The distinctive and enduring strength of a Bellarmine University education is its foundation in the liberal arts. In the United States, a liberal arts campus is typically a small university specializing in undergraduate study or bachelor degrees, with a few distinctive graduate programs. Students take classes in a variety of academic subjects which generates a great breadth of knowledge centered around an in-depth expertise in one particular field of study.
Academic Programs at Bellarmine University: We engage and nurture your mind, body, and spirit, as you apply your skills and talent in learning. Bellarmine continues to develop and expand its schools and programs into needed areas of professional education in business, technology, nursing and health sciences specialties, and teacher education. The heart and soul of our educational content, however, remain in the liberal arts, considered the best way to develop and educate the knowledge worker in the knowledge-driven economy of our future. That liberal education teaches clear thinking, problem solving, communication, teamwork, flexibility, imagination, creativity, and an ongoing interest and capacity to know, understand, change, and grow. A liberal arts education endures because it provides a foundation that serves as a life-long resource and guide to continuous learning.
Bellarmine categorizes its academic programs into five departments:
Bellarmine University features a comprehensive Academic Resource Center to help students succeed. Services include qualified tutors, peer editors, and periodic review sessions to help prepare for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or any other test.
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The Thomas Merton Research Center: Thomas Merton (1915-1968), known in religion as Father Louis, was a Trappist monk of the Cistercian Abbey of Gethsemani near Bardstown, Kentucky. Perhaps he is most widely known for his best-selling autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain (1948).
More than 30 years ago, the Merton Legacy Trust named Bellarmine as the repository of Thomas Merton's manuscripts, letters, journals, tapes, drawings, photographs, and memorabilia. The Center serves as a regional, national, and international resource for scholarship and inquiry on Merton and his works and also on the ideas he promoted: contemplative life, spirituality, ecumenism, East-West relations, personal and corporate inner work, peace, and social justice. The Merton Center regularly sponsors courses, lectures, retreats, seminars, Elderhostels, and exhibits for scholars, students, and the general public.
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Tuition and Fees: At Bellarmine, we recognize that the cost of private higher education is a major consideration for you and your family, and we are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at a reasonable cost.
Location of Bellarmine University: Louisville, Kentucky: Exciting recreational, athletic, cultural and social activities naturally draw Bellarmine students and faculty together and help to build school spirit and pride. Beyond the campus there is the Kentucky Derby, the Louisville Orchestra, the Kentucky Center for the Arts, Actors Theatre, professional sporting events, and the Kentucky Kingdom Amusement Park -- just some of the attractions that make college life at Bellarmine adventurous and special.
Greater Louisville, a thriving city of nearly a million people, offers all of the benefits of a contemporary city on the move, along with the gracious hospitality that has made this region legendary. Located just minutes away from downtown in a suburban area known as The Highlands, Bellarmine University is within walking distance of some of the most popular public parks, shops, restaurants and clubs. And, our ideal location makes travel to other major cities and tourist spots throughout the Southeast and Midwest both convenient and affordable.
We look forward to welcoming you to Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky! To learn more, review all of our programs and select the ones that interest you. Then complete the inquiry form, and we'll respond to you directly.