Courses & Programs

University Without Walls

Prepare to transfer to the University of Massachusetts University Without Walls degree program, an academic major designed to help adults earn a bachelor's degree at a world-class public university.

Idelia Smith

Assistant VP of Academic Administration

Academic Affairs

Frost 325

413.552.2228 (Tel)

What will you learn?

This program meets MassTransfer requirements, which guarantee transfer to all state colleges and universities. This option was designed to prepare the student to undertake the development of a comprehensive portfolio of written documentation reflecting the student's professional work that will be evaluated for college credit by the transfer university.

64 total credits

39 credits General Education Requirements + 6 credits Program Requirements

Depending on course selection, 80% of this program can be completed online.

General Education Requirements


19 credits of electives

Cultural Anthropology [B]
ANT 101        3
World Politics [B] POL 125     3
Understanding Diversity and Valuing Similarities [B]        ANT 114     3
History Elective HIS XX2     3
Literature Elective ENG XX2     3

Choose any courses listed in the HCC catalog, sufficient to earn 13 credits. 

PSY 110 and SOC 110 are recommended.

The A.S. concentration in Liberal Arts is one path to University Without Walls but other degree options can be pursed as well.

This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer also grants automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities for students who achieve the minimum grade point average and complete HCC degree requirements.