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Undergraduate ISSP: Liberal Arts

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

High School

 

Enter year 2 @ UMass Boston

 

Fees

Year International Students

2017

US$32,040 (10 Academic courses)

* Other mandatory fees apply

Location

Duration

Two or three semesters

Semester start dates

 

Spring: January 2018

Summer: May 2018

Fall: September 2018

Program benefits:

  • UMass Boston student from day one
  • No SAT or ACT required for admission
  • Receive academic credits toward your UMB undergraduate degree
  • Small class sizes and additional student support provided

Undergraduate ISSP: 3 semesters*

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 (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 UMass Boston ISSP. 

Undergraduate ISSP: 2 semesters *

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

Semester 1 Course title Credits

COMSTU 100

 

Introduction to Communication

 

3

 

ECON 101

The Global Environment

3

MATH 115

College Algebra

3

ENGL 101

Freshman English I

3

UNI 101

Integrated Skills (Navitas Support Course)

0
Total credits

12

Semester 2 Course title Credits

AMST 101

American Popular Culture

3

MUSI 115

World Music

3

ENGL 101

Freshman English II

3

PHIL 108

Moral & Social Problems

3

SOCIOL 101

Introduction to Sociology

3

Total credits

15

Total program credits 27

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. 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.

Program information

Progression requirements:

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

Progress on to your 2nd year

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Disclaimer: This information may be subject to change without notice or at the discretion of UMass Boston ISSP or Navitas Limited.