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• Arts & Sciences • Business • Engineering • Nursing & Health Sciences • Visual & Performing Arts • Honors


Academic programs All programs test optional for fall 2021


average class size

6,405 Undergraduates


Graduate students

Campus points of interest Academic Buildings A-Charlton College of Business  & Charlton Learning Pavilion  B-Dion   C-Liberal Arts  D-Science and Engineering  E-Textile  F-Visual and Performing Arts G-Claire T. Carney Library   





H-The Grove I-Library Café (Starbucks)  J-Dunkin’ Donuts  More @ umassd.edu/dining    First-year Residence Halls   K-Balsam  L-Spruce   

Campus Life M-Health Services  N-MacLean Campus Center    O-Tripp Athletic Center   P-University Police  Q-Foster Administration   R-Walking trails



employed or in graduate school


clubs and organizations

39 33 states

3,600 Students live on campus

countries represented


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We're motivated by

You dream of a successful career and a life that has meaning. You want more for yourself and for others. At UMass Dartmouth, you’ll join ambitious creative thinkers whose drive and determination create unrelenting momentum.

Our outstanding faculty will challenge and encourage you. They will prepare you to thrive in a world that changes at a revolutionary pace. Your UMassD education is designed to develop a dynamic skill set and global mindset so that you think critically, communicate effectively, and learn to solve problems creatively.

394 full-time faculty


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Personalized education You will achieve that “lightbulb moment” when it all makes sense–it may be in the classroom, in the lab, or during a team project. Our alumni credit our faculty for making that moment happen–and it changed their lives. A UMassD education is about you, your potential, and your success.

Flexible skill set Put your knowledge to work. UMassD offers you internship opportunities in virtually every field. Service-learning courses enable you and your classmates to assist local organizations with your skills. Undergraduate research opportunities abound–during the academic year and in the summer. You will graduate with a portfolio of professional skills and practical experiences.

Diverse opportunities Inventing your future can take you in many directions, across campus and around the globe. The Honors College offers innovative courses and activities for students who excel in academics, research, and service. Study abroad for a semester, a year, or during a school break. Develop your leadership skills through hands-on experiences and service learning.


student : faculty ratio


# of study abroad locations


earn a BA or BS & UMass Law degree in 6 years



College of


Pursuing a major in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) broadens your knowledge base, refines your ability to analyze information and develop creative solutions, and prepares you to effectively communicate your ideas. It is a recipe for success.

A UMass Dartmouth liberal arts education prepares you for careers yet to be imagined, using technology not yet invented, to solve problems yet to be defined.

Invent your future CAS offers numerous opportunities to gain practical experience and build your résumé. Hundreds of internship experiences are available through the UMassD Career Center, and the staff there work closely with students to prepare them to pursue these openings. Internships often lead to job offers after graduation. UMassD professors offer undergraduate research positions that enable students to publish their work in academic journals, present at professional conferences, and enroll at the finest graduate schools in the country.

Career placements

Aetna, Inc.

Graduate school placements

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Brown University

Bristol-Meyers Squibb

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Harvard Medical School MIT

Internship locations

Massachusetts State House National Marine Life Center UnitedHealth U.S. State Department Washington Center

Texas A&M Tufts University UMass Dartmouth University of Colorado University of Michigan University of Rhode Island Yale University


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Akamai Technologies Department of Homeland Security Fairhaven High School Federal Bureau of Investigation Pfizer Salesforce Siemens

I left UMass Dartmouth a wellrounded student, and secured a job even before graduation. I conducted my own research with UMassD’s professors. They helped me secure internships at UMass Medical and Brown University. Now, working at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, I use the same equipment I used in my UMassD classrooms.” Deborah Dele-Oni ‘18 - Biology Research Associate, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

37 2,500 Areas of study

Arts & Sciences undergraduates



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Business Businesses of all sizes and in all fields need college graduates who possess both insightful knowledge and hands-on experience. The Charlton College of Business prepares you to be that professional. Our rigorous curriculum and comprehensive internship program enable you to contribute your talents in any business sector, nonprofit organization, or government agency upon graduation. At the DECA 2018 International Career Development Conference in Washington, DC, Charlton students placed first overall and in the Top 10 in Online Marketing Strategy as well as in the Top 10 in Business Ethics.

