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Cairn University

Cairn University
200 Manor Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047-2990

Official telephone: (215) 752-5800
Toll-free telephone: (800) 366-0049
Fax number: (215) 702-4341
Screen last updated on: December 2019
Semester/term begin dates: in late August and mid-January.
Calendar system: semester system (two terms comprise academic year)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held: Orientation for new students held in August and January.
Number and length of summer sessions: One summer session of 10 weeks.

Majors with the highest enrollment: Biblical studies, teacher education, social work
Average freshman GPA: 3.1 on a 4.0 scale
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year: 75%
Student:Faculty ratio: 12:1
Total faculty: 70 men, 53 women
Full-time faculty: 32 men, 13 women
Part-time faculty: 38 men, 40 women
Graduation rate: 58% within six years

Cairn University
General education/core curriculum is required: yes
Minor requirements: not required for graduation
Physical education is required: yes
There are religious requirements for graduation: yes
Minimum GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Undergraduate studies homepage:
Graduate studies homepage:
Special programs offered:
double majors, dual degrees, accelerated program, honors program, internships, distance learning
Minors and other miscellaneous programs offered:
Minors offered in accounting, applied mathematics, Arabic, biology, business administration, communications, computer science, criminal justice, earth science, education, English, graphic design, history, intercultural studies, literature, management, marketing, music, outdoor leadership, performing arts, philosophy, politics, pre-law, psychology, pure mathematics, social work, Spanish, special education, sports ministry, TESOL, visual arts, and youth/family ministry. Many concentrations offered.
Preprofessional programs offered:
Education certifications are offered: yes
Education certifications:
early childhood, elementary, middle/junior high, secondary, special education
Cooperative programs are offered: no
Graduate schools/programs are offered: yes
Qualified undergraduates may take graduate-level classes: yes
Domestic off-campus semester-away programs: Camp Forest Springs and Camp of the Woods for camping majors.
Study abroad opportunities:
Study abroad in Israel and in all countries offered through Best Semester program.
Air Force ROTC: offered off-campus at St. Joseph's U.

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Bible/Ministry
  • Biblical Studies
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Camping Ministries
  • Christian Studies
  • Community Arts
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Elementary/Early Childhood Education
  • English
  • General Fine Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Physical Education
  • History
  • Information Systems
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Music Composition
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Pastoral Ministries
  • Politics
  • Pre-Art Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Social Services
  • Sports Management
  • Studio Art
  • Worship/Music Studies
  • Youth/Family Ministry

Credit placement options:
  • credit and/or placement for CEEB Advanced Placement (scores of 3 or higher)
  • credit for CLEP general
  • credit for CLEP subject
  • neither credit nor placement for Regents College Exams (RCE)
  • neither credit nor placement for ACT PEP
  • credit for DANTES
  • credit and/or placement for school's own challenge exams
  • credit for relevant military experience
  • credit for relevant life experience
  • credit for international baccalaureate

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