University Catalog - Departments, Divisions and Programs | Judson University

Departments, Divisions and Programs

Judson offers a variety of degree programs, including the Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees. Along with their degree, each student chooses a major area of focus. Specific graduation requirements vary by program, and can be found in the catalog under the appropriate department or division.

Major
A defined sequence of courses taken by a student within his/her main 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 Major Declaration/Change Form in MyJudson under Student Info. 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.

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 of study 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.
Note that not all certification programs lead to a formal award.

Degree Requirements

Application for Graduation

All students in pursuit of a degree from Judson University must submit an Application for Graduation at least one year prior to the planned graduation date.

All degree seeking students at Judson are required to meet with their academic advisor to complete the application. The advisor must review and approve the planned coursework. Applications that are not filled out entirely or do not have a copy of the degree audit attached will be returned to the student for completion. Once the application is accepted by the Registrar’s Office, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain approval from the registrar for any changes in their plan for completing requirements and to verify that course registration each term matches the approved plan. No late applications will be accepted.

The Application for Graduation form is available via MyJudson/Student Info/Resources – Forms (bottom right hand column).

In submitting a graduation application, students acknowledge that they understand that their academic requirements must be completed and all accounts must be cleared before Commencement, and that a graduation fee will be applied regardless of participation in the formal Commencement ceremony.

Diplomas/Degree Conferral Date

Diplomas will be issued for each student who has completed all requirements for their degree. Conferral dates coincide with commencement dates; April/May for spring conferrals, August 31st and December for fall conferrals. Diplomas will not be issued for each major/minor/certificate completed in an undergraduate program.

Replacement Diplomas

Lost or destroyed diplomas may be replaced with a written request to the Registrar's Office along with a $25.00 replacement fee (cash or check).

Letters of Completion

All degree candidates who have completed their program requirements, and are waiting on degree conferral may request a Letter of Completion from the Registrar's Office stating that they have met all graduation requirements.

ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT

Majors

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design with Architectural Studies Minor

Minor

  • Architectural Studies

Graduate Program

  • Master of Architecture

ART AND DESIGN DEPARTMENT

Majors

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

Minors

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

BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT

Major

  • Biblical and Theological Studies

Minor

  • Biblical and Theological Studies

BUSINESS DEPARTMENT

Majors

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing

Minors

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

Certificates

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality and Event Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Social Media Marketing

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES DEPARTMENT

Majors

  • Christian Ministries
  • Intercultural Leadership
  • Youth and Family Ministries

Minors

  • Christian Ministries
  • International Leadership
  • Youth Ministry

Graduate Program

  • Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership

COMMUNICATION ARTS DEPARTMENT

Major

  • Communication Studies

Minors

  • Communication Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Theatre

COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

Major

  • Computer Science

Graduate Program

  • Doctorate of Education in Computer Science

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

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)

Minors

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

Graduate Programs

  • Certificate in Music (1yr)
  • Certificate in Music (2yr)
  • Certificate in Church Music

PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Major

  • Psychology
    Optional Concentrations
    • Child and 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

WORSHIP ARTS DEPARTMENT

Major

  • Worship Arts

Minor

  • Worship Arts

Certificate

  • Worship Arts (requires prior completion of Bachelors degree)

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

    Optional (in addition to content area):
    • Bilingual Endorsement
    • ESL Endorsement
    • Learning Behavior Specialist I Endorsement
    • Special Education: Learning Behavior Specialist

Graduate Programs

  • Master of Education in Literacy
  • Doctorate of Education in Literacy
  • Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Policy Studies

Division of Professional Studies

Majors

  • Applied Psychology
  • Business Administration
  • Human Services
  • Organizational Leadership

Advanced Certificates

  • Applied Psychology
  • Business Administration
  • Human Services
  • Organizational Leadership

Certificates

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing Management

Graduate Programs

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Human Services Administration
  • Master of Arts in Clinical/Mental Health Counseling


Student Success and Registrar's Office Staff

Virginia L. Guth
Vice President for Student Success and

University Registrar

 

Maria Aguirre
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (BA) and Graduate

 

Casimiro Vela
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (AA)

 

Caitlin Kiel
Assistant to the Registrar:
Catalog and Reporting

 

Kirsten Olson

Transfer Student Director

 

Jill A. Hargis
Graduation Advisor

 

Rebecca Huguley
Registrar's Office Coordinator
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