Program in Culture, Health, and Science

The Five College Program in Culture, Health, and Science (CHS) is a certificate program that allows undergraduate liberal arts students to explore human health, disease, and healing from interdisciplinary perspectives.

Graduate schools recognize that tomorrow's health experts will need interdisciplinary training to link their understandings of history, culture, and behavior with clinical, biological, and epidemiologic models of health and disease. Students design a plan of study that approaches "health" holistically from the perspective of natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. 

Completing a CHS certificate builds on the liberal arts approach to equip students with tools to think critically about health issues. For example, students may learn to:

  • Recognize historical patterns of disease distribution, treatment, and health disparities
  • Appreciate the value of integrating literature, philosophy, and the arts with studies in STEM fields (and vice versa)
  • Develop technical skills (such as research design, media literacy, gene editing, foreign languages, econometrics, doula training, or statistical analysis) to apply to health issues
  • Navigate healthcare systems and be an advocate for themselves and others 
  • Apply contributions of multiple disciplines to the realm of public health, health promotion, cultural competence, disease eradication and global health

Students learn how behavior influences disease distribution, how biomedical categories change across time and culture, and how political and socioeconomic factors affect disease and treatment. CHS students learn to interpret and communicate their results to diverse audiences.

CHS is led by a Steering Committee of faculty members from all five colleges and a range of disciplines. CHS students work with their campus advisors to articulate objectives, select courses, and conduct independent projects or internships. Faculty and students alike are enriched by the cross-campus connections and interdisciplinary collaborations that the Culture, Health, and Science program fosters—locally and globally. Get on board!

Interested in learning more about CHS? Join our email list, follow us on Facebook, and fill out a Declaration of Interest Form.

On This Page

2020 is a year that fully illuminates the importance of the work that the Five College Program in Culture, Health, and Science (CHS) promotes. The lived experience and far-reaching consequences of structural anti-Black racism, white supremacy, and racial inequities are public health issues. This is a longstanding crisis, which is now being exacerbated by the global COVID-19 pandemic and an ongoing climate emergency. Widespread protests demanding an end to systemic racism bring renewed urgency to our interdisciplinary approaches and inspire us to learn from vital traditions and develop new frames of reference. CHS supports students to listen to, learn from, and work with a wide range of communities and individuals with varied vantage points and backgrounds to advance common causes. In this way, we view ending racism and averting climate disaster as intertwined core concerns that demand decisive, sustained, and collective action.

Faculty

Culture, Health, and Science Campus Advisors are faculty members in a variety of disciplines at each of the five campuses who work directly with students pursuing the CHS certificate to guide students through the CHS program, answer questions and help students plan for successfully completing all certificate requirements.

If you are in your final year at one of the campuses and plan on completing the CHS certificate before graduation, or are just starting and want to learn more about the program, CHS advisors can help you find your way.

Read about the advisors at your institution through the links provided, and contact the advisor of your choice to arrange an advising session.

  • Felicity Aulino, Anthropology (teaching at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst College, Hampshire College, and Mount Holyoke College)
  • Rebeccah Lijek, Biological Sciences

  • Felicity Aulino, Anthropology (teaching at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst College, Hampshire College, and Mount Holyoke College)
  • Betsy KrauseAnthropology
  • Thomas LeathermanAnthropology (On sabbatical Fall 2022 - Spring 2023)
  • Amanda Seaman, Asian Languages and Literatures
  • Susan ShawPublic Health (On sabbatical Fall 2022 - Spring 2023)

The CHS Program is guided by a steering committee comprised of faculty members from each of the five campuses and staff members of the Five College consortium.

Amanda Seaman, Asian Languages and Literatures, UMass Amherst

Richard Aronson, Health Professions Advisor
Alexandra Purdy, Biology
Chris Dole, Anthropology (On sabbatical Fall 2022 - Spring 2023)

Elizabeth Conlisk, Natural Sciences
Cynthia Gill, Natural Sciences
Alan Goodman, Natural Sciences

Rebeccah Lijek, Biological Sciences

Benita Jackson, Psychology
Susan Levin, Philosophy
Suzanne Zhang-Gottschang, Anthropology (On sabbatical Spring 2023)

Felicity Aulino, Anthropology (teaching at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst College, Hampshire College, and Mount Holyoke College)
Dan Gerber, Public Health
Aline Gubrium, Public Health
Betsy Krause, Anthropology
Tom Leatherman, Anthropology (On sabbatical Fall 2022 - Spring 2023)
Amanda Seaman, Asian Languages and Literatures

Certificate

The Five College Certificate in Culture, Health, and Science complements any major, allowing students to deepen their knowledge of human health, disease, and healing through interdisciplinary inquiry. Under the guidance of faculty program advisors on each campus, students choose a sequence of seven courses available across the five campuses and identify (in consultation with their advisor) an appropriate project or internship that will count toward the certificate. (Four semesters of a second language is also recommended, but not required.) Together with the visiting lectures and seminars sponsored by the Program, CHS provides a structure that is adaptable for students interested in pursuing health-related careers, as well as those curious to learn how different disciplines analyze common human experience.

Interested in pursuing the Culture, Health, and Science Certificate?

First, reach out to a campus advisor and fill out the Declaration of Interest Form. Then, take a look at the Student Timeline to stay on schedule with the certificate program requirements. We also recommend that you download the CHS Certificate Completion Form (below) to help you and your advisor keep track of what courses you need and what requirements you have fulfilled.

Certificate Requirements

The seven required courses are to be distributed across the following five categories of inquiry:

  1. Biocultural Approaches
    Interdisciplinary and/or comparative approaches that explore the interdependent influences on human health and disease
  2. Mechanisms of Disease Transmission
    Mechanisms of disease growth and transmission within individuals and populations
  3. Population Health and Disease
    Exploring the relationships among social, behavioral, economic and other aggregate population forces on human health and disease
  4. Engaged and Humanistic Approaches
    Ethical, humanistic, artistic, and engaged approaches to human health and disease, including explorations of healthcare practice, policy, and activism.
  5. Research Design and Analysis
    Concepts of evidence, data collection, research ethics, measurement and modes of analysis

Further Details:

  • No course can be used to satisfy more than one category.  
  • No more than three courses can “double count” toward a student’s major.
  • Four semesters—or the equivalent—of a second language is recommended but not required. Such language training may be required for students seeking internships and summer research positions.

Independent Research Project

The Certificate requires the completion of an independent project such as an internship, thesis, Division III project, course project, independent study or other activity. You work with your campus CHS advisor to develop a project that satisfies both the Certificate requirements and your own interests. Not sure if you have an independent project that qualifies? Meet with your CHS Campus Advisor to find out.

Completion

When you complete the requirements for the CHS Certificate, return the completed Certificate Completion Form to your CHS campus advisor along with a copy of your transcript.

If you have any questions about the requirements or if you would like to pursue the certificate, contact your CHS Campus Advisor.

Courses

Spring 2023 CHS Courses: Category 5

Subject Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Institution Meeting Times
MATH 135 01 Intro to Stat Modeling Pamela Matheson Amherst College M/W/F | 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
MATH 135 02 Intro to Stat Modeling Pamela Matheson Amherst College M/W/F | 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
MATH 135 03 Intro to Stat Modeling Brittney Bailey Amherst College M/W/F | 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
MATH 135 04 Intro to Stat Modeling Kevin Donges Amherst College M/W/F | 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
MATH 135 05 Intro to Stat Modeling Kevin Donges Amherst College M/W/F | 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
PSYC 122 01 Statis & Expermnt Design Julia McQuade Amherst College TU/TH | 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM
SOCI 316 01 Social Research Leah Schmalzbauer Amherst College TU/TH | 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
CSI 0218 1 Posthuman Philosophy&fiction Malgorzata Grebowicz Hampshire College 01:00PM-02:20PM TU;01:00PM-02:20PM TH
NS 0240 1 Statistics Elizabeth Conlisk Hampshire College 02:30PM-03:50PM TU;02:30PM-03:50PM TH
NS 0248 1 Epidemiology Elizabeth Conlisk Hampshire College 10:30AM-11:50AM TU;10:30AM-11:50AM TH
PSYCH 201 01 Statistics John Tawa,Natasha Matos Mount Holyoke College TTH 10:30AM-11:45AM
PSYCH 201L 01 Statistics Lab Natasha Matos,John Tawa Mount Holyoke College F 08:55AM-09:45AM
PSYCH 201L 02 Statistics Lab Natasha Matos,John Tawa Mount Holyoke College F 10:00AM-10:50AM
PSYCH 201L 03 Statistics Lab Natasha Matos,John Tawa Mount Holyoke College F 11:30AM-12:20PM
PSYCH 310QR 01 Lab: Qualitative Research Corey Flanders Mount Holyoke College TH 01:30PM-04:20PM
PSYCH 310SJ 01 Lab: Social Justice and Educ. Jackson Matos Mount Holyoke College M 01:30PM-04:20PM
SOCI 225 01 SocSci Research/Data Analysis Benjamin Gebre-Medhin Mount Holyoke College MW 10:00AM-11:15AM
STAT 140 01 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Pramesh Subedi Mount Holyoke College MWF 08:30AM-09:45AM
STAT 140 02 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Pramesh Subedi Mount Holyoke College MWF 10:00AM-11:15AM
STAT 140 03 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Isabelle Beaudry Mount Holyoke College MWF 11:30AM-12:45PM
ECO 220 01 Intro Stats & Econometrics Terry-Ann Craigie Smith College M W F 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM
ECO 220 L01 Intro Stats & Econometrics Terry-Ann Craigie Smith College M 3:05 PM - 3:55 PM
ECO 220 L02 Intro Stats & Econometrics Terry-Ann Craigie Smith College W 2:45 PM - 3:35 PM
NSC 230 01 Expermntl Methods in Neurosc Sharon Owino Smith College TU TH 9:25 AM - 10:40 AM
NSC 230 L01 Expermntl Methods in Neurosc Narendra H. Pathak Smith College TU 1:20 PM - 4:00 PM
PSY 202 01 Intro to Research Methods Katherine H. Clemans Smith College TU TH 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM
PSY 202 02 Intro to Research Methods Katherine H. Clemans Smith College TU TH 1:20 PM - 2:35 PM
PSY 202 03 Intro to Research Methods Katherine H. Clemans Smith College TU TH 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
PSY 202 04 Intro to Research Methods Yael Granot Smith College TU TH 9:25 AM - 10:40 AM
SDS 220 01 Intro/Probability/Statistics William Hopper Smith College M W F 9:25 AM - 10:40 AM
SDS 220 02 Intro/Probability/Statistics William Hopper Smith College M W F 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM
SDS 220 04 Intro/Probability/Statistics Kaitlyn Cook Smith College W F 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM; M 3:05 PM - 4:20 PM
SOC 203 01 Qualitative Methods Timothy Recuber Smith College W 1:20 PM - 2:35 PM; M 1:40 PM - 2:55 PM
ANTHRO 281 01 Stats in Anthropology using R Jason Kamilar UMass Amherst M W 2:30PM 3:20PM
ANTHRO 281 01AA Stats in Anthropology using R UMass Amherst F 9:05AM 9:55AM
ANTHRO 281 01AB Stats in Anthropology using R UMass Amherst F 10:10AM 11:00AM
ANTHRO 281 01AC Stats in Anthropology using R UMass Amherst F 11:15AM 12:05PM
ANTHRO 803 01 Research in Physical Anthro UMass Amherst 1:00AM 1:00AM
PUBHLTH 223 01 Intro/Biostats for PUBHLTH Scott Chasan-Taber UMass Amherst M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM
PUBHLTH 224 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Sofija Zagarins UMass Amherst TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM
RES-ECON 212 01 Intro Stats/Soc Sci Wayne-Roy Gayle UMass Amherst M 4:00PM 5:15PM
RES-ECON 212 02 Intro Stats/Soc Sci Wayne-Roy Gayle UMass Amherst M 2:30PM 3:45PM
RES-ECON 212 03 Intro Stats/Soc Sci Wayne-Roy Gayle UMass Amherst TU 2:30PM 3:45PM
RES-ECON 212 04 Intro Stats/Soc Sci Srabana Gupta UMass Amherst W 2:30PM 3:45PM
RES-ECON 212 05 Intro Stats/Soc Sci Srabana Gupta UMass Amherst TH 2:30PM 3:45PM
STOCKSCH 171 01 Plagues, Food and People: Eco Daniel Cooley UMass Amherst TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM

