Ashland University is a comprehensive university founded the Brethren Church. Christian values are the foundation of the educational and social environment of the University and shape the character of the institution. Ashland values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. The University serves the educational needs of all undergraduate, graduate, traditional and non-traditional students. The academic programs at AU emphasize both the importance of the liberal arts and sciences and the need to provide initial and advanced preparation in selected professional areas, enabling our students to lead meaningful and productive lives in the world community. At AU, undergraduate students have about 80 options for majors. In addition, there are more than 100 student organizations to check out, and many AU students opt to join a fraternity or sorority. Student athletes compete as the Ashland Eagles, Division II, in the NCAA Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference or GLIAC. The College of Arts and Sciences is a vibrant academic community at the heart of the university undergraduate experience. Grounded in liberal arts, students prepare for careers in science, business, the arts, education, communication, government, and service organizations as well as for professional programs and graduate school. At the Dauch College of Business and Economics, you gain both practical skills and theory taught in classrooms where you will receive lots of one-on-one attention. The College also is proud to include the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies devoted to the encouragement of the entrepreneurial spirit and to fanning the fires of innovation that bring new business ideas to our community and world. Additionally, the College offers the Master of Business Administration for those who wish to pursue advanced studies. The Dwight Schar College of Education may be just the place for you. Are you looking for a bachelor degree that will lead to that first teaching position? Have you been in the classroom for a while and are now looking to extend your teaching or leadership skills? Do you want to earn an advanced degree? With our emphasis on theory and practice, you will develop the skills, values and knowledge that current educators require. The Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences educates individuals to become health professionals committed to practice, leadership and service. Our guiding values are integrity, caring, accountability, respect and excellence. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers programs in Athletic Training, Dietetics, Exercise Science and Nursing. Our graduates are prepared both professionally and personally for the challenges of an exciting and rewarding career as healthcare professionals. Whether you are an adult learner wanting to complete an undergraduate degree or an educator seeking licensure renewal, the Founders School of Continuing Education serves the working professional. Shaped to provide required career skills for the 21st century, we are recognized nationally for our high quality professional development offerings and outreach programs. Our Gill Center offerings for economic education and financial literacy set the standard for teachers and students throughout the region. Ashland University is very proud to be the institutional home of a wide variety of outstanding graduate programs and one of the largest graduate student populations in the region. The Graduate School sets the standard for academic excellence as it relates to all facets of advanced study. The graduate programs at Ashland University have a reputation for balancing theory, research, inquiry and professional practice, making us the clear choice of practitioners from a variety of professions.