Academic Regulations

DEGREES AND MAJOR FIELDS

Gardner-Webb University offers the following degrees and major fields of study:

 

DOCTORAL PROGRAMS

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

 

MASTER’S PROGRAMS

Master of Arts (M.A.); Master of Divinity (M.Div.); Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.); International Master of Business Administration (I.M.B.A.); Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.); Master of Wealth and Trust Management (M.W.T.M.); Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.); Master of Science in Nursing Practice; Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

 

Areas are: Business, Curriculum and Instruction, Divinity, English, Executive Leadership Studies, Mental Health Counseling, Nursing, School Counseling, and Sport Pedagogy.

 

See the graduate catalog for degree requirements

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.)

AccountancyReligious Studies
Business AdministrationCriminal Justice
Computer Information SystemsEntrepreneurship
Elementary EducationHealthcare Management
Human ServicesMulti-Disciplinary Studies

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (B.S.N.)

Nursing

 

BACHELOR'S DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Gardner-Webb University offers an academic program consisting of a minimum of 128 semester hours of credit for the bachelor’s degree. The degree consists of a major field of concentration in the liberal arts or in a professional or preprofessional area, a general studies program, and elective courses. Some of the programs also require a minor field of concentration. To earn a baccalaureate degree the student completes the academic program on the following pages.

 

GENERAL STUDIES REQUIREMENTS

Consistent with the best practices of the higher education community, Gardner-Webb University’s general education curriculum includes a series of broad and intensive learning experiences. These experiences have been carefully designed to meet a diverse set of learning goals, which in turn have been developed on the basis of the University’s mission and heritage. Specifically, the faculty has identified seven major learning goals as the intended outcome of the general education curriculum.

 

Students who complete their studies at Gardner-Webb University will

 

  • Gain knowledge of the heritage within which Gardner-Webb stands and to which it is committed—a heritage grounded in the integration of scholarship with Christian life and ethics;
  • Experience sufficient breadth and depth in the Liberal Arts to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to make connections between and among disciplines;
  • Develop communication skills;
  • Learn to think critically;
  • Develop information literacy skills;
  • Gain knowledge about the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of daily living;
  • Gain knowledge about our world, including its diversity of cultures and viewpoints, and develop the skills needed for life and the practice of their future professions in a global community.