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Undergraduate Majors at Amherst College

The most popular undergraduate major at Amherst College is Economics followed by English Language and Literature and Political Science and Government. A list of all 35 available majors and annual graduates is presented below. Also of interest, median earnings for Amherst College graduates by major.

List of undergrad majors offered at Amherst College
Computer and Information Sciences
Graduates
Computer Science 12
Foreign Languages
Graduates
Russian Language and Literature 4
German Language and Literature 4
French Language and Literature 17
Spanish Language and Literature 18
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Latin Language and Literature 1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 1
Legal Professions 24
Legal Professions
Graduates
English and Literature
Graduates
English Language and Literature 75
Biology
Graduates
Biology/Biological Sciences 29
Neuroscience 19
Mathematics
Graduates
Mathematics 20
Natural Resources Conservation
Graduates
Environmental Studies 21
General Studies
Graduates
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Graduates
Philosophy 9
Religion/Religious Studies 9
Physical Sciences
Graduates
Astronomy 3
Chemistry 15
Geology/Earth Science 7
Physics 12
Psychology
Graduates
Psychology 44
Social Sciences
Graduates
Anthropology 12
Economics 77
Political Science and Government 67
Sociology 16
Ethnic Studies
Graduates
American/United States Studies/Civilization 6
Asian Studies/Civilization 13
European Studies/Civilization 1
African-American/Black Studies 18
Women's Studies 2
Visual and Performing Arts
Graduates
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts 10
Art/Art Studies 23
Music 11
History
Graduates
History 38

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164465 IPEDS survey data for Amherst College.