2021-2022 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 18 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, English, environmental science, exercise science, global studies, history, humanities, human resources management, ministry and pastoral leadership, professional sales, psychology, supply chain management, 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 or Bachelor of Science:

124 Total Credits, with 18 credits in Bible/Theology core; 48 credits in general education; a major, and electives.

Majors or Minors

  • Accounting
  • Bible and Theology
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Business and Organizational Psychology
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Global Studies
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Human Resources Management
  • Ministry and Pastoral Leadership
  • Professional Sales
  • Psychology
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Youth and Educational Ministries

Academic Advising

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.

Advising staff in the Office of the Registrar provide further support for students.  A degree audit system 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.

To assist students with career planning, each student must successfully complete GE290 Career Development in their Junior or Senior year. This two-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.