Congratulations to all students who have earned a place on the Dean's List and to those who have received awards from the Kimmel School. We are proud of you!
Academic Programs - Degrees Offered
You will find the Kimmel School's academic programs are rigorous and challenging. At the same time, our focus on project-based learning is designed to allow you to use what you are learning in ways that reinforce the learning and at the same time give you opportunities to gain hands-on experience in the field you have chosen to study. That combination of learning and doing will give you a distinct advantage as you launch your career or apply for grad school.
Participation in the Senior Capstone Project is required for students majoring in engineering and technology.
Construction management students must complete a one-semester internship in order to be eligible for graduation.
If you have questions about your course of study, be sure to talk with your faculty adviser. Kimmel School faculty members are dedicated to offering first-class instruction as well as academic advice – and extra encouragement when you need it – to keep you on track toward graduation. If you are a member of the Honors College, you will find challenging opportunities to expand your knowledge in undergraduate research.
Track Your Progress
It is critical to talk with your faculty adviser every semester. He or she can provide the ALT PIN you will need in order to use MyCat to register for classes. The curriculum checklist for your major provides a convenient tool you can review with your academic advisor to track your progress or you can use the degree audit function on MyCat.
If you need extra academic assistance, you may want to use the Writing and Learning Commons, which is located in the Belk Building on the Cullowhee campus.
Student Clubs and Organizations
You will find that student organizations in engineering and technology are associated with various national and international engineering societies, and students in construction management have formed clubs where they can get involved in study, social and service activities.
At WCU, the Division of Student Life is committed to the personal, social and intellectual development of students as they live and learn within a diverse community. The staff can provide the most up-to-date information and answer your questions about student life on campus.
Graduation and Beyond
Remember that graduation is not automatic, even when you have completed all of the requirements of you major. You must apply for graduation in order to make it official. As you consider what you are going to do after graduation, remember that the university's Career Services can offer helpful advice on writing resumes and cover letters, career fairs and more.
Kimmel School Alumni
After graduation, we would like to hear how you are doing as a Kimmel School alumna/alumnus. Keep in touch with faculty, friends and classmates and stay connected with the university through the WCU Alumni Association.
Visit the Kimmel School
Please visit the Kimmel School to learn more about what the school is doing as a leader in higher education and as a partner in technology-led economic development throughout the region. Offices are located in the Belk Building on the south side of WCU’s main campus in Cullowhee, N.C.