Office of Student Affairs

Special Majors

While Amherst offers a B.A. degree in 37 fields of study, we understand that occasionally students may find that their interests fall outside the traditional boundaries of our departmental majors.  In the event that a student’s interests cannot be met by an existing department, he or she may, with the appropriate approval, choose the option of participating in either an Independent Scholar Program or an Interdisciplinary Major Program.