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Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate68%
Acceptance Rate68%

Olivet Nazarene University Academics

Olivet Nazarene University requires a minimum of 120 semester hours to complete a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at Olivet Nazarene University, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Olivet Nazarene University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Olivet Nazarene University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 64% of students who start college at Olivet Nazarene University graduate within six years.

Olivet Nazarene University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Olivet Nazarene University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Will I Take At Olivet Nazarene University?

Olivet Nazarene University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Olivet Nazarene University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Olivet Nazarene University

When choosing a major, Olivet Nazarene University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Olivet Nazarene University.

Student Designed Majors

Olivet Nazarene University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

Olivet Nazarene University does not require students to complete a senior project.

Double Majoring at Olivet Nazarene University

Olivet Nazarene University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.

Frequently Asked Questions About Olivet Nazarene University

Does Olivet Nazarene University Offer Learning Disability Services?

✅ Olivet Nazarene University does offer services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Olivet Nazarene University Have An Online Program?

✅ Olivet Nazarene University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Olivet Nazarene University Give AP Credit?

✅ Olivet Nazarene University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Olivet Nazarene University Have An Honors Program?

✅ Olivet Nazarene University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Olivet Nazarene University.

Does Olivet Nazarene University Require Internships?

❌ Olivet Nazarene University does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

Additional Information About Olivet Nazarene University

Olivet Nazarene University Library

The main library on campus is the Benner Library and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Olivet Nazarene University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

Olivet Nazarene University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does Olivet Nazarene University have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Olivet Nazarene University has an Army ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Olivet Nazarene University include:

•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

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