College of Arts & Sciences

Expanding Knowledge and Ideas

At Olivet Nazarene University, students learn more about the exciting learning opportunities in the arts and sciences. Scholarship and mentorship combine for a complete academic experience. In a challenging academic environment with encouragement to explore your personal interests, you’ll find a place to become the student and the success you are meant to be. The College of Arts and Sciences is possibly the most diverse college on campus — from language, theatre and art to chemistry, math and political science.

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Areas of Study

Choosing what to study is an important step, and at Olivet experienced faculty mentors work to help stduents choose the degree program that is just right for each student. As students pursue the liberal arts at Olivet, they develop a sense of social responsibility as well as strong, transferable intellectual and practical skills.

Our Faculty

Our Faculty

Stephen Lowe, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

A true academic, Stephen Lowe enjoys reading, researching and writing. He is also director of the University Honors Program and a professor of American history. His book, “Sir Walter and Mr. Jones: Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, and the Rise of American Golf,” is the winner of a USGA International Book Award.

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Pursue Your Interests

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” —Plutarch

Learning goes beyond professional or career preparation to the shaping of the whole person. That is the touchstone of a liberal arts education. An Olivet education is the groundwork upon which all future learning is built.

Scholarly Pursuits

Olivet’s Honors Program encourages and nurtures academically gifted students, helping them to believe in their possibilities, preparing them to become the Christian scholars and servant leaders our world needs. 

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Practical Experience

God’s world is to be explored and appreciated. As an Olivet student, you have many opportunities to work and serve in the local community and across the globe. In the process, you become a global citizen who appreciates all people and cultures.

Clubs and Organizations

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