Dr. William D. Barker
Central, SC with locations statewide
Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community dedicated to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. As a four-year, liberal arts institution founded in 1906 and committed to Christian values and principles, SWU is leading the way to new avenues of spiritual and character development, supported by new methods of educational delivery, a relevant curriculum and inventive programs.
Nestled in scenic upstate South Carolina, the 350 rolling-acre main campus is located in the historic town of Central. The diverse student body has the opportunity to choose from more than 40 areas of study within the School of Business, School of Education, and College of Arts and Sciences. SWU is a member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and competes in Conference Carolinas. The SWU Warriors are also members of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) and the South Region.
Southern Wesleyan also offers online undergraduate and graduate degrees, allowing students to earn their degree while still meeting their personal and professional responsibilities. Infused with Christian values, relevant learning for today’s job market, and robust support for student success, SWU’s online programs are an affordable investment with strong career value.
Campus Majors and Programs: Biology, Biology Education, Business Administration (concentrations in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management), Chemistry, Church Music, Criminal Justice Studies, Computer Information Systems (concentrations in Business Informatics, Forensic Informatics, Media Informatics), Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood and Family Studies, Elementary Education, English, English Education, Environmental Studies, Exercise Science, Forensic Science, History, Human Services, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Media Communication, Music, Music Education, Physical Education (concentrations in Coaching, Fitness for the Aging), Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry, Psychology, Recreation and Sport Management (concentrations in Outdoor Leadership, Sport Management), Religion (concentrations in Bible, Children’s Ministry, Christian Ministry, Christian Worship, New Testament Greek, Sports Ministry, Youth Ministry), Social Studies Education, Special Education.
Online Majors and Programs: Business Administration with multiple concentrations, Early Childhood and Family Studies, Human Services, Nursing (RN to BSN).
Online Graduate Programs: Master of Business Administration with multiple concentration options, MS in Management and Leadership with multiple concentration options, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, M.Ed. in Classroom Leadership, Ed.D. in Curriculum and Assessment.