Admissions & Aid

All applicants to Olivet University should evidence strong a Christian character, potential for effectiveness in Christian ministry, and the scholastic ability and emotional maturity to handle a higher education experience.

Undergraduate Academic Programs

Olivet University offers bachelor degree programs and certificates in seven schools for freshmen and transfer students.

  • OTCS Bachelor of Arts in Theology Degree Program

    The Bachelor of Arts in Theology undergraduate degree program offers four years of school-level training in biblical studies. Students enrolled in this program will study the bible in depth, including doctrinal and historical perspectives. The Bachelor of Arts in Theology program also features core curriculums in general studies and professional studies, with opportunities to apply classroom learning in practical ministry environments.

  • JCM Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree Program

    The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree program is designed to challenge students to achieve the highest artistic standards in their chosen field of musical study, while cultivating their spiritual development. The program’s medley of general education, theological, and music education curricular offerings provide students with an interdisciplinary academic perspective that is unique among music programs.

  • OSMC Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Degree Program

    The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism is a four-year undergraduate degree program preparing students for professional careers in Christian journalism. The program combines core curricular studies in bible, general education and journalism with the aim of cultivating a biblical worldview and professional perspective in OCJ students.

  • OSAD Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design Degree Program

    The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Graphic Design is designed to provide talented men and women with a biblical postsecondary education that explores the connections between Christian mission, art, and design and prepares them as ministry practitioners in and beyond the local church.

  • OIT Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology Degree Program

    The Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology degree program is designed to educate ministry-bound men and women with a biblical postsecondary education, and to equip them with the technical skills in information technology to propel Christian ministry into a new era of networks.

  • OBS Bachelor of Arts in Business

    Olivet School of Business’s Bachelor of Arts in Business degree is designed to develop business professionals who will meet the needs of professional and effective business services for ministry around the world. The 120-hour undergraduate degree program combines core curricular studies in Bible, general education, and business. Upon graduation, students will be equipped with a Biblical worldview and a professional perspective necessary to contribute to a world revolutionized through Christian mission as business professionals.

  • OSE Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree Program

    The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is a four-year undergraduate degree program, designed to equip ministry-bound men and women with the knowledge and skills required to design and build civil infrastructure systems, with emphasis on the austere conditions found in the developing world.

  • OSLE Certificate in ESL

    Effective writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills are central to Olivet University's mission and the hallmark of an educated person. The Certificate in ESL program stresses all aspects of English: speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading , vocabulary, and writing. Coursework is available at Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels of study.

  • OSLE Certificate in Languages

    Olivet School of Language Education’s Certificate in Languages program is designed to provide professional training to mission workers who will meet the needs of interpretation services for ministry around the world. The Certificate in Languages (CIL) is a 21-hour certificate program that prepares ministry bound men and women for effective cross-cultural mission work in the area of interpretation. The curriculum is designed to train interpretation missionaries in the Chinese language.