In Five College majors, departments and programs, our campuses collaborate to enhance academic offerings and support vibrant intellectual communities for students and faculty members.
Five Colleges coordinates dozens of multi-campus academic programs that give students and faculty members the opportunity to engage with people and access resources beyond their home campus. Browse the full list of programs below, or use the filter to focus your search based on the kind of program and academic area. Follow the other links to explore other academic opportunities.
Drawing on the expertise of more than 50 faculty members across the campuses, students pursuing the Five College African Studies certificate work closely with a faculty advisor to plan a uniquely tailored course of study.
The study of anthropology is greatly enriched by the presence of a large and varied range of scholars at the five campuses who meet regularly, share their research, and lecture in each other's classes.
The East Asian Languages Program supports the study of East Asian languages at the Five Colleges through events such as language and culture programs, workshops and seminars, and professional development opportunities.
Geology students and faculty members from the Five Colleges share research lab facilities equipped with state-of-the-art instruments, learn together in classes across all campuses, and explore settings around the world on joint field trips.
The Five College Hebrew Language Initiative enables students on all five campuses to study the Hebrew language. Courses are offered through Smith and UMass Amherst and open to all five college students.
The Five College International Relations Program is a unique collaboration of disciplines and institutions that forms a rich interdisciplinary undergraduate international relations learning environment.
The Five College Multicultural Theater Committee, supported by the Five College Theater chairs and Five Colleges, Inc., is charged with furthering multicultural perspectives in theater in our community.
The Five College Queer, Trans, & Sexuality Studies certificate provides students an opportunity to critically examine the relationship between sexual and gender identities, experiences, cultures & communities.
The Five College Statistics Program was created in 2011 to enable statistics faculty members at the five campuses to coordinate and integrate resources to better serve our statistics and data science students.