Academics

For more than 120 years, Nebraska Wesleyan has provided a challenging liberal arts education that prepares students for both productive careers and fulfilling lives.

Nebraska Wesleyan offers 53 majors, 41 minors and 18 pre-professional programs. NWU has been continuously accredited since 1914.

See all majors, minors and pre-professional programs.

Learn by Doing

At Nebraska Wesleyan, you have an opportunity to challenge yourself, grow in new ways and learn by doing.

You’ll build amazing experiences in five key areas:

Internships

If you think internships are about making copies, there’s more for you to experience at NWU. We help students find meaningful internships at local businesses, in state government or even on Capitol Hill through the Capitol Hill Internship Program.

Campus Leadership

You can be a leader on campus with our 40+ student groups. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Don’t let that stop you!

Cao Nguyen and three of his friends have an unusual interest: barbershop quartets. When there wasn’t a group on campus, they started their own—with support from NWU professors. Today, Shades of Blue lands gigs in Lincoln and at university and alumni events.

Service

Service learning is about making a difference in your community while you expand your knowledge. Your service learning begins before you even take your first class with “Lend a Hand to Lincoln” during New Student Orientation. Your professors weave service learning work into classes. You can volunteer with friends to advocate for causes you believe in like cancer awareness, hunger and literacy.

Or join NWU’s Global Service Learning group to help lead national and international service trips each year. This year, Global Service Learning began work on its latest service project: a community garden located right on campus.

Research

You’ll do more than wash beakers for your professor. You’ll collaborate with professors and build your own exciting research projects.

NWU’s annual Student Research Symposium gives you a university-wide audience to show what you’ve learned.

Read about Kyle Rohrich and Alex Cowsky’s research in Spain’s Basque Country.

Study Abroad

The Office of Global Engagement can help you navigate your options and plan an experience that fits your goals. It’s especially easy to study at Nebraska Wesleyan’s sister schools in Estonia, Japan, Mexico and the UK.

Recently, Health and Human Performance Professor Pat Pettit’s “History, Culture and Sport” students studied in Australia where they experienced everything from rugby to reefs.

Top-notch support

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Your professors

Your professors will challenge and support you like no one else. Their expectations are high. So is their desire to see you succeed. Plus, they’re so much more accessible than professors at larger schools could ever be. Your professors will help you create custom experiences to reach your goals. Maybe that’s an internship with a publisher, collaborative research with a professor and a semester in Ireland. Or maybe it’s serving Lincoln middle schoolers, learning Spanish and pitching on the softball team.

Try new things. Feed off the energy and enthusiasm around you here. Let your Nebraska Wesleyan experience bring out the very best in you.

Your academic advisor

Your academic advisor is your strongest advocate. Most schools have you meet with an advisor just once a semester. If you’re a first-year student at NWU, your advisor will be your first professor. You’ll spend three hours a week with your advisor all semester long. If you’re a transfer student, you’ll join an advisor in your field. With great advising, you’ll make confident decisions and stay on track to reach your goals.

Career and Counseling Center

NWU’s Career and Counseling Center will help you explore career fields, select a major and become more employable. It’s never too early to begin planning your future. Our career counselors speak to all first-year students right away in the fall.

Cooper Center for Academic Resources

The professors and student consultants in the Cooper Center for Academic Resources will help you revise papers, sharpen speeches and strengthen your study skills.

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