The accountancy major in the Wake Forest University School of Business provides a foundation in the concepts, principles and practices of accountancy and business that students need for success in the early years of their careers.
Whether you know exactly what you want to study or haven’t quite settled on anything yet, we offer 45 majors and 60 minors for you to choose from. Our cross-curricular partnerships are limited only by your imagination and we encourage you to find your perfect match.
Some majors offer both Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. Additional information on program requirements can be found in the Academic Bulletin.
The African studies minor is designed to give students broad multidisciplinary perspectives on African history, politics, culture, and the economy. The program aims to teach students about the diversity of the African experience and to think critically about the generalized and often incomplete information that are encountered in the media, written texts, and pronouncements of experts, casual observers, residents, and visitors to the continent.
American ethnic studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers courses across many disciplines including literature, music, art, theatre and dance, sociology and romance languages. The focus of these courses varies; they may focus on one racial or ethnic group or several.
Do you have a passion for equations and proofs? Students who study Applied Mathematics will be able to prepare themselves for a career in computer science, engineering, or science. You will learn how to use math and statistics to solve problems in the applied sciences and engineering.
Art history is the study of works of art—broadly defined—in their historical context. Art historians study visual culture—everything from city planning and major architectural monuments, to painting, sculpture, prints and drawings, to film and popular visual culture.
The biochemistry and molecular biology major provides a strong foundation in biological chemistry and molecular biology, and related topics at the interface of these two disciplines. It is designed to build conceptual understanding and practical and critical thinking skills to address current biological, biochemical, and biomedical challenges.
The interdisciplinary minor in bioethics, humanities and medicine explores the ethical dimensions of science, health research & health care delivery, the integration of the humanities in how we understand medicine & health care, and the connection of ethics & humanities to the practice of medicine.
The biophysics major is similar to the BS physics major but with a focus on the biosciences. Students obtain a B.S. in Biophysics which includes a core set of biophysics and biochemistry courses that provide rigorous and quantitative training and focus, with application to the biosciences.
Studying chemistry will help you excel in any discipline with highly valued critical thinking, analytical and hands-on decision-making skills. The Department of Chemistry is home to about 80 majors at any given time. These students are a crucial part of a dynamic group of chemists.
The communication program focuses on the study of communicating (speaking and writing) and interpreting and analyzing different types of information. Students who major in communication learn how these skills can be applied in fields like media, law and business.
The computer science major is for those who are interested in researching how bio-inspired algorithms can improve security in large computer networks, want to develop prediction algorithms that can improve assistive mobile interfaces as well as new educational tools to help students learn parallel programming concepts. Or perhaps you enjoy integrating computers and the arts.
The Contemporary Global Studies minor provides an opportunity to explore the various facets of an increasingly globalized world. It is designed to expose students to a variety of transregional themes on the one hand and particular knowledge of specific regions on the other.
Studying economics will allow you to see how the world can be understood based on the incentives that various economic agents face. In practice, the study of economics involves using both conceptual and empirical tools to examine how people make choices.
Wake Forest offers the only Bachelor of Science in Engineering program offered by an undergraduate-only department with a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts tradition at a research university. Our B.S. Engineering degree gives students the versatility to face complex problems with a focus on people, community, culture, inclusion and equity.
English majors have the opportunity to take courses in every major field of British and American literary studies while striking a balance between traditional and emerging approaches to the study of literature. We are attuned alike to literary history and literary theory, close reading and cultural context, aesthetics and politics.
Students who study entrepreneurship and social enterprise will focus on deliberate practice and strong teaching and mentorship. The Center for Entrepreneurship seeks to ignite passion for entrepreneurial action, to develop entrepreneurial self-efficacy, and to cultivate a growth mindset for entrepreneurship.
The environmental and sustainability studies major encourages interdisciplinary inquiry by providing the necessary flexibility for students to explore the social, cultural, and scientific issues pertaining to the environment. Students will develop college-level scientific literacy in biology, earth sciences, and chemistry as a platform for upper-division coursework in the physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.
Focused on film-making, reception and analysis, the film and media studies minor offers students an opportunity to explore the important roles of film and related media in aesthetic creation (art), economic production (industry), and the cultivation of community experience (culture).
French studies encompasses broad and deep study of the language, literature, history, and culture of France. The program aims to bring out the deep connections that exist between ways of talking, writing, and understanding local and global cultures.
Students who study German will excel in linguistic proficiency and intellectual sophistication. In addition to its focus on German language, the department also actively engages in inter-disciplinary teaching across the college and seeks to provide all students a broader understanding of German cultural, business, and social life.
Those who study Greek will have a better understanding and appreciation of the ancient Greek and Latin languages and of the literatures written in those languages. The Department of Classics is also engaged, both in teaching and research, with broader cultural issues.
The health policy and administration minor is designed to give students a concentration in the area of public health policy and the study of health care delivery. Students interested in either public health policy or research, or administrative roles in health care could benefit from the minor.
The Italian language & culture minor enables students to speak and write in Italian in an informal environment that highlights the culture of Italy over time, while the co-curricular activities outside of the class are to create a bridge to Italy and foster interdisciplinary exchange.
The Japanese language and culture program engages students in active learning and a variety of extracurricular activities where they develop communication skills in both spoken and written Japanese as well as knowledge of Japanese cultural and literary traditions.
The journalism minor is dedicated to educating students in the discipline and values of an independent press and its role in a free society. Students will learn and practice truthful, verified and comprehensive reporting, telling stories in a range of media for the public interest.
The Latin-American & Latino studies minor encourages the study of Latin American and Latino history, culture, geography, economics and politics. The program is committed to enhancing and advancing the understanding of and appreciation for Latin America and its people.
Linguistics is inherently interdisciplinary and stimulates an interconnected perspective, drawing on social sciences, liberal arts, and even physical sciences, as in phonetics (acoustics) and psycholinguistics (neuroscience, imaging techniques); and it is oriented towards the many cultural heritages of the world.
The minor in medieval and early modern studies allows students to explore the medieval and early modern world by combining studies in history, literature, languages, the arts, philosophy, politics, and religion to deepen and provide them with an understanding of medieval and early modern civilizations.
Students who study philosophy examine such topics as the nature of knowledge, justice, right and wrong, good and evil, persons, freedom, determinism, moral responsibility, beauty, art, and the nature and grounds of religious experience and belief.
Students who study physics learn about its intellectual and useful aspects. The intellectual component resides in our innate desire to understand the physical characteristics of our universe. The usefulness is evident everywhere in high-tech products and computerized communications.
Today’s Russia has become a major presence in the world. The result is a new demand for people with Russian-language skills in a myriad of areas, and studying Russian will give you an advantage. American firms are continuously expanding and they need employees who can communicate effectively in Russian.
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