2019-2020 University Catalog

Multnomah University Undergraduate Programs

Multnomah’s Distinctives

As a Christian university, our university core curriculum is central to our students' studies. Multnomah’s core comprises 30 credits in Bible and Theology out of the total credits required in the four-year, undergraduate programs.*  In addition the Bible serves as the guiding standard for a Christian perspective in all of Multnomah’s programs, facilitating a curriculum-wide integration of Christian faith and academic learning.

Multnomah’s aim, through the university core, is to bring students to a sound working knowledge of the Word of God and its relationship to other areas of academic study. Also, with God and His Word at work in minds and hearts, students may grow in Christ-like character, maturity in belief, attitude, and lifestyle. Other aspects of the university core engage the humanities, develop critical thinking skills, qualitative reasoning, scientific methodology, and promote their opportunities to contribute to society. The ultimate goal of the core is to produce academically well-rounded students who understand the world from a biblical perspective and who seek to serve Christ in whatever vocation they pursue.

*For entering Freshmen

Multnomah’s Curriculum

The Bible/Theology content of the University core curriculum distinguishes Multnomah from many other colleges and Universities.

Each educational offering seeks to develop the student’s Christian character and per­son. In addition, spiritual life activities seek to promote in students a quality of life leading to their development as mature Christian servants and leaders in the world. 

Multnomah University students choose from such majors as accounting, Bible, biology, Greek, Hebrew, business administration, business and organizational psychology, church leadership, English, environmental science, exercise science, global studies, history, humanities, psychology, TESOL, and youth & educational ministries. Building upon the University core, these majors, taught by professors committed to understanding their disciplines through a biblical framework, provide the undergraduate with excellent professional and/or vocational training in these fields along with an understanding of how to pursue them as a follower of Jesus Christ.

Bachelor of Arts:

124 Total Credits, with 30 credits in Bible core; 48 credits in general education; a major, and electives.

Majors or Minors

  • Accounting
  • Bible
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Business and Organizational Psychology
  • Church Leadership
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Global Studies
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • TESOL
  • Youth and Educational Ministries

Academic Advising

Each new student is placed in a small group with a faculty member and an upperclassman to advise and assist the student in an easy transition into college life. These Faculty Connect groups, are formed in ­orientation and continue through the first year, as long as needed.

In addition, each student is assigned a faculty major advisor, usually the Department Chair of the student’s major or minor, who is responsible to assist and give direction to the student’s academic program. Special advising is available for those who are interested in a Pre-law or Pre-seminary track.

A degree audit system from the Registrar’s Office supports faculty advising. This service makes available comprehensive computerized reports of academic status and prog­ress to students through small-group and one-on-one advice sessions with the registrar’s staff.

Through course work, faculty advising, seminars with professionals­ in Christian ministry, and select internships, the academic ministry programs­ prepare students for vocational Christian service.

The Service Learning depart­ment coordinates pre-­professional experiences for students­ in volunteer ministry programs, internships, and part-time positions, providing practical experience to enrich the students’ talents and skills.

To assist students with career planning, each student must successfully complete GE290 Career Development in their Junior or Senior year. This one-credit course provides a comprehensive exposure to, and practical application of, career development principles. Both ministry and secular opportunities are explored with the goal of wise career decision making.