Great minds think differently.

It’s a big reason why we’re here. It’s a big reason why you’re here. We invite you to take a closer look at how Wake Forest combines personal learning, purpose and perspective to help you make your mark on the world.

Wake Forest students learn to calculate the diameter of celestial objects using a telescope and basic trigonometry, in their astronomy class in Olin Hall

Wake Forest astronomy class in Olin Hall.

Majors & Minors

Finding the right major doesn’t have to feel like you’re reaching for the stars. Here, the academic galaxy is down to Earth. It is vast yet accessible and, like the cosmos, regularly expands.


There are 2,370 major/minor combinations.
And that’s only if you pick one of each.

The Wake Forest residential study abroad program at Casa Artom, in Venice, Italy

Global Experience

The only Top-30 national university to own academic-residential houses in three other countries, Wake Forest goes to great lengths to help you do the same.

Wake Forest professor Nate French leads a group advising session


Two (or three) heads are better than one. And when those minds are as bright as yours and those of our faculty, the benefits of academic advising become exponential.

Wake Forest religion professor Jarrod Whittaker teaches the concept of Nirvana in Buddhist teaching

Divisional Requirements

Our commitment to educating the whole person starts with an all-you-can-experience buffet of opportunities designed to provide a balanced, yet adventurous, educational diet.

Students participate in WakeHacks, a 24-hour hackathon, in ZSR Library

Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Introducing a library that draws crowds, not cobwebs.

A photograph of the Wake Downtown campus

Wake Downtown

This is Wake Downtown, the home of our engineering and biomedical sciences programs.