Wabash educates men to think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively, and live humanely.

Founded in 1832, Wabash College is an independent, liberal arts college for men with an enrollment of 900 students. Its mission is excellence in teaching and learning within a community built on close and caring relationships among students, faculty, and staff.

Wabash offers qualified young men a superior education, fostering, in particular, independent intellectual inquiry, critical thought, and clear written and oral expression. The College educates its students broadly in the traditional curriculum of the liberal arts, while also requiring them to pursue concentrated study in one or more disciplines.

Wabash emphasizes our manifold but shared cultural heritage. Our students come from diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds; the College helps these students engage these differences and live humanely with them. Wabash also challenges its students to appreciate the changing nature of the global society and prepares them for the responsibilities of leadership and service in it.

The College carries out its mission in a residential setting in which students take personal and group responsibility for their actions. Wabash provides for its students an unusually informal, egalitarian, and participatory environment which encourages young men to adopt a life of intellectual and creative growth, self-awareness, and physical activity. The College seeks to cultivate qualities of character and leadership in students by developing not only their analytic skills, but also sensitivity to values, and judgment and compassion required of citizens living in a difficult and uncertain world. We expect a Wabash education to bring joy in the life of the mind, to reveal the pleasures in the details of common experience, and to affirm the necessity for and rewards in helping others.

The Core Values of Wabash College

A rigorous liberal arts education that fosters

  • An appreciation for the intellectual and physical aspects of a good life
  • An understanding of and appreciation for other cultures

A personal context to teaching and learning that encourages

  • Candid, respectful, face-to-face conversations
  • Freedom of thought
  • A local scholarly community that creates lifelong relationships

Individual responsibility and trust that are

  • Based on moral and ethical awareness
  • Expressed in the Gentleman’s Rule
  • Required for leadership and teamwork

A socially, economically, and ethnically diverse student body characterized by

  • A dedication to the serious pursuit of learning
  • A culture of competition without malice
  • A few years of residence, a lifetime of loyalty

A tradition and philosophy of independence that

  • Keeps the College from external control
  • Allows the Wabash community to shape significantly its own destiny
  • Promotes independence and self-reliance in its students and graduates
Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Bachelor

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Students will acquire a broad-based knowledge of chemistry, biology, and biochemistry, and understand how these areas are interconnected. ... [+]

The Wabash College Chemistry Department believes in a challenging curriculum, which thoroughly investigates all areas of modern chemistry and in a significant hands-on laboratory experience in which students become progressively more independent as they proceed through the curriculum. We believe that such an education will prepare chemistry majors for a variety of career outcomes, including those in research, medicine, teaching, and industry.

In recent years, three-fourths of our majors have gone to graduate school in chemistry/ biochemistry or to medical school following graduation. Others have chosen to take jobs as chemists or high school teachers or to attend other professional schools (business, law, and physical therapy). We strive to provide chemistry minors and pre-medical students with the knowledge base they need to succeed in their chosen fields.... [-]

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The Wabash biology department distinguishes itself with a strong and diverse faculty and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. ... [+]

The Wabash biology department distinguishes itself with a strong and diverse faculty and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. The curriculum emphasizes analytical and problem-solving skills that enable students to reach their own conclusions and solutions. In a field that is rapidly changing, the ability to acquire new information and place it in a broad context is a crucial skill.

Biology majors at Wabash College have a wide range of experiences in the classroom, the laboratory, and the field, preparing our students for careers in fields as diverse as medicine, molecular biology, ecology, education, and even finance or public policy. Students engage in independent research with faculty, prestigious internships off campus, and interdisciplinary internships supported by a variety of on-campus programs.... [-]

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The Wabash College Chemistry Department believes in a challenging curriculum, which thoroughly investigates all areas of modern chemistry and in a significant hands-on la ... [+]

The Wabash College Chemistry Department believes in a challenging curriculum, which thoroughly investigates all areas of modern chemistry and in a significant hands-on laboratory experience in which students become progressively more independent as they proceed through the curriculum. We believe that such an education will prepare chemistry majors for a variety of career outcomes, including those in research, medicine, teaching, and industry.

In recent years, three-fourths of our majors have gone to graduate school in chemistry/ biochemistry or to medical school following graduation. Others have chosen to take jobs as chemists or high school teachers or to attend other professional schools (business, law, and physical therapy). We strive to provide chemistry minors and pre-medical students with the knowledge base they need to succeed in their chosen fields.... [-]

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Computer science is a branch of science that deals with the theory of computation or the design of computers. It is the study of automating algorithmic processes that sc ... [+]

Computer science is a branch of science that deals with the theory of computation or the design of computers. It is the study of automating algorithmic processes that scale. It studies the theory, experimentation, and engineering that form the basis for the design and use of computers. The study of computer science involves programming, but it delves beyond just writing more complex or eye-catching programs. A good comprehension of computer science helps the student design better programs and understand how to use a computer to solve new problems.

