At Western, your education is more than what happens in the classroom. It’s the wonder inspired by your place in the mountains, the self-discovery encouraged by your professors and peers, and the knowledge you gain about the world and yourself. When you live Western, you chase discovery. Embrace experimentation. And expand your knowledge beyond boundaries. Small class sizes provide intimate access to experienced faculty who are dedicated to student mentorship.
WCU provides more than 115 undergraduate majors and concentrations and more than 40 graduate programs with a focus on high-demand degrees including a variety of programs in engineering, science, healthcare, education, humanities, business and the arts.
Students Elliott Kerns and Marcus Ibarra recently had the opportunity of a lifetime to study overseas as recipients of the David L. Boren Scholarship.
Born and raised in Western North Carolina, Jessica Gasperson-Shuford, a summer 2023 graduate of Western Carolina University’s Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner program, knew she wanted to go into the health care field since she was in her teens.