Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

WCU says, "At Western Carolina University, all bachelor's degree programs include courses in Liberal Studies designed to provide each student with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of an educated person. These include the ability to think critically, to communicate effectively, to identify and solve problems reflectively, to use information and technology responsibly, to appreciate the creative and performing arts, and to seek personal development and lifelong learning." [Source]

  • Website:http://www.wcu.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:8,787
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:37%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$6,623 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$17,016 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

    YES
  • 2. Literature

    NO

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    No credit given for Literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Humanities" requirement.

  • 3. Foreign Language

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may choose between studying a foreign language or a foreign culture.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "History" requirement.

  • 5. Economics

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social Sciences" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Mathematics" requirement may be satisfied by a course with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science

    YES
  • General Education Assessment

    Western Carolina University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/30/2016

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