At the heart of Wake Forest University, is the College’s rich liberal arts core. Surrounding the college are the graduate and professional schools, each with its own distinctive program. Wake Forest functions as a Collegiate University, a community where scholars, both faculty and students, habitually cross the boundaries of their particular disciplines, schools, and programs to engage in collaborative, interdisciplinary work.
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The College embraces the teacher-scholar ideal and values, above all else, student-faculty engagement. Personal interaction and intellectual exchange between students and faculty, makes Wake Forest a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in and outside the classroom and the laboratory are paramount. The undergraduate college offers courses leading to any one of 37 academic majors.
Programs span the full range of the liberal arts and sciences and the biomedical sciences. The Graduate School currently houses 27 disciplinary or interdisciplinary programs and sponsors 8 programs jointly with the schools of medicine (MD/PhD & MMS/PhD), business (MBA/PhD) and Divinity (MA/MDiv). World-class scholarship fueled by an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach is the hallmark of the School. Programs are provided within a combined liberal arts and medical school environment.
The Wake Forest University Schools of Business offer nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate business programs including a four-year bachelor of science degree, with majors in accountancy, business and enterprise management, finance, and mathematical business (offered jointly with the Department of Mathematics); and three graduate degree programs, master of science in accountancy (MSA), master of arts in management (MA), and master of business administration (MBA).
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School of Divinity
Founded in 1999, The School of Divinity offers the Master of Divinity. Dual degree offerings in law and counseling with other schools of the University are available. The School of Divinity has close ties to the Pastoral Care Department of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Graduates of the School of Divinity serve in many types of Christian ministry in addition to being pastors, mostly notably in chaplaincy and social justice and advocacy ministries.
As a strong academic community, committed to our students, we have designed curricula that produce broadly educated lawyers—and we have developed an approach to teaching the law that is both challenging and supportive. The following degree programs are offered: JD, JD/MA in Bioethics, JD/MA in Religion, JD/MBA, JD/MDiv, LLM in American Law, SJD.
Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM) occupies a firm position among the best medical schools in the United States. The desire to teach excellence in clinical medicine, promote strong clinical and basic research, render exemplary patient care, and stress service to the community has continued as an integral part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of all people by cultivating the discovery, teaching and applications of biomedical knowledge.