Overview of the Colleges
We've made the global business community our classroom and
invite the best businesses to step forward and help us learn. It's
a model we call "Real Life, Real Business," and it's based on a
collaborative partnership between students, faculty and businesses.
The curriculum is steeped in business relevance, and students are
guided through an innovative and engaging process that combines
theory with real business practice. We prepare students for success
in life and in business through empowered self-discovery and
engaging learning experiences.
The College of Business is ranked by both U.S. News and
Bloomberg BusinessWeek at both the undergraduate and graduate
levels. The Butler MBA was ranked No. 7 in the Midwest and No. 37
in the nation by BusinessWeek in 2011. The undergraduate business
program was ranked No. 48 in the nation, No. 12 in academic quality
and No. 2 in the nation for internships by BusinessWeek in
The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International,
which is the gold standard for business school education. It is the
highest level of business school accreditation, earned by only 5
percent of institutions worldwide.
Butler University's College of Communication prepares students
for success in our digital and global society. Students develop the
ability to analyze and synthesize human and mediated communication,
and learn to speak, write and create responsible messages across
dynamic communication contexts and digital media platforms.
Outstanding faculty who are active scholars and leading
professionals deliver programs of instruction in several new as
well as traditional areas. The curriculum reflects the centrality
of communication as a basic human right and is designed to prepare
graduates to excel in their chosen professional careers and
You can transform lives as a teacher. In Butler's college
of Education you'll collaborate with dynamic, caring and energetic
people to transform K-12 as well. Experience diverse educational
models -- urban, suburban, Montessori, charter, magnets and a new
Reggio-inspired laboratory school -- thanks to Butler's
metropolitan location and partnerships with local schools.
Principals seek out Butler-prepared teachers, saying our
graduates know theory, research and practice better than most other
candidates. Nearly 100 percent of recent graduates are working in
education or pursuing advanced degrees.
Butler's College of Education is fully accredited by the
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and all 13
of our licensure programs have received a level of national
recognition through Specialized Professional Associations.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences houses 33 majors and 31
minors across 12 departments and over 35 programs in the
humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences.
Regardless of the major or minor students select, they will be
encouraged and expected to explore the different ways of
understanding the world, to experience cultures diverse from their
own, practice critical thinking, to appreciate the value of and joy
associated with learning, and to recognize the power their
education provides them for personal gain and social change.
A liberal arts degree from Butler University, and the hard but
exciting work required to acquire one, positions students to do
almost anything with their lives beyond Butler. As so many of our
graduates have demonstrated, Liberal Arts and Sciences alumni are
able to make a difference in their lives and in the lives of those
with whom they interact.
Offering the Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Science in
Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Master of Physician Assistant Studies,
Butler University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
facilitates the development of life-long learners and prepares
students to enter society as dedicated and competent pharmacists
and physician assistants. The College is known for producing
graduates who are agents of change in their community and practice
The pharmacy program of the College of Pharmacy and Health
Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy
Education. By completion of the doctor of pharmacy curriculum,
graduates fulfill the educational requirements for examination and
licensure as pharmacists in every state in the nation. The
physician assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation
Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.
The Jordan College of the Arts is committed to the highest
quality arts education by providing focused professional study and
fostering an understanding of the interrelatedness of all the arts.
Through this integration we develop artist-citizens who are
actively engaged in the community.
JCA is a community of artists preparing for careers as
performers, professionals, scholars and teachers. With programs in
arts administration, dance, music, theatre and art, the Jordan
College of the Arts combines nationally recognized
conservatory-style programs with a curriculum rich in the liberal
arts. As a cultural leader in Indianapolis, the college
collaborates with professional programs and companies both
nationally and internationally.
Jordan College of the Arts programs are accredited by the
National Association of Schools of Dance, National Association of
Schools of Music, and National Association of Schools of