Three-Year Programs

Earn your degree in just three years.

Looking to accelerate your education? Look no further. Butler University offers three-year Bachelor’s degree tracks for undergraduate students across more than forty academic majors.

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Accelerated study without compromise.

Our innovative approach to delivering the nationally recognized Butler experience provides motivated students the opportunity to save on tuition, dining, and housing costs while graduating sooner and jump starting their careers.

The best part? At Butler, an accelerated course of study doesn’t require students to compromise.

Students pursuing a three-year track will still enjoy all the hallmarks of the Butler experience: our focus on providing experiential learning opportunities, our student-centered approach in the classroom, and our vibrant campus life experience. Students enrolled in a three-year program still have the ability to live on campus, complete an internship, and participate in undergraduate research opportunities.

An accessible educational experience

“We want to make a Butler education available to everybody.”

“One way to make it more affordable is to help students get through in three years. Students who are enterprising, organized, and on top of it have been able to graduate in three years for a long time and we felt it was important to support those students—provide greater guidance, a little more structure, and better advice along the way to help them achieve this goal.” —Jay Howard, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Three + One: Earn a Bachelors and Masters degree in just four years.

After graduating from a three-year program in either the College of Communication, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, or the Jordan College of the Arts, students then have the option to enroll in a one-year Masters of Arts in Management program within the Lacy School of Business. This opportunity allows students to earn a Bachelors and a Masters degree in a total of just four years. 

Questions? Explore our FAQs

There are many opportunities to pursue your degree in three-years and we understand you will have questions about the specifics. Our FAQs cover the basics, including how the programs works, student life opportunities, residing on campus, and tuition and financial aid.