Belhaven University ("Belhaven" or "BU") is a private Christian liberal arts university located in Jackson, Mississippi. Founded by Dr. Lewis Fitzhugh and later donated to the Presbyterian Church in the United States, the school has been independently run by a Board of Trustees since 1972. Belhaven is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's Degrees. Twenty-seven Bachelor's Degrees and eight Master's Degrees are offered. In addition to traditional majors, programs of general studies are available. There are also pre-professional programs in Christian Ministry, Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Nursing, and Medical Technology.
Belhaven maintains satellite campuses for graduate and undergraduate studies in Houston, Texas, Memphis, Tennessee and Orlando, Florida, and also conducts online programs.
Belhaven teaches from a "Christian Worldview Curriculum" and defines its mission as preparing "students academically and spiritually to serve Jesus Christ in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas."
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