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The Division of Fine Arts includes an RTV department with a campus radio and television station, WBJU.More than a hundred concerts, recitals, and laboratory theater productions are also presented annually.In 2008, the university estimated the number of its graduates at 35,000; in 2017, 40,184.During the Fundamentalist-Modernist controversy of the 1920s, Christian evangelist Bob Jones, Sr.Many of these students go on to a seminary after completing their undergraduate degree.Others take ministry positions straight from college, and rising juniors participate in a church internship program to prepare them for the pastoral ministry.In 2005, 120 of the finalists from previous years returned to BJU as freshmen.The university's nursing major is approved by the South Carolina State Board of Nursing, and a BJU graduate with a BSN is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination to become a registered nurse.
Enrollment quickly rebounded, and by 1970, there were 3300 students, approximately 60% more than in 1958.
In Greenville, the university more than doubled in size within two years and started its own radio station, film department, and art gallery—the latter of which eventually became one of the largest collections of religious art in the Western Hemisphere.
engaged in a controversy about the propriety of theological conservatives cooperating with theological liberals to support evangelistic campaigns, a controversy that widened an already growing rift between separatist fundamentalists and other evangelicals.
In 1995 there were 1,290 BJU graduates serving as senior or associate pastors in churches across the United States.
The university requires use of the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible in its services and classrooms, but it does not hold that the KJV is the only acceptable English translation or that it has the same authority as the original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts.