North Shore Community College

Program Name

Biotechnology
Business Administration Transfer
Communication and Media Studies​
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science Transfer
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education Transfer Program
Engineering Science Transfer
Environmental Studies
Health Science
Interdisciplinary Studies
Liberal Arts
Pre-Engineering
STEM Foundation
STEM Foundation – Construction & Building Science Pathway


Biotechnology

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

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 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 and Media Studies

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

This program is also referred to as the Liberal  Transfer – Communications and Media Studies.

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 at the university, we suggest incorporating study in one foreign language to get a head start on that requirement while you are at your community college.

Computer Information Systems

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

This program does not prepare students for the computer science major at UMass Amherst. If you are interested in computer science, please see the Computer Science Transfer program at North Shore.

Computer Science Transfer

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

You can complete the Computer Science pathway as part of this program.

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

Criminal Justice

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 at the university, we suggest incorporating study in one foreign language to get a head start on that requirement while you are at your community college.

Early Childhood Development

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.

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.

Elementary Education Transfer Program

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

You can complete the English and Communications Pathways as part of this program too.

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.

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.

Engineering Science Transfer

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

We recommend using your engineering electives to prepare for your intended major at UMass Amherst. Visit the department website to learn about major requirements or contact your UMass Amherst transfer counselor.

Environmental 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.

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.

Health Science

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 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 Amherst transfer counselor.

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.

Liberal Arts

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, or contact your UMass Amherst 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.

Pre-Engineering

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

If you are interested in engineering, please see the Engineering Science Transfer program at North Shore.

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.

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 Foundation

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

You can also complete the Chemistry and Biology 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 or contact your UMass Amherst transfer counselor.

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.

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 at the university, we suggest incorporating study in one foreign language to get a head start on that requirement while you are at your community college.

STEM Foundation — Construction & Building Science Pathway

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

Completion of MAT 149 Finite Math prior to transferring is recommended for students interested in the Building & Construction Technology major at UMass Amherst.

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:

Interdisciplinary Studies

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