Wheaton College requires at least 124 to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Wheaton College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Wheaton 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, Wheaton College does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 88% of students who start college at Wheaton College complete all the credits required within six years.
Wheaton College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Wheaton College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Wheaton 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 Wheaton College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Wheaton College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Wheaton College.
Student Designed Majors
Wheaton 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.
Wheaton College does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Wheaton College
Wheaton 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: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ Wheaton 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.
❌ Wheaton College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Wheaton 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.
❌ Wheaton College does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
❌ Wheaton College does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Buswell Memorial Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
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.
Wheaton College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Illinois Institute of Technology
•3-2 dual degree program in nursing with Elmhurst College
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Wheaton College have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Wheaton College has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Wheaton College include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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