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Wesleyan Academics

Wesleyan University requires at least 32 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree. If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Around 91% of students who started college at Wesleyan finish the requirements for graduation within six years. Wesleyan offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Do I Have To Take at Wesleyan?

Wesleyan does not have a core curriculum. Since there are no specific-classes required in order to graduate, students have a lot of flexibiity about what classes they choose to take. Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement or a math or science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at Wesleyan

When choosing a major, Wesleyan students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Wesleyan below. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Wesleyan does not require all students to complete a senior project.

Does Wesleyan Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

Wesleyan offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Disability 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.

Does Wesleyan Offer Online Classes?

Wesleyan does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Wesleyan Offer Credit for AP Classes?

Wesleyan 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.

Does Wesleyan Have An Honor's Program?

Wesleyan offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does Wesleyan Require Internships?

Wesleyan does not require an internship for students in some majors only. Internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.

Wesleyan Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
East Asian Studies
Latin American Studies
Russian Studies
French Studies
German Studies
Italian Studies
Spanish and Iberian Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Computer Science
Russian Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Molecular Biology
Molecular Biochemistry
Mathematics, General
Biological and Physical Sciences
Science, Technology and Society
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Astronomy
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Anthropology
Archeology
Economics, General
Economics, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Social Sciences, Other
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Music, Other
Fine and Studio Arts Management
History, General

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,053

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

21%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$59,386

Out-of-State

$59,386

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