Q: What majors do you offer?
Wayne State University's 13 schools and colleges offer more than 370 academic programs. Click here for a complete listing of undergraduate degrees offered. For a listing of graduate degrees offered, click here.
Q: What is your student/teacher ratio?
The student/teacher ratio is approximately 16:1.
Q: Do you have an Honors College? How do I graduate with honors?
Students from any major can complete the Irvin D. Reid Honors College requirements for graduation with University Honors. Many departments also offer departmental honors tracks. For more information visit the Honors Website.
Q: Do you accept AP credit?
Yes. For most AP exams we require a minimum score of 3 to award credit. Specific exams and the scores required to gain credit at WSU, visit www.transfercredit.wayne.edu and enter “Advanced Placement” as the Institution Name to search for equivalencies.
Q: How do I get a course catalog?
The Schedule of Classes and University Bulletin are available online. The Schedule of Classes outlines specific days and times of each course offered by term. The University Bulletin details the various majors at WSU, including suggested class schedules and descriptions of each course. The Bulletin does not provide specific days/times for courses.
Q: What is the average class size?
The class size will vary depending on the program and class level. You can expect undergraduate nonlecture classes to have 20 to 29 students, while a lecture class may have 150. Graduate classes and honors classes tend to be smaller. The sciences programs tend to have the largest class sizes.
Q: Are tutoring services available?
Tutoring services are available through the Academic Success Center. Tutoring is free and offered in a wide range of courses. www.success.wayne.edu/tutoring.phpClick here for additional information.
Q: Are there teaching assistant positions or fellowships available?
Yes, but these positions are in high demand. Check with the specific department to which you are applying for further information.
Q: Are graduate classes offered at night?
Many graduate programs offer their classes in the evening to accommodate the schedules of working students. It is not possible, however, to offer every graduate course at a time that is convenient to every student. Be sure to check with the department about the time of specific offerings. In addition, many graduate programs offer classes at extension centers throughout Metropolitan Detroit. Again, check with the departments or in the Schedule of Classes to find out when and where classes are offered.