Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Students in the Classroom


Led by the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, the Office of Undergraduate Studies works to ensure that all undergraduate students at WPI receive a high-quality education. The office supports teaching and academic advising for all undergraduate majors and minors, administers academic policies of faculty, and monitors the progress of undergraduates in completing degree requirements.

Students may reach out to the office for answers to questions about the following topics, as well as any others of an academic nature:

Meet the Dean

Arne Gericke

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5263

Arne Gericke is the Dean of Undergraduate Studies ad interim, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, and a Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry. The research in my lab is generally concerned with the biophysical characterization of lipid mediated protein functions. We are particularly interested in studying phosphoinositide mediated signaling pathways. Phosphoinositide lipids represent only a small fraction of lipids in cellular membranes, yet their importance for cellular processes cannot be overstated. Phosphoinositides mediate physiological functions by regulating the ...

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A Focus on Project Work From Day One

From your first days on campus, you’ll work with your peers to take the hypothetical and make it real through smaller projects, as well as more extensive endeavors like the Great Problems Seminar, Humanities & Arts Requirement, Interactive Qualifying Project, and Major Qualifying Project. Explore what project-based learning means at WPI.

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Looking for Admissions Information?

If you’re starting to explore your college options and WPI has piqued your interest, we’d love to meet you. Check out our Undergraduate Admissions page to learn more about the application process at WPI, chat with an admissions counselor or current student, or schedule a visit to explore our beautiful campus for yourself.