Biology students and faculty at Amherst are engaged in studying how living organisms function, develop, reproduce, interact, behave, and evolve. We offer courses for students with career interests in biology, and courses for students who are not majoring in science but who wish to study modern biology as part of liberal arts education.
Close collaboration between faculty and students is a hallmark of Biology at Amherst. We have a robust departmental honors program often involving research completed during both the summer and senior year. Faculty and students frequently travel to and give presentations at national scientific conferences, and publish jointly authored articles. We also have a great track record of sending students to the best graduate and professional schools in the country.
Interested in Summer Research?
We actively gather Summer Research Opportunities across the country and update the list regularly! Students are encouraged to apply to many as there are limited spots in each program but with multiple applications many students are successful in obtaining summer research experiences and internships.
The following webpages have detailed information about student research opportunities: