In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), you begin your journey with CAS 101, a one-credit class that meets once a week. CAS 101 helps you make a smooth transition to college life.
Learn about UMassD's commitment to:
- A liberal education: you'll explore knowledge across many fields, to enhance your academic success and your life beyond graduation
- Student engagement: you'll apply your knowledge through internships, service learning, study abroad, and other experiential learning opportunities
CAS 101 advantages
- Get to know other students
- Make a successful transition to UMass Dartmouth
- Work one-on-one with a faculty member to explore your opportunities
- Discover campus resources that can help you achieve your goals
Skills for your success
- Develop skills in note-taking, test-taking, college reading, time management, and handling finances
- Get ready to take responsibility for your education
- Begin your intellectual journey to think critically, solve problems, and make decisions
Explore your major
- Explore how your major relates to your career goals
- Haven't chosen a major yet? CAS 101 sets you on the path to finding the right major for you
- Learn about academic program requirements and how to select courses
CAS 101 & University Studies
CAS 101 meets two requirements: University Studies Cluster 1E and College Studies.
University Studies is UMass Dartmouth's unique all-university program that complements and enhances your studies within your major. Learn more about University Studies
College Studies comprises a set of requirements determined by the College of Arts & Sciences to be fundamentally critical to a liberal arts education and your development as a citizen of the world.
CAS 101 enrollment
Fall CAS 101 classes are offered in groups: major-only sections, mixed sections, and undeclared-only sections. Students entering in the fall semester will be placed by the Advising, Support & Planning Office; spring sections are open for self-enrollment by students.