The Purpose of the College is to offer academic programs in five major academic divisions:
- Behavioral and Social Sciences
- Fine Arts
- Literature, Languages and Philosophy
- Mathematics and Sciences
- Whitney Young School of Honors and Liberal Studies
Each of the five divisions is organized to grant baccalaureate degrees with the potential for developing graduate degree programs. Academic majors are offered in Art, Music, English, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Liberal Studies, and Student-Designed major.