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RAP Programs
Select Program Description Residential Area Enrollment Limit Seat Remaining
Select Program Bio-Pioneers RAP; James Hall in Southwest Residential Area RESTRICTED: Bio-Pioneers RAP in James Hall is by invitation only. Students who apply and are accepted will enroll together in "Introductory Biology I" (Biology 151) and a RAP seminar both Fall and Spring semesters. The Bio-Pioneers RAP is designed to foster a passion for scientific research, celebrate the first-generation identity, build community, and provide academic and social support as students transition to college. In addition to providing a strong foundation in science, the Bio-Pioneers RAP will ensure participants are well-prepared for careers in science and science-related fields through an emphasis on connecting students with undergraduate research experiences. Southwest 38 12
Select Program CICS Connect RAP; Dickinson Hall in Orchard Hill Residential Area RESTRICTED: CICS Connect RAP in Dickinson Hall, Orchard Hill Residential Area, is an opportunity for students who are entering declared in a CICS major or as undeclared in the CICS Exploratory Track. Students of all levels of computing experience are encouraged to apply. Students who apply (deadline May 7) and are accepted (notification of acceptance will be May 14) into this RAP will enroll together in the CICS First-Year Seminar: "Success in Computer Science: Ethics, Society and Study Skills" and a section of CS 121 (Fall) and a seminar and CS 187 (Spring).
*** On June 1 at noon, any remaining open spaces will be available for CICS declared majors and CICS Exploratory students. Students who join this RAP are expected to enroll in Computer Science 121. Students who have AP credit for Comp Sci 121 cannot join this RAP.***
Orchard Hill 19 4
Select Program CICS Connect RAP; Webster Hall in Orchard Hill Residential Area RESTRICTED: CICS Connect RAP in Webster Hall, Orchard Hill Residential Area, is an opportunity for students who are entering declared in a CICS major or as undeclared in the CICS Exploratory Track to live together and have their First-Year Seminar (one credit) with students they are living with. Students of all levels of computing experience are encouraged to apply. Students who apply (deadline May 7) and are accepted (notification of acceptance will be May 14) into this RAP will enroll together in the seminar.*** On June 1 at noon, any remaining open spaces will be available for CICS declared majors and CICS Exploratory students. *** Orchard Hill 37 4
Select Program CNS CONNECT RAP; Cance Hall in Southwest Residential Area RESTRICTED: CNS Connect RAP is for students who are entering declared in a CNS (College of Natural Sciences) major or as undeclared in the Natural Sciences Exploratory Track. The students in this RAP will have a 1-credit First-Year Seminar together. Topic: Unseen Ecosystems: How Microbiomes Shape Life on Earth. In this seminar, we will explore these questions by investigating microbial communities, from the first colonies of single-celled organisms to the microbes fermenting our food. Southwest 38 20
Select Program CNS CONNECT RAP; Knowlton Hall in Northeast Residential Area RESTRICTED: CNS Connect RAP is for students who are entering declared in a CNS (College of Natural Sciences) major or as undeclared in the Natural Sciences Exploratory Track. The students in this RAP will have a 1-credit First-Year Seminar together. Topic - Understanding Food & Climate. In this seminar we will think critically about how to build a more resilient food system, considering everything from how and what farmers grow, to how food is processed and transported to the grocery store. Northeast 38 25
Select Program CNS CONNECT RAP; Webster Hall in Orchard Hill Residential Area RESTRICTED: CNS Connect RAP is for students who are entering declared in a CNS (College of Natural Sciences) major or as undeclared in the Natural Sciences Exploratory Track. The students in this RAP will have a 1-credit First-Year Seminar. Topic - Food of the Future: Exploring Food Technologies and Products of the Future. In this seminar we will explore topics ranging from plant-based foods, lab grown meat, how we perceive flavor, 3-D printed foods, and many more. Orchard Hill 38 34
Select Program Communication MAJORS RAP; Pierpont Hall in Southwest Residential Area RESTRICTED: The Communication Majors RAP is a program for students who are motivated to connect with other Communication majors. Students will enroll together in "Introduction to Film Studies" (COMM 140). In this course, students will explore what is going on beneath the surface in most of the movies, television, and visual media we enjoy. We'll decode the language of film through screenings of works such as Do The Right Thing, Vertigo and The Sound of Metal as well as short production assignments to both perceive and produce film at this deeper level. Southwest 30 19
