Colleges and Schools

Whether you’re interested in business, hospitality, engineering and design, fashion merchandising, culinary arts, criminal justice or even the liberal arts, our unique approach to academics allows you to experience more now, to achieve more later. Find a program that you love with in any of our schools or colleges.

Explore our majors and degree programs by campus:
Providence | North Miami | Denver | Charlotte | Online

School of Science & Liberal Arts - College of Arts & Sciences

Science and Liberal Arts students discussing class assignments

Looking for an education that is truly cross-disciplinary? Open the doors to a variety of careers in JWU’s School of Science & Liberal Arts, by developing the expressive and analytical skills that translate easily between fields.

Programs in: Providence | Denver | Charlotte | Online

School of Professional Studies - College of Arts & Sciences

Students in our Criminal Science lab

Build the knowledge, skills and in-depth work experience to succeed in counseling, criminal justice, education and the equine industry in JWU’s School of Professional Studies. Our professionally oriented liberal arts majors are also designed to provide you with an academic foundation for lifelong personal and intellectual growth.

Programs in: Providence | North Miami | Denver

College of Culinary Arts

Culinary student putting finishing touches on a dish

There are no demo kitchens here. You’ll learn by doing, mastering the craft of culinary arts in JWU’s College of Culinary Arts top-notch labs, under the guidance of expert chef-instructors in classes with an 18:1 student/teacher ratio. You’ll also benefit from an integrated arts and sciences curriculum to provide you with the analytical, critical thinking, and communications skills necessary for long-term career advancement.

Programs in: Providence | North Miami | Denver | Charlotte

School of Engineering & Design

Engineering student in robotics lab

Whether you’re driven by a passion to invent new technologies, modify and support it, or push new boundaries in the creative use of software and hardware – the opportunities in these fast-growing fields are limitless. At JWU’s School of Engineering & Design, get on a career path with incredible growth potential, from robotics, graphic design and digital media to configuration management and electronic, software and network engineering.

Programs in: Providence

College of Health and Wellness

College of health and wellness

JWU expands its academic programming in the area of health through the 2016 establishment of a College of Health & Wellness. The college is home to the new Health Science major, as well as the Master of Science program in Physician Assistant Studies that the university began offering in 2014. The College of Health & Wellness’ program offerings join the growing list of JWU health-related majors including culinary nutrition, biology and psychology.

Programs in: Providence | Denver

College of Management - School of Business

JWU business students working on a group project

Start your career your first day in JWU’s School of Business — and accelerate from there. We help you define your field of interest, pursue the most relevant course of study and then find the work experience opportunities that match your career goals.

Programs in: Providence | North Miami | Denver | Charlotte | Online

College of Management - School of Hospitality

Hospitality student on site at internship

As a global leader in hospitality education, Johnson & Wales University’s range of degree programs in JWU’s School of Hospitality are designed to help you build a career that can take you wherever you want to go in the ever-expanding, multi-billion dollar hospitality industry.

Programs in: Providence | North Miami | Denver | Charlotte | Online

Center for Physician Assistant Studies

Physician Assistant students in our clinical skills lab

The mission of the Physician Assistant Studies program at JWU is to educate students to become collaborative practitioners with the respect, empathy and trust inherent to patient-centered, humanistic health care. Maintaining a relationship of trust and caring is central to becoming a health care professional, whether your goal is to stay in Rhode Island to care for Rhode Islanders, or go where a growing career opportunity takes you.

Program in: Providence

Graduate Studies

JWU Graduate student in class

Take your career to the next level through our professionally focused masters and doctoral programs. Our curriculum is designed with input from leading companies, and taught by working professionals who know what it takes to succeed.

Programs in: Providence | Denver | Online

College of Online Education

JWU Continuing Education student

Whether you’re making a career change, seeking to elevate your career or looking to enhance your life, our flexible continuing education and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offer the same high quality, professionally focused curriculum for which Johnson & Wales University is renowned.