College of Arts & Sciences

At Olivet, students learn about the exciting learning opportunities in the arts and sciences.

       2024 Best Christian Workplaces

Group of three students outside of Larsen Fine Arts Center

Overview

Scholarship and Mentorship Combine for a Complete Academic Experience

In a challenging academic environment, with encouragement to explore your personal interests, you’ll find a place to become the student and find the success you are meant to have.

The College of Arts and Sciences is possibly the most diverse college on campus — offering areas of study that range from language, theatre and art, to chemistry, math and political science.

From the Dean

“We point students to the connections that exist between liberal arts courses.”

Students in the College of Arts & Sciences are encouraged to be teachable, and to remain teachableTo be lifelong learners – not just here on campus, but as they go out into the world to influence others.

Detail photo of a lamp outside of Birchard Gymnasium
Smiling female student
Photo of Larsen Fine Arts Center

Areas of Study

Explore Majors and Minors within our 6 Departments

With several areas of study and numerous degree and certificate options within each area, the College of Arts & Sciences offer the skills and opportunities to shape your future.

Find Your Path at Olivet

Majors, minors, concentrations and areas of study can be overwhelming. Our innovative search feature allows you to choose general areas of interest, and see which ONU program you’d like to explore.

Find Your Interest

Upcoming Theatre Events

Olivet Nazarene University Theatre Proudly Presents

Over the next several months, our theatre will be presenting a variety of programs and shows for you to enjoy!

You can follow ONU Theatre on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all upcoming shows, photos, and auditions!

Scholarly Pursuits

The Honors Program Empowers Academically Gifted Students

Olivet’s honors program encourages and nurtures students to believe in their possibilities, preparing them to become the Christian scholars and servant leaders our world needs.

Learn More About the Honors Program

Female student on stage performing on set

Practical Experience

Clubs & Organizations Provide Numerous Ways to Get Involved

God’s world is to be explored and appreciated. As an Olivet student, you have many opportunities to work and serve in the local community and across the globe. In the process, you become a global citizen who appreciates all people and cultures.

Check out Clubs & Organizations

Kent Olney headshot

College of Arts & Sciences Faculty

Meet Dr. Kent Olney

Dr. Olney is the Dean of College of Arts & Sciences

An ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene, Dr. Kent Olney served as a pastor and professor at a state university in Oregon for several years. In 1995, he and his family joined the Olivet family.

Dr. Olney often speaks at churches and conferences, sharing his passion for strengthening families, helping young couples develop healthy relationships and applying biblical principles to marriage and family life.

Meet more College of Arts & Sciences Faculty

Ed.D. graphic

Doctor of Education: Ethical Leadership

Deciding to earn a doctoral degree is a decision to transform your life through academic pursuits, vocational development and spiritual maturation. The faculty and staff at Olivet are committed to your personal and career development as you strive to earn your doctorate.

Learn More

Join Us on Social

Check out the latest from Instagram by following @olivetnazarene and @lifeatolivet.

Instagram photo on olivetnazarene at May 22nd 2024 at 8:31 am
Instagram photo on olivetnazarene at May 17th 2024 at 8:04 am
Instagram photo on olivetnazarene at May 16th 2024 at 7:38 am
Instagram photo on olivetnazarene at May 14th 2024 at 9:26 am
Instagram photo on olivetnazarene at May 11th 2024 at 7:07 am
Instagram photo on olivetnazarene at May 9th 2024 at 9:40 am
Instagram photo on olivetnazarene at May 7th 2024 at 8:30 am
Instagram photo on olivetnazarene at May 3rd 2024 at 7:54 am
students in lecture ONU

Where Your Future Begins

We Believe. You Belong Here. Discover why Olivet is a place where faith meets calling. Take the first step today.

Plan a Visit Start my Application