Willamette Academics

Our challenging academic program will help you develop your talents in an environment that cultivates creativity, critical thinking and a global perspective. Willamette professors are celebrated teachers and noted scholars who — above all else — are committed to your success. As a Willamette graduate, you will be equipped to succeed and accountable to yourself, your community and the future.

Willamette challenges you to:

  • think critically
  • write persuasively
  • analyze deeply
  • communicate fluently
  • grow intellectually
  • engage globally

These skills are fostered by Willamette faculty who:

  • join our community because teaching is their passion
  • strive to challenge, engage and truly know their students
  • are deeply committed to each student’s success
  • are noted scholars, inviting students to participate in their research

You will leave Willamette with the skills to:

  • impress potential employers in a host of fields
  • succeed in the country's best graduate programs
  • be a responsible leader in your community and globally

Real-World Experiences

Bringing Dante’s Work to Life

Bringing Dante’s Work to LifeA museum exhibition and a visit from an artist and a Dante expert helped a class gain unique insight into the “Divine Comedy.”

Learning to be Advocates

Learning to be Advocates Willamette students and professors turned a critical eye toward sustainability and debate in China.

A New Type of Collaboration

A New Type of CollaborationStudents and professors in the Liberal Arts Research Collaborative pursue independent research while working closely with others.

Piecing Together a Puzzle

Piecing Together a PuzzleAn exhibition at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art showcased the sleuthing of Willamette art history students.

Independent Researchers

Independent ResearchersWillamette’s Carson Scholars pursue a wide variety of scholarly, creative or professional projects.