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Colleges / Wake Forest University

Wake Forest Academics

Wake Forest University requires a minimum of 120 hours to complete a bachelor's degree.

Wake Forest does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Wake Forest has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 91% of students who started college at Wake Forest finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take at Wake Forest?

Students are required to fulfill a lanuage requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Wake Forest.

Majors at Wake Forest

When choosing a major, Wake Forest students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Wake Forest below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

Does Wake Forest Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

Wake Forest offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Wake Forest Offer Online Classes?

Wake Forest has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Wake Forest Offer Credit for AP Classes?

Wake Forest offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Wake Forest Have An Honors Program?

Wake Forest offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants.

Does Wake Forest Require Internships?

Wake Forest does not require an internship for any students. Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Wake Forest does not require internships for students in any majors, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Wake Forest has an Army ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Wake Forest include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at Wake Forest

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Wake Forest offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in engineering

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Wake Forest Majors & Subject Areas

French Studies
German Studies
Women's Studies
Communication, General
Computer Science
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Language Interpretation and Translation
Chinese Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
General Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Molecular Biology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
Molecular Genetics
Oncology and Cancer Biology
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Mathematics, General
Mathematical Statistics and Probability
Sustainability Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Religion/Religious Studies
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Economics, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Political Science and Government, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Documentary Production
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Physician Assistant
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Nurse Anesthetist
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Management Science
History, General

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