Science and Computer Science

Deerfield’s science program uses an experiment- and inquiry-based curriculum where students are presented with a problem, given the tools to solve the problem, and left to their own devices through both individual and team-oriented approaches to study.

  1. ANA401

    Anatomy & Physiology

  2. ANA421

    Immunology and Disease

  3. AST401

    Exploring the Cosmos

  4. BIO300

    Biology I

  5. BIO403

    Biology Accelerated

  6. BIO510

    Honors Biology

  7. BIO620

    Experimental Neurology

  8. CHE300

    Chemistry I

  9. CHE303

    Chemistry I Accelerated

  10. CHE510

    Honors Chemistry

  11. CHE604

    Molecules and Energy

  12. CHE605

    Molecules and Medicine

  13. COM300

    Intro to Computer Science

  14. COM312

    Web Design

  15. COM510

    Honors Programming Methodology

  16. COM600

    Data Structures & Algorithms

  17. COM602

    Dig Logic & Comp Architecture

  18. PHY200

    Physics 1 w/Algebra

  19. PHY210

    Physics 1 w/Trig

  20. PHY402

    Electric Vehicle Engineering

  21. PHY404

    Robotics

  22. PHY405

    Introduction to Engineering

  23. PHY510

    Physics 2 w/Trig

  24. PHY555

    Honors Physics: Mechanics 1

  25. PHY556

    Honors Physics: Mechanics 2

  26. PHY557

    Honors Physics: E & M 1

  27. PHY558

    Honors Physics: E & M 2

  28. SCI407

    Earth's Dynamic Systems

  29. SCI512

    Honors Environmental Science

  30. SCI691

    Research in Sustainability

Frequently Asked Questions

Before they enter Deerfield, all new students are required to take a math placement test to determine an appropriate class. Students who have already taken a language they wish to continue studying at Deerfield will take a placement test to determine what level class they should take. If the placement in either department is deemed inappropriate after the student arrives, then the section teacher may suggest a change of level. Students may also request such a change and should consult with their teacher and their academic advisor before contacting the Dean of Studies.

Study abroad is available to all students from their sophomore to senior years, although typically students who choose to go abroad will do so during their junior year.

In order to garner Honors distinction a student must have a cumulative term average above 90.0%. High Honors requires an average of 93.0% or above. Exemplary students with a grade point average of 92.0 or higher may qualify for admission to the Cum Laude Society, a national honor society. 

Because of its commitment to rigorous academics, Deerfield offers a wide range of accelerated and Advanced Placement courses. All of Deerfield’s classes are appropriately challenging, but AP and accelerated courses provide an extra challenge for ambitious students.

All students are assigned a faculty advisor at the beginning of their time at Deerfield. After their first year students may choose a new advisor, or continue with their original one, depending on the relationships they have developed with Deerfield’s faculty. Advisors are responsible for submitting course requests and writing an advisor report every term. They are available for any questions a student may have and are involved in every major academic or athletic decision a student makes while at Deerfield. In addition, faculty eat lunch with their advisees every Thursday and may schedule outside events for their advisees. Advisors are a key component of the Deerfield experience, as they provide guidance and friendship to students throughout their time at Deerfield.

The Pursuit of Excellence Policy states that students may miss up to five class days a year if an unusual and extraordinary opportunity arises, including opportunities in a variety of academic, athletic, and artistic fields. The Academic Affairs Office determines the legitimacy of pursuit of excellence requests on a case-by-case basis.

Contact Academics

academics@deerfield.edu
413-774-1470
Fax 413-772-1128

Boyden Library
Mon–Fri, 8am–4pm

7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 87
Deerfield, MA 01342