Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives


Southwestern professors balance the highest level of scholarship with a serious dedication to teaching and collaboration with students. Our 26 academic departments offer 40 majors and 36 minors that prepare students for success in any field of professional (or personal) endeavor.

Southwestern's unique academic offerings include Paideia, an innovative and nationally-respected program promoting interdisciplinary study and close faculty-student collaboration; the First Year Seminar, a half-semester, credited course designed to bridge the gap between high school and college; The King Creativity Fund, a grant program supporting innovative and visionary student projects; the Creative Works Symposium, an opportunity for students to present original research and creative work in an academic conference setting; and unique opportunities for study abroad and civic engagement.

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