Majors & Minors

Choose between three different degree programs: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The Bachelor of Arts degree is Wesleyan’s traditional, liberal arts degree with so many major, minor, and professional program options, you might just decide to declare two or three! If you cannot find exactly the major you want, we will help you design your own. At Wesleyan, the faculty are proud to offer an array of paths dedicated to your success.

FOREVER FIRST IN WOMEN'S EDUCATION

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In 1836, Wesleyan College became the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. We take our role as a pioneer in women’s education seriously. Today, we continue to educate women to do the extraordinary in their professions and in service to their communities.

At Wesleyan, women are expected to think, to explore, and to dream big. It’s an environment where no student will ever be told that she can’t do something because it is too hard.

Wesleyan draws a wonderfully eclectic mix of women – about 700 in all – from across the United States and more than twenty counries, bringing to campus a multitude of backgrounds and ethnicities. Wesleyan students choose to study here because they want to test their limits. The bar is set high because our students demand it. First for Women isn’t just a claim to fame - it’s a philosophy that explains why Wesleyan women continue to make history today.

 

TOP 10 REASONS TO ATTEND A WOMEN'S COLLEGE

FOUR YEARS

The majority of women's college undergraduates earn their degrees in four years.

GRADUATE DEGREE

Graduates of women's colleges are almost twice as likely to earn a graduate degree as any other group.

BETTER PREPARED

Graduates of women's colleges are almost twice as likely as all other graduates to say they felt better prepared for life after college.

CONFIDENCE

Women's colleges receive higher ratings for helping students develop self-confidence, make effective decisions, solve problems, and think analytically and creatively.

SATISFACTION

Alumnae of women's colleges are more likely to be completely satisfied with the quality of their education and feel that it was a good investment.

SUCCESS

Graduates of women's colleges make up more than 20% of women in Congress.

VARSITY ATHLETICS

Students at women's colleges are almost three times more likely to be involved in varsity athletics than at co-ed public universities.

CORPORATE

Graduates of women's colleges represent 30% of a Businessweek list of rising women in corporate America.

ALUMNAE

Graduates of women's colleges believe their network of alumnae plays a great role for being accepted to graduate school and finding a first job.

EFFECTIVE

Women's colleges receive higher ratings than all other colleges for helping students learn to write and speak effectively.

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1:30 – 5:00 PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

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Visit our Campus

Tour our beautiful 200-acre campus featuring Georgian architecture, lush green spaces, recreational facilities, residence halls, and worship center.

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NCAA Division III Athletics

NCAA Division III Athletics

Wesleyan College is home to five NCAA Division III sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and softball. In addition, we offer an award-winning Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Equestrian program.

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