The College of Arts and Sciences provides students with a liberal arts foundation where they are taught to think critically, grow academically, and communicate effectively. We prepare our students to be intellectually, socially, culturally, and professionally engaged citizens and leaders who contribute to and promote the sustainability of local and global communities.
In the College of Arts and Sciences, the departments of English, History, Philosophy and Religion and World Languages connect students with literature and world cultures and help them to think critically about the human experience.Learn More
WCU's departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences and Natural Resources and Math and Computer Science prepare students to push the boundaries of knowledge through research, innovation, and rigorous experimentation.LEARN More
The college’s Social Sciences departments including Anthropology and Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Communication, and Political Science and Public Affairs provide students with a deeper understanding of a rapidly changing world.Learn More
A $5 million milestone recently was achieved by the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines for grants received to support its research and work.
The newest jewel to adorn the campus of Western Carolina University is the cutting-edge, futuristic, uniquely organic Apodaca Science Building. Housing programs ranging from biology and chemistry to physics and forensic science, the building replaces the aging Natural Science Building which was built in the 1970s.