Health Sciences

Late last year, healthcare surpassed manufacturing and retail to become the largest source of jobs in the United States. At Wingate, we were ready. Our variety of professional programs join pure science with practical, clinical care so that you can put your knowledge to work improving the well-being of others. We’ve also designed our undergrad science curricula with distinct pathways to get you to your passion faster.

Social Sciences

How we think, behave and relate to one another makes society work or prevents it from working. Understanding cultural context and exploring ways to help make life better for individuals and the larger community are two of many challenges facing those in the social sciences. That’s why hands-on learning and research are hallmarks of Wingate’s criminal justice, human services, psychology and sociology programs.

Sport Sciences

Whether your goal is to guide the young, create a lifelong passion for an active lifestyle or work with a professional sports organization, you can begin your journey in Wingate’s School of Sport Sciences. Courses that delve into sport law and education theory and exposure to the latest sports research help prepare our students, as do hands-on experiences with teams from prep level to pro.


Competitive? Yes. Collaborative? Definitely. But creative? Absolutely. Students in Wingate’s Porter B. Byrum School of Business get a broad understanding of what it takes to survive in an ever-changing marketplace. Whether pursuing one of our five undergraduate business degrees or working on a capstone project in our master’s programs, our students put their own passions in the foreground and refuse to be satisfied with business as usual.


It is true that teachers touch the future, but at Wingate, they can start having an impact in the present. Our teacher education majors begin field experiences in K-12 settings during the first half of their freshmen year and continue each semester to engage in hands-on learning that integrates theory and practice. The Thayer School of Education offers 11 undergraduate majors in addition to master’s and doctorate programs tailored especially for working adults.

Arts & Sciences

From American government to zoology, the diatonic scale to scalene triangles, the poems of Robert Frost to the thawing of permafrost — there’s a lot to study in the arts and sciences at Wingate. No matter your major, our Global Perspectives (GPS) core curriculum will help you learn to think critically, understand global cultures and write and speak clearly. With GPS, you can set your own course.

Transfer Students

While you already have some college experience, each campus has its own unique policies, procedures and culture. The information below aims to answer some of your most commonly asked questions as you transfer and begin your studies with us.

Transfer Credit Guide

These are our guidelines for transferring college credits:

  • A maximum of 90 semester hours will be accepted from a four-year institution.
  • Courses completed at accredited colleges and universities are accepted at full value for courses passed with a “C” or higher.
  • The maximum number of course hours that may transfer from a two-year institution is 64 semester hours.
  • The Registrar, consulting with the appropriate department chair(s), evaluates coursework to determine equivalency.
  • These courses must be comparable to our curriculum.

Transfer Evaluation

As a transfer student, you will need to provide your official academic records from previous colleges and universities you attended. We complete a transfer evaluation. It shows what classes you completed before transfer and what credits you receive upon transfer. If you want to receive AP credit or CLEP credit, we will need your official scores from the College Board. Have all of your records sent to the Office of Admissions.

The Office of Admissions forwards your academic records to the Office of the Registrar for an official transfer evaluation. We then determine how the credits you earned at another college translate into Wingate University credit.

If you need help with your transfer credit evaluation, contact the Office of the Registrar.


North Carolina Community Colleges (NCCC)

All North Carolina community colleges share a common course numbering system. The NCCC Transfer Guide contains a lengthy list of courses. It indicates how many Wingate University credits a student transferring from a NCCC receives for each course.

To help you understand the transfer guide, we have a selected examples below. From left to right, each line indicates a NCCC course number and a NCCC course name. Next is the equivalent Wingate University course and the number of Wingate University credit hours received for that course.

Articulation Agreement 


International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

Individual departments may consider accepting IB credit if the student earns a minimum score of 5 on a higher-level examination. A copy of the syllabus for each subject passed at this level must be submitted to the appropriate department. Please contact the Office of the Registrar if you have questions about transferring your college credits to a Wingate University degree program.

Transferring to Wingate University FAQs

How many credits will Wingate University accept?

Wingate University accepts up to 64 credits from an accredited two-year college. We accept up to 90 credits from an accredited four-year college or university.

Which credits will Wingate University accept?

Once all your paperwork is complete and Admissions has official transcripts, the Office of the Registrar will complete a transfer evaluation. This evaluation shows exactly what will transfer and what each course will transfer in as. Courses from an accredited college or university completed with a “C” grade or better will generally transfer to Wingate University. The same goes for courses that fall under a broad liberal arts curriculum.

How many semesters do I have left?

It depends on how closely the program at your previous college or university matches our program and core curriculum. Are you keeping the same major? Did you take basic general education courses or technical/vocational courses? Match the “Wingate equivalents” on your transfer evaluation with the courses listed on your degree checklist, which can be found on myGate or on the website under your program. Mark through the credits you can apply, add up the hours you still need and divide by 15. Fifteen units is a typical semester load. The resulting number shows approximately how long it will take. This does not factor in summer school or course substitutions that may impact your program of study. Please contact the Office of the Registrar if you have more questions. They’ll answer every one.