The Liberal Arts
Critical thinking requires a broad understanding of the world. Students take classes from a variety of disciplines.
The core curriculum provides broad competencies in the following areas: critical thinking and analysis of arguments; oral and written communication; quantitative reasoning; understanding cross-cultural perspectives; and understanding the modes of learning across disciplines.
You will be encouraged to think critically, form opinions and articulate them.
At Wake Forest, every faculty member is dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research. Professors, not graduate assistants, are the primary instructors. Students have access to top-flight scholars from the very first day of their college career.
"All professors doing research are interested in getting undergrads involved. If you show interest and drive, they are eager to respond, and I think that's what sets Wake Forest apart." — Kevin Cooper ('10)
Sophomore Christa Harris (’16) originally planned to spend her summer living at home and taking courses at another university. But when she learned that Wake Forest is offering classes in her hometown, enabling her to study and pursue internship opportunities at the same time, she changed her plans.
First-Year Seminars: Idiosyncratic topics that otherwise might not fit comfortably into the conventional course canon make popular first-year seminars. See this year's seminars on the New Student site.