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Olivet University presents four regular college courses leading to degrees. Each course involves four years of attendance, study and recitation—128 semester hours—inclusive of Bible study. The courses are as follows:

1. Classic. This leads to the degree of Bachelor of Arts (B. A.). Emphasis being placed upon the classical languages and literature.

2. Science. This leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science (B. S.). Emphasis being placed upon the study of science and philosophy.

3. Divinity. This leads to the degree of Bachelor of Divinity (B. D.). Emphasis being placed upon the study of Christian doctrine, church history, etc., in preparation for the ministry.

4. Music. This leads to the degree of Bachelor of Music B. Mus.). Emphasis being placed upon the study of music— instrumental and vocal.

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Olivet Nazarene University


Olivet, Illinois


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Christian Denominations and Sects | Christianity | Higher Education | Religion


Olivet University has a double purpose. It seeks to minister pure Christianity in connection with genuine scholarship. The Bible is the supreme textbook, for which all connected with the institution must show respect, and which all must have in regular study, that they may become wise unto salvation, through faith in Jesus Christ, and may know how to rightly divide the Word of Truth, and may become Christian workers who need not be ashamed.

All other books for our study must be in their teaching loyal to the textbook of Christianity. But this does not mean that we have a Bible School only, in any narrow sense. Other textbooks used are the equal of those in any University, and the scholarship we require is the equivalent of what is honored in other schools. Our aim is to have an institution of strong scholastic standing under the best Christian influence, where faith in the Bible and its God and Savior will not be endangered, but will be deepened and strengthened, where the young may be morally and religiously safe while securing the best intellectual culture.

Eighth Annual Catalog -- Olivet University 1916-1917