- Atlantic Baptist University
name = Atlantic Baptist University
motto = "Cristus Praeeminens"
mottoeng = Christ First
established = 1949
type = Baptist, private
students = ~700 full-time equivalency
staff = 27 full-time, 3 sessional, 2 adjunct, and 27 part-time faculty, 39 other staff
president = Dr. Brian MacArthur
chancellor = Dr. Ralph Richardson
campus = Urban
colours = blue color box|#072B61 and gold color box|#FDD017
free_label = Sports teams
free = Blue Tide: Men's and Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer
Mets: Men's Baseball
Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches
Acadia Divinity College
Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
Canadian Council of Christian Charities
Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, CUSID
website = http://www.abu.nb.ca
footnotes = Logo © Atlantic Baptist University
Atlantic Baptist University is a small
Liberal Artsuniversity located in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. ABU is run by the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches.
The school was founded in 1949 under the name
United Baptist Bible Training School(UBBTS), and served as both a secondary schooland a Bible school. Over two decades, the focus of the school gradually shifted toward post-secondary programs. In 1968, UBBTS became a Bible and Junior Christian Liberal Arts College, and in 1970 the name was changed to Atlantic Baptist College (ABC). A sustained campaign to expand the school's faculty and improve the level of education resulted in ABC being able to grant full Bachelor of Artsdegrees in the early 1980s. Its campus at this time was located along the Salisbury Road, west of Moncton's central business district.
The institution moved to a new campus constructed on the Gorge Road, north of the central business district, in 1996. The name was also changed to Atlantic Baptist University, a reflection of expanded student enrollment and academic accreditation. ABU sports teams play under the name "Blue Tide". ABU remains the only English university in
New Brunswick's largest, and fastest growing city. All students, aware of the denominational history of the institution, are encouraged to attend Baptist worship services on campus.
*Bachelor of Business Administration
*Bachelor of Education
*Bachelor of Arts
*Bachelor of Science
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* [http://www.abu.nb.ca Atlantic Baptist University's Homepage]
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