The University of Akron Wayne College: Bachelor’s Degrees

Bachelor of Social Work

The social work program prepares students for a competent and effective generalist social work practice with small class sizes and individual attention. The program offers students the opportunity to become a licensed professional. Social workers often serve individuals, families, groups and communities, with a focus on helping under served and oppressed populations.

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Contact Lisa Crites, MSW, LISW-S at 330-684-8707 or by email at

Bachelor of Communication Studies

The program prepares students to enter a competitive marketplace where communication, creative problem-solving, and critical thinking are in high demand. Courses equip students with the communication skills and knowledge to effectively lead and collaborate. Graduates will possess a range of skills that enable them to succeed in organizations, businesses, relationships, public campaigns, advocacy and the law.

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Contact Dr. Heather Howley at 330-684-8914 or by email at

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Combines an in-depth knowledge of science with an understanding of the humanities to create the art of nursing and the opportunity to change lives. The School of Nursing advances excellence in student learning, collaborative clinical service delivery, community service, and the scholarship of practice, integration, application and discovery.

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Contact Mary Burton, MSN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC at 330-684-8739 or by email at

Bachelor of Primary Inclusive Teacher Preparation (PITP)

The core curriculum combines theory and practice to prepare students for a dual licensure program in P-5 general education and Intervention Specialist, primarily in public schools.

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Contact Angela Kovach by email at

What’s My Next Step?

Make an appointment by calling 330-684-8900.

During your visit, talk with our admissions counselor or the program coordinator about your opportunities and how to get started. You can begin the undergraduate admissions application process by following these easy steps:

• Submit an application by using UA's Online Application. You will have the opportunity to select Wayne as campus of attendance.

Submit an official copy of your high school transcript, or GED transcript.

 Submit official transcripts from any other accredited college or university you have attended.

Complete the Wayne College Scholarship Application, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to ensure you receive the financial help you need.