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While you’ll certainly gain an in-depth understanding of your chosen field of study, when you graduate with a liberal arts degree you’ll be equipped with a versatile skill set which will enable you to excel in a wide variety of callings over a lifetime of work and ministry, including service in jobs that have yet to be created.

While you’ll certainly gain an in-depth understanding of your chosen field of study, when you graduate with a liberal arts degree you’ll be equipped with a versatile skill set which will enable you to excel in a wide variety of callings over a lifetime of work and ministry, including service in jobs that have yet to be created.


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Anthropology
BA

The study of Anthropology provides you a theoretical and methodological "toolkit" for understanding human interactions in every setting. You’ll become a critical thinker, learning to address social problems and cultural analysis through theory, data, and practical solutions. Anthropological study provides training well suited for the 21st century: you’ll demonstrate the capacity to engage the world by being intellectually rigorous, yet globally compassionate and gain the relational and analytic tools for effective cross-cultural engagement, both in America and abroad.

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  • Business
  • Government and Public Service
  • Social Services
  • many more...
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Applied Health Science
BS

The field of applied health science specializes in promotion of wellness and prevention (rather than treatment), of disease through research, promotion, policy-making, and publications. This major provides rigorous preparation for medical professions such as nursing physical therapy, physician assistant, occupational therapy, as well as rehabilitation settings and wellness settings. At Wheaton, our curriculum delivered within a Christian context is designed not to merely provide the scientific content required for graduate school, but to help you develop the academic and professional skills necessary to thrive.

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  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Prevention/Rehabilitation
  • Wellness
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Art
BA

The creation and analysis of art are vital forms of learning with the potential to transform culture. At Wheaton, whether you choose studio art, art history, or the only undergraduate community arts program in the country, you will develop a vision and artistic practice that integrates Christian faith, creative and intellectual inquiry, and active response to the world.

Potential Careers:

  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Medical Illustration
  • Arts Management
  • Photography
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Arts in London
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Asian Studies Program of Study
Special Program

The Asian Studies POS provides an academic focus on a strategic region that is home to one-third of the world's population. Asia consists of diverse and rich cultural, religious, and intellectual traditions. Asia's dynamic economic and political institutions make it a major force today.

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Biblical and Theological Studies
BA

Biblical truth stands at the very center of the Christian tradition. Our mission is to cultivate Christians who are biblically rooted and theologically formed through a focus on interpretation, application, and research tools and resources. In addition, students gain a unique appreciation for the depth and breadth of our shared Christian heritage by studying under faculty who are accomplished scholar-teachers from a broad range of evangelical denominations.

Potential Careers:

  • Church & Ministry
  • Education
  • Missions
  • Publishing
  • many more...
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Biblical and Theological Studies
PhD

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Biblical Exegesis
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Biblical Studies
MA

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Biology
BS

Biology majors explore the beauty, complexity, and intricacies of the natural world God created. At Wheaton, the broad curriculum, hands-on research, and engagement with current issues within a Christian context will position you to succeed in professional school, graduate school, or the workforce. You will study and learn in a community where faculty-student mentorship is valued and practiced.

Potential Careers:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Education
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Research
  • many more...
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Business and Economics
BA

In pursing business, you will learn how organizations create, manage, market, finance, and track value. In pursuing economics, you will learn to apply mathematical models to data in order to answer public policy questions and private enterprise problems. At Wheaton, you’ll develop intellectual competence in the disciplines of business and economics in ways that foster Christian character and inspire commitment to build the church and benefit society worldwide.

Potential Careers:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Finance & Education
  • Law
  • many more...
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Chemistry
BS

The study and practice of chemistry is for anyone who seeks to understand, care for, and allow to flourish the material things God has created. With roots in physics and mathematics and branches extending into biology and environmental science, chemistry is at the center of science and technology. Disciplined study of chemistry enhances our worship of the triune God by providing insight into the molecular details of God’s world and strengthens our service, both to the church and to society, by providing foundational knowledge about matter and the interactions of matter. Our graduates are prepared to advance Christ’s kingdom through a wide range of vocations in chemistry and beyond.

Potential Careers:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Government and PUblic Service
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • many more...
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Chinese - Mandarin (Major starting Fall 2018)
BA

Potential Careers:

  • Teaching
  • Diplomatic Corps
  • Journalism
  • Library & Information Science
  • many more...
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Christian Education and Ministry
BA

A degree in Christian Education and Ministry prepares you to minister in whatever context you are called through course work in ministry, teaching, counseling, and discipleship. This liberal arts program emphasizes biblical, theological, historical, and social science foundations integrated with philosophies and practices of ministry and spiritual formation. Our mission is to facilitate the development of academically grounded, spiritually maturing, and practically skilled leaders who minister the Gospel and build up God's people in a constantly changing world.

