Academic Life

Choose from more than 90 majors, minors and interdisciplinary programs, two graduate programs and a variety of continuing and professional education opportunities that are nationally recognized for excellence. In 2014, U.S.News & World Report identified Bluffton as one of America's Best Colleges in the top tier of Midwest baccalaureate colleges. You'll also find us cited in the current edition of Barron 's Best Buys in College Education.

Bluffton's academic program is multifaceted, providing you with opportunities to become engaged and informed citizens. Cross-cultural programs provide you with ample opportunities to study throughout the United States and the world. The arts and lecture program, which supplements the general education curriculum, allows you to take in a variety of musical events and lectures for credit.

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Academic Resources


You'll appreciate our extensive academic resources, including Musselman Library, Learning Resources Center, Writing Center and Technology Center, each equipped to help you become the best student you can be.

Special programs

Dr. Harnish works with a student

At Bluffton, you can customize your educational experience, making it exactly what you want it to be. Special programs include Honors, the Civic Engagement Theme, discovery grants and internships.

Honors program

Experience the Honors Program

The Honors Program fosters relationships between students, between students and faculty, and between students and their studies.