Wheelock College Commencement 2018!

Commencement was Friday, May 18! See taped versions of the full Undergraduate and Graduate ceremonies and more at wheelock.edu/commencement.

Undergraduate Academic Programs

Wheelock College and Boston University have reached an agreement to merge as of June 1, 2018 and we are no longer accepting new applications. As a prospective applicant to Wheelock College, we hope you will be interested in applying to Boston University.

Our singular mission to improve the lives of children and families is reflected in our tightly focused academic offerings. 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, minors, and real-world field education that begins in your first year.  Hallmarks of our undergraduate programs include:

  • General Education Core: Interdisciplinary courses and a capstone seminar that will give you a strong academic foundation, no matter which of our innovative majors you ultimately choose.
  • First-Year Program: A thought-provoking First-Year Seminar, followed by a yearlong advising program focused on your success.
  • Honors Program: Offers challenging coursework as well as opportunities to showcase your student scholarship and to build your social network.
  • Partnership Programs: Wheelock partners with a variety of institutions to broaden the educational options for our undergraduate students. Some of these partnerships encourage service. Others create provide specialized content knowledge that complements Wheelock's offerings, thus providing a pathway for our students to earn a graduate degree.


American Studies, BA
Communications and Media Literacy, BA
Early Childhood Education with 5th Year Master's Option*, BS and MS
Educational Studies, BS or BA
Elementary Education*, BS or BA
Environmental Studies, BA
Humanities and Writing, BA
Integrated Sciences, BA
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/Youth Justice and Advocacy Dual Major, BSW
Special Education*, BS or BA
Visual Arts, BA
Youth Justice and Advocacy, BS

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


American Studies
Art History
Child Health
Communications and Media Literacy
Community Arts
Community-Based Human Services
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
Studio Art
Sustainability (through Colleges of the Fenway)
Understanding Autism
Youth Justice and Advocacy


Wheelock's undergraduate and graduate courses of study are organized within three schools and their related departments.

School of Arts and Sciences

School of Arts and Sciences

School of Education, Child Life and Family Studies

School of Education, Child Life & Family Studies

School of Social Work, Leadership, and Youth Advocacy

School of Social Work, Leaderhips and Youth Justice

inspire a world of good

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