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.

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. SBS is currently arranging phone and Zoom appointments for admitted students in SBS majors or the SBS Exploratory Track only.

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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.

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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.

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DACSS Students Hired as Research Analysts at the UMass Donahue Institute

Ian Dinnie and Kazmeria (Kassie) Breest, master’s students in the Data Analytics and Computational Social Science (DACSS) program at UMass Amherst, are applying the knowledge and skills they are developing in the DACSS program by working as research analysts in …

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Featured Resources

Research Opportunities

UREP is designed to partner advanced undergraduate political science and legal studies majors with faculty for hands-on, one-on-one research experiences.

The Department of Economics has instituted a program of undergraduate research assistantships in which current students majoring in economics work …