2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Accreditation, Authorization, and Licensure Cedarville University is a four-year and graduate degreegranting institution chartered by the state of Ohio and authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The University and its degree program offerings are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). In addition, several programs maintain specialized accreditation. The Bachelor of Arts degree programs in educator preparation are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), by the Ohio Department of Education, and certified by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for the education of teachers. Teacher candidates receive their licenses from the Ohio Department of Education. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degrees are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). The Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering are each accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET). The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET under the Computer Science program criteria and the Computer Science degree with a cyber operations specialization is also accredited by the CAC under the Cybersecurity program criteria. The Bachelor of Science in Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science in business related fields, and the Master of Business Administration degrees are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Bachelor of Arts in Music program, the Bachelor of Music programs, and the Bachelor of Music Education program are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The Master of Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences and the Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies has been granted Accreditation-Provisional status by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA). Information about the aforementioned accrediting agencies and links to their respective accreditation requirements are available at cedarville.edu/accreditation. The University holds membership in the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). For a listing of additional memberships, visit cedarville.edu/memberships. Setting Cedarville University is located on 780 acres at the north edge of the village of Cedarville, Ohio, a quiet town with a population of approximately 4,000. Founded in 1816 at the junction of two state routes, the village and its surrounding area have long provided a wholesome environment for learning. This pleasant setting continues today. Downtown Cedarville features the historic Cedarville Opera House, two banks, post office, pharmacy, convenience store/gas station, restaurants, hardware store, hair salon, barber, and coffee shops where many students like to relax and socialize with friends. Massie’s Creek, an adjacent park, and the bike path offer hours of recreation, adventure, and reflection within a mile of the University. Rolling hills and prospering farms border the village and University. This beautiful area, which extends westward to John Bryan State Park, has been recognized as one of the most scenic in the Midwest and serves as a popular spot for students. Cedarville University is conveniently situated within easy access to shopping areas in the small cities of Xenia and Springfield. The University lies in the center of a triangle formed by three interstate highways, I-70, I-75, and I-71, and thus enjoys quick access to Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati. These metropolitan areas offer fine dining, professional sporting events, concerts, and employment opportunities. Facilities Alford Auditorium Initially built as a church in 1853 and renovated by the University in 1903, Alford Auditorium has served the University in several capacities, including a gymnasium, chapel, and theatre. The building with its newer annex now functions as classrooms and faculty offices. Apple Technology Resource Center The Apple Technology Resource Center was renovated in 1998 to further strengthen Cedarville’s position as a national leader in instructional technology. The 24,000-square-foot facility houses six general classrooms, a 40-station general-use computer laboratory, a videoconferencing center, a computerized testing room, student lounges, and 17 offices. New electronic media facilities were added in 2004. These include four studios: a recording studio outfitted with a Mackie D8B and 2496 hard disc recording system, a television studio/control room equipped with three digital video cameras and “green screen” wall, a broadcast studio, and an audio computer studio. Apple also houses the Department of Social Work faculty offices. Athletic and Recreation Center This complex features the Callan Athletic Center, Doden Field House, Fitness Center, and University Medical Services (UMS). It provides space for the Departments of Athletics, Campus Recreation, School of Allied Health, and UMS. Callan Athletic Center Constructed in 1981, the Callan Athletic Center includes the Stranahan Gymnasium, which seats nearly 3,000 fans and serves as the competition venue for basketball and volleyball programs, along with providing space for a variety of athletic team practices, intramural sports, and many other recreational activities. The facility features three full-length basketball courts, five volleyball courts, ten badminton courts, nine team and general-use locker rooms, an athletics laundry facility, and a state-of-the-art athletics training room complex. The renovated second floor, opened in January 2003, includes six classrooms, an exercise science lab, and offices for coaches and faculty in the School of Allied Health. Constructed in 2022, the Callan Athletic Center Expansion includes the Varsity Weight Room, a 3,600 square foot 2023–24 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 3 Introduction Accreditation, Authorization, and Licensure