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