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Academics at Wayland

Grounded in the practical liberal arts, guided by a faithful, mentoring faculty, academics at Wayland are a study in excellence. Choose from more than 65 programs of study. Engage in small classes with professors who will know you and mentor you. Apply your learning through internships, research, service learning, and more. This is an outstanding Christian education that will challenge you, support you, and prepare you in every way.

Wayland Academics

Undergraduate Majors and Specializations

Wayland offers more than 40 majors and specializations, along with more than a dozen pre-professional programs, to fit your academic interests and career aspirations.

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Graduate Programs

Wayland offers 14 master’s programs and one doctoral program in a variety of professional disciplines, ranging from business and education to religion and counseling.

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Pre-Professional Programs

Our pre-professional programs are academic tracks designed to guide and assist students who aspire to enter professional schools after graduating from Wayland.

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WBU Online

WBU Online provides a career-focused education to fit your busy life, offering both quality and convenience, whether pursuing degree completion or a graduate program.


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Wayland Stories

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Dr. Jay Givens grew up in southeast Texas surrounded by bayous and pine trees. He graduated from Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School located in Orange, TX.

Talyssa Valencia, a graduating senior biology major from Lovington, NM, has had a busy but wonderful time at Wayland.

Steve Long grew up and graduated from high school in Oklahoma City, OK. After graduating from Oklahoma Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education in 1979

Dr. Jo Beth DeSoto grew up and graduated from high school in Hobbs, NM. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of New Mexico.

Dr. Perry Collins grew up in Sweetwater, TX. In high school he wanted to go to college to be a missionary but later decided on youth ministry.

Dr. Laura Brandenburg considers herself a dyed-in-the-wool West Texan. Born in Odessa and raised in Amarillo and Snyder, Brandenburg graduated high school from Coronado High in Lubbock.

Dr. Brian Kuhnert grew up in Umbarger, TX, a small German farming community located 10 miles west of Canyon. After graduating from Canyon High in 1996, he attended West Texas A&M

Christine Lockridge is a junior non-traditional student double majoring in Intercultural Missions and Communications Studies.

Justus Brozek is a junior Two-Dimensional Art major from Bovina, TX.