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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Interdisciplinary Exploratory Track (ET-INT)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst recognizes that many incoming students would benefit from learning more about the many majors offered on campus that may be a good fit for their academic interests and ambitions.

The Interdisciplinary Exploratory Track (ET-INT) is intended for incoming first-year students who either want to design their own major or would like some support on identifying the best existing major for their interests. The Exploratory Track is designed for students whose interests are uniquely interdisciplinary and whose academic pursuits cannot be accommodated by existing majors that fall within a single school or college.

As an Interdisciplinary Exploratory Track student, you will learn about the Bachelor’s Degree in Individual Concentration (BDIC), but also about other options for taking full advantage of existing majors, minors, and certificates. You will be introduced to knowledge and skills that will serve you well in college, careers, and life.

Exploratory Track students will work closely with an Academic Advisor who will assist with course selection and major exploration. Students will be encouraged to explore areas of interest across all schools and departments at UMass. If students find that their interests are unique and require an interdisciplinary approach, their advisor will help them transition to the Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration major (BDIC). Through the BDIC program, students will design their own majors. Or, if students realize that their interests can be accommodated through a major that falls within a school or college on campus, their advisor will help them transition into another college at UMass.

To learn more about the Interdisciplinary Exploratory Track contact the advising team at @email.