Creative and Imaginative Writing

Features

– 1st Bachelor’s program in TN
– Examples of coursework: Introduction to Creative Writing, Small Press Publication, Writing Poetry, Writing Drama
– 10:1 Student Faculty Ratio
– Experiences: Artists in Residence Reading Series, Creative Writing Wednesdays, Open Mic Nights
– Careers: Social Media Marketing, Content Writing, Editing, Ghostwriting, Marketing
NOVUS Literary and Arts Journal

Description

You’ll learn how to write in all major genres including contemporary literary fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and drama. You’ll have hands-on publishing and editorial work experiences and will learn how to publish and market your original work. Our program offers you a firm foundation to launch your writing career.

Testimonial

“This program gives students the opportunity to develop their unique writing style and connect it to a variety of career possibilities.” -Kerry Ann Moore, Program Director

Child Growth and Learning

Features

– Examples of coursework: Instructional Strategies, Effective Collaboration, Language Development & Disorders
– 100% job placement rate
– Join the Student Tennessee Education Association
– Kappa Delta Pi Education Honors Society
– Students have held internships: Lebanon Special School District, Wilson County School District
– 100% pass rate for the Praxis test

Description

Learn how to connect your passion for education to a meaningful career. You’ll receive all the benefits of a top liberal arts education while learning theories and practices in psychology, education, and other disciplinary content areas to ensure you excel in your teaching career.

Testimonial

“The Education courses offered at Cumberland University have helped me prepare to successfully educate future generations of students.” -Cruz Ontiveros, Class of 2021

Biochemistry

Features

– Customize course load with 12 hours of upper-level science and math electives
– Examples of course work: Biochemistry, Advanced Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry
– Pre-Health Professional Society
– 100% Placement Rate in Pharmacy School
– Experiences: Undergraduate research, develop hypothesis and test in a directed study, present and research results CU, regional and national conferences
– Present research Pittcon, Tennessee Academy of Science

Description

In this program you’ll learn how to evaluate scientific data, think critically, and draw conclusions based upon the data. You’ll study a combination of organic, analytical, and physical chemistry, as well as microbiology, cellular biology, and genetics.

Testimonial

“Being a Biochemistry major has been the most enjoyable challenge of my life. The science faculty have been kind but firm and I can’t imagine what college would have been like without them.” -Jake Yarbro, class of 2019

Art and Design-Studio Art

Description

The mission of the Art and Design program is to engage every student to develop a passion for knowledge, innovation, and creativity by providing a strong foundation of fundamentals and a nurturing program through interactions with faculty who assist each student with educational experiences and guidance in attaining their individual goals and aspirations in art.

Biology

Features

– Examples of coursework: Ecology, Genetic, Zoology, Aquatic Biology, Flowering Botany
– Careers: Environmental Services, Pre-Professional Programs, and opportunities to work with animal rescues
– Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
– 90% placement rate in Medical school
– 100% placement rate in Veterinarian & Pharmacy schools
– Students have held internships: Biotherapeutics, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Army Corps of Engineers

Description

In this program you’ll study life science and learn the basic principles and functions of organisms through ecosystems, the environment, and cell and molecular activities. Our program offers a variety of experiential learning opportunities.

Testimonial

“My academic and professional success wasn’t independently achieved. I will forever be in debt to the CU community because without their care, love, and support I would not be who I am today.” -Kala Dixon, Class of 2014

Art and Design with Education Teacher Licensure

Description

The mission of the Art and Design program is to engage every student to develop a passion for knowledge, innovation, and creativity by providing a strong foundation of fundamentals and a nurturing program through interactions with faculty who assist each student with educational experiences and guidance in attaining their individual goals and aspirations in art. Candidates for Art teacher licensure should work with an art advisor and an education advisor to ensure appropriate course selection. Please review courses of study carefully and work with advisors early and often to plan course selection. Candidates have few or no elective courses available, so advisor consultation in both areas is especially important. The School of Humanities, Education, & the Arts has specific GEC and grade requirements.

Interdisciplinary Studies

Features

– Student favorite courses: Philosophy, Forensics, Pueblos, Canyons & Arts of Northern New Mexico
– 100% Graduate School Placement
– Career Paths: Business & Arts, Commercial Artist Psychology & Anthropology, PreLaw Psychology & History, PreLaw
– Heifner Family Endowed Scholarship
– Experiences: Variety of day trips, weekend trips to New Orleans, 2 week trip to New Mexico
– Advising: Personal advising to design your degree

Description

Customize your degree to align with your academic interests and career goals. You’ll receive all the benefits of a top liberal arts education while gaining skills and knowledge in your areas of interest. This degree offers you the opportunity to develop a focus in any two subject areas of your choice.

Testimonial

“The connections I made between the content of the courses and the experiential learning opportunities shaped much of my undergraduate experience. I’m forever grateful for those learning opportunities.” -Jason Brewer, Class of 2002

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