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Cairn University    
  Feb 18, 2018
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Message from the President


Choosing a university is an important decision and a challenging task these days. You have literally hundreds of options. Yet not all colleges and universities are the same. Every college or university will grant a degree. But is that enough? In today’s marketplace, the need is great and opportunities abound for men and women of purpose and integrity who are prepared well and stand ready to make a difference; men and women who have a knowledge of God, themselves, and the world in which they live; men and women of conviction who are committed to the truths of the Bible and order their lives accordingly. For those of you seeking something different, something that will require much and deliver more, Cairn University is the place.

Studying here is to walk a different path that will inspire and challenge both the mind and heart. You will be challenged with regard to your personal, intellectual, professional, and spiritual development by a faculty and staff deeply committed to Christ and the mission and vision of the University. You will be inspired by that same faculty and staff to study and to live to the glory of God.

At Cairn, we believe that all learning begins with and is held together by biblical learning. The study of the Bible then is central to each undergraduate program and is integrated throughout the curriculum. Additionally, because we believe that all truth is God’s truth, we expect students to become well-educated persons who seek knowledge and wisdom with rigor and enthusiasm. Finally, because possessing this kind of knowledge and wisdom requires the application of it in tangible service, Cairn purposes to educate you professionally and make you ready for whatever vocational opportunities the Lord provides.

Today, as they have since 1913, graduates from this institution are making a contribution around the world by taking their places in the church and society as biblically minded, well-educated, and professionally competent servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the truest measure of the University’s success. The lives of those who have studied here testify to the realization of the University’s vision to provide a distinct and thoroughly biblical education that prepares men and women to make a difference. I invite you to explore the pages of this catalog and see what it is that sets Cairn, and those who study here, apart from the rest.


Todd J. Williams, Ph.D.
Cairn University