Academics

Top-ranked university. First-class academics.

We’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills to obtain not only a career you love, but a life you’ve always dreamed of.

Innovative to the core, rooted in experience.

Every class inside our 65+ majors and liberal arts core will expose you to diverse ideas, broaden your knowledge, and develop your critical thinking abilities. And every academic program has some type of on-the-job, in-the-lab, from-the-stage, or wherever-you’ll-work component to prepare you for life after college

Do Your Best Work Here.

At Butler, you’ll have ample opportunities to explore the subjects, ideas, and career fields you’re really interested in. Add the close-knit community of staff, faculty, and friends who will support you, and you’ll be primed to do your very best work.

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Global Study

By traveling outside of Indianapolis to study, you’ll have a chance to learn in a whole new way and gain an entirely new perspective. There are over 200 study abroad and exchange programs in more than 60 countries to choose from.

Core Curriculum

All Butler students take classes in our Core Curriculum—a set of courses that establish the concepts and skills you need to meet the rigors of college and the challenges you’ll encounter outside it.

Academic Support

Make the most of your time as a student here by taking advantage of the many support services for students. Our faculty and staff are here to help students succeed—both inside and outside the classroom.

Internships & Careers

As a Bulldog, you can start building a professional network and gain resume-building experience and skills well before graduation. More than 75 percent of Butler students complete one or more internships during their time here.

The Butler Investment

At Butler, you’ll get a personalized academic experience that’s ranked first in the Midwest. And you’ll enjoy unrivaled opportunities to learn through internships, study abroad programs, undergraduate research, live performances, and more.

#1
Most Innovative School in the Midwest (U.S. News and World Report, 2022)
65+
Academic Majors
#1
Best Undergraduate Teaching (U.S. News and World Report, 2022)

Student Success

“I’m thankful my program required internships, as it forced me out of my comfort zone and provided real-life opportunities that led to my career path today.”

Morgan Snyder, ’07, is Director of Public Relations and Film at Visit Indy, where she works to share our amazing city’s story to the world.

Headshot of featured student Morgan Snyder