University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003
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Career Preparation
B+
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Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

1914 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
192
135
 
 
Accounting and Related Services, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Applied Economics
 
 
 
8
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
95
412
1
16
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
 
148
2
 
5
Economics, General
 
290
12
 
8
Finance, General
 
254
 
 
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
 
 
0
 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
 
 
 
0
 
Labor and Industrial Relations
 
 
20
 
 
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
 
155
 
 
 
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
 
 
 
16
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
145
 
 
 
Organizational Leadership
 
 
 
0
 
Political Economy
 
 
 
0
 
Real Estate
 
 
 
0
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1895 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African Studies
 
 
 
2
 
African-American/Black Studies
 
7
4
1
4
American Indian/Native American Studies
 
 
 
6
 
Anthropology
 
38
2
 
7
Buddhist Studies
 
 
 
0
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
5
4
 
 
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
12
6
 
 
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
 
 
 
0
 
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
 
 
7
 
2
Comparative Literature
 
7
2
 
3
Demography and Population Studies
 
 
 
8
 
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
 
 
9
 
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
 
 
 
5
 
Gay/Lesbian Studies
 
 
 
0
 
Historic Preservation and Conservation
 
 
 
2
 
History, General
 
90
4
 
7
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
 
0
 
1
 
International Relations and Affairs
 
 
 
60
 
Jewish/Judaic Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Language Interpretation and Translation
 
 
 
4
 
Latin American Studies
 
 
 
6
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
 
118
 
 
 
Linguistics
 
28
1
0
3
Logic
 
 
 
0
 
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
 
 
 
2
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
 
 
 
17
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
333
 
 
 
Multicultural Education
 
 
 
1
 
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
 
1
 
0
 
Philosophy
 
16
2
 
4
Political Economy
 
 
 
0
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
180
6
 
6
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
0
 
Psychology, General
 
521
8
 
5
Public Policy Analysis, General
 
 
27
9
 
Religion/Religious Studies
 
 
 
2
 
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods
 
 
 
3
 
Russian Studies
 
0
 
0
 
School Psychology
 
 
 
 
4
Social Sciences, General
 
 
 
10
 
Social Sciences, Other
 
16
 
 
 
Social Work
 
 
 
84
 
Sociology
 
123
8
 
11
Sustainability Studies
 
 
15
3
 
Women's Studies
 
12
 
1
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1323 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Astronomy
 
19
1
 
3
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
 
324
4
 
 
Biological and Physical Sciences
 
13
 
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
308
 
 
 
Biostatistics
 
 
6
 
2
Biotechnology
 
 
 
17
 
Botany/Plant Biology
 
 
0
 
6
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
 
 
2
 
7
Chemistry, General
 
23
6
 
22
Environmental Health
 
 
3
 
0
Epidemiology
 
 
11
 
1
Evolutionary Biology
 
 
1
 
7
Financial Mathematics
 
 
0
 
 
Genome Sciences/Genomics
 
 
 
0
 
Geography
 
8
4
 
 
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
21
9
 
2
Informatics
 
0
 
 
 
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
 
 
53
 
 
Marine Sciences
 
 
0
13
1
Mathematics and Computer Science
 
1
 
8
 
Mathematics, General
 
234
10
 
7
Microbiology, General
 
63
20
 
6
Natural Sciences
 
 
 
15
 
Neuroscience
 
 
8
 
3
Physics, General
 
38
3
 
10

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1196 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
 
85
7
 
 
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
 
0
0
 
0
Biotechnology
 
 
 
17
 
Chemical Engineering
 
95
2
 
7
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
 
 
10
 
0
Civil Engineering, General
 
86
30
 
14
Computer Engineering, General
 
52
 
0
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
36
80
 
12
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
 
11
 
 
Environmental Design/Architecture
 
24
2
 
 
Environmental Science
 
77
 
 
 
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
 
 
3
 
 
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
 
 
13
 
Industrial Engineering
 
25
13
 
2
Landscape Architecture
 
15
12
 
 
Materials Science
 
 
 
8
 
Materials Sciences, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
190
16
 
9
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
 
93
17
 
6
Polymer/Plastics Engineering
 
 
57
 
69
Transportation/Mobility Management
 
 
 
1
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1032 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics, General
 
