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COLLEGE PROFILE

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
Summer SessionOffered
General Catalog/BulletinOnline Catalog

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors
  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
 
Most Popular DisciplinesBusiness/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/
Professional Degree Programs
None
Special ProgramsDouble major, Honors program, Independent study, Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Cooperative education program, Internships
Study AbroadOffered
Online DegreesSome online degree programs

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
ComputerRequired
Foreign LanguageNot required
Math/ScienceRequired for all students

FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty493
Part-Time Faculty183
Full-Time Faculty with
Ph.D./Terminal Degree
76%
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 17% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 24% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab
Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 53% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 18% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International BaccalaureateAccepted
Advanced Placement (AP) ExaminationsAccepted for placement and credit
Sophomore StandingNot available

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries
Library Available on CampusYes
Holdings 
Computing
Computer OwnershipStudents required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on CampusNot Reported
Internet/E-mail AccessNot reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial Instruction 
TutoringAvailable
Services for Learning
Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically
Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered
Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Health Sciences, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Accountancy, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Construction Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Project Management, Master of Social Work, Master of School Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Physical Therapy, Master of Public Affairs, Master of Entrepreneurship
Master's Programs of Study
  • Accounting
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Construction Management
  • Education--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Nursing--General
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Affairs
  • Social Work
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Doctoral Programs of Study
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Therapy
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.46 3.85 593 579 23
Low 2.80 3.00 490 490 17
High 4.00 5.00 690 670 32
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