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
Real-world work experiences each semester at Wheelock that help students integrate theory with real-world practice, making them highly sought-after graduates.
Together, these catalysts for change help our 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.
Person: "i always dreamed about making a different"
person B: " so what do you do?"
Person: "i attend wheelock college's child life program. it is the first program of its kind."