Become who you're meant to be
Becoming a Whitworth Pirate means joining a family. At Whitworth, you will find a caring Christian community ready to support you and mentor you, no matter your faith background. A place where you belong, and where you matter. A community set apart by the relationships we share, bound together through our mutual commitment to ask tough questions, engage with diverse perspectives and search fearlessly for answers wherever they may be found. This is where the best learning happens. Through these connections and experiences, our graduates are equipped to become who they are meant to be, in their careers and in their communities, and throughout their lives.
A Whitworth University education is characterized by academic excellence, the integration of faith and learning, abundant opportunities to engage in research, internships and practicums, study abroad, and service, and thorough preparation for a successful career with purpose. Academics at Whitworth comprises the following four branches:
The College of Arts & Sciences provides an education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and committed to the integration of faith and learning. The college supports Whitworth INQ, an innovative shared curriculum approach to general education. CAS houses Whitworth's 18 undergraduate arts and science departments, offering 47 majors; the university's M.A. in Theology and M.S. in Athletic Training graduate programs; Doctor of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy programs; and Whitworth's interdisciplinary programs, such as American Diversity Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, University Writing Program, and the Core Worldview Program.
The School of Business emphasizes values and ethics within a rigorous academic setting that provides practical application experiences and prepares graduates to succeed in today's international marketplace. The school includes undergraduate programs in accounting, business management, economics, finance and marketing; Master of Business Administration and Master of Business Leadership graduate programs; graduate certificate programs and certification preparation courses; and the Whitworth Institute of Leadership.
The School of Education prepares educators who are accomplished scholars, skilled practitioners, visionary leaders and proactive guardians. The school includes the Department of Undergraduate Teacher Education; the Department of Graduate Studies in Education; the Master in Teaching Program; the Evening Teacher Certification Program; the Center for Gifted Education; and the Special Education Program.
The School of Continuing Studies provides opportunities for adult students to earn a bachelor's degree in an environment that cultivates student success, critical reflection and professional development. Through its evening degree programs, the school offers accelerated-format classes leading to degrees in business management, management & accounting, criminal justice administration, public service administration, human services, humanities, or elementary education with teacher certification; and certificates in accounting, operations management and software development.
Life at Whitworth
Students come to Whitworth University not just to be taught, but to learn. They come for an education. And we recognize that a sound education is not limited to the classroom or to formal educational activities; there is another side to the curriculum. The student-life program is the "other side" of this educational process. It is an opportunity to deal with questions like these: "Who am I, and what are my gifts?" "How do I develop durable, trustworthy relationships?" "How do I grow spiritually, and how can I find ways to express my faith in service to others?"
Student clubs: Black Student Union, Gaming Club, Hawaiian Club, HOLA (Heritage of Latino Americans), Pre-Med Club, Student Investment Group, Ultimate Frisbee, and dozens more.
Intramurals for all: Whether for fun or for the coveted championship T-shirt, more than half of our students participate in intramural sports, from Ultimate Frisbee to roundnet.
The arts: Got a heart for the arts? Students of all majors participate in more than 20 instrumental and vocal ensembles, and multiple theatre events and art exhibits.
Athletics: The Pirates compete in 21 NCAA Division III sports and have won the trophy for the best overall athletics program in the Northwest Conference for 12 years in a row.
Women’s sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
Men’s sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis
We can't wait for you to experience life at Whitworth. Choose the visit that's right for you!
Visiting campus is the best way to see what Whitworth is all about. Meet our fun, welcoming community and make connections right away. Take in the view from a hammock in The Loop. Jump into a game of Ultimate Frisbee. Sit in on a class. Dine and chat with student residents. Experience campus worship. Visiting in the winter? Find out why students refer to campus as "Narnia." See all the ways you can visit.