Spring 2023 CHS Courses: Category 4

Subject Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Institution Meeting Times
CSI 0218 1 Posthuman Philosophy&fiction Malgorzata Grebowicz Hampshire College 01:00PM-02:20PM TU;01:00PM-02:20PM TH
CSI 0243 1 Indigenous Persp. US Hist Robert Caldwell Hampshire College 06:00PM-08:40PM TH
ANTHR 216GH 01 Case Studies in Global Health Felicity Aulino Mount Holyoke College TTH 09:00AM-10:15AM
ANTHR 216LA 01 Anthropology of Latin America William Girard Mount Holyoke College MW 11:30AM-12:45PM
ANTHR 216WT 01 Witchcraft and Healing Mark Auslander Mount Holyoke College MW 10:00AM-11:15AM
ANTHR 316PG 01 Participatory Governance Jacquelyne Luce Mount Holyoke College TTH 09:00AM-10:15AM
BIOL 301 01 Regenerative Medicine Rachel Fink Mount Holyoke College TH 01:30PM-04:20PM
CST 249BA 01 Black Atlantic Diasporas Karen Remmler,Lucas Wilson Mount Holyoke College TTH 03:15PM-04:30PM
CST 249BE 01 Buddhist Ethics Susanne Mrozik Mount Holyoke College TTH 01:45PM-03:00PM
CST 249HE 01 History of Energy Desmond Fitz-Gibbon Mount Holyoke College TTH 01:45PM-03:00PM
CST 249JM 01 Citizens and Subjects Mara Benjamin Mount Holyoke College MW 10:00AM-11:15AM
CST 249RP 01 Race, Racism, and Power Vanessa Rosa Mount Holyoke College TTH 10:30AM-11:45AM
CST 249US 01 US Women's History Since 1890 Mary Renda Mount Holyoke College TTH 10:30AM-11:45AM
GNDST 333EM 01 Naturecultural Embodiments Christian Gundermann Mount Holyoke College TTH 01:45PM-03:00PM
PHIL 260AR 01 Ethics and Artificial Intel. Laura Sizer Mount Holyoke College TTH 01:45PM-03:00PM
PSYCH 359NP 01 Neuroscience of Sleep Bethany Jones Mount Holyoke College MW 01:45PM-03:00PM
PSYCH 359NPL 01 Neuroscience of Sleep Lab Bethany Jones Mount Holyoke College TH 01:30PM-04:20PM
PSYCH 359NPL 02 Neuroscience of Sleep Lab Bethany Jones Mount Holyoke College F 01:30PM-04:20PM
ECO 260 01 Public Economics&Finance Mariyana Zapryanova Smith College W 1:20 PM - 2:35 PM; M 1:40 PM - 2:55 PM
ENG 118lf 01 Colq: T-Liberating the Future Magdalena Zapedowska Smith College TU TH 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
NSC 312ad 01 Sem:T-Adversity Maya Rosen Smith College TU 1:20 PM - 4:00 PM
NSC 312td 01 Sem: T-Target Deliv Nerv Sys Alexis Marie Ziemba Smith College W 1:10 PM - 4:00 PM
SWG 271 01 Colq: Reproductive Justice Loretta Ross Smith College TU TH 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM
BIOLOGY 312 01 Writing In Biology Andrew Spracklen UMass Amherst TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM
BIOLOGY 312 02 Writing In Biology Joshua Lonthair UMass Amherst M W 2:30PM 3:45PM
BIOLOGY 312 03 Writing In Biology UMass Amherst TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM
BIOLOGY 312 04 Writing In Biology Steven Brewer UMass Amherst F 1:25PM 3:45PM
BIOLOGY 312 05 Writing In Biology Ben Normark UMass Amherst W 8:30AM 11:00AM
BIOLOGY 312 06 Writing In Biology Jeffrey Podos UMass Amherst TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM
BIOLOGY 312 07 Writing In Biology Mohammad Arif Ashraf UMass Amherst TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM
HISTORY 181 01 Hist Western Sci&Technology II Emily Hamilton UMass Amherst M W 1:25PM 2:15PM
HISTORY 181 01AA Hist Western Sci&Technology II UMass Amherst F 8:00AM 8:50AM
HISTORY 181 01AB Hist Western Sci&Technology II UMass Amherst F 9:05AM 9:55AM
HISTORY 181 01AC Hist Western Sci&Technology II UMass Amherst F 10:10AM 11:00AM
HISTORY 181 01AD Hist Western Sci&Technology II UMass Amherst F 12:20PM 1:10PM
HISTORY 181 01AE Hist Western Sci&Technology II UMass Amherst F 2:30PM 3:20PM
HISTORY 181 01AF Hist Western Sci&Technology II UMass Amherst F 4:00PM 4:50PM
HISTORY 397RR 01 ST-Hist/ReproductiveRightsLaw Jennifer Nye UMass Amherst TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM
JAPANESE 397E 01 ST-Japan Through Afflictions Amanda Seaman UMass Amherst TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM
NURSING 439 01 CommHealthNursingIVA:Community Ann Becker UMass Amherst F 11:15AM 2:00PM
NUTRITN 372 01 Writing in Nutrition Christy Maxwell UMass Amherst TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM
NUTRITN 372 02 Writing in Nutrition Nicole Goldstein UMass Amherst TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM
PHIL 164 01 Medical Ethics Christopher Meacham UMass Amherst M W 11:15AM 12:05PM
PHIL 164 01AA Medical Ethics UMass Amherst F 9:05AM 9:55AM
PHIL 164 01AB Medical Ethics UMass Amherst F 10:10AM 11:00AM
PHIL 164 01AC Medical Ethics UMass Amherst F 11:15AM 12:05PM
PHIL 164 01AD Medical Ethics UMass Amherst F 12:20PM 1:10PM
PHIL 164 01AE Medical Ethics UMass Amherst F 1:25PM 2:15PM
PHIL 164 01AF Medical Ethics UMass Amherst F 2:30PM 3:20PM
PHIL 164 02 Medical Ethics Matthew Miller UMass Amherst TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM
PHIL 164H 01 Medical Ethics Erin Wiebe UMass Amherst TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM
PSYCH 383 01 Thry&Prac/Counslng&Psychothrpy Michael Constantino UMass Amherst M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM
PUBHLTH 129 01 Health Care For All Lawrence Pellegrini UMass Amherst TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM
PUBHLTH 129 02 Health Care For All Brittany Ranchoff UMass Amherst M W 2:30PM 3:45PM
PUBHLTH 129 03 Health Care For All Michael Begay UMass Amherst TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM
PUBHLTH 160 01 My Body, My Health Andrea Ayvazian UMass Amherst TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM
PUBHLTH 160 02 My Body, My Health Andrea Ayvazian UMass Amherst TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM
PUBHLTH 160 03 My Body, My Health Andrea Ayvazian UMass Amherst TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM
PUBHLTH 160 04 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber UMass Amherst TU 5:30PM 8:00PM
SOCIOL 242 01 Drugs & Society UMass Amherst M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM
WGSS 205 01 Feminist Health Politics Laura Briggs UMass Amherst TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM
WGSS 291C 01 S-Gender, Race and Capitalism Signe Predmore UMass Amherst TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM

