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Union University

School Summary
1050 Union University Dr
Jackson, TN 38305
(731) 668-1818
Degree Type:
One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate; Doctor's degree - research/scholarship; Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus Setting:
City: Small
Campus Housing:

About Union University

Located in the center of West Tennessee between Nashville and Memphis, Jackson is home to Christ-centered Union University. The area offers a wide variety of attractions and recreation, including the Casey Jones Village and Casey Jones Home/Museum, Britton Lane Civil War Battlefield, the Dickson Gallery of Fine Art, The International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame, the N.C. & St.L Depot and Railroad Museum, the National Bird Dog Museum, Pinson Mounds Archaeological State Park, Civil War battlefields at Parker's Crossroads and Salem Cemetery, Shiloh National Military Park, Sheriff Buford Pusser Home and Museum, Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm, Tennesee River Museum, West Tennessee Cultural Heritage Museum, and the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center. Sports fans can enjoy West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx Baseball, and outdoor enthusiasts can pursue boating, swimming, and fishing at Lake Graham or relax and explore at Cypress Grove Nature Park, which offers 7,000 feet of winding boardwalk into an unspoiled 165-acre cypress forest, an observation tower, a lake, and trails. The area offers multiple golf courses, parks with campgrounds, and a marina at the Birdsong Resort. The Ned McWherter Cultural Arts Center offers a performing arts center and monthly art exhibits. Other points of interest are Jumpin' Jack Shrimp Farm, Century Farm Winery, Wildflower Farm, and the Donnell Century Farm. Dining options are plentiful and range from fast food to casual to fine dining, including a variety of international cuisines as well as traditional Southern cooking.

Union University offers the BA or BS in digital media studies (DMS). The program aims to prepare students to become marketable digital media specialists who can step into a variety of fields, with a focus on training students to adapt to the ever-changing new technologies. In addition to completing core requirements, students choose from specializations including art emphasis, communication arts emphasis, or computer science emphasis.

The art emphasis includes coursework in 2D design, drawing, photography, art history, and graphic design. The communication arts emphasis focuses on public relations, communication law, marketing, and TV production and editing. The computer science emphasis focuses on the technical nature of digital media, including programming, networking, and databasing.

Union offers a wide range of student organizations, from academic and social fraternities and sororities, professional organization, and clubs to suit nearly every interest. Intramural and collegiate sports teams including soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, golf, and cheerleading. The University hosts a myriad of activities for students including recitals, art exhibits, open mics, coffeehouses, and more. Students have access to educational, career, and personal counseling at no charge. Federal, state, and University financial aid is available to qualified students in the form of grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the financial aid office to learn more about options for paying for their education as well as important deadlines for application.

Union University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and education doctorate degrees.

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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/