Invent your future At Charlton, our goal is to help you land a great internship and, ultimately, a great job. Career preparation begins in your first year as you complete assignments designed to build your career portfolio. Throughout your college experience, you’ll participate in workshops, networking events, and individual coaching sessions. Through cuttingedge academics and real-world experiences, you’ll build skills and contribute to the broader community.

Graduate degrees Charlton offers an MBA with concentrations in areas including Business Analytics and Organizational Leadership, as well as MS degrees in Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Management, and Technology Management. With our accelerated graduate degree program, you can earn 9 graduate credits towards your bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Internship locations Aetna, Inc. BayCoast Bank Dell EMC New York Life Pawtucket Red Sox PricewaterhouseCoopers NASA Langley Research Center


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Graduate school placements

Career placements

Bentley University


Northeastern University UMass Amherst UMass Dartmouth University of Rhode Island

Amazon Google KPMG Microsoft Procter & Gamble

Charlton is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a distinction given only to the nation’s most prestigious business colleges. Less than 5% of the 16,000+ schools worldwide granting business degrees have earned AACSB Accreditation.

UMassD has given me the tools and resources to grow and strengthen my knowledge of accounting. I was chosen out of 530 applicants into a highly competitive internship program with financial advisors.� Chase Reardon ’20 - Finance

Commonwealth Financial Network intern


Areas of study


Businessrelated student organizations

1,500 Business undergraduates



My UMassD education gave me the opportunity to learn, understand, and test myself. Working on team projects at UMassD, especially my senior design project, is a tremendous help in my current position. At work, I am a member of a team tasked with building a high school – knowing how to work in a group is key.” Rijkaard Thomas ‘18 - Civil Engineering Project Engineer, Gilbane Building Company


Areas of study


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Current research funding

Engineering undergraduates

College of

engineering In your first year, a specially designed course immerses you in multidisciplinary engineering activities that have you working in teams and gaining hands-on experience. In your senior year, a capstone project will enable you to demonstrate your engineering knowledge and skills with a team of your peers and professionals facing real-life challenges.

Your engineering courses will be dynamic and practical. You’ll participate in team activities, projects, and assignments. You’ll conduct experiments, collect data, and analyze information as you learn engineering from the ground up with professors who are on the cutting edge of research.

Invent your future UMass Dartmouth engineering students are actively recruited for internships with leading companies throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. If you prefer research, our faculty engage undergraduate and graduate students in their ground-breaking projects, which are funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research.

Graduate degrees The College offers seven master’s and three PhD programs. Six accelerated BS/MS programs provide motivated students with the option of completing both degrees in five years.

Internship locations CDM Smith Electric Boat Fermi National Accelerator Lab Harvard Center for Astrophysics Mass DOT MathWorks Naval Undersea Warfare ​ Center

Graduate school placements Brown University California Institute of Technology Cornell University MIT Princeton University Purdue University Stanford University UMass Medical School

Career placements Amazon Apple CDM Smith Hasbro Lockheed Martin Corporation Merck & Co. Pratt & Whitney Raytheon

Undergraduate programs in Bioengineering, Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc.The undergraduate Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc.



College of

health scie

Our faculty are nurse scientists and experienced clinical practitioners who work closely with undergraduates in and out of the classroom. You may be involved in a research project, attend and present at professional conferences, and contribute to scholarly publications.

The College of Nursing & Health Sciences offers the university’s two professional health science degrees—Nursing and Medical Laboratory Science. Students in both majors will begin taking health science courses during their first year. Our rigorous curriculum and diverse clinical and mentorship experiences provide you with the knowledge, skills, and critical-thinking abilities essential for success in your health care career.

Invent your future UMass Dartmouth has close relationships with clinical sites around the region, the state, and beyond. Outside of your classes and clinical work, the Student Nurses Association, the Student Association for Medical Laboratory Science, and the Global Health Collaborative can help you build skills, make professional connections, and contribute to the broader community.

