Academic Programs

Academic Programs

The Edward Waters College (EWC) academic program is designed to provide a high-quality undergraduate 21st century education to all students. The program consists of a reinvigorated, practical, and engaged liberal arts education with comprehensive academic support services for all.

EWC liberal arts education is designed to provide our students with a program that is rigorous, inclusive, pragmatic, and socially responsible. Edward Waters College is striving to become an “intentional” institution that will employ resources and align its practices in purposeful ways to provide a powerful liberal education to all students in order to produce individuals capable of adapting to new environments, integrating knowledge from different sources, and who will be lifelong learners..

The academic program at EWC recognizes that college students come to this institution from an extremely diverse array of national, racial/ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. As such, the teaching and learning environment is specifically calculated to focus on the kinds of learning that students need to be successful in a complex world.



Edward Waters College awards the following degrees in eight degree programs:

Bachelor of Arts

A Bachelor of Arts degree is awarded to a student who completes the requirements for a major in:

Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science

A Bachelor of Science degree is awarded to a student who completes the requirements for a major in:

Elementary Education

Bachelor of Business Administration

A Bachelor of Business Administration degree is awarded to a student who completes the requirements for a major in:

Business Administration


Our degree programs are offered under Seven Academic Departments housed under the Division of Academic Affairs.

Click on the links below to visit each department.

Department of Business Administration

Department of Communications

Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science

Department of Mathematics and Sciences

Department of Music and Fine Arts

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Teacher Education and Urban Studies


In keeping with the College’s mission, the academic curriculum is designed to develop in each of its students the high levels of competence in basic social, thinking, listening, speaking, reading, writing, mathematical, technological, and leadership skills that are the characteristics of an educated person. This curriculum consists of the General Education Program and eight academic Major Programs. Please see the College Catalog for degree plans. Edward Waters College degree programs are composed of courses in the following categories:

General Education/Core Courses
Mission Requirements
Major Courses
Supportive Courses