Potential Careers:

  • Church & Ministry
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Missions
  • many more...
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Classical Languages (Hebrew, Greek, Latin)
BA

Potential Careers:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Library & Information Science
  • Archaeology
  • many more...
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Clinical Mental Health Counseling
MA

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Clinical Psychology
PsyD

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Communication
BA

Communication skills are a differentiator when competing in an evolving job market; written and oral communication are among the most important skills employers consider when hiring. At Wheaton, you will expand your verbal and nonverbal skills, develop sensitivity for their appropriate use, and nurture a Christian perspective on issues of power, influence, justice, freedom, and truth. The course work, advising, and co-curricular activities combine to prepare you for future academic study, professional success, and lifelong learning.

Potential Careers:

  • Education
  • Government and Public Service
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • many more...
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Computer Science
BS

In computer science you will learn the fundamentals of computation—the science underlying the computing technologies that have become so pervasive in contemporary society. At Wheaton, we believe computer science is not about the technical details of this or that technology, but about problem-solving. As a student in computer science at Wheaton, you'll take an interdisciplinary approach to devising efficient solutions to the puzzles of the world and prepare for a variety of exciting career opportunities in this growing field.

Potential Careers:

  • Programming
  • Database Management
  • Education
  • Software Development
  • many more...
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Education
BA

Potential Careers:

  • Education
  • Counseling
  • Instructional Design
  • Library Science
  • Many more . . .
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Engineering
BA, BS

Welcome to a world of creativity, rigor and can-do! Engineers turn scientific ideas and discoveries into practical solutions that serve humanity. Engineering at Wheaton College combines the best of two worlds – a vibrant Christian liberal arts training at Wheaton and a strong engineering education from one of many ABET accredited engineering universities. As an engineering student, you will develop rigorous and highly transferable problem-solving skills that draw on analytical thinking, computer modeling, and hands-on experimental skills. You will learn to serve others by applying engineering knowledge to meet the practical needs of individuals, businesses and communities. And you emerge as one of the most highly sought-after employees around the world.

Potential Careers:

  • Aerospace
  • Architecture
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • many more...
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English
BA

As an English major you’ll learn to read closely, to think critically, and to write clearly, creatively, and compellingly. The Wheaton College English department's goal is that graduates will enjoy good literature and learn to write clear, coherent prose. You’ll study major English and American authors, together with pertinent continental and non-Western ones, and gain a comprehension of the various critical approaches essential to a mature understanding and evaluation of literary achievement. You’ll be equipped to situate works of literature in culture and history, to articulate how those works enter into conversation with one another, and to undertake meaningful research projects. Together we’ll strive to discover the relation of literature to the history of Christian thought and biblical truth.  

Potential Careers:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Ministry
  • many more...
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Environmental Science
BS

Environmental science is the interdisciplinary application of natural and social sciences as well as the humanities to understanding God's creation and the human and environmental interactions that surround us. It is a problem-based discipline that draws on a broad understanding of biology, geology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics to develop holistic solutions to pressing environmental challenges. At Wheaton, all this must be integrated under a strong biblical environmental ethic to comprehensively steward the environment which God has entrusted to us.

Potential Careers:

  • Environmental Education
  • Global Issues Management
  • Government and Public Service
  • Urban Planning
  • Education
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Evangelism and Leadership
MA

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French
BA

Potential Careers:

  • Diplomatic Corps
  • Journalism
  • Library & Information Science
  • Teaching
  • many more...
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German
BA

Potential Careers:

  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Engineering
  • Library & Information Science
  • many more...
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Geology
BS

Geology courses offer a general knowledge of the earth, its structure, composition, internal and external processes, and past history. Emphasis is placed upon field and laboratory investigation directed towards the development of useful skills and a grasp of basic theoretical and working concepts.   At Wheaton, we prepare geoscientists and community leaders for a world of expanding knowledge, diminishing natural resources, and rapid environmental change. You will be equipped for graduate studies in earth and environmental sciences or entry-level employment in related fields including resource development, environmental management and missions/development. Most of all, we are motivated by our passion for what God has created and our commitment to biblical principles of creation care. Our graduates become grounded in sound scientific and theological thinking, enabling them to contribute to constructive dialog on faith and science issues in church and secular communities.

