Wheelock College

Introduction

A Private College with a Public Mission

Since 1888, Wheelock College has been providing a transformational education to students passionate about making the world a better place—especially for children and families.

While most of our students elect to work in the helping professions of education, social work, child life, and juvenile justice and youth advocacy, many pursue, and make exceptional contributions to, a wide variety of professions.

We offer a unique blend of:

  • A mission-driven focus;
  • Close collaboration with faculty in small classes;
  • An array of undergraduate arts and sciences programs coupled with professional programs that enable most students to graduate with double majors;
  • Graduate offerings that support professionals throughout their careers; and
  • Hands-on experience in Boston schools, hospitals and clinics each semester at Wheelock that help students integrate theory with real-world practice, making them highly sought-after graduates.

Taken together, the combination of academics, field practice, and a community focused on social change helps Wheelock students develop the knowledge, confidence, perspective and drive to pursue personal and professional lives of substance, meaning, and satisfaction anywhere in the world they choose to live and work.

As a highly respected advocate for social policy, Wheelock also helps to shape and strengthen the social systems that positively impact children and families around the globe.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Bachelor

Bachelor of Communications and Media Literacy

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Boston

Mass media is one of the most powerful tools in use today—shaping our thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors. The ability to critically analyze, craft and deliver information using a variety of media—print, TV, radio, and the web—are important and highly marketable skills in fields ranging from education and nonprofits to business and government. [+]

Mass media is one of the most powerful tools in use today—shaping our thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors. The ability to critically analyze, craft and deliver information using a variety of media—print, TV, radio, and the web—are important and highly marketable skills in fields ranging from education and nonprofits to business and government. Through this major, you will learn about the power of media, become media literate, and learn how to create compelling communications to educate, inform, motivate, and mobilize people to promote positive change for children, families, and society. Program Options The Media Literacy track is for students interested in careers working with children and families, where it will useful to educate youth to be media-literate. In addition to this Communications major, you'll complete a professional major in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Social Work, or Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy. This track: Empowers you to understand and foster media literacy in a global context. Prepares you for work in schools, libraries, and nonprofits. The Media Production track is for students who aspire to a communications career requiring strong hands-on skills in content development and production for print, video, and digital media. This track: Offers internships for practical experience and access to the job market. Delivers a strong foundation in media production techniques and tools with an emphasis on using media production to improve the lives of children, families, and communities. In addition to this Communications major, you can also choose to complete a professional major in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Social Work, or Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy. Potential Internships Press Pass TV Institute of Contemporary Art Fast Forward Media Program Boston Center for Youth and Families Project HIP-HOP Boston Youth Organizing Project Youth Workers Alliance Media and Technology Charter High School Boston Public Schools TV and radio stations Production Tools & Software You'll Learn PC and Mac OS • Adobe Photoshop • Adobe InDesign • Final Cut Pro video editing • Motion 3D motion-graphic software • Reason digital music creation software • Protools sound engineering • Flash • Dreamweaver • scriptwriting • blogging and vlogging • video editing • digital music creation • sound editing • basic web design • speech writing • storyboarding • animation • camerawork • writing for video and the web • pre- and post-production for video and the web. Potential Career Opportunities Blogger • Community organizer • Conference producer • Librarian • Teacher • Public relations • Media educator • Political campaign worker • Peace Corps trainer • Customer relations • Youth advocate • Social worker • Corporate communication specialist • Digital media producer • Producer • New media coordinator • Flash designer • Documentary film maker • Interactive media producer • Copywriter • Social media manager • Video editor [-]

BSc

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Development

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

Are you interested in understanding how children, adolescents, and adults think? How we emotionally develop and learn? The role of ethnicity and gender in shaping who we are? Are you concerned about the influence of the media on children? Do you wonder how changing social and cultural contexts affect individuals in the U.S. and around the world? Do you want to understand human behavior? Psychology and Human Development offers a broad array of courses with an emphasis on children and families in relation to culture. [+]

Are you interested in understanding how children, adolescents, and adults think? How we emotionally develop and learn? The role of ethnicity and gender in shaping who we are? Are you concerned about the influence of the media on children? Do you wonder how changing social and cultural contexts affect individuals in the U.S. and around the world? Do you want to understand human behavior? Psychology and Human Development offers a broad array of courses with an emphasis on children and families in relation to culture. This major explores such fundamental questions by learning about human development from multiple perspectives. Students utilize psychology, sociology, and anthropology to study how humans relate to one another, and how individuals and groups change. You will delve into topics such as child and adolescent development, cultural dynamics of globalization, children's rights, family policies, and racial identity. Program Options The major's three focus areas are designed to address the interests and professional needs of our students and graduates: Counseling Psychology: Investigate topics related to mental health and counseling, particularly with regard to human development and diversity. Developmental Psychology: Study the cognitive, social, motivational, and emotional changes that occur in the individual across the lifespan. Children, Families and Culture: Analyze the diversity of childhoods and families worldwide within the contexts of anthropology, sociology, and globalization. Psychology and Human Development is an arts and sciences major that may be combined with a professional major in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy, Social Work, or Special Education. If you are accepted into the dual-degree program leading to a master's in Child Life, you may choose Psychology and Human Development as your undergraduate major. A minor is also available. Pathway to Graduate Study Qualified Wheelock students in Counseling Psychology and Forensic Psychology can apply for early acceptance into the post-graduate program at William James College in Newton (formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology). Hands-on Experience Field experience starts in your first semester. You'll have the opportunity to observe human behavior and development firsthand in settings throughout Greater Boston. Potential field sites include early childhood learning centers, community centers, Head Start programs, hospitals, shelters, museums, and human service agencies. You can also pursue individual interests through independent study projects and research with faculty. Acquiring a Unique Skill Set Our program stresses a) understanding and interacting with diverse cultures and groups, and b) working effectively with children and families. This dual focus sets us apart in the field. In addition, you'll develop leadership, critical thinking, mediation, research, and other valuable skills. Preparing for the Future With its emphasis on development, Psychology and Human Development complements professional preparation for the fields of teaching, social work, child life and more. The major is also recommended for students interested in pursuing graduate study in related areas. [-]

