Five College Academic Departments and Programs

Each Five College academic program is led by a committee of faculty members from consortial institutions along with a member of the Five Colleges staff serving as liaison. Each program website provides contact information.

The listing below is in alphabetical order by program name. Departments, majors and certificate programs are noted.


African Studies (Certificate Program) : Staff Liaison - Sarah Lince

Anthropology Program : Staff Liaison - Sarah Lince & Nate Therien

Arabic Language Initiative : Staff Liaison - Neal Abraham

Architectural Studies (Five College major) : Staff Liaison - Nate Therien & Sarah Lince

Asian/Pacific/American Studies (Certificate Program) : Staff Liaison - Sarah Lince & Nate Therien

Astronomy (Five College department) : Staff Liaison - Neal Abraham

Blended Learning in the Humanities: Staff Liaison - Nate Therien

Buddhist Studies (Certificate Program) : Staff Liaison - Sarah Lince

Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) : Staff Liaison - Neal Abraham

Center for the Study of World Languages (including the Supervised Independent Language Program) : Staff Liaison - Neal Abraham

Coastal and Marine Sciences (Certificate Program) (currently not available to students at Amherst College) : Staff Liaison - Nate Therien & Sarah Lince

Cognitive Neuroscience (Certificate Program) (currently not available to students at Amherst College and UMass Amherst) : Staff Liaison - Sarah Lince

Community-Based Learning  : Staff Liaison - Sarah Lince

Crossroads in the Study of the Americas (CISA) : Staff Liaison - Sue Dickman

Culture, Health, and Science (CHS) (Certificate Program) : Staff Liaison - Sarah Lince

Dance (Five College department) : Staff Liaison - Neal Abraham

Digital Humanities : Staff Liaison - Nate Therien

Early Music Program : Staff Liaison - Sue Dickman

East Asian Languages Program (EALP) : Staff Liaison - Nate Therien

East Asian Studies : Staff Liaison - Neal Abraham

Ethnomusicology (Certificate Program) : Staff Liaison - Sue Dickman

Film Studies (Five College major) : Staff Liaison - Sarah Lince

Five College Graduate Program in History : Staff Liaison - Nate Therien

International Relations (Certificate Program) : Staff Liaison - Sarah Lince & Nate Therien

Languages: A Guide to Consortial Language Offerings

Latin American Studies (Certificate Program) : Staff Liaison - Sarah Lince & Nate Therien

Logic (Certificate Program) : Staff Liaison - Sarah Lince

Middle Eastern Studies (Certificate Program) : Staff Liaison - Sarah Lince & Nate Therien

Multicultural Theater : Staff Liaison - Sue Dickman

Music : Staff Liaison - Nate Therien & Sarah Lince

Native American Indian Studies (Certificate Program) : Staff Liaison - Sarah Lince

Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS) : Staff Liaison - Nate Therien & Sarah Lince

Performance Studies Seminar

Philosophy : Staff Liaison Sarah Lince

Physics : Staff Liaison - Nate Therien

Queer and Sexuality Studies (Certificate Program) : Staff Liaison - Sarah Lince

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) (Certificate Program) : Staff Liaison - Nate Therien & Sarah Lince

Sustainability (Certificate Program) (currently not available to students at Smith College or UMass Amherst) : Staff Liaison - Sarah Lince

Statistics Program : Staff Liaison - Sarah Lince

Theater : Staff Liaison - Nate Therien & Sarah Lince

Women's Studies Research Center : Staff Liaison - Nate Therien