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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 major Division may determine whether/how many courses may count toward both the major and minor (double dipping 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, 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 Dean, Division or Department and 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 Division chairperson for details.

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

The division and department majors, areas of concentration, and programs in selected career training are:

School of Art, Design and Architecture

ARCHITECTURE

Majors

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design with Architectural Studies Minor

Minor

  • Architectural Studies

ART AND DESIGN

Majors

  • Art
  • Art: Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Studio Art

Minors

  • Graphic Design
  • Multimedia Design
  • Photography
  • Studio ARt

School of Leadership and Business

Division of Adult Professional Studies and Continuing Education

Majors

  • Applied Psychology
  • Business Administration
  • Communication Management
  • Criminal Justice Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Services
  • Management and Leadership
  • Management and Leadership w/concentration in Healthcare

Certificates

  • Advanced Certificate in Communications Management
  • Advanced Certificate in Criminal Justice Management
  • Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Advanced Certificate in Human Services
  • Advanced Certificate in Management and Leadership
  • Applications Software
  • Studies in Human Behavior
  • Web Site Administration and Design

Traditional Student Business

Majors

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing

Minors

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Information Technology Systems

College of Liberal Arts and Science

Biblical and Theological Studies

Majors

  • Biblical Studies
  • Theological Studies

Minors

  • Biblical Studies
  • Theological Studies

Christian Ministries

Majors

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

Certificate

  • Church Planting (with Christian Ministries major only)

Minors

  • Christian Ministries
  • International Leadership
  • Youth Ministry

Program in selected career training

  • Pre-Seminary program

English

Majors

  • English with Concentrations in: (1 is required)
    • Literature
    • Writing
  • Interdisciplinary Communication

Minors

  • Literature
  • Writing

Exercise Sport Science

Majors

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

Certificate

    • Coaching Certification (COA) (with any major)

Film and Digital Media

Majors

  • Film and Video Production
  • Media Business/Management
  • Media Writing

Minors

  • Film and Video Production
  • Media Studies

History and Intercultural studies

Majors

  • History
  • History/Pre-Law
  • Intercultural Studies

Advanced Certificate:

  • Pre Law (can be taken with any major)

Minors

  • American Studies
  • Church History
  • History
  • Intercultural Studies

Music

Majors

  • Music Business Entrepreneurship (Voice, Piano, Guitar or Percussion)
  • Music Performance (Voice, Piano or Instrumental)

Specialization Minors

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

Psychology and Sociology

Majors

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

Minors

  • Family Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Science and Mathematics

Majors

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

Minors

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

Programs in selected career training:

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

Speech Communication and Performing

Majors

  • Communication Studies

Minors

  • Communication Studies
  • Theatre

Worship Arts

Majors

  • Worship Arts

Minors

  • Worship Arts

School of Education

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 Approval
      • Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement
      • Learning Behavior Specialist I Endorsement
  • Elementary Education (K-6 or K-8 with middle grades endorsement:)
    • 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
      • Physical Education
      • 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
    • Optional (in addition to one of above)
      • Learning Behavior Specialist I Endorsement
  • Special Education: Learning Behavior Specialist I
    • Optional
      • Bilingual Endorsement
      • ESL Endorsement


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