Amherst College

Amherst, MA

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Amherst College

Amherst College

Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Architectural History and Criticism
Art/Art Studies
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors
Legal Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors
Biology/Biological Sciences
Other Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors
Geology/Earth Science

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
European Studies/Civilization
Political Science and Government
Women's Studies


Major Bachelors
Computer Science

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Amherst College Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 98%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August/September.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Distance Learning
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Washington Semester (American University)
  • Sea Semester
  • Other: Williams Mystic Seaport Program. National Theater Institute.

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Dentistry

Class Sizes at Amherst College

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 73%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 3%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 24%
Fewer than 20 Students 73%
50 - 100 Students 3%
20 - 49 Students 24%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 73
  • Unknown and Other: 13
  • Asian: 9
  • Latino: 3
  • African American: 2
Caucasian 73
Unknown and Other 13
Asian 9
Latino 3
African American 2

Faculty at Amherst College

Total Faculty 247
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 8
Full-Time Professors 797
Male Faculty 132
Part-Time Professors 63
Women Faculty 115

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