Western Carolina University

Located in Cullowhee, North Carolina, Western Carolina University (WCU) is a public university enrolling over 10,000 full-time students from 48 United States and 35 foreign countries. WCU is a member institution of the University of North Carolina System, and is the fifth oldest institution in that system. Originally established to provide quality education to the people of the western North Carolina mountains, WCU's offerings now extend throughout the entire state and region.

WCU is organized into five undergraduate colleges, the Kimmel School, the Honors College, and the Graduate School. Several interdisciplinary programs are available. The university is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

WCU is one of the largest producer of teachers in the state of North Carolina, and its education programs are well respected. The university's College of Education and Allied Professions was the winner of the Association of Teacher Educators' Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award, as well as the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award.

For students who are unable to attend campus full-time, Western Carolina University offers the distance education and online degree programs. Online classes and courses are convenient and designed for working adults and busy career professionals. The university offers online undergraduate degrees, online graduate degrees, online certificates and courses, hybrid degree programs and alternative teacher licensure programs. Online areas of study include criminal justice, early childhood, emergency medicine, nursing, business law, entrepreneurship, engineering technology, construction management, project management and school administration.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (828) 227-7100
Address: Highway 107, Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723-9646
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Medium ( 7,600+ undergrad, 1,700+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 2,163
Out-of-State Tuition $ 11,775
Online Degrees Offered: YES
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Website Address: www.wcu.edu
Majors and Degrees
Majors/Degrees BS/BA MA/MS PHD
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Studies
Hospitality Administration Management
Human Resources Management Personnel Administration
International Business Trade Commerce
Management Information Systems
Marketing Marketing Management
Communication and Journalism
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Art Teacher Education
College Student Counseling
Community College Education
Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Teacher Education
General Science Teacher Education
Junior High and Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten Preschool Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
School Counseling and Guidance Services
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development - Specific Levels and Methods
Teaching English As A Second Language (esl) Instructor
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology Technician
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology Technician
Engineering Technology
Industrial Technology Technician
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training Trainer
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dietetics Dietitian
Emergency Medical Technology Technician (emt Paramedic)
Environmental Health
Health Health Care Administration Management
Health Information Medical Records Administration Administrator
Physical Therapy Therapist
Registered Nursing Registered Nurse
Therapeutic Recreation Recreational Therapy
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
International Global Studies
Science, Technology and Society
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration Management
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Forensic Chemistry
Geology Earth Science
School Psychology
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration
Social Work
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Visual and Performing Arts
Art Art Studies
Drama and Dramatics Theatre Arts
Fine Studio Arts
Interior Design
Music Performance
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