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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Spring production reflects on pandemic era
The “Wheaton X Series,” a live, virtual event, will include two evenings of programming on Thursday, April 8, and Friday, April 9. Through a range of artistic expression that includes dance, music, poetry and film, performers will respond to the prompt “2020 and Beyond: Our Reflections. Our Responses.”
MAP Day explorations
On Thursday, March 25, students had the opportunity to engage in 94 program spring MAP DAY offerings that included academic exploration, planning and advising sessions, and fun activities.
Very cool art
Students from Professor Kelly Goff’s “Public Art” class used the many tools at their disposal—including hand saws, chisels and picks—to create beautiful sculptures from hunks of ice outside Wallace library on Sunday, February 21.
A new way forward
Compass, approved by faculty members in spring 2019, officially launched this academic year with the Class of 2024. The new curriculum reimagines Wheaton’s general education requirements with opportunities that challenge and support students in designing their own educational paths and builds on Wheaton’s core principles.