At Wellesley, Science is Out of This World

At Wellesley, Science is Out of This World
April 22, 2017

This Earth Day, when thousands are gathering on the Boston Common and all over the country for the March for Science, we celebrate the critical role that scientific inquiry plays in Wellesley’s hallmark liberal arts education.


why science at wellesley is out of this world

DNA and quill

While you can be a biochemist, you can also be a novelist

Our integrated curriculum links the sciences and humanities, because no matter your field, you’ll need to be scientifically literate in the 21st century.


At reunions, you could chat up an astronaut, or a ground-breaking string theorist

Some of the world’s top scientists and leaders are Wellesley alumnae.

Bunsen burner

You can figure out how to make a Wellesley Fudge Cake over a Bunsen burner

Now we’re cooking.


You’ll have world-class faculty role models on speed dial

With a 7:1 student to faculty ratio, you’re not only collaborating with powerful female scientists, you’re preparing for your own career in the sciences.


You and Wellesley have extraordinary chemistry… (and physics, mathematics…)

Wellesley’s science curriculum crosses academic boundaries with majors and minors complemented by interdisciplinary majors in subjects as diverse as astrophysics and environmental studies.

award ribbon

You could be a very big deal in the science community before you even graduate

Wellesley science students can design their own research projects, co-author published papers with faculty mentors, even present their work at national conferences.


You could be doing homework in the middle of the ocean

Field study, internships, and hands-on learning opportunities led by experts will help you develop necessary knowledge and skills in your area of focus.

lobster typing on keyboard

In addition to great lobster rolls, Boston also has a booming Technology Corridor

Wellesley students have access to leading technology companies in the area, as well as the option of cross-registering for classes at MIT and Olin College of Engineering.

rocket, brain, microscope

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist (or you can be) to know Wellesley alumnae succeed

From a 70% acceptance rate to medical school (national average is 45%) to an impressive number of prestigious grants, fellowships, and awards (8 Fulbright awards in science alone since 2014!), Wellesley graduates study, conduct research, and teach around the world.