University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Amherst, MA

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst says, "The two complementary components of an undergraduate education are a student’s choice of major, providing depth in a field, and his or her General Education choices, providing breadth of experience. In today’s complex world, students need to complement the professional or vocational training provided through the courses taught in their majors with a wide range of intellectual and civic practices. To prepare for an exciting and challenging future, students need to become broadly educated and cognizant of the often rapidly-changing components of their world. Students need to gain a sense of our past achievements, present developments, and future possibilities." [Source]

  • Website:http://www.umass.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:23,373
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:67%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$14,971 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$32,204 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

    YES
  • 2. Literature

    NO

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    No credit given for Literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Literature or Arts" requirement.

  • 3. Foreign Language

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because intermediate-level language study is only required for select degree programs.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for US Government or History because a survey course in government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Historical Studies" requirement.

  • 5. Economics

    NO
  • 6. Mathematics

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because students may test out of the "Basic Mathematics" requirement through a university-administered examination, and the "Analytic Reasoning" requirement may be satisfied by a course with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science

    YES

Curriculum last evaluated: 05/25/2018

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