Crandall University

Introduction

History

In the late 1940s, the United Baptist Convention became concerned about the young people who were leaving Atlantic Canada for a Bible college education. In spite of the fact that the denomination had a University in Wolfville, NS, there was an area of Christian education which was not being covered. In 1949, the United Baptist Bible Training School was founded in Moncton as both a Bible college and a high school. For the next two decades, young people came from all over Atlantic Canada to study in a Christian context and to live in a Christian community.

Academic excellence very quickly became a hallmark of the new school, and many people gave sacrificially to expand the facilities and the programs. Dr. Myron Brinton left a successful pastorate to guide the fledgling institution for most of its first decade. His sense of family and Christian commitment set the stage for much of its tradition.

By 1968, the School was in transition as the emphasis changed to a post high school program. It became a Bible College and a Christian Junior Liberal Arts College. In 1970, the name was changed to Atlantic Baptist College to reflect the new programs. Throughout this period, the President, Dr. Stuart E. Murray, sought to build a strong faculty and to provide a broadened selection of courses.

In 1983, the New Brunswick Legislature passed a charter granting Atlantic Baptist College, the right to offer baccalaureate degrees. Over a decade later, in 1996, the original Act of the Legislature was amended to change the name to Atlantic Baptist University. This was done to reflect the continued growth and development of the University as evidenced by the granting of degrees in a variety of disciplines, including Arts, Science, Business, and Education.

In 2008, and in 2010, slight amendments to the Act were made, first to extend the provision of degrees beyond the baccalaureate level, and second to change the name to Crandall University in honour of Joseph Crandall, who founded several Baptist churches in the greater Moncton area during the late 1800s. This new name was also presented as a way to more clearly offer an invititation to Christian students and supporters who were not from a Baptist tradition.

Mission Statement

The mission of Crandall University is that of Transforming lives through quality university education firmly rooted in the Christian faith. This mission is accomplished through:

  • The teaching of the liberal arts, sciences and professional studies that includes:
  • A student-centered approach that focuses on learning rather than delivery of information only;
  • A commitment to holistic growth of the person: spiritual, intellectual, personal/social and physical well-being;
  • The teamwork of outstanding and dedicated staff, faculty, administrators and Board members;
  • The development of a unified and caring community wherein participants are sensitive to the needs of each other, encourage each other in character formation, leadership skills and the integration of faith and learning whereby they are prepared for future positions of influence and leadership in the service of God’s Kingdom;
  • Openness to persons of every race, colour, gender and creed who choose to become part of the community of Crandall University.
  • Research by faculty that includes but is not limited to:
  • Expansion of knowledge within the scholar’s discipline;
  • A standard of excellence that affirms the University’s commitment to academic integrity;
  • Advancing the integration of faith and learning through scholarship and publication that evaluate theories/conclusions in light of a Christian worldview.

Statement of Faith

God: There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In the Godhead these three persons are equal and united in essence and perfection. They execute distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. God is Father to all people in the general sense of Creator and Sustainer of the universe. He has fatherly compassion for all humanity. God is Father, in a personal sense, to all who profess faith in His only begotten and unique Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh; we affirm His virgin birth, sinless humanity, divine miracles, vicarious death once for all time, bodily resurrection and ascension, mediatorial work before the Father, and the blessed hope of His personal return in power and glory. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead who proceeds from the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit convicts humanity of sin, righteousness, and God’s judgement; calls people to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, indwells and enables the believer to live a holy life; and empowers the believer to witness and to work for the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Scriptures: The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments have their authority from God alone and are given to us by divine inspiration. They are the only perfect, supreme, infallible, and sufficient standard for all matters of faith and conduct. They have been carefully preserved by the providence of God through the work of faithful believers.

Humanity: Humanity was created sinless. By the disobedience of the first man and woman, sin entered the human race. Through this disobedience all humanity is born sinful, under the curse of condemnation and death, in need of repentance and forgiveness.

Salvation: The salvation of lost and sinful humanity is possible only through the merits of Jesus Christ and His substitutionary death on our behalf. Salvation must be received through repentance and faith, and it is apart from works. It is characterized by regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

The Church: The Church consists of all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible also identifies the local Church as an assembly of baptized believers organized for worship, discipleship, outreach, and service to others for God.

Resurrection and Judgement: There will be a general resurrection of the bodies of the just and the unjust. God will judge all humanity. Those who are saved will live eternally in God’s presence. Those who are lost in sin will receive eternal condemnation.

Accreditations

In Canada there is no formal organization that accredits universities and colleges, but the concept of accreditation is practiced. It is based on the acceptance of postsecondary studies by Canadian Universities and Colleges, where the work completed meets criteria of faculty competence, standards of instruction, and standards of student achievement practiced by the major universities in Canada. Based on these standards, Crandall University graduates consistently achieve a high level.

Crandall University is an affiliate member of The Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, an association of approximately 175 Christ-centered colleges and universities of the liberal arts and sciences with member schools in 26 countries around the world. The Council is committed to cultivating communities of educational excellence in which the lordship of Jesus Christ is central. Member colleges are committed to maintaining the highest academic standards in an environment which fosters spiritual growth. Over thirty denominations are represented in the Council, enriching the common fellowship with diversity. Working together, Council member colleges and universities accomplish things they could not do alone. (See the “Programs of Study” section which outlines the academic opportunities available to students at Crandall through CCCU.)

Crandall University maintains its official recognition as a degree-granting institution based on its formal arrangments with the Province of New Brunswick through an Act of the New Brunswick Legislature. In addition, there is a strong on-going collegial relationship with all its sibling universitities within the Atlantic Provinces and an expanding and ever improving connection with other academic institutions and professional associations throughout Canada and the United States.

Crandall University has become known for its academic excellence and the integrity of its graduates. With the increasing number of degree programs and the abilities of its faculty members, the reputation of the University continues to grow.

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Programs

This school also offers:

Bachelor

Bachelor of Education

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Moncton

The Bachelor of Education program at Crandall University is one of the most respected teacher preparation programs in Eastern Canada. A Crandall Education degree prepares you to teach in virtually any classroom, anywhere. [+]

Education At Crandall The Bachelor of Education program at Crandall University is one of the most respected teacher preparation programs in Eastern Canada. A Crandall Education degree prepares you to teach in virtually any classroom, anywhere. The goal of our Bachelor of Education program is to graduate teachers who will become student-centered educational leaders with a commitment to the important mission of educating generationsto come. Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Education degree, you will be well prepared to take on teaching challenges in a broad range of classroom settings. You will also be eligible to apply for a New Brunswick Level 5 Teaching Certificate, which equips you to teach in the elementary or secondary school classroom. You may choose from two Program Options: Elementary Secondary You may pursue your Bachelor of Education in one of two ways: Consecutive – You will complete four semesters of teacher education after you have completed your undergraduate degree (B.A., B.B.A. or B.Sc.) or equivalent. Concurrent – Taken at the same time as your undergraduate degree (B.A., B.B.A. or B.Sc.), this approach requires a minimum of 5 years to complete both degrees. If you wish to pursue the concurrent program, you should apply during the second semester of your first year at Crandall. Special Program Highlights for a Bachelor of Education Our Bachelor of Education graduates hold a strong reputation around the world. Often they are specifically requested for internship placement in places such as China and Australia. Education professors stay abreast of current literature and methodology discussed in professional journals so our students learn the very latest techniques and approaches. Students learn to use the latest classroom technology including such resources as Smart boards, student response systems, digital document cameras and infrared classroom sound amplification. The program includes 17 weeks in the classroom – 2 weeks of observation and 15 consecutive weeks of actual teaching experience. Students complete their first semester course work before they are in a classroom so they can get maximum benefit from their observations. [-]

Bachelor of Technical Education

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Moncton

Our Bachelor of Technical Education graduates hold a strong reputation around the world. Often they are specifically requested for internship placement in places such as China and Australia. [+]

Technical Education At Crandall The Bachelor of Technical Education Degree (B.T.Ed.) is an innovative program designed to combine your previous technical skills and training with 21st century teacher training. If you have a background in areas like Business Technology, ICT, Culinary Arts, Interior Design, Trades, or Hospitality and want to work in a school setting, then this is the program for you. Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Technical Education degree, you will be eligible to apply for a Level 4 Teaching Certificate from the New Brunswick Department of Education. Special Program Highlights for a Bachelor of Technical Education Our Bachelor of Technical Education graduates hold a strong reputation around the world. Often they are specifically requested for internship placement in places such as China and Australia. Technical Education professors stay abreast of current literature and methodology discussed in professional journals so our students learn the very latest techniques and approaches. Students learn to use the latest classroom technology including such resources as Smart boards, student response systems, digital document cameras and infrared classroom sound amplification. The program includes 18 weeks in the classroom – 2 weeks of observation and 16 consecutive weeks of actual teaching experience. Students complete their first semester course work before they are in a classroom so they can get maximum benefit from their observations. [-]

Bachelor of Theology

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Moncton

This unique partnership gives Crandall students the opportunity of taking a degree from Acadia University (through Acadia Divinity College) concurrent with their Crandall degree. [+]

The Crandall-Acadia Bachelor of Theology Partnership This unique partnership gives Crandall students the opportunity of taking a degree from Acadia University (through Acadia Divinity College) concurrent with their Crandall degree. In the Acadia Bachelor of Theology program, students will take specialized courses that focus on personal discipleship, Christian service in the church and community, as well as courses in Biblical studies and theology. Practical elements in the program will provide students the opportunity to serve and lead locally and internationally. This degree is designed specifically for those students who have a passion for serving God and developing a stronger relationship with Him. It provides a solid foundation for leading in church and community ministries. Special Program Highlights for a Bachelor of Theology International mission experience after 2nd year Spring courses at Acadia University in Wolfville Significant scholarships available Combined benefit of studying under Crandall and Acadia Divinity College scholars Opportunities to serve in church and community throughout all four years Spiritual formation retreat Cohort study and mentorship experience [-]

BSc

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Moncton

A degree in Biology from Crandall University will help you gain the analysis, interpretation and communications skills needed to begin your career in science or pursue advanced educational studies. [+]

Study the World’s Amazing Life Forms Biology explores the world of living organisms. Findings in this field are crucial to advancements in agriculture, medicine, biotechnology and ecology. A degree in Biology from Crandall University will help you gain the analysis, interpretation and communications skills needed to begin your career in science or pursue advanced educational studies. Together, with your professors and classmates, you will study the functions and interactions of living organisms by investigating their structure, behavior and life processes. In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop skills that enhance your understanding of the world by completing the university’s holistic liberal arts core curriculum. Special Program Highlights for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology Classes are small, so you receive lots of hands-on help from professors, which is an enormous advantage in scientific exploration. Take courses that help you gain more than the skills of a biologist. A degree in Biology from Crandall will help you develop as a human being. Biology classes are “high contact.” In labs and class discussions, you will interact heavily with other students and your professors. Conduct experiments in the University’s “outdoor lab” located within the nearby scrub forest where a natural stream runs along the edge of the Crandall campus. Some of the research we undertake through the program would be considered “graduate level” at other universities. Take field trips to such places as the Bay of Fundy and nearby wildlife preserves to band birds and study in the field. Biology students have the opportunity to participate in the CUBS Biology Society on campus. [-]

BA

Bachelor of Arts

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Moncton

A Bachelor of Arts degree from Crandall University equips you with the analytical tools and writing skills needed to succeed in advanced studies or a professional career. [+]

A Liberal Arts Education Fit for Today’s Challenges A Bachelor of Arts degree from Crandall University equips you with the analytical tools and writing skills needed to succeed in advanced studies or a professional career. A Crandall Bachelor of Arts degree also provides you with much more. You will also acquire spiritual knowledge that will support and strengthen your faith and prepare you well to meet life’s challenges. Take a moment to look over our selection of Bachelor of Arts majors. See why our students consider a Crandall University education to be an outstanding value in higher education. It is four years that prepare you for whatever life brings your way. We offer Bachelor of Arts Programs in Biblical Studies, Communications Studies, English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, Organizational Management, Religous Studies and Sociology. “Crandall’s professors really care about students. They pay attention to us and encourage us.” Fourth Year Crandall Student [-]

BBA

Bachelor of Business Administration

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Moncton

Crandall’s Business School also offers the BBA Cooperative Education degree that, through on-the-job experience, provides students with the opportunity to put learning into practice while developing important career-building network connections. [+]

Prepare for a Challenging Career in Business at Crandall’s Business School Studying Business Administration prepares you for a wealth of career options. At Crandall’s Business School, business students have an opportunity to concentrate their business studies in Accounting, Marketing or Business Management. Through the program you will learn to communicate clearly, analyze organizational issues, resolve business challenges and identify best business practices. Business today is incredibly complex. The tools and skills you gain at Crandall’s Business School will equip you to succeed in a demanding career or to pursue a Masters in Business Administration. Special Program Highlights for Business Administration Crandall’s Business School also offers the BBA Cooperative Education degree that, through on-the-job experience, provides students with the opportunity to put learning into practice while developing important career-building network connections. Co-op students alternate study semesters with three work-terms during which they earn money. At our Business School, students regularly compete in case competitions. Recently, Crandall students placed in the top three in the regional Entrepreneur Contest and went on to the national competition. Crandall often hosts case competitions on campus. Students come from throughout Eastern Canada to compete. Complete a business internship for credit, if you wish. Past internships have included such activities as completing an organizational design and implementation and working in an HR department’s policy area. Join the Business Society, an active campus organization that includes both social activities and support for the group’s charitable projects. [-]