The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Academics

Graduation Checklist

  1. General University Requirements

    1. 120 units to graduate
    2. 2.0 Overall GPA
    3. 45 units in residency

  2. University Gen-Ed Requirements

     ( https://www.umass.edu/registrar/sites/default/files/Geneds_1187.pdf )

    1. College Writing Requirement (CW)
    2. Basic Math Requirement (R1)
    3. Analytical Reasoning Requirement (R2)
    4. Biological Science Requirement (BS)
    5. Physical Science Requirement (PS)
    6. Literature/Art Requirement (AL/AT)
    7. Historical Studies Requirement (HS)
    8. Social/Behavioral Sciences Requirement (SB)
    9. One Social World course (AL, AT, HS, SB, I, SI)
    10. One Diversity DU Course
    11. One Diversity DG course
    12. Integrative Experience (Phil 500)

  3. College Requirements

    1. Foreign Language (https://www.umass.edu/hfa/foreign-language-requirement)

  4. Department Requirements

    1. At least 10 courses in Philosophy
      1. No more than 3 of those 10 at the 100 level
    2. One course of the 10 must be Junior Year Writing, Phil 400, per the GenEd Council
    3. One course of the 10 must be Integrative Experience, Phil 500, per the GenEd Council
    4. The remaining 8 courses must meet the following departmental Area Requirements:
      1. 1 course in Logic
      2. 1 course in Value Theory
      3. 1 course in History of Ancient or Medieval Philosophy
      4. 1 course in History of Modern Philosophy
      5. 2 courses in Metaphysics and Epistemology