such as course substitutions, late add/drop procedures, withdrawals, overload of credit, to name a few.

For your convenience, many forms are included on this website. However, the Advising Team is eager to help you navigate your way through the academic experience at UMass Amherst. Pay us a visit at 128 Thompson, give us a call at 413.577.1057, or send an email to a member of the Academic Advising Team, below.

Make an appointment today:

Your Academic Advising Team

For all academic questions and concerns other than major requirements, see:
Mark Lange
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education & Executive Director, SBS Advising Center
Tel: 413.577.1057

Carolyn Bassett
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Advising
Tel: 413.577.1057

For questions about Peer Advising or the Peer Advising Leadership Seminar, see:
Lea Rice
Director of Advising
Tel: 413.577.1063

For questions about preparing for or applying to law school​, see:
Diane Curtis, J.D.
Director of Pre-Law Advising
122 Thompson Hall
Tel: 413.577.0396

For questions about Global Education Education and advising, see:
Rhys Livingstone
Global Education Coordinator & Academic Advisor
128 Thompson Hall
Tel: 413.577.1057

For questions about Career Development, see
Rebecca Bell
Assistant Director of Career Planning 
Career Services, Goodell Building, Rm 511
Tel: 413.545.6268

For all other questions:
Tim Beaucage
126 Thompson Hall
Tel: 413.577.1057


Aimee Jo Pion
Administrative Assistant
128 Thompson Hall
Tel: 413.577.1057

Walk in between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., M-F while classes are in session, to meet with a Peer Advisor or Graduate Assistant.