Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
    Jul 21, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Catalog 2016-2017

Mission of the University System

Wayland Baptist University exists to educate students in an academically challenging, learning-focused and distinctively Christian  environment for professional success and service to God and humankind.

2013-2014 Academic Catalog and Earlier Versions:

Catalogs 2013-2014 and past catalogs are available through College Source.
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Affiliation and Accreditation

Wayland Baptist University is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Wayland Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, and master’s levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 in order to (1) learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the Commission’s office. The university is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The university’s baccalaureate nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Contact ACEN at 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 or call (404) 975-5000. The university is also accredited by the Texas Education Agency for teacher certification and for veterans training, and the Texas Board of Nursing.