BA

Bachelor in Integrated Sciences

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Boston

The Bachelor of Arts in The Integrated Sciences Major provides an interdisciplinary grounding in key mathematics and science concepts with the flexibility to pursue a specific area of interest. Today, the world is faced with complex scientific issues that rely on interdisciplinary and collaborative solutions. [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Sciences Major provides an interdisciplinary grounding in key mathematics and science concepts with the flexibility to pursue a specific area of interest. Today, the world is faced with complex scientific issues that rely on interdisciplinary and collaborative solutions. Students gain specific but integrated knowledge of the sciences by engaged study in a range of courses-including biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental studies-as well as mathematics. Once students have established a broad base in the life, physical, and earth sciences, they have the flexibility to then focus on a specific area in their junior and senior years. The major culminates with a capstone experience as well as a field study, internship, or independent study. This major features an inquiry-based approach that will improve your capacity to solve problems, to justify your reasoning, and to communicate that reasoning to others. Students will understand what the process of science is as well as gain an appreciation of the ethical, political, and social contexts in which science is done. You will have opportunities for field trips, internships, leadership, research, and community service that enhance the classroom experience. Program Options While this major can be standalone, it is recommended that it is combined with other Arts and Science majors and minors. Sample Courses Probability and Statistics Biology of Reproduction Environmental Impacts Human Physiology Investigating Green Energy Natural Disasters Calculus Human Diseases Skills You'll Learn Confident, creative, and collaborative problem solving Constructing sound mathematical and scientific arguments Applying math and science to everyday life Speaking and writing about math and science Potential Careers When you graduate, your degree in Integrated Sciences will be valuable in fields such as: Communications Education Grovernment aide Journalism Law Public Policy [-]

Bachelor of The Arts: Visual, Performing, and Art History

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Boston

The arts define and communicate what it is to be human. They entertain, question, inspire, and inform. Through our Arts majors, you will explore the relationships among art, literature, culture, and history. These programs blend scholarship and artistic process. They teach you to think critically and to express your own creative vision. [+]

The arts define and communicate what it is to be human. They entertain, question, inspire, and inform. Through our Arts majors, you will explore the relationships among art, literature, culture, and history. These programs blend scholarship and artistic process. They teach you to think critically and to express your own creative vision. In addition to supporting the interests of individual students, our Arts majors complement professional preparation in teaching, juvenile justice, social work, and child life. Students who have explored and developed their own creative processes are in an excellent position to nurture creative potential in the children and adults with whom they work. Wheelock offers three Arts majors: B.A. in Visual Arts includes drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, and digital imaging. Art history courses will build your core knowledge and critical thinking skills. Studio courses will strengthen your technique and sharpen your creativity. You will have the opportunity to exhibit your work at Wheelock's Towne Art Gallery. B.A in Performing Arts includes the study and performance of theatre, music, and dance. You will learn and apply improvisation and acting techniques, and study musical forms from around the world. The resident Wheelock Family Theatre provides opportunities both onstage and backstage. B.A. in Art History, offered in partnership with Emmanuel College. Courses at both colleges will build your core knowledge of art history concepts, vocabulary, and methods of analysis. You will also improve your critical thinking, writing, and presentation skills. Wheelock provides an ideal backdrop to your studies. Each year, the Wheelock Family Theatre presents three professional productions on campus, and Wheelock's Towne Art Gallery mounts four professional art exhibitions. The Performing Arts program of the Colleges of the Fenway provides many opportunities for co-curricular activity in the perf0rming arts. Boston's renowned cultural institutions, such as the Museum of Fine Arts and Symphony Hall, are close by. Program Options You may choose to combine your Arts major with a professional major in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Social Work, or Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy. You may also minor in Community Arts, Music, Theatre, Studio Art, Art History, or Performing Arts (through Colleges of the Fenway). In addition, you may choose the Arts for your undergraduate major as part of Wheelock's dual degree program leading to a master's in Child Life. Sample Courses African American Music Art for Children History of Architecture Jazz Dance Musical Theatre Introduction to Design Story Theatre Skills You'll Learn Problem-solving and critical thinking Techniques in a variety of art media, such as drawing, photography, and theatre crafts Analysis and critique of works of art from around the world Performance skills that foster self-expression and communication Potential Careers Art educator Art therapist Community arts program director or teacher Museum educator Director or stage manager Theatre arts teacher Potential Graduate Study Art education Music education Studio art Performance Theatre design Theatre education Theatre production [-]

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Boston 02215, United States
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