What majors does Wheaton College offer?


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Wheaton college offers a wide variety of majors, including those offered in business, economics, English, science and philosophy. The physics department alone offers two majors: one in physics proper and another in liberal arts engineering. Wheaton also offers a pre-law major for those who anticipate careers as attorneys.

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Because Wheaton is a Christian college, its ancient languages major pays special attention to Latin and Hebrew but emphasizes training in Greek above all. The school's Biblical archaeology major incorporates thorough training in both ancient languages and Biblical studies, along with core social science courses. Other humanities and liberal arts majors include history, sociology, urban studies, gender studies and numerous foreign languages.

Wheaton's mathematics major encourages students to work across interdisciplinary boundaries, particularly in collaboration with geologists, social scientists, physics and biological scientists. Wheaton also offers a nursing program that earns both the bachelor of science and the correlating professional accreditation. Students involved in Wheaton's geology and environmental science program commit 36 hours of coursework to such diverse topics as environmental intellectualism, natural and social science and creation theology.

Wheaton offers Christian formation and ministry majors at both the bachelors and graduate levels, as well as theology degrees at the undergraduate, M.A. and P.hD levels. The latter is the college's largest academic department and trains individuals for careers both in the church and in academic research positions.

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