Twenty-first-century society requires ever more intellectually nimble people, who can think critically, apply knowledge in a variety of new and unforeseen circumstances, and express themselves articulately in step with an ever-changing world. Globalization challenges us to understand different perspectives. Technology makes unprecedented amounts of information available in a few keystrokes. Humanities are what help us reflect, question and contextualize it all to find meaning and shape the future.

Departments, Programs and Centers

Why KU
  • Home to 50+ departments, centers, and programs, the School of the Arts, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration
  • KU offers courses in 40 languages
  • Graduates of the College have won Emmys, discovered new species, and been named to Forbes' "most powerful women" lists
  • No. 1 ranking in city management and urban policy —U.S. News and World Report
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.