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Undergraduate Pathway Program: Liberal Arts

From Communication to Psychology, from Economics to Political Science, we provide the opportunity to study a wide variety of disciplines spanning the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences. Most international students follow the 3-semester standard program.

Pathways at UMass Boston

Fees

Year International Students

2017

US$32,040 (10 Academic courses)

* Other mandatory fees apply

Location

Duration

Two, three or four semesters

Semester start dates

Summer: May 2017

Fall: September 2017

Spring: January 2018

Note: Course availability may vary semester on semester, and space is available on first-come, first-served basis. Students’ eligibility to take certain classes will depend on Math Placement score and Writing Assessment results. Students are encouraged to complete their placement exams and register for classes prior to arrival (see Course Enrollment for details). Those who do not complete these steps prior to arrival may find that classes become full, in which case the student will have to wait until a subsequent semester to complete those courses.

UPP program components*

Up to 120 credit hours less 30 credit hours applied from UPP = 90 credit hours to complete degree

Semester 1 Course title Credits

COMSTU 100

Introduction to Communication

3

BIOL 101

The Basis of Life

3

MATH 115

College Algebra

3

UNI 101

Integrated Skills (Navitas Support Course)

0

Total credits

9

Semester 2 Course title Credits

AMST 101

American Popular Culture

3

ECON 101

Introduction to Macroeconomics

3

ENGL 101

Freshman English I

3

PHIL 108

Moral and Social Problems

3

Total credits

12

Semester 3 Course title Credits

MUSIC 115

World Music

3

HIST 266

American History Since 1877

3

SOCIOL 101

Introduction to Sociology

3

Total credits

9

Total program credits 27-30

*Note that this is only a sample of the courses offered during the UPP and UPS programs. For other sample courses, see below.

UPP Accelerated (UPA) program components*

Up to 120 credit hours less 27 credit hours applied from UPP = 93 credit hours to complete degree

Semester 1 Course title Credits

COMSTU 100

 

Introduction to Communication

 

3

 

BIOL 101

The Basis of Life

3

MATH 115

College Algebra

3

MUSIC 115

World Music

3

UNI 101

Integrated Skills (Navitas Support Course)

0
Total credits

12

Semester 2 Course title Credits

AMST 101

American Popular Culture

3

ECON 101

Introduction to Macroeconomics

3

ENGL 101

Freshman English I

3

PHIL 108

Moral and Social Problems

3

SOCIOL 101

Introduction to Sociology

3

Total credits

15

Total program credits 27

Program information

Progression requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Minimum 27-30 credits earned during UPP
  • 27 credits = 9 courses
  • 30 credits = 10 courses

UPP sample course list:

  • ESL100D Academic Writing II (Credits: 4)
  • ECON102 Introduction to Macroeconomics (Credits: 3)
  • EEOS101 The Global Environment (Credits: 3)
  • HIST 214 World History (Credits: 3)
  • MATH129 Pre-Calculus for Management and Social Sciences (Credits: 3)
  • PHIL108 Moral and Social Problems (Credits: 3)
  • POLISCI 113G Issues of Political Identity at the Turn of the Century (Credits: 4)
  • SOCIOL120G Sociology and Popular Culture (Credits: 4)

Progress on to your 2nd year

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