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Brennan Burke

Structure, Order, Relation

Options Abound for Triple Threat

Mathematics, Finance and Accounting triple-major Brennan Burke has to decide what path to follow next...

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Mathematics and Natural Sciences

The Sciences and Mathematics offer student ways of understanding our natural, physical, and virtual worlds grounded in the scientific method and the tested principles of mathematics. Students are prepared to push the boundaries of knowledge through research, innovation, and rigorous experimentation.

Departments and Programs

Biology Students


Interested in studying genetics, physiology, and ecology? Want a career in medicine, molecular biology, or conservation? Western Carolina University's Department of Biology provides the ideal environment to train you for these and other careers in biology.


Chemistry Students in a Lab

Chemistry and Physics

Whether students wish to pursue general or pre-medical chemistry concentrations, physics, forensic science, or secondary-science education, the programs build a firm foundation for futures through coursework and scientific training research experience.


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Geosciences and Natural Resources

Build a career that can shape the world we live in through WCU's leading programs on the environment. Students have extensive opportunities for hands-on learning through field experiences, undergraduate research, and professional mentorship by internationally-recognized faculty.


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Mathematics and Computer Science

Whether you’re interested in a career in a cutting-edge technological field, enamored of programming or networking, a career teaching mathematics, or interested in mathematics in general, will help you to acquire the knowledge to turn your interests into expertise.


Apodaca Science Building

The Many Facets of Science

The newest jewel to adorn the campus of Western Carolina University is the cutting-edge, futuristic and uniquely organic Apodaca Science Building. The building houses programs ranging from biology and chemistry to physics and forensic science, brings a new life to science on campus.

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