Academics

Don’t just be in your chosen field; stand out in it. That’s the Peace advantage.

At William Peace University, we know that good students can become great students through an approach to higher education that’s less conventional and more involving. Here, you will participate, collaborate and gain valuable real-world experience. You will complete an internship, career development courses, a personal financial management class and a four-year writing program. At Peace, we won’t just know your name – we’ll know your interests and your aspirations. And we’ll work together to help you achieve them.

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You’ll experience academics through doing. See how students are taking advantage of immersive learning ventures like study abroad

Academic programs that are hands-on, skill-developing and immersive.

Small class sizes, professors who mentor (and truly care!) and an innovative academic approach that’s driven by results.

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Undergraduate Programs

Professional & Adult Studies Programs

Find Your Passion

Not sure what you want to study? Take a quick quiz and we will guide you in the right direction!

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Find Your Passion

Where do I fit? Each major has a multitude of career possibilities for you. Think about what interests you, what you are good at and where you can see yourself in the future. Are you...

Would you rather not be boxed in? Explore all of our majors and minors.

Experiential + Immersive Learning Opportunities Designed to Enrich and Strengthen

William Peace University takes a different approach to higher education. We go beyond lecture-based instruction and involve students more directly in their learning.

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WPU students & professors research PCB levels in a local creek

WPU Biology students gain hands-on experience through dissection and research, such as carcinogen levels in Crabtree Creek

Learn More About Our Crabtree Creek Research

Academics At-a-Glance

What's the recipe for WPU student success? A skills-enhancing core curriculum, individual attention from dedicated faculty and lots of hands-on experience.

WPU students working together in the classroom.
73%+
of full-time faculty have terminal degrees
Top 10%
Nationally in Learning Strategies (NSSE)
15:1
student to faculty ratio
WPU Alumna Courtney Massengill teaches her classroom.
#PrepareAtPeace

“My favorite thing about teaching is the relationships with the kids. You just get to pour into them.”

Alumna Courtney Massengill Named Wake County First-Year Teacher of the Year
Wake County Public Schools Elementary Teacher

The academic support you need to succeed

No two students learn the same way and William Peace University realizes this. We embrace the individuality of our students and provide a variety of academic resources designed to foster growth and success in all types of students.

 

Center for student success

Guideance throughout your academic career

Our academic advisors will help you every step of the way