Exploring a Field

There are many potential fields and disciplines to explore at Amherst.  Follow the links below to begin learning about the different disciplines and approaches to liberal learning.

IB, AP, and College Courses

If a student has taken International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, or college courses during secondary school, we view this as significant evidence of academic accomplishment and preparation.  In addition, some Amherst departments will allow a student to forego introductory level courses in areas in which rigorous work has already been completed. However, we do not accept such courses for credit or advanced standing.