Graduate degrees MS in Nursing (online) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) PhD in Nursing

Graduate school placements Boston College Georgetown University George Washington University New York College of Podiatric Medicine Northeastern University Pennsylvania State University UMass Dartmouth University of Pennsylvania Yale University

Clinical sites Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center Boston Children’s Hospital Brigham & Women’s Hospital Massachusetts General Hospital Newton-Wellesley Hospital Rhode Island Hospital St. Luke’s Hospital Tufts Medical Center UMass Memorial Medical Center

Career placements

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Children’s Hospital Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dana Farber Cancer Institute Dartmouth-Hitchcock Imugen Johns Hopkins Hospital Johnson & Johnson Massachusetts General Hospital Rhode Island Hospital Southcoast Healthcare System

The Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.


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www.ccneaccreditation.org The bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at UMass Dartmouth are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


The nursing program gave me the resources I needed to pass the NCLEX on my first try. I knew I was well prepared based on the education and experiences I had. The student exchange program in Portugal helped me develop skills in culturally competent care. These skills have benefited me as a nurse in the community.� Veronica Fernandes ‘18 - Nursing

Registered Nurse, Charlton Memorial Hospital


Nursing & Health Sciences undergrads


NCLEX pass rate for 2019 graduates


Job placement rate for 2019 Medical Laboratory Science graduates



As a CVPA student, you’ll benefit from a university education that broadens your options for success in the arts. Our students earn a BFA or a BA degree, and are recruited locally, regionally, and nationally for their technical knowledge, preparedness, and imaginative problemsolving abilities. Your creativity is a highly valued skill.

Whether you have your sights set on being the next Groening, Van Gogh, Disney, Gaga, or an art or music teacher, the College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA) will help you develop and showcase your talent. We are a tight-knit community of artists, scholars, and musicians working together to inspire and nurture creativity.

Invent your future Studios and classrooms are located on our main campus and at the Star Store campus in downtown New Bedford. You’ll enjoy spacious student studios, state-of-the-art equipment, and galleries that highlight student work. A free shuttle connects the two campuses in just minutes.

Graduate degrees CVPA offers Master of Art Education and Master of Fine Arts degrees.

College of

Internship locations Boston Ballet Disney College Internship Program J.Jill Liberty Mutual Insurance New Bedford Whaling Museum Robert Allen (NYC, NY) RISD Museum

performing a Graduate school placements

Career placements

Boston University


Brown University Parsons School of Design at The New School Rhode Island School of Design Tufts University

DC Comics Fashion Institute of Technology Game Seven Marketing Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – Kansas City National Geographic Reebok Wayfair


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CVPA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.


CVPA professors are amazing teachers and amazing people. I gained the skills and experience I needed, and they contributed to my success and others. They have even become our friends. CVPA is a community, and that is hard to find.� Chloe Bartlett ’18 - Graphic Design Junior Graphic Designer, Praytell

15 500

Areas of study

CVPA undergraduates



The Honors program pushes you to do your best and provides so many connections.� Priscilla Amuma ’19 - Biology/Pre-med

Quality Control Analyst, Thermo Fischer Scientific


Honors College course sections offered each year


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Student to Faculty Research ratio


Honors students enrolled in the Class of 2023


Average high school GPA of first-year students enrolled in the Honors College

honors Our new Honors College provides a vibrant and innovative learning environment that engages and challenges academically talented students. We offer our Honors students transformational learning experiences, both in the classroom and through extracurricular activities.

Students who graduate from the Honors College are competitive in professional employment and academia. The college fosters a spirit of regional, national, and global community responsibility. Honors students have published work in academic journals for the National Institutes of Health as well as the National Collegiate Honors Council’s Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ American Journal of Critical Care, and Hogrefe Publishing’s Journal of Individual Differences.

Invent your future Our Honors College offers a vibrant educational community that provides physical space for living and learning. In addition, you will:

• engage in exciting and innovative research with top faculty • enjoy smaller and more immersive classes • graduate a Commonwealth Scholar, a statewide recognition • register early for classes so you can plan ahead You can assume leadership roles in the Honors Student Council, interact with faculty to further develop your professional and research skills, and participate in educational and social extra-curricular activities. You'll enjoy field trips like art museums, alternative spring break locations, and even Six Flags.

