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Saturday 11.28.2015

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Hardin-Simmons University

Hardin-Simmons University
2200 Hickory
Abilene, TX 79698-0001

Official telephone: (325) 670-1000
Toll-free telephone: (877) 464-7889
Fax number: (325) 670-1527
Screen last updated on: February 2015
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.
Number and length of summer sessions: Two summer sessions of five weeks each.

Majors with the highest enrollment: education, biology, nursing
Majors with the lowest enrollment: Spanish, chemistry, geology
Average freshman GPA: 2.9 on a 4.0 scale
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year: 63%
Student:Faculty ratio: 12:1
Total faculty: 120 men, 85 women
Full-time faculty: 89 men, 49 women
Part-time faculty: 31 men, 36 women
Graduation rate: 51% within six years

Hardin-Simmons University
General education/core curriculum is required: yes
Minor requirements: required of some 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, independent study, accelerated program, honors program, internships, distance learning
Minors and other miscellaneous programs offered:
Many minors offered.
Preprofessional programs offered:
pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary science, pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry, pre-theology, software engineering, computer science
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
Study abroad opportunities:
Study abroad in Australia, Austria, China, Indonesia, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Army ROTC: not offered
Navy ROTC: not offered
Air Force ROTC: not offered

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Athletic Training
  • Bible
  • Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Church Music
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Finance
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Ministry
  • Missions
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Music Theory/Composition
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations/Advertising
  • Religion
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Speech Communication
  • Speech/Language Pathology
  • Theatre
  • Theology
  • Youth Ministry

Credit placement options:
  • credit for CEEB Advanced Placement (scores of 3 or higher)
  • credit for CLEP general
  • credit for CLEP subject
  • credit and/or placement for school's own challenge exams
  • credit for relevant military experience
Restrictions on CEEB Advanced Placement options:
some courses require a higher score.

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