Potential Careers:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Government and Public Service
  • Research
  • many more...
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Geology Studies in West Texas and New Mexico
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Health Professions
BA

Healthcare practitioners are needed in the United States and throughout the world to address the needs of those suffering from illness and disease and promote health and wellness to all individuals. The Health Professions Program provides personalized advising and support services, encouraging students to be intentional and strategic toward the pursuit of a career in the health professions. Such practices help aid the development of character traits and demonstrate the compassionate heart of Christ to others enabling students to become leaders within healthcare fields, building the church and benefitting society worldwide. Ultimately, we aim to enhance your overall development and future success in a healthcare career.

Potential Careers:

  • Medical and Health Professions
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Higher Education and Student Development
MA

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History
BA

In today’s fragmented, fast-paced society, a true and rich understanding of political, cultural, and religious environments will prove an asset as you pursue professional goals. History majors sharpen a host of intellectual skills, including the ability to read analytically, reason carefully, argue logically, and communicate persuasively. Studying history at Wheaton provides students with a diverse selection of course offerings by outstanding faculty members who integrate faith into the curriculum and foster an environment of community through small class sizes. You’ll be introduced to the joys and challenges of studying the past in such a way that you’ll better understand yourself, your own culture, and the broader world. And you’ll be equipped for a variety of vocational paths, including business, politics, law, journalism, teaching, the ministry, and further graduate work in history.

Potential Careers:

  • Business
  • Government and Public Service
  • Law
  • Museum Studies
  • many more...
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History of Christianity
MA

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Human Needs and Global Resources
Special Program

Established in 1976, Human Needs and Global Resources (HNGR) is an academic certificate program that integrates multidisciplinary coursework, a six-month internship, and whole-person formation through experiential learning.  Students live, work, worship, and serve with local communities worldwide, while accompanying host partner organizations that confront poverty, challenge inequity, transform conflict, pursue justice, and seek fullness of life.  The program cultivates a life-orienting commitment to justice, intercultural humility, compassion, hospitality, environmental health, and peacemaking, as actively reflected in lifestyle and vocation.    

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Humanitarian Disaster Leadership
MA

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Intercultural Studies
MA

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Interdisciplinary Studies
BA

The interdisciplinary studies major at Wheaton emphasizes the interrelationships inherent within the Christian liberal arts curriculum, providing students with the unique academic experience of creating a “program of study” that broadly integrates two or three academic disciplines. The ultimate goal is to facilitate students’ exploration beyond the boundaries of specific disciplines into areas of imaginative thinking and to prepare students to relate their fields of study to the global church, personal experience, social concerns and vocational direction from a distinctly Christian life view. IDS Office Hours Tuesday          8:30 – 12:30 Wednesday     8:30 - 12:30 Thursday        8:30 – 12:30 Friday             8:30 – 10:30 IDS Application Deadlines 2018-2019 Friday, October 12, 2018 Friday, December 7, 2018 Friday, March 1, 2019 Friday, April 26, 2019 Dr. Jeffry Davis, Director of IDS, is available, by appointment, on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30. Please contact Theresa at theresa.stolt@wheaton.edu to arrange an appointment.

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  • Wide Variety
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Iron Sharpens Iron
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Marriage & Family Therapy
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Mathematics
BS

Mathematical researchers puzzle over problems of consistency, the nature of truth, and problems of logic. Learning these skills gives you the ability to transfer mathematical methods to many different applications, which expands your life and career opportunities in the field of mathematics and beyond. The mission of the mathematics program at Wheaton College is to prepare students to be transforming agents of Christ in a needy world beset by difficult problems.

Potential Careers:

  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Service
  • Medicine and Pharmaceuticals
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Ministry and Leadership
MA

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Missional Church Movements
MA

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Modern and Classical Languages
BA

The essence of a Christian liberal arts education is to interact with all of God’s world from a Christian perspective. Modern and Classical Language study equips students to do so especially well by challenging them to master a language, to ask significant questions and seek answers, to develop original ideas, and to become intellectually self-motivated, life-long learners and servants of Christ. Many Modern and Classical Language students at Wheaton are double majors, combining a language with majors such as archaeology, biblical and theological studies, business/economics, communication, psychology, philosophy, applied health science, education, or international relations.

Potential Careers:

  • Engineering
  • Finance & Economics
  • Journalism
  • Library & Information Science
  • many more...
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Music
BA, BM

When you study music, you build a repertoire of skills that apply well beyond the field of music. You’ll instill personal discipline, refine problem-solving skills and abstract thinking and improve memory and intellectual capacity. You’ll also explore your artistic potential while building collaboration and leadership skills with other musicians. With these skills, you’ll be well-prepared to go on to a variety of career, graduate school and ministry options.  

