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Undergraduate Pathway Program: Science and Mathematics

From Computer Science to Information Technology, from Engineering to Mathematics, we provide the opportunity to study a wide variety of disciplines spanning the sciences. Most international students follow the UPP: 3 Semesters 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 118 credit hours less 27-32 credit hours applied from UPP = 88 credit hours to complete degree

Semester 1 Course title Credits

CS 110

 

Introduction to Computing

 

4

 

AMST 101

American Popular Culture

3

MATH 140

Calculus

4

UNI 101

Integrated Skills (Navitas Support Course)

0
Total credits

11

Semester 2 Course title Credits

ENGL 101

Freshman English I

3

ECON 102

Introduction to Macroeconomics

3

SOCIOL 101

Introduction to Sociology

3

MUSIC 115

World Music

3

Total credits

12

Semester 3 Course title Credits

ENGL 102

Freshman English II

3

COMSTU 100

Introduction to Communication

3

HIST 266

American History Since 1877

3

Total credits

9

Total program credits 27-32

*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 118 credit hours less 29 credit hours applied from UPP = 91 credit hours to complete degree

Semester 1 Course title Credits

CS 110

 

Introduction to Computing

 

4

 

AMST 101

American Popular Culture

3

MUSIC 115

World Music

3

UNI 101

Integrated Skills (Navitas Support Course)

0

ENGL 101

Freshman English I

3
Total credits

16

Semester 2 Course title Credits

ENGL 102

Freshman English II

3

COMSTU 100

Introduction to Communication

3

HIST 266

American History Since 1877

3

ECON 102

Introduction to Macroeconomics

3

MATH 140

Calculus

4

Total credits

13

Total program credits 29

Program information

Progression requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Minimum 30 credits (10 course modules) earned during UPP
  • 27 credits = 9 courses
  • 32 credits = 10 courses

UPP sample course list:

  • AMST101 American Popular Culture (Credits:3)
  • EEOS101 The Global Environment (Credits: 3)
  • ESL100D Academic Writing II (Credits: 4)
  • HIST 214 World History (Credits: 3)
  • MATH 130 Pre-Calculus (Credits: 3)
  • PHIL108 Moral and Social Problems (Credits: 3)
  • POLISCI 113G Issues of Political Identity at the Turn of the Century (Credits: 4)
  • SOCIOL101 Introduction to Sociology (Credits: 3)
  • SOCIOL120G Sociology and Popular Culture (Credits: 4)

Progress on to your 2nd year

  • Environmental Science
  • Physics
  • Math
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Physics, BS
  • Electrical Engineering, BS
  • Computer Engineering, BS

Information Technology:

  • System Administration
  • Information Technology

For a complete list of majors offered by UMass Boston, please visit College of Science and Mathematics Departments and Programs.

Popular Careers for Graduates

  • Information Architect
  • Information Systems Manager
  • IT Specialist
  • Operations Manager
  • Systems Administrator

Disclaimer: This information may be subject to change without notice or at the discretion of Navitas member institutions or Navitas Limited.