Division of Professional Studies Undergraduate Catalog - General Information | Judson University Christian College

Division of Professional Studies Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Dr. Susan Wesner, Division Chair

Program Chairs

Dr. Amber Randolph, Dr. Rani Mathai, Mr. John (Cliff) Boggs, Dr. Teri Stein , Dr. Susan Wesner

Overview of this Catalog

This catalog contains descriptions of programs and courses in effect for the period for which it is issued. The university reserves the right to revise information, requirements, charges or regulations at any time. Such changes will be announced through periodic university publications, advisors, or subsequent catalogs. This catalog, published by Judson University, is intended to give an accurate description of university programs and services for the years indicated. However, the information is subject to change without notice. This catalog is for informational purposes and does not constitute a contract.

Mission, Purpose, and Goals

Mission Statement

You are the salt of the earth...You are the light of the world. (Matt. 5:13-14)

The Division of Professional Studies seeks to develop students to become leaders in their field.  Core values of the Division are based on Matthew 5:13-14:

  • God's Word is our foundation
  • Real-world application of theory is our educational practice
  • Lifelong learning is our expectation
  • Student-focused learning is our commitment
  • Being salt and light is our aspiration

Statement of Purpose

The Division of Professional Studies seeks to educate post-traditional and graduate students in a faith-integrative, academically rigorous, accelerated environment.  Programs within the Division are designed to meet the needs of working adults, and are offered in a flexible, convenient, and accessible environment allowing students to achieve their educational and career goals.

Programs offered through the Division of Professional Studies foster both cognitive and life skill development:

Cognitive Skill Development

  1. Theory-based, practical, relevant curriculum
  2. Critical reading, writing, and thinking skills
  3. Appreciation of culture---both one's own and others'
  4. Preparation for academic work at the next level (AA-BA-MA-PhD)
  5. In-depth study in a major field

Life Skill Development:

  1. Ethical behavior
  2. Oral and written communication skills
  3. Effective use of technology
  4. Lifelong learning
  5. Collaborative learning

Judson University Community Standards

We at Judson University do not wish to be conformed to the standards of this world, but pray to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.  Therefore, for the advancement of the Kingdom of God and well-being of the Judson University community, we pledge ourselves to strive to embody the fruits of the Spirit as listed in Galatians 5:22-23.

Love:We will seek for others what we desire for ourselves.
Joy:We will cultivate a deep sense that comes from our awareness of God's presence.
Peace:We will show tolerance when events or individuals behave contrary to our expectations.

We will show tolerance when events or individuals behave contrary to our expectations.
Kindness:We will balance clear standards with generosity of spirit.
Goodness:We will strive to live morally upright lives in relation to God and others.
Faithfulness:We will be trustworthy in our relationship to God and others.
Gentleness:We will be submissive, teachable and warm in spirit.
Self-control:We will channel our desires and energies into biblically acceptable expressions.

Smoke-Free Environment

Judson University is a smoke-free environment.  Smoking on campus is prohibited at both the Elgin and Rockford campuses.  A fine will be incurred for each smoking violation.

Student Success and Registrar's Office Staff

Virginia L. Guth
Associate Vice President for Student Success and

University Registrar


Heather Johnson
Assistant Registrar


Maria Aguirre
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (BA) and Graduate


Kat Hamilton
Academic Records Coordinator - Adult Professional


Caitlin Kiel
Assistant to the Registrar:
Course Schedule and Data Specialist


Kayla Collins

First Year Freshmen Academic Advisor:

Traditional and Adult Professional (AA)

Transcript Orders


Kirsten Olson
Transfer Student Director


Jill A. Hargis
Graduation Advisor


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