Academics

Four-Year Plans

The College of Science and Mathematics is dedicated to the success and graduation of all of its students.  In an effort to allow students to map out their major requirements and graduation requirements, the Student Success Center has created four year graduations plans for nearly every CSM major.  The Four-Year Plans were designed in consultation with CSM departments and reflect the suggested progression of courses to maximize each major's offerings.  These plans will help students understand which courses are necessary pre-requisites for the higher level courses in the major, and which courses complement each other well.

Please note that these are suggested plans, not required.  They provide a framework for understanding degree requirements and do not guarantee graduation.  Every student is an individual, and the Student Success Center is happy to work with every student to craft a specific plan based on his or her situation.

Additional Notes:

  •     All students must take a minimum of 120 credits. Thirty credits must be taken at UMass Boston.  Also, some departments require that a minimum number of courses in the major be taken at UMass Boston.
  •     A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, calculated only from UMass Boston courses, is required by the university.   A minimum GPA of 2.0 in the major is required by the department.
  •     Students are strongly advised to select general education courses which fulfill multiple requirements.

For more information, refer to the Undergraduate Programs Catalog.

We have developed two sets of four-year plans, one for students who are currently in (or who have completed) the Freshman Success Community program, and one for students who are not involved with the Freshman Success Communities. See the table below to choose the correct plan for you.

For FSC Students For All Other CSM Students
BS in Biochemistry BS in Biochemistry
BS in Biology (start with Math 115) BS in Biology
BS in Biology (start with Math 130) BS in Chemistry
BS in Chemistry BS in Computer Engineering
BS in Computer Engineering BS in Computer Science
BS in Electrical Engineering BS in Electrical Engineering
BS in Computer Science BA in Environmental Science
BS in Environmental Science BS in Environmental Science
BA in Environmental Science BS in Information Technology
*Pre-Med FSC students choose the plan for their major. BA in Mathematics
  BS in Mathematics
  BS in Physics
  BS in Engineering Physics
  Program of Study in Premedical Studies

Students who wish to take the two-year introductory sequence for Civil or Mechanical Engineering, please click here.

For any further questions, please contact the Student Success Center or your major department.