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Inventing the future

one student at a time

Welcome to UMa Study at our award-winning library Play disc golf on the quad Enjoy late-night snacks at Birch

Work out in our state-of-the-art fitness center


Enjoy the first-year residence halls and dining facility opening in 2020


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



Academic programs

6,850 Undergraduates

1,650 Graduate students

ass Dartmouth Head to the beach Shop at Target, Walmart, Michaels, the Dartmouth Mall and more; many less than a mile away

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Meet for dinner at The Marketplace

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clubs and organizations

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3,600 Students live on campus in a 710-acre, park-like setting


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Invent your future at UMass Dartmouth

You dream of a successful career, and a life that has meaning. You want more for yourself, and for others. A UMass Dartmouth education can help you achieve your dreams.

UMass Dartmouth provides you with a private college educational experience and public university value.


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.

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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.

UMassD College of Visual & Performing Arts students sketch on the Great Wall of China.

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full-time faculty


student : faculty ratio


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


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.

Involvement in class goes beyond raising your hand–it raises your creativity.

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Arts&Sciences 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.

Students examine molecular structures using an X-ray diffractometer, the only instrument of its kind in southeastern Massachusetts.

Biology Professor Nancy O’Connor and her students collect specimens in a coastal marshland area. 4

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Areas of study

2,800 Arts & Sciences undergraduates

Our 16:1 student-faculty ratio provides opportunities for small group discussions.

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.

I left UMass Dartmouth a well-rounded 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

Develop creative solutions

Research Associate, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Internship locations

Graduate school placements

Career placements

Aetna, Inc.

Brown University

Akamai Technologies

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Harvard Medical School

Bristol-Meyers Squibb

Dana Farber Cancer Institute


Department of Homeland Security

Texas A&M

Fairhaven High School

Tufts University

Federal Bureau of Investigation

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University of Colorado


University of Michigan


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

University of Rhode Island Yale University


Businesses of all sizes and in all fields need college graduates who possess both insightful knowledge and handson experience. The Charlton College of Business prepares you to be that professional.

Charlton College of

Business 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.

Charlton is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a distinction given only to the nation’s most prestigious business colleges.


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Areas of study


Business undergraduates


Charlton professors bring their practical knowledge into the classroom.

Business-related student organizations

Invent your future At Charlton, career preparation begins your first year. You complete assignments that are designed to build your career portfolio. Throughout your college experience, you participate in workshops, networking events, and individual coaching sessions. Our goal is to help you land a great internship and, ultimately, a great job. UMassD supports your ambitions outside the classroom. You might join our national award-winning DECA chapter or participate in a project with the Center for Marketing Research. You’ll build skills and contribute to the broader community.

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 Commonwealth Financial Network intern

Graduate degrees Charlton offers an MBA as well as MS degrees in Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Management, and Technology Management.

Contribute your talents in any business sector Internship locations

Graduate school placements

Career placements

Aetna, Inc.

Bentley University


BayCoast Bank

Northeastern University


Dell EMC

UMass Amherst


New York Life

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Pawtucket Red Sox

University of Rhode Island



Proctor & Gamble


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.

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 a professional organization facing real-life challenges.


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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. 8

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Areas of study


Engineering undergraduates



Current research funding Dr. Gaurav Khanna and his physics students harnessed the processing power of 176 Sony Playstation 3 game systems to study black holes, gravitational waves, and other research areas.

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

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.”

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

Rijkaard Thomas ‘18 Project Engineer, Gilbane Building Company

Participate in cutting-edge research Internship locations

Graduate school placements

Career placements

Apple Autocam Medical Bose Google iRobot Lockheed Martin Mass DOT Microsoft

Boston University Cornell University Georgia Tech Johns Hopkins MIT NYU Tandon School of Engineering UCLA UMass Dartmouth

CDM Smith Dell EMC General Dynamics Electric Boat Johnson & Johnson Lockheed Martin NASA Naval Undersea Warfare Center Raytheon


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.

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Nursing& Health Sciences 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 Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. MLS students learn to analyze and provide valuable information to the health care team using a patient-centered approach that is similar to a medical school model.

10 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.

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NCLEX pass rate for 2018 graduates


Job placement rate for 2018 Medical Laboratory Science graduates

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

You will practice your nursing skills in our state-of-the art Simulation Center and teaching labs. You will develop confidence, learn teamwork skills, and think on your feet.

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

Contribute to a healthier community

Registered Nurse, Charlton Memorial Hospital

Graduate school placements

Clinical sites

Career 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

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

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


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.

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 problem-solving abilities. Your creativity is a highly valued skill.

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CVPA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. 12

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Areas of study


CVPA undergraduates CVPA students receive individualized attention and feedback on their assignments.

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.

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.”

Develop and showcase your talent

Chloe Bartlett ’18 Graphic Designer, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

Our Star Store campus in downtown New Bedford.

Internship locations

Graduate school placements

Career placements

Boston Ballet

Brown University

DC Comics

Disney College Internship Program

Parsons School of Design at The New School


Tufts University

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – Kansas City

Game Seven Marketing J Jill Liberty Mutual Insurance Robert Allen (NYC, NY)

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Fashion Institute of Technology National Geographic Reebok Wayfair


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.

Honors College 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.

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


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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 engaging classes

The Honors program pushes you to do your best and provides so many connections.” Priscilla Amuma ’19 Quality Control Analyst, Thermo Fischer Scientific

• 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 extracurricular activities. You’ll enjoy field trips to sites like Six Flags, art museums, and alternative spring breaks.

