College of Professional Studies
Through rigorous programs of study, research and service, students learn and live the ethical lifestyle of caring professionals.
A strong foundation to prepare our students
Olivet’s College of Professional Studies programs equip students for a career in some of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States and around the world — business, health sciences, nursing and health care, family and consumer services, social work and criminal justice.
“Students are nourished by time spent with people they grow to admire and respect.”
The College of Professional Studies Contains Both Departments and Schools
This college includes the following:
McGraw School of Business
The culture and atmosphere is alive and exciting in the McGraw School of Business as students learn to help individuals and business organizations prosper and bring glory to the name of Christ. Olivet Nazarene University’s School of Business prepares students to shape the future of business and the world.
School of Nursing
Olivet nursing students prepare for careers with an aim to serve God and humanity in diverse roles and settings. Olivet graduates integrate faith and lifelong learning as they demonstrate the development of leadership skills and understanding of the dynamic health care environment. In an effort to stimulate constructive change, students apply ethical, moral, spiritual and professional concepts into their daily nursing practice.
Areas of Study
Explore Majors and Minors within the College of Professional Studies
With several areas of study and numerous degree and certificate options within each area, the College of Professional Studies offer the skills and opportunities to shape your future.
By the Numbers
A Place You Belong
The College of Professional Studies generates impact and success through a strong network of programs and partners.
Job Placement Rate for Alumni within Six Months of Graduating
Off-Campus Study Programs
Clubs & Organizations
College of Professional Studies Faculty
Meet Dr. Amber Residori
Dr. Residori is the Dean of the College of Professional Studies.
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker and seasoned administrator, Dr. Amber Residori cares about Olivet students. She is passionate about life, helping others and sharing God’s love through service. Her professional career includes work in residential treatment settings with youth and adolescents and in hospitals with psychiatric and mental health patients.
Olivet has an excellent exercise and sports science program. My goal was to work in a professional sports setting. Olivet prepared me to accomplish that goal.
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First Person: Erika Moeschke
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State Legislators Engage Olivet Community
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