Talk:Bob Jones University

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On the subject of faculty[edit]

This article states that the BJU "science" department claims the staff got their degrees from diploma mills but I looked into it and they sadly got their degrees from accredited schools. However a nice chunk of them got their undergraduate degrees from BJU. Thought I would mention it.-- (talk) 20:36, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Suggestion for the updating the article[edit]

Instead of saying the staff got their credentials from degree mills, why not just say from BJU. Most of their staff got their undergraduate degrees from BJU;Though some got their masters and doctorates from from BJU also, one did get their bachelors and masters from Pensacola Christian College.--Rationalzombie94 (talk) 11:50, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

It certainly makes sense that many fundie school instructors would be teaching at fundie schools. If someone has a master's degree from a diploma mill or TRACS-certified school, their degree's not going to be worth much of anything at a regionally accredited school, so their only choices are to teach at a diploma mill or TRACS-certified school. It probably wouldn't be too hard for one to take a snapshot of a faculty listing and determine what percentage of the faculty has legitimate versus bogus credentials, and then present an analysis of that for the article. This is the type of work that lends itself to graphical presentation as well. The problem with making statements like "most of the staff got their degrees from X" or "they all got their degrees from X" is that the statements are way too vague and subjective sounding. It's much better to not put statements like that in an article unless they are backed up by empirical data and references. --Cosmikdebris (talk) 14:58, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
I mention this because BJU does list where teachers got their degrees from.--Rationalzombie94 (talk) 20:23, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

"6 out of 12 professors and instructors have their Master's and Ph.D's from Clemson University"[edit]

Come on now. What in the world does this mean? Please provide a source for this claim and rewrite it so that it makes sense. --Cosmikdebris (talk) 23:20, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Extra information, but no source[edit]

I am a former student of a fundamentalist Christian school (which considered me to be the cultist), and I do know for a fact that BJU, although it does not have gendered sidewalks, it does have gendered elevators. Also, according to a student there, they have a list of permitted churches that one may (and must regularly) attend, which happens to leave out slightly different denominations. I just thought that someone may like to add that, but I do not have enough of a source to do so. Quasi-anonymous (talk) 01:33, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

About my edit[edit]

Former student of BJA (2011-2016). Thought I would give some further insight into what it was like. Some teachers were decent despite teaching creationism. My 10th grade biology teacher was alright, 11th grade chemistry teacher sucked as she would get veryy triggered. Chapel was daily and about as fun as you'd expect. In 9th grade a kid raised his hand in history class and asked what sex was. Why history class, and why in 9th grade? We may never know. Students were not allowed to talk to each other in class unless asked to do so, which tended to alienate people from making friends as often as you'd expect in a high school (or what is purported to be a "school"). Rules for music, TV, going to see a movie, etc. were ignored by most unless you talked about it at school directly to a teacher. A good number of people (around 30) considered it a miserable high school experience and would rather had gone to public school or elsewhere if not for their parents. I can understand the parents' thought process as they intended for the best christian "education" but if their kids didn't want to go there anymore, the following arguemuent was usually "I'm paying lots of money for this school, so you better enjoy it." I've never really felt much from religion so I consider myself lucky I didn't get my mind ruined. Meh/10 overall, not the worst but defintely could've been better. I'm not sure how many of these things could be considered normal for a high school, since I only went to public school in senior year. 7-hydroxymitragynine (talk) 03:24, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

On talk pages, please sign your comments using four tildes (~~~~) or by clicking on the sign button: SigButt.png on the toolbar above the edit panel. You can also indent successive talk page comments using one more colon (:) for each line. Thank you. --Cosmikdebris (talk) 11:27, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

References need updating[edit]

I believe none of the BJU direct website links work anymore. Also, could we get a source for the honor code restrictions listed? Johnny Shiz (talk) 22:42, 9 August 2022 (UTC)