Media Advisory: Wake Forest University expands summer school classes to Charlotte

Wake Forest University is expanding its presence in Charlotte to offer undergraduate summer school courses in the Queen City for the first time.

Soon students from Wake Forest and other universities can choose from six undergraduate courses in English, psychology and communication to study at the Wake Forest Charlotte Center.

Steps away from the heart of Charlotte’s bustling Uptown, the location is ideal for students living, working or interning in the area. The new offerings were designed to provide increased convenience and flexibility for students and faculty living in the Charlotte area.

“In the past, summer school has primarily taken place on the Winston-Salem campus,” said Randall Rogan, senior associate dean of academic planning and summer school at Wake Forest. “Charlotte offers convenience and an exciting setting for learning. Our summer school schedule will allow students to take classes and arrange their own internships for a rich and diverse experience.”

Sophomore Christa Harris, an English and psychology double major, was one of the first students who responded to a related interest survey last fall. Until then, she had planned to take courses at another university so she could live at home while also pursuing an internship.

“I’m definitely really excited. A Wake education is unlike any other,” said Harris, who plans to shadow attorneys and judges while simultaneously advancing her academic studies. “After classes I will probably spend a lot of time Uptown, just walking around and enjoying the scenery and the people.”

Class offerings will include “Media Effects,” which examines traditional and newer media forms, including gaming, and their effects upon our perceptions, attitudes and behaviors. Another course, “Psychology of Stereotyping and Prejudice,” looks at the psychological roots of discrimination.

Adding undergraduate summer school classes to the Evening MBA, Saturday MBA and Executive Education programs currently offered at the Wake Forest Charlotte Center is a natural extension of the University for students, faculty, staff and alumni in the area, Rogan said. Outside of the Triad, more Wake Forest alumni live in the Charlotte area than in any other geographic region.

Additional information about undergraduate summer school classes on the Reynolda Campus and at the Wake Forest Charlotte Center can be found here. Registration for offerings begins March 17. Classes in Charlotte will run June 2-27.


About Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at

Categories: Media Advisory