Welcome to Belhaven University, a place where top-rated faculty and a nurturing environment converge to bring you to your best ... and then propel you beyond what you think is achievable.
Nationally recognized academics. Vibrant campus life. Christ-centered Worldview Curriculum seamlessly intertwines history, literature, art, music, and philosophy into a chronological core curriculum for all incoming freshmen and sophomores.
Belhaven University has received national recognition for its academic programs and affordability, and the College has earned regional Accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Furthermore, Belhaven is one of just 30 schools in the U.S. to be nationally accredited in all four of the arts: dance, music, theatre, and visual art.
At the center of Belhaven’s liberal arts emphasis is the innovative Worldview Curriculum, which presents history, philosophy, literature, and art as one set of interconnected disciplines.
Through this bold approach to education, students discover the contexts of the Christian worldview and how it relates to other systems of thought throughout history. With it comes the challenge to students to recognize their own worldview and to weigh it against the Christian worldview.
Christian colleges and universities come in all shapes and sizes, but Belhaven College, now Belhaven University, is one of a kind. Each of our Christ-honoring faculty, coaches, and staff is committed to helping you capture God’s vision for your life and to preparing you to excel in your career, relationships, home, and the world of ideas.
THE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
Belhaven competes at the highest level in the arts with some of the top schools in the nation. Learn more:
Visual Arts Department
Belhaven is one of 30 institutions in the nation accredited in all four areas of the arts - visual art, music, theater, and dance. Also, Belhaven is the only Christian liberal arts college in the country that offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing.
Blazer athletics are taking their competition to a whole new level. Check out what's happening in sports.
Study and live on our charming campus in an historic neighborhood of the capital of the New South, Jackson, Mississippi - or attend one of our adult education centers offering accelerated Christian education in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Orlando, Houston, Memphis, and Jackson.
JACKSON - TRADITIONAL
JACKSON - ADULT
Maxie Gordon, M.D. (83)
Director, Adult In-Patient Unit for Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Director, School of Education, UMC
The main reason I attended Belhaven was because Belhaven had and continues to have an excellent reputation for academics. I felt a Christian perspective would make me more well-rounded. I wanted someone to help me live up to my commitment to Christ.
Grant Callen, Young Alumnus of the Year 2009
Grant Callen 05 doesnt leave his faith at the door when he goes to work at the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. As Director of Development, he has the opportunity to impact society every day. He says he appreciates that Belhaven is committed to equipping students with the knowledge, tools, and experience to impact the secular culture for Christ. My Christian worldview colors everything I do. I think my life calling is to work in the political realm in Mississippi to create a more just society. My biblical worldview not only impacts the way I conduct my career but why I chose this field in the first place.
Andrew Camenisch ’98
Known for his work as lead sculptor for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Andrew has taken his educational foundation and exemplified Belhaven’s ability to produce students who are passionate about excelling in their calling and in their field of work.
Chaplain (LTC) James R. Carter (`83) is serving as a senior command chaplain in Baghdad, Iraq.
Im grateful for the foundation that was laid during my four years at Belhaven. I can see how God has used my time there in such a profound way that it has set the trajectory of my world and life view. Belhaven certainly has given me the right tools for handling many of lifes challenges, to include the challenges that I face in combat.
Artist of the Year
Author Elizabeth Spencer graduated Belhaven in 1942 and went on to write many novels, short stories, non-fiction, fiction, and drama. She has experienced a lifetime of achievement for her many literary contributions and was recently awarded the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction and Governor's Award for Achievement in Literature from the Mississippi Arts Commission.
Heather Logan Ivery ’00
Working to end Homelessness in Jackson
As a Biblical Studies graduate, Heather has always had a passion for helping people. Though she always thought she would be a foreign missionary, the Lord placed her in the heart of Jackson to serve the very neediest citizensthe homeless.
As the City of Jacksons Homeless Program Coordinator, Heather has the monumental task of implementing the citys 10-year plan to end homelessness. As she looks at her path since college, Heather says, I love my work and I have my time at Belhaven to thank for nurturing that call.
United States Marshal
"Several years ago, a friend challenged me to consider Belhaven for its worker-friendly atmosphere and faculty. Belhaven proved to be the right institution for me. While there, I met and socialized with students who actually lived their religion. I was provided the opportunity to mingle with Christians (my study group) who 'talked the talk and walked the walk.' My worldview regarding many issues on which this country finds itself deeply divided changed as a direct result of attending Belhaven."
Question: What do you get with business administration, philosophy, computer science and mathematics degrees from Belhaven College? Answer: One of the fastest growing technology companies in the country.
Bomgar, a PC Remote Access Software Company, founded by Joel Bomgar ('03), Nathan McNeill ('03), and Patrick Norman ('01) has revolutionized remote software and has turned in 4 straight years of 150 percent annual-revenue growth. (Right to left) Joel is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Nathan, Co-Founder & VP of Product Strategy, and Patrick, Co-Founder & VP of eCommerce.
Belhaven University announces the launch of Mens and Womens Track and Field beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year. Belhaven will compete on the regional and national level ... | Read More
Dr. Newt Wilson, friend and former Belhaven University president, died on Tuesday, April 23. For those of you who were not able to make it to Dr. Wilson's Memorial Service on April 27, we have provided a link where you can listen to the entire service ... | Read More
Families and friends gathered to celebrate the Graduating Class of 2012- 2013 at the Belhaven University Commencement Ceremony on April 27. Two ceremonies celebrated the accomplishments ... | Read More