Academics

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Educating students at all stages

Whether you are entering college for the first time, finishing a degree you started earlier in life, or interested in graduate programs, Avila has a program for you. We are known throughout the Kansas City region as a university where academic quality and flexible scheduling go hand in hand to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Faculty with hands-on experience in their fields invest in each student at each stage. This is the place for you.

“Avila did a really good job including you, making you feel seen, and not allowing you to fall to the back of the class and just sit there.”
– Marlon Jones ’21

What will you study?

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Programs Majors Minors Master’s Certificates
Accounting B.S.B.A., B.B.A. (online) Yes Online, M.B.A Yes
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology B.S. Yes No
Biology B.S. Yes No
Business Administration B.S.B.A. Yes Online, M.B.A Yes
Change Management No M.A., Online No
Chemistry Minor Yes No
Cognitive Science B.S. No No
Communication B.A. No No
Computer Science B.S. Yes No
Counseling Psychology No M.S.C.P No
Criminology and Justice Studies B.A. Yes No
Cybersecurity B.S. No No
Dance Yes No
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging No M.A., Online No
Economics Yes No
Elementary Education B.S. (online) No M.A.Ed., Initial Cert No
Educational Leadership w/Principal Certification No M.A.Ed. No
Education K-12 B.A., B.S. Yes No
English B.A. Yes No
Executive Leadership No Online, M.B.A No
Finance B.S.B.A., B.B.A. (online) Yes Online, M.B.A No
Global Studies and Social Justice Yes No
Healthcare Management B.A. (online) No No
Healthcare Administration B.S.B.A. Yes M.B.A, Online Yes
History B.A. Yes No
Human Resources B.A. (online) Yes Online, M.B.A No
Interdisciplinary Business B.B.A. (online) No No
International Business B.S.B.A., B.A. (online) Yes Online, M.B.A No
Kinesiology B.S. Yes M.S. No
Liberal Arts Studies B.A., B.A. (online) Yes No
Management B.S.B.A., B.A. (online) Yes Online, M.B.A Yes
Management, M.A. No M.A. Yes
Marketing B.S.B.A., B.A. (online) Yes Online, M.B.A Yes
Marketing, M.A. No M.A., Online No
Mathematics Yes No
Music B.A. Yes No
Nursing B.S.N. No No
Wellness Studies B.S. No No
Organizational Development Master’s No M.S. No
Professional Health Science B.S. Yes No
Project Management No M.B.A, Online No
Psychology B.A., B.A. (online) Yes M.S. Yes
Public Accounting B.S. Yes No
Radiologic Science B.S. No No
Religious Studies & Philosophy B.A. No No
School Counselor K-12 w/Certification No M.A.Ed. No
Social Work B.S.W. Yes M.S.W. No
Software Engineering B.S. Yes No
Special Reading w/Certification No M.A.Ed. No
Strategic Communication, M.A. No M.A. Yes
Supply Chain Management B.S.B.A., B.A. (online) No No
Teacher Certification No Initial Cert No
Theatre B.A. Yes No
Women and Gender Studies Yes No
Workplace Instructional Design No M.A., Online No

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100+ Years of Academic Inspiration

Since its beginning as a two-year college for women in 1916, Avila University has prioritized serving first-generation and other under-served populations in Catholic intellectual traditions. Founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ), Avila is a vibrant, four-year university providing liberal arts, professional, undergraduate, and graduate education. A values-based community of learning, social justice, and the charism of the CSJ are at the foundation of the institution. Today, the University prepares students for responsible, lifelong contributions to the global community through more than 60 undergraduate majors, minors, and concentrations and six Master’s level graduate programs.

Avila University students are a diverse group of leaders. Ethnically more diverse than the Kansas City metropolitan area, the campus is also home to students from 21 countries.

  • The student news magazine, the Talon, and the School of Visual and Communication Arts students consistently earn regional and national honors.
  • Over the last three years, the School of Nursing graduates averages a 96.68% NCLEX-RN first-pass rate.
  • The School of Natural and Applied Sciences, the School of Psychology and Cognitive Science, and the School of Social Science all provide undergraduate research opportunities. Avila undergraduate students go on to present their research at regional and national conferences.
  • The University guarantees all majors a research or internship experience opportunity as part of a University initiative. That same initiative, the Avila Promise, helps pay for their expenses at these conferences.

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Why I chose Avila for my graduate studies.
Why I chose to go to Avila.
Cameron Leathers

“At Avila, if you had trouble with something, you could go to the professors and talk to them like normal people, and they would understand. It felt more like an introduction to being an adult – to what you’ll experience after college.”

Cameron Leathers, ’22
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