Learning matters here—and it happens everywhere. A Southwestern education, steeped in the liberal arts, takes place both inside and outside the classroom.
Southwestern students bring active curiosity and intelligence wherever they go. Whether it's researching the invasive spread of giant snails in Texas waterways, exploring the cultural and political impact of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, or installing computers for children in a remote region of Honduras, our students have a passion for studying and understanding the details of the world.
Southwestern professors balance the highest level of scholarship with a serious dedication to teaching and collaboration with students. Our 26 academic departments offer 40 majors and 36 minors that prepare students for success in any field of professional (or personal) endeavor.
Southwestern's unique academic offerings include Paideia, an innovative and nationally-respected program promoting interdisciplinary study and close faculty-student collaboration; the First Year Seminar, a half-semester, credited course designed to bridge the gap between high school and college; The King Creativity Fund, a grant program supporting innovative and visionary student projects; the Student Works Symposium, an opportunity for students to present original research and creative work in an academic conference setting; living-learning communities; and unique opportunities for study abroad and civic engagement.
If you're a student who is ready to engage your mind and transform your life and the lives of others, Southwestern is the place for you. From the sciences to the arts, Southwestern's academic programs are among the most challenging and engaging you'll find anywhere.
- Students from Southwestern and Wesleyan University get to know each other through class offered at both schools
- New minor in race and ethnicity studies is latest addition to Southwestern’s curriculum
- Animal Behavior Program teaches students about human behavior, too