Engage in a vibrant learning environment


Honors College course sections offered each year


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


Join us 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.

Immerse yourself in the campus culture

The Leduc Office for Civic Engagement offers volunteer opportunities that fit your schedule and enrich the lives of our community.


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The UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company welcomes actors/actresses, student musicians, backstage crew, technical crew, and more.

Examples of clubs you can join: • Cricket Club • Dance Team • Gaming Society • Fraternities and Sororities • Habitat for Humanity • Hillel • Humans vs. Zombies • Scrimshaw Yearbook • Ski & Snowboard Club • Student Government Association • Theatre Company • Torch Newspaper


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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.


The Corsairs have a long history of outstanding athletic performance. We compete in the NCAA Division III, and about 500 UMass Dartmouth students participate on ​25 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, nearly 50 studentathletes earned All-Conference honors from both the Little East and MASCAC.

Go Corsairs Corsair student-athletes excel in competitive sports, in the classroom, and in the community.


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Work out in the pool, the Fitness Center, on the courts, or the track.

DIII varsity sports

Nakira Examond ’19 2017 and 2019 Little East Conference Player of the Year Nakira led the UMass Dartmouth women’s basketball team to the program’s first-ever NCAA Division III Tournament. Nakira earned First Team AllNew England honors from both and the New England Women’s Basketball Association. The psychology major hails from New Bedford.



Basketball Cross Country Equestrian Field Hockey Lacrosse Sailing (co-ed) Soccer Softball Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field Volleyball

Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Ice Hockey Lacrosse Sailing (co-ed) Soccer Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field

500+ students play intramurals

500 25 students in

DIII member institution

Division III varsity teams


UMass Dartmouth’s newest residence hall (opening in fall 2020) will be 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 will house 1,210 students in fully-furnished single and double occupancy rooms.

In the new first-year residence halls, students will live in communities with individual lounge and study spaces on each floor. The community common areas are intentionally designed for academic and social success with multiple computer lounges, makerspaces, performance practice areas, and classrooms. Additionally, the new community will feature plenty of outdoor gathering space with seating.

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UMass Dartmouth offers 12 dining options on campus–from our Marketplace serving a variety of meals to our cafÊs, on-the-go carts, and late-night dining.

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We offer traditional residence hall suites, apartments, townhouses, and living learning communities– and we guarantee you will have housing for all four years.

Large lounges in each building will feature

Centrally located between the residential areas

kitchen areas to promote independent living,

will be a massive dining hall with seating for 800.

which are perfect for satisfying late-night

The dining area is based around a marketplace

cravings without the need to leave the building.

concept, serving cuisine from around the world

There are study areas and access to high-speed

along with vegetarian and vegan options.

Wi-Fi throughout the entire community, plus free laundry with an app to remotely monitor your laundry’s progress.


of first-year students live on campus


places to dine on campus, some serving until 1 a.m.


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.

Come visit 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.

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acres in a park-like setting

minutes to the beach

minutes to Cape Cod

miles to Providence

miles to Boston

Providence, RI


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 • UMassD is test optional for a number of academic programs (See test-optional for details) • A personal essay

Visual Arts applicants (excluding art history) must submit a portfolio for review in person or electronically through SlideRoom at If you don’t have a portfolio, we have a special program for you. Visit Music applicants must contact the Music Department at 508.999.8568 to schedule an in-person audition and music theory assessment test.

• One letter of recommendation (optional, but recommended for highly competitive academic programs)

How to apply 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

Transfer students

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.

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.

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Invest in your future

Need help paying for college?

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.

Scholarships, grants, loans, and work study are available, and our experienced staff can guide you through this process.

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.

Contact our Financial Aid Office, or visit


Cost of attendance


MA Residents

New England Rate* Out-of-state

Tuition plus mandatory fees

$14,358 $19,506

$30,103 $30,623

$28,422 $33,570

$44,167 $44,687


Full-year rates

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

*New England rate

Individual college fees (additional annual fee based on student’s registered major)

RI residents are charged a full-time tuition rate of $19,506. All other New Business $482 England residents are Engineering $1,350 charged the full-time tuition Nursing & Health Sciences $973 rate of $30,103 and are eligible for a $10,597 Visual & Performing Arts $902 New England Tuition Rate Applied Music Fee $755/course adjustment. This rate One-time only fees became available in fall 2018 to first-time full-time Orientation (First-year) $270 undergraduate day students. Orientation (Transfers) $150 Arts & Sciences


Orientation (International)


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of students who apply for financial aid receive it

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Arts & Sciences


Nursing & Health Sciences

Anthropology Applied & Computational Mathematics Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Clinical Laboratory Science Crime & Justice Studies Data Science (interdisciplinary) Economics Economics-Healthcare Services Administration English French Health & Society History International Politics International Security Studies Liberal Arts Literature & Criticism Marine Biology Mathematics Multidisciplinary Studies

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

Medical Laboratory Science Nursing

Philosophy Political Science Portuguese Pre-law Psychology Public Administration Sociology Spanish Women’s & Gender Studies Writing, Rhetoric & Communication Minor only Aging & Health Black Studies Communication Creative Writing Indic Studies Leadership & Civic Engagement Religious Studies Sustainability Urban Studies

Minor only Business Administration International Business

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

*concentration/option Minor only Computer Game Design Environmental Physics

Visual & Performing Arts Animation & Game Arts Art Education Art History Ceramics Drawing Fashion Design Graphic Design Illustration Integrated Studio Arts Jewelry/Metals Music Music Education Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Textiles 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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