Adult Professional Studies Catalog - General Information | Judson University Christian College

School of Business and Professional Studies Catalog 2015-2016

Dr. David Cook, Dean

Program Chairs

Dr. Michelle Kilbourne, Dr. Rani Mathai, Jennifer Mattingly, 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 mission of the School of Business and Professional Studies is based on Matthew 5:13-14 and we desire to develop effective leaders by applying our core values:

  • 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 purpose of the programs within Professional Studies is to provide adult learners a faith-integrative environment in which to achieve their educational and career goals. Programs are designed to be academically rigorous, flexible, convenient, accelerated, and accessible.


Professional Studies is committed to providing high quality, Christian-based education clearly delineating a relationship with Jesus Christ. This is accomplished in a supportive environment through a variety of programs that meet the needs of adult learners.

Programs offered through the Center foster:

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 graduate level
  5. In-depth study in a major field

Life Skill Development:

  1. Ethical growth and 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.
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.

Children on Campus

Since Judson University only provides accommodations for adult students, no children should be brought to our Rockford or Elgin location.  Our institution is not licensed to care for the safety and protection of our children.  If an emergency occurs and children accompany the parent to our facility, the children MUST be with the parent in the classroom at all times.  In the case of testing, the Judson student forfeits the opportunity to take the exam if accompanied by children.

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.

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Registrar Office Staff

Virginia L. Guth
Associate Vice President for Student Success/University Registrar


Maria L. Aguirre
Assistant to the Registrar
Graduate Programs
Study Abroad Programs


Heather Johnson
Assistant Registrar
Adult Programs


Susan J. Kunze
Assistant to the Registrar
Traditional Programs


Caitlin Kiel
Student Records
Transcript Ordering
Enrollment Verifications


Kirsten Olson
Transfer Student Director


Jill A. Hargis
Graduation Auditor

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