Academic excellence and laptop learning set Southwestern College apart in higher education.
All main campus students participate in a general studies program with outcomes aligned with the mission of the college — liberal arts education, professional development, and personal growth. General education courses provide students with fundamental academic skills, ground students in multiple disciplinary perspectives, and challenge students to integrate and apply their learning to real world concerns.
Students are aided in their intellectual quests (and in career development) by Southwestern's laptop learning program. Each incoming freshman is issued a Dell laptop, which is replaced for the most up-to-date model every two years. Not only are the laptops used in class, but professors use them to communicate with students during off-class hours; on-line discussions give depth to in-class learning; and research and writing are facilitated by the use of compatible hardware and software throughout campus.
All of this provides support for 41 main campus and 16 professional studies undergraduate majors, 27 minors, and teacher certification in 13 areas, plus six graduate programs. Click another link for more information on specifics.