2021-2022 University Catalog 
    Mar 05, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog

About Baldwin Wallace University

About Baldwin Wallace University

Founded in 1845, Baldwin Wallace was among the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. That spirit of inclusiveness and innovation continues today. The academic program, rooted in the liberal arts & sciences, yet balanced by abundant opportunities for career exploration and application, is designed to prepare students to make a living…and a life worth living. Baldwin Wallace University is an independent, coeducational University located in Berea, Ohio, a suburb southwest of Cleveland. Today, the University serves approximately 3000 full-time undergraduates, 300 students in evening and weekend programs, and over 600 graduate students.

The University maintains more than 80 academic programs from the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Education & Health Sciences, Conservatory of Music, and the School of Business.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

Baldwin Wallace University does not discriminate because of race, creed, age, disabilities, national origin, gender or sexual orientation in the administration of its policies or programs.

Statement of Mission of Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University is an academic community committed to the liberal arts and sciences as the foundation for lifelong learning.

The University fulfills this mission through a rigorous academic program that is characterized by excellence in teaching and learning within a challenging, supportive environment that enhances students’ intellectual and spiritual growth.

Baldwin Wallace assists students in their preparation to become contributing, compassionate citizens of an increasingly global society and encourages their pursuit of personal and professional excellence.

Division III Athletic Philosophy Statement

Athletic Department Vision

To provide our student athletes with exceptional opportunities to learn and grow through intercollegiate athletics as part of their learning experience and to strive to achieve excellence in individual and team athletic performance at the conference, regional, and national level.

Athletic Department Mission Statement

The Intercollegiate Athletic Department is committed to the vision and mission of Baldwin Wallace University in which a student’s athletic activities are conducted as an integral part of the total educational experience. Intercollegiate athletics provide a unique learning environment for developing and teaching teamwork, patience, persistence, service to others, respect for authority, ethics, leadership, commitment, and a strong work ethic.

Guiding Principles:

  • Expect and support student athlete academic success
  • Value cultural diversity and gender equity
  • Conduct and represent all programs and Baldwin Wallace University with sportsmanship, integrity, and professionalism.
  • Follow all rules and regulations established by the University, OAC, and NCAA
  • Since the student athlete participation is conducted as an integral part of the total educational experience, the purpose of the intercollegiate athletic program is therefore no different than that of any academic program; to achieve the highest possible standard of excellence.

To achieve this end, Baldwin Wallace University

  1. places special importance on the impact of athletics on the participants rather than on the spectators and greater emphasis on the internal constituency (students, alumni, institutional personnel) than on the general public and its entertainment needs;
  2. awards no athletically related financial aid to any student;
  3. assures that athletics participants are treated no differently than any other member of the student body;
  4. assures that athletics programs support the institution’s educational mission by financing, staffing, and controlling the programs through the same general procedures as other departments of the institution;
  5. provides equitable athletics opportunities for males and females and gives equal emphasis to men and women’s sports.


Baldwin Wallace University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The address, telephone number and website for this accrediting body is 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413; www.hlcommission.org

In addition, the University is on the approved lists of the American Chemical Society, Ohio College Association and the American Association of University Women. It was approved by the Association of American Universities in 1931, and its credits are accepted wherever American college work is recognized. Baldwin Wallace is a member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the American Council on Education, the Association to advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and are members of the Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.

Baldwin Wallace University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).  Elementary, Secondary and all-grades Music Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  The Baldwin Wallace Music Therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association. The University is approved for teacher education in the following areas: Early Childhood Education (pre-kindergarten-grade 3); Middle Childhood Education (grades 4-9); Adolescent Young Adult (grades 7-12) in Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Science, Integrated Social Studies, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences; Multi-Age Education (prekindergarten-grade 12) in Foreign Languages (French, German, or Spanish), Health, Music, Physical Education, or Visual Arts, Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate Educational Needs (kindergarten-grade 12); and endorsements in K-12 Reading and Computer Technology and school leadership license. Because of the fluctuating requirements for licensure to teach in the various states, it is recommended that candidates for licensure check with departments of education in the states in which they intend to teach. This will give them the opportunity to schedule required courses wherever possible.

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Program holds Full Operating Approval from the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The ABSN Program is also a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Provisional to the Baldwin Wallace University Physician Assistant Program.

The Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).