About the Major

Biology majors at Amherst study introductory Biology, Chemistry,and Math, Statistics, and/or Physics, and then have a wide choice of upper-level Biology courses to fulfill the major. Many Biology majors choose to do a senior honors research project culminating in a thesis and graduation with departmental honors in Biology.

Amherst graduates who majored in Biology usually go on to graduate or professional school, and have careers in such fields as medicine, research, teaching, or the business world.

The Medical School Doctor is In

Submitted on Monday, 7/22/2013, at 4:33 PM

Summer days at Amherst College are among the busiest of the year for Dr. Richard Aronson ’69, a physician who spends his days reviewing medical school applications, writing letters of recommendations, mentoring students and alumni and doing anything else needed to help prepare Amherst graduates for careers in health.

The Loeb Center supports students and alumni who aspire to attend graduate school by:

  • Providing you with information about your field of interest and the role advanced degrees play in achievement within that field
  • Advising you about necessary pre-requisite courses or experiences as you prepare for attendance at a graduate or professional school
  • Helping you anticipate the steps for application, including standardized tests
  • Providing information about scholarships and fellowships for graduate study

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Important Information for International Students Intending to Study Medicine

International students who perform well academically at Amherst College often have opportunities for further study in the U.S. For example, international students have graduated from Amherst and entered Ph.D. programs at U.S. universities with substantial scholarship support. However, there is one important exception for students interested in medical training leading to the M.D. degree.