At Wheaton, students follow their interests and pursue their passion. You can explore more than 100 majors and minors within the liberal arts and sciences, plus design your own course of study. And you’ll receive tremendous support for internships, independent and collaborative research projects and many other learning experiences outside of class work.
Our faculty build relationships that inspire and sustain.
We believe education is an active pursuit and our faculty share their experiences and expertise at the intersection of theory and practice.
The college has more than 130 full-time faculty members and roughly 90 percent hold Ph.D.s or the top degree in their field of expertise. They teach nearly 600 courses leading to over 100 majors and minors and truly reflect the breadth of our academic experience.
Students know their professors as teachers, advisors and often as friends.
Advising & Career Services
Our Filene Center supports, enables and empowers students to maximize their academic success through a variety of programmatic, career development and advising initiatives.
Global & Intercultural
At Wheaton, you will find global courses and campus programs, study abroad options, an international student body, and a connected community with a world of experiences and perspectives.
Projects & Initiatives
Wheaton has a variety of special projects and initiatives that provide students the ability to put into practice what they learn in the classroom.
Located in Meneely; houses virtual and augmented reality devices, Oculus Rift VR gear and Tobii eye tracking technology, as well as two 85-inch LED monitors.
Located in two rooms of the Science Center, known as Wheaton’s central lab. It houses a laser cutter and engraver; two 3-D printers; a 3-D scanner; a scanning design computer; and more. The adjacent space, The Shop, features additional equipment.
Now located in Watson Fine Arts, this space houses the newest piece of maker equipment—a 30-inch programmable Jacquard loom capable of analog weaving custom textiles from digital inputs.
The Idea lab was created to introduce the transformative force of social entrepreneurship to the Wheaton community.
The Shop is spread across two distinct spaces focused on woodworking, metalworking and digital tooling.
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Wheaton offers pathway to professional success
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A new course in social and emotional learning
Wheaton College Assistant Professor of Education Alessandra Ward is teaching a new course in social and emotional learning (SEL) specifically designed to prepare future K–12 teachers as well as equip Wheaton students from all majors with important skills.
Alumna mycologist presents lecture on fungi
Mycologist, taxonomist and educator Patricia “Patty” presented the Ladonna Heaton Schulman ’57 Alumnae/i Lecture on October 6 in the Diana Davis Spencer Discovery Center Dedicated to Free Speech and Innovation. Her visit also included mushroom hunting with students in Wheaton Woods.
Nursery school celebrates 90-plus years
For more than 90 years, the Elisabeth Amen Nursery Schoo has offered opportunities for Wheaton College students to work with children and observe their behavior; served as a source for student and faculty research; and provided local families with a nurturing place for their children to learn and grow.