The Five College Consortium
One of the country's most exciting and active educational collaborations
Hampshire’s founders were Amherst, Smith, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. They set out to create a lab of an undergraduate institution, experimenting with how a college could be a more effective intellectual and moral force in the world. Part of the plan: share the resources of all five schools.
Accelerated Master's Programs
Working with UMass Amherst, students may complete both the bachelor's and master's degree in the following areas:
- Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
- Plant Biology
- Political Science
- Public Policy and Administration
- Sustainability Studies
Around here, everybody takes the bus.
The Five College campuses are linked by a daily bus service during the academic year called the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA). Some routes include stops at local towns and shopping centers. The routes are free to anyone with an ID from a Five College campus during the academic year.