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Degree Program Information

Undergraduate Online Bachelor Degree Programs

Birth through Kindergarten
Pursue your B.S. in Birth-Kindergarten as you prepare for a professional career or further graduate study.

Criminal Justice 
Prepares students to serve in a broad range of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement careers.

Emergency Medical Care
Bachelor of Science program for students who are certified as paramedics (EMT-P). Open to U.S. Army Special Forces Medical Sergeants and any other graduate of the Special Operations Combat Medic Course. Students pursue one of three concentrations: Science (pre-med), Health Services Management, or Wilderness Medicine. 
Emergency and Disaster Management
Designed to help students enhance their disaster and emergency management skills, and to prepare them to assume leadership and professional career positions in local, state, or federal government; with non-profit agencies; or, in the private sector.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) with a major in entrepreneurship places emphasis on teaching you how to think creatively so that you may work within small or large business firms or go into business for yourself. The program takes a practical hands-on approach under the direction of a faculty composed of entrepreneurs.

The online RN to BSN Program assists registered nurses (RNs) to add value to their basic education, broaden their perspective of current clinical practice, enhance their leadership potential, and prepare for graduate study in nursing by earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. 

Graduate Online Degree Programs

Community College Administration
WCU’s Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) Program with a concentration in Community College Administration will prepare you for mid-to-upper-level administrative positions at the community college. If you’re interested in moving into a leadership position at a community college, this is the program for you—convenient, student-centered, and focused on developing future leaders for the community college.
Construction Management
Brings the benefits of modern technology and high quality, graduate-level instruction to construction management professionals in a form that parallels their fast-paced working world. 

An extremely practical program that covers all aspects of starting, managing, growing, and harvesting various types of businesses.

Project Management
Provides a comprehensive educational program for professional project managers; advances the project management profession through teaching, research and service; and, develops leaders in the project management profession.

Human Resources
Enhances student’s knowledge of and passion for the potential of people in organizations.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Nurse Educator track
Provides students with academic and field-based experiences that lead to a Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MS). Prepares nurses for the role of nurse educator with competencies in three educational areas: academic educator, staff educator, or patient educator.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Nursing Administration track
This two-year program prepares the nurse administrator to address the health care disparities within diverse populations with culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

Master of School Administration Program and Certificate (Add-on)
The Master of School Administration Program and Certificate (Add-on) require candidates to explore and collect data on the diversity of their communities and stresses the importance of diversity issues in school community relations. Candidates explore the needs of diverse learners and the implications of those needs for instructional leadership.

Special Education
Offers two graduate degrees, the Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) and the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.). Also offers an add-on Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) licensure program.

Online Certificate Programs and Courses

Construction Management - Land Development - Post-Baccalaureate
The post baccalaureate graduate certificate in Construction Management with a Land Development concentration is designed for anyone interested in learning about the land development business and process.

Construction Management - Post-Masters

Culturally-Based Native Health Certificate
The mission of the Culturally-Based Native Health Program is to provide a new approach to training for health professionals serving Native peoples, grounded in a tribal community, and integrated into the core of the University.

Financial Planning Certificate and CFP Exam Prep
The Facilities Planning Design and Construction Team is responsible for organizing, managing and coordination of the Planning, Design and Construction division of the Office of Facilities Management.

Project Management Certificate, Post-baccalaureate
The online Internet-based M.P.M. program is designed to bring the benefits of modern technology and high quality, graduate-level instruction to project management professionals in a form that parallels their fast-paced working world.

Nurse Educator Post-graduate Certificate Program
Western Carolina University’s graduate studies in nursing provide students with academic and field-based experiences that lead to a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing (MS). The program prepares nurses for the role of nurse educator with competencies in three educational areas academic educator, staff educator and patient educator.

Middle Grades Post-Baccalaureate & Graduate 


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