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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.

Student Spotlight

Brian Turner

With a double major in architecture and political science (and a minor in art history), Brian Turner '18 explains how two seemingly different areas of academics actually intertwine in more ways than you’d think. He discusses traveling to many American cities in his childhood and the sense of community he feels in his hometown, Memphis, Tenn., both of which contribute to his love of architecture.

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.


Aug 29, 2019
The Western Massachusetts Writing Project at UMass Amherst (WMWP) is one of 15 organizations being honored by the Library of Congress for their implementation of best practices in literacy promotion. WMWP is among the organizations working to expand literacy and promote reading in the United States and worldwide that will be awarded the 2019 Library of Congress Literacy Awards at the National Book Festival gala, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today.
Aug 23, 2019
The first book by Marianna Ritchey, assistant professor of music history, has just been published by the University of Chicago Press.


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