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96 percent of first-year students say Wingate’s academic reputation was an important reason that they became a Bulldog. But what starts in the classroom doesn’t stay in the classroom thanks to our commitment to seamless learning and transformative student experiences.

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Charles A. Cannon College of Arts and Sciences

The Charles A. Cannon College of Arts & Sciences offers undergraduate programs in everything from mathematics and chemistry to social and political sciences and communication. Religious studies, music and more are all part of the Cannon College, creating the broad liberal arts base that helps make Wingate students well-rounded and global thinkers. The college is named for the late textile industrialist whose commitment to Wingate Junior College began in the 1950s. By 1983 when a bronze statue of Charles Cannon was erected on campus, he had given more than $5 million. His foundation continues to support the University today.

Thayer school of education

Established in 2002, the Thayer School of Education offers 11 undergraduate programs to get students who are passionate about teaching into the classroom, plus master’s and doctoral programs tailored for working adults. Education majors at Wingate get field experience during the first half of their freshman year. The school is named in honor of Lloyd and Georgia Thayer. A 1929 graduate of Wingate Junior College, Lloyd Thayer was a longtime educator (teacher, principal, superintendent) whose highly respected writings included “The Junior High School,” an official resource manual used by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

porter b. byrum school of business

Established in 2011, the Porter B. Byrum School of Business is named in honor of one of the most respected attorneys and entrepreneurs in Charlotte’s history. A dedicated member of the Wingate University Board of Trustees, Byrum sold Park Road Shopping Center in 2011 and divided the proceeds among Wake Forest, Queens and Wingate universities. Upon his death at age 96 in 2017, he bequeathed an additional $35 million to Wingate. Nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, the School of Business offers students in its five undergraduate and two master’s programs a broad understanding of what it takes to thrive in an ever-changing marketplace.


Named for benefactor Leon Levine, the Levine College of Health Sciences offers six programs of study, each with the goal of graduating the most caring and practice-ready healthcare professionals in the country. To that end, practice experience is incorporated into the curriculum of each program, and the collaborative practice model is emphasized through inter-professional education. Pharmacy and Physician Assistant programs are offered in Wingate and in Hendersonville. The University also offers doctoral programs in Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy on the main campus, and an online master of Public Health. The Levine College building on the main campus opened in 2011.

School of Sport Sciences

From Exercise Science to Community and Commercial Recreation, Wingate’s School of Sport Sciences has something for every student looking to promote active living. Two tracts of Exercise Science (pre-professional or fitness professional) allow students to choose their best path toward a fulfilling career. The school also offers undergraduate and master’s degrees in Sport Management, with courses that delve into sport law and education theory. Programs in the School of Sport Sciences offer hands-on learning with teams from prep level to pro.


Wingate's Signature Experiences


A way to enhance your college experience by engaging in a variety of lectures, performances and events.

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Don't wait to start your research. Undergraduate students are encouraged to research topics with faculty mentor.

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This symposium provides undergraduate students to showcase their research.

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An opportunity for sophomores to travel in the U.S. to engage in a civil project and seminar.

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