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 certain academic requirements and deadlines.

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
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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