Bristol Community College

Program Name

Business Administration Transfer
Communication Transfer
Computer Science Transfer
Criminal Justice Transfer
Deaf Studies Transfer
Elementary Education Transfer
Engineering Transfer
General Studies MassTransfer
Human Services
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Behavioral and Social Sciences Transfer
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Fine Arts Transfer
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Humanities Transfer
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Math and Science Transfer
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Psychology Transfer
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Sustainability Studies
Life Sciences - Biology
Life Sciences – Biotechnology & Forensic DNA
Life Sciences - Environmental Science Transfer
Life Sciences - Sustainable Agriculture
STEM Transfer Studies


Business Administration Transfer

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

You can complete the Business pathway as part of this program too.

Communication Transfer

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

You can complete the Communications pathway as part of this program too.

BA majors in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts are subject to the college's foreign language requirement. If you intend on pursuing a BA in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, we suggest incorporating study in one foreign language to get a head start on that requirement while you are at your community college.

Computer Science Transfer

Through this program, students can complete the Computer Science Pathway. Graduates of this associate degree may also be considered for most majors in the College of Natural Sciences.

Criminal Justice Transfer

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

Visit the website of your intended major at UMass Amherst for information about math courses you may want to take at your community college prior to transferring.

BA majors in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts are subject to the college's foreign language requirement. If you intend on pursuing a BA in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, we suggest incorporating study in one foreign language to get a head start on that requirement while you are at your community college.

Deaf Studies Transfer

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

Visit the website of your intended major at UMass Amherst for information about math courses you may want to take at your community college prior to transferring.

BA majors in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts are subject to the college's foreign language requirement. If you intend on pursuing a BA in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, we suggest incorporating study in one foreign language to get a head start on that requirement while you are at your community college.

Elementary Education Transfer

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

Education majors complete two academic programs as part of their bachelor's degree — one in education and another in a different major. However, the education program is selective and requires an on-campus application. Therefore, incoming students are not admitted directly into the College of Education. If you are interested in pursuing education, apply to the major that you want to complete alongside your education major. After you transfer, you will be able to apply to the College of Education as an on-campus applicant. We encourage you to go to the College of Education's website for more information.

Some bachelor's degrees will require higher levels of math than included in this program. Visit the website of your intended major at UMass Amherst for information about math courses you may want to take at your community college prior to transferring.

BA majors in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts are subject to the college's foreign language requirement. If you intend on pursuing a BA in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, we suggest incorporating study in one foreign language to get a head start on that requirement while you are at your community college.

Engineering Transfer

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

We recommend using your elective courses to prepare for your intended major at UMass Amherst; visit the department website to learn about major requirements.

General Studies MassTransfer

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

You can complete the ​ ChemistryEconomics, History, Political Science, Biology, and Psychology pathways as part of this program too.

We recommend using your elective courses to prepare for your intended major at UMass Amherst; go to the department website to learn about major requirements, or contact your UMass transfer counselor.

Visit the website of your intended major at UMass Amherst for information about math courses you may want to take at your community college prior to transferring.

The psychology (BA) and BA majors in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts are subject to the college’s foreign language requirement. If you intend on pursuing a BA in psychology or in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, we suggest incorporating study in one foreign language to get a head start on that requirement while you are at your community college.

Human Services

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

Visit the website of your intended major at UMass Amherst for information about math courses you may want to take at your community college prior to transferring.

The psychology (BA) and BA majors in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts are subject to the college’s foreign language requirement. If you intend on pursuing a BA in psychology or in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, we suggest incorporating study in one foreign language to get a head start on that requirement while you are at your community college.

Liberal Arts & Sciences

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

You can complete the Liberal Arts pathway as part of this program too.

We recommend using your elective courses to prepare for your intended major at UMass Amherst; go to the department website to learn about major requirements.

Visit the website of your intended major at UMass Amherst for information about math courses you may want to take at your community college prior to transferring.

BA majors in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts are subject to the college's foreign language requirement. If you intend on pursuing a BA in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, we suggest incorporating study in one foreign language to get a head start on that requirement while you are at your community college.

Liberal Arts & Sciences – Behavioral and Social Sciences Transfer

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

You can complete the EconomicsHistoryPolitical SciencePsychology and Sociology pathways as part of this program too.

We recommend using your elective courses to prepare for your intended major at UMass Amherst; visit the department website to learn about major requirements.

The psychology (BA) and BA majors in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts are subject to the college’s foreign language requirement. If you intend on pursuing a BA in psychology or in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, we suggest incorporating study in one foreign language to get a head start on that requirement while you are at your community college.

Liberal Arts & Sciences – Fine Arts Transfer

Through this program, students can complete the Visual Arts pathway. Graduates of this associate degree may also be considered for most majors in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts or the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences.

BA majors in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts are subject to the college's foreign language requirement. If you intend on pursuing a BA in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, we suggest incorporating study in one foreign language to get a head start on that requirement while you are at your community college.

Liberal Arts & Sciences – Humanities Transfer

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

You can complete the English pathway as part of this program too.

