Wesleyan University

About Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, offers instruction in 39 departments and 46 major fields of study and awards the bachelor of arts and graduate degrees. The master of arts degree and the doctor of philosophy are regularly awarded in six fields of study. Students may choose from more than 900 courses each year and may be counted upon to devise, with the faculty, some 900 individual tutorials and lessons.

The student body is made up of approximately 2,700 full-time undergraduates and 200 graduate students, as well as more than 400 part-time students in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program. An ongoing faculty of more than 300 is joined each semester by a distinguished group of visiting artists and professors. But despite Wesleyan’s growth, today’s student/instructor ratio remains at 9 to 1, and about two thirds of all courses enroll fewer than 20 students.


Undergraduate Research Assistant

June 2019 - August 2019 Middletown, CT
“I loved getting the opportunity to spend the entire summer working in a field of research I was interested in doing in the future. I enjoyed the opportunity to go off campus to present at conferences. ”

Biology Laboratory Assistant

May 2020 - August 2020 Middletown, CT
“The lab I worked for studies vertebral column and muscle development in zebrafish and is generally very wet lab oriented, but this summer due to COVID-19 and restrictions that prevented us from conducting in person scientific research, we were able to adapt to a virtual lab environment using uCT scans of adult zebrafish skeletons that we had from the lab! We had to exercise both our resourcefulness and flexibility in order to make this work, and along the way I learned incredibly useful data analysis skills and learned how to use a 3D scan software called Meshlab to analyze the skeletons. This adaptability and opportunity to learn new dry lab skills was an amazing learning experience. ”
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