Greenville College

Introduction

Greenville College was founded in 1892 by the Free Methodist Church with the intent to provide a distinctive, Christ-centered college education for men and women. The college's first president, Wilson T. Hogue, used the motto "education for character" to describe the college's purpose. Its mission 120 years later - empowering students for lives of character and service - echoes that purpose.

Our Mission:

Greenville College empowers students for lives of character and service through a transforming Christ-centered education in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies.

Our Vision:

Greenville College believes that God created each of our students to uniquely shape the world! Therefore, we

  • Offer a transformational Christ-centered educational experience that empowers, enriches, and endures
  • Focus on the development of the whole person so that each student thrives spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, relationally, and physically
  • Inspire our students to embrace God’s Call
  • Give our work as worship and welcome the presence of the risen Christ to fill us, equip us, and send us

Core Values:

A Christ-Centered Education

Greenville College’s roots lie in the Christian college movement of nineteenth-century America that was concerned to provide an education centered in the implications of the life, death and resurrection of Christ. This means that the backdrop of God’s work in Christ – through acts of creation, redemption and restoration – frames the educational process both in and out of the classroom. It also suggests that education is never for its own sake but is seen as part of the larger bending of the created order back to God and to God’s purposes in and through Jesus Christ.

An Open-Minded and Welcoming Community

Greenville College recognizes and welcomes each person as a key part of the larger group – a group that loves, respects and supports its members. While the community advocates certain standards for its members, it also values each individual’s identity and strives for openness regarding each one’s background and experiences. In cultivating an environment that welcomes diversity of opinion and tradition, Greenville College promotes open-mindedness and authentic actions of hospitality among its students, faculty and staff.

Holistic Teaching

Greenville College aims to facilitate the transformation of students through teaching. By following the scriptural admonition to love the Lord with all our heart, mind, soul and strength, faculty take this mandate into the classroom as they teach from the heart to instill a Christ-like character in their students. They strive to impart authoritative and contemporary knowledge in the discipline of the mind as well as inspire passion in their students for a chosen vocation.

Global Awareness

Greenville College challenges students and faculty to demonstrate awareness, sensitivity and responsiveness to differences across cultures, social practices and religions. This also means we keenly recognize the interconnectedness of God’s people. In addition, Greenville College stresses to its community the need for reaching out to other cultures and nations in order to address the world’s problems.

Creative and Critical Thinkers

Building on the foundation of the liberal arts, Greenville College models and fosters a creative and critical approach to ideas and challenges. Through an academically rigorous curriculum, faculty encourage original and imaginative thinking while valuing disciplined and reasoned analysis.

Character and Service

Greenville College challenges students to know themselves, recognize their identity through self-discovery, and the development of the special talents they have been given by God. We strive to instill students with skills of introspection that allow them to constantly evaluate their character and develop a deep awareness of how they can look outside of themselves and meet the needs of others. Students best realize their potential through the lifelong practice of serving others.

Students Life

One of the most memorable aspects of your college experience will be living on our beautiful 50-acre campus. Greenville's campus is located in the heart of Greenville, Illinois, a beautiful town of 7,000 people located 45 miles/ 72 Kilometers outside of St. Louis and is easily accessible from I-70, I-55, I-64, and I-57. Our unique location gives invaluable opportunities for outreach, fun, hands-on-learning, and civic engagement.

Our Residence Life program is built on shared faith in Christ, respect, trust, friendship and teamwork. Each comfortable residence hall is staffed by a Residence Hall Team, which includes a Coordinator of Residence Education (CRE) and Student Resident Chaplains (RCs). You'll be surrounded by wise, compassionate people who are here to provide direction, guidance, and support. A variety of social and educational programs are scheduled within each hall, from floor parties and "Roomies Night Out" to brother-sister floor activities and Bible studies. You can participate in our mentoring program, be enriched by our faith-based programs, and examine your long-term goals in our career placement program.

