University of Kansas (KU)

Academics at KU

University of Kansas offers a wide array of academic opportunities through the Professional School and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. KU’s 370 degree programs support career fields ranging from architecture to engineering, music to pre-med, education to business and everything in between. Have you always dreamed of being a nurse? An artist? A news reporter? University of Kansas allows you to go directly into your field of study by suggesting a four-year degree plan as a guide. Still undecided? Don’t worry, KU has a number of Exploratory Pathways that allow you to complete credits towards a your KU degree even if you are not sure of your major. These pathways include Communication and Leadership, Health and Behavioral Sciences, Creative Arts and Design, Education and Public Service, Languages and Cultures and Science and Technology. No matter your interests, KU will always encourage your passions with their academic programs.


Top 100

Best Undergraduate Business Programs

U.S. News & Word Report, 2017

/ Courses


  • Molecular Biosciences (BS) - Edwards Campus
  • Physics
  • Sociology
  • Applied Behavioral Science
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geology
  • Health and science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology

Sports, Fitness and Nutrition

  • Athletic Training
  • Exercise Science
  • Sport Management

Music, Theater and the Arts

  • Voice
  • Music Education
  • Music Theory
  • Music Therapy
  • Musicology
  • Oboe (BM)
  • Organ (BM)
  • Percussion (BM)
  • Piano (BM)
  • Saxophone (BM)
  • Theatre
  • Theatre & Voice
  • Theatre Design
  • Trombone (BM)
  • Trumpet (BM)
  • Tuba (BM)
  • Viola (BM)
  • Violin (BM)
  • Violoncello (BM)
  • Visual Art
  • Visual Art Education
  • Bassoon (BM)
  • Clarinet (BM)
  • Dance
  • Double Bass (BM)
  • Euphonium (BM)
  • Film & Media Studies
  • Flute (BM)
  • French Horn (BM)
  • Harp (BM)
  • History of Art
  • Jazz Studies
  • Music Composition

Nursing, Health, Care and Sociology

  • Community Health
  • Nursing
  • Respiratory Care

Pharmacy and Pre-Med

  • Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Studies
  • Premedical Professions (No degree offered)

Liberal Arts

  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Speech-Language-Hearing
  • Strategic Communication
  • Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American & Carribean Studies
  • Law & Society
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Linguistics
  • Literature, Language & Writing
  • News & Information
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
  • Slavic Languages & Literatures
  • African & African-American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy
  • Classical Antiquity
  • Classical Languages
  • Communication Studies
  • East Asian Languages & Culture
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German Studies (BA)
  • Global & International Studies
  • History
  • Human Sexuality
  • Humanities

Engineering and IT

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Information Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Computing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

Law, International Relations and Politics

  • Political Science
  • Prelaw (No degree offered)

Business, Finance and Economics

  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Management & Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Accounting
  • Accounting & Business Admin


  • Elementary Education
  • Foreign Languages
  • Health & Physical Education Teacher Licensure (K-12)
  • Middle Level Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Unified Early Childhood

Architecture, Art and Design

  • Architectural Studies (BA) 4-year
  • Architecture (M.Arch) 5-year
  • Design: Illustration & Animation
  • Design: Industrial Design
  • Design: Interior Design
  • Design: Photo Media
  • Design: Visual Communication Design
  • Interior Architecture & Design

Life at KU

KU is a research and teaching institution comprised of 28,447 students and 2,600 faculty members across five campuses, including the main campus in Lawrence (fondly called the Hill), Kansas City, Overland Park, Wichita, and Salina. Though KU students study hard, University of Kansas is known for its many traditions. Walking through KU’s campus you might see students lounging outside on the quad known as Wescoe Beach, hear the steam whistle signaling the end of class, or dash to touch the Jayhawk statue outside Strong Hall before a test for good luck. Before you head for the Hill, make sure you know KU’s Rock Chalk chant, a world-famous chant sung at KU basketball games. But before the semester begins you’ll attend Hawk Week, the official orientation for new students, where you’ll learn about student organizations, programs, and KU traditions. Sound like your new home? Click below to learn more.

About Lawrence, Kansas


Best College Town to Live in Forever

College Ranker, 2016

/ Explore Lawrence

When you're looking for a space to relax: Look no further than Potter Lake, nestled quietly behind the Campanile for a quiet, relaxing study spot.
When you're looking for weekend plans: Head to the historic Massachusetts Street, known for its unique cafes, shops, restaurants, boutiques, and the occasional celebratory parade.
When you need a good photo op: Bring your camera to Grinter Sunflower Farms to find out why Kansas is fondly called "The Sunflower State."

" I am excited about the research program because KU is one of the best research universities in the U.S. "

- Farah, Indonesia

Careers at KU

The University of Kansas Career Center aims to help all Jayhawks identify and pursue a career path that encourages their talents and passions. University of Kansas offers its students the ability to find and apply for jobs and internships through the KU Career Connections portal, an online service where students and alumni can post their resumes for KU’s career coaches to review, sign up for mock interviews, submit applications, request appointments with a campus career coach and more.

In addition to the Career Connections service, University of Kansas Career Center offers students support in finding the perfect internship opportunities both nationally and abroad through the Internship Center. The Internship Center is a resource for students who want to learn about past and present KU students’ internship experiences, access current internship openings, find out more information via KU’s Internship Newsletter, and find out how to receive academic credit for their internship.


in Employability

Times Higher Education, 2016


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