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Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate85%

Western Carolina University Academics

Western Carolina University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at Western Carolina University, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Western Carolina University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Western Carolina University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 61% of students who start college at Western Carolina University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

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Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Western Carolina University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Will I Take At Western Carolina University?

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

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement, but there is a math and science requirement.

Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Western Carolina University.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer Yes

Reminder: Check with Western Carolina University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Western Carolina University

When choosing a major, Western Carolina University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Western Carolina University.Western Carolina University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative. Western Carolina University false.Western Carolina University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.

Frequently Asked Questions About Western Carolina University

Does Western Carolina University Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

🟨 Check with Western Carolina University directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does Western Carolina University Have An Online Program?

✅ Western Carolina University true for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Western Carolina University Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Western Carolina University true Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Western Carolina University Have An Honors Program?

✅ Western Carolina University true for highly-qualified applicants, and true. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Western Carolina University.

Does Western Carolina University Require Internships?

🟨 Western Carolina 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.

Additional Information About Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University Library

The main library on campus is the Hunter Library.

Dual Degree Programs at Western Carolina University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

Western Carolina University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


Does Western Carolina University have any ROTC programs?

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.

Western Carolina University does not have any ROTC programs.

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