Vanguard University offers 25 undergraduate majors housed in the 14 departments of the Undergraduate College.

Traditional undergraduate majors for incoming high school graduates, college transfers, and international students. Click on the links below to find out more about these departments and the majors within the College.


Academic Departments

Department of Anthropology and Sociology
Dr. Ed Clarke, Chair

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Sociology

Department of Biology
Dr. Cecil Miller, Chair

  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology

Department of Business and Management

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • International Business
  • Marketing

Department of Chemistry
Dr. Tara Sirvent, Chair

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry

Department of Communication
Dr. Tom Carmody, Chair

  • Communication (concentrations in Communication Studies and Cinema Arts)

Department of English
Dr. Karen Lee, Chair

  • English (emphases in Literature and Textual Analysis or Writing)

Department of History and Political Science
Dr. John R.M. Wilson, Chair

  • History and Political Science

Department of Kinesiology
Dr. Diana Avans, Chair

  • Kinesiology (concentrations in Exercise and Sport Science, Sport Studies, and Pre-Health Sciences)

Department of Liberal Studies
Dr. Dixie Arnold, Chair

  • Liberal Studies (emphases in Anthropology, Biological Science, Communication, English Literature, English Writing, History/Political Science, Kinesiology (PE), Mathematics, Music, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Theatre Arts)

Department of Mathematics
Dr. Arthur Lee, Chair

  • Mathematics

Department of Music
Dr. James Melton, Chair

  • General Music (emphases in Music Ministry and Applied Music)
  • Worship Studies (emphases in Art, Cinema Arts, Communication, Theatre Arts, and Worship Leadership)
  • Bachelor of Music (majors in Vocal Performance, Piano Performance, Guitar Performance, Instrumental Performance, Composition, Music Education, Church Music, and Jazz Studies)

Department of Psychology
Dr. Karen (K.J.) Hummel, Chair

  • Psychology

Department of Religion
Dr. Richard Israel, Chair

  • Religion (concentrations in Biblical Studies, Christian Formation and Discipleship Studies, Intercultural Studies, Pastoral Leadership Studies, and Youth Leadership Studies)

Department of Theatre Arts
Susan Berkompas, MFA, Chair

  • Theatre Arts (concentrations in Performance/Directing, Technical Design, and Musical Theatre)