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Departments and Majors

The Judson University curriculum provides opportunities for exchange of ideas among disciplines and reflects the University's commitment to the liberal arts in the broadest sense. Students major in one discipline but may elect individual courses or a complete minor in fields outside their majors.

    Major
      A defined sequence of courses taken by a student within his/her major area of study; 30 to 70 credit hours, unless constrained by official requirements of an outside accreditation agency.
    Minor
      A defined sequence of courses taken by a student with an emphasis outside his/her major area of study; 18 to 28 credit hours; the minor department may determine whether/how many courses may count toward both the major and minor (reapplying courses is allowable, if learning outcomes are comparable).
    Concentration
      A defined sequence of courses to emphasize a particular area within a major; at least 15 credit hours.
    Certification
      A credential issued by an institution in recognition of the completion of a curriculum other than one leading to a degree. For certificates bearing academic credit, a certificate is 12 to 20 hours, and an advanced certificate is 21 or more hours.

The option of an individually designed major (IDM) enables students to design a program of study to meet specific unique career goals. The option of an individually designed major is available to students with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above and must be approved not later than the first semester of the junior year, allowing the student to complete at least 24 hours of the required coursework at Judson University.  Students, in consultation with an IDM advisor, must describe the rationale for the IDM and explain how their program will fulfill all the institutional objectives, as well as meet specific program objectives. Courses may include study abroad, independent study projects, or faculty-supervised internships. The major must include at least 48 hours, and must be approved by the Department/Division Chair, the Associate Provost for Curriculum and the Academic Policies Committee. Deadline dates for formal application are: October 1 for the following spring semester and March 1 for the following fall semester.Contact the appropriate department/division chairperson for details.

Some departments have programs in selected career training. These optional programs are neither majors nor areas of concentration.

The majors, minors, areas of concentration, certificates and programs in selected career training are:

ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT

Majors

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design with Architectural Studies Minor
  • Minor

    • Architectural Studies

    ART AND DESIGN DEPARTMENT

    Majors

    • Art
    • Art: Photography
    • Art: Film and Video
    • Graphic Design
    • Studio Art

    Minors

    • Film and Video
    • Graphic Design
    • Media Studies
    • Photography
    • Studio Art

    Biblical and Theological Studies Department

    Major

    • Biblical Studies

    Minors

    • Biblical Studies
    • Theological Studies

    Business Department

    Majors

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Media Business Management (excluded from business minor)
  • Minors

    • Business (excluded from Music Business Entrepreneurship majors)
    • Finance
    • Marketing

    Certificate

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Christian Ministries Department

    Majors

    • Christian Ministries
    • Intercultural Leadership
    • Pastoral Leadership
    • Youth Ministry/Adolescent Studies

    Minors

    • Christian Ministries
    • International Leadership
    • Youth Ministry

    Certificate

    • Church Planting (with CRM majors only)

    Education Division

    Majors

    • Early Childhood Education (Birth-3rd grade) with Endorsement
      • At least one of the following is required:
        • Bilingual Endorsement
        • ESL Endorsement
          • Optional
            •  Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement  
    • Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)
      • At least one of the following is required:
        • Bilingual Endorsement
        • ESL Endorsement
        • Learning Behavior Specialist I Endorsement  
    • Physical Education (K-12)
      • Optional
        • Bilingual Endorsement
        • ESL Endorsement
        • Health Endorsement
        • Learning Behavior Specialist I Endorsement  
    • Secondary Education (9-12)
      • Content Areas for SCED (one is required):
        • English
        • Mathematics  
        • Science/Biology
        • Science/Chemistry
        • Social Science/History
          • Optional (in addition to content area):
            • Bilingual Endorsement
            • ESL Endorsement
            • Learning Behavior Specialist I Endorsement  
    • Special Education: Early Childhood
      • At least one of the following is required:
        • Bilingual Endorsement
        • ESL Endorsement
    • Special Education: Learning Behavior Specialist
      • Optional 
        • Bilingual Endorsement
        • ESL Endorsement   

    English Department

    Majors

    • English
      • Concentrations (one is required)
        • Literature
        • Writing
    • Interdisciplinary Communication
    • Media Writing

    Minors

    • Literature
    • Writing

    Exercise Sport Science Department

    Majors

    • Exercise and Sport Science
      • Concentrations (one is required)
        • Health and Wellness
        • Sport Management

    Certificate

      • Coaching Certification (with any major)

    History Department

    Majors

    • History
    • History/Pre-Law

    Minors

    • American Studies
    • History

    Advanced Certificate:

    • Pre Law (can be taken with any major)

    Music Department

    Majors

    • Music Business Entrepreneurship (Voice, Piano, Guitar or Percussion) (excluded from business minor)
    • Music Performance (Voice, Piano or Instrumental)

    Specialization Minors

    • Church Music Performance
    • Music Composition
    • Music Performance (Voice, Piano or Instrumental)
    • Praise and Worship Music
    • Studio Piano Teaching
    • Studio Voice Teaching

    Psychology and Sociology Department

    Majors

    • Psychology
      • Optional Concentrations for Psychology
        • Child & Family Studies
        • Criminal Justice
        • Pre-Clinical/Counseling
        • Pre-Social Services 

    Minors

    • Family Studies
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

    Science and Mathematics Department

    Majors

    • Biochemistry
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Mathematics
    • Natural Sciences

    Minors

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics

    Programs in selected career training:

    • Pre-Chiropractic
    • Pre-Dental
    • Pre-Medicine
    • Pre-Occupational therapy
    • Pre-Pharmacy
    • Pre-Physical therapy
    • Pre-Physician's assistant
    • Pre-Veterinarian

    Speech Communication and Performing Arts Department

    Major

    • Communication Studies

    Minors

    • Communication Studies
    • Theatre

    Worship Arts Department

    Major

    • Worship Arts

    Minor

    • Worship Arts  


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