Select Program Connecting with Social Justice RAP; Moore Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Connecting with Social Justice RAP in Moore Hall will enroll together in "Social Change in the 1960s" (History 154). This course examines the underpinnings of social change in the 1960s from the perspectives of the individuals who led and participated in these groundbreaking social change movements. Through a variety of types of resources, students will explore the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, age and national origin making connections between social movements of the past and the present. Southwest 30 0
Select Program Cultural Explorations RAP; Mary Lyon Hall in Northeast Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Cultural Explorations RAP in Mary Lyon Hall will enroll together in "Ancient Civilizations" (Anthropology 150). In this course, we will use archeological data to explore a range of ancient societies around the world. We'll discuss different ways that people gain and maintain power from past to present and attempt to relate what we see in the archaeological record to our own human experience. Northeast 28 2
Select Program Cultural Explorations RAP; Moore Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Cultural Explorations RAP in Moore Hall will enroll together in "Grassroots in America" (Afro Am 170). This course will be an interdisciplinary study of grassroots organizing and community experiences from the 1990s to the present day. By highlighting how community organizing has been affected by the internet and overall digital sphere, we will track the ways various organizations and movements have understood progress and community organizing and interrogate how race, gender, and sexuality inform experiences within and around these movements. Southwest 30 17
Select Program Cultural Explorations RAP; Thoreau Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Cultural Explorations RAP in Thoreau Hall will enroll together in "Revolutionary Concepts in African-American Music" (Afro Am 156). 'Everyone's a critic' especially when it comes to music, but how does one critically engage music? In this course, we will approach Black genres of music from historical, cultural and literary perspectives. Further, we will discuss the ways in which Black music permeates other forms of culture such as literature and media (film, fashion, dancing, etc.). Southwest 30 0
Select Program Cultural Explorations RAP; Wheeler Hall in Central Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Cultural Explorations RAP in Wheeler Hall will enroll together in "Hunger in the Global Economy" (Resource Economics 121). We will examine the hunger and malnutrition issue from an economic point of view by considering how the world population dynamic and the interaction between demand and supply for food affect the global hunger situation. Our goal is to use ideas, and methods of analysis in the social sciences to address fundamental questions to the real-world problem of hunger. Central 30 11
Select Program Emerging Scholars RAP; Melville Hall in Southwest Residential Area RESTRICTED: This RAP is by invitation and application only; accepted students must confirm their space in this RAP. Students will enroll together in a small section of an honors level of the Gen Ed course 'Introduction to Sociology, Honors' (Sociology 110H), a 1-credit RAP seminar and College Writing (Gen ED CW) in the Fall semester. In the Spring semester, RAP students will enroll together in 'Ideas that Changed the World' (Honors 201H). Southwest 19 4
Select Program Engineering MAJORS RAP; Dickinson Hall in Orchard Hill Residential Area RESTRICTED: The Engineering Majors RAP in Dickinson Hall, Orchard Hill Residential Area, is open to any student who has been admitted to UMass Amherst as an Engineering Major. Students will have the option to enroll in "World History Since 1500" (History 111) or "Ancient Civilizations" (Anthro 150), which fulfill the Diversity Gen Ed requirement. See the RAP website for these course descriptions.

Course enrollment is on a first come, first served basis and will be confirmed during NSO advising appointment.
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Select Program Engineering MAJORS RAP; Dwight Hall in Northeast Residential Area RESTRICTED: The Engineering MAJORS RAP in Dwight Hall, Northeast Residential Area, is open to any student who has been admitted to UMass Amherst as an Engineering Major. Students will have the option to enroll in "World History Since 1500" (History 111) or "Ancient Civilizations" (Anthro 150), which fulfill the Diversity Gen Ed requirement. See the RAP website for these course descriptions.

Course enrollment is on a first come, first served basis and will be confirmed during NSO advising appointment.
