Wake Forest University (WFU)

Winston Salem, NC

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Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Divinity, Ministry, Seminary (BD, MDiv)
Documentary Film Editing and Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Language Interpretation and Translation
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Performance
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Management Science

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric


Major Bachelors Masters
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education
Social Studies Teacher Education


Major Bachelors Masters
Biomedical/Medical Engineering

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Physician Assistant

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LL.M., M.C.L.)

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Molecular Genetics

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Political Science and Government
Women's Studies


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science

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WFU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 94%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Research Universities (high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Other: Latin American studies

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine

Class Sizes at Wake Forest University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 54%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 3%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 43%
  • 100+ Students: 0%
Fewer than 20 Students 54%
50 - 100 Students 3%
20 - 49 Students 43%
100+ Students 0%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 79
  • Asian: 10
  • African American: 4
  • Unknown and Other: 4
  • Latino: 3
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1
Caucasian 79
Asian 10
African American 4
Unknown and Other 4
Latino 3
American Indian or Alaska native 1

Faculty at Wake Forest University

Total Faculty 1,778
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 11
Full-Time Professors 6,196
Male Faculty 1,134
Part-Time Professors 611
Women Faculty 644

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