Academics

Interdisciplinary Programs

How Science and Mathematics Interconnect


The molecular sciences focus on how life functions or doesn't function, as we believe it should, at the molecular level.  You’ll enjoy an interdisciplinary approach and extensive collaboration from professors in:

• Biochemistry
• Chemistry
• Genetics
• Physics

The computational sciences focus on computer-based models and numerical analysis techniques to simulate, evaluate, and solve problems through the integration of large amounts of data. Read about alumnus, Richard Anderson of Symmetric Computing, who triple majored in the following subjects:

• Computer science
• Mathematics
• Physics

Environmental sciences represent the study of interaction among physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment. For example, environmentalists study and produce research on climate change, conservation, biodiversity, water quality, groundwater contamination, soil contamination, use of natural resources, and waste management. Courses include:

• Biology
• Molecular sciences
• Computational sciences

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Majors, Minors, and Programs at UMass Boston

You can choose from more than 190 majors, minors, and programs in our 11 colleges. Read More 

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Learn, Practice, Launch

Learn about entrepreneurship in the College of Management, practice in the Entrepreneurship Center, then launch your startup in the Venture Development Center. Read More 

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Honors College

Are you curious, ambitious, reflective, and independent-minded? UMass Boston's Honors College might be the perfect complement to your major. Read More