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    Go Inside Your Field

    Build the knowledge, skills and in-depth work experience to succeed in counseling, criminal justice, education and the equine industry.


    Get inside your career of interest through the industry-intensive programs in our School of Professional Studies and develop the professional skills and knowledge to excel in these fields. Our professionally oriented liberal arts majors are also designed to provide you with an academic foundation for lifelong personal and intellectual growth.

    The School of Professional Studies emphasizes authentic, problem-based learning aligned with professional standards.

    Our Criminal Justice faculty members are professionals who bring real-world experiences with law enforcement and forensic science into the classroom.

    Through our Counseling Psychology major you’ll gain the clinical work experience that few undergraduates have to set you on the path to serve people with mental health, substance abuse, education and personal issues.

    Our Center for Equine Studies — with its unique emphasis on business management, applied science and riding skills — will prepare you for a career in the multifaceted equine industry, while our graduate programs provide the training you need to take on a leadership role in the fields of education, counseling or criminal justice.

    College of Arts & Sciences

    JWU’s School of Science & Liberal Arts is part of the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, which offers professionally-focused degree programs rooted in the liberal arts. They are designed to provide the transferable skills and professional competencies necessary for both long-term career progression and engaged citizenship. Connect with faculty who work in a wide range of academic fields, and pursue a more applied approach to a liberal education. The college also provides the A&S Core Experience — embedded in all of JWU’s varied degree programs — to help you develop the skills identified by employers as most critical to professional success: effective communication, critical and creative thinking,quantitative literacy and ethical reasoning.

    Each year the College of Arts & Sciences hosts a select group of award-winning authors, scientists, journalists and other esteemed professionals to participate in our Cultural Life Series. Recent speakers have included the best-selling authors Piper Kerman (“Orange Is the New Black”) and Jeannette Walls (“The Glass Castle”), as well as biologist Nina Tandon.

    College of Arts & Sciences Brochure (5MB PDF)

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