Northern Essex Community College

Program Name

Art
Biology
Biology Option
Business Management
Business Transfer
Chemistry, Physics, & Environmental Science
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Engineering Science
Fine Arts Option
Journalism/Communication
Liberal Arts
Middle/High School Teaching Option
Movement Science
Music
Philosophy
Physical Science
Psychology
Writing


Art

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

The formal name of this program at NECC is General Studies: Art and Design. 

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.
 

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.

Biology Option

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.

This program is part of Liberal Arts at NECC; its formal name is Liberal Arts: Biology Option.

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

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 Management

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.

If you are interested in business, please see the Business Transfer program at Northern Essex.

Business 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.

Chemistry, Physics, & Environmental Science

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

The following AS Chemistry, Physics, & Environmental Science concentrations are approved: Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Physics. 

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

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 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 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.

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

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.

Engineering Science

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.

Fine Arts Option

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.

The formal name of this program at NECC is General Studies: Fine Arts Option. 

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.

Journalism/Communication

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

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

The formal name of this program at NECC is Liberal Arts: Journalism/Communication.

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

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.

Middle/High School Teaching Option

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.

Music

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

The formal name of this program at NECC is General Studies: Music.

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.

Philosophy

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

The formal name of this program at NECC is Liberal Arts: Philosophy.

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.

Physical Science

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

The formal name of this program at NECC is Liberal Arts: Physical Science.

Psychology

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

You can also complete the following mapped pathway as part of this program:

The formal name of this program at NECC is Liberal Arts: Psychology.

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.

Writing

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

The formal name of this program at NECC is Liberal Arts: Writing.

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.

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:

Movement Science

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

The formal name of this program at NECC is General Studies: Movement Science.