Atlantic Baptist University

Infobox_University
name = Atlantic Baptist University
native_name =
latin_name =


motto = "Cristus Praeeminens"
mottoeng = Christ First
established = 1949
type = Baptist, private
endowment =
city = Moncton
state = New Brunswick
country = Canada
students = ~700 full-time equivalency
undergrad =
postgrad =
doctoral =
staff = 27 full-time, 3 sessional, 2 adjunct, and 27 part-time faculty, 39 other staff
president = Dr. Brian MacArthur
rector =
chancellor = Dr. Ralph Richardson
vice_chancellor =
dean =
campus = Urban
colors =
colours = blue color box|#072B61 and gold color box|#FDD017
mascot =
free_label = Sports teams
free = Blue Tide: Men's and Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer
Mets: Men's Baseball
affiliations = 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 Arts university located in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. ABU is run by the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches.

History

The school was founded in 1949 under the name United Baptist Bible Training School (UBBTS), and served as both a secondary school and 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 Arts degrees 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.

Programs

*Bachelor of Business Administration
*Bachelor of Education
*Bachelor of Arts
**Biblical Studies
**Religious Studies
**History
**English
**Communications
**Psychology
**Sociology
**Organizational Management
**Interdisciplinary Studies
*Bachelor of Science
**Biology

See also

List of colleges and universities

External links

* [http://www.abu.nb.ca Atlantic Baptist University's Homepage]


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