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Belmont University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17


1. Belmont University is a senior, co-educational university located in Nashville, Tennessee.

2. Belmont University grants eight undergraduate degrees: the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), the Bachelor of Music (B.M.), the Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Science in Public Health (B.S.P.H.), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), and Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.). Graduate degrees offered are the M.A., M.ACC., M.B.A., M.Ed., M.A.T., M.M., M.S.A., M.S.N., M.S.O.T., O.T.D., D.P.T., Pharm. D., J.D., and D.N.P.

3. Majors or Concentrations are offered in:

• Accounting
• Applied Mathematics
• Art Education*
• Art History
• Art Studies
• Asian Studies
• Audio and Video Production
• Audio Engineering Technology
• Biblical Languages
• Biblical Studies
• Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
• Biology*
• Business Administration
• Chemistry*
• Christian Leadership
• Church Music
• Commercial Music
• Communication Studies*
• Computer Science
• Corporate Communication
• Design Communications
• Early Childhood Education
• Economics
• Elementary Education
• Engineering Physics
• English*

• Entertainment Industry Studies
• Entrepreneurship
• Environmental Studies
• Exercise Science
• Faith and Social Justice
• Finance
• French*
• German
• History
• International Business
• International Economics
• International Politics
• Journalism
• Management
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing
• Mass Communication
• Mathematics*
• Motion Pictures
• Music Business
• Music (BA)
• Music Composition
• Music Education*
• Music Performance
• Music Theory
• Music with an Outside Minor
• Musical Theatre
• Neuroscience

• Nursing
• Pharmaceutical Studies
• Philosophy*
• Philosophy of Religion
• Physics*
• Physics Pre-Health
• Piano Pedagogy
• Politics and Public Law
• Political Science*
• Professional Business Administration
• Psychology*
• Public Relations
• Publishing
• Religion and the Arts
• Religious Studies*
• Secondary Education
• Social Entrepreneurship
• Social Work
• Sociology*
• Songwriting
• Spanish*
• Studio Art
• Theatre and Drama
(with various emphasis available)*
• University College
(various majors for adult students)
• Video Production
• Web Programming and Development

*Teacher Licensure Available

4. Graduation from an accredited high school, or satisfactory scores on an equivalency exam, is required for admission. High school graduates must have an above average cumulative and academic GPA and show evidence of the satisfactory completion of 3 credits in Algebra and Geometry; 4 credits in English; and 2 or more credits in each area of foreign language, social studies, and science.

5. Students who have attended another university must be eligible for readmission to that university before they can be admitted to Belmont and must have an above average GPA transferring into Belmont.

6. The cost for a resident student is approximately $9300 per semester, plus books and special fees.

7. The cost for a commuting student is approximately $6500 per semester, plus books and special fees.

8. For Registration information and deadlines see the academic calendar at and scroll down to current registration instructions.

An academic average of "C" on all Belmont University work attempted is required for graduation.