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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 Dean of the School, the Department Chair 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 chairperson for details.

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

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

School of Art, Design and Architecture

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

School of Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education

Biblical and Theological Studies Department

Majors

  • Biblical Studies

Minors

  • Biblical Studies
  • Theological Studies

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)

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 and Intercultural Studies Department

Majors

  • History
  • History/Pre-Law

Advanced Certificate:

  • Pre Law (can be taken with any major)

Minors

  • American Studies
  • History

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
  • 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

Majors

  • Communication Studies

Minors

  • Communication Studies
  • Theatre

Worship Arts

Majors

  • Worship Arts

Minors

  • Worship Arts

Division of Education (School of Liberal Arts, Sciences & 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 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 

School of Business and Professional Studies

Traditional Student Business

Majors

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

Minors

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Marketing

Certificate

  • Entrepreneurship

Business and Leadership (Adult Studies)

Majors

  • Business Administration
    • Optional Concentrations:
      • Digital Marketing
      • Entrepreneurshp
      • Human Resource Management
      • Leadership
  • Communication Management
  • Organizational Leadership

Certificates

  • Digital Marketing Certificate
  • Entrepreneurship Certificate
  • Human Resource Management Certificate
  • Leadership Certificate
  • Advanced Certificate in Business Administraiton
  • Advanced Certificate in Communications Management
  • Advanced Certificate in Organizational Leadership

Human Sciences (Adult Studies)

Majors

  • Applied Psychology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Services

Certificates

  • Human Behavior Certificate
  • Advanced Certificate in Applied Psychology
  • Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Advanced Certificate in Human Services


Registrar Office Staff

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

Heather Johnson
Assistant Registrar
Director for Student Services

Maria Aguirre
Academic Advisor

Jill Smith
Academic Advisor

Caitlin Kiel
First Year Freshmen Advisor
Enrollment Verifications
Transcript Orders

Susan J. Kunze
Catalog and Course Coordinator
Reporting

Kirsten Olson
Transfer Student Director

Jill A. Hargis
Graduation Advisor

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