Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College

Academics

The Wheaton Curriculum

Wheaton's bold new model of the liberal arts helps you experience the breadth of the liberal arts through cross-disciplinary course Connections. Take a close look at food: get an anthropological view of feast and famine, examine edible chemicals and explore plant biology.

This approach to learning highlights the unique contributions each discipline makes to our understanding and appreciation of the world, even as it gives you the opportunity to dig deep into subjects that excite you.

And the connections extend beyond the classroom to include research and independent scholarship, internships and field work, study abroad programs and other creative options. Wheaton's faculty make it work. Our 11:1 student-faculty ratio ensures that you receive the kind of personal, expert advice that will help you to reach your goals.

The Wheaton Curriculum consists of four parts:

  • Foundations, to assure sophisticated skills in writing and quantitative analysis, and a knowledgeable approach to the broader world.
  • Connections—pairs or sets of courses connected across disciplinary boundaries to provide a broad view of the world of knowledge.
  • The Major, and an optional Minor, to ensure students an in-depth exploration of their interests; a capstone experience completes a student’s immersion in the major discipline.
  • Electives, to allow students to expand their intellectual and creative interests.

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