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Undergraduate Majors at Western Carolina University

The most popular undergraduate major at Western Carolina University is Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching followed by Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse and Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. A list of all 65 available majors and annual graduates is presented below. Also of interest, median earnings for Western Carolina University graduates by major.

List of undergrad majors offered at Western Carolina University
Computer and Information Sciences
Graduates
Computer Science 7
Education
Graduates
Special Education and Teaching 12
Elementary Education and Teaching 80
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 144
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 29
Art Teacher Education 6
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 12
Mathematics Teacher Education 4
Music Teacher Education 8
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 16
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 4
Social Studies Teacher Education 15
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1
Engineering
Graduates
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 2
Engineering Technology 40
Engineering Technology
Graduates
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 12
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 74
Foreign Languages
Graduates
German Language and Literature 2
Spanish Language and Literature 16
English and Literature
Graduates
English Language and Literature 34
Biology
Graduates
Biology/Biological Sciences 35
Mathematics
Graduates
Mathematics 13
Natural Resources Conservation
Graduates
Environmental Science 6
Natural Resources Management and Policy 12
General Studies
Graduates
International/Global Studies 1
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies
Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 18
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 29
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Graduates
Philosophy 15
Physical Sciences
Graduates
Chemistry 17
Forensic Chemistry 10
Geology/Earth Science 7
Psychology
Graduates
Psychology 54
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting
Graduates
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 103
Forensic Science and Technology 1
Human Services
Graduates
Public Administration 29
Social Work 37
Social Sciences
Graduates
Anthropology 32
Political Science and Government 27
Sociology 22
Visual and Performing Arts
Graduates
Interior Design 23
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts 12
Art/Art Studies 6
Fine/Studio Arts 29
Music 9
Music Performance 11
Health Professions
Graduates
Communication Sciences and Disorders 21
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 17
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 13
Athletic Training/Trainer 6
Environmental Health 16
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy 25
Dietetics/Dietitian 25
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 136
Business
Graduates
Business Administration and Management 51
Accounting 34
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 23
Finance 19
Hospitality Administration/Management 30
International Business/Trade/Commerce 3
Management Information Systems 25
Marketing/Marketing Management 33
Marketing, Other 19
History
Graduates
History 32
Communication
Graduates
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 40
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other 10

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200004 IPEDS survey data for Western Carolina University.