The University of Massachusetts Amherst

SBS Connect RAP Course Information Fall 2019

First-Year Seminar - SBS Pathways to College Success  (SOCBEHAV 191SBS)    

Read what instructors Dean Jackie Brousseau-Pereira and Dean Kelly Gray, have to say about the seminar: 

Welcome to your first semester at UMass. If you’ve been wondering, “How can I be successful at UMass? What kinds of opportunities might there be for me? How do I figure out where to go when I need to get something done?” then this class is for you!

There are many pathways to success in college and we encourage students to map out their own way to get there. This class will help incoming students define their individual goals and connect them to the resources needed to achieve them. It will also help students understand the vital nature of the fields within social and behavioral sciences and how SBS majors, and a range of other options at UMass, can open many doors.

As members of this RAP students will:

  • Participate in activities and exercises to explore UMass resources and opportunities
  • Connect with fellow students and the instructor as you become a contributing member of the community, both at UMass and beyond
  • Start planning your individual academic goals and pathways toward achieving them
  • Explore the different majors in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and start thinking like a social scientist
  • Identify and connect with resources and opportunities around campus, the 5-college consortium, and the Pioneer Valley 
  • Develop the academic and self-care skills you need to be successful in college

Location Fall 2019

Students can choose to live in Moore Hall or Pierpont Hall in the Southwest residential area.

SBS Connect RAP