Beginning in Fall 2012*, new students at UMass Dartmouth will complete a new general education curriculum called University Studies. This program provides students with the opportunity to expand their skills and abilities while providing the breadth of study that is the hallmark of a liberal education.
The University Studies Program is an important way in which the University meets its Commitment to Student Learning.
Students will take approved courses to fulfill a number of requirements that are organized into the following five clusters:
The University Studies Curriculum lists the full requirements as well as the defined learning outcomes.
*Students entering UMass Dartmouth without prior college credit in Fall 2012 or later fall under the University Studies program. Transfer students with 24 or fewer credits entering in 2012-2013 and transfer students entering with 48 or fewer credits in 2013-2014 also complete University Studies. Starting in 2014-2015, all transfer students fall into University Studies. Students not in these University Studies groups complete the Gen Ed Program.