A Path to Success

North Carolina Wesleyan University is a small, private, Methodist-affiliated college with a liberal arts-based core curriculum.  We offer liberal arts, professional, and graduate degree programs for traditional, transfer, and working-adult students.

North Carolina Wesleyan University offers undergraduate programs leading to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. With all students having a strong foundation in the liberal arts tradition, the college offers both traditional liberal arts majors, such as English, Mathematics and Religious Studies and professional programs that include Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Teacher Education, and Marketing.

A solid liberal arts foundation supports any major you choose and will prepare you for enlightened civic engagement, lifelong learning, and critical thinking skills needed for today’s workplace. Choosing a minor or a second major further enhances your education and can be accomplished within a four-year plan. Small classes with faculty who care about your progress and work with you one-on-one are an important part of your Wesleyan education.

Learning extends outside the classroom, too, with opportunities for service learning, co-curricular activities in discipline-specific clubs advised by full-time faculty members, and learning communities. We also offer the opportunity to study abroad in London, England and in the Tuscany region of Italy. The North Carolina Wesleyan University academic experience provides you with opportunities to learn, serve, and grow.

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Schools & Departments

Our academic divisions are organized into four divisions by subject type:

  • School of Business
  • School of Social Sciences & Education
  • School of Mathematics & Sciences
  • School of Humanities


Your classes are taught by professors who love to teach and work individually with students. Here are some quick facts about our faculty.

Over 85%
of our faculty members hold the highest degree in their respective field.

98% of faculty
in professional disciplines have practical experience in the areas they teach.

of recent Wesleyan graduates were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of instruction and the helpfulness of the faculty.

47% of faculty
have been at Wesleyan for 10 or more years.

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“Wisdom and courage through Christian education.” Our motto since 1956.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about admission requirements, financial aid, FASFA Code, campus life and the Rocky Mount region…it’s all here.