Jacksonville University is proud of its heritage as a private, independent institution. The University offers a balanced approach to coeducational higher education, combining the best attributes of the liberal arts and sciences tradition and professional studies. As a result, students are equipped not only to succeed in meaningful careers and advanced study at the graduate level, but also to function as well-educated, well-rounded citizens in our modern society. This balanced educational preparation further enables students to respond confidently to changing and evolving career and personal opportunities. Jacksonville University offers a rigorous curriculum that addresses the diverse interests, curiosities, and educational needs of the total person. While its Core Curriculum exposes students to the broad spectrum of human thought and accomplishment, specialization for specific career or life pursuits is provided within the major.
The College of Arts and Sciences, the Davis College of Business, the College of Fine Arts, the College of Health Sciences, the College of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies, the School of Education, and the School of Orthodontics conduct JU’s traditional undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Offering more than 40 majors, including a newly designed interdisciplinary Sustainability major, the University confers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education. Pre-professional studies are available for students interested in dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine. The Aeronautics Program is offered in cooperation with Aerosim Flight Academy, owned by Aerosim Technologies and Delta Airlines.
Jacksonville University maintains a legacy of service to the community. It has been an ardent supporter and provider of cultural and educational programs that enhance the quality of life for Jacksonville and Florida’s First Coast citizens. Recognizing the educational needs of working adults, JU also created baccalaureate programs offered during evening hours, on weekends, at off-campus locations, and in accelerated formats that assist nontraditional students to continue or complete college degrees.
The Accelerated Degree Program administers degree completion options for nontraditional and adult learners. The eight-week accelerated class options offer intensive studies during weekday evenings and on weekends. Students enrolled may earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Social Sciences, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, or a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree with majors in Business Administration, Finance, Marketing and/or Management.
Graduate programs in business, choreography, education, mathematics, marine science, nursing, orthodontics and visual arts infuse the community with highly skilled professionals who are instrumental in strengthening the local economy, improving the quality of elementary and secondary education, and meeting the health care requirements of our citizens. The School of Education offers a 5 year program leading to a Master of Education (B.S/M.Ed.) in Elementary Education and an online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading Education program, scheduled to begin in Summer 2014. The newly formed College of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Leadership and Learning with concentrations in Educational Leadership and Instructional Leadership and Organizational Development. This College is also the site for the new and unique interdisciplinary Master in Public Policy degree.
The College of Health Sciences offers a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) with cognates in Clinical Nurse Educator, Leadership in Healthcare Systems, and Family Nurse Practitioner with the option of Emergency Nurse Practitioner Specialization and a joint program with the Davis College of Business: Master of Science in Nursing & Business Administration, and a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology is scheduled to begin in Fall 2014. The College of Health Sciences also offers the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. The College of Arts and Sciences offers a Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Mathematics and the Master of Arts/Master of Science degree in Marine Science. The Davis College of Business has a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) offered in three formats; the day-time and evening M.B.A. program and the Executive M.B.A. program, as well as a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. A Doctor of Business Administration degree program is scheduled to begin in Fall 2014. The College of Fine Arts offers the Master of Fine Arts degree in Choreography and Visual Arts.