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Wayne State Academics

Wayne State University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.

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

Around 52% of students who started college at Wayne State University graduate within six years.

Wayne State University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Do I Have To Take at Wayne State University?

Wayne State University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a lanuage requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at Wayne State University

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

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may require more work 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.

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed. Wayne State University does not require students to complete a senior project.

Does Wayne State University Offer Learning Disability Services?

Wayne State University 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 Wayne State University Offer Online Classes?

Wayne State University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Wayne State University Offer AP Credit?

Wayne State University 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 Wayne State University Have An Honors Program?

Wayne State University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does Wayne State University Require Internships?

Wayne State University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

ROTC

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 university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Wayne State University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force 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 Wayne State University include: - an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus - an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

Dual Degree Programs at Wayne State University

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.

Wayne State University offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in engineering - 3-2 dual degree program in business administration with Northwest University of Politics and Law (NWUPL)

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Wayne State Majors & Subject Areas

Education, Other
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Educational/Instructional Technology
Educational Evaluation and Research
Special Education and Teaching, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Art Teacher Education
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Technical Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Engineering, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering
Polymer/Plastics Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Engineering, Other
Engineering Technology, General
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Engineering/Industrial Management
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Linguistics
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
German Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Law
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law
Tax Law/Taxation
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Library and Information Science
Children and Youth Library Services
Archives/Archival Administration
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Molecular Biology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Anatomy
Immunology
Genome Sciences/Genomics
Physiology, General
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Oncology and Cancer Biology
Environmental Toxicology
Biotechnology
Neuroscience
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Gerontology
Dispute Resolution
Computational Science
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Philosophy
Astronomy
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Materials Science
Physical Sciences, Other
Psychology, General
Counseling Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
School Psychology
Educational Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Public Administration
Social Work
Anthropology
Economics, General
Economics, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Urban Studies/Affairs
Social Sciences, Other
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Art/Art Studies, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Music Performance, General
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Audiology/Audiologist
Pathology/Pathologist Assistant
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Physician Assistant
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Medicine
Medical Scientist
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Clinical/Medical Social Work
Genetic Counseling/Counselor
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Pharmacy
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
Public Health, General
Health/Medical Physics
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Dietetics/Dietitian
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Nurse Anesthetist
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery
Nursing Science
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Education
Nursing Practice
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Accounting
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Labor and Industrial Relations
Organizational Behavior Studies
Labor Studies
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Taxation
History, General
Public/Applied History
Environmental Science
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
American/United States Studies/Civilization
East Asian Studies
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Journalism
Radio and Television
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Public Relations/Image Management
Health Communication
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Funeral Direction/Service

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

26,251

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

68%

Tuition and Fees

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$14,629

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$31,499

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