Academic Programs

Majors and Minors

Wake Forest College offers undergraduate programs leading to the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees.

Interdisciplinary Minor and other academic programs

Interdisciplinary Major

Highly qualified students may design an Interdisciplinary Major, with a unified focus, on a topic not available as a regular major. The Interdisciplinary Major consists of courses offered by two or more departments, for a minimum of 42 hours.

First Year Seminars

In April 1995, the College faculty approved the First Year Seminar (FYS) Program, recommending that each seminar include “intense intellectual interchange, both written and oral, in a seminar setting in which all participate …in critical thinking and analysis of arguments.  [Seminars] should include discussion and debate on issues, examination of opposing viewpoints …and written and oral assignments that force students to make explicit their ideas and thoughts…”

WAKE Washington

Since Wake Forest’s affiliation with The Washington Center in 2006, 146 Wake Forest students, including three post-graduates, have been selected to participate in semester-long or summer internships in their specific areas of academic interest or career exploration. The experience of living, learning, and interning in the Washington, DC area has been described by previous students as “life changing”, “challenging”, and “personally and professionally rewarding”.

Summer School

Summer planning is now a high priority for many Wake Forest students as well as students visiting from other colleges and universities. The academic summer session at Wake Forest offers a significant opportunity to accrue credits toward graduation on the Reynolda Campus as well as in one of several courses offered abroad.

Open Curriculum

The Open Curriculum is a program designed to enable students to develop their own programs of study with the guidance of faculty advisers. It provides students with an opportunity to pursue a course of study more compatible with individual background, preparation and interest than is afforded by the regular lower division curriculum.

The liberal arts college of Wake Forest University where students explore and integrate the humanities, sciences and fine arts


Wake Forest College
PO Box 7225,
Wake Forest University,
Winston-Salem NC 27109

Phone 336.758.5311
Fax 336.758.4346

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