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Charlton College of Business

Residence halls

College of Nursing College of Engineering

Claire T. Carney Library College of Arts & Sciences Residence halls College of Resident Visual & Dining Hall Performing Arts

Gym & Fitness Center

Welcome Within Ring Road You’ll find yourself as you learn about the world. In classrooms, labs, and studios, you’ll work with dedicated faculty who are passionate about

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teaching and learning.

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This way to the beach

Decorate your room Meet friends for dinner

to UMass Dartmouth Beyond Ring Road

Follow your road

You’ll gain confidence in yourself

Join us on Ring Road

as you volunteer in the community,

and together we’ll pave

gain hands-on experience in an

the way to your success.

internship, and present your research.


Students come to UMass Dartmouth with concrete aspirations

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 professors are renowned for their research, and they love to teach. With an average class size of 24, your professors get to know you as they help you succeed.


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Where do you want to go?

You want a university that will help you excel. UMass Dartmouth is nationally recognized for its teaching and research–one comprehensive university with five colleges.

College of Arts & Sciences, p.4 with a School of Education Charlton College of Business, p.6 College of Engineering, p.8 College of Nursing, p.10 College of Visual & Performing Arts, p.12

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Academic programs

7,500 Undergraduate students 4,200 Students live on campus 85% Students who apply for financial aid, receive it 52:48 Male to female ratio 28% Undergraduate students of color 24

Average class size


Student organizations


Almost half of the students at UMass Dartmouth pursue majors in the College of Arts & Sciences. A liberal arts education prepares you to analyze information, develop creative solutions, and then communicate your ideas – skills that are highly valued in any profession.

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

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Prepare for your future Explore ideas from different perspectives. Find new areas that interest you. Connect with professors and friends who will challenge you and support you. Build a foundation for a lifetime of learning, and you’ll be ready to adapt to new careers that don’t even exist yet. UMass Dartmouth understands the importance of providing you with practical experience that will build your resume when you graduate. You’ll find many opportunities for undergraduate research and internships.

My professors and my internship taught me how to communicate. Now, as a technical writer with UnitedHealth Group, I am confident in my ability to reach business analysts and developers.” Amanda Butcher ‘15 English

Our graduates succeed They are doctors, lawyers, scientists, journalists, psychologists, entrepreneurs, professors, teachers, police officers, medical technicians, and business professionals.

Medical laboratory science students gain practical experience at 22 clinical sites, including Mass General, Women & Infants, Tufts New England, and Children’s Hospital.

Chemistry students examine three-dimensional molecular structures with the cutting-edge X-ray diffractometer, the only instrument of its kind in southeastern Massachusetts.

Fields of study Aging and Health* Anthropology Biochemistry Biology Biotechnology Black Studies* Chemistry Clinical Laboratory Science Communication* Computational Mathematics

*Offered only as a minor

Crime and Justice Studies Cytotechnology Data Science Economics Education (4+1 master’s degree) English Film & Media Studies* French History Indic Studies*

International Politics Leadership & Civic Engagement* Liberal Arts Literature & Criticism Marine Biology Mathematics Medical Laboratory Science Philosophy Political Science

Portuguese Pre-law Psychology Religious Studies* Sociology Spanish Sustainability* Urban Studies* Women’s & Gender Studies Writing, Rhetoric & Communication 5

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Many Charlton professors have significant work experience in addition to their PhDs.

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. Combine our rigorous curriculum with our comprehensive internship program, and you’ll be ready to contribute your talents in any business arena, nonprofit organization, or government office.


Jonathan Najarian interned at Volkswagen AG in Germany and was offered a job there before he graduated.

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Prepare for your future At Charlton, career preparation begins in your first year. You complete assignments that are designed to build your career portfolio. Throughout your college experience, you participate in workshops, networking, and even individual coaching. Our goal is to help you land one of our many great internship opportunities, and that can lead to your dream job. There are student organizations that can support your ambitions. You might join our national award-winning DECA chapter or the Donald C. Howard Leadership Program. You’ll build skills and contribute to the broader community.

My professors at the Charlton College of Business helped me realize the opportunities that were available. So it really wasn’t a big surprise to me that my internship at KPMG led to a full-time position there.” Lauren Soares ’14 Accounting

Our graduates succeed You’ll find our graduates working at businesses like Microsoft, Google, Proctor & Gamble and PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as at entrepreneurial start-ups.

Fields of study *Offered only as a minor

Three student entrepreneurs won the Student-Run Business Association’s competition to revive the fitness center smoothie bar.

Charlton is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a distinction given only to the most prestigious business colleges in the nation and around the globe.

Accounting Business Administration* E-Commerce/Digital Business Entrepreneurship/Small Business Finance International Business* Management Information Systems Management Leadership Marketing Operations Management Service Operation Management Supply Chain Management Technology and Management


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Engineering Your engineering courses will be dynamic and practical. You’ll participate in team activities, projects, and assignments. You’ll use state-of-the-art technology and equipment to conduct experiments, collect data, and analyze information as you learn engineering from the ground up. Your professors will be on the cutting-edge of research, and you’ll be right there with them.


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Prepare for your future UMass Dartmouth offers a Freshman Summer Institute, an overnight program for one week in August. You’ll begin working with your professors and other engineering students so that when you arrive in September, you’re ready. Internships abound with companies like Apple, Bose, and Lockheed Martin. And our professors work with undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research for the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Gaurav Khanna and his physics students harnessed the processing power of 176 Sony PlayStation 3 game systems to study stars, gravitational waves and other research areas.

All of my professors were passionate and helpful. They routinely went above and beyond in guiding me to my goal of attending UMass Medical School.” Jacqueline Tran ’15 Bioengineering

Our graduates succeed From Disney to Raytheon, Johnson & Johnson to EMC, UMassD engineers are fueling the world economy. Our alumni create their own paths, from entrepreneurs to CEOs.

Fields of study *Offered only as a minor

Astronomy/Astrophysics Bioengineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Game Design* Computer Science Data Science Electrical Engineering Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering Mobile Application Development* Physics Software Engineering System Software*


Achieve your dream of becoming a nurse at UMass Dartmouth. Your nursing classes are taught by registered nurses, many of whom hold doctoral degrees and are practicing clinicians. They ensure that you develop the essential knowledge in science and medicine, and are there to guide you with practical training on campus and at carefully selected and supervised practicum sites.

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Nursing The College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is recommended by the American Nurses Association.


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Prepare for your future Nursing is an art and a science. You’ll work in our state-of-the-art Simulation Lab with adult and pediatric models that allow you to assess and treat the same ailments that you’ll find in real-life examination rooms. Once you’ve made a diagnosis, you’ll track “the patient’s” condition in “his” chart with the latest software. When you’re ready to continue beyond your bachelor’s degree, the College of Nursing offers master’s and doctoral programs.

I had the opportunity to join my professors on service-learning trips to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Glendora, Mississippi. The confidence that gave me carries over in my work today in the cardiothoracic care unit at Rhode Island Hospital.” Ryan Carey ‘15 Nursing

Our graduates succeed UMass Dartmouth nursing graduates are highly regarded. You’ll find them at Massachusetts General Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, and working in healthcare facilities in New England and the world.

Related fields of study Biochemistry (Arts & Sciences) Bioengineering (Engineering) Biology (Arts & Sciences) Chemistry (Arts & Sciences) Medical Laboratory Science (Arts & Sciences) Biotechnology Clinical Laboratory Science Cytotechnology Pre-med/Pre-health Advising Program


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Visual& Performing Arts The Star Store Gallery in New Bedford showcases the work of acclaimed artists, including CVPA graduates, faculty, and students.

