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Academics Overview

What inspires you?

The world is in desperate need of educated people who can think critically, who can solve problems. The world needs you, armed with your unique skills, knowledge and experience. The world needs your passion to do something that matters.

So, what to study? What field of knowledge should you pursue? Which degree will give you the best chance to make a difference? Maybe you know already. Maybe you have no idea. It’s ok, discovering your unique path is what college is all about.

At UWA, you'll explore a variety of options, and with the guidance of your professors, you’ll find the path that best suites your passion, and your enthusiasm for learning will translate into a more meaningful college experience. By pursuing your passions and building the foundation of your career, you will be empowered to shape the world. Are you ready to do something that matters?

Which major is best for you?

There's no predicting where your degree will take you, but the journey starts here. Knowing your interests and what excites you is the place to begin. And let's be honest, not everyone knows exactly what field of study they want to pursue when they arrive, and that's part of the process as well. It’s the reason we offer numerous fields of study that can lead to an almost infinite number of career paths. 

You'll find that part of the great thing about college is discovering what motivates you, challenges you and rewards you most. Regardless of the major you select, exceptional dedication and performance in any field of study is what leads to career success. 


While 62% of people work in fields that require a college degree, only 27% of graduates work in a field directly related to their degree.

Online Learning

Experience our tradition of quality in a flexible academic environment designed for your success. Benefits of UWA Online include personal support from an enrollment counselor and success coach throughout the student's program, a generous transfer credit policy, and financial aid options to make education affordable. Our online programs include career-focused fields like business, teaching, psychology and counseling. Choose what's right for you, and meet your goals as you learn from expert faculty in a format that fits your life.

Beyond the classroom

Learning is more than classes and lectures, of course. At UWA, you will have ample opportunity to gain real-world experience that will give you a clearer understanding of how your degree can be applied to your career. Taking part in internships and being involved in campus-based organizations will show future employers how interested you are to work and advance within your chosen field. 

Connect with peers

What defines UWA is the tight-knit, family-like community you will find both on campus and within your major. With small class sizes, you will be better able to develop strong ties to both your professors and fellow classmates. Once you graduate, those connections, those relationships you develop during your time here can have a tremendous effect on your future success.


Our faculty brings a wealth of academic and professional experience to our campus. Highly-qualified and student-focused, our professors and staff are dedicated to providing quality education, while placing great emphasis on preparing you to be successful in local, national and global communities. Treating students as family, every member of our faculty is deeply interested in giving you the support needed to excel both academically and in life.

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