Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Undergraduate Degrees and Major Fields

The Traditional Undergraduate Program provides a comprehensive learning experience which includes an award-winning, broad-based, liberal-arts-focused General Education curriculum. All students select a major field of study which is typically the focus of the last two years of study. A minor field of study is optional, although many major fields of study will also require a minor.  The General Education curriculum is designed to equip students with skills in critical thinking, oral and written communication, along with a heightened appreciation of cultural, social, and scientific achievements, and an awareness of the course of western history. Gardner-Webb's distinctive General Education program also includes biblical studies as well as opportunities to engage personal faith with learning. Career preparation is a key theme that runs throughout the undergraduate experience, including internship opportunities and other high-impact active-learning experiences. The following are the types of undergraduate degrees along with major fields of study offered by Gardner-Webb University.

Associate of Arts (AA)

Graphic Design

Associate of Science (AS)

Nursing

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

American Sign Language

Art

Biblical Studies

Communication Studies

Discipleship Studies

English

English - Teacher Licensure (9-12)

English as a Second Language - Teacher Licensure (K-12)

French - Teacher Licensure (K-12)

Global Studies

Graphic Design

History

History - Teacher Licensure (9-12)

Journalism

Missiology

Music

Philosophy and Theology

Political Science

Social Sciences

Social Studies - Teacher Licensure (9-12)

Sociology

Spanish - Teacher Licensure (K-12)

Theatre Arts

World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Youth Discipleship Studies

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Art

Bachelor of Music (BM)

Music Education - Teacher Licensure (K-12)

Music Composition

Music Performance

Music with Emphasis in Business and Music Industry

Worship Leadership

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Accounting 

Biology

Birth-Kindergarten, optional Teacher Licensure

Chemistry

Computer Information Systems

Computer Science

Criminal Justice Administration

Economics/Finance

Elementary Education - Teacher Licensure (K-6)

Exercise Science

Healthcare Management

International Business

Management

Marketing

Mathematics

Mathematics - Teacher Licensure (9-12)

Middle Grades Education with Concentrations in Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science - Teacher Licensure (6-9)

Physical Education/Health Education - Teacher Licensure (K-12)

Psychology

Sport Education

Sport Management

Wealth Management

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Nursing

RN to BSN