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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.

Majors are considered "declared" when students indicate their selected major on their Judson application for admission. Students wishing to change their major, declare a second major or declare a minor must fill out a Declaration of Major or Declaration of Minor form available in the Registrar's office or on MyJudson under Student Info, Resources. Students who indicate they are undecided are encouraged to declare a major by the end of their first semester at Judson. Requirements are those in effect the day the application is filed in the Registrar's Office. Current Major and Minor requirements are stated in the Judson University web catalog under the appropriate department or division.

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.

 

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
  • Photography
  • Studio Art

Biblical and Theological Studies Department

Major

  • Biblical Studies

Minors

  • Biblical Studies
  • Theological Studies

Business Department

Majors

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing

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)

Communication Arts Department

Major

  • Communication Studies

Minors

  • Communication Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Theatre

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
  • 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: Learning Behavior Specialist
    • Optional
      • Bilingual Endorsement
      • ESL Endorsement

English Department

Majors

  • Literature
  • Writing
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Media Writing

Minors

  • Literature
  • Writing

Exercise Sport Science Department

Majors

  • Health Promotion and Performance
  • Sport Management

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
      • 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

Worship Arts Department

Major

  • Worship Arts

Minor

  • Worship Arts


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