STPEC Recommended Course Lists

We will consider counting courses which do not appear on the STPEC Recommended Course List on a case-by-case basis. We strongly suggest you apply for special approval of a non-listed course before you take it!

Please submit a syllabus to our Academic Advisor for review. Please keep in mind: these courses are for Upper Level requirements and must count for at least 3 credits. 100 level classes will be automatically denied. Courses may come from any University/College in the world.


Please choose desired semester from list below

Course List Spring 2018

Course List Fall 2017

Course List Spring 2017

Course List Fall 2016

Course List Spring 2016

Course List Fall 2015

Course List Spring 2015

Course List Fall 2014

Course List Spring 2014

Course List Fall 2013

Course List Spring 2013

Course List Fall 2012

Course List Spring 2012

Course List Fall 2011

Course List Spring 2011

Course List Fall 2010

Course List Spring 2010


If SPIRE will not let you register for a course on the STPEC course list because it is restricted to majors in a particular department, you may wish to e-mail the instructor to ask him/her if he/she is willing to override SPIRE to allow you to enroll.

If a course is listed under more than one category you may choose which category you wish the course to fulfill. No course may be used to satisfy more than one STPEC requirement.

Please crosscheck time periods on SPIRE or the Five College site before registering for a class!

These courses are recommended to fulfill the STPEC requirements. Other courses at UMass Amherst and the Five College may also be acceptable. If you would like to take a course not on this list, please consult the STPEC Academic Advisor before you take it.

Also, note that some of these courses have prerequisites. It is up to you to make sure you are qualified for the courses you select.

Five College abbreviations:

AC= Amherst College
HC= Hampshire College
MHC = Mount Holyoke
SC= Smith College