About Bob Jones University

Bob Jones University was established in Bay County, Florida in 1927 by evangelist Bob Jones Sr. His vision was to establish a training center for Christians from around the world that would be distinguished by its academic excellence, refined standards of behavior, and opportunities to appreciate the performing and visual arts. The university’s Greenville campus opened its doors on October 1, 1947; and for over 70 years BJU has been a hallmark of the Upstate Community. As of Fall 2018, Bob Jones University became a member of The University Center of Greenville with the opening of its School for Continuing, Online and Professional Education at the center.

Through its new school, BJU will offer education programs designed primarily for post-traditional students, typically 25 or older, who desire to complete a degree or participate in certificate programs that enhance employment skills. Online courses will include degree completion programs, professional master’s degrees and a graduate certificate program. Credit and non-credit certificate and professional development programs will also be added.

“This new initiative underscores our commitment to support students from diverse educational backgrounds and with diverse educational requirements,” says BJU President Steve Pettit. “We want to provide both flexibility and a broad range of options to help adult learners to acquire or finish degrees that will better position them in today’s workforce. Our expanded online presence will enable students from around the world to benefit from an accredited, Christian liberal arts education.”

Programs currently being offered through SCOPE and UCG are:


Master of Music Education

Master of Science – Educational Leadership

Master of Education – Teaching and Learning

Master of Arts – Biblical Studies

Master of Arts – Biblical Counseling

Master of Divinity

Master of Arts – Sports Administration and Coaching


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