With over 900 students and an average class size of 17, professors know students by name and can give each student individual attention. Our curriculum provides the foundation for bringing the Warren Wilson Triad Education Program to life. Your course of study, in conjunction with your work crew and service hours, takes you from the classroom to the field to the wider community. This means you might find yourself in a chemistry lab, analyzing Swannanoa River water quality for a local non-profit's watershed management plan, starting a nationally recognized literary magazine with one of your professors, or teaching science enrichment to over 1,000 third-graders in the Asheville area and providing a national model for the Jane Goodall Institute's Roots and Shoots Program.
At Warren Wilson College, you'll learn by doing, through caring and while following a personal passion. This is learning that lasts.
You may earn your Bachelor's Degree in any of 40 majors and concentrations and 27 minors taught by professors from some of the nation's top graduate programs: Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Northwestern, Stanford, UC-Berkley, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Yale. We also offer a dual degree program in Forestry with Duke University and a special concentration in Pre-Peace Corps, International, and Non-Governmental service. All Warren Wilson students take at least one class within each of the school's eight liberal arts areas. This rich academic base is your starting point; numerous concentrations let you decide which path is right for you. If you choose Integrative Studies, you can design a major of your own, such as Environmental Spirituality and Art or Women's Performance Art.
As a new student, your thinking will be challenged by the First Year Seminar with topics such as "Great Trials: Truth and Censorship" and "Caribbean Literature in Translation." Our Discovery Through Wilderness, International Field Study, and Peace Studies programs aren't found at many colleges. There are opportunities through our Master of Fine Arts Program in Writing, which is one of the top 20 programs in the country, and our Environmental Studies department, one of the longest-standing programs in the country, recently featured in the National Wildlife Federation's Campus Yearbook, having more case studies than any other college or university. A new double major that couples Spanish with Psychology, Outdoor Leadership or Art offers bilingual learning and training in partnership with one of Mexico's largest private universities. Our Outdoor Leadership Program, focusing on education, facilitation, and experiential learning, works closely with the North Carolina Outward Bound School and with the Nantahala Outdoor Center, the leading white-water boating center in the United States.