In 2019 Amherst College created the new Summer Quantitative and Social Science track. It is an invitation-only program that introduces its participants to the kind of quantitative analysis, critical reading, and writing that will be expected of them in their classes at Amherst. During the program, participants take four courses, each taught by an Amherst College faculty member: Statistics, taught by Prof. Wagaman; Economics, taught by Prof. Baisa; a literature-based writing course, taught by Prof. Cobham-Sander; and either calculus or political science. Students also take part in writing workshops and work closely with the staff of our Writing Center and the Moss Quantitative Center. Two former Summer Bridge students will support as tutors. Through this program, students will get to know faculty mentors and receive academic advising in quantitative fields and social sciences.

Program Details:

Summer Bridge 2022 runs from Sunday, July 24, through Saturday, August 13. Participants are required to attend the entirety of the program. Participants will receive room and board during the program, a laptop computer, round-trip transportation from home and all other costs of the program.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Kristina Reardon
Director of Summer Humanities and Social Science in the Summer Bridge Program
Director of Intensive Writing
Lecturer in English and Education Studies


Dr. Jennifer Innes
Director of Summer Science in the Summer Bridge Program
Director of the Moss Quantitative Center