Whether you have your sights set on being the next Van Gogh, Sondheim, Groening, Gaga, or your own favorite art teacher, the College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA) will help you develop and showcase your talent. It’s a tight-knit community of artists, scholars, and musicians working together to inspire and breed creativity. You’ll work in studios with equipment that enables you to realize your imagination.


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A university education 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 BA and are recruited locally, regionally, and nationally for their technical knowledge, preparedness, and imaginative problem-solving abilities. Your creativity is a highly valued skill. 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.

CVPA at UMassD provided me with a strong core artistic foundation as well as an environment to experiment with different techniques and technologies that put me on the path to my current position designing the characters for Call of Duty.” Scott Wells, BFA Illustration, ’91

Our graduates succeed Our graduates work in graphic design, advertising, and digital media at companies like DreamWorks, DC Comics, Ralph Lauren, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. They have their own studios and work with corporations. They become professional artists, musicians, teachers, and scholars, and enter business, nonprofit organizations, and government in a wide range of capacities.

Fields of study *Offered only as a minor

Art Education Art History Ceramics Digital Media Drawing* Fine Arts* Graphic Design Illustration Textile design major Hannah Reidy ‘13 won first place in a nationwide Design-A-Throw Competition from Denali and Monterey Mills. Her design, ”Sea of Dreams,” became part of the Denali Home Collection.

Jewelry/Metals Music Music Education Painting/2D Studies Photography Printmaking* Sculpture /3D Studies Textile Design/Fiber Arts

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Your education. Your possibilities.

UMassD College of Visual & Performing Arts students sketch on the Great Wall of China. We have study abroad programs in nearly every country in the world, and our program list keeps expanding.

See the world–study abroad Study abroad for a semester, a year, or during a school break. Some programs cost about the same as a semester at UMass Dartmouth. This life-changing experience introduces you to new people, cultures, and perspectives. It also teaches self-confidence and adaptability.


Challenge yourself with Honors An insatiable thirst for learning? If you qualify for the UMass Dartmouth Honors Program, you’ll join a community of highly engaged faculty and students who thrive in a research-oriented environment. Participate in afterclass activities specifically designed to enrich your experience, and even live in Honors housing. You’ll earn the ultimate honor, graduate as a Commonwealth Scholar.

Get your MBA, fast Charlton College of Business offers a 30-credit Master of Business Administration (MBA) program that can be completed full time in one calendar year. If you need flexibility, there are part-time and online options, all taught by our leading business professors.

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Community service learning

Dual degree to teaching (BA/BS-MAT)

3+3 Law degree

Last year, UMassD students and staff spent 201,547 hours helping others. In fact, it is so much a part of the curriculum and the culture here that we are ranked in the top 2% on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and one of 16 finalists, with distinction in economic development and interfaith initiatives.

Enroll in the BA/BS-MAT as you enter your junior year, and finish your bachelor’s degree while taking education courses. You can graduate in five years with a bachelor’s in your subject area, a master’s degree in teaching, and an initial license to teach in Massachusetts for five years.

Earn your bachelor’s degree and your Juris Doctor degree in six years rather than seven at the UMass School of Law. Undergraduates accepted into the program will have their first year at the Law School count as their senior year at the university. As the only public law school in the state, UMass Law offers an affordable option for you to pursue justice.

Campus activities and organizations reflect the diversity of our university community.


It’s just the beginning UMass Dartmouth encourages you to challenge yourself. You’ll take the knowledge you gain in the classroom and figure out how to apply it through internships, cooperative education, team projects, hands-on research, community service, as well as opportunities like our Donald C. Howard Leadership Program.

If you want to make a difference, do it here. In your courses and in student organizations, you’ll help address local, regional, and global issues, and enhance economic development.


On campus, students are actively involved in sustainability efforts such as recycling, energy conservation, composting, and waste reduction.

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Let’s learn together Advisors and peers are here to help you make the most of the learning process. You’ll find academic and career support, plus advising and counseling services to help you get the most out of your UMassD experience.

Advising, Support and Planning Office Trained faculty and staff help you select courses and explore majors, or discuss other academic issues.

Academic Resource Centers Visit our three campus resource centers to get help writing a paper or preparing for a final. Professionals and faculty-nominated students serve as tutors.

Career Development Center Prepare for the real world right from the start. The center offers programs and individual advice about resume writing, interviewing, internships, and other career-related matters.

Center for Access and Success Students who have documented disabilities are afforded a variety of services, including peer note taking, alternative testing arrangements, sign language interpretation, and advising. Appropriate academic adjustments ensure equity inside the classroom.

Counseling Center Get confidential counseling from licensed psychologists and mental health counselors to cope with stress, anxiety, homesickness, or other life concerns.

Faculty Advisors

UMass Dartmouth students are well-prepared to land valuable internships in an array of industries and organizations. Aquabotics is one such opportunity.

Advisors are ready to help you with one-on-one mentoring in academic planning, internship and research opportunities, and ways you can connect to the community.


Join us UMass Dartmouth is a tight-knit community where you’ll form lasting friendships, find 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.


Live here

Feed your appetite

We have 14 residence halls and four integrated living/ learning communities that provide a variety of options for the 56 percent of our undergraduates who live on campus (79 percent of the first-year students). Most first-year students live in suites, with two to a room and a shared bathroom. Our first-year buildings are co-ed, and each suite is same sex.

From pizza to stir-fry, sandwiches to veggie burgers and salad bars, you won’t go hungry. There are 14 places to eat on campus, some serving until 1 am. We offer lots of choices, the freshest ingredients, healthy options including vegan and vegetarian selections, much of it from local farms. You can even get coffee at the Library Cafe for those long study sessions. UMass Dartmouth

Find your place here Stay active on campus and out in the community. Students who get involved on- or off-campus are more likely to be successful in college. We can help you do that.

Get involved

Get busy

The Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership Office (SAIL) works with our 130 student organizations. You’re bound to find a student group that interests you, such as:

Some students perform work-study here on campus or in the community. Others participate in events such as Make a Difference Day and Relay for Life, or they join groups like Habitat for Humanity, building character and community.

• Cricket Club • Dance Team • Gaming Society • Fraternities and Sororities • Habitat for Humanity • Hillel • Humans vs. Zombies • Ski & Snowboard Club • Scrimshaw Yearbook • Student Government Association • Theatre Company • Torch newspaper

Get around town All students are allowed to have a car on campus. No car? You can use one of the campus Zipcars. The Corsair Shuttle makes stops on campus, and nearby shopping plazas. The Loop bus goes to our New Bedford campus every hour. Transportation is available from campus to Boston, and city buses take you to New Bedford and Fall River, where you can transfer to a Providencebound bus.


Go Corsairs 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

The Corsairs have a long history of outstanding athletic performance. We compete in the NCAA Division III, and more than 500 UMass Dartmouth students participate in our 25 teams.

athletes and the pride of our campus. Arrr!!!

Ultimate Frisbee is a club sport; we offer rugby and cricket, too.


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. In fact, more than 190 of our athletes made the Dean’s or Chancellor’s List.

Intramural sports Not everyone wants to play intercollegiate sports. The UMass Dartmouth intramural program and well-equipped fitness center offer you a number of athletic and wellness activities, including indoor soccer, flag football, kick boxing,

indoor cycling, Zumba, and more. On average, roughly 2,000 students– more than a quarter of our under-graduates– participate on at least one intramural squad during the school year.

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NCAA Division III varsity sports Women’s


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

Baseball Basketball Cross-Country Football Golf Ice Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field

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

Chelsey Campbell, Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Year, in 2014.


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Come visit You can 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 on-campus community comes together to share information and experiences that will help you see our campus in action. Register at visit



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How to apply

We’re ready to help you take the next steps: 508.999.8605 |

Application requirements • Complete UMass Dartmouth’s online application, or the Common Application • A non-refundable $60 application fee • An official high school transcript including 17 units of college prep courses • An official result of your SAT (math and critical reading scores) or ACT test • A personal essay • One letter of recommendation

Admisson deadlines

Alternative admissions

Visual Arts applicants (excluding

• November 15 – The Early Action admission deadline. You’ll be notified in early December.

