Academics

Here, you learn, grow and become ready for what's next.
Choosing a major and earning a degree in that field is the central part of your education—but that's not the only thing we offer! Develop your knowledge by adding on a minor (or two), prepare for your career through pre-professional programs in law or health sciences, earn your teaching certification, or expand your experience through partnerships with nearby colleges and universities.
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Academic Programs: Majors, minors, pathways to advanced programs, courses at partner institutions, and a core curriculum that ties it all together.

Academic Services: Outside of the classroom, Wells offers support structures and assistance from our experienced staff.

The Louis Jefferson Long Library: Our library holds the Wells Archives, Education Curriculum Center, Writing Center, computer labs, tutoring services and more.

Academic Catalog: Listing requirements for majors, current courses, and more, the catalog serves as your guide to what you need to earn a Wells degree.

80% of Wells classes are under 20 students
100% of Wells students graduate with at least one internship or experiential learning experience
Students in science lab
Class discussion outside
Students in the Innovation Lab
100% of Wells students graduate with at least one internship or experiential learning experience

If you love new ideas and thought-provoking conversations, consider pursuing your bachelor’s degree at Wells College. Pairing academic rigor with a practical approach, our undergraduate academic programs connect classroom theory with applied learning in the field, offering opportunities to actually get involved with the work. These hands-on experiences, required in every program, assure that you will develop practical career skills as well as an intellectually-intense educational experience.

At Wells, you will learn to embrace diversity, think creatively, and lead ethically through a challenging liberal arts curriculum that imparts a broad set of skills. Classes are small and discussion-based, much like a graduate school. Your educational journey will also be supported by rich mentorship experiences and academic advising as you work one-on-one with top faculty and expert advising resources throughout your course of study.

To broaden your academic opportunities even more, we also have close affiliations and articulation programs with nearby institutions such as Cornell University, the University of Rochester, and Columbia University that offer a variety of accelerated academic tracks.

Academic Programs at Wells

Prepare for leadership in your career and success in life when you choose a liberal arts education at Wells College. Explore our diverse selection of undergraduate major, minor, and pre-professional academic programs below.

Majors

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biological and Chemical Sciences
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Economics and Management
: Concentrations in Economics and Management
Education: Inclusive Childhood
English: Concentrations in Literature and Creative Writing
Environmental Science
Film and Media Studies
Health Sciences (Biological Sciences: Health Sciences)
History
International Studies
Individualized Major
Mathematics
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology
Spanish
Sustainability
Theatre
Visual Arts: Concentrations in Art History, Studio Art and Book Arts
Women's and Gender Studies

Minors

Africana Studies
Anthropology
Art History
Biology
Book Arts
Business
Chemistry
Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Economics
Education: Childhood Education (grades 1-6)
Education: Adolescence Education (grades 7-12)
English
Environmental Science
First Nations and Indigenous Studies
Global and International Studies
Health Care Management
History
Holistic Health Studies
Journalism
Management
Mathematics
Museum Studies
Philosophy and Religion
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Science, Health, and Values
Social and Economic Justice
Sociology
Spanish
Sport Management
Studio Art
Sustainability
Sustainable Food Systems
Theatre
Visual Communication
Women's and Gender Studies

SPECIAL PROGRAMS OF STUDY


College Exchange

Open up your education to new locations, make contacts, and explore nearby towns as you take courses at Cornell University, Ithaca College, or Cayuga Community College.

3/2 and 4+1 Programs
Earn your advanced degree in only 5 years in Education (University of Rochester), Engineering (Cornell, Clarkson, and Columbia), Business Administration (Clarkson), or Nursing (University of Rochester).

Pre-Professional Advising Programs
If you're interested in a career in law, the health professions, or education, we’ll help you take the most relevant and helpful courses while at Wells.

Core Curriculum
Wells' Core Curriculum lays out the required courses to earn your degree at Wells - ensuring that your education is balanced, comprehensive, and rooted in local and global issues.

ACADEMIC CENTERS


Book Arts Center

Center for Sustainability and the Environment

Susan Wray Sullivan '51 and Pike H. Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship

 

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