Related Programs and Certificates

  • "3-2" program in science and engineering. Wesleyan maintains dual degree programs with Columbia University, the California Institute of Technology, and Dartmouth College for students wishing to combine the study of engineering with a broad background in liberal arts. All options have in common that participating students receive two degrees, a BA from Wesleyan and a BS or BE in engineering from our partner school. In the most popular option, the so called 3-2 program, students spend their first three years at Wesleyan, followed by two years at the engineering school. Only at the end of the fifth year and after completing all degree requirements from both schools, do students receive the two bachelor degrees.
  • College of Integrative Sciences (CIS).  The CIS offers students a curricular and research experience that enables new ways of thinking at the frontiers of science. A key component is an emphasis on research, allowing students to pursue and experience modes of inquiry leading to expertise in their fields of study. To do so, the college promotes an interdisciplinary and integrative approach to scholarship and learning in the physical and life sciences.
  • Informatics and Modeling Minor.The program in Informatics and Modeling enhances student choices and options and is an ideal supplement for interested physics majors. The program provides students with a coherent set of courses and practical instruction in two pathways: (1) integrative genomics science and (2) computational science and quantitative world modeling.
  • Master’s Program at the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester - Wesleyan University has an agreement with the University of Rochester which allows physics majors to be admitted to the Master’s Degree Program in Optics at the Institute of Optics, recognized as one of the leading optics schools in the country. Modern optics is an exciting field with many applications including data transfer and processing, quantum computing, medical diagnostic, remote sensing, laser driven fusion and many more.
  • Molecular Biophysics Program. Molecular Biophysics is situated at the intersection of molecular biology, chemistry, and physics and defines an interdisciplinary vantage point from which many new and important advances are being made in life science research. Molecular biophysics, as a field of endeavor, is distinguished by analytical and quantitative research inquiry based on molecular and macromolecular structure and spectroscopy, biophysical chemistry, functional bioenergetics, statistical thermodynamics, and molecular modeling.  Opportunities in molecular biophysics are open to students with strong interests and and a solid undergraduate background in chemistry, physics and mathematics.