Southwestern Adventist University

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Southwestern Adventist University is dedicated to personalizing your learning experience on a diverse campus (more than 20% of our student body comprises international students). The school provides numerous chances to explore, discover, pray and serve. Our students study abroad, enjoy small classes filled with friends and learn how their faith enhances the calling they prepare for, all just minutes from the opportunities of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Visit our campus or apply now free!

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Southwestern Adventist University Undergraduate Degrees and Majors

  • Accounting (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Music (BMUS)
  • Bachelor of Music Education (BME)
  • Biochemistry (BS)
  • Biology (BA)
  • Biology, Biomedical (BS)
  • Biology, Ecology and Conservation (BS)
  • Business (BS)
  • Business Administration (BBA)
  • Chemistry (BA)
  • Chemistry (BS)
  • Church Ministry (Certificate)
  • Communication, Advertising and Public Relations (BA)
  • Communication, Advertising and Public Relations (BS)
  • Communication, Online Media (BA)
  • Communication, Online Media (BS)
  • Communication, Radio-TV-Film (BA)
  • Communication, Radio-TV-Film (BS)
  • Computer Science (AS)
  • Computer Science (BS)
  • Computer Science, Cyber Security (BS)
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Distance Education, Business (BS)
  • Distance Education, Education (BS)
  • Distance Education, General Studies (BS)
  • Distance Education, History (BA)
  • Distance Education, Psychology (BS)
  • Distance Education, Religion (BA)
  • Distance Education, Social Science (BS)
  • Distance Education, Theology (BA)
  • Elementary Education (BS)
  • English (BA)
  • English, Writing (BA)
  • Exercise Science (BS)
  • Finance (BBA)
  • Fire Science (AAS)
  • General Studies (AS)
  • General Studies (BS)
  • Health and Fitness (AS)
  • Health and Fitness (BS)
  • History (BA)
  • History, International Relations, and Public Policy (BA)
  • History, Secondary Certification (BA)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (BS)
  • International Business (BBA)
  • Life Science, Secondary Certification (BA)
  • Life Science, Secondary Certification (BS)
  • Management (BBA)
  • Marketing (BBA)
  • Mathematics (BA)
  • Mathematics (BS)
  • Mathematics, Secondary Teaching Area (BS)
  • Medical Laboratory Science (BS)
  • Music (BA)
  • Nursing (BS)
  • Physical Education (BS)
  • Physical Science, Chemistry Secondary Certification (BS)
  • Physical Science, Secondary Certification (BS)
  • Pre-Allied Health, Communication Sciences and Disorders (AS)
  • Pre-Allied Health, Dental Hygiene (AS)
  • Pre-Allied Health, Health Information Administration (AS)
  • Pre-Allied Health, Nutrition and Dietetics (AS)
  • Pre-Allied Health, Respiratory Care (AS)
  • Pre-Chiropractic
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Dental Assisting
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Nutrition
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Pre-Osteopathy
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Public Health
  • Pre-Speech Pathology
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Psychology (BS)
  • Psychology, Case Management (BS)
  • Psychology, Marriage & Family (BS)
  • Psychology, School Guidance (BS)
  • Religion (BA)
  • Social Science (BS)
  • Social Studies, Secondary Certification (BS)
  • Soul Winning Outreach Discipleship (Certificate)
  • Sports and Fitness Management (BS)
  • Theology (BA)

Learn more about Southwestern Adventist University graduate degrees here.


  • Softball, volleyball, flag football, basketball, fustal, floor hockey, tennis, racquetball, dodge ball, ping pong

Southwestern Adventist University Knights intercollegiate teams (sport, gender, league):

  • Soccer (M/F)
  • Basketball (M/F)
  • Volleyball (F)


  • SWAT: Southwestern Acrobatic Team

Athletic scholarships:

  • No

Sports and fitness facility highlights:

  • Fitness center
  • Soccer field
  • Baseball/softball field
  • 6 Tennis courts
  • 2 Basketball courts/volleyball courts

In 1892, Seventh-day Adventists living near Dallas chose a committee to locate property in what is known today as Keene, Texas. At a time when railroads were going broke and businesses were failing, the small group of Adventists pushed on and completed their purpose to build a school. Today, Southwestern Adventist University continues to excel in higher education. Much has changed since its foundation. But the passion continues to be directed toward educating minds and strengthening spirits.

Southwestern Adventist University provides experiences that will influence you for a lifetime – from applied, hands-on learning, to opportunities to be of service to your fellow students, community and the world. You will make friendships that will last a lifetime and experience the bonds that come from working, worshipping, studying and serving together.

Southwestern Adventist University offers the best of both worlds: the small-town living combined with the proximity and advantages of the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex, just minutes – yet, worlds – away.

Our campus provides personalized learning with qualified, caring professors and small class sizes. But even more than that, Southwestern Adventist University offers possibilities. The chance to learn more about other countries, with over 20% of the student body composed of international students. The chance to study abroad, or to participate in a student missionary program. The chance to experience culture, fine arts and athletics. All of these and so many more opportunities are available to you if you decide to study at Southwestern Adventist University.

At Southwestern Adventist University you will have the chance to explore, dream, pray, and serve. You will meet people from almost every state in the nation and over 50 countries around the world. And you will begin the journey of becoming the human God created you to be.

Visiting campus is one of the smartest ways to find out if a university is a good fit for you! To arrange your visit to Southwestern Adventist University, call (800) 433-2240. Start your FREE online application to Southwestern Adventist University today or visit our web site for more information.