 
10
 
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
15
8
 
 
Art Teacher Education
 
 
1
 
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
5
4
 
 
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
 
68
24
 
0
Creative Writing
 
 
44
 
 
Education, General
 
15
165
 
36
English Language and Literature, General
 
134
5
 
8
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
 
 
0
 
Exercise Physiology
 
180
5
 
9
French Language and Literature
 
6
4
 
 
General Studies
 
0
 
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
4
4
 
2
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
 
34
 
Italian Language and Literature
 
3
3
 
 
Japanese Language and Literature
 
9
5
 
 
Music Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
 
Portuguese Language and Literature
 
4
 
 
 
Public/Applied History
 
 
 
4
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
 
5
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
37
0
 
2
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
149
21
0
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

900 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, General
 
 
 
0
 
Audiology/Audiologist
 
 
 
 
14
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
 
 
 
0
 
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
 
 
 
24
 
Health Services Administration
 
 
10
0
1
Nursing Education
 
 
 
6
 
Nursing Practice
 
 
 
 
32
Nursing Science
 
 
 
 
12
Nutrition Sciences
 
76
7
 
2
Pre-Veterinary Studies
 
57
 
 
 
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
0
 
Public Health, General
 
278
100
30
0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
183
17
 
 
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
10
41
 
 
 

498 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
 
 
1
 
Computer Science
 
270
206
 
21

438 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication, General
 
305
0
 
6
Journalism
 
104
 
5
 
Mass Communication/Media Studies
 
 
 
18
 

207 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance, General
 
8
 
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
32
4
 
 
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
 
 
 
35
 
Fine and Studio Arts Management
 
 
 
7
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
35
7
 
 
Music Pedagogy
 
 
 
1
 
Music Performance, General
 
34
 
 
 
Music, General
 
9
20
 
4
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
 
 
 
0
 
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
 
 
 
6
 
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
 
 
 
5
 

181 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
 
27
 
11
 
Animal Sciences, General
 
21
1
 
0
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other
7
 
 
 
 
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
4
 
 
 
 
Crop Production
2
 
 
 
 
Equestrian/Equine Studies
7
 
 
 
 
Food Science
 
23
12
 
11
Horticultural Science
 
12
 
 
 
International Agriculture
 
 
 
0
 
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
9
 
 
 
 
Plant Sciences, General
 
15
5
 
2
Turf and Turfgrass Management
4
8
 
 
 

169 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Casino Management
 
 
 
2
 
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
 
161
 
 
 
Meeting and Event Planning
 
 
 
6
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
 
 
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
 
 
 
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, General
 
 
 
 
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
 
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
Casino Management
 
 
 
 
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
 
 
 
Computer Engineering, General
 
 
 
 
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
 
 
 
 
Crop Production
 
 
 
 
Education, General
 
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
 
 
 
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
 
 
 
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
 
 
 
 
Finance, General
 
 
 
 
Fine and Studio Arts Management
 
 
 
 
Health Services Administration
 
 
 
 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
 
 
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
 
 
 
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
 
 
 
Journalism
 
 
 
 
Language Interpretation and Translation
 
 
 
 
Linguistics
 
 
 
 
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
 
 
 
 
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
 
 
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
 
 
 
Meeting and Event Planning
 
 
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
 
 
 
Nursing Education
 
 
 
 
Nursing Practice
 
 
 
 
Nutrition Sciences
 
 
 
 
Political Economy
 
 
 
 
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
 
Public Health, General
 
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
 
 
Social Work
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (University of Massachusetts Center for Counseling and Psychological Health)
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health (PHBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

B+ Great
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

3.6666666666667 Based on 18 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Public Health, Class of 2015

    Career fairs, career center, and courses learning about the field in which you major.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    EE, Class of 1970

    irrelevant - too long ago

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bs nursing, Class of 1977

    Completely prepared me as a nurse

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Pre Veterinary Sciences, Class of 2012

    classes applicable for applying to veterinary school. research opportunities

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    computer science, Class of 2001

    it had a fair supply of things; my memory is rather vague given how long ago it was. It has some alumni job meetings; it had some job search things.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Electrical and Computer Engineering, Class of 1990

    I don't remember. I only remember on campus job fairs that were not that helpful back then (before the internet)

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Journalism/Music, Class of 1981

    So long since graduation. Not sure of current opportunities. I was able to do a summer internship.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Political Science, Class of 1990

    Many choices for majors. Research opportunities abound.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA in Communications, Class of 1990

    Social media sites, networking resources via emails, social events

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Economics, Class of 1979

    The Economics department engages alumni to provide mentoring and networking services to current students.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    M.Ed., BA, Class of 2007

    Depends on the major, but there was a career center when I went there, smaller scale now, however.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2003

    Some, only capitalized on the mentoring program when I was looking for a job (after graduation).

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Computer Science, Class of 2015

    They provide career services, none of which I used.

    4 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.1666666666667 Based on 18 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Public Health, Class of 2015

    It is a large school so it is almost impossible to label the students/culture. Overall though the students are fairly liberal.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS, Class of 1977

    Large school with fairly liberal culture

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Pre Veterinary Sciences, Class of 2012

    Large party population but you can find quieter, more studious people as well.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    computer science, Class of 2001

    it was a solid and representative mix of the state and elsewhere iirc. It had quite a variety of subcultures, with different housing areas having certain well-defined trends.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Electrical and Computer Engineering, Class of 1990

    it was a large state school, and more than half of students were in-state. multi-cultural.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Political Science, Class of 1990

    Large student body with diverse backgrounds.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Special Ed, Class of 1985

    It has changed over the years

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Economics, Class of 1979

    The students I met were mostly smart and motivated, and often the first in their family to attend college. They also knew how to have fun and express their political beliefs.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2003

    Organic, progressive. It was up to the student's dedication to get as much out of his/her education as possible

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English, Class of 1997

    Large state school. Huge mix of students

    5 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

3.8333333333333 Based on 18 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Public Health, Class of 2015

    The facilities for sciences and laboratories are absolutely beautiful. The dining halls are incredible and have wonderful food and a multitude of options. The classrooms and facilities available to majors outside of the sciences and school of management need a lot of work and are overlooked.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    EE, Class of 1970

    computer and engineering labs are excellent - everything else, so-so

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS, Class of 1977

    Dorms were old (since renovated after I graduated). Other facilities were fine.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bs nursing, Class of 1977

    It was a long time ago Library was amazing w study carrosels

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Pre Veterinary Sciences, Class of 2012

    Normal. New buildings were under construction when I graduated.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    computer science, Class of 2001

    They all had reasonable quality and worked fine. They were plentifully available and open enough. The food seemed a bit weak in quality at times, and the hours for dining were a bit limited, also weekend food tended to be somewhat weaker.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Electrical and Computer Engineering, Class of 1990

    this is officially a stupid survey.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Journalism/Music, Class of 1981

    Not sure of current facilities.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Political Science, Class of 1990

    I was just there recently for a tour and was quite impressed with all the changes in the last 30 years.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Special Ed, Class of 1985

    I was off campus grad student

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Economics, Class of 1979

    When I was there (the 1970s) the University was suffering from budget cuts so the facilities were not as nice as they are today. The dining halls in particular were not very imaginative in their food preparation.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    M.Ed., BA, Class of 2007

    Fairly nice, some became dated, but recent renovation of Student Center is very nice I hear.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2003

    Dorms are mediocre- you only need it to sleep. Dining Halls have a great variety of options and accommodated dietary choices. Classrooms dependent upon the colleges within the university funding Computer labs were adequate

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    physics, Class of 1984

    ? did use most of them

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English, Class of 1997

    It was the 90s. But good for the time

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Computer Science, Class of 2015

    Top notch dining and facilities

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4.2777777777778 Based on 18 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Public Health, Class of 2015

    UMass has hundreds of clubs that are started by students including a Quidditch team. The clubs and groups that are available would include any and all students.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS, Class of 1977

    Large sports programs including intramural sports.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Pre Veterinary Sciences, Class of 2012

    Hockey/football games. Within my major, preveterinary club and the livestock classic group.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    computer science, Class of 2001

    I don't know, I didn't really look for unique or popular activities; There were a lot of clubs of many kinds, so finding a matching one would be easy. they had a very nice gaming club, and an anime club, both of which I enjoyed. Neither were hugely popular, and both are common in many colleges.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Political Science, Class of 1990

    Sports, newspaper and intramural activities.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA in Communications, Class of 1990

    Too many to list...something for everyone and all interests

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Economics, Class of 1979

    I would call out student government and intramural sports as highlights.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    M.Ed., BA, Class of 2007

    Theater, Fine Arts Center concerts, Mullins Center concerts.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2003

    Too many to detail; it was great

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Computer Science, Class of 2015

    TED talks, lots of intramural activities

    5 Rated January 2016
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