Info for Students

Here you will find information about the Physics and Astronomy majors, non-major courses, and the Physics Placement Exam.

Placement in Mathematics and Statistics

General Information:  Students enter Amherst with varying degrees of preparation in mathematics and statistics.  It is not always easy to decide which course is most appropriate.  Students who study mathematics during their first semester at Amherst typically take Math 105, 111, 121 or 211. Students who study statistics during their first year at Amherst typically take Stat 111, 135, or 230. Click here for course descriptions.