Please note: The Add/Drop period has been extended to two weeks.  The new Add/Drop deadline is Feb. 7th.

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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Undergraduate Major in Public Policy to Launch in Fall

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 …

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Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising Adrian Grace
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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 Adrian Grace
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UMASS AMHERST AWARDED $100,000 CUMMINGS FOUNDATION GRANT TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FIRST-GENERATION, UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of 140 nonprofits to receive grants through the Cummings Foundation $25 million Grant Program. UMass was chosen from among 590 applicants and will receive $100,000 over three years.

To read more, …

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising Adrian Grace
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Featured Resources

This part of the SBS Pathways website connects international students with important resources.

This part of the SBS Pathways website connects student veterans with important resources.

This page connects First Generation students with important resources.

The SBS Pathways website has a page devoted to financial supports.

SBS strives to foster a college culture and climate that is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.

We’ve dedicated part of our website to research resources. Link here.

 

Research Opportunities

We’ve dedicated part of our website to research resources. Link here.