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Corban University

Majors & Programs

Corban offers a wide variety of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, both on campus and online. Every program combines academic excellence with Christian principles and purpose, integrating a biblical worldview in every class. No matter which program you choose, you will be prepared to make a difference in your career and community.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITIES


Communication
Behind every successful idea, business endeavor, and cause is someone who is telling its story. In Corban’s communication program, you’ll learn how to tell compelling stories through a variety of media, from writing to speaking to the arts. Learn how to craft powerful communication about the stories behind people, products, ideas, and organizations.
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Creative Writing
Revel in your love for writing as you refine your craft. Whether you’re pursuing a career as a writer or want to improve your writing ability for a variety of other settings, creative writing will help you become more adept with language.
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English
Study great literature alongside expert faculty. Refine your analytical skills, and further develop your ability to write well and with Christian discernment. Cultivate your love of language, all in the company of other avid poets, novelists, scholars, artists, and literary entrepreneurs. If this sounds exciting, then consider yourself warmly invited to join our eclectic community.
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General Studies (A.A.) 
Humanities
Become a well-rounded Christian intellectual. Refine your capacity to write, speak, and think well, and further develop your ability to think creatively. Pursue questions about truth and beauty. Pursue wisdom, and do so within a lively community of philosophers, writers, artists, and scholars.
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Interdisciplinary Studies
Design your own customized major with Corban’s interdisciplinary studies option. If you have specific career goals that require strong knowledge in more than one area of study, this is a great option for you.
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Interdisciplinary Studies (Online)
Corban’s online interdisciplinary program is the ideal solution if you have specific career goals that require strong knowledge in more than one area of study, or if you have already completed a significant amount of coursework toward another degree.
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Journalism
In today’s culture, information is more accessible than ever before. However, trustworthy, unbiased reporting has become harder to find. Learn how to be a positive force in the world of journalism and reporting in Corban’s journalism program.
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Liberal Arts
The liberal arts degree challenges you to develop the skills necessary to be successful in any number of professions that require curiosity, agility, critical thinking, strong communication skills, cultural literacy, and a holistic worldview, among many other skills.
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Media Arts
As the world becomes increasingly driven by media, every organization has a growing need for media-related skills. The world of social media has created new challenges and opportunities for creative expression as ministries and organizations seek to reach the right people with the right message.
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Music
In Corban’s music program, you’ll be equipped to perform with excellence as you use your musical talents to enrich the world around you and reflect God’s creativity through education, entertainment, or worship—or all three!
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Music Education
Music provides an outlet for positive creative expression, especially for young people discovering who they are and who they want to become. In Corban’s music education program, you’ll be equipped to step into the classroom and open the world of music to students of all ages, from the basics of Do-Re-Mi and rhythm to advanced choral and instrumental skills.
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DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS


Agriculture Science
Our immersive and hands-on agriculture science program will prepare you to be a competent agricultural or scientific professional, committed to discovering solutions to some of the world’s most pressing agricultural problems.
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Biokinetics (pre-physical therapy)
The biokinetics degree provides you with the background to pursue a career in physical therapy or occupational therapy. This degree is particularly suited for students who intend to go onto graduate school.
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Biology
In Corban’s biology program, you’ll study the amazing intricacies of the living organisms and systems that make up our world. From medicine to veterinary science to ecology and environmentalism, dozens of fields require knowledge and competence in the biological sciences.
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Biomedical Sciences (pre-med/pre-vet)
Corban’s pre-professional biomedical sciences degree gives students the foundation to excel in a variety of medical careers. Prepare for grad school and your career with Corban’s rigorous, cutting-edge coursework and focused MCAT prep.
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Computer Science
Businesses and organizations need people who can understand, manage, and even create systems—whether that’s a network security system or the software behind a user-friendly app. In Corban’s computer science program, you’ll learn how to use computer systems to make people’s lives better: maximizing profit, identifying target audiences, protecting valuable information, or making processes happen quicker and more efficiently.
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Health Science (A.S.) (pre-nursing)
Corban University offers a nursing program in partnership with George Fox University. Earn your two-year Associate of Science in Health Science (pre-nursing) from Corban and then continue on with your education.
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Kinesiology: Applied Kinesiology
Turn your passion for wellness, athletic performance, and fitness into a career that encourages optimal living.
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Kinesiology: Sports & Recreation
Because of the strong emphasis on human movement, the kinesiology major provides outstanding preparation for a variety of athletic training, sports performance, recreation, and fitness careers.
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Mathematics
Corban’s mathematics program will equip you to bring logical thinking, attention to detail, and advanced problem-solving to a variety of careers.
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Master of Leadership in Kinesiology
From health and fitness to sports and recreation, kinesiology is a rapidly-growing field, and current trends in the industry suggest that kinesiology professionals need more business knowledge.
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HOFF SCHOOL OF BUSINESS


