Friends University is a liberal arts institution providing approximately 60 areas of study in our traditional college. Many of our faculty in the College of Business, Arts, Sciences and Education have Ph.D.s and oversee the curriculum within each major to keep it relevant and enticing for student success. Since we are a teaching institution, our faculty members not only perform research, but also have great passion for their area of discipline, which makes them excellent teachers with strong educational values. This page serves as a quick look at all the majors Friends University has to offer!
Earning a degree in Art at Friends University allows students to study studio art and graphic design using a variety of methods and technology. The emphasis is finding your artistic voice and building a portfolio of your creative work.
Educators emphasize the best and latest methods for instructing older children in the areas of composition, creative writing, dramatic readings and interpretation, literature, poetry and reading comprehension.
The theatre program allows students who share an intense joy for performing and producing plays to share the profound ways that theatre art can raise significant questions or communicate insight about the human condition.
Friends University is one of only three post-secondary schools in the United States to offer a hands-on, four-year zoo science degree, which is also affiliated with the AZA-accredited Sedgwick County Zoo.
Friends University’s bachelor of business administration degree prepares you for a successful career in a variety of different business activities using a unique blend of cross-disciplinary business courses. The business management program includes accounting, finance, management, marketing and information systems.
The Friends University bachelor of science in computer information systems (CIS) program is designed to prepare students for careers in the challenging and ever-changing field of computer information technology. Students are prepared across a cross-disciplinary sequence of courses in management, accounting, marketing, finance and information systems.
The psychology program in the College of Adult and Professional Studies is a practice-oriented degree designed to prepare adults to work in the helping professions or to go on to graduate school. Most classes are offered in the evenings so adult students can maintain their work, family and other responsibilities.
Marriage and family therapy is a great profession for people who value helping others discover positive change in the midst of personal and relationship struggles. A family therapy degree can help prepare you for the specific challenges faced in family counseling.
The global MBA degree, provided at the Wichita campus and online, provides you with a unique mix of academic courses, professional contacts and personal development experiences. It also helps to develop your expertise in international business practices and enhance competency in decision-making and cross-cultural communication and negotiations.
The MHCL program will prepare students for responsible positions of professional leadership in the health care environment. The coursework was developed by leaders in the health care industry and specifically designed to encompass all phases of health care leadership, including acute and long-term care, clinic and hospital management, and home health and hospice agencies.
The master of science in information security (MSIS) can be completed in two years and is designed primarily for students who are responsible for technology-based and information-based workplaces. Graduates from the program work as technology professionals in business, industry or government.
The master of management information systems (MMIS), offered in Wichita and online, is a professional degree that integrates the information systems and business cultures. During their program of study, students focus on the strategic role information systems plays in a business organization.
The professional MBA program, offered in Wichita, Topeka and online, includes significant learning experiences through case-studies, simulations, thought-provoking individual and collaborative projects, and stimulating classes taught by remarkable faculty and business leaders.
The new METL degree program includes a revised, cutting-edge core focused on the common core, learning, performance and assessment. Beyond the core, you will select 12 workshops from more than 100 potential choices to fully customize the remainder of the program of study.