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Select Program Engineering MAJORS RAP; Kennedy Hall in Southwest Residential Area RESTRICTED: The Engineering Majors RAP in Kennedy Hall, Southwest Residential Area, is open to any student who has been admitted to UMass Amherst as an Engineering Major. Students will have an option to enroll in a special section of "Social Change in the 1960s" (History 154) or "Literature and Culture" (Afro Am 151), Gen Ed courses that fulfill the Diversity Gen Ed requirement. See the RAP website for these course descriptions.

Course enrollment is on a first come, first served basis and will be confirmed during NSO advising appointment.
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Select Program Engineering MAJORS RAP; Leach Hall in Northeast Residential Area RESTRICTED: Engineering MAJORS RAP in Leach Hall, Northeast Residential Area, is open to any student who has been admitted to UMass Amherst as an Engineering Major. Students will have the option to enroll in "World History Since 1500" (History 111) or "Ancient Civilizations" (Anthro 150), which fulfill the Diversity Gen Ed requirement. See the RAP website for these course descriptions.

Course enrollment is on a first come, first served basis and will be confirmed during NSO advising appointment.
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Select Program Exploring Society RAP; Emerson Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Exploring Society RAP in Emerson Hall will enroll together in "Social Problems" (Sociology 103). In this course we will explore some of the major social problems in the U.S. and beyond. We will use the tools and perspectives of sociology to explore topics such as systemic racism, mass incarceration and police violence, poverty, and the disparate social impacts of digital technology. We will pay particular attention to power and its role in defining and disputing what constitutes a social problem. Southwest 30 1
Select Program Exploring Society RAP; Kennedy Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Exploring Society RAP in Kennedy Hall will enroll together in "Problems in Social Thought" (Philosophy 170). This course will explore the intersection of philosophy and politics. Throughout the semester students will investigate the connection between the moral values people have and how society should be arranged as a whole to reflect those values. As the semester progresses we will take the abstract philosophical principles we have learned and apply them to real life questions related to topics such as global warming, and the impact of artificial intelligence. Southwest 30 0
Select Program Exploring Society RAP; Moore Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Exploring Society RAP in Moore Hall will enroll together in "Race, Gender, Class and Ethnicity" (Sociology 106). This course introduces students to the sociological perspective, which we will use to examine race/ethnicity, gender, class, other identity categories, and the intersectionality of these categories. We will develop our understanding of how race/ethnicity, gender, and class?and particularly their social inequalities?exist within society and allow students to think about and discuss strategies that can work to reduce such inequalities. Southwest 30 0
Select Program Exploring Society RAP; Thoreau Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Exploring Society RAP in Thoreau Hall will enroll together in "Education and Film" (Education 167). What do movies teach us about education? In this course we will examine Hollywood representations of teaching and schooling, analyze film as both a product and producer of American society and culture, and conduct media analysis based on race, class, gender, and sexuality, and more! Southwest 29 0
Select Program Global Opportunities RAP; Emerson Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Global Opportunities RAP in Emerson Hall will enroll together in "International Short Story" (Comparative Literature 121). In this course we will read well-known and lesser-known short stories from different regions of the world, consider literature in relation to race, gender, sexuality, and class, and refine reading and writing skills. Southwest 30 4
Select Program Global Viewpoints RAP; Emerson Hall in Southwest Residential NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Global Viewpoints RAP in Emerson Hall will enroll together in "Culture, Society & People" (Anthropology 104). Through the research method, ethnography, we will touch on a variety of content including cultural difference, power and inequality, identities and subjectivity, climate change, and alternative futures. We will survey mixed media to employ anthropological concepts and knowledge to explore how culture is imagined and practiced. Southwest 30 0
Select Program Global Viewpoints; Gorman Hall in Central Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Global Viewpoints RAP in Gorman Hall will enroll together in "Human Nature" (Anthropology 100). This course explores the diversity of cultural practices and beliefs throughout human history and how they shape the world we live in. We will engage in a broad survey across human cultures by examining the four subfields of anthropology: sociocultural, biological, archaeological, and linguistic. Central 30 0
