The Bob Jones University Board of Trustees approved several new degree and certificate programs at its annual fall meeting at the end of October. The majority of the new programs will be offered beginning in fall 2020.
“We are excited to offer these in-demand programs to our current and prospective students. We continuously evaluate our program offerings to ensure they meet the needs of the 21st-century workforce,” said BJU President Steve Pettit.
The Board of Trustees approved four undergraduate degrees including cybersecurity and public health/global health. Christian ministries and business undergraduate degrees will be available online through the School for Continuing, Online and Professional Education (SCOPE).
The School of Health Professions will add a graduate degree in speech-language pathology while the BJU Seminary will add a graduate degree in apologetics.
BJU has added several certificate programs which offer career specific courses and can be completed in a shorter length of time than traditional degree programs. Program offerings include an undergraduate certificate in K-12 teaching and learning. Additionally, graduate certificates in bioethics, communication, K-12 educational leadership, K-12 teaching and learning, teaching Bible and chaplaincy will be available.
The master’s degree in speech-language pathology and the certificate in bioethics are substantive curriculum changes and require approval from BJU’s regional accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
BJU provides an outstanding regionally accredited Christian liberal arts education purposely designed to inspire a lifelong pursuit of learning, loving and leading. BJU was recognized by U.S. News and World Report 2020 rankings as one of the best Regional Universities in the South and as the sixth Best Value Regional University in the South.