Wesleyan's approach to education is at once rigorous and individualistic. First-year students are not required to take certain prescribed courses. Rather, with the help and encouragement of faculty, they develop programs of study based upon their own interests.
Wesleyan seeks to offer a liberal arts education second to none. The University maintains a set of general education expectations across the arts and humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. At Wesleyan, students discover what they love to do and are challenged to pursue their interests at the highest level.