Greenville University

Introduction

Greenville University 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 the 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 University 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 University 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 University’s roots lie in the Christian college movement of nineteenth-century America that was concerned to provide an education centered on 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 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 University 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 University promotes open-mindedness and authentic actions of hospitality among its students, faculty, and staff. Holistic Teaching Greenville University 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 takes 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 University 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 University 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 University models and fosters a creative and critical approach to ideas and challenges. Through an academically rigorous curriculum, the faculty encourages original and imaginative thinking while valuing disciplined and reasoned analysis. Character and Service Greenville University 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 University 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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Bachelor

Bachelor in Computer & Information Systems

Campus Full time September 2018 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.... [-]


Bachelor in Digital Media

Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2018 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.

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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. ... [-]


Bachelor in Dual Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 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. ... [-]


Bachelor in Music Business

Campus Full time September 2018 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.... [-]


Bachelor in Physics

Campus Full time September 2018 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.... [-]


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Greenville College

Address 315 E. College Avenue, Illinois
62246-1145 Greenville, Illinois, USA
Website http://www.greenville.edu/
Phone +1 618-664-2800