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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.

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

Programs & Majors

BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 49 11 -
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting 31 28 -
Business Administration and Management, General 51 31 -
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other - 37 -
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 27 - -
Finance, General 16 - -
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 23 - -
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General - 29 -
International Business/Trade/Commerce 2 - -
Management Information Systems, General 20 - -
Marketing, Other 13 21 -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 28 - -
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other 10 - -
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 49 - -
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Science 11 - -
EDUCATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art Teacher Education 7 - -
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services - 24 -
Community College Education - 5 -
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services - 11 -
Education, General - 58 -
Education, Other - - -
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - 50 5
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision - 3 -
Elementary Education and Teaching 93 - -
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 20 - -
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 132 - -
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 31 - -
Mathematics Teacher Education 11 - -
Music Teacher Education 21 - -
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 21 1 -
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 10 - -
Social Studies Teacher Education 10 - -
Spanish Language Teacher Education - - -
Special Education and Teaching, General 14 - -
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other - 47 -
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor - 1 -
ENGINEERING Bachelor Master Doctorate
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 11 - -
Engineering, General - - -
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 47 22 -
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 16 - -
Engineering Technology, General 39 - -
Industrial Technology/Technician - 10 -
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS Bachelor Master Doctorate
English Language and Literature, General 40 16 -
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
French Language and Literature - - -
German Language and Literature 2 - -
Spanish Language and Literature 12 - -
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Athletic Training/Trainer 7 - -
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 17 21 -
Dietetics/Dietitian 21 - -
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 29 - -
Environmental Health 14 - -
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 9 - -
Health/Health Care Administration/Management - 18 -
Physical Therapy/Therapist - 29 -
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 120 34 -
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy 35 - -
HISTORY Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General 43 9 -
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 162 - -
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 7 - -
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Applied Mathematics, General - 6 -
Mathematics, General 24 - -
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
International/Global Studies 9 - -
Science, Technology and Society - - -
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Science 11 - -
Natural Resources Management and Policy 20 - -
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 26 - -
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 23 - -
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Philosophy 5 - -
PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Chemistry, General 13 5 -
Forensic Chemistry 13 - -
Geology/Earth Science, General 13 - -
PSYCHOLOGY Bachelor Master Doctorate
Psychology, General 72 10 -
School Psychology - - -
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Public Administration 20 17 -
Social Work 43 24 -
SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology 30 - -
Geography - - -
Political Science and Government, General 32 - -
Sociology 30 - -
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art/Art Studies, General 6 - -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 12 - -
Fine/Studio Arts, General 16 4 -
Interior Design 12 - -
Music Performance, General 19 5 -
Music, General 3 - -