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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

William Carey Seal

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Tradition Community—Biloxi, Mississippi

May, 2019

Information contained in this catalog is subject to change without prior notice. Information contained herein shall not constitute a legally binding contract/agreement upon William Carey University.

Mission Statement

As a Christian university which embraces its Baptist heritage and namesake, William Carey University provides quality educational programs, within a caring Christian academic community, which challenge the individual student to excel in scholarship, leadership, and service in a diverse global society.


William Carey University is a community of learners which seeks to blend faith and learning with living. Within this unique nurturing and challenging environment, students prepare to fulfill their diverse callings in the larger global community.

The Carey Creed

“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.”

Theme Verse

Desiderium sciendi (Longing to know, Phil. 3:10)

For the past eleven years William Carey has selected an annual theme to focus our attention, as a campus, on a unified purpose. This twelfth theme is Desiderium sciendi, Latin for “longing to know.” From the very dawn of human history, man has had a God-given quest to know. WCU believes that all truth is given by God, and all truth points to God. St. Paul states in Phil. 3:10, “My goal is to know Him…” This is our desire for all of our students.