Ever evolving, Waldorf has led the charge for change since 1903, embracing technology and academic programs that best prepare our students to lead and serve in a rapidly changing world.

More than 90 percent of Waldorf graduates are employed or continue their education within six months of graduation. Offering a litany of associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs — on campus and online — Waldorf has an answer for every student’s academic needs.

If you have significant amounts of completed postsecondary coursework that you would like to transfer, you should consider the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) programs.

Certificate programs are also available for the current or aspiring professional to advance their career related knowledge and skills, or as a stepping stone towards Waldorf’s online degree programs.

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    • Bachelor of Arts in Biology

      The mission of the Biology Program is to prepare students for leadership careers in the biological sciences. We educate and prepare students from diverse backgrounds for lifelong learning about biology and its involvement in technology and society.

      This program is available on campus only.

    • Bachelor of Science in Biology

      The mission of the Biology Program is to prepare students for leadership careers in the biological sciences. We educate and prepare students from diverse backgrounds for lifelong learning about biology and its involvement in technology and society.

      This program is available on campus only.

    • Associate of Arts in Business

      Waldorf's A.A. in Business degree allows students to deepen their business knowledge and skills, with an administration focus. Topics include: organizational communication, principles of accounting, principles of marketing, information systems management, and managerial accounting.

      This program is available online only.

    • Associate of Arts in Diversity & Inclusion

      To compete in today's knowledge economy, top organizations seek a diverse workforce in order to leverage wide-ranging talent. Waldorf's A.A. in Diversity and Inclusion degree is designed to explore the complex dynamics of workforce diversity. This program also examines the psychology of prejudice and discrimination, employment and labor law, and diverse perspectives related to gender, generation, race, religion, and ethnic culture.

      This program is available online only.

    • Associate of Arts in Management

      Waldorf's A.A. in Management degree allows students to deepen their business knowledge and skills, with a management focus. Topics include: (a) production and operations management, (b) business policy and strategic management, and (c) the flexibility to choose three additional management courses based on specific areas of interest.

      This program is available online only.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Business

      The Bachelor of Arts degree in Business at Waldorf offers you a wide range of career opportunities. You will select a specific concentration of courses in one of three areas: Management, Marketing, Finance/Banking or Operations Management.

      This program is available on campus only.

    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

      Gain an edge in today's increasingly competitive business environment with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Waldorf University. Topics covered include principles of management; production and operations management; organizational theory and behavior; international business; business law; money and banking; insurance/accounting systems; and more.

      This program is available online only.

    • Master of Business Administration

      Waldorf's Master of Business Administration provides a sophisticated academic foundation for current and future business leaders, in both the public and private sectors, to succeed on a global business platform. Topics covered within this graduate program include finance, management, marketing, human resource management, economics, accounting and management information systems.

      This program is available online only.

    • Associate of Arts in Communications

      Waldorf's A.A. in Communications degree provides hands-on experience with current technology to prepare students for careers in the communications industry. Students will have the opportunity to learn these technologies through a creative, project-based experience.

      This program is available online only.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts

      Waldorf's communications faculty know you won't really start to learn until you get your hands on a project and create. Whether you favor written or electronic communication, you will have semester after semester of opportunities to write, record, edit and design. Your passion to produce will lead the way.

      This program is available on campus only.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Communications

      Waldorf's online communications degree will prepare you for many exciting positions within the communications industry by combining a liberal arts education with specific job skills and service to the greater community. Waldorf will help you improve your proficiency in written and verbal communication, visual literacy and multimedia skills.

      This program is available online only.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing

      The Waldorf University Creative Writing Program provides a challenging, engaging, and deeply personal learning experience. Students explore at least three genres of writing and develop their craft in techniques courses and upper-level writers' workshops. They form strong relationships with their peers in seminar style classes, and they work with faculty who are both excellent teachers and practicing writers.

      This program is available on campus only.

    • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

      Waldorf's A.A. in Criminal Justice degree provides the opportunity to explore the three primary areas of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts and corrections. Beyond the Introduction to Criminal Justice course, students can select courses of greatest interest to tailor the concentration to their needs or wants.

      This program is available online only.

    • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

      Waldorf's Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice is designed to provide the student with a broad base of knowledge in the three primary areas of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections. This foundation includes the Waldorf general education curriculum, numerous courses in the criminal justice arena, and courses in sociology and business. The program provides students with the general education, discipline specific, and technical knowledge required to succeed in the criminal justice workplace.

      This program is available online only.

    • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

      The Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice offered at Waldorf University is designed to provide students with a strong base of knowledge in the three primary areas of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections, the essential core curriculum to establish a well-rounded foundation within the Criminal Justice field.

      This program is available on campus only.

    • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

      Waldorf's Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration is ideal for those who seek a traditional criminal justice program with an additional focus on business and management. The program is designed to provide the student with a broad base of knowledge in the three primary areas of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections.

      This program is available online only.

    • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

      Cybersecurity is already an absolute necessity for every business in every industry. Job opportunities are expected to grow even more as technology continues to integrate with day-to-day operations ' and protecting those technologies means protecting the bottom line.

      This program is available online only.

    • Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education

      Waldorf's associate degree in early childhood education focuses on building the most beneficial learning environment for young, school-aged children. Through the application of child development knowledge, and by learning the standards of healthy, safe, respectful, and supportive classroom, students will grasp the ability to establish positive relationships with family and community members to enhance learning and development for young children. Furthermore, students will also gain experience in working with diverse student populations through social, cultural, and linguistic awareness.

      This program is available online only.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Foundations of Education

      The Foundations of Education Bachelor of Arts degree at Waldorf University offers students the opportunity to gain entry into fields requiring a degree. Also, practitioner candidates who elect not to student teach, are not making satisfactory progress, or are not recommended for licensure after completing student teaching, may complete a Foundations of Education B.A. Approval of Education Department required.

      This program is available on campus only.

    • Bachelor of Science in Education

      The mission of the Waldorf University Education Department is to prepare engaging teachers to serve a community of learners. Through the Waldorf Teacher Preparation Program, students experience exemplary learning opportunities both on campus and in the area K-12 school districts. Additionally, Waldorf Teacher Education students learn to assume roles as leaders, advocates and servants within the professional setting and the community.

      This program is available on campus only.

    • Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology

      Waldorf's Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology teaches educators to strategically analyze, design, and evaluate learning materials and activities within the traditional or virtual online classroom. This master's program uses a systematic, theory-based approach to create new instructional content that can be applied to student learning at all educational levels. Students will embrace continuous improvement efforts and develop effective classroom management strategies for teaching diverse populations.

      This program is available online only.

    • Master of Education in Leadership

      The Master of Education, Leadership Concentration program at Waldorf University is designed to help working education professionals bolster their teaching effectiveness, refine their leadership skills and grow their potential in the education field. The goal of an effective teacher is to maximize their students' engagement, creating a positive and inclusive learning environment while establishing a culture of continuous education in their classrooms.

      This program is available online only.

    • Master of Education in Social Emotional Learning

      Today, K-12 classrooms are often comprised of students from a variety of socioeconomic and multicultural backgrounds. In addition to managing academic demands, today’s teachers are tasked with developing the social and emotional skills for a wide variety of students with diverse learning needs, as well.

      This program is available online only.

    • Master of Education in Teaching and Learning

      The Master of Education, Teaching and Learning Concentration program at Waldorf University is designed to help working education professionals bolster their teaching effectiveness, refine their leadership skills and grow their potential in the education field. The goal of an effective teacher is to maximize their students' engagement, creating a positive and inclusive learning environment while establishing a culture of continuous education in their classrooms.

      This program is available online only.

    • Associate of Arts in Emergency Management

      Waldorf's A.A. in Emergency Management degree provides foundational knowledge and initial exposure to the Emergency Management field. Learners explore a variety of areas within the discipline, including the four phases of emergency management, terrorism in emergency management, as well as interagency disaster management.

      This program is available online only.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Emergency Management

      In times of uncertainty and unprecedented natural and man-made disasters, Waldorf's Bachelor of Arts degree in Emergency Management is designed to prepare the student with a broad base of knowledge in the field of emergency management. The foundation for this degree program includes the Waldorf general education curriculum, numerous courses in the emergency management arena, as well as electives in the fields of Homeland Security, Fire Science Administration, and Business, among others.

      This program is available online only.

      Available Concentrations

    • Bachelor of Arts in English

      The Waldorf University English major exposes students to a rich variety of literature and writing courses. The literature courses serve to ground students in the meaning and importance of the written word and cover a breadth of genres, time periods, and nationalities. Students also have opportunities in courses of expository and creative writing to practice communicating more effectively to serve a wide variety of purposes with a wide range of readers, including, of course, academic.

      This program is available on campus only.

    • Associate of Arts in Fire Science

      Waldorf's A.A. in Fire Science degree is designed with the flexibility to allow students to choose topics of greatest interests. From risk reduction to fire dynamics to investigation, this concentration allows students to explore a broad range of fire science topics.

      This program is available online only.

    • Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Administration

      Fire up your career with a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Administration from Waldorf University. This program presents a balanced curriculum and contains courses identified by the National Fire Academy, U.S. Fire Administration and the National Fire Protection Association for use in academic settings.

      This program is available online only.

      Available Concentrations

    • Associate of Arts in Health Care Management

      Waldorf's A.A. in Health Care Management degree provides functional management knowledge and skills, including an overview of issues and challenges specific to the field of health care delivery. Emphasis of instruction is on developing the managerial knowledge and skills required to work in today's regulated, complex healthcare field.

