two students walking outside a building on campus

Evening, Weekend, and Online Courses

Courses offered online and during late afternoon, evening and weekend hours compose a significant part of the University academic and continuing education program. Classes are organized to serve working adult members of the community as well as full-time students of the University.

Students enrolling in these classes can begin a college education, continue their education on a college level, improve occupational knowledge and skills, study for personal enrichment, or pursue avocational interests.

In addition to offering a broad range of academic courses which may lead to certificates, associate degrees, or the baccalaureate and master’s degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Applied Studies, the School of Business, and the School of Nursing, the University recognizes the responsibility to develop other instructional programs in areas where community needs are identified and the University has resources to respond to those needs.

The Academic Scheduling and Commencement Services Office annually produces three class schedules. Course listings are available online at and have a search feature for online, evening, weekend, and graduate courses. The semester schedule can also be accessed by admitted students on Washburn University’s online portal at Select the Student Academics tab, then select Search for Available Courses from the options on the left side, and choose the appropriate semester.

Summer Session

As the University continues to broaden the scope of its educational activities, the academic life of an increasing number of students extends into the summer months. The Washburn Summer Session includes day and evening classes, special summer institutes, short-term foreign language workshops, travel and online courses.

The diverse summer program is planned for students who wish to begin their college study, for those who wish to continue their regular academic programs, for eligible high school students who wish to pursue special interests, and for adults who wish to pursue studies on a professional level or for individual self-improvement.