When it comes to academic areas of study, the options for Wooster students are truly limitless. Students with a science or math focus have room to explore a passion for the arts. Those who thrive in the humanities blend statistics and quantitative learning into their class schedules, too. And if you’re one of the large percentage of our students who go on to earn a graduate or professional degree after Wooster, you can take advantage of pre-professional programs while benefitting from an excellent liberal arts education. Whether you’re interested in sciences, psychology, digital media, languages or any of our more than 50 areas of study, you can build a plan that gives you a multidisciplinary education in four years.


Activism & Social Change

Build skills in organizing and grant writing and explore careers for passionate people who want to change the world

Pathway

Africana Studies

An interdisciplinary approach to interpreting the lives and experiences of the world's Black women and men.

Major Minor

Anthropology

Use problem-solving and research skills to explore and understand communities and cultures in every part of the world.

Major Minor

Archaeology

Fieldwork and research are a big part of the study of prehistoric and historical archaeology

Major Minor

Art - Art History

Explore the cultural and historic significance of art and artists while building research and analytical skills.

Major Minor

Art - Studio Art

Studio space, small classes with talented instructors, and the strong foundation that comes with a liberal arts education.

Major Minor

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Biology and Chemistry combine in an interdisciplinary program for students with a passion for molecular events.

Major

Biology

Explore molecular and cellular biology, ecology and more with top faculty and access to extensive lab facilities.

Major Minor

Business Economics

Learn how economics and quantitative methods can be applied to contemporary problems in finance, management, and business with expert faculty mentors in a diverse department

Major

Chemical Physics

An interdisciplinary approach to the fields of chemistry and physics using mathematical techniques

Major

Chemistry

Access to labs, research opportunities, and small classes give chemistry majors lots of options after graduation.

Major Minor

Chinese Studies

A multidisciplinary approach to specializing in the languages, literature, history and people of China

Major Minor

Classical Studies

The languages, literature, history, myths, philosophies, and archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean

Major Minor

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Start the path toward a career in audiology or speech language pathology through coursework and clinical experiences.

Major Minor

Communication Studies

Be an effective listener, writer, and speaker who can think critically and connect with audiences

Major Minor

Comparative Literature

Study literature and language across many cultures at one of the few undergraduate programs of its kind at a liberal arts college

Major Minor

Computer Science

Solve complex problems with creative solutions using computer programming and applications

Major Minor

Data Exploration & Communication

Bridge the gap between data analysis and communication and learn the many career paths for these skills

Pathway

Digital & Visual Storytelling

Tell stories using digital and visual media and find a career that fits your passion

Pathway

Earth Sciences

Geology, environmental geoscience, geophysics, and other classes that explore Earth and the impact of humans

Minor

East Asian Studies

A multidisciplinary approach to studying the diverse but related historical and cultural traditions of East Asia

Major Minor

Economics

Learn how humans organize to sustain life and enhance its quality from a diversity of economic perspectives

Major Minor

Education

Graduate as a licensed teacher in pre-K-12 in fields ranging from science to music education

Major Minor Teaching Licensure

English

Students benefit from the small classes and access to faculty members in the small private liberal arts setting at Wooster.

Major Minor

Entrepreneurship

Identify opportunities and solutions that have value, then communicate that value to others

Pathway

Environmental Communication & Action

Explore ways to effect change in environmental policies through communication and activism

Pathway

Environmental Geoscience

Investigate the impact humans have on the Earth and research ways to solve pressing environmental problems.

Major Minor

Environmental Studies

Natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities courses combine for those who want to be part of environmental solutions

Major Minor

French & Francophone Studies

French language, literature and culture with study abroad and outside-the-classroom immersion opportunites

Major Minor

Geology

Start research in your first year and graduate with a strong foundation in the Earth Sciences.

Major Minor

German Studies

German language and literature with immersion opportunities and established study-abroad programs in multiple countries

Major Minor

Global & International Studies

Economics, history, and political science courses with a global and international perspective

Major

Global Impacts

Turn an interest in international service, economic development, NGOs and INGOs into a career

Pathway

Global Media & Digital Studies

Digital technology, mass media and film studies are part of a dynamic, interdisciplinary course of study

Major Minor

History

Critically examine events and societies of the past and learn to tell the stories future generations need to know

Major Minor

International Business Economics

A minor for language majors who want to add an international business perspective to their studies

Minor

Latin American Studies

Study the history, cultures, and languages of Latin America in a minor that blends well with many disciplines

Minor

Mathematics

Numbers + patterns + structures multiplied by a zest for analysis and inquiry

Major Minor

Middle Eastern & North African Studies

A minor that allows students majoring in economics, political science, history, and more to focus on this important region

Minor

Museum & Archival Studies

Explore the diverse traditions of collection, curation, research, display, and preservation and plan your career 

Pathway

Music

Earn a bachelor of arts in music or a bachelor of music in either music performance or music composition

Major Minor

Music Education

Become a certified music teacher at the elementary and/or secondary level

Major

Music Therapy

Hands-on learning, internships, and focused courses give graduates solid training to help others through music

Major

Neuroscience

Psychology, chemistry, philosophy, computer science, and other disciplines combine in the study of the nervous system

Major

Philosophy

Delve into ethical and moral debates while critically analyzing the issues facing humanity

Major Minor

Physical Education

Build a minor in physical education from an extensive list of courses on fitness and coaching

Minor

Physics

With one-on-one guidance from a faculty mentor, every physics major completes independent research in a year-long research project

Major Minor

Political Science

The study of power, with concentrations in U.S. politics, international relations, political theory and comparative politics.

Major Minor

Pre-Architecture Program

Advising and course prep for students who plan to study architecture in graduate school

Pre-Professional Advising

Pre-Engineering

Start your path toward a career in engineering at Wooster and complete your degree at a top research university

Pre-Professional Advising

Pre-Health

Guidance on course selection, research opportunities and other planning for medical and dental school

Pre-Professional Advising

Pre-Law

Plan for your future in law with faculty mentors who have guided generations of Wooster graduates to law school

Pre-Professional Advising

Psychology

Do research, work with faculty mentors, and tailor a psychology program to your interests

Major Minor

Public Health

Explore the many options and paths for those who want to be part of the world of health care

Pathway

Religious Studies

An interdisciplinary, academic approach to the study of religion that includes history, art, theology, and more.

Major Minor

Russian Studies

Build language skills and take an interdisciplinary approach to learning the history, literature, and culture of Russia.

Major Minor

Sociology

Closely affiliated with the Anthropology program, sociology majors at The College of Wooster take core courses in research methods and theory.

Major Minor

South Asian Studies

One of the few programs in the country dedicated to the history and culture of South Asia

Minor

Spanish

Language, histories, literature, and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries

Major Minor

Statistical & Data Sciences

Use statistics, math, and computer science to gain insights into data and solve real-world problems.

Major Minor

Theatre and Dance

Scholarship and artistry in theatre and dance for those who are passionate about performance in all its forms

Major Minor

Urban Studies

A blend of sociology, economics, and political science for those with a passion for the promise and challenges of cities

Major Minor

Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Champion the experiences of women as they intersect with race, nation, ability, class, religion, and other axes of difference

Major Minor