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Western Carolina University Majors

Graduation Statistics

50%

graduate within six years
  • 51% within eight years
  • 28% within four years
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2,289 Graduates
Western Carolina University offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

1,044 Faculty
Full Time
  • 605 Instructional
  • 0 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 439 Instructional
  • 0 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

Programs & Majors

BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 80 8 -
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting 35 20 -
Business Administration and Management, General 83 41 -
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other - 23 -
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 32 - -
Finance, General 35 - -
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 48 - -
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General - 36 -
Management Information Systems, General 38 - -
Marketing, Other 44 13 -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 64 - -
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other 9 - -
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 38 - -
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Science 17 - -
EDUCATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art Teacher Education 5 - -
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services - 24 -
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services - 13 -
Education, General - 18 -
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - 24 22
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision - 53 -
Elementary Education and Teaching 64 - -
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 5 - -
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 65 - -
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 56 - -
Mathematics Teacher Education 5 - -
Music Teacher Education 16 - -
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 27 - -
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 4 - -
Social Studies Teacher Education 5 - -
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1 - -
Special Education and Teaching, General 18 - -
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other - 22 -
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor - 2 -
ENGINEERING Bachelor Master Doctorate
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 14 - -
Engineering, General - - -
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 23 16 -
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 13 - -
Engineering Technology, General 59 - -
Industrial Technology/Technician - 21 -
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS Bachelor Master Doctorate
English Language and Literature, General 39 9 -
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Spanish Language and Literature 19 - -
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Athletic Training/Trainer 12 - -
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 31 36 -
Dietetics/Dietitian 24 - -
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 38 - -
Environmental Health 20 - -
Health/Health Care Administration/Management - 29 -
Nursing Practice - - 5
Physical Therapy/Therapist - - 29
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 191 55 -
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy 39 - -
HISTORY Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General 33 5 -
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 138 - -
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 8 - -
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Mathematics, General 17 - -
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
International/Global Studies 12 - -
Science, Technology and Society - - -
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Science 14 - -
Natural Resources Management and Policy 24 - -
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 26 - -
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 24 - -
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Philosophy 9 - -
PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Chemistry, General 17 2 -
Forensic Chemistry 12 - -
Geology/Earth Science, General 8 - -
PSYCHOLOGY Bachelor Master Doctorate
Psychology, General 99 15 -
School Psychology - 3 -
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Public Administration 39 20 -
Social Work 79 40 -
SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology 37 - -
Political Science and Government, General 20 - -
Sociology 42 - -
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art/Art Studies, General 10 - -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 18 - -
Fine/Studio Arts, General 27 7 -
Interior Design 18 - -
Music Performance, General 28 - -
Music, General 4 - -
Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Hannah from Clemmons, NC
  • 5
  • The class size average is about 30 students which is good for student-professor relationships. You are able to get to know your professor in a setting not much different from…

  • Jan-02-2010 Read More
  • Krysta from Kernersville, NC
  • 5
  • The classes are small enough that the teachers give you the attention you need and make themselves available for you if you need extra help. Western also has great departments for…

  • Nov-26-2010 Read More