University of Massachusetts - Boston

Boston, MA

UMass-Boston says, "The objective of the UMass Boston General Education Program is to provide you with a strong foundation for success in future courses and in your career. There is not a set group of courses that you must take. Instead, the flexible approach to general education is built around building skills in critical analysis and logical thought, verbal and quantitative reasoning, human diversity, and principal approaches to knowledge in the areas of mathematics and natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, arts and humanities, and world languages and cultures." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:12,847
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:18%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$13,435 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$32,023 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because the requirement only applies to select degree programs, and students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    University of Massachusetts - Boston uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 05/27/2016


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