Undergraduate, Graduate and Online Programs

Greenville College provides a quality liberal arts education for over 1,600 students. We offer over 50 undergraduate majors as well as adult and graduate programs available online or at partnership locations. Our distinguished academic programs, caring faculty, and genuine Christian community are transforming the lives of students from around the globe.

Get Involved!

We offer more than 50 student organizations, including service and social clubs, musical groups, student government, missions clubs, performance groups, and student publications. Greenville even has its own student-run radio station, WGRN 89.5 FM.

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Bachelor in Computer & Information Systems

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Greenville

The computer and information systems major will help prepare students to function as information professionals in a world that is being constantly transformed by technology. This preparation includes the cultivation of analytic and critical thinking skills as well as the ability to work and communicate with others on complex projects. [+]

The computer and information systems major will help prepare students to function as information professionals in a world that is being constantly transformed by technology. This preparation includes the cultivation of analytic and critical thinking skills as well as the ability to work and communicate with others on complex projects. Students will learn to integrate insights into God's creation derived from computer science and information systems with their Christian understanding of the world and to present themselves as moral and responsible Christian professionals and servant leaders. The computer and information systems major emphasizes the theoretical foundations of information systems that will allow them, as life-long learners, to keep pace with rapidly changing technology over the course of their careers. Students also learn the technical skills necessary to begin as information professionals following graduation. Students who successfully complete the computer and information systems major can expect entry-level professional positions or admission to graduate school upon graduation. Entrance Requirements Greenville College admits students who desire to achieve a liberal arts education in an evangelical Christian context. Members of this community are either committed to Christ or are sympathetic to the Christian perspective. Applicants are evaluated by consideration of their academic record, test scores, references, interviews, and participation in extracurricular activities. To be considered for admission, students must submit the following: A completed Application for Admission, including full responses to the application essays High School Transcripts College Transcripts (if the student has attended any colleges previously) ACT or SAT scores (required only of entering freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 30 college credits) References (only if requested by the Admissions Committee) The Admissions Office reviews each file individually, so all students who desire to study at Greenville College should complete the application process. However, the Greenville College Faculty have established guidelines by which admission decisions are generally made, which are: Freshmen: Completed a college preperatory curriculum in high school Ranked in the top 50% of the high school class ACT composite of 18, or SAT (Math + Critical Reading) of 860 High School GPA of at least 2.25/4.0 Transfers: Completed at least 12 transferrable college credits College GPA of at least 2.25/4.0 Note: If a student has completed fewer than 30 college credits, then the high school record and test scores are also used to determine admission. Note: If a student is not a native English speaker, then the college will consider the TOEFEL in lieu of the ACT or SAT for a freshman and may require the TOEFEL for a transfer student. An exact course distribution is not required, but the College recommends at least eleven of the minimum sixteen units earned be in college preparatory subjects. It is highly recommended that entering students have: four years of English in high school one year each in algebra and geometry two years of foreign language at least one of year of laboratory science one year of American history. However, each candidate will be evaluated on the basis of the individual credentials presented to the College in support of the application. *Special Note: A student pursuing an education degree with Greenville College who submits a composite score of 22 on the ACT (the composite score must include the writing portion of the test) will be able to use their composite ACT in lieu of the TAP/Illinois Basic Skills test. Note that the ACT composite score must be submitted during the admission process to Greenville College. Greenville College admits students on a rolling basis, so there is no specific application deadline. Students receive notification of admission within two weeks after their admission file is complete. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a personal, on-campus interview with an applicant before making the final admissions decision. Greenville College has the right to refuse admission or readmission for any student at its discretion. The college does not discriminate in its educational programs or activities on the basis of handicap, race, creed, color, sex or national origin which is in full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the laws of the State of Illinois. Career Opportunities IT Specialist Systems Analyst Database Administrator Network Administrator Programmer/Analyst Project Manager [-]