Sample classes • Mind/Machine: an interdisciplinary study of artificial intelligence

• Flight from the Reich: Austrian Jews and the Holocaust accompanied by a field trip

• The U.S. Civil Rights Movement with an

alternative spring break trip to Alabama



Join UMass Dartmouth is a close-knit community where you’ll form lasting friendships, meet faculty and staff who’ll advise and guide you, and discover your own strengths as you become a vital part of our community. Being a student here is about working hard, but it’s also about having fun.

We know that well-rounded students perform better academically, are more satisfied with their college experience, and are more likely to graduate. We offer a wide range of extracurricular activities and the opportunity to create your own club or organization if your passion is not yet represented. Leave your mark on campus, the region, and the world.


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Examples of clubs you can join:


• Cricket Club • Dance Team • Gaming Society • Fraternities and Sororities • Habitat for Humanity • Hillel • Scrimshaw Yearbook • Ski & Snowboard Club • Student Government Association

• Theatre Company • Torch Newspaper


clubs and organizations



We are the Corsairs That’s “pirates” to you landlubbers. Worthy adversaries. Towers of strength. Forces to be reckoned with. Arnie the Corsair is our mascot because he represents the adventurous, courageous spirit of our student athletes and the pride of our campus.


Corsairs The Corsairs have a long history of outstanding athletic performance. We compete in the NCAA Division III, and about 375 UMass Dartmouth students participate on 17 teams.

In addition to successes on the court and in the field, our student athletes excel in the classroom, earning higher average GPAs than the student population at large. Last year 30 student-athletes earned All-Conference honors from both the Little East and MASCAC.

500+ 375 17 students play intramurals


students on

varsity teams

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Nakira led the UMass Dartmouth women’s basketball team to the program’s first-ever NCAA Division III Tournament. Nakira earned First Team All-New England honors from both D3hoops.com and the New England Women’s Basketball Association. The psychology major hails from New Bedford. Nakira Examond ’19

2017 and 2019 Little East Conference Player of the Year

DIII varsity sports Women’s


Basketball Cross Country Field Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Softball Track & Field Volleyball

Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Ice Hockey Soccer Track & Field

Division III



We offer traditional residence hall suites, apartments, town-houses, and living learning communities–and we guarantee you will have housing for all four years. Our newest residence hall is the most modern living facility on campus. Split into two main residential buildings with a state-of-the-art dining facility as a connector, the beautifully designed community houses 1,210 students in fully-furnished single and double occupancy rooms.

living & Balsam & Spruce Designed for academic and social success, our new first-year residence halls feature computer lounges, maker spaces, performance practice areas, classrooms, and plenty of outdoor gathering space. Large lounges with kitchen areas promote independent living. There are study areas and access to high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the entire community, plus free laundry with an app to remotely monitor your laundry’s progress.


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The Grove Centrally located between the residential areas is a massive dining hall with seating for 800. The dining area is based around a marketplace concept, serving cuisine from around the world along with vegetarian and vegan options.


of first-year students live on campus


places to dine on campus

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come Schedule your visit any weekday or on select Saturdays during the school year. Take a tour with one of our knowledgeable students and get the big picture. Admissions counselors are available before and after your tour to answer questions.

Participate in an open house event so you can get a more thorough look at UMass Dartmouth. Our entire oncampus community comes together to share information and experiences that will help you see our campus in action.

Schedule a visit umassd.edu/visit

Virtual visits Discover campus virtually until you’re able to see us in person. Take a virtual tour, chat one-on-one with a counselor, or join us for a virtual live chat.



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710 15

acre campus

minutes to the beach


minutes to Cape Cod


miles to Providence

60 miles to Boston



UMass Dartmouth provides a private college educational experience and a public university value. In fact, 84 percent of our undergraduates who applied for financial aid received it. You’ll be pleased to know that UMassD is ranked as a “best value” Massachusetts college, for both in-state and out-of-state students, according to Payscale.

apply Application requirements • Complete the Common Application, or UMassD’s online application • $60 non-refundable application fee • Official high school transcript, including 17 units of college prep courses • Official result of your SAT (math and critical reading scores) or ACT test* • A personal essay • One letter of recommendation (optional, but recommended for highly competitive academic programs) * For Fall 2021, UMassD is test optional for all programs. (See www.umassd.edu/undergraduate/test-optional for details)

Visual Arts applicants

Visual Arts applicants (excluding art history) must submit a portfolio for review in person or electronically through SlideRoom at umassd.slideroom.com.

