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
Could voter engagement and democracy be better served with a younger voting age?
A collaboration between WCU, the University of North Carolina Asheville and the Blue Ridge Pride Center will gather oral histories, archival materials and photos for an ongoing LGBTQ community research project.
Western Carolina University senior Kendall Rhymer was recently named the winner of the university’s Sounding WCU art contest. Rhymer, who is majoring in music education, philosophy and religion, took home the $400 first place prize with her project titled “Tali Tsigwaya Gaduhv (Two Sparrows Town).