Warren Wilson College (WWC) is a private four-year liberal arts college near Asheville, North Carolina in the Swannanoa Valley
Warren Wilson College is known for its curriculum that combines academics, work and service (called the Triad) which requires every student to complete a requisite course of study, work an on-campus job, and perform community service. The college offers classes in a range of disciplines with Environmental Studies and Creative Writing among the most popular.
Warren Wilson is one of the few colleges in the United States that requires students to work for the institution in order to graduate, and is one of only seven colleges in the Work Colleges Consortium. The college is notable for its surrounding environment with a 275-acre (1.11 km2) working farm, market garden, and 625 acres (2.53 km2) of managed forest that includes 25 miles (40 km) of hiking trails.
Required subjects include Artistic Expression, History and Political Science, Language and Global Issues, Literature, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Philosophy and Religious Studies, and Social Sciences in order to graduate and receive a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. In addition to traditional liberal arts majors such as Biology and English, undergraduates have the option of majoring in Outdoor Leadership or Environmental Studies. The Natural Science Seminar is the name for the undergraduate research and presentation that is required for all bachelor of science degrees given by the college.
A masters program has also been a part of the campus since 1981 in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, which awards a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.