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Southern Adventist University

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Located in the Smoky Mountain foothills of Tennessee, Southern Adventist University offers more than 100 majors to 3,000 students in an environment that combines stimulating academic experiences with traditional Adventist values. We’re known for our welcoming spirit, our beautiful campus, and most importantly, our commitment to preparing students for a life of Christian service. At Southern, you will acquire power for mind, soul, and body. Visit our campus or apply now free!

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Southern Adventist University Degrees and Majors

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Area of StudyProgram NameDegreeTypeLevelOn CampusOnline
BusinessAccountingASAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
BusinessAccountingBBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Allied HealthAllied Health, Pre-Dental HygieneASAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
Allied HealthAllied Health, Pre-Nutrition and Dietetics - Andrews University TrackASAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
Allied HealthAllied Health, Pre-Nutrition and Dietetics - Loma Linda University TrackASAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
Allied HealthAllied Health, Pre-Physical Therapy - Andrews University TrackASAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
Allied HealthAllied Health, Pre-Speech Language Pathology and AudiologyASAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
ArtsAnimation, Character AnimationBFABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
ArtsAnimation, Effects AnimationBFABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
ArtsAnimation, Motion DesignBFABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
ArchaeologyArchaeology, Classical Studies ConcentrationBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
ArchaeologyArchaeology, Near Eastern Studies ConcentrationBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
ArtsArtBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
ArtsArt, Museum Studies EmphasisBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
ArtsArt, Therapy EmphasisBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Mechanic & Repair TechnologyAutomotive ServiceATAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
Mechanic & Repair TechnologyAutomotive Service ManagementBTBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Theology/ReligionBiblical StudiesBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
SciencesBiologyASAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
SciencesBiologyBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
SciencesBiology, Biomedical EmphasisBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
SciencesBiology, Research EmphasisBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
SciencesBiology, Teaching LicensureBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
SciencesBiophysicsBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
BusinessBusiness AdministrationASAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
BusinessBusiness AdministrationBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
BusinessBusiness-Public RelationsBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
SciencesChemistryASAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
SciencesChemistryBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
SciencesChemistryBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
SciencesChemistry, Biochemistry EmphasisBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
ArtsChemistry, Teaching LicensureBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
CommunicationCommunicationBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
CommunicationCommunication, International Communication EmphasisBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
BusinessComputer Information SystemsBBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Computer & Information SciencesComputer ScienceBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Computer & Information SciencesComputer ScienceBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
BusinessConstruction ManagementATAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
BusinessConstruction ManagementBTBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Community/International DevelopmentCorporate/Community Wellness ManagementBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
SciencesEngineering StudiesASAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
EnglishEnglish, Teaching LicensureBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
EnglishEnglish, Literature ConcentrationBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
EnglishEnglish, Professional/Writing ConcentrationBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
EnglishEnglish, TESOL ConcentrationBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
CommunicationFilm ProductionBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
CommunicationFilm ProductionBFABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
BusinessFinanceBBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
ArtsFine ArtsBFABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Language & International StudiesFrenchBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Language & International StudiesFrench, Teaching LicensureBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
ArtsGeneral StudiesAAAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
SciencesGeneral StudiesASAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
CommunicationGraphic DesignASAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
CommunicationGraphic DesignBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
ArtsGraphic DesignBFABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Health SciencesHealth ScienceBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Health SciencesHealth, Physical Education and Recreation, Teaching LicensureBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
BusinessHealth Services and Senior Living AdministrationBBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
HistoryHistoryBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
HistoryHistory, History/Government Teaching Licensure (BA)BABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Computer & Information SciencesInformation TechnologyBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
OtherInterdisciplinaryBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
OtherInterdisciplinaryBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Community/International DevelopmentInternational Development StudiesBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Community/International DevelopmentInternational Studies, French EmphasisBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Community/International DevelopmentInternational Studies, German EmphasisBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Community/International DevelopmentInternational Studies, Italian EmphasisBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Community/International DevelopmentInternational Studies, Spanish EmphasisBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
CommunicationJournalismBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
CommunicationJournalism, Digital Broadcast EmphasisBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Health SciencesKinesiologyBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Health SciencesKinesiology, Exercise Science ConcentrationBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Health SciencesKinesiology, Sports Management ConcentrationBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Health SciencesKinesiology, Recreation ConcentrationBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
EducationLiberal Arts EducationBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
BusinessManagementBBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
BusinessManagement, Entrepreneurship EmphasisBBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
BusinessManagement, International Business EmphasisBBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
BusinessMarketingBBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
CommunicationMass CommunicationBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
CommunicationMass Communication, Advertising EmphasisBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
CommunicationMass Communication, Media Production EmphasisBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
CommunicationMass Communication, Photography EmphasisBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
