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
When WCU alumnus Matthew McDonough starts his third year of graduate school at the University of Chicago this fall, he’ll do so as a member of a select group.
Zoe Zander, a 2018 WCU alumna, has received a 2021 Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award presented by the National Council of Teachers of English.
Two Western Carolina University professors with interests in jail populations and addiction issues collaborated with one regional county government to better understand the recovery needs of its jail inmates with substance use disorder.