Bachelor in Digital Media

Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 USA Greenville

The Digital Media major prepares students to become content creators in a world that is constantly being shaped by technology. Preparation includes the cultivation of analytic and critical thinking skills as well as the ability to work and communicate with others on complex interdisciplinary projects integrating digital music and graphic design; web based digital communications; and internet development skills. [+]

The Digital Media major prepares students to become content creators in a world that is constantly being shaped by technology. Preparation includes the cultivation of analytic and critical thinking skills as well as the ability to work and communicate with others on complex interdisciplinary projects integrating digital music and graphic design; web based digital communications; and internet development skills. Find Your Track Game Design & Development Experiment and study games. Learn video game design and prototyping programs. Complete theoretical and laboratory work that focuses on the video game development process. Film Learn state-of-the-art techniques and methods for production and film theory. Graphic Design Gain proficiency in the digital-based design field for web and print publishing. Recording Integrate audio into digital technologies such as video and web. Internet Development Learn how to design cutting-edge digital content and put it in action on the web. Degree Plans Sample degree plans provide a glimpse of what your schedule may look like as you complete this program. 3-Year Digital Media with Business Minor Plan 3-Year Digital Media Graphic Design Track with Business Minor Plan 4-Year Digital Media Plan Entrance Requirements Greenville College admits students who desire to achieve a liberal arts education in an evangelical Christian context. Members of this community are either committed to Christ or are sympathetic to the Christian perspective. Applicants are evaluated by consideration of their academic record, test scores, references, interviews, and participation in extracurricular activities. To be considered for admission, students must submit the following: A completed Application for Admission, including full responses to the application essays High School Transcripts College Transcripts (if the student has attended any colleges previously) ACT or SAT scores (required only of entering freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 30 college credits) References (only if requested by the Admissions Committee) The Admissions Office reviews each file individually, so all students who desire to study at Greenville College should complete the application process. However, the Greenville College Faculty have established guidelines by which admission decisions are generally made, which are: Freshmen: Completed a college preperatory curriculum in high school Ranked in the top 50% of the high school class ACT composite of 18, or SAT (Math + Critical Reading) of 860 High School GPA of at least 2.25/4.0 Transfers: Completed at least 12 transferrable college credits College GPA of at least 2.25/4.0 Note: If a student has completed fewer than 30 college credits, then the high school record and test scores are also used to determine admission. Note: If a student is not a native English speaker, then the college will consider the TOEFEL in lieu of the ACT or SAT for a freshman and may require the TOEFEL for a transfer student. An exact course distribution is not required, but the College recommends at least eleven of the minimum sixteen units earned be in college preparatory subjects. It is highly recommended that entering students have: four years of English in high school one year each in algebra and geometry two years of foreign language at least one of year of laboratory science one year of American history. However, each candidate will be evaluated on the basis of the individual credentials presented to the College in support of the application. *Special Note: A student pursuing an education degree with Greenville College who submits a composite score of 22 on the ACT (the composite score must include the writing portion of the test) will be able to use their composite ACT in lieu of the TAP/Illinois Basic Skills test. Note that the ACT composite score must be submitted during the admission process to Greenville College. Greenville College admits students on a rolling basis, so there is no specific application deadline. Students receive notification of admission within two weeks after their admission file is complete. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a personal, on-campus interview with an applicant before making the final admissions decision. Greenville College has the right to refuse admission or readmission for any student at its discretion. The college does not discriminate in its educational programs or activities on the basis of handicap, race, creed, color, sex or national origin which is in full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the laws of the State of Illinois. Career Opportunities DM Alumni's careers range widely - from Graphic Designers to Professional Photographers and Videographers, from Audio Engineers to Web Developers, and more. [-]

Bachelor in Dual Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Greenville

The Engineering Dual Degree Partnership results in 2 degrees: a bachelor of arts in physics or chemistry from GC and a bachelor of science in engineering from a partnership school. Our Engineering dual degree students have seen great success at two of the best engineering schools in the country, with 98% of students successfully completing their engineering degree with our university partners. [+]

B.A. Physics or Chemistry + B.S. Engineering Engineering Dual Degree Overview For nearly half a century, Greenville College has offered an Engineering dual degree program through partnerships with two of the best engineering schools in the nation: the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and Washington University in St. Louis. The Engineering Dual Degree Partnership results in 2 degrees: a bachelor of arts in physics or chemistry from GC and a bachelor of science in engineering from a partnership school. Our Engineering dual degree students have seen great success at two of the best engineering schools in the country, with 98% of students successfully completing their engineering degree with our university partners. How The Engineering Dual Degree Partnership Works With the dual degree partnership, you’ll receive a high quality education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with an emphasis on Greenville College values such as spiritual development, global awareness, Christian character and service, and creative and critical thinking. You will spend three years immersed in STEM courses at Greenville College while rounding out your education with courses like literature, psychology and religion. Successful completion of Greenville’s program, with an appropriate GPA, guarantees admission to Washington University St. Louis or University of Illinois for the remaining two years. The Engineering Dual Degree Partnership Offers: Early access to advanced instrumentation and research opportunities Individual attention from professors who strive to impart knowledge as well as passion in their students Liberal arts education with courses like literature, history, communications, religion and philosophy Student activities like athletics, music, theater, student government, campus ministries, mission trips, and more! Opportunities for Engineering Dual Degree Graduates The Greenville College Engineering Dual Degree program leads to nationally and internationally recognized engineering degrees in: Aerospace Engineering Agricultural Engineering Bioengineering Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Electrical Engineering Engineering Physics General Engineering Industrial Engineering Materials Science Engineering Mechanical Engineering Systems Science & Engineering [-]

Bachelor in Music Business

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Greenville

The constantly changing climate of the music business serves as the backdrop for the Music Business Major. Students learn by studying a wide range of topics, including Copyright, Record Contracts, Music Publishing, Artists Management, Record Company Operations, Internet Marketing and Distribution and International Music Business. [+]

The constantly changing climate of the music business serves as the backdrop for the Music Business Major. Students learn by studying a wide range of topics, including Copyright, Record Contracts, Music Publishing, Artists Management, Record Company Operations, Internet Marketing and Distribution and International Music Business. Greenville College has served as the launching pad for numerous producers, managers and promoters. The Music Business Major is designed to combine real-life work experience with classroom instruction in order to prepare graduates for entry and mid-level careers. Career opportunities for outstanding Music Business majors include positions at major and independent companies in areas such as commercial and independent music production, booking, artists and business management, marketing, promotion, publicity, music publishing and entertainment law. Graduates also pursue a variety of entrepreneurial opportunities as business owners and independent contractors. Entrance Requirements Greenville College admits students who desire to achieve a liberal arts education in an evangelical Christian context. Members of this community are either committed to Christ or are sympathetic to the Christian perspective. Applicants are evaluated by consideration of their academic record, test scores, references, interviews, and participation in extracurricular activities. To be considered for admission, students must submit the following: A completed Application for Admission, including full responses to the application essays High School Transcripts College Transcripts (if the student has attended any colleges previously) ACT or SAT scores (required only of entering freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 30 college credits) References (only if requested by the Admissions Committee) The Admissions Office reviews each file individually, so all students who desire to study at Greenville College should complete the application process. However, the Greenville College Faculty have established guidelines by which admission decisions are generally made, which are: Freshmen: Completed a college preperatory curriculum in high school Ranked in the top 50% of the high school class ACT composite of 18, or SAT (Math + Critical Reading) of 860 High School GPA of at least 2.25/4.0 Transfers: Completed at least 12 transferrable college credits College GPA of at least 2.25/4.0 Note: If a student has completed fewer than 30 college credits, then the high school record and test scores are also used to determine admission. Note: If a student is not a native English speaker, then the college will consider the TOEFEL in lieu of the ACT or SAT for a freshman and may require the TOEFEL for a transfer student. An exact course distribution is not required, but the College recommends at least eleven of the minimum sixteen units earned be in college preparatory subjects. It is highly recommended that entering students have: four years of English in high school one year each in algebra and geometry two years of foreign language at least one of year of laboratory science one year of American history. However, each candidate will be evaluated on the basis of the individual credentials presented to the College in support of the application. *Special Note: A student pursuing an education degree with Greenville College who submits a composite score of 22 on the ACT (the composite score must include the writing portion of the test) will be able to use their composite ACT in lieu of the TAP/Illinois Basic Skills test. Note that the ACT composite score must be submitted during the admission process to Greenville College. Greenville College admits students on a rolling basis, so there is no specific application deadline. Students receive notification of admission within two weeks after their admission file is complete. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a personal, on-campus interview with an applicant before making the final admissions decision. Greenville College has the right to refuse admission or readmission for any student at its discretion. The college does not discriminate in its educational programs or activities on the basis of handicap, race, creed, color, sex or national origin which is in full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the laws of the State of Illinois. Career Opportunities Booking Agent Band Manager Record Label Employee Venue Operator Production Manager at Venue [-]

