Academic Bulletins

This year’s Academic Bulletin

A nationally recognized independent university known for its exceptional student learning experiences, Butler University comprises a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and five professional colleges: College of Education, Lacy School of Business, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Jordan College of the Arts, and College of Communication.

Butler is committed to its mission to provide the highest quality liberal and professional education and integrate the liberal arts with professional education, creating and fostering a stimulating intellectual community built upon interactive dialogue and inquiry among students, faculty, and staff. In the 2023 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News and World Report, Butler University was ranked No. 1 among Midwest Regional Universities and, for the eighth consecutive year, the Most Innovative School. Butler was also listed on the shortlist of excellence for First-Year Experiences, Senior Capstone Experience, and Study Abroad Opportunities. Such recognition reflects Butler’s dedication to providing students with a broad, liberal arts foundation with nationally recognized programs, coupled with countless experiential learning opportunities in Indianapolis and beyond. Through this comprehensive approach, Butler students are prepared to step directly into a career or graduate school with confidence, which is evident in Butler’s 2021 six-month post-grad success rate of 99 percent.

The University strives to ensure the accuracy of the information in this Bulletin at the time of publication; however, certain statements contained in the catalog may change or need correction. This Bulletin is not intended to confer contractual rights on any individual. The University has the right to modify programs, course numbers and titles, and instructor/faculty designations.

Butler University has been accredited since 1915 by what is now the Higher Learning Commission.

Programs in the Lacy School of Business are accredited by AACSB International.

Programs in the College of Education are accredited by these associations:

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Indiana Office of EducatorLicensing (OEL)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Programs in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are accredited by these associations:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)

Butler University is a fully accredited institutional member of:

  • National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)

Some programs in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS).