An Amherst education is personal, dynamic, and rigorous. Our professors are among the foremost authorities in their fields. They work with students every day, in and out of class, as teachers, advisers, and mentors.
We are known for our open curriculum, a bold experiment in place since 1971. To graduate, students must take four years of classes, but just one first-year seminar and the required classes for their major. In conjunction with their academic advisors, students plan a program of study to discover their intellectual and creative passions and equip themselves for a life of active, collaborative learning.
How Learning Happens
At Amherst we encourage you to look at the world from new perspectives. Check the list to see if you’ve got what it takes.