CommunicationMass Communication, Writing/Editing EmphasisBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
MathematicsMathematicsBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
MathematicsMathematicsBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
MathematicsMathematics, Teaching Licensure (BA)BABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
CommunicationMedia TechnologyASAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
Medical SciencesMedical Laboratory ScienceBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Medical SciencesMedical ScienceBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
OtherMissionsBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
MusicMusicBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
MusicMusic Education, Teaching LicensureBMusBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
MusicMusic, Music and Worship EmphasisBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
MusicMusic, Performance EmphasisBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
MusicMusic, Theory and Literature EmphasisBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Medical SciencesNursingASAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
Medical SciencesNursingBSNBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Medical SciencesNursing, RN-BSNBSNBachelorsUndergraduateYesYes
Medical SciencesNursing, RN-BSN, ConsortiumBSNBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Medical SciencesNursing, RN-BS ConsortiumBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Outdoor AdventureOutdoor Emergency ServicesBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Outdoor AdventureOutdoor LeadershipASAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
Outdoor AdventureOutdoor Leadership, Adventure Therapy ConcentrationBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Outdoor AdventureOutdoor Leadership, Business ConcentrationBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Outdoor AdventureOutdoor Leadership, Outdoor Ministry ConcentrationBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Theology/ReligionPastoral CareBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Medical SciencesPhysical Therapist AssistantASAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
ArtsPhysicsBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
SciencesPhysicsBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
ArtsPhysics, Teaching LicensureBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Community/International DevelopmentPolitical ScienceBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
PsychologyPsychologyBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
PsychologyPsychology, Clinical ConcentrationBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
PsychologyPsychology, Family Systems ConcentrationBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
PsychologyPsychology, Industrial/Organizational ConcentrationBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
PsychologyPsychology, Psychobiology ConcentrationBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
CommunicationPublic RelationsBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
CommunicationPublic Relations-BusinessBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
CommunicationPublic Relations and Graphics DesignBSBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Theology/ReligionReligionAAAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
Theology/ReligionReligion, Bible Instructor ConcentrationAAAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
Theology/ReligionReligion, Literature Evangelist ConcentrationAAAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
Theology/ReligionReligious Education, Teaching LicensureBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Theology/ReligionReligious StudiesBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Social Work & Family StudiesSocial WorkASAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
Social Work & Family StudiesSocial WorkBSWBachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Language & International StudiesSpanishBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Language & International StudiesSpanish, Teaching LicensureBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
Theology/ReligionTheologyBABachelorsUndergraduateYesNo
SciencesVegetarian Culinary ArtsASAssociatesUndergraduateYesNo
BusinessBusiness AdministrationMBAMastersGraduateNoYes
Allied HealthBusiness Administration, Healthcare AdministrationMBAMastersGraduateYesYes
BusinessBusiness Administration, AccountingMBAMastersGraduateYesNo
BusinessBusiness Administration, Computer Information SystemsMBAMastersGraduateYesNo
BusinessBusiness Administration, FinanceMBAMastersGraduateYesNo
BusinessBusiness Administration, Healthcare AdministrationMBAMastersGraduateYesNo
BusinessBusiness Administration, ManagementMBAMastersGraduateYesNo
BusinessBusiness Administration, Marketing ManagementMBAMastersGraduateYesNo
BusinessBusiness Administration/Nursing (Masters)MBA/MSNMastersGraduateYesNo
BusinessBusiness Administration/Nursing (Doctorate)MBA/DNPMastersGraduateYesNo
BusinessBusiness Administration/Social WorkMBA/MSWMastersGraduateYesHybrid
Computer & Information SciencesBusiness Administration, Computer Information SystemsMBAMastersGraduateYesNo
Computer & Information SciencesComputer Science, Computer ScienceMSMastersGraduateYesNo
Computer & Information SciencesComputer Science, Embedded SystemsMSMastersGraduateYesNo
EducationCounseling, School CounselingMSMastersGraduateYesNo
EducationEducation, Instructional LeadershipMSEdMastersGraduateYesHybrid
EducationEducation, Literacy EducationMSEdMastersGraduateYesHybrid
EducationEducation, Outdoor EducationMSEdMastersGraduateYesHybrid
EducationNurse EducatorPM-CERTCertificateGraduateYesNo
EducationNursing, Nurse EducatorMSNMastersGraduateYesNo
EducationNursing, Nurse Educator (Accelerated RN to Masters)MSNMastersGraduateYesNo
LeadershipEducation, Instructional LeadershipMSEdMastersGraduateYesNo
NursingAcute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult/GerontologyPM-CERTCertificateGraduateYesNo
NursingAdult/Gerontology Nurse PractitionerPM-CERTCertificateGraduateYesNo
NursingFamily Nurse PractitionerPM-CERTCertificateGraduateYesNo
NursingNurse EducatorPM-CERTCertificateGraduateYesNo
NursingNursing, Acute Care Adult/GerontologyDNPDoctorateGraduateYesNo
NursingNursing, Acute Care Nurse PractitionerMSNMastersGraduateYesNo
NursingNursing, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Adult/Gerontology (Accelerated RN to Masters)MSNMastersGraduateYesNo
NursingNursing, Acute Care SpecializationDNPDoctorateGraduateYesNo
NursingNursing, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (Accelerated RN to Masters)MSNMastersGraduateYesNo
NursingNursing, Adult/Gerontology Nurse PractitionerMSNMastersGraduateYesNo
NursingNursing, Family Nurse PractitionerMSNMastersGraduateYesNo
NursingNursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (Accelerated RN to Masters)MSNMastersGraduateYesNo
NursingNursing, Lifestyle MedicineDNPDoctorateGraduateYesNo
NursingNursing, Nurse EducatorMSNMastersGraduateYesYes
NursingNursing, Nurse Educator (Accelerated RN to Masters)MSNMastersGraduateYesNo
NursingNursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse PractitionerMSNMastersGraduateYesNo
NursingNursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Accelerated RN to Masters)MSNMastersGraduateYesNo
NursingNursing (Masters) / Business AdministrationMSN/MBAMastersGraduateYesYes
NursingNursing (Doctorate) / Business AdministrationDNP/MBADoctorateGraduateYesNo
NursingNursing, Nurse Educator, Lifestyle MedicineDNP/MBADoctorateGraduateHybridHybrid
NursingPsychiatric Mental Health Nurse PractitionerPM-CERTCertificateGraduateYesNo
PsychologyCounseling, Clinical Mental Health CounselingMSMastersGraduateYesNo
PsychologyCounseling, School CounselingMSMastersGraduateYesNo
PsychologyPsychiatric Mental Health Nurse PractitionerPM-CERTCertificateGraduateYesNo
Social Work & Family StudiesSchool Social WorkMSWMastersGraduateYesNo
Social Work & Family StudiesSocial Work, Mental Health Practice in Social WorkMSWMastersGraduateYesNo
Social Work & Family StudiesSocial Work, Trauma and Emergency ManagementMSWMastersGraduateYesNo
Social Work & Family StudiesSocial Work/Business AdministrationMSW/MBAMastersGraduateYesNo
Theology/ReligionMinistry, Biblical CounselingMMinMastersGraduateYesNo
Theology/ReligionMinistry, Church Leadership and ManagementMMinMastersGraduateYesNo
Theology/ReligionMinistry, Evangelism and ManagementMMinMastersGraduateYesNo
Theology/ReligionNew Testament StudiesMAMastersGraduateYesNo
Theology/ReligionOld Testament StudiesMAMastersGraduateYesNo
Theology/ReligionReligious StudiesMAMastersGraduateYesNo
Area of StudyProgram NameDegreeTypeLevelOn CampusOnline

