Summer Science Program at Amherst College

For more than 30 years Amherst has offered a three-week Summer Science Program for a small group of incoming students with interests in medicine, biology, neuroscience or chemistry. Today it is part of the invitation-only Summer Bridge Program. Each participant will have daily classes in calculus with Professors Robert Benedetto, Danielle Benedetto or Gregory Call. You will study chemistry and biology, and work in science laboratories, with Dr. Julie Emerson and Dr. Richmond Ampiah-Bonney of the biology and chemistry departments. Professor Jyl Gentzler in philosophy will also teach a bioethics and writing seminar. Two former Summer Bridge students will support as tutors. Through this program, students will get to know faculty mentors and receive academic advising in the pre-med track, math, and science.

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:

Dr. Jennifer Innes
Director, Amherst Summer Science Program