Areas of Study - Not sure what you're wanting to study? Gardner-Webb offers over 55 majors and minors so you'll easily find something that interests you.

Programs of Study

Gardner-Webb University offers a comprehensive academic program with more than 60 majors and minors for the undergraduate and graduate student. Nationally recognized for its excellent academic core curriculum, Gardner-Webb students have the opportunity to engage in small, individualized classes with a 13-to-1 student-faculty ratio taught by professors from numerous prestigious educational institutions.

 

ProgramMajorMinor
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Accelerated Pastoral Ministries Program 
Accounting 
American Sign Language (ASL)
Art 
Art History 
Associate of Arts in Graphic Design
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design
Biblical Studies
Biblical Languages 
Biology
Birth-Kindergarten Education (Pending SACSCOC Approval)
Business Administration
Chemistry
Christian History 
Classical Languages 
Communication Studies
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice Administration
Cultural Studies with Concentrations in French, German Studies, and Spanish 
Discipleship Studies
Economics/Finance 
Elementary Education 
English
English as a Second Language with Teacher Licensure 
English with Teacher Licensure 
Environmental Science 
Exercise Science 
French (see major in World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) 
French with Teacher Licensure 
General Science 
German Studies (see major in World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)
Global Studies
Graphic Design
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Management 
Health Science 
History
History with Teacher Licensure (Secondary) 
Intercultural Communication 
International Business 
Interpreting 
Journalism
Marketing 
Mathematics
Mathematics with Teacher Licensure 
Middle Grades Education 
Military Science 
Missiology
Museum Studies
Music
Music Composition 
Music Education with Teacher Licensure 
Music Performance 
Music with Emphasis in Business and Music Industry 
Nursing, Associate Degree 
Nursing, Bachelor of Science 
Philosophy and Ethics 
Philosophy and Theology 
Political Science
Physical Education/Health Education with Teacher Licensure 
Physical Science 
Pre-Professional Pathways (pre-law, pre-med, etc.)
Psychology
Recreation 
Social Sciences
Social Sciences with Teacher Licensure (Secondary) 
Sociology
Spanish (see major in World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) 
Spanish with Teacher Licensure 
Sport Education
Sport Management
Studio Art 
Theatre Arts
World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures with Concentrations in French, German Studies, and Spanish  
World Religions
Worship Leadership 
Writing 
Youth Discipleship Studies

*All traditional undergraduate programs are offered face-to-face.

For information on accreditation, please click here.

ProgramsFace-to-FaceOnline*
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Accounting *
Birth-Kindergarten Education (Pending SACSCOC Approval)*
Business Administration *
Christian Ministry*
Computer Information Systems *
Criminal Justice *
Elementary Education *
Entrepreneurship *
Healthcare Management *
Human Services 
Nursing *

*Some face-to-face options available.

Attention Prospective Students: For fully online programs at Gardner-Webb University, we cannot admit students who are domiciled in the following states: California.

For information on accreditation, please click here.

Business

ProgramFace-to-FaceOnline
Master of Accountancy *
Master of Business Administration**
International Master of Business Administration**
Master of Wealth and Trust Management*** 
MBA Plus Certificate 

* Program includes both seated and online classes.

** Seated degree programs offered at select locations.  Call 704-406-4489 for information.

*** Some online classes required.

Attention Prospective Students: For fully online programs at Gardner-Webb University, we cannot admit students who are domiciled in the following states: California and Massachusetts.

For information on accreditation, please click here.

Counseling

ProgramFace-to-FaceOnline
Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling 
Master of Arts in School Counseling 

 

For information on accreditation, please click here.

Divinity

ProgramFace-to-FaceOnline
Doctor of Ministry in Christian Ministries 
Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling 
Master of Divinity
Concentrations available in Biblical Studies, Christian Education and Formation, Intercultural Studies, Missiology, Pastoral Care and Counseling, and Pastoral Studies.
 
Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling 
* 
Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in English*** 
Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Religion 

* Some online options available.

** Some face-to-face options available.

*** Some online required.

For information on accreditation, please click here.

Education

ProgramFace-to-FaceOnline
Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction 
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership 
Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership 
Education Specialist in Executive Leadership 
Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (K-12)
Concentrations available in Academically/Intellectually Gifted Education, Christian School Education, Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, Rural Education, Teacher Leadership, Urban Education.
Master of Arts in Executive Leadership Studies
Master of Arts in Instructional Technology
School Administration Add-On Licensure

 

Attention Prospective Students: For fully online programs at Gardner-Webb University, we cannot admit students who are domiciled in the following states: California and Massachusetts.

For information on accreditation, please click here.

English

ProgramFace-to-FaceOnline
Master of Arts in English
Concentrations available in Literature Studies, English Education Studies, and Writing Studies.
 

 

Attention Prospective Students: For fully online programs at Gardner-Webb University, we cannot admit students who are domiciled in the following states: California and Massachusetts.

For information on accreditation, please click here.

Nursing

ProgramFace-to-FaceOnline
Doctor of Nursing Practice 
Master of Science in Nursing - Administration 
Master of Science in Nursing - Education 
Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner*** 
Master of Science in Nursing - Master of Business Administration
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate*** 
Nursing Administration Certificate 
Nursing Education Certificate 

 

*** Some online required.

Attention Prospective Students: For fully online programs at Gardner-Webb University, we cannot admit students who are domiciled in the following states: California and Massachusetts.

For information on accreditation, please click here.

Physician Assistant Studies

ProgramFace-to-FaceOnline
Master of Physician Assistant Studies 

 

For information on accreditation, please click here.

Religion

ProgramFace-to-FaceOnline
Master of Arts in Religion 

 

For information on accreditation, please click here.

Sport Education

ProgramFace-to-FaceOnline
Master of Arts in Sport Education 

 

Attention Prospective Students: For fully online programs at Gardner-Webb University, we cannot admit students who are domiciled in the following states: California and Massachusetts.

For information on accreditation, please click here.