SBS Exploratory Track

Welcome to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Exploratory Track program (SBS ET). This program allows students the opportunity to explore academic majors, while engaging in the SBS Pathways framework. SBS Pathways encourages students to think holistically about their college experience by combining academic, experiential, and career opportunities into one cohesive learning experience. In SBS, although every student creates their own unique path, no student travels alone. On your journey, you will work with faculty, academic advisors, career and professional development staff, and peer advising interns to navigate your transition to college.

Summer New Student Orientation and Transitions To-Do List:

5 Steps to prep for your Summer Course Registration Meeting

  1. Sign up for a RAP (if interested)
  2. Completing all your placement exam
  3. Click here to explore ALL the majors UMass has to offer: 2021/2022 Guide to Undergraduate Programs (umass.edu)
  4. Watch these videos to hear from some students about their ET journey
  5. Watch these videos to:
    • learn more about “tips and tricks” to help better use Spire
    • Practice putting 1-2 classes (of interest) in shopping cart *shopping carts do not enroll you or hold your seat, they are however a necessary step before enrolling. We will review your shopping cart at your appointment

 

Considering an Incomplete (INC)?

SBS Academic Dean Brousseau-Pereira has this guide to help you think through the decision.

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising
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Jump start your personal career journey…….. and get credit!

This class is unique because it is all about YOU. Everything you do in this class will benefit YOU in the present and the future.  You will learn about yourself and how to articulate YOUR STORIES and experiences to others.

By Karen Miller
Karen Miller Lecturer
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How to Schedule Exam Appointments in the Exam Proctoring Center

From Disability Services:

After your accommodation notifications are sent to your instructors, you are responsible to speak with each instructor to determine if you will take exams directly with them, or in the EPC. If you together determine the EPC, …

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising
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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 2021 was just shy of 60%, though knowledge rate varies among departments.

  • First Destination
  • Top Employers
  • Starting Salary
  • Job Titles
  • Employment Locations
  • Top Universities
  • Degree Types
  • Fields of Study

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.

SBS Peer Advising Interns

SBS Pathways Center Peer Advising Interns are SBS students who can provide useful insight into how to plan your SBS Pathways, which include planning for your academic, experiential, and career and professional development opportunities. Our Peer Advisors come from all different places and backgrounds, have various SBS majors, and are sophomores, juniors and seniors. Read their bios below!

Peer Advising drop-in hours are M-W 10-4, and Th/F 10-2 in The SBS Pathways Center in 128 Thompson. You can also submit a question to the peers via the button below.