Students who have completed high school or its equivalent, and whose academic performance may not demonstrate readiness for universitylevel work, may be eligible for admission through College Now or START. These programs have an application deadline of February 1.

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 umassd. edu/cvpa/portfoliodeferred

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

• 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.

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• March 1 – priority deadline for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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 • Students on the nursing wait list will Dean College, Quincy College, be notified starting in early May if they Benjamin Franklin Institute of have been accepted. Technology, and the Community College of Rhode Island. These agreements provide qualified students with guidance about pursuing a bachelor’s degree along with expedited admission. • Biology, engineering, and nursing are highly competitive programs; applicants are encouraged to apply early.

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Invest in your future

Need help paying for college?

UMass Dartmouth provides a great education at an affordable cost. In fact, 85 percent of our undergraduates who applied for financial aid received it, and last year we met 90 percent of student need. That translates to 70 percent of UMassD students. You’ll be pleased to know that UMass Dartmouth ranks in the top 20 Massachusetts schools for highest return on investment according to Affordable Colleges Online. This study measured the lifetime earnings impact of a college education at 201 Massachusetts schools.

Scholarships, grants, loans, and work study are available, and our experienced staff can guide you through this process. Contact our Financial Aid Department, or visit

Cost of Attendance 2015–16 tuition

Proximity/Regional* Out-of-state

Mass Residents


Tuition plus mandatory fees

$12,588 $16,748

$26,173 $26,673

$24,210 $28,370

$37,795 $38,295

(full-year rates)

With room & board (based on 19 meal plan and double room for an academic year)

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

*Ocean State Proximity Program and the New England Regional Student Program

Ocean State Proximity Program Business $420 All Rhode Island residents can attend any UMass Dartmouth Engineering $767 undergraduate full-time degree Nursing $605 program at a reduced tuition. Arts & Sciences


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One-time only fees Orientation (Freshmen)


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Orientation (International)


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To get more information, go to The Regional Student Program Students in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont can earn degrees in areas not offered by their home-state public colleges and universities, at a reduced tuition. To get specific information, go to


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UMass Dartmouth | 82 Academic Programs Accounting Aging and Health* Anthropology Art Education Art History Astronomy / Astrophysics Biochemistry Bioengineering Biology Biotechnology Black Studies* Business Administration* Ceramics Chemistry Civil Engineering Clinical Laboratory Science Communication* Computational Mathematics Computer Engineering Computer Game Design* Computer Science Crime and Justice Studies Cytotechnology Data Science Digital Media Drawing* E-Commerce / Digital Business Economics Education (4+1 master’s degree) Electrical Engineering English Entrepreneurship / Small Business Film & Media Studies*


Finance Fine Arts* French Graphic Design History Illustration Indic Studies* International Business* International Politics Jewelry/Metals Leadership & Civic Engagement* Liberal Arts Literature & Criticism Management Information Systems Management Leadership Manufacturing Marine Biology Marketing Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Medical Laboratory Science Mobile Applications Development* Music Music Education Nursing Operations Management Painting/2D Studies Philosophy Photography Physics Political Science Portuguese Pre-law Printmaking* Psychology Religious Studies* Sculpture/3D Studies Service Operation Management Sociology Software Engineering Spanish Supply Chain Management Sustainability* System Software* Technology & Management Textile Design/Fiber Arts Urban Studies* Women’s & Gender Studies Writing, Rhetoric & Communication Pre-professional programs Pre-health (includes pre-dental, pre-OT, pre-pharmacy, pre-PT, and pre-vet) Pre-law Pre-med Undeclared programs Arts and Sciences Undeclared Business Undeclared Engineering Undeclared Studio Arts Undeclared *Offered only as a minor 2015/20K

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