Independent Scholar Program

With faculty approval, a limited number of students may participate in the Independent Scholar Program, usually in the junior or senior year, in lieu of a traditional major program. Independent Scholars plan a personal program of study under the direction of a tutor. Students must be nominated for the program by a member of the faculty. Learn more...

Other Courses and Programs

Amherst does not offer a major in creative writing, but the Creative Writing Center, in conjunction with various departments, provides courses in the writing of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fictional prose and translation.

Amherst participates in a variety of Five College programs, including 11 certificate programs, supervised independent and mentored language programs, and two shared departments.

View Amherst’s course offerings for Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino studies.

Additionally, Amherst offers a wide variety of colloquia and seminars, including first-year seminars.

Browse Courses

Find course lists on the majors pages, or browse the Amherst College Course Catalog and the Five College Course Catalog.