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Academic Departments at Kansas Wesleyan University

Academics at Kansas Wesleyan University is organized into six divisions and 16 departments. It is through KWU’s academic departments that we offer exciting and innovating undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs and our master of business administration degree—plus countless classes, which will fuel your passion for learning! Browse the department links below or to the right to find the program that will inspire you to realize your full potential.

Art and Design

Earn a degree in the Art major, with concentrations in Studio Art (2D & 3D), Photography, Art Administration and Art Therapy, or in the Design major, with a concentration in Graphic Design

Behavioral Science and Human Services

The department will expose you to majors that include Psychology, Psychological ServicesSociology and Social Work, as well as a minor in Political Science.


Study life science with a major in BiologyBiomedical Chemistry, or our Environmental, Sustainability and Resilience Studies degree!

Business and Accounting

We offer undergraduate majors in Accounting, Business Management and Marketing, as well as the online and on-campus graduate M.B.A. program (available fully online).

Center of Public Policy and Safety

The Center houses the academic departments of Criminal Justice and Emergency Management, with both degrees available fully online.


Choose from a major in Chemistry, Biomedical Chemistry or Chemistry Education.

Communication Studies & Theatre Arts

You’ll find degree programs in Communications, Public Relations, Theatre and Music Theatre.

Computer Studies

Offering strong hands-on preparation in technology, this department delivers majors in Network Management and System Administration (concentration in Forensic Computing available), and Software Engineering and Information Management.


You have the choice of two majors: English, with a Writing Emphasis concentration available, and English Education (6-12).


This department offers the choice of two bachelor degree majors in History and History Education (6-12) as well as minors in Political Science and Social Studies Interdisciplinary.

Mathematics and Physics

You’ll find majors in Mathematics, Mathematics Education (6-12), Physics, and Physics Education (6–12), as well as minors in Mathematics and Physics.  There are also opportunities in Engineering through our Dual Degree Program in Engineering 3+2 (in conjunction with Washington University in St. Louis).


Train your mind, ears and hands while majoring in Music Education (PreK-12), Music Performance or Music Theatre.

Nursing Education 

Pursue a bachelor of science degree in Nursing or turn your RN into a BSN. Prepare yourself to help others with a degree in Health Science. Pre-professional programs include Pre-Athletic Training and Pre-Physical Therapy.

Religion and Philosophy

Experience the contemplative minors of Religion and Philosophy, with Philosophy concentrations in Humanities and Science. Check out the 3+2 dual degree partnership with Saint Paul School of Theology!

Social Work

Sport and Exercise Science

You can choose from majors in Exercise Science and Physical Education (PreK-12).

Teacher Education

The Department of Teacher Education at KWU will prepare you to thrive as a teacher of elementary, secondary and special education students.