Select Program Health Sciences RAP; Kennedy Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Health Sciences RAP in Kennedy Hall will enroll together in "Introduction to Kinesiology" (Kinesiology 100). Principles of kinesiology, the science of human movement, apply to many types of individuals, including athletes, clinical populations, and you! Throughout this course, you will be provided with a rounded overview of the subfields of Kinesiology including motor control, exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports medicine, and exercise neuroscience. Southwest 30 0
Select Program Health Sciences RAP; Cance Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Health Sciences RAP in Cance Hall will enroll together in "Great Challenges in Public Health and Health Sciences" (SPHHS 150). This course provides an overview of the field of Public Health and the role we play in ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity for a healthy future. We will examine health from an individual and community level, health equity, and healthcare access. Upon completing this course, students will understand the integral nature of health crises such as the current pandemic and the necessity for everyone to play a part in helping our most vulnerable. Southwest 30 0
Select Program Health Sciences RAP; James Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Health Sciences RAP in James Hall will enroll together in "Health Care for All" (Public Health 129). This course will provide an overview of the United States health care system with emphasis on issues relating to unequal access to health services. We will discuss topics including cost, quality, access, structure, workforce, managed care, health insurance, and how other countries design health systems as we try to optimize our health through the healthcare system. Southwest 30 0
Select Program HFA CONNECT RAP; Van Meter Hall in Central Residential Area RESTRICTED: HFA Connect RAP is an opportunity for students who are entering declared in any HFA (College of Humanities & Fine Arts) major or undeclared in the Humanities & Fine Arts Exploratory Track to live and have their college seminar together. In this 1-credit seminar, "Career & Major Investigation" (HM & FNART 192M), a course designed to investigate what students love and want out of a job/career through discovering the wide array of academic opportunities UMass offers and learn how to customize your UMass experience. This seminar will offer students an opportunity to increase self-reflection, improve communication skills, and practice critical thinking strategies as they explore academic major requirements and career options. Central 16 7
Select Program Impact!: Self Awareness, Social Justice & Service RAP; Melville Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Impact: RAP in Melville Hall will enroll together in "Self-Awareness, Social Justice & Service" (Service Learning 192). This is a year-long RAP, developed and coordinated through the Office of Civic Engagement & Service Learning (CESL) which deeply integrates social justice theory and awareness building. In the Fall semester, students will deepen their understanding of our own intersecting social identities through reflecting on social justice theory, contemplative practices, and community engagement work. The Spring semester required course continues our thinking about community engagement and social justice while also reflecting on the concept of leadership. Southwest 24 0
Select Program Investigating Consumerism RAP; Thoreau Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Investigating Consumerism RAP in Thoreau Hall will enroll together in "Introduction to Resource Economics" (Resource Economics 102). In this course we will explore the fundamental theories of microeconomics, which will help you understand how consumers and firms make decisions; learn about how these decisions are made within a market framework; explore what happens when economic markets fail; and gain the necessary skills to have a deeper understanding of how economics impacts and plays a role in your everyday life. NOTE: Although there is no restriction on this course, it is recommended that students score at least a 16 on Part A of the Math Placement Test. Southwest 29 1
Select Program Investigating Politics RAP; Pierpont Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Investigating Politics RAP in Pierpont Hall will enroll together in "World Politics" (Political Science 121). This course serves as an introduction to the study of international relations. The primary purpose is to provide the theoretical and historical foundations necessary for analyzing and understanding a variety of international issues., Throughout the semester, students will learn analytical skills to understand and assess a diversity of perspectives concerning issues and policy options facing the international community. Southwest 30 0
Select Program Investigating Politics RAP; Wheeler Hall in Central Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Investigating Politics RAP in Wheeler Hall will enroll together in "Comparative Politics" (Political Science 111). Why do people sometimes resist political domination, and sometimes enthusiastically accept it? Why do some regions have obscene levels of wealth, while others suffer from devastating poverty? What tools can we use to uncover the power that hides within defining these concepts, and the stories we tell about them? We will explore questions like these in an introduction to the core areas of Comparative Politics, a subfield of Political Science. We will develop the tools needed to critically analyze political processes, and begin to think about your place in the contemporary political world. Central 30 0