Spring 2023 CHS Courses: Category 3

Subject Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Institution Meeting Times
NS 0248 1 Epidemiology Elizabeth Conlisk Hampshire College 10:30AM-11:50AM TU;10:30AM-11:50AM TH
BIOL 321CR 01 Coral Reefs/Changing Climate Justin Baumann Mount Holyoke College W 01:30PM-04:20PM
BIOL 321GE 01 Genomics and Bioinformatics Chloe Drummond Mount Holyoke College MW 10:00AM-11:15AM
BIOL 321GEL 01 Lab: Genomics & Bioinformatics Chloe Drummond Mount Holyoke College W 01:30PM-04:20PM
BIOL 321GEL 02 Lab: Genomics & Bioinformatics Chloe Drummond Mount Holyoke College TH 01:30PM-04:20PM
BIOL 321RB 01 Race and Biology Renae Brodie Mount Holyoke College TTH 09:00AM-10:15AM
GNDST 333CF 01 Anticarceral Action Research Ren-yo Hwang Mount Holyoke College TH 01:30PM-04:20PM
GNDST 333EM 01 Naturecultural Embodiments Christian Gundermann Mount Holyoke College TTH 01:45PM-03:00PM
GNDST 333GS 01 Gender/Sexual Minority Health Corey Flanders Mount Holyoke College W 01:30PM-04:20PM
GNDST 333MC 01 Latinas/os/x and Housing Vanessa Rosa Mount Holyoke College T 01:30PM-04:20PM
GNDST 333PG 01 Participatory Governance Jacquelyne Luce Mount Holyoke College TTH 09:00AM-10:15AM
GNDST 333RT 01 Body/Gender in Religious Trad Susanne Mrozik Mount Holyoke College W 01:30PM-04:20PM
GNDST 333SE 01 Black Sexual Economies Sarah Stefana Smith Mount Holyoke College T 01:30PM-04:20PM
GNDST 333UU 01 Latina/o Immigration David Hernández Mount Holyoke College MW 01:45PM-03:00PM
GNDST 333VV 01 Women Experimental Filmmakers Robin Blaetz Mount Holyoke College TH 01:30PM-04:20PM
PSYCH 319GS 01 Gender/Sexual Minority Health Corey Flanders Mount Holyoke College W 01:30PM-04:20PM
PSYCH 359NP 01 Neuroscience of Sleep Bethany Jones Mount Holyoke College MW 01:45PM-03:00PM
PSYCH 359NPL 01 Neuroscience of Sleep Lab Bethany Jones Mount Holyoke College TH 01:30PM-04:20PM
PSYCH 359NPL 02 Neuroscience of Sleep Lab Bethany Jones Mount Holyoke College F 01:30PM-04:20PM
ANT 238 01 Anthropology of the Body Pinky Hota Smith College TU TH 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM
BIO 323so 01 Sem:T-Synthetic Organism Michael Joseph Barresi Smith College M 1:40 PM - 4:20 PM
ANTHRO 315 01 Case Studies in Global Health Felicity Aulino UMass Amherst TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM
BIOLOGY 105 01 Biology of Social Issues Margaret Riley UMass Amherst M W F 1:25PM 2:15PM
BIOLOGY 105H 01 Biology of Social Issues Hnrs UMass Amherst TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM
HONORS 321H 01 Violence in American Culture Ventura Perez UMass Amherst TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM
HPP 583 01 Global Health in Dev World Krishna Poudel UMass Amherst TH 4:00PM 6:30PM
HUMANDEV 270 01 Child Development Darrell Earnest UMass Amherst M W 2:30PM 3:45PM
HUMANDEV 270 02 Child Development Eirini Pitidou UMass Amherst TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM
JAPANESE 397E 01 ST-Japan Through Afflictions Amanda Seaman UMass Amherst TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM
KIN 110 01 Human Performance & Nutrition Gregory Grinnell UMass Amherst M 4:00PM 5:15PM
KIN 110 01AA Human Performance & Nutrition UMass Amherst TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM
KIN 110 01AB Human Performance & Nutrition UMass Amherst TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM
KIN 110 01AC Human Performance & Nutrition UMass Amherst TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM
KIN 110H 01 Human Performnce & Nutrtn Melanna Cox UMass Amherst M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM
KIN 110H 01AA Human Performnce & Nutrtn UMass Amherst F 11:15AM 12:05PM
NRC 185 01 SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st Lena Fletcher UMass Amherst TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM
NRC 185 02 SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st Lena Fletcher UMass Amherst TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM
NURSING 210 01 Human Development/Life Cycle Memnun Seven UMass Amherst TU 1:00PM 3:45PM
NUTRITN 572 01 Community Nutrition Lindiwe Sibeko UMass Amherst TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM
NUTRITN 577 01 Nutrition Problems in US Heather Wemhoener UMass Amherst TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM
PUBHLTH 224 01 Epidemiology in Public Health Sofija Zagarins UMass Amherst TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM
PUBHLTH 301 01 Princ of Comm Health Education Daniel Gerber UMass Amherst M W 4:00PM 5:15PM
PUBHLTH 301 02 Princ of Comm Health Education Daniel Gerber UMass Amherst M W 2:30PM 3:45PM
PUBHLTH 490EW 01 Epidemiology of Women's Health UMass Amherst W 4:00PM 6:30PM
SOCIOL 242 01 Drugs & Society UMass Amherst M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM

Spring 2023 CHS Courses: Category 2

Subject Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Institution Meeting Times
BIOL 191 01 Molecules, Genes & Cells Alexandra Purdy Amherst College M/W | 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
BIOL 191 01F Molecules, Genes & Cells Alexandra Purdy Amherst College TH | 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BIOL 191 02F Molecules, Genes & Cells Alexandra Purdy Amherst College F | 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
BIOL 191L 01 Mol/Genes/Cells-Lab Alexandra Purdy Amherst College TU | 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
BIOL 191L 02 Mol/Genes/Cells-Lab Alexandra Purdy Amherst College W | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
BIOL 191L 03 Mol/Genes/Cells-Lab Alexandra Purdy Amherst College TH | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
BIOL 191L 04 Mol/Genes/Cells-Lab Alexandra Purdy Amherst College TH | 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
BIOL 241 01 Genetic Analysis w/Lab Caroline Goutte Amherst College TU/TH | 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
BIOL 241 01L Genetic Analysis w/Lab Caroline Goutte Amherst College W | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
BIOL 241 02L Genetic Analysis w/Lab Caroline Goutte Amherst College TH | 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
CHEM 100 01 Molecular Gastronomy Patricia O'Hara Amherst College TU/TH | 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM
CHEM 100 01L Molecular Gastronomy Patricia O'Hara Amherst College TU | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
CHEM 100 02L Molecular Gastronomy Patricia O'Hara Amherst College W | 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CHEM 100 03L Molecular Gastronomy Patricia O'Hara Amherst College TH | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
NS 0247 1 Cell Biology John Castorino Hampshire College 09:00AM-10:20AM TU;09:00AM-10:20AM TH;01:00PM-03:50PM W;01:00PM-03:50PM W
BIOL 319 01 Immunology with Lab Rebeccah Lijek Mount Holyoke College TTH 10:30AM-11:45AM
BIOL 319L 01 Immunology Lab Rebeccah Lijek Mount Holyoke College W 01:30PM-04:20PM
BIOL 319L 02 Immunology Lab Rebeccah Lijek Mount Holyoke College TH 01:30PM-04:20PM
BIOL 321CR 01 Coral Reefs/Changing Climate Justin Baumann Mount Holyoke College W 01:30PM-04:20PM
BIOL 321GE 01 Genomics and Bioinformatics Chloe Drummond Mount Holyoke College MW 10:00AM-11:15AM
BIOL 321GEL 01 Lab: Genomics & Bioinformatics Chloe Drummond Mount Holyoke College W 01:30PM-04:20PM
BIOL 321GEL 02 Lab: Genomics & Bioinformatics Chloe Drummond Mount Holyoke College TH 01:30PM-04:20PM
BIOL 321RB 01 Race and Biology Renae Brodie Mount Holyoke College TTH 09:00AM-10:15AM
BIOL 327 01 Microbiology Amy Camp Mount Holyoke College TTH 09:00AM-10:15AM
BIOL 327L 01 Microbiology Lab Amy Camp Mount Holyoke College W 01:30PM-04:20PM
BIOL 327L 02 Microbiology Lab Amy Camp Mount Holyoke College TH 01:30PM-04:20PM
BIOL 328 01 Human Physiology Sarah Bacon Mount Holyoke College TTH 09:00AM-10:15AM
BIOL 328L 01 Human Physiology Lab Sarah Bacon Mount Holyoke College T 01:30PM-04:20PM
BIOL 328L 02 Human Physiology Lab Sarah Bacon Mount Holyoke College W 01:30PM-04:20PM
BIOL 340 01 Eukaryotic Molec. Genetics Craig Woodard Mount Holyoke College TTH 10:30AM-11:45AM
BIOL 340L 01 Lab: Eukaryotic Molecular Gen. Craig Woodard Mount Holyoke College T 01:30PM-04:20PM
BIOL 340L 02 Lab: Eukaryotic Molecular Gen. Craig Woodard Mount Holyoke College W 01:30PM-04:20PM
PSYCH 100 01 Introduction to Psychology KC Haydon Mount Holyoke College MW 10:00AM-11:15AM;F 10:00AM-10:50AM
PSYCH 359NP 01 Neuroscience of Sleep Bethany Jones Mount Holyoke College MW 01:45PM-03:00PM
PSYCH 359NPL 01 Neuroscience of Sleep Lab Bethany Jones Mount Holyoke College TH 01:30PM-04:20PM
PSYCH 359NPL 02 Neuroscience of Sleep Lab Bethany Jones Mount Holyoke College F 01:30PM-04:20PM
BIO 132 01 Molecules, Cells & Systems Nathan D. Derr Smith College TU TH 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM
BIO 132 D01 Molecules, Cells & Systems Nathan D. Derr Smith College TU 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
BIO 132 D02 Molecules, Cells & Systems Nathan D. Derr Smith College TU 4:10 PM - 5:25 PM
BIO 132 D03 Molecules, Cells & Systems Nathan D. Derr Smith College W 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
BIO 132 D04 Molecules, Cells & Systems Nathan D. Derr Smith College W 4:10 PM - 5:25 PM
BIO 230 01 Genomes & Genetic Analysis Steven A. Williams,Rob Dorit Smith College M W F 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM
BIO 230 D01 Genomes & Genetic Analysis Steven A. Williams,Rob Dorit Smith College TH 8:25 AM - 9:15 AM
BIO 230 D02 Genomes & Genetic Analysis Steven A. Williams,Rob Dorit Smith College TH 9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
BIO 230 D03 Genomes & Genetic Analysis Steven A. Williams,Rob Dorit Smith College TH 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
BIO 300 01 Neurophysiology Richard F. Olivo Smith College TU TH 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM
BIO 306 01 Immunology Christine Ann White-Ziegler Smith College W 1:20 PM - 2:35 PM; M 1:40 PM - 2:55 PM
BIO 323so 01 Sem:T-Synthetic Organism Michael Joseph Barresi Smith College M 1:40 PM - 4:20 PM
BIO 366 01 Biogeography Paulette M. Peckol Smith College TU TH 9:25 AM - 10:40 AM
EGR 373 01 Sem: Skeletal Biomechanics Borjana Mikic Smith College TU TH 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
ESS 300md 01 Sem: Movement Disorders Stephanie Jones Smith College M 1:40 PM - 4:20 PM
NSC 130 01 Clinical Neuroscience Beth Powell Smith College M W F 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM
NSC 312ad 01 Sem:T-Adversity Maya Rosen Smith College TU 1:20 PM - 4:00 PM
NSC 312td 01 Sem: T-Target Deliv Nerv Sys Alexis Marie Ziemba Smith College W 1:10 PM - 4:00 PM
PSY 130 01 Clinical Neuroscience Beth Powell Smith College M W F 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM
PSY 140 01 Health Psychology Benita Sibia Jackson Smith College TU TH 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM
PSY 230 01 Colq: Psychopharmacology Beth Powell Smith College TU TH 9:25 AM - 10:40 AM
PSY 352hb 01 Sem:T-High-Risk Behaviors Stephanie Steele Smith College W 9:25 AM - 12:05 PM
ANTHRO 372 01 Human Biological Variation Todd Disotell UMass Amherst TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM
BIOLOGY 285 01 Cellular & Molecular Biology Caleb Rounds UMass Amherst TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM
BIOLOGY 285 02 Cellular & Molecular Biology Laura Francis UMass Amherst M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM
BIOLOGY 484 01 Cancer Genetics Randall Phillis UMass Amherst M 12:20PM 1:10PM
BIOLOGY 484 01AA Cancer Genetics UMass Amherst M W 2:30PM 3:45PM
BIOLOGY 484 01AB Cancer Genetics UMass Amherst TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM
BIOLOGY 523 01 Histology Andrew Spracklen UMass Amherst TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM
BIOLOGY 523 01LL Histology UMass Amherst TU 1:00PM 4:00PM
BIOLOGY 523 01LM Histology UMass Amherst W 1:25PM 4:25PM
