Schools & Academics

Clark Atlanta University offers a diverse array of academic programs through its various schools and colleges, including the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, and the Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work, fostering excellence and innovation in education and research.

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Our Schools

Clark Atlanta University’s schools, such as the School of Business and School of Education, nurture future leaders by providing top-notch education, preparing students to excel and lead in their chosen fields.

Clark Atlanta University’s four exceptional schools – the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, and the Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work – collectively shape future leaders through diverse academic programs.

Our schools instill critical thinking, leadership skills, and a commitment to social responsibility, empowering graduates to excel and drive positive change in their respective fields, whether in business, education, social work, or the broader arts and sciences. CAU’s unwavering dedication to academic excellence prepares students to tackle complex challenges and make a lasting impact on a global scale.

These schools, each with its unique strengths and specialties, collectively contribute to CAU’s mission of empowering students to become visionary leaders who drive positive change in their communities and the world.

Through rigorous academic programs and a commitment to excellence, CAU equips its graduates with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to address complex challenges and make a lasting impact in their respective fields. With a strong foundation in leadership, innovation, and social responsibility, CAU’s schools play a pivotal role in shaping the future leaders of tomorrow.

CAU Academics

School of Arts & Sciences

The Clark Atlanta University School of Arts and Sciences offers a diverse curriculum, guiding students towards fulfilling careers. It serves as the university’s core, grounded in a liberal arts tradition dating back to Clark College (1869), one of the first private four-year liberal arts colleges for African Americans. It currently comprises 18 academic departments within four divisions and is the largest of CAU’s four schools.

School of Business

Clark Atlanta University’s School of Business, a prominent producer of black MBAs for 70+ years, earned AACSB accreditation in 1974. Offering top-tier business management education, it boasts a diverse enrollment from 40+ states and 30+ countries. The school is committed to nurturing future leaders who innovate solutions to global business challenges, aiming to become a premier business school in the nation.

School of Education

Our mission is to equip candidates, especially from diverse backgrounds, for P12 schools and educational settings. Aligned with Clark Atlanta University’s values, the School of Education will lead discussions and seek solutions to societal challenges in local, national, and global educational environments while fostering critical thinking and autonomy.

School of Social Work

The Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work, established in 1920, was the first accredited school of social work at an HBCU and in Georgia. CSWE-accredited since 1952, it uses an Afrocentric, autonomous model to prepare culturally competent practitioners focused on issues affecting African American communities, guided by humanistic values and a liberal arts curriculum, enabling graduates to address social and economic injustices locally and globally.