College & Schools

Educating the Whole Person

A Wake Forest education is holistic, which is academics peak for all-inclusive. Our commitment to educating the whole person starts with an all-you-can-experience
buffet of opportunities designed specifically to provide a balanced, yet adventurous, educational diet.

Our Undergraduate College (Wake Forest College) offers undergraduate programs leading to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, while our other graduate and professional schools provide a path for those looking to take their education to the next level.

Wake Forest students learn to calculate the diameter of celestial objects using a telescope and basic trigonometry, in their astronomy class in Olin Hall

Undergraduate College

The Undergraduate College, commonly referred to as “The College”, combines the intimacy of a small liberal arts school with the academic vitality of a research university. It is distinguished by its small size and collegiate atmosphere; outstanding faculty of teacher-scholars; and adherence to a values-based educated rooted in Pro Humanitate.

There are 29 academic departments and 16 interdisciplinary programs within the Undergraduate College, making it the heart of Wake Forest University. 

Bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degree are offered in a wide range of disciplines, with 45 majors and 60 minors to choose from.

Wake Forest engineering professor Michael Gross works with postdoc Sixbert Picard Muhoza (PhD '19) in the engineering lab of at Wake Downtown.

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers 27 nationally and internationally recognized masters and doctoral programs on the Reynolda and Bowman Gray campuses.

The Graduate School also offers combined degree programs: a MD/PhD and MD/MS with the School of Medicine; a PhD/MBA with the Babcock Graduate School of Management; the MDiv/MA with the School of Divinity; and degrees in biomedical engineering through the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences.

Wake Forest business professor Pat Sweeney teaches his leadership class in Farrell Hall

School of Business

The School of Business strives to develop passionate and ethical business leaders who get results with integrity and through providing thought leadership that advances the practice of management. As a result, the Wake Forest University School of Business has been ranked among the nation’s best business schools by most major ranking organizations.

With a full range of undergraduate and graduate business degree programs, the School of Business offers many options to pursue your graduate business degree. We offer full-time and part-time study in Winston-Salem (main campus) and part-time study, including a Saturday program, through our Charlotte campus.

School of Divinity

The School of Divinity is one of only five ecumenical divinity schools at a U.S. News and World Report university that is consistently ranked among the top 30 universities in the nation.

The school offers one degree, the Master of Divinity, but has several joint degrees with other schools and programs of the university in bioethics, counseling, education, law, and sustainability. Additionally, it offers linked Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Management degrees in partnership with the School of Business. Within the Master of Divinity program, students can concentrate in Well-Being and Religious Leadership – with emphases on Food and Faith or Faith and Health of the Public – Education, or Sustainability.

Members of the Wake Forest law school trial team practice for an upcoming tournament with feedback from law professor Ron Wright.

Wake Forest Law

Wake Forest Law, annually ranked among the top 50 law schools in the country, offers a unique close family atmosphere that combines traditional legal courses with an array of experiential learning opportunities through clinics and externships.

School of Medicine

The School of Medicine is among the top 32 schools in the country in research funding awarded by the National Institutes of Health. The medical school offers the doctor of medicine degree; a physician assistant program leading to a master of medical science; the MD/MBA with the Babcock Graduate of Management; and a number of masters and doctoral programs in biomedical sciences. The School of Medicine and N.C. Baptist Hospital comprise Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.