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Academics + Majors

Offering distinctive academic programs that prepare students for success

Emporia State Academics + Majors

Emporia State University offers academic programs in the School of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Library and Information Management and The Teachers College. ESU is the only public university in Kansas to have earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, an honor for universities that demonstrate innovative application of high-impact education.

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Undergraduate programs

The possibilities are endless with high-impact learning experience infused academics.

Graduate Programs

Flexible and distinctive curricula designed to advance your career. With on-campus and online programs available there is a path for you.

Colleges + Schools

College of Liberal Arts + Sciences

Emporia State University’s College of Liberal Arts + Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that span the arts, humanities and sciences.

School of Business

The School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate degrees that prepare students to begin or advance their careers. ESU's School of Business is prestigiously accredited AACSB, a distinction only 5% of business schools hold.

The Teachers College

Where Emporia State began in 1863. The Teachers College offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students in the fields of education; health, physical education & recreation; and mental health & wellness.

School of Library and Information Management

The School of Library and Information Management offers two ALA-accredited degree programs, Master of Library Science and Ph.D. in Library and Information Management, and several certificate options.

Research + Grants

Emporia States believes that best way to learn is to do. Research opportunities, community projects, internships and other hands-on learning activities will prepare you for your future career, giving you real-world experiences other new graduates won't have.

Undergraduate Research

At Emporia State students have the unique opportunity to conduct research alongside faculty at the undergraduate level.

Research and Creativity Day

Research and Creativity Day provides a platform for all students and faculty to compete and showcase research projects and visual and performing arts.

Research and Grants

Faculty and students can submit proposals and find funding for initiatives with guidance from the Research Grants office.

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Study Abroad

Study abroad programs at ESU will take you around the globe.

Study Abroad

Academic Services + Advising

The Student Advising Center (SAC) provides academic advising and guidance to first-year and undeclared students.


Academic Center for Excellence and Success (ACES) offers free academic services to students, including tutoring, workshops, success coaching and more.


Student Accessibility and Support Services ensures students with documented disabilities who self-disclose have full and equal access to the programs and services of ESU and are not discriminated against because of their disability.


Career Services is committed to helping students decide on a major, develop a career plan, gain experience, find employment and apply to a graduate/professional school.

Academic Affairs

Ensuring academic excellence and integrity of ESU.

Academic Calendar

First and last day of classes, vacation and holidays, final exams and commencement dates.

Office of the Registrar

Learn about enrollment + registration to the university.

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Academic Department Directory

Explore ESU's academic departments.

Department Directory