Academic Opportunities

More Than a Classroom

Wake Forest is proud of our willingness to interrogate limits, to push ourselves toward discovery. We want to support research that expands our worldviews, helps us come to terms with the world’s complexity, and shapes and reshapes our interpretations of said complex world.

A Day in the Life

Check out a day in the life of our Wake Forest professors and students, who work together daily to meet the world’s needs.

A Major Fit

Wake Forest prides itself on its reputation for outstanding academics. A student may choose to pursue study in one or more of its forty-five academic majors and a wide variety of minors. However, the education our students receive will extend well beyond these choices. Following the liberal-arts ideal, we encourage and expect each student to take courses in a host of areas, including numerous classes in literature and languages, math and the natural sciences, religion, history, and philosophy, the social and behavioral sciences, and the fine arts.

Find Your Major

Wake Forest biology students work in the microscopy lab viewing flagellar parasites

Breaking it Down

  • 45: Majors offered (Undergrad)
  • 60: Minors offered
  • 6: Colleges and schools
  • 11 to 1: Student : Faculty ratio
  • 99%: Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students

ZSR Library

Inside the ZSR Library

Our Z. Smith Reynolds library is the winner of the national Association of College & Research Libraries “Excellence in Academic Libraries” Award — no mean feat. See why here.

The Heart of Campus  ZSR Website

Research at Wake Forest University


Through our Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA) Center, we help students find professors, and vice-versa, to explore shared areas of interest, alert them to funding opportunities, showcase their research, and provide support for class, conference, and publication work.

Learn More  URECA

Wake Downtown

Wake Downtown

Wake Downtown offers a chance for you to work as an undergraduate alongside the leading scientific researchers in the world. It is the intersection of the technological with the historical and the philosophical.

Imagination Works  Wake Downtown

Wake Washington

Wake Washington

What better way to experience the grittiness and the ideals of American politics than in our nation’s capital with students called Demon Deacons?

More on Wake Washington

What’s Next?

At Wake Forest University, we value initiative. We’re excited to offer you this page to point you to what’s next – as a way for you to start planning ahead.

Where to Start

Let’s start with your getting to know us – and our getting to know you. Through application questions, optional personal interviews, or optional video submissions, we’ll want to know about your talents and accomplishments, your thoughts and ideas, your motivations.

Key Dates to Remember

Interviews The option to interview with us is only offered after you have applied.
Distinctively Wake Tuesdays and Thursdays (alternating)
Dean’s Corner Monthly
The International Hour Thursdays
Early Decision I Deadline: November 15
Merit-Based Scholarship Deadline: November 15
Early Decision II Deadline: January 1
Regular Decision Deadline: January 1