Business (A.A.) 
Accounting
Accounting is one way you can use your analytical mind and attention to detail to make a difference. Whether you’re interested in public accounting, corporate accounting, or wealth management, you’ll be equipped to excel in the accounting profession.
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Accounting (Online) 
This program delivers a well-rounded business degree to equip you to lead and connect with people while also focusing on the technical aspects of financial management.
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Agribusiness
The demand for skilled, educated, innovative, and technology-driven leaders in the field of agriculture is growing exponentially.
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Business Analytics
Data is the lifeblood of the digital economy, and every organization is scrambling to use their data. Why? Because quality information facilitates quality decision-making.
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Leadership Management
Prepare to engage the business world as a leader of integrity and compassion, managing people and processes wisely and effectively.
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Leadership Management (Online)
This concentration is ideal for people who are passionate leaders, communicators, employees, employers, non-profit developers, community organizers or business owners. Prepare to engage the business world as a leader of integrity and compassion, managing people and processes wisely and effectively.
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Marketing
Explore the dynamics of communicating to a marketplace, researching market needs and desires, analyzing consumer behavior, and developing a communication plan using social media.
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Marketing (Online)
The field of marketing lets you develop both your creativity and your business savvy by creating and communicating the look, voice and brand of a company or ministry.
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Sports & Recreation Management
Turn your passion for sports and recreation into an exciting career working with athletes and recreationists.
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Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Corban’s one-year, online MBA program is designed to empower you with training and techniques you can use immediately. Whether you are already a business executive, ministry director, supervisor, or entrepreneur, or if you are working toward a leadership position, the Hoff MBA will equip you for success.
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Master of Business Intelligence & Analytics
Through the MBIA, you will learn how to transform data into useful information for decision making by mining, preparing, analyzing, and visually presenting data.
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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION


Biology Education
In Corban’s secondary education program, you’ll be equipped to change the lives of young people as you educate them in a range of disciplines, all while showing that you care about their personal, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. 
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Elementary Education
Our elementary education program, you’ll be equipped to enter the classroom with confidence. Experienced faculty will guide you through classroom management techniques, education theory, and more.
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Health Education
In Corban’s secondary education program, you’ll be equipped to change the lives of young people as you educate them in a range of disciplines, all while showing that you care about their personal, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. 
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Language Arts Education
In Corban’s secondary education program, you’ll be equipped to change the lives of young people as you educate them in a range of disciplines, all while showing that you care about their personal, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. 
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Mathematics Education
In Corban’s secondary education program, you’ll be equipped to change the lives of young people as you educate them in a range of disciplines, all while showing that you care about their personal, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. 
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Physical Education & Health
In Corban’s secondary education program, you’ll be equipped to change the lives of young people as you educate them in a range of disciplines, all while showing that you care about their personal, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. 
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Social Studies Education
In Corban’s secondary education program, you’ll be equipped to change the lives of young people as you educate them in a range of disciplines, all while showing that you care about their personal, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. 
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Paraprofessional Educator (A.A.)
This program prepares you to work in a variety of roles in an elementary, secondary, or school district setting. You might provide one-on-one attention to students who need extra help, assist teachers with classroom prep and classroom management, or work in school administration offices or school libraries.
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Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)
Master of Science in Education will allow you to experience classes with other teachers who understand the challenges and rewards of leading in today’s classrooms. Whether you are a first-year teacher or have 20 years of experience in the classroom, you will be challenged and encouraged through coursework that is relevant to the changing world of education.
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Graduate Teacher Licensure
Whether teaching is a goal you’ve always wanted to pursue or a second career you’re ready to dive into, Corban’s Graduate Teacher Licensure (GTL) program will prepare you to teach any age group from early childhood to high school in a public or private school setting.
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SCHOOL OF MINISTRY