Bachelor in Physics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Greenville

The physics major requirements include 33-37 credits in physics and 26 credits in chemistry, computer science, and mathematics. The physics major can lead to either a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree. [+]

Physics attempts to develop a basic understanding of all forms of matter and energy. Today’s society needs persons trained in physics in order to maintain a high level of technology in our society. Physics uses mathematical techniques to describe processes and develops new ideas that are given to engineers for implementation. The Physics Department strives to give the student an understanding of the basic physical principles and show how these principles are adapted to many types of employment opportunities in our society. For those majoring in physics, the department is prepared to meet the needs of three groups: students who plan to teach high school physics, students who plan to go on to graduate school in physics, and students who expect to go to work in a government or industrial laboratory following graduation. Students may choose to complete either a B.A degree or a B.S. degree. Students qualifying for the B.A degree must fulfill the Foreign Language requirements as outlined in the General Education guidelines. Students qualifying for the B.S degree must complete 4 - 8 credit hours of a practicum centered on a research experience. The prospective high school teacher should plan to complete a major of ten courses before the semester of teaching experience. The additional coursework includes one semester of PHY 402 Senior Physics Lab and PHY 350 Science Curriculum Projects. Students planning to enter graduate school in physics should take the same curriculum as the prospective high school teacher through the junior year. During their senior year, students engage in independent study with the guidance of their professors. Part of this independent study should include laboratory investigation of a research nature. Currently the department offers research experience in atomic and nuclear physics. Students may engage in on-campus work with faculty using the department’s ion accelerator and other major equipment. Students may also become involved with the research Greenville College is doing in collaboration with the Gammasphere group at Argonne National Lab. Another option is to participate in the NSF-sponsored REU program which provides summer research experiences for undergraduates at various sites off-campus. Students who choose an REU for their practica credit should participate in this program the summer prior to their senior year. Students interested in working in government or industrial laboratories should complete the core curriculum. During the senior year the program will be independent in nature. It will differ from the graduate school-bound student preparation in that their independent work will be less theoretical and shall include shop and laboratory techniques as well as special laboratory projects. Greenville College offers an Engineering 3/2 program through a cooperative agreement with two top-notch engineering schools; the University of Illinois and Washington University in St. Louis. This five year program results in a bachelor of arts from Greenville and a bachelor of science in Engineering from the cooperating school. Successful completion of Greenville’s engineering program, with an appropriate GPA, guarantees admission to top quality engineering schools for the remaining two years. Check the index under Engineering 3/2 for curriculum information. Graduates of the physics program have gone into one of the three careers as outlined above. About one-third have gone into high school and college teaching, and one-third have taken positions in government or industrial laboratories. Over half of the graduates have taken graduate work in physics and one-sixth have completed Ph.D. programs. A study of physics majors during the years 1974-2004 indicates 81 graduates, all of whom entered graduate school or obtained employment in their chosen field. All three introductory courses are calculus based. Students may enroll in PHY 120 and MTH 115 Calculus I concurrently. Concepts involving calculus are developed early in the PHY 120 textbook and in the course so students can handle the topics that are discussed. Those students with high school physics as a background start the physics sequence with PHY 120. Physics majors, pre-engineers, and prospective secondary school teachers should complete the entire three course physics sequence. Physics Major The physics major requirements include 33-37 credits in physics and 26 credits in