Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Students in the Classroom


At WPI, you’ll be encouraged to branch out, cross disciplines, and experiment, whether in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree, a double major, a BS/MS, a specialized minor, or even a major of your own design. Whatever path you choose, you’ll explore the interface between technology and society—and the Office of Undergraduate Studies will be there not only for support and guidance, but to keep you engaged and motivated throughout your WPI experience.

As undergraduate students at WPI, you’ll:

  • Immerse yourself in project-based learning to make the most of your knowledge, initiative, and ideas
  • Regularly collaborate with faculty who are experts in their disciplines
  • Learn how to learn through the WPI Plan
  • Graduate as a thoughtful global citizen, finding and fulfilling your passions along the way

Along the way, we’ll be there to:

  • Assist you in mapping out your time at WPI, whether you want to pursue a specific concentration or apply for an undergraduate award
  • Collaborate with other departments and offices across campus in maintaining effective programs and policies for WPI students
  • Support faculty in their teaching and academic advising endeavors to ensure student success
  • Monitor and assist student progress in fulfilling degree requirements

Meet the Dean

Arne Gericke
Interim Dean of Undergraduate Studies,

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 student works in the Makerspace.

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.

Student representatives work during a campus open house.

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.