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, Master of Business Leadership and Master of Science in Financial Planning 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.