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 and the
College of Fine Arts conduct JU’s traditional undergraduate and graduate
academic programs. Offering more than 40 majors, 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 Delta Connection Academy,
owned and operated by Delta Air Lines.
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 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Social Sciences or a
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree with majors in Business
Administration, Marketing and/or Management.
Graduate programs in business, education, mathematics and nursing 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.
School of Education graduate programs include a 5 year progam leading
to a Masters of Education (B.A/M.Ed.) in Elementary Education, as well as a
Master of Education (M.Ed.) program with concentrations in Instructional
Leadership, Sport Management & Leadership, and Educational Leadership. The
School of Nursing offers an R.N.-M.S.N. program, along with a Master of Nursing
(M.S.N.) with concentrations in Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership in
Healthcare System, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner with
Emergency Nurse Specialization and a joint program with the Davis College of
Business: Masters of Nursing & Business Administration. Beginning fall,
2011, the School of Nursing will offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
The College of Arts and Sciences offers a Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Mathematics.
The Davis College of Business has a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A)
offered in two formats; the evening M.B.A. program and the Executive M.B.A.