Southern Adventist University Athletics

Intramurals:

  • Basketball, football, futsal, hockey, soccer, softball, volleyball, flag football
  • Tournaments include racquetball/badminton, 3-on-3 basketball, 3-on-3 volleyball, tennis, swim meets (swimming record board)

Intercollegiate teams:

  • Resources are invested in intramural athletics for the entire student body.

Gymnastics:

  • Gym-Masters (performances only, no competitions)

Athletic scholarships:

  • Up to $1,000 per student for gymnastics

Sports and fitness facility highlights:

  • Basketball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Football fields
  • Soccer fields
  • Hulsey Wellness Center with complete fitness training equipment and labs, gym, and pools

So what’s your passion? There’s a pretty good chance you don’t even know yet, and that’s okay. That’s why we’re here, to help you discover, grow, refine, and ultimately combine your passion with God’s purpose. So get a head start on transforming tomorrow by giving Southern a closer look today. We can’t wait to help you change the world!

Power for Mind

For nearly two decades, Southern has consistently received a Top Tier ranking from U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” guide. We offer more than 100 undergraduate majors, 12 master’s programs, and even a doctorate degree to our 3,000 students who come from nearly every state (and many different countries, too). Still, we maintain a small campus feel with a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Southern is committed to student success, working closely with students to ensure they meet their academic goals. And if you decide to attend Southern, the first undergraduate class is free through our SmartStart program.

Power for Soul

It’s common to find students spontaneously praying or participating in an impromptu worship session on our campus. There are so many ways to grow in your faith at Southern, it’s easy to find one that will help you draw closer to Christ.

Enjoy a spiritual adventure with as many as 70 student missionaries Southern sends around the world each year, or make a difference closer to campus. Student-led outreach groups help you match your talents with a ministry that cares for the elderly, feeds the homeless, or witnesses to the community in a variety of other ways. You can also get involved in one of our many on-campus small groups. And with 30 Adventist churches in the area, there are plenty of options for finding the right church family for you.

Power for Body

There’s ample space to engage in recreational activities on our 1,300-acre campus. Whether biking the Bauxite Ridge trails, climbing the Goliath Wall, or exploring the cave on campus, there’s always something for the adventurous. Southern also offers an excellent intramural program in which more than half of the student body participates. Intramurals offer students the opportunity to build amazing friendships while playing the sports they love.

If you enjoy a regular workout, Hulsey Wellness Center provides access to workout stations along with fitness rooms, walking tracks, two indoor pools, and a climbing wall. Southern is the perfect place to develop a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Visit Southern Adventist University! To set up your visit, call 1.800.SOUTHERN.

High school seniors, apply free online to Southern Adventist University or visit our web site for more information.