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Study at Southern Nazarene University

Southern Nazarene University, commonly referred to as SNU or So-Naz, is located in Bethany, Oklahoma. Initially, the Texas Holiness University was founded in 1899. It disbanded in 1910 and became the Nazarene institution called the Peniel College. It merged with the Oklahoma Nazarene College in 1920 and became the Bethany-Peniel College. Following some more mergers and name changes, the institute was finally established as the Southern Nazarene University in 1986. It is now a Christian liberal arts university. SNU's recent Enrolments have been more than 1, 500 students.

SNU offers undergraduate degrees in over 70 fields, and several associate's and graduate degree programs. The university is divided into the following academic divisions:

The sports teams of SNU are nicknamed the Crimson Storm. They participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball. The teams are members of the Sooner Athletic Conference, and Region VI of the NAIA Division I.

Profile of Southern Nazarene University

Southern Nazarene University is located in Bethany, OK (a large suburb). The school is a Church of the Nazarene school. Southern Nazarene University is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from Southern Nazarene University is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The school is known for its programs in business and management and family and social work.

Southern Nazarene University Selectivity

Southern Nazarene University is an open-admission school.

Student Enrolment

The school had 2, 090 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

Southern Nazarene University offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Southern Nazarene University values student athletics, and belongs to the Central States Football League and Sooner Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Southern Nazarene University educates students for responsible Christian living within the contexts of the liberal arts, selected professional and graduate studies, a Wesleyan-holiness theological perspective, and a cross-cultural community life. Through its primary relationship to the Church of the Nazarene in the South Central Region of the USA, the University is the church at work in higher education integrating faith, learning, and life. "

Southern Nazarene University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management342human resources management, business management, finance, marketing, accounting, business, human resources
Education and Teaching89educational administration, elementary school teaching, education courses, early childhood education, science teaching, social studies teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine78registered nursing, various nursing
Therapy and Counselling55marriage and family therapy, psychology, Counselling psychology
Family and Social Work49family studies
Liberal Arts31sociology, history, English, Spanish language, speech and rhetoric, general studies, history courses, political science
Religion and Philosophy30theology, missionary studies, religious education, youth ministry, religious music
Computer Science and Engineering20computer support
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy20exercise science, health and physical education, athletic trainer, sports and fitness management
Science15biology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry
Media11journalism, graphic communications, broadcast journalism, communication studies, mass communication
Animal Science and Care2equine science
Art Studies1art studies

Contact: Southern Nazarene University

Southern Nazarene University

6729 NW 39th Expy

Bethany, OK 73008

General Phone: (405) 789-6400

http://SNU. EDU

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