Amherst College

Amherst, MA

Amherst says, "Amherst's liberal studies curriculum is based on a concept of education as a process or activity rather than a form of production. The curriculum provides a structure within which each student may confront the meaning of his or her education, and does it without imposing a particular course or subject on all students. Students are encouraged to continue to seek diversity and attempt integration through their course selection and to discuss this with their advisors." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:1,792
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:88%
  • Tuition & Fees:$50,562 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because the requirement may be satisfied by "First-Year Seminars," which do not have sufficient focus on the process and mechanics of writing.

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science


Curriculum last evaluated: 07/08/2016


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