Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, N.C., with over 8,000 students from 48 states and 46 countries. We are a vibrant and diverse academic community where our students study in one or more of the 42 majors and programs we offer within our six colleges and schools.
We are a vibrant department where students are prepared to become teachers and leaders in 21st century educational environments. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs including coursework and extensive experiences in K-12 schools.
Wake Forest Research Fellowships (WFRF) are designed to provide students with the opportunity to participate in intensive scholarship under the mentorship of a Wake Forest University faculty member across the summer months. Applications must be written by the student (see the link to the form, below), though it is expected that the content of the project will evolve from conversations between the student and the faculty mentor.
Regardless of your major, the skill sets you gain at Wake Forest allow you to pursue a wide range of career opportunities. The first step in thinking about your future career options is to learn more about the career fields that interest you. Below, you will find information on 26 different career fields complete with industry overviews, positions types and helpful resources. After exploring possible career fields, consider making an appointment with a career counselor to learn how to gain experience in that field through informational interviews and internships.
Wake Forest University views living on-campus as integral to a liberal arts education and the Wake Forest experience. As such, the University has a six-semester resident requirement. In support of students with disabilities, the Office of Residence Life and Housing has a wide variety of housing and dining options on-campus which can accommodate the vast majority of disability needs.
Beyond providing research help, the library also hosts many student events, including Wake the Library midnight exam breaks (story), Humans vs. Zombies (story | photos) and Capture the Flag contests, and a variety of film screenings and lectures. The Z. Smith Reynolds Library, which is open 24/5, also houses the Bridge for technology support, the Writing Center, and a full-service Starbucks.
ZSR Library provides an array of multimedia equipment for your use. Please request equipment at least one week in advance. You will be notified if equipment is available. You can pick up the equipment at the Circulation Desk.
The Student Health Service team of medical professionals is here to help students get better when they aren’t feeling their best. Our dedicated and experienced team is ready to serve all your primary care needs.
South Campus Residences
Hearn Plaza Residences (Quad Area)
North Campus Residences
The English Student Association – ESA – is a student-run campus organization that brings students and faculty together in all aspects of the major. ESA is at once a social club, an intellectual forum, and a student advocacy forum. Every year, English majors and minors throw parties, stage philanthropic events, host scholars and creative writers, and sponsor campus-wide lectures, films, and readings. ESA also organizes an annual “Careers Day” and a “Grad School Application Workshop.” There are no dues, and all majors and minors are considered “members” of the club.
The Wake Forest University Counseling Department programs are accredited by the Council of Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The School Counseling track of Master of Arts in Counseling is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Wake Forest University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.