Academics

Overview of the Colleges

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College of Business

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 2012.

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.

College of Communication

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 post-graduate studies.

College of Education

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.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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.

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

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 setting.

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.

Jordan College of the Arts

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 Theatre.