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Advising & Student Resources

Current Students

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We're Here for You

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts is driven by 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. HFA students move on to a myriad of careers, shaping new realities in the world around them by applying the passion and skills they garner as students of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at UMass Amherst.

Financial Opportunities


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.

HFA Summer Internship Financial Support

Internships and the experience, connections, and skills students 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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HFA Opportunity Scholars Program

Designed for first semester students from underrepresented populations or first generation college students, HFA Opportunity Scholars is a program that promotes personal development, scholarship, leadership, community service, and connection to people, cultural centers, and resources on campus. Opportunity Scholars receive one-on-one mentoring, participate in field trips, enjoy events, explore potential careers, and hear from guest speakers and alumni. Students who successfully complete this class with a grade point average of 3.00 or better will receive a textbook stipend for the following semester.

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.

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Find your Balance

With 38 majors, 26 minors & 24 certificates—in Afro-American Studies to Theater to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies... and everything in between—the College of Humanities & Fine Arts allows you to tailor your classroom experience in order to gain valuable skills and explore what inspires you.

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