Academic Resources

Bates is committed to the success of every student. The Bates academic program is challenging, and the College has many resources designed to support student learning.  The links below provide information on valuable academic support resources.

Course Catalog

The comprehensive description of the Bates curriculum, including courses, majors, minors, and academic regulations.

Help Desk

Help Desk Services offers problem solving for general computing issues, hardware, software, and network support for Bates students, faculty, and staff.

Imaging and Computing Center

The Imaging and Computing Center supports students, faculty and staff as they investigate, visualize, create, and communicate knowledge.

Learning Differences

Not everyone learns the same way. The deans of students work with students who have learning differences.


The hub for scholarship on campus: books, journals, service for thesis writers, expert information professionals, and the Help Desk. Also workstations, study spaces, and comfortable chairs for reading.

Math & Statistics Workshop

Do the math: The Math Workshop runs calculus study sessions and provides group reviews and individual tutoring for all courses requiring quantitative reasoning.

Peer Assisted Learning in Sciences

Peer Assisted Learning in the Sciences (PALS) provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class, peer-facilitated group sessions to help students master the material in traditionally difficult science courses.

Technical Writing Assistants

Technical Writing Assistants (TWAs) in Biology and Geology are experienced student scientific writers trained to mentor others who are learning the conventions of scientific prose.

Writing at Bates

Writing well is a cornerstone of a Bates education. The Writing Program can help you perfect your writing throughout your Bates career.

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