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 Undergraduate Degrees and Majors

  • Accounting (AS)
  • Accounting (BBA)
  • Allied Health, Pre-Dental Hygiene (AS)
  • Allied Health, Pre-Nutrition and Dietetics – Andrews University Track (AS)
  • Allied Health, Pre-Nutrition and Dietetics – Loma Linda University Track (AS)
  • Allied Health, Pre-Physical Therapy – Andrews University Track (AS)
  • Allied Health, Pre-Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (AS)
  • Animation, Character Animation (BFA)
  • Animation, Effects Animation (BFA)
  • Animation, Motion Design (BFA)
  • Archaeology, Classical Studies Concentration (BA)
  • Archaeology, Near Eastern Studies Concentration (BA)
  • Art (BA)
  • Art, Museum Studies Emphasis (BA)
  • Art, Therapy Emphasis (BA)
  • Automotive Service (AT)
  • Automotive Service Management (BT)
  • Biblical Studies (BA)
  • Biology (AS)
  • Biology (BA)
  • Biology, Biomedical Emphasis (BS)
  • Biology, Research Emphasis (BS)
  • Biology, Teaching Licensure (BA)
  • Biophysics (BS)
  • Business Administration (AS)
  • Business Administration (BS)
  • Business-Public Relations (BS)
  • Chemistry (AS)
  • Chemistry (BA)
  • Chemistry (BS)
  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Emphasis (BS)
  • Chemistry, Teaching Licensure (BA)
  • Communication (BA)
  • Communication, International Communication Emphasis (BA)
  • Computer Information Systems (BBA)
  • Computer Science (BA)
  • Computer Science (BS)
  • Construction Management (AT)
  • Construction Management (BT)
  • Corporate/Community Wellness Management (BS)
  • Engineering Studies (AS)
  • English, Literature Concentration (BA)
  • English, Professional/Writing Concentration (BA)
  • English, Teaching Licensure (BA)
  • English, TESOL Concentration (BA)
  • Film Production (BA)
  • Film Production (BFA)
  • Finance (BBA)
  • Fine Arts (BFA)
  • French (BA)
  • French, Teaching Licensure (BA)
  • General Studies (AA)
  • General Studies (AS)
  • Graphic Design (AS)
  • Graphic Design (BA)
  • Graphic Design (BFA)
  • Health Science (BS)
  • Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Teaching Licensure (BS)
  • Health Services and Senior Living Administration (BBA)
  • History (BA)
  • History, History/Government Teaching Licensure (BA) (BA)
  • Information Technology (BS)
  • Interdisciplinary (BA)
  • Interdisciplinary (BS)
  • International Development Studies (BA)
  • International Studies, French Emphasis (BA)
  • International Studies, German Emphasis (BA)
  • International Studies, Italian Emphasis (BA)
  • International Studies, Spanish Emphasis (BA)
  • Journalism (BA)
  • Journalism, Digital Broadcast Emphasis (BA)
  • Kinesiology (BS)
  • Kinesiology, Exercise Science Concentration (BS)
  • Kinesiology, Sports Management Concentration (BS)
  • Kinesiology, Recreation Concentration (BS)
  • Liberal Arts Education (BA)
  • Management (BBA)
  • Management, Entrepreneurship Emphasis (BBA)
  • Management, International Business Emphasis (BBA)
  • Marketing (BBA)
  • Mass Communication (BS)
  • Mass Communication, Advertising Emphasis (BS)
  • Mass Communication, Media Production Emphasis (BS)
  • Mass Communication, Photography Emphasis (BS)
  • Mass Communication, Writing/Editing Emphasis (BS)
  • Mathematics (BA)
  • Mathematics (BS)
  • Mathematics, Teaching Licensure (BA)
  • Media Technology (AS)
  • Medical Laboratory Science (BS)
  • Medical Science (BS)
  • Missions (BA)
  • Music (BS)
  • Music Education, Teaching Licensure (BMus)
  • Music, Music and Worship Emphasis (BS)
  • Music, Performance Emphasis (BS)
  • Music, Theory and Literature Emphasis (BS)
  • Nursing (AS)
  • Nursing (BSN)
  • Nursing, RN-BSN (BSN)
  • Nursing, RN-BS Consortium (BS)
  • Nursing, RN-BSN, Consortium (BSN)
  • Outdoor Emergency Services (BS)
  • Outdoor Leadership (AS)
  • Outdoor Leadership, Adventure Therapy Concentration (BS)
  • Outdoor Leadership, Business Concentration (BS)
  • Outdoor Leadership, Outdoor Ministry Concentration (BS)
  • Pastoral Care (BA)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (AS)
  • Physics (BA)
  • Physics (BS)
  • Physics, Teaching Licensure (BA)
  • Political Science (BA)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Psychology, Clinical Concentration (BS)
  • Psychology, Family Systems Concentration (BS)
  • Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Concentration (BS)
  • Psychology, Psychobiology Concentration (BS)
  • Public Relations (BS)
  • Public Relations-Business (BS)
  • Public Relations and Graphics Design (BS)
  • Religion (AA)
  • Religion, Bible Instructor Concentration (AA)
  • Religion, Literature Evangelist Concentration (AA)
  • Religious Education, Teaching Licensure (BA)
  • Religious Studies (BA)
  • Social Work (AS)
  • Social Work (BSW)
  • Spanish (BA)
  • Spanish, Teaching Licensure (BA)
  • Theology (BA)
  • Vegetarian Culinary Arts (AS)

Learn more about Southern Adventist University graduate degrees here.

Southern Adventist University Athletics


  • 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.


  • 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.