To accommodate students' broad interests and diverse backgrounds, course requirements are flexible.


We will consider counting courses which do not appear on the STPEC Recommended Course List on a case by case basis. We strongly suggest you apply for special approval of a non-listed course BEFORE you take it! For more information on this process click here.

Please choose desired semester from list below


Course List Spring 2015

Course List Fall 2014

Course List Spring 2014

Course List Fall 2013

Course List Spring 2013

Course List Fall 2012

Course List Spring 2012

Course List Fall 2011

Course List Spring 2011

Course List Fall 2010

Course List Summer 2010

Course List Spring 2010

Course List Fall 2009

Course List Spring 2009

Course List Archive


If SPIRE will not let you register for a course on the STPEC course list because it is restricted to majors in a particular department, you may wish to e-mail the instructor to ask him/her if he/she is willing to override SPIRE to allow you to enroll.

If a course is listed under more than one category you may choose which category you wish the course to fulfill. No course may be used to satisfy more than one STPEC requirement.

Please crosscheck time periods on SPIRE or the Five College site before registering for a class!

These courses are recommended to fulfill the STPEC requirements. Other courses at UMass Amherst and the Five College may also be acceptable. If you would like to take a course not on this list, please consult the STPEC Academic Advisor before you take it. Also, note that some of these courses have prerequisites. It is up to you to make sure you are qualified for the courses you select. Five College abbreviations: UM=UMass; AC= Amherst College ; HC= Hampshire College ; MHC = Mount Holyoke ; SC= Smith College . You must receive a grade of C or better in a course in order for it to count towards your graduation requirements for STPEC.