Discover all that Gardner-Webb University has to offer. The University seeks excellence in all things, but especially in academic instruction. Our comprehensive academic program is nationally recognized for its rigorous, inspirational, and insightful pursuit of knowledge, led by professors hailing from prestigious educational institutions across the nation. Gardner-Webb’s six professional schools and 12 academic departments offer more than 80 undergraduate and graduate major fields of study.
Schools and Colleges
College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is composed of the departments and academic units that are home to the arts, humanities, natural, and social sciences. As the intellectual heart of the University, the College promotes interdisciplinary learning, global understanding, communication skills, and the promotion of critical thinking and discovery—all in the context of Christian faith.
Godbold College of Business
The Godbold College of Business enhances the scope of Gardner-Webb by teaching students to apply analytical skills fostered by the liberal arts—as well as the moral and ethical values of the Christian faith—to the practice of business activities in the domestic and worldwide arenas. The Godbold College also encourages both faculty and students to pursue lifelong learning, value service to God and humanity, and build character through academics.
College of Education
The College of Education strives to develop reflective and ethical educators who are knowledgeable in content, respectful of diversity, proficient in technology, and skilled in meeting the needs of all students. Graduates of the College should be 21st-century leaders in every aspect of their profession, having the instructional, technological, and collaborative communication skills to deliver relevant and rigorous content in a forward-thinking context that assures student learning.
College of Health Sciences
The College of Health Sciences aims to attract students who are focused on providing quality medical service to those in need. Each health science program is built around a practice-oriented approach to develop in students an aptitude for knowledge and nurturing patient care. The mission of the College of Health Sciences is to prepare graduates for employment in various health care fields by providing a rigorous, evidence-based education in a Christ-centered, interprofessional, and collaborative environment. Graduates of the College of Health Sciences are prepared to provide service-oriented leadership within diverse health care settings.