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Belhaven University (formerly Belhaven College) is located in Jackson, Mississippi. It is a private liberal arts Christian college. The school emphasizes the individual by focusing on the student's education and purpose in life. Belhaven believes academics and Christian values go hand in hand. Belhaven University is actually the merger of 3 schools. Belhaven University began in 1883 in Jackson, Mississippi. It merged with McComb Female Institute in 1911 and later merged with the Mississippi Synodical College in 1939, which was founded in 1883. Belhaven University uses the latter date, 1883, as its official founding date.

Several graduates have become Presidents of Belhaven University Dr. Verne R. Kennedy became President in 1978. Dr. Newton Wilson led Belhaven starting in 1986. Through Dr. Wilson's leadership Belhaven began to offer adult and evening classes. Through his efforts, the large majority of faculty hold doctoral or terminal degrees. Through the leadership of Dr. Roger Parrott, Belhaven's tenth president, Belhaven added new buildings and new undergraduate and graduate programs as well as intercollegiate football. It also added campuses in Orlando, Florida; Houston, Texas, Chattanooga, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia as well as online study. Belhaven College's name was changed to Belhaven University in 2010.

The school offers 27 undergraduate degrees and eight Master's Degrees. It also offers pre-professional programs for the Christian Ministry; health care (medicine, dentistry, nursing and medical technology) and law. Some of the more popular majors at Belhaven University are the Visual and Performing Arts, Business, Management, Marketing, Support Services, Health and Physical Education, Education and Psychology. Belhaven's desire is for their students to serve Jesus Christ in their relationships, their learning and in their careers. Belhaven University is accredited in all four of the major arts (dance, theater, music and the visual arts). It's also the only Christian US university to offer a BFA (Bachelor in Fine Arts) in creative writing.

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