In keeping with the spirit of the liberal arts, Tennessee Wesleyan University seeks within the framework of the Judeo-Christian tradition to provide for students the highest quality educational experience; to promote personal responsibility, integrity, and purpose; and to prepare students for a life of leadership and service in an ever-changing global community.
Statement of Purpose
Tennessee Wesleyan takes pride in its role as a comprehensive church-related college and accepts the challenge of advancing a community of learning on the main campus in Athens as well as the Knoxville site that serves nursing and evening students. The university serves a student body comprised of traditional and non-traditional students, non-degree-seeking adult learners and international students. Highly qualified faculty and staff are committed to assisting students in the realization of their full potential by providing appropriate career, pre-professional and professional education and/or requisite preparation for continued study in graduate school. The university offers baccalaureate programs in fine arts, humanities, natural and social sciences as well as business, nursing, other career-related areas and teacher certification. In addition to its undergraduate programs, Tennessee Wesleyan also offers an online Masters in Business Administration. The university's curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to be knowledgeable, to think critically and creatively, and to develop a basis for effective judgment.