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Student Equity, Access & Success

Undergraduate Studies

The Department of Undergraduate Studies oversees the general education program, including the Writing Proficiency Requirement. We are here to provide you with information and guidance about general education curriculum and assessment, academic policy concerns, and waivers of deadlines and certain academic requirements.

The UMass Boston faculty wants you to gain important knowledge, capabilities and attitudes through undergraduate coursework that gives you a foundation for lifelong learning. The general education program is structured to give you opportunities to:

  • engage in critical reading and analysis
  • understand and respect human diversity
  • explore the principal approaches to knowledge
  • learn in depth
  • develop effective speaking, listening and writing skills
  • reason logically and quantitatively
  • work independently and collaboratively

Meet the Staff

Tim Blackman, (He, Him, His) Director, Undergraduate Studies
(In-person appointment with Tim, Virtual appointment with Tim)

Betsabe Gomez, Associate Director, Undergraduate Studies/Writing Proficiency (In-person Monday through Thursday, remote on Friday.)

Rose Mooney, Coordinator (In-person Monday through Wednesday, and Friday; remote on Thursday.)

Steve Ward, Coordinator
(In-person Monday, and Wednesday through Friday; remote on Tuesday.)
(In-person appointment with Steve, Virtual appointment with Steve)

Renesha Jackson, (She, Her, Hers) Administrative Assistant for Undergraduate Studies/Writing Proficiency

Contact Information

Do you have questions or comments? Email Undergraduate Studies

Office Location

Campus Center, 1st Floor Suite 1300
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125-3393
Phone: 617.287.6330