Holyoke Community College

Program Name

American Studies
Behavioral Neuroscience Transfer Option
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration MassTransfer
Chemistry
Communications
Communication, Media, and Theater Arts Integrated Studies (CMTA)
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Critical Social Thought Option
Deaf Studies
Early Childhood Education Transfer
Electronic Media
Elementary Education
Engineering Option
Engineering Science Option
English
Environmental Science Transfer
Forensic Science Option
Foundations of Health Transfer
Gender and Women's Studies
Geoscience Transfer Option
Graphics
Health, Fitness, and Nutrition
Hospitality Management Transfer
Human Services
Latinx Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics MassTransfer
Music
Natural Resources Studies Transfer
Nutrition and Food Transfer
Photography
Physics MassTransfer
Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental
Pre-Veterinary Science
Programming
Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Sport Management
Sustainability Studies
Sustainable Agriculture
Theater Arts
Veterinary Technician Option
Visual Arts


Behavioral Neuroscience Transfer Option

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

The psychology 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.

Biology

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

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

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.

Biotechnology

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.

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.

Business Administration MassTransfer

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

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

Chemistry

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

You can also complete the Chemistry pathway as part of this program.

If you are interested in chemistry, you are encouraged to complete Calculus II, Calculus III, Physics I, Physics II, and General Biology I 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.

Communications

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

You can also complete the Communication pathway as part of this program.

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.

Communication, Media, and Theater Arts Integrated Studies (CMTA)

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

You can also complete the Communication pathway as part of this program.

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

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

If you are interested in computer science, you are encouraged to complete Discrete Math and Linear Algebra prior to transferring.​

Creative Writing

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.

Criminal Justice

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.

Critical Social Thought Option

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.

Deaf Studies

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

Early Childhood 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.

Electronic Media

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.

Elementary Education

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 Option

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

This is the preferred program for students interested in pursuing a major in the College of Engineering 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.

Engineering Science Option

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

This program does not prepare students for engineering at UMass Amherst. If you are interested in an engineering major, please see the Engineering Option program at Holyoke 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 Amherst transfer counselor.

English

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

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

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.

Environmental Science 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; 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.

Forensic Science Option

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

Students are encouraged to complete the Forensic Chemistry Track or Forensic Biology Track as those courses are more transferable.

Foundations of Health 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.

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.

Geoscience Transfer Option

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

Graphics

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.

Health, Fitness, and Nutrition

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.

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.

Hospitality Management Transfer

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

Human Services

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.

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.

Latinx 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.

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 and Sciences

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

You can also complete the following mapped 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.

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.

Mathematics MassTransfer

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

You can also complete the Mathematics pathway as part of this program.

Music

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.

Natural Resources Studies 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; 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.

Nutrition and Food 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; 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.

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.

Physics MassTransfer

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

If you are interested in physics, you are encouraged to complete Linear Algebra and Differential Equations prior to transferring.

Programming

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

If you are interested in computer science, you are encouraged to complete Discrete Math and Linear Algebra prior to transferring.

Psychology

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

You can also complete the Psychology pathway as part of this program.

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.

Secondary Education

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.

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.

Sociology

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

You can also complete the Sociology pathway as part of this program.

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.

Sport Management

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

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.

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.

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.

Theater Arts

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.

Veterinary Technician Option

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

 A GPA of 2.5 or higher and grades of C or better in all VET classes are required to be considered for admission to the major. 

Completion of MTH 108 and BIO 107 or CHM 121 at HCC prior to transferring is required to in order to be able to finish the Vet Tech BS degree in 2-2.5 years (full-time study) at UMass. 

Grades of 73 (C) or higher are required for classes to count towards the Vet Tech major at UMass.

Visual Arts

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

You can also complete the Visual Arts mapped pathway as part of this program.

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.

Although the following associate degree programs are no longer active at this community college, students who have completed them may still be eligible for MassTransfer benefits:

American Studies

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

Computer Science

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

Photography

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

Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental

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

Pre-Veterinary Science

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