chemistry, computer science, and mathematics. The physics major can lead to either a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree. Physics Major Overview Physics as a discipline is central to all the natural sciences. Its applications are evident in all the technological advances in our present day society. Students will find our physics major excellent preparation for graduate school or for certification in teaching at the mid-school and secondary levels. Physics is a natural science that strives to accurately explain matter and energy at a very fundamental level. Mathematics is the primary language used in the field to communicate concepts that qualitatively and quantitatively describe natural phenomena, which is not only responsible for physical, but also chemical and biological processes. Physics is strictly an experimental science, which means that ideas come solely from experimentation and observation. Physics Majors at GC will honor the boundaries of physics, but also be encouraged to step outside and appreciate and acknowledge God's handiwork. Entrance Requirements Greenville College admits students who desire to achieve a liberal arts education in an evangelical Christian context. Members of this community are either committed to Christ or are sympathetic to the Christian perspective. Applicants are evaluated by consideration of their academic record, test scores, references, interviews, and participation in extracurricular activities. To be considered for admission, students must submit the following: A completed Application for Admission, including full responses to the application essays High School Transcripts College Transcripts (if the student has attended any colleges previously) ACT or SAT scores (required only of entering freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 30 college credits) References (only if requested by the Admissions Committee) The Admissions Office reviews each file individually, so all students who desire to study at Greenville College should complete the application process. However, the Greenville College Faculty have established guidelines by which admission decisions are generally made, which are: Freshmen: Completed a college preperatory curriculum in high school Ranked in the top 50% of the high school class ACT composite of 18, or SAT (Math + Critical Reading) of 860 High School GPA of at least 2.25/4.0 Transfers: Completed at least 12 transferrable college credits College GPA of at least 2.25/4.0 Note: If a student has completed fewer than 30 college credits, then the high school record and test scores are also used to determine admission. Note: If a student is not a native English speaker, then the college will consider the TOEFEL in lieu of the ACT or SAT for a freshman and may require the TOEFEL for a transfer student. An exact course distribution is not required, but the College recommends at least eleven of the minimum sixteen units earned be in college preparatory subjects. It is highly recommended that entering students have: four years of English in high school one year each in algebra and geometry two years of foreign language at least one of year of laboratory science one year of American history. However, each candidate will be evaluated on the basis of the individual credentials presented to the College in support of the application. *Special Note: A student pursuing an education degree with Greenville College who submits a composite score of 22 on the ACT (the composite score must include the writing portion of the test) will be able to use their composite ACT in lieu of the TAP/Illinois Basic Skills test. Note that the ACT composite score must be submitted during the admission process to Greenville College. Greenville College admits students on a rolling basis, so there is no specific application deadline. Students receive notification of admission within two weeks after their admission file is complete. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a personal, on-campus interview with an applicant before making the final admissions decision. Greenville College has the right to refuse admission or readmission for any student at its discretion. The college does not discriminate in its educational programs or activities on the basis of handicap, race, creed, color, sex or national origin which is in full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the laws of the State of Illinois. Career Opportunities Graduate/PhD Work Research Architect Clinical Scientist Engineering [-]

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Greenville College

Address East College Avenue 315
62246 Greenville, United States
Website http://www.greenville.edu/
Phone +1 618-664-2800