We recommend using your elective courses to prepare for your intended major at UMass Amherst; visit the department website to learn about major requirements.

BA majors in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts are subject to the college's foreign language requirement. If you intend on pursuing a BA in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, we suggest incorporating study in one foreign language to get a head start on that requirement while you are at your community college.

Liberal Arts & Sciences – Math and Science Transfer

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

You can complete the BiologyChemistry, and Earth Science pathways as part of this program too.

We recommend using your elective courses to prepare for your intended major at UMass Amherst; go to the department website to learn about major requirements.

Visit the website of your intended major at UMass Amherst for information about math courses you may want to take at your community college prior to transferring.

BA majors in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts are subject to the college's foreign language requirement. If you intend on pursuing a BA in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, we suggest incorporating study in one foreign language to get a head start on that requirement while you are at your community college.

Liberal Arts & Sciences – Psychology Transfer

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

BA majors in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts are subject to the college's foreign language requirement. If you intend on pursuing a BA in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, we suggest incorporating study in one foreign language to get a head start on that requirement while you are at your community college.

We recommend using your elective courses to prepare for your intended major at UMass Amherst; go to the department website to learn about major requirements, or contact your UMass transfer counselor.

Liberal Arts & Sciences - Sustainability Studies

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

We recommend using your elective courses to prepare for your intended major at UMass Amherst; go to the department website to learn about major requirements or contact your UMass Amherst transfer counselor.

Students who enrolled in the program prior to fall 2020 may also be considered for other majors in the College of Natural Sciences.

Many STEM majors at UMass Amherst require Calculus or Pre-Calculus as part of the major requirements. Visit the website of your intended major for information about math courses you may want to take at your community college prior to transferring

Life Sciences - Biology

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

You can complete the Biology pathway as part of this program too.

Post-introductory biology courses do not apply to biology major requirements.

Many STEM majors at UMass Amherst require Calculus or Pre-Calculus as part of the major requirements. Visit the website of your intended major for information about math courses you may want to take at your community college prior to transferring.

If you want to pursue a nutrition major, you are encouraged to have completed at least two semesters of general chemistry equivalent to Chem 111 and 112, and one semester of biology equivalent to Bio 151, and be prepared to take Organic Chemistry. While not required, the following courses are also helpful to have completed for the nutrition major: Organic Chemistry I and II, Anatomy & Physiology, a microbiology course with a lab, a business class, Introductory Psychology, and Statistics.

If you want to major in kinesiology, you should be prepared to start or finish Applied Calculus I and II before entering UMass. Completion of the following courses prior to transferring is recommended: Calculus I, General Chemistry for Science Majors, Introductory Physics, and two semesters of Anatomy and Physiology with labs.

Life Sciences - Biotechnology & Forensic DNA

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

Completion of CHM 113/114 is recommended. 

If you are interested in pursuing a STEM degree, we encourage you to contact your UMass Amherst transfer counselor to make sure you’re in the appropriate associate degree for your intended major. 

We recommend using your elective courses to prepare for your intended major at UMass Amherst; go to the department website to learn about major requirements or contact your UMass Amherst transfer counselor.

BA majors in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts are subject to the college's foreign language requirement. If you intend on pursuing a BA in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, we suggest incorporating study in one foreign language to get a head start on that requirement while you are at your community college.

Life Sciences - Environmental Science Transfer

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

You can also complete the Environmental Science and Earth Science pathways as part of this program.

We recommend using your elective courses to prepare for your intended major at UMass Amherst; go to the department website to learn about major requirements.

Many STEM majors at UMass Amherst require Calculus or Pre-Calculus as part of the major requirements. Visit the website of your intended major for information about math courses you may want to take at your community college prior to transferring.

Life Sciences - Sustainable Agriculture

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

We recommend using your elective courses to prepare for your intended major at UMass Amherst; go to the department website to learn about major requirements.

Many STEM majors at UMass Amherst require Calculus or Pre-Calculus as part of the major requirements. Visit the website of your intended major for information about math courses you may want to take at your community college prior to transferring.

STEM Transfer Studies

This associate degree is linked to the following program(s) at UMass Amherst:

Post-introductory biology courses do not apply to biology major requirements.

Many STEM majors at UMass Amherst require Calculus or Pre-Calculus as part of the major requirements. Visit the website of your intended major for information about math courses you may want to take at your community college prior to transferring.

If you want to pursue a nutrition major, you are encouraged to have completed at least two semesters of general chemistry equivalent to Chem 111 and 112, and one semester of biology equivalent to Bio 151, and be prepared to take Organic Chemistry. While not required, the following courses are also helpful to have completed for the nutrition major: Organic Chemistry I and II, Anatomy & Physiology, a microbiology course with a lab, a business class, Introductory Psychology, and Statistics.

If you want to major in kinesiology, you should be prepared to start or finish Applied Calculus I and II before entering UMass. Completion of the following courses prior to transferring is recommended: Calculus I, General Chemistry for Science Majors, Introductory Physics, and two semesters of Anatomy and Physiology with labs.