Select Program Isenberg Fellows RAP; Cance Hall in Southwest Residential Area RESTRICTED: The Isenberg Fellows Global Citizenship and Leadership in Business RAP is restricted to students admitted into the Isenberg School of Management who applied and were accepted as Isenberg Fellows. Students enroll in a main campus lecture "Intro to Microeconomics" (ECON 103), and a corresponding small discussion section. Students will enroll in an Isenberg School of Management seminar.** On June 1 at noon, any remaining open spaces will be open to Isenberg declared majors and Business Exploratory students. Southwest 43 0
Select Program Isenberg Fellows RAP; Pierpont Hall in Southwest Residential Area RESTRICTED: The Isenberg Fellows Global Citizenship and Leadership in Business RAP is restricted to students admitted into the Isenberg School of Management who applied and were accepted as Isenberg Fellows. Students enroll in a main campus lecture "Intro to Microeconomics" (ECON 103), and a corresponding small discussion section. Students will enroll in an Isenberg School of Management seminar. ** On June 1 at noon, any remaining open spaces will be open to Isenberg declared majors and Business Exploratory students. Southwest 44 0
Select Program Literary Perspectives RAP; Van Meter Hall in Central Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Literary Perspectives RAP in Van Meter Hall will enroll together in "World Literature in English" (English 144). In this course we will embrace various perspectives as we explore ways in which the literature we read addresses conflicts and connections that exist between different races, nationalities and cultures. We will read the works of Amitav Ghosh, Zadie Smith, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, David Damrosch, and others. Central 29 0
Select Program Nursing MAJORS RAP; Kennedy Hall in Southwest Residential Area RESTRICTED: This RAP is an option for any student who has been admitted to UMass Amherst as a first-year Nursing Major. Students will enroll together in a seminar offered by the College of Nursing. Southwest 36 18
Select Program Partners In Education (PiE) RAP; Melville Hall in Southwest Residential Area RESTRICTED: This RAP is by invitation; eligible students will receive an invitation in the spring. Accepted students must confirm their space, and will enroll together in a Gen Ed course "Intro to Macroeconomics" (ECON 104) (main campus lecture and small discussion section). Students will enroll in an Isenberg School of Management seminar. Southwest 38 33
Select Program Performing & Visual Arts MAJORS RAP; Van Meter Hall in Central Residential Area RESTRICTED: This RAP is designed for 38 first-year students who have been admitted as Art, Art History, Architecture & Design, Dance, Music, and Theater majors. Students will enroll in a special First-Year Seminar designed through the college of Humanities & Fine Arts, specifically for the PVA Majors RAP. (There will be two sections of 19 students each.) In this seminar, we will discuss how to thrive in the ever changing working and social landscape of the visual and performing arts. As artists we need to learn how to collaborate and co-create solutions to the problems encompassing our lives as individuals and as social beings. Central 38 28
Select Program Perspectives in Health Topics RAP; Cance Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Perspectives in Health Topics RAP in Cance Hall will enroll together in "Medical Ethics" (Philosophy 164). In this course, we will discuss ethical questions and how they apply in the medical field. This course will improve your ability to critically engage with arguments, understand your views in medical ethics, and effectively defend those views against objections. Southwest 30 0
Select Program Perspectives in Health Topics RAP; Kennedy Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Perspectives in Health Topics RAP in Kennedy Tower will enroll together in "Medical Ethics" (Philosophy 164). In this course, we will turn a philosophical eye to issues concerning medical concepts, what knowledge medical research can provide, and the ethical issues that arise in the context of medicine. This course will provide students with a philosophical toolkit and a general background in ethical theories. Southwest 30 0
Select Program PHHS CONNECT RAP; James Hall in Southwest Residential Area RESTRICTED: PHHS Connect RAP is an opportunity for students who are entering declared in a PHHS (School of Public Health & Health Sciences) major or undeclared in the Public Health & Health Sciences Exploratory Track to live and have their First-Year Seminar together: Pubhlth Fact or Fiction. There is vast misinformation amongst the general public on health recommendations. Students will learn how to scientifically interpret pop science articles, where to find data informed recommendations, and how to communicate this information. Students will come away from this course with the tools to decipher accurate health information and disseminate this information to the general public. Southwest 19 16
