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
For the first time in its 73-year history, the student-run radio station at WCU is silent. But not for long.
Frankie Bauer came to Western Carolina University in 2016 to pursue a master’s degree in history. A member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Bauer concentrated on Cherokee Studies, defending his thesis and earning his degree in fall 2018.
We successfully wrapped up one of the most difficult semesters in our university’s history and began a new one with many known and unknown challenges ahead. Our employees and students have worked harder than ever amid the challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic to achieve their goals and to make a positive difference in the world.