Academics for the Mind


College Catalog
WWC Library
AP Credit Score Acceptance


International Program
Appalachian Music
Natural Science Undergrad Research Sequence

Majors & Concentrations

Honors Program
Biochemistry Concentration Creative Writing
Honors Program
English/Creative Writing
Environmental Studies
Conservation Biology
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Education
Environmental Policy
Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainable Forestry
Global Studies
Culture, Power, and Place
Environment and Society
Peace and Social Justice
The Local and the Global
History / Political Science
Political Science
Integrative Studies
Modern Languages
Outdoor Leadership
B.A. in Psychology
B.S. in Psychology
Religious Studies
Social Work
Cultural Anthropology
Gender and Women's Studies
Theatre / English

Minors & Concentrations

Creative Writing
Environmental Studies
Gender and Women's Studies
Global Studies
Appalachian Studies
Applied Geospatial Technology
History and Political Science
Modern Languages
Music: Conventional
Music: Traditional
Outdoor Leadership
Peace and Justice Studies
Religious Studies
Sociology and Anthropology

Special Advising Areas

Honors Biology
Honors Chemistry
Honors English
Honors Environmental Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Peace Corps, International, and Non-Governmental Service Preparation
Pre-Veterinary Medicine Studies

Cooperative Program

Pre-environmental Management Cooperative College Program


Paula K Garrett
Vice President of Acad. Affairs

Paula Garrett Address:
WWC CPO 6346
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

Phone: 828.771.2083


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Our Curriculum Connects

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.

Reading Outside

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.

Learn More About: Our Faculty, Integrative Studies

Graduation Class Outside Classroom

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.

Learn More About: The International Program, Environmental Studies, Modern Languages, Outdoor Leadership, The MFA Program for Writers