Select Program SBS CONNECT RAP; Moore Hall in Southwest Residential Area RESTRICTED: Students in the SBS Connect RAP in Moore Hall will enroll together in a one-credit First-Year Seminar (SocBehav 191). This seminar is designed for incoming students who have declared a major or are on the Exploratory Track (undeclared) in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. This seminar will help students to begin planning their individual academic goals and pathways toward achieving them. Southwest 19 17
Select Program SBS CONNECT RAP; Pierpont Hall in Southwest Residential Area RESTRICTED: Students in the SBS Connect RAP in Pierpont Hall will enroll together in a one-credit First-Year Seminar (SocBehav 191). This seminar is designed for incoming students who have declared a major or are on the Exploratory Track (undeclared) in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. This seminar will help students to begin planning their individual academic goals and pathways toward achieving them. Southwest 19 6
Select Program Science & Culture RAP; Kennedy Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Science & Culture RAP in Kennedy Hall will enroll together in "The Science of Food" (Food-Sci 150). This course will explore our understanding of food in our everyday lives and the science behind maintenance of a high quality food supply for our society. We will examine how our society addresses food safety and dietary concerns from a chemical, biochemical, microbial and regulatory point of view to ensure an adequate and wholesome food supply is maintained for all. Southwest 30 0
Select Program Science & Culture RAP; Dickinson Hall in Orchard Hill Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Science & Culture RAP in Dickinson Hall will enroll together in "Intro to Science Fiction" (Comparative Literature 133). Science fiction is now one of the most popular genres in contemporary culture in the United States and around the world. In order to understand the scope of this genre, students will read and watch a series of short stories, films, and novels together with critical articles and theoretical texts. In this project- and discussion-based course, we will work to understand these works in their historical and geographical contexts, while also attempting to understand their relevance to our present day. Orchard Hill 30 11
Select Program Scientific Thinking RAP; James Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Scientific Thinking RAP in James Hall will enroll together in "History of Western Science & Technology" (History 181). This course examines the development of science and technology in the West, focusing on key scientific ideas, discoveries, and players during the modern period spanning from the Scientific Revolution to the Cold War. Students will critically examine science's historical interaction with culture, politics, and religion. Southwest 30 7
Select Program Scientific Thinking RAP; Knowlton Hall in Northeast Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Scientific Thinking RAP in Knowlton Hall will enroll together in "Introduction to Philosophy" (Philosophy 100). This course offers students an introduction to the methods of philosophy, focusing on three areas: moral obligation; the relationship between the brain and mind, and the nature of rational, justified belief. Our focus won?t be on finding the correct answers, but on critical thinking to analyze, evaluate, and create arguments. Northeast 30 0
Select Program Sustainability & Society RAP; Cance Hall in Southwest Residential Area NOT RESTRICTED: Students in Sustainability & Society RAP in Cance Hall will enroll together in "Sustainable Living: Solutions for the 21st Century" (Natural Resources Conservation 185), an interdisciplinary course that examines the impact (both positive and negative) of individual actions on our society, environment and economy. Students will be challenged to consider their role in defining tomorrow's global society, and will have opportunities to create meaningful change in their local community. Sustainable Living considers the science behind consumption, and channels student energy and creativity into real-world solutions. Southwest 30 0
Select Program Veterinary & Animal Sciences MAJORS RAP; Crabtree Hall in Northeast Residential Area RESTRICTED: Vet & Animal Sci Majors RAP students live together in Crabtree Hall in the Northeast area of campus. This RAP is a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with other motivated Veterinary & Animal Sciences majors, meet faculty, and learn about opportunities within the department. Students will enroll in a seminar offered by the Veterinary & Animal Sciences Department. Northeast 38 0
Commonwealth Honors College Programs
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Select Program Engineering Honors RAP - Sycamore Hall, CHC Residential Community RESTRICTED: For Honors Engineering students who want to take engineering-related courses and live on an engineering floor in Sycamore Hall in the CHC Residential Community. Students can easily work together on math problems and engineering projects. To meet the requirements of the Engineering Honors RAP, you will enroll in a section of ONE of the following honors math or honors chemistry courses: MATH 131H, MATH 132H, MATH 233H, CHEM 121H
Students will choose the class with their academic advisor during Summer NSO.
