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

Welcome to your future. Welcome to SBS.

Engaged faculty. Exciting experiences outside of the classroom. Dedicated advising. Clear pathways to your future career.

We can’t wait for you to join us. 

 

Prospective 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 thirteen 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.

We know prospective students and their families want to learn about academic programs, experiential learning opportunities, pathways to a career, and more. Our SBS Pathways approach to student success offers a helpful framework to guide student development and to structure our student supports. Please take time to get to know our SBS Pathways: Academics, Experiential, Career.

Explore this website, get to know us, and reach out if you have 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. The SBS Pathways Center is great place to start; please reach out with any questions by using this form.

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 …

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising Adrian Grace
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Ready Set Apply, URep UMass Students: UMass Admissions

UMass offers admissions application support through the Ready Set Apply, URep UMass program. The next session is January 11th at 6pm. Learn more here.

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising Adrian Grace
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Virtual Drop-In Hours for Prospective Students

Considering a major in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) but you have questions?

We’re hosting Virtual Drop-In Hours for Prospective Students via Zoom on the following Wednesdays: November 10th, November 17th, December 1st, and December 8th. Join …

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising Adrian Grace
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Student Profiles

Andrew Abramson’22

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns, Student Profiles

Suepriya Adhikari’22

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns, Student Profiles

Jennie Chang’23

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns, Student Profiles

Sabrina Chhorn’23

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns, Student Profiles

Mary Hamilton’22

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns, Student Profiles

Nia Hyppolite’23

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns, Student Profiles

Kaego Ndiweka’22

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns, Student Profiles

Caroline Roscoe’23

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns, Student Profiles

Dan Salatiello’23

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns, Student Profiles

Charlotte Salmon’22

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns, Student Profiles

Tamar Stollman’22

SBS Pathways Peer Advising Interns, Student Profiles

Explore Outcomes

The SBS Office of Career & Professional Development annually surveys graduating seniors in order to provide a snapshot of their post-graduation plans.  The survey begins just prior to graduation, and continues until six months after graduation.  Our data collection process is guided by the industry standard put forth by the National Association of Colleges & Employers, and includes information collected by the SBS Office of Career & Professional Development, the Office of Institutional Research at UMass Amherst, and by various academic departments, as well as from information that is made publicly available by students.  The SBS undergraduate outcomes knowledge rate for 2020 was 60%, though knowledge rate varies among departments.

The SBS Office of Career & Professional Development annually surveys graduating seniors in order to provide a snapshot of their post-graduation plans.  The survey begins just prior to graduation, and continues until six months after graduation.  Our data collection process is guided by the industry standard put forth by the National Association of Colleges & Employers, and includes information collected by the SBS Office of Career & Professional Development, the Office of Institutional Research at UMass Amherst, and by various academic departments, as well as from information that is made publicly available by students.  The SBS undergraduate outcomes knowledge rate for 2020 was 60%, though knowledge rate varies among departments.

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First Destination

SBS graduates pursue a range of plans after graduation, including employment, continuing education, and volunteering/service, among others.  This graph depicts what recent SBS graduates tell us they are doing within six months after graduation.

Featured Resources

The central academic support unit for undergraduate students.

We work with undergrad, grad, staff, post-doc, and faculty writers at any stage of the writing process: brainstorming and outlining, …

We’ve created a special, “Apply for Scholarships and Awards” page in our SBS Pathways website where we house helpful information …

Research Opportunities

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

 

SBS Pathways Center Hours

M 8:30am - 5pm
T 8:30am - 5pm
W 8:30am - 5pm
TH 10:00am - 5pm
F 8:30am - 5pm