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Study at Bob Jones University

Bob Jones University, commonly referred to as BJU, was founded in 1927 by the evangelist Bob Jones, Sr. It is a private, Protestant fundamentalist, liberal arts university located in Greenville, South Carolina. Originally called the Bob Jones College, it moved to its present campus in 1947, where it was granted university status. BJU enrolls over 4, 000 undergraduate and graduate students every year. The campus sits on 225 acres of land.

Bob Jones University offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 70 graduate degree programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Science
  • School of Applied Studies
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education
  • School of Fine Arts
  • School of Religion
  • Seminary and Graduate School of Religion
BJU does not participate in intercollegiate sports but rather sponsors teams for intramural athletic competitions. There are a large number of men's and women's teams in soccer, basketball, tennis, softball, volleyball, table tennis, and badminton.

Profile of Bob Jones University

Bob Jones is in a small city, in Greenville, SC. The school has a Other Protestant religious affiliation. Bob Jones is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at Bob Jones than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. There is a relatively broad range of courses and programs available at the school. The most common major fields study at Bob Jones include music and construction trades.

Bob Jones Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as the school offers open admission.

Student Enrolment

Bob Jones, in 2007, had 4, 228 students (3, 985 full-time equivalent). A larger than average share of the students at the school are minorities.

Student Life

Bob Jones is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. Bob Jones makes available student meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Within the cultural and academic soil of liberal arts higher education, Bob Jones University exists to grow Christlike character that is Scripturally disciplined; others-serving; God-loving; Christ-proclaiming; and focused Above. "

Bob Jones Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Religion and Philosophy155religious education, bible studies, theological and ministerial studies, theology, ministry, missionary studies, religion, religious music
Education and Teaching146elementary school teaching, early childhood education, music teaching, English teaching, educational administration, secondary teaching, college student Counselling, special ed, . . .
Liberal Arts116humanities, history, English, speech and rhetoric, political science, creative writing, Spanish language, general studies, . . .
Business and Management80accounting, business management, marketing, international business, human resources, finance, operations management, actuarial science, . . .
Therapy and Counselling45Counselling psychology, communication disorders
Music43music performance, piano, various music studies, conducting, music theory and composition
Nursing and Emergency Medicine35registered nursing
Media34radio and television, communication studies, public relations, journalism, journalism courses, broadcast journalism, mass communication
Family and Social Work26housing and human environments, child care management, food and nutrition, family and consumer economics
Photography and Commercial Art24commercial art, cinematography
Construction Trades20carpentry, construction manager, apparel and textiles
office and Administration18office management, general office occupations
Cooking and Culinary Arts15restaurant and catering management
Science13biology, physics, chemistry, biophysics
Security and Law Enforcement12corrections and criminal justice
Medicine11pre-med, medical preparatory, pre-veterinary
Art Studies10art studies, visual and performing arts
Computer Science and Engineering10computer and info science, computer science, computer engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9health and physical Education
Engineering8engineering science, electrical engineering, operations research, engineering physics
Transportation8aviation operations
Mechanics and Repair8mechanic and repair, automobile mechanics, avionics maintenance
Landscaping and Horticulture6applied horticulture, landscaping
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Medical Support and Technology2speech pathology
Engineering Technician2computer systems tech
Beauty and Cosmetology2cosmetology
Hospitality0hospitality management
Agricultural Science and Management0agricultural operations

Contact: Bob Jones

Bob Jones University

1700 Wade Hampton Boulavard

Greenville, SC 29614

General Phone: (864) 242-5100


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