BIOLOGY 564 01 Human Physiology Stephanie Padilla UMass Amherst TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM
BIOLOGY 564 01AA Human Physiology UMass Amherst TU 4:00PM 4:50PM
BIOLOGY 564 01AB Human Physiology UMass Amherst W 4:00PM 4:50PM
BIOLOGY 572 01 Advanced Neurobiology Abigail Jensen,Karine Fenelon UMass Amherst M W 2:30PM 3:45PM
FOOD-SCI 466 01 Nutritional Microbiology David Sela UMass Amherst TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM
KIN 110 01 Human Performance & Nutrition Gregory Grinnell UMass Amherst M 4:00PM 5:15PM
KIN 110 01AA Human Performance & Nutrition UMass Amherst TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM
KIN 110 01AB Human Performance & Nutrition UMass Amherst TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM
KIN 110 01AC Human Performance & Nutrition UMass Amherst TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM
KIN 110H 01 Human Performnce & Nutrtn Melanna Cox UMass Amherst M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM
KIN 110H 01AA Human Performnce & Nutrtn UMass Amherst F 11:15AM 12:05PM
KIN 270 01 Anatomy & Physiology I Marcos Amalbert-Birriel UMass Amherst TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM
KIN 270 01LL Anatomy & Physiology I UMass Amherst M 12:20PM 1:10PM
KIN 270 01LM Anatomy & Physiology I UMass Amherst M 9:05AM 9:55AM
KIN 270 01LN Anatomy & Physiology I UMass Amherst TU 11:30AM 12:20PM
KIN 270 01LQ Anatomy & Physiology I UMass Amherst TU 1:00PM 1:50PM
KIN 270 01LR Anatomy & Physiology I UMass Amherst TU 2:30PM 3:20PM
KIN 270 01LS Anatomy & Physiology I UMass Amherst M 2:30PM 3:20PM
KIN 270 01LU Anatomy & Physiology I UMass Amherst W 10:10AM 11:00AM
KIN 270 01LV Anatomy & Physiology I UMass Amherst TH 11:30AM 12:20PM
KIN 270 01LW Anatomy & Physiology I UMass Amherst W 9:05AM 9:55AM
KIN 270 01LX Anatomy & Physiology I UMass Amherst TH 2:30PM 3:20PM
KIN 270 01LZ Anatomy & Physiology I UMass Amherst F 9:05AM 9:55AM
KIN 270 01ML Anatomy & Physiology I UMass Amherst F 10:10AM 11:00AM
KIN 272 01 Anatomy and Physiology II Jay Gump UMass Amherst TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM
KIN 272 01LL Anatomy and Physiology II UMass Amherst M 10:10AM 11:00AM
KIN 272 01LM Anatomy and Physiology II UMass Amherst M 11:15AM 12:05PM
KIN 272 01LN Anatomy and Physiology II UMass Amherst TU 8:30AM 9:20AM
KIN 272 01LQ Anatomy and Physiology II UMass Amherst TU 10:00AM 10:50AM
KIN 272 01LR Anatomy and Physiology II UMass Amherst W 11:15AM 12:05PM
KIN 272 01LS Anatomy and Physiology II UMass Amherst W 12:20PM 1:10PM
KIN 272 01LU Anatomy and Physiology II UMass Amherst W 1:25PM 2:15PM
KIN 272 01LV Anatomy and Physiology II UMass Amherst W 2:30PM 3:20PM
KIN 272 01LW Anatomy and Physiology II UMass Amherst TH 8:30AM 9:20AM
KIN 272 01LX Anatomy and Physiology II UMass Amherst TH 10:00AM 10:50AM
KIN 272 01LZ Anatomy and Physiology II UMass Amherst F 11:15AM 12:05PM
KIN 272 01MN Anatomy and Physiology II UMass Amherst F 12:20PM 1:10PM
KIN 440 01 Physical Activity & Pubhlth Amanda Paluch UMass Amherst TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM
MICROBIO 160 01 Biology of Cancer and AIDS Mitchell Walkowicz UMass Amherst M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM
MICROBIO 310 01 General Microbiology Verena Carvalho UMass Amherst M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM
NRC 126 01 Insects & Human Society Jeremy Andersen,Joseph Elkinton UMass Amherst TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM
NURSING 210 01 Human Development/Life Cycle Memnun Seven UMass Amherst TU 1:00PM 3:45PM
NURSING 398G 01 Psych-Mental Health Nrsg:Pract Maud Low UMass Amherst 1:00AM 1:00AM
NURSING 398G 02 Psych-Mental Health Nrsg:Pract Karen Carpenter UMass Amherst 1:00AM 1:00AM
NURSING 398G 03 Psych-Mental Health Nrsg:Pract Susan Luhrmann UMass Amherst 1:00AM 1:00AM
NUTRITN 130 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton UMass Amherst M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM
NUTRITN 130 01AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst M 11:15AM 12:05PM
NUTRITN 130 01AB Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst W 11:15AM 12:05PM
NUTRITN 130 01AC Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst M 12:20PM 1:10PM
NUTRITN 130 01AE Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst M 2:30PM 3:20PM
NUTRITN 130 01AF Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst W 9:05AM 9:55AM
NUTRITN 130 01AG Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst W 12:20PM 1:10PM
NUTRITN 130 01AJ Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst W 1:25PM 2:15PM
NUTRITN 130 01AK Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst M 1:25PM 2:15PM
NUTRITN 130 01BA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst F 11:15AM 12:05PM
NUTRITN 130 01BB Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst M 9:05AM 9:55AM
NUTRITN 130 01BC Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst F 9:05AM 9:55AM
NUTRITN 130 01BD Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst M 9:05AM 9:55AM
NUTRITN 130 02 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton UMass Amherst M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM
NUTRITN 130 02AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst M 9:05AM 9:55AM
NUTRITN 130 03 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton UMass Amherst M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM
NUTRITN 130 03AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst W 9:05AM 9:55AM
NUTRITN 130 03AB Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst F 9:05AM 9:55AM
NUTRITN 130H 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Carolyn Stocker UMass Amherst TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM
NUTRITN 230 01 Basic Nutrition Soonkyu Chung UMass Amherst TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM
NUTRITN 430 01 Nutrition and Metabolism Young-Cheul Kim UMass Amherst TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM
PSYCH 330 01 Intro to Neuroscience Lori Astheimer Best UMass Amherst M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM
PSYCH 350 01 Developmental Psychology UMass Amherst TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM
PSYCH 380 01 Abnormal Psychology Carolyn Davies UMass Amherst M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM
PSYCH 391GE 01 S-Behav Genetics & Epigenetics Kirby Deater-Deckard UMass Amherst M W 4:00PM 5:15PM
PUBHLTH 160 01 My Body, My Health Andrea Ayvazian UMass Amherst TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM
PUBHLTH 160 02 My Body, My Health Andrea Ayvazian UMass Amherst TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM
PUBHLTH 160 03 My Body, My Health Andrea Ayvazian UMass Amherst TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM
PUBHLTH 160 04 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber UMass Amherst TU 5:30PM 8:00PM
PUBHLTH 397B 01 ST-Air Pollution and Health Raphael Arku UMass Amherst TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM
STOCKSCH 171 01 Plagues, Food and People: Eco Daniel Cooley UMass Amherst TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM

Spring 2023 CHS Courses: Category 1

Subject Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Institution Meeting Times
PSYC 227 01 Developmental Psychology Carrie Palmquist Amherst College TU/TH | 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
PSYC 228 01 Clinical Psychology Elizabeth Kneeland Amherst College TU/TH | 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
PSYC 364 01 Child Clinical Psych Julia McQuade Amherst College W | 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
ANTHR 204 01 Anthropology of Modern Japan Joshua Roth Mount Holyoke College TTH 03:15PM-04:30PM
ANTHR 216GH 01 Case Studies in Global Health Felicity Aulino Mount Holyoke College TTH 09:00AM-10:15AM
ANTHR 216LA 01 Anthropology of Latin America William Girard Mount Holyoke College MW 11:30AM-12:45PM
ANTHR 216WT 01 Witchcraft and Healing Mark Auslander Mount Holyoke College MW 10:00AM-11:15AM
PSYCH 230 01 Developmental Psychology Melissa Burch Mount Holyoke College TTH 09:00AM-10:15AM
PSYCH 329CN 01 Sem: Counseling Theory/Pract. John Tawa Mount Holyoke College T 01:30PM-04:20PM
PSYCH 329SN 01 Sem: Stress and Neuroticism Karin Chellew Galvez Mount Holyoke College T 01:30PM-04:20PM
EDC 235 01 Child & Adol Growth & Developm Shannon Audley Smith College M W 9:25 AM - 10:40 AM
PSY 140 01 Health Psychology Benita Sibia Jackson Smith College TU TH 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM
PSY 150 01 Abnormal Psychology Stephanie Steele Smith College TU TH 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM
SOC 325 01 Sem: Emotions Timothy Recuber Smith College TH 1:20 PM - 4:00 PM
ANTHRO 103 01 Human Origins and Variation Todd Disotell UMass Amherst TU TH 8:30AM 9:20AM
ANTHRO 103 01AA Human Origins and Variation UMass Amherst TH 11:30AM 12:20PM
ANTHRO 103 01AB Human Origins and Variation UMass Amherst TH 1:00PM 1:50PM
ANTHRO 103 01AC Human Origins and Variation UMass Amherst F 2:30PM 3:20PM
ANTHRO 103 01AD Human Origins and Variation UMass Amherst TH 2:30PM 3:20PM
ANTHRO 103 01AE Human Origins and Variation UMass Amherst F 9:05AM 9:55AM
ANTHRO 103 01AF Human Origins and Variation UMass Amherst F 10:10AM 11:00AM
ANTHRO 103 01AG Human Origins and Variation UMass Amherst F 11:15AM 12:05PM
ANTHRO 103 01AJ Human Origins and Variation UMass Amherst F 12:20PM 1:10PM
ANTHRO 103 01AK Human Origins and Variation UMass Amherst F 1:25PM 2:15PM
ANTHRO 103 01BA Human Origins and Variation UMass Amherst TH 4:00PM 4:50PM
ANTHRO 103 01BB Human Origins and Variation UMass Amherst TH 5:30PM 6:20PM
ANTHRO 103 01BC Human Origins and Variation UMass Amherst TH 6:30PM 7:20PM
ANTHRO 315 01 Case Studies in Global Health Felicity Aulino UMass Amherst TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM
NUTRITN 130 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton UMass Amherst M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM
NUTRITN 130 01AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst M 11:15AM 12:05PM
NUTRITN 130 01AB Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst W 11:15AM 12:05PM
NUTRITN 130 01AC Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst M 12:20PM 1:10PM
NUTRITN 130 01AE Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst M 2:30PM 3:20PM
NUTRITN 130 01AF Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst W 9:05AM 9:55AM
NUTRITN 130 01AG Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst W 12:20PM 1:10PM
NUTRITN 130 01AJ Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst W 1:25PM 2:15PM
NUTRITN 130 01AK Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst M 1:25PM 2:15PM
NUTRITN 130 01BA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst F 11:15AM 12:05PM
NUTRITN 130 01BB Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst M 9:05AM 9:55AM
NUTRITN 130 01BC Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst F 9:05AM 9:55AM
NUTRITN 130 01BD Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst M 9:05AM 9:55AM
NUTRITN 130 02 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton UMass Amherst M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM
NUTRITN 130 02AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst M 9:05AM 9:55AM
NUTRITN 130 03 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton UMass Amherst M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM
NUTRITN 130 03AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst W 9:05AM 9:55AM
NUTRITN 130 03AB Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle UMass Amherst F 9:05AM 9:55AM
NUTRITN 130H 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Carolyn Stocker UMass Amherst TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM

For a searchable spreadsheet of CHS Ever-Approved Courses, see HERE.

You can download this document and search for regularly offered courses that have been approved to fullfil CHS certificate requirements. Search by campus, subject or number, as well as by each of the CHS requirement categories.

If you would like to fulfill a CHS requirement with a course that is not included on the ever-approved CHS course list, please contact your campus certificate advisor to request special permission and discuss your course options. You and your advisor can petition to add a course to the Ever Approved Course list with the Course Petition Form (below).

For a course to fulfill a CHS requirement, at least 30% of the content should be devoted to topics in human health. If you would like to suggest a course for the ever-approved course list, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

The CHS certificate is a way to express a unifying thread in your undergraduate coursework. It enables students to demonstrate a multidisciplinary breadth that goes beyond a specific major. Pre-health students and those interested in health careers of all kinds use the certificate to express their ability to bridge a variety of different fields and develop a profile that is relevant to our multifaceted world.

Often, the answer is "yes." If your studies have been in the culture/health/science genres, some of the classes on your transcript may already fulfill CHS requirements. It’s ideal to go into the CHS certificate with intention, but the requirements are not impossible and it’s likely any remaining courses can be completed in just 2–3 semesters.

We strongly suggest you declare your interest as early as you can and get an advisor for the program. Fill out the Declaration of Interest Form as soon as possible and download the Certificate Completion Form to keep track as you complete the requirements. Again, please contact your campus faculty advisor early in your planning to get his/her advice.

No more than three of the courses used to satisfy requirements in your major may also count toward CHS requirements. The remaining four of the seven courses must be from departments outside of your major.

We work with the offices of the registrars at each campus to make sure the certificate appears on transcripts of graduating CHS students as long as there is space (some schools only will include 2–3 credentials on the transcript; check your campus rules). We also send out physical certificates each July to that year's graduates.

CHS professors often hold spots in their classes for qualified Five College students. Check to make sure you have fulfilled the prerequisites for the class. It's a good idea to contact the professor early to let her/him know that you hope to use the course to satisfy a CHS requirement. Use the cross-registration procedures set up by your registrar to make sure that you are formally enrolled in the course.

Not necessarily. It is recommended, but not required, for students to study beyond their home campuses. CHS is an inter-campus, interdisciplinary program; this is one of our greatest strengths. For that reason, we encourage students to take advantage of the wide variety of health-related courses available on the five campuses in the consortium.

The independent project requirement allows students to design and carry out a health-related project suited to their own particular interests. The project can take the form of a summer or January-term internship, a substantial research paper for a course, laboratory research, a Hampshire Division III project, an independent study or an honors thesis. It's a good idea to consult with your campus faculty advisor about your plans. A report explaining how your particular project contributed to your knowledge of human health may be required.

Foreign language study is not explicitly required in order to earn the certificate.  However, taking four semesters of a foreign language (or the equivalent) is recommended for the CHS certificate. Languages other than English are beneficial for those applying for international internships, graduate programs, and many jobs.

Review your certificate completion form and an unofficial copy of your transcript with your CHS advisor by the date listed on the checklist form. If your advisor agrees you have completed the requirements, the advisor will sign the form and send it to the CHS Steering Committee.  At the end of each semester, the CHS Steering Committee reviews all completed forms and makes a final determination as to whether the certificate will be awarded. The certificate award is noted on the student's transcript by the student's home campus registrar. A hard copy of the certificate is mailed to the address on the checklist form, normally in July.

There is no grade requirement, but you must pass a course to count it toward the certificate. 

Online courses can be counted toward the certificate if the policy of your home institution allows you to count online courses toward your degree, and with the approval of your CHS campus advisor.

No.

If you want to have a course from another college or university count toward the Certificate, consult with your campus faculty advisor. Your advisor will want to see a copy of the course description, syllabus and any work you completed for the course. The advisor may use his/her discretion, in consultation with the CHS Steering Committee, to decide whether the course will qualify for your CHS Certificate requirements.

Visit the the CHS Email List page for more information and to sign up.

Send announcements of health-related events and opportunities to chs-director-l@amherst.edu. We will be happy to post notices of relevant health-related events!

Please contact us at chs-director-l@amherst.edu.

Samya Rose Stumo

Remembering Samya Rose Stumo

Samya Stumo died tragically on the Ethiopian airlines flight that crashed near Addis Ababa on March 10, 2019. Her loss is a tragedy to her family and all who knew her. 

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April Shandor, Academic Programs Coordinator

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