Goals

The computer science program has the following goals:

To give all students who take computer science courses a sense of the nature of computer science and its place in society; To give our computer science minors an understanding of computer science, its nature and uses; to prepare students to become effective users of computer science in their careers; To give our students interested in continuing to graduate study in computer science or other disciplines that use computational skills an adequate preparation to succeed in that study; To prepare students to excel in their majors. This includes students in distribution courses, and mathematics majors and minors. Advanced Placement ... [-]
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The economics department faculty dedicates itself to providing a rigorous, challenging curriculum that emphasizes economic theory and focuses on how economists view the w ... [+]

The Wabash College economics major learns to evaluate varying arguments and policies, analyze empirical data and develop his own views, rationales, and results.

The economics department faculty dedicates itself to providing a rigorous, challenging curriculum that emphasizes economic theory and focuses on how economists view the world.

As a result, the student masters a wide variety of philosophical, technical, logical, computer and quantitative skills to lend his own critical and authoritative voice to the room.

Curriculum

The Department of Economics is dedicated to providing a rigorous, challenging curriculum that emphasizes economic theory and focuses on how economists view the world. Students master a wide variety of philosophical, technical, logical, computer, and quantitative skills. The Wabash College Economics major is taught to evaluate arguments and policies, analyze empirical data, and present his views, rationales, and results.... [-]

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Wabash offers joint programs (known as dual degree programs) with Purdue University, Columbia University, and Washington University-St. Louis. In these programs, you will ... [+]

Dual degree pre-engineering program

At Wabash, we like to say, “It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.” Students who wish to pursue our dual degree program in engineering know this motto well. It’s hard work to earn a Wabash diploma and a bachelor of science degree in engineering from schools like Purdue, Columbia, and Washington-St. Louis. But the results are, indeed, worth it!

Wabash offers joint programs (known as dual degree programs) with Purdue University, Columbia University, and Washington University-St. Louis. In these programs, you will study the liberal arts at Wabash for three years and engineering or applied science at Purdue, Columbia or Washington, typically for two years. When you’ve completed the program, you’ll have the distinction of earning both the bachelor of arts degree from Wabash and the bachelor of science degree in engineering or applied science from Purdue, Columbia or Washington.... [-]

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Department students acquire a sense of the nature of mathematics and computer science and their place in society. It provides its majors with an understanding of mathemat ... [+]

Mathematics is the study of patterns and the logical connections between them. The patterns can be numerical, algebraic, or geometric. The logical connections are typically computations and proofs. When the patterns come from the real world, we get applied mathematics.

The logical connections might then take the form of a differential equation that predicts how a disease outbreak will unfold, a statistical model that allows an actuary to assess risks or a geometric algorithm that displays a three-dimensional object on a flat computer screen. When the patterns come from our collective imaginations, we get the myriad sub-disciplines of pure mathematics: real analysis, abstract algebra, topology, non-Euclidean geometry, probability, and many others.... [-]

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The goal of the Wabash Physics Department is to provide our graduates with a solid understanding of the fundamental laws governing our universe and the ability to apply t ... [+]

Our students share the advantages of a large university while benefiting from the close personal interaction unique to a small college.

Our energetic faculty members are not only deeply committed to education in a liberal arts environment, but they are also actively engaged in significant research with major universities and national laboratories.

The goal of the Wabash Physics Department is to provide our graduates with a solid understanding of the fundamental laws governing our universe and the ability to apply these laws to real-world problems.

Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to give our students a solid foundation for understanding Physics' laws and how they were uncovered. The language that best expresses these laws is mathematical, so there are a significant number of mathematics courses which serve as prerequisites for our courses. However, since physics describes the real world, our curriculum also incorporates a significant laboratory component.... [-]

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Psychology is defined as “the science of behavior and mental processes,” which encompasses an array of specialty areas. Similarly, psychologists stand as the most diverse ... [+]

The department strives to give students a sense of the nature of psychology and its place in society. Its professors equip students with an understanding of the scientific method and an ability to apply it in a variety of contexts.

Majors are provided with a sense of the historical background of modern psychology and students interested in the graduate study an adequate preparation to succeed.

The department distinguishes itself with a well-published faculty that strongly encourages student research. Students present research findings at undergraduate research conferences and regularly publish their work with the faculty.

Curriculum

Psychology is defined as “the science of behavior and mental processes, and the application of research findings to the solution of problems.” This definition encompasses an enormous number of specialty areas, and psychologists are the most diverse group of people in our society to share the same title. The core goals of the Psychology Department are:... [-]

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