Belhaven University

Jackson, MS

Belhaven University

Jackson, MS

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Our Standard Is Christ

For more than 100 years, Belhaven University has flourished among Christian colleges and universities for its enduring commitment to the liberal arts as well as its integration of faith in the classroom. Belhaven is a top choice for students seeking a college degree that will challenge, prepare, and motivate them academically and spiritually from a biblical perspective. We believe that Christian higher education should encourage students to think critically in a wide array of disciplines and provide an environment that’s academically rigorous while being supportive of students and their success. Belhaven’s mission is to prepare students to serve Jesus Christ in their careers, in their relationships, and in the world of ideas. 

The University offers 70 areas of study across a full spectrum of disciplines as well as a variety of graduate programs. Remarkably, we’re one of only 36 colleges and universities in the United States with national accreditation in all four areas of the arts—Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. Our nationally respected Arts program goes hand-in-hand with our vision to form Christian artists who impact the world for Christ through excellence. Additionally, Belhaven is the only Christian college in America to offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

Distinctive, unique programs
Belhaven features several distinct programs, including our Core Curriculum, the Freshman Guarantee Option for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Arts program (Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts), just to name a few. The core subjects are taught in historical sequence so students see the worlds of literature, history, art, and philosophy as influencing and shaping each historical time period. 

Belhaven is the first and only university in the country to offer a unique program called the Belhaven Promise. For first-time, full-time freshmen who remain continuously enrolled for four years and declare a double major, the fifth year of tuition is free. We want to fuel our students’ academic passions and help them maximize their success. Combinations of majors are limited only by the imagination. 

A beautiful, historic campus
Belhaven University is located in the beautiful and historic Belhaven district, a notable residential setting in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi. This close-knit community surrounds the University with parks, local jogging routes, and professors who live just around the corner. Belhaven’s campus is only a few blocks away from Jackson’s historic Fondren Arts District, where students can check out local restaurants, shops, coffeehouses, and more. 

Belhaven At A Glance

Programs of study
• Accounting
• Art (Visual)
• Biblical Studies & Ministries
• Biology
• Business Administration
• Business Administration with Entrepreneurship
• Chemistry
• Classical Studies
• Computer Information Systems
• Computer Science
• Creative Writing
• Criminal Justice
• Dance
• Elementary Education
• English
• English (Applied)
• Film Production
• Global Mathematics
• Global Psychology
• Graphic Design
• Health Administration
• History
• Intercultural Studies
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• International Studies
• Leadership and Coaching
• Mathematics
• Mathematics with Engineering (dual degree)
• Music
• Music Composition
• Music Education
• Music Performance
• Nursing
• Political Science
• Psychology Therapy
• Psychology with Creative Arts
• Public Relations
• Public Relations with Communication
• Public Relations with Marketing
• Social Work
• Sports Management
• Sports Medicine & Exercise Science
• Theatre (General)
• Theatre (Performance)
• Theatre (Production)

2020 freshman class
• Average ACT score: 22
• Average SAT score: 1067
• Average GPA: 3.5
• 48% in state; 52% out of state
• 18% homeschooled

Belhaven enrolls nearly 5,000 students, including 1,000 undergraduates on the Jackson campus.

Men’s varsity sports

Baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field

Women’s varsity sports
Basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball

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