College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is a college within the university. It was founded in 1928 as the Division of Social Sciences after being split off from the Division of Rural and Social Science. It was renamed in 1938 as the Division of Liberal Arts, renamed in 1945 as the School of Liberal Arts, and merged in 1949 with the School of Science to form the College of Arts and Sciences. It became its own faculty in 1970 under the name Social and Behavioral Sciences, and split off to form its own college in 1993.

Departments

Departments within the college include:

  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Communication
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Journalism
  • Department of Labor Studies
  • Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
  • Department of Legal Studies
  • Department of Public Policy and Administration
  • Department of Resource Economics
  • Department of Social Thought and Political Economy

Degrees

The college also offers certificates in the following:

  • African Studies
  • Applied Economic Research on Co-operative Enterprises
  • Asian and Asian American Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Film Studies
  • Journalism
  • International Relations
  • Latin American
  • Caribbean and Latino Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Native American Indian Studies
  • Population Studies
  • Public Policy and Administration

The college grants the following Bachelors degrees:

  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Environmental Design
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Legal Studies
  • Political Science
  • Resource Economics
  • Social Thought and Political Economy
  • Sociology

The college grants the following Masters degrees:

  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Labor Studies
  • Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (including Landscape Architecture (MLA)
  • Regional Planning (MRP)
  • Dual Degree (MLA and MRP)
  • Planning and Law (MRP and JD))
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Resource Economics
  • Sociology

The college grants the following Doctoral degrees:

  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Regional Planning
  • Resource Economics
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Credits

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