Potential Careers:

  • Arts Management
  • Education
  • Music Therapy
  • Musical Performance
  • many more...
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Nursing (Liberal Arts)
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Old Testament Archaeology
MA

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Outdoor Adventure and Leadership
MA

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Philosophy
BA

You’ll be challenged to reflect on some of life’s most interesting and important questions — questions about the nature of the world, human nature, and human flourishing. You’ll improve your ability to make and evaluate arguments and evidence, and develop an integrative vision for life. At Wheaton College, you’ll be equipped with critical thinking skills and intellectual independence that will serve you well in any career path. Philosophy has been a popular major for those pursuing education, law, and ministry, but it is equally useful for individuals wanting to go into business, medicine, entertainment, and public service.

Potential Careers:

  • Education
  • Government and Public Service
  • Law
  • Ministry
  • many more...
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Physics
BS

There is no other major that dives as deeply into the complexities of the natural world. You’ll learn about the fundamental processes that take place in nature and the ways matter and energy interact. And you’ll develop rigorous and highly transferable problem-solving skills that draw on analytical thinking, computer modeling, and hands-on experimental skills. Ultimately, you’ll learn how to serve others by applying scientific knowledge to meet the practical needs of individuals, businesses, and communities.  

Potential Careers:

  • Aerospace
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • many more...
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Pilgrimage to Santiago
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Politics and International Relations
BA

Politics stands squarely within the liberal arts. It’s the study of how communities make decisions, pursue justice, and manage conflict in order to understand how political institutions connect to human flourishing. As a politics and international relations student at Wheaton, you’ll be equipped with knowledge about politics and government, methods for analyzing political actors and institutions, and the ability to apply biblical and theological perspectives to public life. We offer a wide range of courses, events, and programs all designed to give students the analytical, conceptual, and theological tools so crucial for Christians who seek to understand and act faithfully in a rapidly changing political world.

Potential Careers:

  • Business
  • Government and Public Service
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • many more...
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Pre-Law
BA

The Pre-Law Program provides students with access to a variety of resources, activities, and events that focus on mastering the law school admissions process, preparing for a legal education, and understanding the various career paths in the legal profession. The Pre-Law Program of Wheaton College will help you explore or confirm a calling to the legal profession and prepare you for the intellectual rigors and moral complexities in the study and practice of law.

Potential Careers:

  • Government and Public Service
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • many more...
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Printing, Protestantism, and Progress
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Psychology
BA

As a student in the Wheaton College undergraduate psychology program, you’ll learn the traditional theoretical, empirical, and applied areas of psychology and clinical psychology and gain insights into how to understand human behavior. We’ll teach you how to conduct psychological research and how to evaluate the important theories and presuppositions in psychology from a Christian perspective. You’ll be prepared to meet academic standards required for graduate work in any number of areas (psychology, neuroscience, medicine, law, theology, etc.). You’ll also be exposed to principles of human behavior that promote success in any area of life, such as parenting, the job market, etc.

Potential Careers:

  • Education
  • Human Resources
  • Law Enforcement
  • many more...
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Military Science - ROTC
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Science Teacher Education

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Sociology
BA

As a Sociology major you’ll be introduced to classic and contemporary literature in the study of social interaction and gain a basis for a wide range of career options. You’ll learn quantitative and qualitative research methods for analysis and gain foundation for graduate and professional training in sociology, social work, organizational management, and allied fields. At Wheaton, an additional focus is the development of biblical advocacy in the promotion of social justice and equity.

Potential Careers:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health Professions
  • Social Services
  • many more...
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Spanish
BA

Potential Careers:

  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Library & Information Science
  • Diplomatic Corps
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Teaching (MAT)
MA

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Tel Shimron Excavation
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TESOL and Intercultural Studies
MA

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Theology
MA

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Urban Studies
BA

We live in an age of cities — more than half the world's population lives in urban areas, which are increasingly important to global political, economic, and cultural life. The Urban Studies program at Wheaton College will help you develop a sophisticated grasp of cities and their role in global affairs. Courses focus on the emergence and growth of cities, the complexities of the urban condition, and the increasing articulation of dynamic urban centers to global affairs. Wheaton students take advantage of the College's diverse academic strength in urban studies and its proximity to Chicago in order to globalize and diversify their education.

Potential Careers:

  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Social Work
  • Urban Planning
  • many more...
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Wheaton in China
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Wheaton in Costa Rica
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Wheaton in England
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Wheaton in France
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Wheaton in Germany
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Wheaton in Korea
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Wheaton in Mexico
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Wheaton in Spain
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Wheaton in the Holy Lands
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Wheaton in Washington
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