Do you ever wonder what is going on behind the scenes of a major sporting event such as the Summer Olympic Games? Or do you know what the day-to-day tasks are of a general manager of a professional sports team? And what is driving conference realignment in collegiate sports?
Learn about design in a college environment. Discover what it might be like to pursue a profession in design fields such as architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and interior design.
Are you passionate about protecting our environment for future generations and exploring solutions to sustainability issues? Would you like to learn how to marshal the talents of others to create sustainable change? We invite you to spend two weeks at Commonwealth Honors College at UMass Amherst, the premier honors college in New England.
Explore the possibilities of a creative life in the visual arts. Working with instructors who are professional artists as well as educators, you’ll discover your own voice in making art in our new state-of-the-art Studio Arts Building, and learn about the challenges and rewards of a career in the studio arts.
Join Professor Ruthanne Paradise's research group and work on projects related to the environmental impact of arsenic compounds.
If you’re ready to take a break from CSI and Bones reruns and get real-world experience in crime-solving science, the Summer Academy in Forensic Chemistry is waiting for you.
As a Forensic Chemistry student, you’ll delve into current scientific techniques in the areas of forensic chemistry and biology. You’ll learn how to apply the scientific principles behind crime-solving techniques and gain an understanding of the education, training, and other requirements you’ll need in order to get your dream job in a forensics laboratory.
Closed. No longer accepting applications!
What is the role of artists in politics and vice versa? How do the world of politics and the world of art intersect and/or collide? What is political art anyway and who defines it? What is its relationship to past and current social movements?
Dramatic Writing Closed. No longer accepting applications!
What does the Classical Greek dramatist Aeschylus have in common the video game Super Mario Galaxy? Both tell a good story.
Summer College Experience
The UMass Amherst Summer College experience is built around three interconnected elements; the academic experience, the campus life experience and the community experience.
Students are registered for UMass courses and receive a UMass ID which allows access to the library, dining hall and their residence hall. UMass Summer College students also are assigned a university email account for the duration of their stay. Students receive a university transcript, which is a permanent record of their academic credit.