Biblical–Theological Studies
Dive deep into academic study of the Bible and theology, growing in your personal faith as you examine the foundational truths of Christianity.
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Christian Ministry
If you feel led to serve as a pastor, ministry leader or church staff member, this degree will provide biblically-based, culturally-relevant training and practical experience to help you identify and effectively use your unique gifts. Your training will focus on discipleship, teaching Scripture, and ministry leadership.
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Intercultural Education
Be equipped to teach Bible and other subjects in international or cross-cultural settings where education can literally change lives.
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Intercultural Studies
Prepare to reach the world for Christ, sharing God’s love and the life-giving truth of the gospel. You’ll receive training on cultural sensitivity, cross-cultural adaptation, language learning, and intercultural communications, plus practical experience to tie it all together.
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Kairos: Ministry + Master of Divinity
With the KAIROS Accelerated Master of Divinity, you can get started on the adventure of ministry sooner than you think. In just five years, you can finish your bachelor’s and your M.Div. Traditional bachelor’s and M.Div. programs would take you 7-9 years to complete.
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Worship Leadership
Master of Arts in Christian Leadership
The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership offers a balance of ministry, Bible and theology courses to give you the preparation you need in theological understanding, biblical truth and practical ministry experience.
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Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
The M.Div. program is designed to give you the tools you need to accurately interpret Scripture within its historical, geographical and cultural background and to apply it to your current ministry’s context, location and cultural demands.
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Doctor of Ministry in Strategic Leadership (D.Min.)
The Doctor of Ministry in Strategic Leadership will help you develop a deeper understanding of biblical leadership and expand your capacity as a leader. Building on the foundation of a master’s degree and your vocational ministry experience, the program provides advanced study in personal and ministry formation.
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SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES


Counseling Psychology
If you’re passionate about building relationships, interacting with others, and making a difference, you’ll feel right at home as part of the counseling psychology program at Corban University.
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Criminal Justice
The criminal justice profession is looking for dedicated, hardworking, and ethical men and women to fill the ongoing need for professionals in this challenging field. As a criminal justice professional, you will handle situations involving people who are often at a low point in their lives, whether victims of crime, suspects, or others in need of your help
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Forensic Psychology
Forensic psychology combines criminal justice and psychology into a unique field where you will study the psychology behind criminal behavior—and help prevent it. By applying psychological science to legal matters, you can assist judges and juries in determining criminal responsibility and punishment.
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History
As a history major at Corban University, you’ll learn how to study the events, people, and places of history in order to better understand the modern human condition.
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Political Science
Corban’s political science program equips students to be politically-engaged, intentional Christian thought leaders in today’s society.
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Psychology: Counseling Psychology (Online)
If you’re passionate about connecting with and serving others, Corban’s online psychology program will equip you with effective tools for a meaningful career.
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Psychology: Family Studies (Online)
Family Studies graduates are prepared to work in a variety of human services occupations as case managers, rehab specialists, career counselors and more, or as church staff in family ministry positions. Family Studies students are also equipped to continue on to graduate school to pursue social work, counseling, or other psychology-related careers.
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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Corban’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is more than a degree or a “next step” in your education. The Master’s in Counseling is a comprehensive, CACREP-accredited program that lays the foundation for you to be an effective Licensed Professional Counselor.
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Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Corban’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) is an accredited program built to equip leaders working in the public sector in the U.S. or abroad, at the federal, state, or local level. All areas of government need leaders educated to administer public funds, policies, and programs with excellence and integrity.
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Master of Public Safety Administration (MPSA)
Corban’s Master of Public Safety Administration (MPSA) is an accredited program for individuals looking to take the next step in their career in public safety and leadership. This educational opportunity provides an online option for obtaining your degree while you continue to serve your community, setting you up for increased income and giving you an edge when competing for a new position or promotion.
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