Majors and Programs | Judson University Christian College


At Judson, learning may begin in the classroom but it does not end there. Our architecture majors study skyscrapers in Chicago. Judson education majors gain experience in at-risk classrooms. Those in the five-year Christian Ministries pastoral program travel the world and visit places such as the Holy Land. And as music business entrepreneurship majors, students learn both in the classroom and in studio.

With dozens of majors and graduate degrees to choose from, Judson is positioned to shape lives that shape the world! Let us start with you!

Undergraduate Majors


Art and Design

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

Biblical and Theological Studies

  • Biblical Studies


Christian Ministries

  • Christian Ministry  
  • Intercultural Leadership
  • Youth and Family Ministries

Communication Arts

  • Communication Studies

Computer Science

  • Computer Science


  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education (1st-6th grade)
  • Secondary Education (9th-12th grade) 
  • Special Education: Learning Behavior Specialist I  


  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Literature
  • Writing
  • Media Writing

Exercise Sport Science


  • History Minor
  • Pre-Law


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


  • Psychology

Science and Mathematics

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Pre-Professional Programs

Worship Arts

  • Worship Arts


Busy, working adults, earn your degree in an accelerated program that matches your unique interests and career goals. Our classes meet just one night a week, or online, offering a professional, supportive environment, with quality academics.

Certificate Exam Preparation Courses


  • Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CSSYB)
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB)
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)
  • Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA)
  • Certified Quality Process Analyst (CQPA)
  • Certified Quality Technician (CQT)
  • Certified Supplier Quality Professional (CSQP)
  • Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)
  • Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE)
  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Lean Bronze Certification
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®)
  • SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®)

Graduate Programs

RISE Program

Through the RISE Program, we give students with intellectual disabilities the college life experience in a Christian community and build upon strengths for independent living and customized employment.


High School Prep Program

Through the High School Prep Program, we give high school junior or senior students the opportunity to earn up to a total of 24 hours of college credit and, in most cases,earn high school credit at the same time.


Centers and Institutes

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DEMOSS Center for Worship in the Performing Arts

The Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts provides a unique synergistic bond between the Music Department and the Worship Arts Department, which ultimately helps to equip and energize worshipers, instruct and inspire performers, and serve and supply the church with trained musicians and worship leaders.
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Academic Excellence

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Academic Achievement

Learn more about academic achievement at Judson including the Student Research Symposium, Academic Societies, and Dean's List recipients. Learn More

Honors Program

Honors Program

The Honors Program helps exceptional students achieve their highest potential as scholar citizens through advanced academic and co-curricular activities, building a community that inspires engaged faith life and service. Learn More

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Judson encourages students to take advantage of life-changing study abroad experiences. We currently offer more than 20 different options for spending a semester abroad, including such places as England, China, Japan, Russia, Egypt, Uganda, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Australia, Costa Rica, and Spain. Learn More

Academic Resources

Awards and Recognitions

Christian College of Distinction

COD Badge 2019-20

Since 2015, Judson has been listed as Christian College of Distinction by the website and e-guidebook The distinction is defined as an institution recognized nationally by education professionals for being an excellent school with a strong focus on teaching undergraduates and providing innovative learning experiences and opportunities for personal growth. Since that time, Judson has also been recognized for its Business and Education Programs. Learn More 


Military Friendly School

Military Friendly 2020

Judson remains listed as a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine for military personnel transitioning to civilian life. The Military Friendly School designation is extended to the nation’s top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success. Learn More 


Best Christian Colleges and Universities

 Best Christian College

NAIA Champions of Character

NAIA Champions of Character

Five Star Silver Institution since 2018


Distinct Academic Program Recognitions

COD Business 2019-20
COD Education 2019-20

Ranked Top 20 for Human Services Degree

Best Online Bachelors Human Services

Ranked Top 5 for Master's in Ministry

Best Online Master of Ministry

50 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities in the US

Most Beautiful Colleges 2016

In 2017, awarded Judson the distinction of being one of the 50 "Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities."


50 Top Mission Minded Christian Colleges and Universities

Most Mission Minded 2017

In 2017, also awarded Judson the distinction of being one of the 50 "Top Mission Minded Christian Colleges and Universities."


Worship Leader Magazine’s Best of 2015, 2016

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Worship Leader magazine selected Judson University as an Editor’s Pick in the Colleges/Universities category of its “Best of” issue for 2015 and 2016. Learn More 


10 Safest College Campuses in America

Safest College Campuses 2017 ranked Judson University as No. 3 in their 2017 listing of the 10 Safest College Campus in America. The site stated that Judson's initiatives "create a culture of crime prevention and safety for the entire Judson campus community." Learn More 


Safest Colleges in Illinois

Safest Schools Logo 2016, a site devoted to public safety, listed Judson as No. 17 out of 49 schools on 2016 Safest Colleges in Illinois ranking. The site reports that the honor is a result of college administration, faculty, students and police working together to create a safe atmosphere that fosters academic success. Learn More 


The Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education College Rankings 2017

Judson is among the 1,061 schools featured in a new student outcome and teaching-focused ranking by the Wall Street Journal and the Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE). The ranking is based on strong scores for environment, resources, engagement and outcomes.


U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges Survey

Judson University ranked No. 72 among the 650 “Best Regional” universities and ranked No. 17 in “Best Undergraduate Teaching,” in the latest U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges survey for 2020. Among the many factors in determining the rankings include graduation and retention rates, student-to-teacher ratios, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. Learn More 


Smartest Colleges in America

Based on average standardized test schools, Judson University ranked among the 610 “Smartest Colleges in America” by Business Insider in 2015. It’s actual rank was 537. Learn More 


Most Affordable Online Colleges in Illinois

In 2015, listed Judson University as one of 22 most affordable colleges in the state. The rankings were based on schools that offer degree programs online and that have the lowest annual tuition costs for a full-time, in-state student.


Illinois' Best Online Schools

In 2017, the Community for Accredited Online Schools listed Judson University as one of 50 Illinois Schools Identified for Providing Top Quality Online Student Resources. The rankings were based on more than a dozen unique data points that include graduation rates, total online program offerings and financial aid availability.


Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Colleges

Judson University was listed among the 2016 Women’s Choice Awards for America’s Best Colleges and Universities based on the criteria of a four-year graduation rate, student to faculty ratio, reputation, educational depth and campus safety. Judson ranked No. 279 out of 1,585 schools.


Ready to Learn More?

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