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Pathways Center

The SBS Pathways Center is here to guide you to success throughout your time at UMass and beyond. Our advisors and programs are crafted to help you explore your academic interests, create a curriculum that works for you, articulate and achieve your goals, become an engaged member of your community, and prepare for life after graduation.

The SBS Pathways Center is home to Exploratory Track Advising, major exploration for all SBS students, SBS Global Education Requirement advising, Academic Deans’ actions/support, Career and Professional Development, and Pre-Law advising. In their work with students, all staff in the Pathways Center consider how to best develop a unique and holistic college experience, ultimately assisting in the development of key competencies for college and beyond. In addition to the advising students receive from the professional staff in the Pathways Center, Peer Advising Interns are SBS students who can provide useful insight into the Pathways framework, which includes academic planning, experiential opportunities, and career and professional development.

SBS Peer Advising Interns
Exploratory Track Advising
Academic Deans
Career and Professional Development
Pre-Law Advising

SBS Peer Advising Interns talk about some of their favorite classes


It is almost course selection time for the Fall! We asked some of our Peer Advising Interns in the Pathways Center to talk about a few of the classes they have taken during their time at UMass that they would …

By SBS Peer Advising Interns
SBS Peer Advising Interns
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Apply now to be a 2021-22 SBS Pathways Center Peer Advising Intern

Peer advising advertisement

The SBS Pathways Center is seeking Peer Advising Interns for the 2021/22 academic year!
Priority deadline is March 21st. See full position description, and apply here:

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Carol Sharick
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Featured Resources

So you’ve secured an internship, and you’d like to get credit for your work!  Before you can request that credit, …

Contact & Location

(413) 577-1057

128 Thompson Hall
200 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003

SBS Pathways Center Hours

M 8:30am - 5pm
T 8:30am - 5pm
W 8:30am - 5pm
TH 8:30am - 5pm
F 8:30am - 5pm