List of Schools

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Alliance Theological Seminary

ATS offers the following degree programs:

Master of Divinity (MDiv) is a 93-credit curriculum that blends biblical studies, social science theory, spiritual formation and practical training with an emphasis upon critical and reflective thinking. Tracks are available in Bible & Theology, Church Development, Missions and Urban Ministries.

Master of Professional Studies (MPS) is a 48-credit program that focuses on training for persons in ministry. The program offers several professional development tracks:  Chinese Ministries, Church Development, Counseling, and Korean Ministries.

Master of Arts in Biblical Literature (MA) is a 54-credit program that is designed to build a strong foundation in Biblical Studies.  Students are taught to build a historical and cultural framework for interpreting biblical text.  Emphasis available in Old Testament or New Testament.

Program in Intercultural Studies (MA) is a 54-credit program designed for people engaged in cross-cultural Christian service and ministry.  Through experience and practice in cross-cultural communication, students will gain an appreciation for the unique way God incarnates His message among diverse people groups.

Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is a 36-credit program integrating a disciplined reflective practice of ministry with a theological and biblical base.  Offering a multi-denominational and multi-cultural learning experience that is transferable to a global context, this in-service program allows students to complete the degree while remaining in ministry.

College of Bible and Christian Ministry

Every semester, on our two campuses, the College of Bible and Christian Ministry offers over one hundred courses in Bible, Theology, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Pastoral Ministry, Youth Ministry, Christian Education and Intercultural Studies, servicing over 250 majors and the general student population. Our fifteen full-time professors, missionaries-in-residence, and large company of adjunct professors are committed to ministering to the heart as well as the mind and to equipping our students to take the “whole gospel to the whole world.”

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences - with 46 full-time faculty, 19 departments, and 13 undergraduate degrees - is the largest of Nyack's seven schools.  Its mission is to provide students with a liberal arts education which will serve as a foundation for the pursuit of lifelong learning, ethical living, and a successful career

The College of Arts and Sciences is divided into 3 major divisions: 

Division of the Humanities

  • Communications
  • English
  • Art History
  • General Education
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Second Language Studies
  • World Languages

Division of Mathematics and Sciences

  • Biology and Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences (Sciences)
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Criminal Justice
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Work

Students may select from the following degrees: General Education (AA), Liberal Arts and Sciences: Science emphasis (AA), Communications (BS), Computer Science (BS), Criminal Justice (BS), English (BA), History (BA), Mathematics (BA), Philosophy (BA), Psychology (BA), Religion (BA), Social Work (BS), and Sociology (BA). Furthermore, the Honors Program at Nyack provides undergraduate students of exceptional intellectual curiosity an accelerated and enhanced academic experience.

School of Education

Our undergraduate teacher preparation programs train candidates to teach in the following areas: Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 2); Early Childhood/Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 6); Childhood Education (Grades 1 – 6); Adolescence Education with concentrations in English, Mathematics and Social Studies, and Music Education (K-12). Successful completion of our undergraduate programs leads to New York State initial certification and certification from the Association of Christian Schools International.

We also have Master’s level preparation which leads to Initial and/or Professional Certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1 – 6) and Childhood Special Education (Grades 1 – 6). 

School of Music

We offer degree programs in Music Performance, Music Education, Church Music, Composition, and the Liberal Arts Music degree. Nyack College Rockland campus is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, and its various degree programs are founded on the study of classical music from its earliest beginnings to its most contemporary forms. Music for worship is also woven through the curriculum since most of our students and alumni are active in ministries involving music. There are also opportunities to be part of contemporary worship through student-led vocal and instrumental groups on campus

School of Business and Leadership

The School of Business and Leadership consists of four academic programs; A.S./B.S. in Business Administration or Accounting, Organizational Management (OM - degree completion program), Master in Business Administration (MBA), and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL).

Alliance Graduate School of Counseling

Alliance Graduate School of Counseling (AGSC) is committed to prepare students for the role of mental health counselors who are emotionally mature, intellectually sound, and professionally competent. AGSC offers two programs:

Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling (66 credits)
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (61 credits)

School of Nursing

Nyack College is offering Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing.