Williams College - Bachelor's Degree

Williams is a private, liberal arts college where 2,000 students choose from more than 40 majors and concentrations.

  • Average Tution USD 50,070

School Description

Williams College is one of the oldest colleges in the country. The school was originally a men’s college; women were first admitted in 1970. Fraternities were also phased out during this period.

Bachelor Programs

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    American Studies

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Anthropology

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Arabic

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Arabic language. Includes instruction in philology; Classical Arabic; Modern Standard Arabic; dialects; and applications to business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Art History

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Bioinformatics

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of computer-based technologies and services to biological, biomedical, and biotechnology research. Includes instruction in algorithms, network architecture, principles of software design, human interface design, usability studies, search strategies, database management and data mining, digital image processing, computer graphics and animation, CAD, computer programming, and applications to experimental design and analysis and to specific quantitative, modeling, and analytical studies in the various biological specializations.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Biology

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Chinese

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of present-day China and its historical predecessors, related borderlands and island groups, and the overseas Chinese diaspora.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Classics

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Cognitive Science

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the mind and the nature of intelligence from the interdisciplinary perspectives of computer science, philosophy, mathematics, psychology, neuroscience, and other disciplines. Includes instruction in mathematics and logic, cognitive process modeling, dynamic systems, learning theories, brain and cognition, neural networking, programming, and applications to topics such as language acquisition, computer systems, and perception and behavior.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Criminal Justice

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Cultural Studies

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Economics

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    English

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    English Literature

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Environmental Studies

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    French

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Gender Studies

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    History

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Languages

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Latin

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Latin language and literature from its origins through its decline and its current ecclesiastical usage, as a secular and/or theological subject. Includes instruction in philology, related Italic dialects, Late Roman and Medieval Latin, and modern Church Latin.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Law

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Leadership

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Mathematics

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Molecular Biology

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of the structure and function of biological macromolecules and the role of molecular constituents and mechanisms in supramolecular assemblies and cells. Includes instruction in such topics as molecular signaling and transduction, regulation of cell growth, enzyme substrates and mechanisms of enzyme action, DNA-protein interaction, and applications to fields such as biotechnology, genetics, cell biology, and physiology.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Music

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Neuroscience

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Performing Arts

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Philosophy

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Physical Education

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Physics

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Political Science

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Psychology

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Public Health

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Religion

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Science

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Sociology

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Spanish

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Statistics

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

  • Williams College
    Hopkins Hall, 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

    Teaching

    USD 49,780 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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  • US News (Liberal Arts) 1
  • Forbes (USA) 13

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          • 1979-1983, BA

            Williams College will prepare you for ANY employment or postgraduate experience.

          • 1970-1974, BA

            I was very fortunate to spend four years at Williams. The professors are wonderful communicators and academics, and my learning there has helped me throughout my life. I can truly say that my experiences there shaped many aspects of my adult life and career. It is a wonderful place to learn.

          • 2006-2011, BA

            I met a lot of great friends and had a lot of great experiences at Williams. The professors were top-notch and everyone is very friendly and willing to help. Professors are approachable, facilities are really nice, and there are a lot of great opportunities to meet new people, try new things, and eat extraordinarily good dining-hall food.