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2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Religious Studies, BA (CIP 38.0001)


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The purpose of this degree is to equip adult learners who are pastors, ministers, deacons, elders or in some leadership capacity in their local church, to gain practical and academic insights into the work of the ministry.

 All of the faculty members who teach in this program are practitioner professors who are involved in some level of ministry or have a level of exceptional expertise that uniquely qualifies them to train people to do the work of the ministry.

Major Elective (3)


Free Electives (6)


Degree Totals


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Major Requirements 69  
University GEP (if applicable) 54  
      

 

Total Requirements (123)


General Education Program Requirements 52 - 58 Credit Hours


University GEP Core Requirements: Minimum of fifty-two (52) hours is required of all students. Students who enter as a first-time freshman must take an entrance assessment. Students will be assessed in core competency areas at the end of each academic year. A minimum grade of “C” is required in English (ENGL 131, ENGL 132, ENGL 150, LIS 150) and Mathematics (MATH 131 & MATH 132).

 

First Year Experience - 4 credits


Freshmen are required to complete the First Year Experience classes in their first two semesters.

Communication 12 - 18 credits


Written and Oral Communication Definition:

Written and Oral Communicationis the ability to impart and interchange information of ideas within a meaningful context using varioud rhetorical modes such as descriptive, informative, analytical and argumentative writing.

All students are required to take ENGL 131 or ENGL 131L, ENGL 132, COMM 201, and one foreign language at the 132 level or higher. Some students will be required to take ENGL 150 and LIS 150.

Spiritual Development - 3 credit


Critical thinking is characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion. Spiritual development is the ability to understand diverse religions and to develop positive spiritual growth.

Health and Wellness - 5 credits


Ability to understand, develop and adopt positive behaviors and life strategies that promote physical, mental, emotional, social well-being.

STEM Literacy 13-15 credits


Mathematics 6-8 credits


Students are required to take at least six credit hours of mathematics. Note 1: STEM majors are recommended to take MATH 135 and MATH 231. Note 2: Accounting and Business majors are recommended to take MATH 135 and either MATH 224 or MATH 231. All other majors can satisfy mathematics requirements by taking  MATH 131 and MATH 132.  

Humanities - 9 credits


Choose one History course (3) and two Fine Art courses from different disciplines (i.e., ART and FIM).  Students majoring in the arts must take fine art courses outside of their major.

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