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Select Program Honors Contemporary Topics: Oak 1 - Oak Hall, CHC Residential Area RESTRICTED: Students in this program must enroll in 2 courses: The 1-credit "Front Page Seminar" (Honors 191FPH) and a section of "Ideas that Change the World" (Honors 201H), which meets gen ed and honors requirements. This program is located in Oak Hall, and students must be roommates with each other. Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community 18 0
Select Program Honors Contemporary Topics: Oak 2 - Oak Hall; CHC Residential Area RESTRICTED: Students in this program must enroll in 2 courses: The 1-credit "Front Page Seminar" (Honors 191FPH) and a section of "Ideas that Change the World" (Honors 201H), which meets gen ed and honors requirements. This program is located in Oak Hall, and students must be roommates with each other. Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community 18 0
Select Program Honors Contemporary Topics: Oak 3 - Oak Hall, CHC Residential Community RESTRICTED: Students in this program must enroll in 2 courses: The 1-credit "Front Page Seminar" (Honors 191FPH) and a section of "Ideas that Change the World" (Honors 201H), which meets gen ed and honors requirements. This program is located in Oak Hall, and students must be roommates with each other. Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community 18 0
Select Program Honors Contemporary Topics: Oak 4 - Oak Hall; CHC Residential Community RESTRICTED: Students in this program must enroll in 2 courses: The 1-credit "Front Page Seminar" (Honors 191FPH) and a section of "Ideas that Change the World" (Honors 201H), which meets gen ed and honors requirements. This program is located in Oak Hall, and students must be roommates with each other. Not for Physics Majors. Course conflict with Major requirement Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community 18 0
Select Program Honors Contemporary Topics: Syc 1 - Sycamore Hall, CHC Residential Community RESTRICTED: Students in this program must enroll in 2 courses: The 1-credit "Front Page Seminar" (Honors 191FPH) and a section of "Ideas that Change the World" (Honors 201H), which meets gen ed and honors requirements. This program is located in Sycamore Hall, and students must be roommates with each other. Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community 18 0
Select Program Honors Contemporary Topics: Syc 3 - Sycamore Hall; CHC Residential Area RESTRICTED: Students in this program must enroll in 2 courses: The 1-credit "Front Page Seminar" (Honors 191FPH) and a section of "Ideas that Change the World" (Honors 201H), which meets gen ed and honors requirements. This program is located in Sycamore Hall, and students must be roommates with each other. Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community 18 0
Select Program Honors Contemporary Topics: Syc 4 - Sycamore Hall, CHC Area RESTRICTED: Students in this program must enroll in 2 courses: The 1-credit "Front Page Seminar" (Honors 191FPH) and a section of "Ideas that Change the World" (Honors 201H), which meets gen ed and honors requirements. This program is located in Sycamore Hall, and students must be roommates with each other. Not for Physics Majors. Course conflict with Major requirement Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community 18 0
Select Program Isenberg Honors World of Possibilities & Business RAP; Oak - CHC Residential Community RESTRICTED: For Isenberg students interested in further exploring and realizing their passion, especially related to Business. Students must be roommates with someone in this program.

World of Possibilities and Business will be located in Oak Hall. Students in this Isenberg Honors RAP will enroll in "Introduction to Microeconomics" (Economics 103H) and the year long one-credit seminar "Thrive" (SCHMGMT 197U).
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TAP Programs
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Select Program BIOTAP; Sycamore Hall - CHC Residential Community RESTRICTED:This unique Talent Advancement Program (TAP) is designed for 48 first-year students who are admitted to UMass Amherst as Commonwealth Honors College students declared in a biological science major. Students who were invited, have applied and been accepted must confirm their space. Students will enroll in Biology 161H "Quantum Biology of the Cell" and Biology 191L "BioTAP Seminar." Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community 48 0
Transfer Programs
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Select Program Transfer RAP; John Adams Hall in Southwest Residential Area Students in Transfer RAP in John Adams Hall will enroll together in a section of the Transfer Success Seminar (UNIVRSTY 125T).This RAP is intended for students coming to UMass as transfer students from other colleges. (This is NOT for UMass Stockbridge Transfer students.) Southwest 45 0
Select Program Transfer RAP; McNamara Hall in Sylvan Residential Area Students in Transfer RAP in McNamara Hall will enroll together in a section of the Transfer Success Seminar (UNIVRSTY 125T).This RAP is intended for students coming to UMass as transfer students from other colleges. (This is NOT for UMass Stockbridge Transfer students.) Sylvan 19 0