College of Wooster - Bachelor's Degree

More than 94% of Alumni believe that their Wooster experience developed the key skills of critical thinking and effective writing.

  • Average Tuition USD 44,950

School Description

Notable Wooster alumni include award-winning filmmakers Duncan Jones ’95, director of Source Code and Moon, and J.C. Chandor ’96, writer and director of Margin Call and All Is Lost; Jennifer Haverkamp ’79, director of the Environmental Defense Fund’s international climate program; Donald Kohn ’64, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve; Laurie Kosanovich ’94, general counsel for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; and Sangram Sisodia ’77, director of the Center for Molecular Neurobiology at the University of Chicago.

Bachelor Programs

  • 1189 Beall Ave, Wooster, OH 44691, United States

    Africana Studies

    USD 55,600 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

  • 1189 Beall Ave, Wooster, OH 44691, United States


    USD 55,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • 1189 Beall Ave, Wooster, OH 44691, United States

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    USD 55,600 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • 1189 Beall Ave, Wooster, OH 44691, United States

    Chemical Physics

    USD 55,600 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • 1189 Beall Ave, Wooster, OH 44691, United States


    USD 55,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of present-day China and its historical predecessors, related borderlands and island groups, and the overseas Chinese diaspora.

  • 1189 Beall Ave, Wooster, OH 44691, United States

    Classical Studies

    USD 55,600 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

  • 1189 Beall Ave, Wooster, OH 44691, United States


    USD 55,600 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • 1189 Beall Ave, Wooster, OH 44691, United States

    Global and International Studies

    USD 55,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • 1189 Beall Ave, Wooster, OH 44691, United States


    USD 55,600 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 1189 Beall Ave, Wooster, OH 44691, United States


    USD 55,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum SAT 1500
  • Minimum ACT 23


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    Established in 1866


    Every year since 2002 U.S. News & World Report has asked college presidents and deans to name schools with outstanding undergraduate research opportunities and senior capstone programs, only two schools have made both lists every year: Wooster and Princeton.

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          • Testimony
            1975-1979, B.A.

            The College of Wooster changed my life. I came from a small town, the first in my family to attend college. I had the advantage of having been an exchange student in high school, and found the college to be not only flexible and encouraging, but offering enlightening coursework beyond my wildest dreams. The close student-faculty relationship is a huge plus, and the I.S. experience prepares students for anything they will want to undertake in life. As the first double major and double minor at Wooster, the college staff, Lee Culp in particular, allowed me to accept a Rotary Scholarship for overseas study, and helped me to complete both my Junior I.S. and Senior I.S. in a timely manner so that I could study abroad in my senior year. The close relationships enabled by the campus size made it possible for me to tailor my experience and receive an amazing education. Even though I studied German and Psychology and minored in Art and French, I ended up using all of those skills in my career, and even wrote a best-selling non-fiction genre book, none of which would have been possible without those I.S. research skills

          • Testimony
            1979-1983, B.A.

            Wooster has served as a pillar in my life. The experience of 4 years of learning,playing sports and socializing with a great group of students and faculty were priceless. It is a wonderful school for overall balance of life. I recommend all to at least look at Wooster to understand all it has to offer.

          • Testimony
            2010-2014, B.A.

            The first line of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnet 43 reads: "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." I absolutely fell in love with Wooster when I stepped on campus for the first time as a high school senior, and that love has only grown since graduating in May 2014. Famed education writer Loren Pope wrote that "there is no finer college in the country" and he was absolutely right. Wooster has all the ingredients that make a stellar educational experience with its challenging academics, dedicated faculty and staff, and its ethos of educating for the common good. There is a deep sense of purpose at Wooster and it's contagious. I was constantly amazed at the goals that my peers had for their lives and for their education, and their goals made me analyze what I wanted out of my own life. The faculty is unbelievable across the board, and the experience of Independent Study sharpens your writing and critical thinking skills, as well as how to manage and execute a successful senior thesis project. The Wooster experience is more than academics -- I managed the campus radio station last year and my love of being on the air has propelled me towards a career in broadcast journalism. I had great access to the station and was encouraged by our advisors to report news, broadcast live sporting events, and develop confidence in what is now my career choice. Furthermore, I forged wonderful friendships that will last a lifetime and had a complete blast out of the classroom. The College of Wooster is a fabulous institution that I am extremely proud to be associated with, and it's something that I'll take with me forever. I encourage anyone interested in having a similar experience to contact me. Hail to the Black and Gold!