The University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Amherst now provides free COVID-19 tests for local community members. Tests will be offered by appointment only at the Mullins Center. For more information, go to
UMass Amherst has announced its Spring 2021 operating plan, inviting additional students to return to campus to advance their studies. The plan prioritizes public health and safety, including expansion of the university’s successful COVID-19 testing program. For more information, go to


Current Students

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Support & Services

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts is only as excellent as the people who keep our classes engaging, our students goal-oriented, our offices running smoothly, and our research and creative activity on the forefront. Our work depends on a team of dedicated staff and experienced faculty, many of whom are internationally recognized in their fields.

We work to inspire our students and drive them toward success. In turn, they inspire us with their ability to explore established schools of thought and form new ideas. These students move on to a myriad of careers, shaping new realities in the world around them by applying the passion and skills they garner at UMass Amherst.

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Advising & Career Center

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts Advising and Career Center provides comprehensive academic support, internship assistance and career counseling. Our dedicated and trained advisors can help with degree planning, scheduling courses, General Education requirements, internship placement, and more.


A number of scholarships are available to currently enrolled undergraduate students who have declared a major in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.  Generally, the awards fall into two categories: those specifically designated to help students who will be studying abroad, and those seeking financial support for their academic pursuits on campus.

Internship Assistance Fund

Internships and the experience, connections, and skills they develop are vital components of effective career preparation.  When a substantive internship offers adequate pay, it is easier for students to take advantage of the opportunity.  When an internship doesn't offer financial support, we are pleased that the generosity of HFA alumni who recognize the importance of internships makes it possible for us to contribute monetarily to students whose primary major is in the college. 

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With 38 majors and 26 minors—from Afro-American Studies to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, and everything in between—the College of Humanities & Fine Arts is the creative and cultural heart of UMass Amherst.

Beyond the Classroom

Kick Start Your Career


The college of Humanities and Fine Arts Advising and Career Center can help you explore career options, find an internship and plan a strategic job search. Explore your interests, define a career goal and receive invaluable work experience through an internship offered either on or off campus.

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Students who participate in study abroad programs are two-times as likely to find a job within six months of graduation and receive 25 percent higher starting salaries.


Jan 20, 2021
Martín Espada, professor in the UMass Amherst Department of English and winner of the Poetry Foundation’s 2018 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, published a new collection of poetry on January 19, 2021. Titled Floaters (Norton), Espada’s book “offers exuberant odes and defiant elegies, songs of protest and songs of love from one of the essential voices in American poetry.”
Jan 19, 2021
The UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Advising and Career Center is hosting the Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative's Spring 2021 Arts and Humanities Virtual Internship Fair. The event will take place online via the Career Fair Plus app on Feb. 11, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.