Academics
Majors, Minors, and Graduate Programs

Browse the links below to learn more about the degrees offered at Western Carolina University.

* = Distance & Online Offering
 = Graduate Program also offered - see Graduate Degree Programs  and Graduate Certificate Programs with links to program information or see below.

Undergraduate Majors and Concentrations

 Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Add-on Licensure      licensure                                      
 Accounting (B.S.B.A.)  major  minor  

Learning Outcomes

 Acting (see Theatre Arts)        
 Administration of Justice     concentration*  
 Anthropology (B.A., B.S.)  major minor   Learning Outcomes
Art (B.A., B.F.A.) major  minor   Learning Outcomes
Art Education (B.S.Ed) major     Learning Outcomes
Art History     emphasis  
Athletic Training (B.S.) major     Learning Outcomes
Biology (B.S.) major minor concentration  Learning Outcomes
Biology Education (see Science Education, B.S.Ed.)      concentration  
Birth-Kindergarten Education (B.S.) major*     Learning Outcomes
Broadcasting     concentration  
Business Administration   minor    
Business Administration and Law (B.S.B.A.) major     Learning Outcomes
Business Law   minor    
Chemistry (B.S.) major minor    
Chemistry - Four + One Program (B.S., M.S.) major     Learning Outcomes
Chemistry - ACS Approved (B.S.) major     Learning Outcomes
Cherokee Studies   minor concentration, post baccalaureate certificate  
Communication (B.S.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Communication Sciences and Disorders (B.S.)  major     Learning Outcomes
Computer Information Systems (B.S.B.A.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Computer Science (B.S.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Conflict Resolution   minor    
Construction Management (B.S.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Creative Writing   minor    
Criminal Justice (B.S.) major* minor   Learning Outcomes
Culturally-Based Native Health     certificate  
Dance   minor    
Early Childhood     concentration   
Earth Sciences Education (see Science Education, B.S.Ed.)      concentration  
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology      concentration  
Economics   minor    
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.) major     Learning Outcomes
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) major     Learning Outcomes
Elementary Education (B.S.Ed.)  major     Learning Outcomes
Emergency and Disaster Management (B.S.) major* minor   Learning Outcomes
Emergency Management   minor     
Emergency Medical Care (B.S.) major*     Learning Outcomes
Engineering (B.S.) major     Learning Outcomes
Engineering Sales and Distribution     certificate  
Engineering Technology (B.S.) major*     Learning Outcomes
English (B.A.) major minor  

Learning Outcomes

English Education (B.S.Ed.) major     Learning Outcomes
English Studies Pedagogy     concentration   
Entrepreneurship (B.S., B.S.B.A) major* minor   Learning Outcomes
Environmental Health (B.S.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Environmental Hydrology     concentration  
Environmental Science (B.S.) major     Learning Outcomes
Film and Television Production (B.F.A.) major     Learning Outcomes
Film Studies (also see Motion Picture Studies, Motion Picture and Television)    minor    
Finance (B.S.B.A.) major     Learning Outcomes
Forensic Anthropology   minor concentration  
Forensic Science (B.S.) major     Learning Outcomes
Forest Resources     concentration  
Geography   minor    
Geology (B.S.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Geospatial Resource Analysis     concentration  
German   minor    
Health and Physical Education (B.S.Ed.) major     Learning Outcomes
Health Management       concentration  
History (B.A., B.S.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Hospitality and Tourism Management  (B.S.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Inclusive Education (B.S.Ed.)   major  minor   Learning Outcomes
Interior Design (B.S.) major     Learning Outcomes
International Studies (B.A.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Japanese Studies   minor    
Journalism   minor concentration  
Land Development   minor concentration  
Leadership   minor    
Literature   minor concentration  
Management (B.S.B.A.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Marketing (B.S.B.A.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Mathematics (B.S.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Mathematics Education (B.S.Ed.) major     Learning Outcomes
Middle Grades Education (B.S.Ed.) major     Learning Outcomes
Motion Picture Studies     concentration   
Molecular Biology     concentration  
Music (B.A., B.M.)  major minor concentration Learning Outcomes
Music – Commercial and Electronic     concentration  
Music – Industry     concentration  
Music - Performance     concentration  
Music Education (B.M./B.S.Ed.)  major     Learning Outcomes
Music Technology     certificate  
Musical Theatre     concentration   
Natural Resource Conservation and Management (B.S.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Nursing (B.S.N.) major*     Learning Outcomes
Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.) major   concentration Learning Outcomes
Occupational Safety     certificate  
Parks and Recreation Management (B.S.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Philosophy (B.A.) major minor concentration Learning Outcomes
Physics   minor    
Physics Education (see Science Education, B.S.Ed.)     concentration  
Political Science (B.A., B.S.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Pre-Health Professional      concentration  
Premedical / Biomedical Science & Technology     concentration   
Professional Education      concentration   
Professional Writing   minor concentration  
Psychology (B.S.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Public History     certificate  
Public Relations     concentration  
Recreational Therapy (B.S.) major     Learning Outcomes
Religion   minor concentration  
Social Sciences Education (B.S.Ed.)  major     Learning Outcomes
Social Work (B.S.W.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Sociology (B.A., B.S.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Soil and Water Conservation     concentration  
Solid Earth     concentration  
Spanish (B.A.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Spanish Education (B.S.Ed.) major     Learning Outcomes
Sport Management (B.S.) major minor   Learning Outcomes
Stage and Screen (B.A.) major   concentration  Learning Outcomes
Studio Art     concentration  
Teacher Education (link to see specialty areas for B.S.Ed and certificate programs)        
Theatre (B.F.A.) major     Learning Outcomes
Theatre  (Acting, Musical Theatre)     concentration  

Graduate Programs and Specializations

    
Accountancy M.Ac. Learning Outcomes
Art M.F.A. Learning Outcomes
Art Education M.A.Ed., M.A.T. Learning Outcomes
Biology M.S. Learning Outcomes
Business Administration M.B.A. Learning Outcomes
Chemistry M.S. Learning Outcomes
College Student Personnel M.Ed. Learning Outcomes
Communication Sciences and Disorders M.S. Learning Outcomes
Construction Management M.C.M. Learning Outcomes
Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S. Learning Outcomes
Educational Leadership Ed.D. Learning Outcomes
Elementary Education M.A.Ed. Learning Outcomes
English M.A. Learning Outcomes
English Education M.A.T., M.A.Ed Learning Outcomes
Entrepreneurship M.E. Learning Outcomes
Health Sciences M.H.S. Learning Outcomes
History M.A. Learning Outcomes
Human Resources M.S. Learning Outcomes
Nursing M.S. Learning Outcomes
Nursing Practice D.N.P. Learning Outcomes
Physical Therapy D.P.T. Learning Outcomes
Project Management M.P.M. Learning Outcomes
Psychology M.A. Learning Outcomes
Public Affairs M.P.A. Learning Outcomes
School Administration M.S.A. Learning Outcomes
Social Sciences Education M.A.Ed., M.A.T. Learning Outcomes
School Counseling M.A.Ed. Learning Outcomes
School Psychology S.S.P. Learning Outcomes
Social Work M.S.W. Learning Outcomes
Special Education M.A.Ed., M.A.T., AIG Licensure Learning Outcomes
Technology M.S.T. Learning Outcomes

 

 

 

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