Admitted Students

At the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at UMass Amherst, you’ll study human behavior through the lens of the social sciences, and you’ll gain deep knowledge about individuals, societies and cultures to help solve the most pressing issues of the day. The college houses eleven majors, fifteen departments, and an Exploratory Track to help focus your interests. Whatever major you choose, you’ll become a critical thinker, challenging the status quo to impact future generations.

Imagine this: Discussions with your classmates and professors; unconventional classes that spark your mind; and opportunities to encounter real-world issues and develop and propose cutting-edge solutions. This is what it means to study here.


Still doing research?

Take a look at some details of our programs and reach out with questions. We’re here to help you as you navigate your educational experience, as you plan for your future, and as you build your place within it.

For more information about SBS majors or the Exploratory Track, please complete this form:

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URep UMass

We take our commitment to building an inclusive community seriously. It matters to us because YOU matter and YOU represent UMass Amherst. You belong here. For this reason, we host a number of URep UMass events throughout the year to …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Undergraduate Major in Public Policy to Launch in Fall 2022

The UMass Amherst School of Public Policy will launch a new undergraduate major in the fall of 2022.

The bachelor’s in public policy is a liberal arts degree based in the social sciences that will provide students a multidisciplinary lens …

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising
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Welcome to the fall 2021 semester at SBS!

Watch the video below for a welcome message from your new dean, R. Karl Rethemeyer.

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising
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