Director: Susan Talbot
Wells College has a formal agreement with the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education at the University of Rochester. We have developed a 4+1 program (4 years at Wells and 1 year at the Warner School) for Wells College undergraduates that would result in a B.A. from Wells College and a Master's degree from the Warner School. This program would also meet all the academic requirements for obtaining Professional Teaching Certification from New York State. It is appropriate for two types of Wells students:
Wells students can apply either during their junior or senior year. One advantage of the program is that Wells students may apply for early admission during their junior year, an opportunity not afforded to students from other undergraduate colleges. Wells students admitted to the program may begin taking classes at the Warner School during the summers after both their junior and senior years.
Advisor: Professor Heinekamp
Wells students interested in engineering may combine technical courses with the more broadening experience of study at a liberal arts college by undertaking the 3/2 program in engineering.
The arrangements with Cornell University in Ithaca, Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, and Columbia University in New York City, lead to the Bachelor of Arts from Wells College, as well as the Bachelor of Science in engineering from these universities. A student may easily arrange, with the approval of the Engineering Committee, a program with engineering colleges other than those with formal 3/2 arrangements with Wells.
The major at Wells is ordinarily physics, followed by study in the area of interest within the engineering field at the coordinate institution (in some cases, an alternative Wells science major would be more appropriate). After three years at Wells, a student transfers to the coordinate institution. There, in the fourth year, any remaining Wells B.A. requirements are completed as part of the engineering curriculum. At the end of the fifth year, the Bachelor of Science in engineering from the university will be awarded, along with a degree from Wells. Exceptionally talented students may earn the master's degree in engineering at Columbia University by completing additional courses during summer sessions.
Students will complete all major and distribution requirements of Wells College before entering Columbia. They may seek an exception to this requirement by writing to the SEAS Dean (School of Engineering and Applied Science). The request must be accompanied by a letter of support from the dual-degree engineering director at the participating institution. Exceptions will be made at the sole discretion of the SEAS's dean.
Advisor: Professor Uddin
Wells has a formal articulation agreement with Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, under which Wells Students graduating with a B.A. and who have taken the required business foundation courses specified in the agreement may apply for a one-year M.B.A./M.S.M.S. program at Clarkson University. If accepted, students can complete the program within one academic year. The Clarkson M.B.A. program is intensive and rigorous with an integrated curriculum that focuses on the global environment, technology in the work place, teamwork, leadership, and integrity. Tracks within the M.B.A. program other than the general M.B.A. are global supply chain management, environmental management, and innovation and new venture management.