Academics at AU

You want to be the best teacher, doctor, or graphic designer you can be, but you also want professors who value God's place in your life and future.

In our eight colleges and schools—through bachelor's and grad programs—expect solid preparation for your calling in education, the sciences, business, the arts, ministry, or criminal justice. But also expect to learn your discipline with the values that Jesus taught: compassion, humility, gentleness, and patience.

Ranked in the top tier among southern regional universities (U.S. News & World Report)

You'll get a first-class, rigorous education here. We recently were promoted to the Regional Universities category of U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges survey. We also recently ranked the #27 Best Value School among regional universities in the South.

40 majors, 10 graduate programs

You can select from a diversity of programs at AU: we offer 40 majors, 38 concentrations, and 32 minors. In addition, we offer eight master's degrees that range from an MBA to a Master of Music in Music Education. You can earn doctoral degrees here too: a Doctor of Ministry and a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Online, mobile and hybrid learning

Want to study online? You won't be alone: more than 550 students—about 15 percent of our student body—attend Anderson exclusively as online students. And many on-campus students learn through hybrid courses, downloading lectures and materials online, so class time is spent deepening their understanding through discussion and collaborative learning. At Anderson, you'll also be part of the Mobile Learning Initiative (MLI), in which we provide freshmen with the latest iPad and engage students with courses that use mobile technology to enhance instruction.

Professional—and spiritual—preparation

A local elementary school principal told us that they prefer to hire teachers educated here. They're great teachers, yes. But they have something distinctive too: they care more. They're more patient with kids—and their parents. They go the extra mile. They live out their faith through their vocation. These professionals were taught and nurtured at Anderson. Whether you want to be a physical therapist or a nurse, an entrepreneur or an interior designer, we will prepare you for the professional and spiritual challenges ahead.