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 the general education curriculum across the university, and houses Whitworth's 18 undergraduate arts and science departments, offering 41 majors; the university's M.A. in Theology graduate program; and Whitworth's innovative interdisciplinary programs, such as U.S. Cultural Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, 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, marketing and organizational management; and graduate programs in international management and business administration.
- The School of Education prepares educators who are accomplished scholars, skilled practitioners, visionary leaders and proactive guardians. The school includes the Department of Teacher Education; the Department of Graduate Studies in Education; the Master in Teaching Program; the Evening Teacher Certification Program; and the Center for Gifted Education & Professional Development.
- 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 organizational management, management & accounting, criminal justice administration, public service administration, human services, humanities, or elementary education with teacher certification.