Honors programs are offered through the Biology, Chemistry, English, and Environmental Studies Departments. The objectives of these programs are to set high academic standards to which all students can aspire, encourage students to pursue scholarly research, and provide incentives and recognition for students of unusual ability and interest. Students who complete all requirements for graduation with Honors will have this distinction included on their transcripts. See listings under Programs of Study for further information.
Warren Wilson College also offers a special semester-long Oxford University Honors opportunity in selected College disciplines. This program will challenge the Honors candidate and provide a capstone to the Warren Wilson experience. The opportunity is highly competitive.
Warren Wilson College has cooperative programs with two universities to offer combined liberal arts and professional training. Through these programs, students may spend three years at Warren Wilson College and two years at the university, earning the bachelor of arts degree from Warren Wilson College and a second, professional degree from the corresponding institution. These programs enable a student to obtain a liberal arts education with the advantages of Warren Wilson College's small classes and dedicated teachers, and also earn a professional degree from a large university.
Current cooperative programs include the bachelor of science program in engineering with Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and the master's degree programs in Forestry or Environmental Management with Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
The College supports international students in English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring and classes throughout the regular school year. Warren Wilson students interested in teaching English as a Second Language also can become involved as teaching tutors or in the College's English as a Second Language classes and activities conducted during the regular academic year.