In 2019 Amherst College is introducing a new track in Summer Quantitative and Social Science. It is an invitation-only program that introduces its participants to the kind of quantitative, critical reading, and writing skills will be expected of them in their classes at Amherst. During the three-week program, each participant takes four courses, each of which is taught by an Amherst College faculty member: statistics, taught by Prof. Wagaman; economics, taught by Prof. Honig; 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. 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 in quantitative fields and social sciences.

Program Details:

In 2019, the program will run from Sunday, July 21 through Saturday, August 10. The College will pay round-trip travel expenses, room and board, and all other costs of the program. Students will also receive a $1,000 credit to help replace summer earnings expectations in your first year.

For more information, contact:

Cassie Sanchez
Director of Summer Humanities and Social Science in the Summer Bridge Program Senior Writing Associate in the Writing Center   


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