Academics

At Abilene Christian University, you’ll find more than just a life-changing education. You’ll experience new ways of looking at life. Our academics are taught from a Christian worldview and will expand your knowledge in new and exciting ways to open up a world – and a future – of meaningful possibility.

At Abilene Christian University, you’ll find more than just a life-changing education. You’ll experience new ways of looking at life. Our academics are taught from a Christian worldview and will expand your knowledge in new and exciting ways to open up a world – and a future – of meaningful possibility.

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Degree Programs

Learning never stops in ACU’s residential and online degree programs. A bachelor’s or graduate degree at ACU will prepare you for a lifetime of discovery and growth, refining your mind and heart as you use your talents to enrich the world around you.

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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Through 79 undergraduate degree programs and 164+ areas of study in the arts and sciences, business management, engineering, nursing, psychology and more, you’ll discover new passions and develop the knowledge and skills to thrive in life, service and career.

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Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate degree programs at ACU are tailored to offer exactly what you need – deep knowledge, practical real-world skills, and experiences to take your learning from the classroom to every corner of the world. At ACU, you learn with committed faculty who have connections for your next career step, and alongside passionate classmates who inspire and support each other long after graduation.

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Online Degree Programs

Through ACU’s undergraduate and graduate online degree programs, you’ll discover a technologically advanced platform that enables collaborative learning alongside like-minded learners. You’ll bring your own unique perspective – and you’ll meet professors committed to helping you bring that vision to life. You’ll bring the passion and determination that spur you onward – and you’ll find flexible courses that get you to your goals.

Schools and Colleges

Our schools and colleges include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Biblical Studies, College of Business Administration, College of Education and Human Services, the School of Nursing, the Honors College, and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

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College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college at ACU, introducing students to humanity’s greatest ideas. We provide transformative study programs and immersive experiences that combine a liberal arts education with professional and career preparation. Our programs span the arts, humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, as well as professional and pre-professional programs.

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College of Biblical Studies

The College of Biblical Studies prepares you for a lifetime of significant growth in Christ. We will equip you with a powerful understanding of biblical teaching, a uniquely Christian worldview and a close community of peers and mentors who support and inspire you as you prepare to make a difference in the world. We also support churches and missionaries through our centers and institutes.

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College of Business Administration

The AACSB-accredited College of Business Administration programs prepare you to become a global leader in the marketplace. Our ABET-accredited School of Information Technology and Computing programs allows you to step into the ever-advancing high-tech arena and help shape it as a fellow innovator. Our mission is to educate business and technology professionals like you for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.

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College of Education and Human Services

The College of Education and Human Services equips you to emulate the work of Christ in the world through teaching, training the physical body and serving the disenfranchised. Our mission is to equip students for global service and leadership through exemplary practice in education and human services, informed by a Christian perspective.

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School of Nursing

The School of Nursing provides a rigorous educational environment under the mentorship of experienced, compassionate Christian faculty who will teach you the skills necessary to excel in this expansive field. You will learn to provide healthcare in a variety of settings, preparing you for a career as diverse or specialized as you choose.

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Honors College

The Honors College is committed to helping highly motivated students maximize their educational experience. We provide talented students with the best resources so they can have a positive impact on the world around them. Whether you are working on cutting-edge research, completing internships or tackling pressing issues in modern society, the Honors College helps you find your place at the forefront of your field.

College of Graduate and Professional Studies

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies develops every student’s faith, vocation and learning. Our graduate and undergraduate programs help you develop a deeper understanding of your identity and calling, and give you the knowledge and skills to advance your career and expand your influence in the world.