Wake Forest University requires a minimum of 120 hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Wake Forest accepts 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.
NOTE: Around 91% of students who start college at Wake Forest finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
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Reminder: Wake Forest may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Wake Forest.
Reminder: Check with Wake Forest directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Wake Forest students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Wake Forest.
Double Majoring at Wake Forest
Wake Forest 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: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ Wake Forest does offer 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.
✅ Wake Forest has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ 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.
✅ Wake Forest offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants.
❌ Students at Wake Forest are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.
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 of any major, 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 main library on campus is the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.
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
What is 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.
Does Wake Forest have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. 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
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