Undergraduate Programs

Wheelock graduates work as teachers, child advocates, social workers, counselors, administrators, principals, nonprofit leaders, and in many other roles that can positively affect the lives of children and families. The work is not easy, but it's worth it.

An Individualized Approach

At Wheelock, you can combine your study of the arts and sciences with professional majors and real-world field experience that begins in your first year. Our General Education program features interdisciplinary courses and a capstone seminar that will give you a strong academic foundation, no matter which of our innovative majors you ultimately choose. Our intensive First-Year Program features a thought-provoking First-Year Seminar, as well as a yearlong advising program that focuses on your success. Our Honors Program offers challenging coursework as well as opportunities to showcase your student scholarship and to build your social network.

You can tailor our majors, minors, and certificate programs into a learning approach that is exactly right for you. Our inclusive, flexible approach will help you to explore your interests and meet your professional goals—as well as give you a competitive advantage in today's job market.

Partnerships for Advanced Study

Wheelock partners with several prestigious higher ed institutions to give our students access to specialized content knowledge that complements Wheelock's offerings while providing a pathway for Wheelock students to earn a graduate degree at the partner institution.


American Studies, BA
Art History, BA (offered in partnership with Emmanuel College)
Child Life and Family Centered Care Dual Degree, BA/BS and MS
Communications and Media Literacy, BA
Early Childhood Education with 5th Year Master's*, BS and MS
Educational Studies*, BS
Elementary Education*, BS or BA
Environmental Studies, BA
Humanities and Writing, BA
Integrated Sciences, BA
Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy, BS
Mathematics for Teaching, BA
Mathematics/Science for Teaching, BA
Performing Arts, BA
Political Science and Global Studies, BA
Psychology and Human Development, BS
Science for Teaching, BA
Social Work, BSW
Social Work/Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy Dual Degree, BSW
Special Education*, BS or BA
Visual Arts, BS

*All students in this program must also have a Liberal Arts/Sciences Major
leading to a BA or BS in that major


African American Studies
American Studies

Anthropology and Sociology
Art History
Child Health
Communications and Media Literacy
Community Arts
Community-Based Human Services
Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy
Leadership for Community and Civic Engagement
Life Science
Performing Arts (through Colleges of the Fenway)
Political Science and Global Studies
Psychology and Human Development
Physical Science

Social Sciences
Sustainability (through Colleges of the Fenway)
Understanding Autism
Visual Art (Studio)
Women's Studies


Community Based Human Services Certificate Program

Partnership Programs

Suffolk Law School (pathway to law school)

William James College (formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology) (prepare for graduate study in counseling psychology)

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