Coping University of Massachusetts Boston with Navitas’ UPP Program. Thinking about completing your university degree in the USA? Worried about how you will cope at an overseas university? Navitas at UMass Boston is the perfect solution! With Navitas at University of Massachusetts (UMass) Boston, students will study University of Massachusetts Boston courses on the University of Massachusetts Boston campus and students will be a genuine UMass Boston student upon the start of academic program with Navitas at UMass Boston.
UMass Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence among urban public research universities. Located on Boston Harbor, it is the metropolitan area’s only public research university. UMass Boston is a Tier 1 Business school, ranked 135th in the USA—a country with over 4000 universities.
UMass Boston’s most distinguished intellectual contributions are in the social sciences, education, health and wellness, and the exact sciences, with faculty earning national and international recognition in biology; environmental, earth, and ocean sciences; cancer research; brain sciences; green chemistry; and disability studies.
Part of the UMass system, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. Moreover, ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.
The university attracts a diverse population, with a little under 13,000 undergraduates and nearly 4,100 graduate students currently enrolled. These students have roots in more than 140 countries and speak more than 90 different languages. They benefit from the campus’s urban location that provides a wealth of experiential and career opportunities in industries such as finance, health care, technology, service, and education, also offering students opportunities to gain valuable in-school experience via internships, clinical, and other career-related placements.
The Navitas at UMass Boston offers Undergraduate Pathway Program (UPP), an alternative pathway to the University of Massachusetts Boston for international students who may not qualify for direct entry and who seek a supportive study environment.
The Undergraduate Pathway Program is offered in a two or three semester format, which is equivalent to the first year of UMass Boston bachelor’s degree program. After successfully completing University Pathway Program, students will move directly into the second year of undergraduate degree at UMass Boston.
While enrolled in the university pathway program, students will earn credit toward their second year of an undergraduate degree, and will have access to all the amenities of the prestigious institution. This includes UMass Boston’s highly regarded library, computer laboratories, housing accommodations, and career services. The program offers flexible start dates in September, January or May.
Through this program, students will benefit from the academic culture and stature of the University of Massachusetts, the dynamic city of Boston and the scenic beauty of Massachusetts. With its cultural diversity and historical ties to immigration, Boston offers a variety of food, sports, culture and an intellectual atmosphere.
In 2014, UMass Boston celebrated its 50th anniversary — and a half-century of commitment to providing superior education, standing with and serving Massachusetts’ capital city, and making a difference. Its faculty members, who represent diverse academic and cultural backgrounds, pursue deeply engaged teaching and research, conducting more than US$62 million in research expenditures annually, with major areas of focus in urban health and public policy, science and math education, learning research, computational sciences, analysis and modeling, and transnational cultural and community studies.
Do you want to know further information about UMass Boston or Navitas? Please contact our counselor at the nearest SUN Education office or visit the SUN Course Navigation site for information about the university and its programs. (SJV)