Curriculum Outline

  1. Freshman Requirements
    1. Freshman Tutorial (FRT)
    2. Enduring Questions (FRC)
  2. Language Studies
    1. Proficiency in English: ENG-101 Composition as directed by the English Department through placement. If not placed into ENG-101 Composition, the requirement is waived with zero credits.
    2. Proficiency in a Foreign Language: Earn a passing grade for the elementary sequence (SPA-101 Elementary Spanish I and SPA-102 Elementary Spanish II or SPA-103 Accelerated Elementary Spanish) of any language that Wabash offers (Chinese, French, German, Greek, Latin, and Spanish).

      Earn a passing grade for any single course beyond 103 (e.g. ASI-201 Intermediate Asian I, FRE-201 Intermediate FrenchCHI-201 Intermediate Chinese IGER-201 Intermediate German, GRK-201 Intermediate Greek I, LAT-201 Intermediate Latin I, SPA-201 Intermediate Spanish).

      Demonstrate proficiency by being admitted to Wabash as an International Student whose native language is one other than English.

      Students may also fulfill the requirement by passing a proficiency exam with written and oral components.
  3. Distribution Courses
    1. One course credit in Language Studies from the following list:
      ENG-110Intro. to Creative Writing1
      ENG-121Language Variation & Change0.5
      ENG-122Modern Linguistics0.5
      ENG-150Mass Communications1
      ENG-190Special Topics: Language0.5-1
      ENG-201Composition:The Essay0.5
      ENG-202Writing With Power and Grace1
      ENG-210Spec. Topics: Creative Writing1
      ENG-211Creative Non-Fiction1
      ENG-212Creative Writing: Poetry1
      ENG-213Creative Writ: Short Fiction1
      ENG-221Multicultural Dialects0.5
      ENG-290Special Topics: Language0.5
      ENG-311Advanced Workshop in Creative Nonfiction1
      ENG-312Adv. Workshop in Poetry1
      ENG-313Advanced Workshop in Fiction1
      ENG-410Academic & Professional Writing1
      ENG-411Bus & Tech Writing1
      RHE-101Public Speaking1
      RHE-190Spec. Topics: Language Studies0.5-1
      RHE-201Reasoning & Advocacy1
      RHE-290Spec. Topics: Language Studies0.5-1
      RHE-387Independent Study/Lang Studies0.5-1
      FRE-311Studies in French Language1
      SPA-311Studies in Spanish Language (if taught as a linguistics course)1
    2. Three course credits in Literature and Fine Arts: This group includes courses in Art, Music, and Theater, as well as courses in literature offered by the departments of Classics, English, Modern Languages, and Rhetoric and must be from at least two departments. A maximum of one credit of Music Ensembles may be applied.
    3. Three course credits in Behavioral Science: This group includes courses in Economics, Political Science, and Psychology and EDU-101 Intro to Child & Adolescent Development from at least two departments. DV3-252 Stats Soc Sciences and PSY-204 Principles of Neuroscience do not satisfy this requirement.
    4. Two course credits in Laboratory Science: This group includes courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The two lab credits may be from different departments.
    5. Two course credits in Quantitative Literacy from the following list:
      Division I
      BIO-111General Biology I1
      BIO-212Cell Biology1
      BIO-311Molecular Genetics1
      BIO-313Advanced Ecology1
      BIO-351Evolution of Populations1
      CHE-101Survey of Chemistry1
      CHE-106Survey of Biochemistry1
      CHE-111General Chemistry1
      CHE-211Chemical Structure & Reactivity1
      CHE-331Analytical Chemistry1
      CHE-351Physical Chem I1
      CHE-451Physical Chemistry II0.5
      CHE-452Adv Physical Chem0.5
      CSC-101Intro to Computer Science1
      CSC-111Intro to Programming1
      CSC-112Advanced Programming1
      CSC-121Intro to Add. Program Language0.5
      CSC-171Special Topics in Comp. Sci.1
      CSC-211Intro Data Structures1
      CSC-235Stochastic Simulation1
      CSC-271Special Topics in Comp.Sci.0.5-1
      CSC-311Intro Machine Organ1
      CSC-321Programming Lang1
      CSC-331Analysis Algorithms1
      CSC-337Intro. Numerical Analysis1
      CSC-338Topics Computational Math1
      DV1-277Special Topics (non-Lab)1
      MAT-106Topics in Contemporary Math1
      MAT-108Intro to Discrete Structures1
      MAT-110Calc. I With Pre-Calc. Review1
      MAT-111Calculus I1
      MAT-112Calculus II1
      MAT-178Special Topics1
      MAT-221Found of Geometry1
      MAT-222Theory of Numbers1
      MAT-223Elementary Linear Algebra1
      MAT-224Elem Differential Equations1
      MAT-225Multivariable Calculus1
      MAT-226Operations Research1
      MAT-235Stochastic Simulation1
      MAT-251Mathematical Finance0.5
      MAT-252Math. Interest Theory0.5
      MAT-253Probability Models0.5
      MAT-254Statistical Models0.5
      MAT-277Special Topics1
      MAT-314Modeling With Diff. Eq1
      MAT-323Topics in Linear Algebra1
      MAT-324Topics in Differential Equations1
      MAT-337Numerical Analysis1
      MAT-338Topics Computational Math1
      MAT-344Complex Analysis1
      MAT-353Probability Models II0.5
      MAT-354Mathematical Statistics0.5
      MAT-355Regression Models0.5
      MAT-377Special Topics0.5-1
      MAT-378Special Topics0.5-1
      PHY-105Adventures in Physics1
      PHY-109Motion and Waves1
      PHY-110Fluids and Fields1
      PHY-111General Physics I1
      PHY-112General Physics II - Science Majors1
      PHY-209Intro Thermal Phy & Relativity1
      PHY-210Intro Quantum Theory & Apps1
      PHY-381Advanced Laboratory I0.5
      PHY-382Advanced Laboratory II0.5
      Division II
      PHI-270Elementary Symbolic Logic1
      Division III
      EDU-240Educational Policy & Evaluation1
      ECO-241Game Theory1
      ECO-251Economic Approach With Excel0.5
      ECO-253Intro Econometrics1
      DV3-252Stats Soc Sciences0.5
      PSC-111Intro to Amer Govt & Politics1
      PSC-297Research/Stats-Political Sci1
      PSC-340Adv Topics in International Relations1
      PSC-344Insurgency, Revolution & Terrorism1
      PSY-201Research Methods & Stats I1
      PSY-202Research Methods & Stats II1
      Be aware that some of the courses listed are half-credit courses and the requirement is one full credit.
    6. Two course credits in History, Philosophy, and Religion. EDU-201 Philosophy of Education may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  4. Major: The major consists of no more than nine course credits and may additionally require co-requisite courses in allied fields. No more than 11 course credits are allowed towards the 34 course credits required for graduation. For every credit a student goes beyond 11 course credits in their major department, they are required to complete another credit towards graduation. For example, if a student has 12 course credits in the department of the major, then he will have to complete 35 course credits for graduation. For majors in foreign languages and literatures, courses numbered 101 and 102 shall not be included in the 11 course limit on the major.
  5. Minor: The minor consists of no more than five to eight course credits and may additionally require co-requisite courses in allied fields.
  6. Minimum of 34 course credits, of which at least 18 must be taken at Wabash College, and at least a 2.00 GPA. All course credits earned in approved Off-Campus Study or by Wabash Examination will be counted as Wabash course credits. Once a student has matriculated at Wabash College, no more than a total of 10 course credits will be accepted in transfer.
  7. Comprehensive Examination
    1. Senior Written Examination
    2. Senior Oral Examination