Wells College requires a minimum of 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Wells College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Wells College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Wells College does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 56% of students who start college at Wells College complete all the credits required within six years.
Wells College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Wells College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Wells College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Wells College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Wells College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Wells College.
Student Designed Majors
Wells College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.
Double Majoring at Wells College
Wells College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Wells College does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
❌ Wells College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Wells College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
❌ Wells College does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
✅ Wells College requires an internship for all students.
Internships can help students gain hands on work experience for their resume, network, and explore career paths without committing to one path. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Louis Jefferson Long Library.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Wells College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Columbia University, Clarkson University and Cornell University
•3-2 dual degree program in business administration with Clarkson University
•Education with University of Rochester
Does Wells College have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Wells College does not have any ROTC programs.
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