Degrees and Programs

Michelle Budig, Professor of Sociology and Vice Provost for Faculty Development at UMass

The UMass Amherst College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS for short) offers a combination of majors, minors, and certificates in it's various academic departments. e also have a number of accelerated masters programs, in which you can get your M.A. one year after graduation! If you're looking for a more traditional post-graduate experience, we have that too in our masters and PhD programs. SBS houses the following departments:

  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Journalism
  • Labor Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin, American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Regional Planning
  • Resource Economics
  • Social Thought and Political Economy
  • Sociology
  • Sustainable Community Development

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