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William Peace University is committed to preparing students to be the leaders of tomorrow and has done so for more than 150 years. Rooted in a liberal arts curriculum focused on career building and personal discovery, Peace gives its students a foundation for ethical lives of leadership and service.
Always a leader in jobs or graduate school for graduates, Peace now offers a four-year professional development program as well as an expanded internship program. Our core curriculum is comprised of program-specific courses, and elective courses offering a diverse learning experience and includes courses that are critical for your future, including personal financial management, public speaking, and four years of writing taught by English faculty.
Not all lessons are taught within a classroom. We encourage students to enrich their university experience through clubs, the arts, student government, athletics, and/or community service. Peace offers more than 30 student clubs and organizations, including publications, academic societies and active fine arts programs. Our athletics program participates in NCAA Division III in the USA South Athletic Conference in six women's and men's sports.
You will begin to notice some of our building renovations on campus. In January, we announced the beginning of our campus renovations, starting with the Hermann Center to allow for more wellness and athletic space and to include a field house for spring training and intramural sports and a fitness center and weight room. Plans for the Student Center renovations are now underway to offer an updated dining hall, coffee bar, student game and lounge space and student government offices.
As a student, you enter a community of graduates past and present including more than 8,000 alumni. More than 90% of our graduates find careers or admission into graduate school within a year of graduation and more than 60% of students reported that their internship at WPU resulted in a job offer.
Our outcomes are closely linked to our programming and the building blocks of a fulfilling education are detailed in this catalog. At William Peace University, your success is our mission and we look forward to helping you grow and succeed as you embark on your educational journey.
Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D.