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Amherst College
Amherst, MA
Academic Calendar System Semester
Summer Session Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin  
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
Undergraduate Majors

African-American/Black Studies

American/United States Studies/Civilization

Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature

Anthropology

Art/Art Studies, General

Asian Studies/Civilization

Astronomy

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Chemistry, General

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General

Computer Science

Dance, General

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Economics, General

English Language and Literature, General

Environmental Studies

European Studies/Civilization

Fine/Studio Arts, General

French Language and Literature

Geology/Earth Science, General

German Language and Literature

History, General

Latin Language and Literature

Legal Studies, General

Mathematics, General

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Music, General

Neuroscience

Philosophy

Physics, General

Political Science and Government, General

Psychology, General

Religion/Religious Studies

Russian Language and Literature

Sociology

Spanish Language and Literature

Women's Studies

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UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION - continued
Most Popular Disciplines Social sciences, Area and ethnic studies, English, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs Engineering
Special Programs Double major, Independent study, Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Internships
Study Abroad Offered
Online Degrees No online degree programs
CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
General Education/Core Curriculum Not required
Computer Not required
Foreign Language Not required
Math/Science Not required
ADVANCED PLACEMENT
International Baccalaureate Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations Accepted for placement
Sophomore Standing Not available
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FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION
Full-Time Faculty 211
Part-Time Faculty 74
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree 98%
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size 2-9 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
ACADEMIC RESOURCES
Libraries
Library Available on Campus Yes
Holdings  
Computing
Computer Ownership Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access Not reported
ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES
Remedial Instruction  
Tutoring Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access
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GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION
Master's Degrees Offered
Not reported
Master's Programs of Study
Not reported  
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GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION - continued
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Not reported
Doctoral Programs of Study
Not reported