      This program is available online only.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management

      Waldorf's Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management is designed to provide the essential knowledge and skills to be effective mid-level health care managers in various health care settings. The program has a special focus on the efficiency and quality of care provided in hospitals and other health facilities.

      This program is available online only.

    • Master of Arts in Health Care Management

      The Masters of Art in Health Care Management is the perfect progression for those working in or interested in health care who aspire to make a difference in the health care management and administration fields. This degree program can leverage student's real-world knowledge to help students better understand their current role in leadership or how to navigate the path to leadership in the health care arena.

      This program is available online only.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Health Promotion and Exercise Science

      The Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Promotion and Exercise Science is designed to enable students to increase control over their health through a wide range of behavioral, social, and environmental interventions with a focus on the scientific study of human movement to improve physical fitness.

      This program is available on campus only.

    • Bachelor of Arts in History

      The study of history is based on developing familiarity with a broad base of information from a wide variety of sources. It provides a view of the past and its many interpretations to provide an informed perspective for present and future political, economic, scientific, cultural, and social activity through reading and research in written records.

      This program is available on campus only.

    • Associate of Arts in Homeland Security

      Waldorf's A.A. Homeland Security degree focuses on topics related to: terrorism, American homeland security, tactical response operations, and weapons of mass destruction.

      This program is available online only.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security

      Waldorf's Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security is designed to provide an in-depth background related to Department of Homeland Security practices. Waldorf's B.A. program focuses on strategies to protect the American homeland, including prevention, planning, and response measures related to terrorist threats.

      This program is available online only.

    • Associate of Arts in Human Resource Management

      Waldorf's A.A. in Human Resource Management degree is built upon the key competencies identified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). This program includes a foundational course in human resource management, as well as the flexibility for students to choose four additional courses, each reflecting a key competency identified by SHRM.

      This program is available online only.

    • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

      Waldorf's Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts combines core studies in the liberal arts with the opportunity for students to select specific areas of concentration. This provides a broad base of knowledge in several subject areas, along with the option to more deeply explore a specific area of interest.

      This program is available on campus and online.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Music

      Students seeking a Bachelor's degree in music may choose: Music Major with a choice of emphases: Vocal Performance, Instrumental Performance, Piano Performance, or Church Music; Music Education Major which leads to K-12 licensure in the State of Iowa; Arts Management Major.

      This program is available on campus only.

    • Associate of Arts in Psychology

      Waldorf's A.A. in Psychology degree provides the opportunity for students to explore this field beyond the general psychology course. Students can learn about social, abnormal or cognitive psychology.

      This program is available online only.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

      Waldorf created a comprehensive online psychology curriculum designed to help students develop critical thinking, analytical reasoning, interpersonal skills and ethical values aimed at uncovering the deeper roots of society's social and mental challenges. This knowledge base provides the foundation for a successful career in a wide range of human services fields.

      This program is available online only.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

      Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes and is traditionally a popular field of study. By the very nature of the profession, psychology is a service vocation. A Bachelor's degree in psychology prepares students to be well-rounded, educated individuals as it reflects many of the goals of a liberal arts education by providing a knowledge base, thinking skills, analytical reasoning, interpersonal skills, and ethical values.

      This program is available on campus only.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations

      Waldorf's Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations will open opportunities in almost any industry you can imagine ' from non-profit organizations to government agencies to multinational corporations.

      This program is available online only.

    • Associate of Arts in Occupational Safety and Health

      Waldorf's A.A. in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) degree provides foundational knowledge and initial exposure to the Occupational Safety and Health field. Learners explore a variety of areas within the discipline, including industrial hygiene and occupational, environmental, and health safety.

      This program is available online only.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Occupational Safety

      Waldorf's bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety provides both foundational and advanced knowledge of the discipline of occupational safety. Learners explore a variety of technical areas within safety including industrial hygiene, construction safety, fire safety, and risk management.

      This program is available online only.

    • Associate of Arts in Sport Management

      Exciting careers can be made off the playing field with a Sport Management Associate's degree from Waldorf. Students enrolled in this degree program will explore a variety of classes, including sport sociology and sport administration, to better understand the sports industry.

      This program is available on campus and online.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management

      The Sport Management major allows students, sport fans, and athletes to become more involved in managing sports. The information and skills students will develop in this field of study will prepare them for jobs in sport-related industries.

      This program is available on campus only.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts

      The mission of the Department of Theatre is to prepare our graduates with hands-on experience, a thorough academic foundation, and exploration of the concept of the theatre student as both a being of spirituality and reason for successful careers and fulfilling lives of service through the expression, teaching, producing, and advancing the vocation of theatre not only as an art form, but as a continuation of articulating the human condition.

      This program is available on campus only.