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Mission Statement

Within the cultural and academic soil of liberal arts higher education, Bob Jones University exists to grow Christlike character that is scripturally disciplined, others-serving, God-loving, Christ-proclaiming and focused above.

As a Christian liberal arts higher education institution we:

  • educate regenerate men and women of varying educational backgrounds and proficiencies from across the nation and around the world.
  • educate the whole person through a biblically-integrated liberal arts curriculum.
  • equip individuals with a biblical worldview and with the ability to defend that worldview.
  • offer programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees in a range of disciplines in a residential environment supplemented by distance learning and professional development opportunities.
  • foster spiritual, intellectual, social and physical development and cultural expansion of the individual.
  • are committed to excellence in teaching by a godly, competent and professional faculty who are dedicated to furthering the University’s mission.

As a Christian higher education institution committed to helping Christian students grow in Christlikeness we:

  • emphasize excellence and hold students accountable to pursue it for the purpose of developing character.
  • teach individuals to apply the Scriptures to practical Christian living.
  • seek to develop individuals who are committed to Jesus Christ as Lord, who are engaged in service and leadership in a biblically faithful local church, and who have a compelling concern for reaching the unconverted with the Gospel.
  • are steadfastly committed to remaining faithful to the biblical doctrine and principles in our founding charter.
  • develop a constituency of regenerated students who have adequate preparation to profit from a Christian college education.