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Find your direction Majors, interests and fitting it all together

What do you want to do?

That’s a big question. Plenty of people are probably asking you that these days. You’re likely asking yourself the same thing.

What do I want to do?

What do I not want to do?

And maybe:

What if I don’t know what I want to do?

Where should I go to start doing that thing I want to do?


Enter the Wheaton Program Finder One of the many great things about college is that it gives you the space, and the resources, to explore. To ask yourself questions, and to meet people who can guide you. To take a familiar path, or try a new one, or travel several paths simultaneously. Wheaton is a tremendous place for exploration. (We’ll tell you more about that in the next few pages.) The college is committed to providing a truly personalized education, and igniting the spark of possibility in every student, even before you arrive. That’s why we built the Program Finder.


The Wheaton Program Finder is an online tool that will help you begin to see connections between what you like and what you do, and between what you do now and what you might do in the future.

Plug in your interests, your clubs and activities, or careers that you’re considering, and see what comes up.


Find your interests


















While you’re figuring out the answers to some big questions, here are a few easy answers about Wheaton...

Where is Wheaton College? VT




Norton Providence





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Founded in 1834 Located in Norton, Massachusetts, Wheaton College has a welcoming and walkable campus with a traditional New England feel (trees that change with the season, an active campus green known as The Dimple, and a mix of classic brick buildings and modern architecture). 95% students live on campus 18 residential halls

17 student-run theme houses Top 50 U.S. Liberal Arts College, Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal Top 15 Most Beautiful College in the Fall, Best College Values Top 10 Safest City in Massachusetts (Norton), SafeWise Report

Top 25 College Food/Dining Experience, Best College Values, Chowhound, College Rank

Did you know? There are actually two, unaffiliated Wheaton Colleges, one in Massachusetts and one in Illinois. Find our Wheaton (secular, New England campus, undergraduate studies) at 7

Who will you find at Wheaton?

Wheaton’s academic community includes 1,650 students from more than 30 states and more than 70 countries and about 150 talented professors who teach (and learn), mentor and collaborate with students on research, inventions and other big ideas. 8

10:1 student-faculty ratio 15–20 average class size 35% of students honored with academic scholarship 65% of students receive needbased financial aid 215+ scholarships and fellowships

(Rhodes, Fulbright, Watson, etc.) won by students since 2000


What does a Wheaton education look like? Wheaton offers a rigorous, personalized education with a focus on real-world experience and making connections across disciplines. Choose from more than 100 majors and minors in the liberal arts and sciences or create your own major. Earn a dual degree in business administration, communications, engineering and more. Apply your tuition to 95 study abroad programs in 45 locations around the world. 6 courses you could take as a first-year student • Creativity in the Digital Age • L’Amérique! The United States through French Eyes • Medical Mysteries and Diagnosis • Into the Wild: Escape and Transcendence • The Politics of Harry Potter • Rituals of Dinner

$1.2 million annual college commitment to student internships, research and travel

43% of students studied, interned, volunteered or took a Wheaton-led course abroad in 2016–17 21% of 2016–17 Wheaton-funded internships were international 10

The Wheaton Edge Guaranteed funding for an internship before the start of senior year. Wheaton students have recently interned at places including: • • • • • • • • • •

American Airlines Christie’s Comedy Central Good Housekeeping HBO Merrill Lynch NASA New England Aquarium Smithsonian Institute U.S. Department of Homeland Security • Viacom • The White House


What can you study at Wheaton? Majors and minors

African, African American, Diaspora Studies American Studies Ancient Studies Anthropology Art History Astronomy and Physics Biochemistry Bioinformatics Biology Business and Management Chemistry Classical Civilization Classics Computer Science Creative Writing and Literature Early Childhood Education Economics Elementary Education English Environmental Science Film and New Media Studies French Studies German German Studies Greek Hispanic Studies History International Relations Italian Studies Latin Mathematics Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics and Economics Music Neuroscience Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Russian Language and Literature Russian Studies Secondary Education Sociology Studio Art Theatre and Dance Studies Women’s and Gender Studies

Additional minors

American Music Animal Behavior Asian Studies Astronomy Community Health Dance Development Studies Digital Humanities Economic Theory Education Environmental Studies Ethnomusicology International Economy Jewish Studies Journalism Studies Latin American Studies Legal Studies 12

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Music History Music Performance Music Theory and Composition Peace and Social Justice Political Economy Public Health Public Health Science Public Policy Studies Statistics Theatre United States Economy Urban Studies

Additional courses Arabic Chinese Japanese

Pre-professional preparation and advising

Business Administration/ Management* Communications* Dentistry Engineering* Law Marketing Medicine Optometry* Teaching Theology* Veterinary Medicine *Dual-degree programs

A sampling of first jobs • • • • • • • • • • •

Colgate-Palmolive Comedy Central General Dynamics Google JP Morgan Chase and Company MetLife Microsoft NBC Universal Inc. Oxford University Press Pfizer Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office • Sotheby’s

Where will your degree take you? Six months after graduation, 98% of Wheaton graduates report success.

• 69% are employed • 18% are enrolled in graduate or professional school • 4% are working internships • 4% have accepted national fellowships (Fulbright, Watson, etc.) • 3% are engaged in volunteer and national service (AmeriCorps, City Year, etc.) (Data based on a knowledge rate of 74 percent for the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016)


What can you do outside of class? What can’t you do? More than 100 student-run clubs and organizations to choose from and 21 NCAA Division III athletic teams (to play or root for), plus club and intramural sports, a student-run coffeehouse and centers for community service, social justice and entrepreneurship. And more—so much more. Division III athletic teams

12 things you can do at Wheaton

1. Sing a capella (in one of three performance groups)

• Baseball (M)

• Basketball (W, M)

2. Learn to play steel drums

• Cross country (W, M)

3. Fence

• Field hockey (W) • Lacrosse (W, M)

4. Debate an historic or current event

• Softball (W)

6. Write and speak poetry

5. Improvise (with our awardwinning improv team)

• Soccer (W, M)

7. Make art

• Swimming and diving (W, M)

8. Make dinner

• Synchronized swimming (W)

9. Share dinner with people in need

• Tennis (W, M)

• Track and field, indoor (W, M)

10. Dance

• Track and field, outdoor (W, M)

11. Join a student think-tank 12. Build a boat and race on Peacock Pond

• Volleyball (W)



Where can you learn more?


Visit to find out more about us, try the Program Finder (/programfinder) or schedule a visit (/visit).

Office of Admission 26 E. Main Street Norton, Massachusetts 02766-2322

P: 508-286-8251 F /WheatonCollege T @wheaton I WheatonCollege wheatonma

26 E. Main Street Norton, Massachusetts 02766-2322 Non Profit Org. US Postage PAID Brockton, MA Permit No. 402

Find your direction  

Majors, interests and fitting it all together

Find your direction  

Majors, interests and fitting it all together