The College of Arts and Sciences provides students with a liberal arts foundation where they are taught to think critically, grow academically, and communicate effectively. We prepare our students to be intellectually, socially, culturally, and professionally engaged citizens and leaders who contribute to and promote the sustainability of local and global communities.
In the College of Arts and Sciences, the departments of English, History, Philosophy and Religion and World Languages connect students with literature and world cultures and help them to think critically about the human experience.Learn More
WCU's departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences and Natural Resources and Math and Computer Science prepare students to push the boundaries of knowledge through research, innovation, and rigorous experimentation.LEARN More
The college’s Social Sciences departments including Anthropology and Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Communication, and Political Science and Public Affairs provide students with a deeper understanding of a rapidly changing world.Learn More
WCU is canceling the modified in-person commencement ceremonies scheduled for Dec. 10-13 and shifting to a series of virtual ceremonies.
At 4,061 feet above sea level, the view from Western Carolina University’s new radio tower atop Brown Mountain in Jackson County is as vast and unobstructed as one would imagine. And the sound at such height? Even better. There is none, save for nature’s hum. But don’t let the soothing silence fool you.
WCU is the recipient of a $583,074 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for an afterschool program to help improve the academic skills of students at Cullowhee Valley School who speak English as another language.