Exploratory Track Public Health and Health Sciences

UMass students

The University of Massachusetts Amherst recognizes many of our incoming students would benefit from learning more about the many majors offered on campus that may be a good fit for their academic interests and aspirations. The exploratory track will assist students with their consideration and ultimate declaration of a major based on their interest, eligibility, and academic proficiency.

Exploratory track public health and health sciences students have the opportunity to learn about the fields of communication disorders, nutrition, kinesiology, and public health while being supported with specialized advising as they explore majors and coursework of interest.

In the fall, students will also be able to participate in a first-year seminar of 19 students or less, which supports their transition to college in a supportive environment. This class will expose them to issues in the public health and health sciences fields, orient them toward resources across campus, and help them learn strategies for success at UMass Amherst.

The SPHHS Exploratory Track program supports students as they research potential majors by completing interest surveys, exploring potential careers, and engaging in introductory courses. Students will work with their Exploratory Track advisor to declare their major within three semesters to ensure a seamless transition and timely degree completion.