Music applicants

Music applicants must contact the Music Department at 508.999.8568 to schedule an in-person audition and music theory assessment test.

If you don’t have a portfolio, we have a special program for you. Visit umassd.edu/cvpa/ portfoliodeferred.

Important deadlines • October 1 – Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for completion. • November 15 – Early Action application deadline. You’ll be notified in December. • Biology, engineering, and nursing are highly competitive programs; applicants are encouraged to apply early.

• Regular Decision applications are reviewed once they are complete, and decisions are made as soon as possible.

• February 1 – Nursing applicants’ priority application deadline. • March 1 – Priority deadline for admissions applications and for filing the FAFSA.



Alternative admissions Students who have completed high school or the equivalent, and whose academic performance may not demonstrate readiness for university-level work, may be eligible for admission through College Now or START. For more information, visit umassd.edu/collegenow.

Transfer students We work to maximize the transfer credits from your previous coursework, and we have formal agreements with all Massachusetts state public community colleges, as well as with the Community College of Rhode Island, Dean College, and Quincy College. These agreements provide qualified students with guidance about pursuing a bachelor’s degree along with expedited admission to UMass Dartmouth. To learn more about transferring, visit umassd.edu/transfer.

Cost of attendance


MA Residents

New England Rate*


Tuition plus mandatory fees



$30,153 $30,673

With room & board



$44,867 $45,387

Full-year rates

Based on Platinum Plan (unlimited meal swipes) and double room for a full year


*New England rate

UMass Dartmouth offers a reduced tuition rate for students from New England. To get specific information, go to umassd.edu/tuition.

Need help paying for college? Scholarships, grants, loans, and work study are available, and our experienced staff can guide you through this process. Contact our Financial Aid Office, or visit umassd.edu/financialaid.


of students who apply for financial aid receive it



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508.999.8605 admissions@umassd.edu www.umassd.edu


Arts & Sciences


Nursing & Health Sciences

Applied & Computational Mathematics Applied Statistics Biochemistry Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Chemistry Communication Conservation Biology Creative & Professional Writing Crime & Justice Studies Data Science (interdisciplinary) Ecology and Evolution Biology Economics English French Health & Society Healthcare Services Administration History International Politics International Security Studies Liberal Arts Literature & Criticism Marine Biology Mathematics Philosophy Political Science Portuguese Pre-law Psychology Public Administration Sociology & Anthropology Spanish Women’s & Gender Studies

Accounting Finance General Business Administration (transfers only) Management Information Systems Management Information Systems – E-commerce / Digital Business Management Information Systems – Technology & Management Management Organizational Leadership Marketing Operations Management Service Operation Management Small Business / Entrepreneurship Supply Chain Management

Medical Laboratory Science Nursing

Minor only Aging & Health Black Studies Data Analysis Indic Studies Leadership & Civic Engagement Legal Studies Religious Studies Sustainability Urban Studies

Minor only Business Administration International Business

Engineering Bioengineering - Biomedical Engineering* Civil Engineering - Environmental Resources* Engineering Computer Engineering - Cyber Security* Computer Science - Game Design* - Software Engineering* Data Science (interdisciplinary) Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering - Manufacturing * Physics - Astronomy/Astrophysics*


Minor only Mobile Applications Development

Minor only Global Health

Visual & Performing Arts Animation & Game Arts Art Education Art History Drawing Fashion Design Graphic Design Illustration Integrated Studio Arts Interior Architecture & Design Music Music Education Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Minor only Film & Media Studies Fine Arts

Pre-professional advising

Pre-law Pre-med & pre-health (including pre-dental, pre-PT, pre-vet)

Still can’t decide? You can apply to UMassD without declaring a major. Arts & Sciences Undeclared Business Undeclared Engineering Undeclared Studio Arts Undeclared


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UMass Dartmouth Viewbook 2021 Featuring information and highlights on our 5 colleges and the Honors College, Athletics, Life at UMass Dartmo...

UMass Dartmouth Viewbook 2021  

UMass Dartmouth Viewbook 2021 Featuring information and highlights on our 5 colleges and the Honors College, Athletics, Life at UMass Dartmo...