Belhaven at a Glance

Belhaven University, is a four-year, coeducational Christian liberal arts college located in Jackson, MS. A heritage of Reformed higher education, welcoming students of all denominations and backgrounds.Established in 1883, the mission of the College is to prepare men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas. Read more about Belhaven's profile(PDF) and Points of Distinctions.

By the Numbers

By the Numbers 

Our Campus

Located in a dynamic historic district of Jackson, MS, the "Capital of the New South."  With a population of nearly one-half million, Jackson is the political, economic, educational, and cultural capital of the state.  Belhaven also has additional campuses located throughout the Southeast, as well as online.

Belhaven’s main campus gracefully nestled among majestic oaks and flowering azaleas.  Located at the heart of campus, the student center includes the campus bookstore, cafe, multi-media theatre, student dining commons, private dining rooms. Belhaven features six residence halls with high-speed computer accessibility for resident students. Both intercollegiate and intramural athletes enjoy our gymnasium, fitness center, track, stadium and other facilities on campus. 

It is vital that Belhaven University’s campus be a safe place for students to study and live, and we go to great lengths to assure multiple layers of safety measures are in place.

What Makes Belhaven Unique?

Belhaven is the first and only university in the country to offer an unique program called the Belhaven Promise. For first-time, full-time, Belhaven freshmen that remain continuously enrolled for 4 years and declare a double major, the 5th year of tuition is free. Belhaven wants to fuel our students' academic passion and help maximize their success. Combinations of majors are limited only by the imagination. 

Belhaven is one of just 36 colleges in the country to hold national accreditation in each of the four major arts – Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Art. Students in these programs have access to renowned faculty and perform in world class facilities.

All Belhaven freshmen are enrolled in a course to help introduce them to college life and enhance study skills while discovering strengths and passions. Seniors take a capstone class entitled "Kingdom Life: Family and Workplace," part of Belhaven's worldview curriculum emphasize Christian principles in the workplace.  Mentoring programs, internships, and volunteer service opportunities.  A vital, required chapel series featuring some of the best Christian preachers and thinkers in a shared campus worship experience.  Opportunities for missions, both overseas and in the United States.  Religious clubs to encourage spiritual growth and service.

Degree Programs

Belhaven offers the following degrees:

Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Management and Bachelor of Business Administration.

Graduate degrees: Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Leadership, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master of Sports Administration, Master of Health Administration, Master of Fine Arts in Dance, Education Specialist, Doctor of Education.

Majors 

Accounting
Art (Visual)
Biblical Studies and Ministries
Biological Studies
Business Administration
Chemistry
Classical Education Studies
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Dance
Digital Media
Elementary Education
English
Film Production
Global Mathematics
Global Psychology
Graphic Design
Health Administration
History
Intercultural Studies 
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Mathematics
Music
Nursing 
Political Science
Psychology
Public Relations
Social Work 
Sports Management
Sports Medicine and Exercise Science
Theatre
Tradigital


Accreditation

Belhaven University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Belhaven University.

The Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Department of Art is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The Department of Dance is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). The Department of Theatre is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

Belhaven University through its School of Business Administration has the following degree programs accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education: Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Leadership, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Management and Bachelor of Sports Administration. For a complete list of Belhaven University's accreditations, see our Accreditation page

Blazer Athletics

Belhaven is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the American Southwest Conference (ASC). Belhaven offers 17 intercollegiate sports competing at the NCAA Division III level, as well as cheerleading and marching band.

MEN’S SPORTS

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field

WOMEN’S SPORTS

Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field