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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is part of the University of Massachusetts system and is located in North Dartmouth between New Bedford and Fall River. Sometimes referred to as UMass-Dartmouth, UMassD, or UMD, this is a small campus of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students. This campus specializes in training engineers, health care workers, marine scientists, teachers, performing and visual arts, business students, and graduates n the liberal arts. This campus also has one of the most extensive programs in Portuguese language and literary studies.
When you are here with your Quincy rent a car, you might learn that the Dartmouth campus has roots back to 1895, when the Massachusetts legislature chartered the New Bedford Textile School in New Bedford and the Bradford Durfee Textile School in Fall River. In 1962, the two schools were combined to create the Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute and expanded to the become Southeastern Massachusetts University in 1969. I became part of the University of Massachusetts system in 1991 and has expanded since then, particularly in continuing education.
What they offer
When you visit with your car rental Quincy, you may learn that there are a variety of programs here. The College of Arts and Sciences offers programs in biology, chemistry and biochemistry, criminal justice, economics, education, English, foreign literature and languages, history, humanities and social sciences, mathematics, medical laboratory science, philosophy, policy studies, political science, Portuguese, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and women’s studies. There is also a College of Business with programs in accounting and finance, management and marketing, decision and information sciences (which includes management information systems and operations management). The College of Engineering has programs in civil and environmental engineering, computer and information science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, materials and textiles. There is also a College of Visual and Performing Arts, with programs in art education, art history, artisan (ceramics, jewellery, textile design), design (digital media, graphic design, illustration, photography), fine arts, and music. And finally, there is a College of Nursing.
When you are herewith your Quincy car rental, you will find this is a very active campus. There are plenty of clubs for students to join, with everything from course-related clubs to fun ones such as “Humans Vs Zombies” and the Surf Club. There are six fraternities and five sororities that are active on campus, as well as three honor societies. Close to half of the student population lives in on-campus housing.
The university system
When you are here with your rent a car in Quincy, you may learn about the University of Massachusetts system, which includes campuses in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, as well as the Medical school and online campus. Overall, there are more than 65,000 students in the system.
Getting to know Dartmouth
Dartmouth is a beautiful town to visit with your Quincy rent a car. The Quakers purchased this land from the Puritans to escape their stringent religious laws. When you walk around town, you can still see some of the meeting houses they established in the area, including Smith Neck Meeting House, Allens Neck Meeting House, and the Apponesganansett Meeting House. It is not only home to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, but also the Southern New England School of Law, a non-profit law school that is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
When you visit with your rent a car in Quincy, you will find the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has a lot to offer students - from academics to student life, and it is part of a large university system in the state.
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