University of Massachusetts Boston - Bachelor's Degree

University of Massachusetts-Boston is a public institution that was founded in 1964. The University, also known as UMass Boston, is the third-largest campus in the five-campus University of Massachusetts System. It is the only public University in Boston.

  • Average Tution USD 30,230

School Description

UMass Boston's 11 colleges and schools offer more than 80 undergraduate and 110 graduate programs. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. The University is located on 177 acres on the Columbia Point peninsula in the City of Boston, Massachusetts, United States. UMass Boston students come from 149 countries. Notable alumni include Paul English (Co-founder of Blade, KAYAK and GetHuman) who did BA/MS, Computer Science during 1982-1989 and Nova Spivack (CEO & Co-founder, Bottlenose) who did Liberal Arts, during 1986-1987.

Bachelor Programs

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    American Studies

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Anthropology

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Art History

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Biology

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Childhood Education

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to infant and pre-school age children with special learning needs or disabilities, and that prepares individuals to teach such students. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Chinese

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of present-day China and its historical predecessors, related borderlands and island groups, and the overseas Chinese diaspora.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Cognitive Science

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the mind and the nature of intelligence from the interdisciplinary perspectives of computer science, philosophy, mathematics, psychology, neuroscience, and other disciplines. Includes instruction in mathematics and logic, cognitive process modeling, dynamic systems, learning theories, brain and cognition, neural networking, programming, and applications to topics such as language acquisition, computer systems, and perception and behavior.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Communication

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Computer Engineering

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware and software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Criminal Justice

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Dance

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A general program that prepares individuals to express ideas, feelings, and/or inner visions through the performance of one or more of the dance disciplines, including but not limited to ballet, modern, jazz, ethnic, and folk dance, and that focuses on the study and analysis of dance as a cultural phenomenon. Includes instruction in technique, choreography, Laban notation, dance history and criticism, and dance production.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Economics

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    English

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Environmental Studies

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    History

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Humanities

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Information Technology

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Mathematics

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Medicine

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of medicine, involving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses, injuries, and other disorders of the human body. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, examination and diagnosis, patient communications, medical ethics and law, professional standards, and rotations in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, neurology, ophthalmology, radiology, clinical pathology, anesthesiology, family medicine, and psychiatry.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Music

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Nursing

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Performing Arts

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Philosophy

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Physics

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Political Science

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Psychology

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Religious Education

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Sociology

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

    Spanish

    USD 30,230 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

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Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking 435
  • Times World University Rankings 165
  • US News (National) 220
  • QS Rankings (Global) 643
  • Forbes (USA) 551

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  • Minimum GPA 3.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum incoming GRE 300
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 450
  • Minimum SAT 900

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    Established in 1964

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    The Princeton Review has named UMass Boston as one of its "Best in the Northeast" colleges.

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          • 1991-1993, BS

            What I love about UMass BostonThe exposure and results! UMass had economics professors with great communication skills, that are actually working in the field not first year teaching assistant! Class Size was intimate allowing incredible indepth work. I came out with actual business product and research. UMass Cares!

          • 2009-2010, BA

            University of Massachusetts is like no other.What I love about the University is the way it challenges me by surrounding me with peers who have so much knowledge to share about the upcoming sales climate. The kids at this school are all exceptional in this singular quality. It was so exciting to work with women and men from all over the world. It showed me how much I have yet to see!

          • 2006-2009, BA

            Professors at economics department and campus location are greatI met many wonderful teachers and professors at UMASS. Especially professors at economics dpt treated students empathically even after class. Also, the campus has a fabulous view of the sea, and clean. The location is extremely cold in winter though