2016-2017 Graduate Catalog


Our mission is clear: Greenville College empowers students for lives of character and service through a transforming Christ-centered education in the liberating arts, science and professional studies.

This mission makes Greenville College a vital place where students learn and grow. We are a Christian community committed to challenging and nurturing students. The College is dedicated to excellence in higher education grounded in both the liberal arts tradition and a Wesleyan heritage. We provide an education characterized by open inquiry into all creation, and are guided by the authority of Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience. Faculty and administrators adhere to and are motivated by a Christian worldview. Faculty and students are encouraged to study the issues and ideas of the present and the past, and in so doing seek to promote a more humane and just future for all people.

A Greenville College education is marked by quality, innovation, and spiritual depth. The College seeks to relate this education to the needs of students entering a dynamic, changing society. To enable students to thrive in a complex world and address societal need, students develop knowledge and skills across a variety of domains, become empowered to critically relate what they are learning with their Christian faith, and apply theoretical knowledge to real world problems.

In the pages that follow, Greenville College invites you to examine its rich legacy and contemporary relevance. It is a fully accredited co-educational college which holds to a unique conception of liberal arts education, one that combines a philosophy rooted in the Christian faith with a rigorous but balanced academic program. The College offers a unique setting where students think about central questions of faith and life in a Christ-centered, supportive community.