The curriculum of the Bachelor of Science degree program provides for the development of foundational skills, information, values and attitudes necessary to assist the student’s intellectual and spiritual growth for effective Christian leadership in the church and world.
The core curriculum consists of courses in Bible and theology, and general education. Together, they aim at providing a foundation for a productive life of Christian service regardless of the student’s major or career objective. The total number of credits must be at least 124.
BI 101 Intro to Biblical Interpretation BI 111 Old Testament Survey BI 112 New Testament Survey BI 307 Spiritual Formation TH 241 Christian Doctrine I TH 242 Christian Doctrine II TH 344 Principles & Practices of Reformed Worldview (Note: Students who major in Pre-Seminary Studies, Youth Ministry, Intercultural Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Sports Ministry Management, Dance and Worship, and Music and Worship are required to take an expanded core of 30 credit hours in Bible andTheology. which includes the core listed above, plus the following three courses. Students in other majors may take the expanded core if they so choose.) Bible and Theology Expanded Core: 9 credit hoursBI --- Old Testament Elective BI --- New Testament Elective TH --- Theology Elective
Communication Arts: 6 creditsCO 102 Composition II (as elective, if required) CO 203 Advanced Rhetoric* CO 234 Principles of Speech Humanities: 9 credits Philosophy: choose one PH 132 Introduction to Philosophy PH 240 History of Philosophy I PH 241 History of Philosophy II History: choose one GV 110 American Government HI 117 American Studies HI 118 World Civilizations II HI 361 History of Western Christianity Literature: choose one CO 210 Introduction to Literature CO 232 Children’s Literature CO 342 Survey of American Literature CO 354 19th Century British Novels CO 355 20th Century British Literature CO 413 World Literature
Creative Arts: 3 credits (Choose one 3-credit course of three 1-credit courses) CO 360 Creative Writing DR 107 Introduction to Drama MU 107 Introduction to Music MW 101/102 Choir (1 credit per semester) MW 103/104 Ensemble (1 credit per semester) MW 1-- Applied Music lessons (1 credit per semester) Conceptual and Applied Mathematics and Science: 9 creditsMathematics: choose one MA 110 Introduction to Math MA/PS 340 Social Science Statistics Social Sciences: choose one PS 111 General Psychology SO 211 Introduction to Sociology Natural Sciences: choose oneSC205 Field Ecology (with lab) SC 215 Human Biological Science
Lifelong Learning: 9 creditsMerge Experience: both required FE 150 Merge Seminar FE 151 Merge Service Learning Intercultural Immersion: choose oneMI 200 Ministering Interculturally MI 421 Islamics MW 350 Street Level Worship ----- Other courses as approved Health and Fitness: choose two credits PE 112 Fitness for Life (2 credits) PE 122 Weight Training (1 credit) PE 141 Volleyball (1 credit) Note: Although course options are listed, individual programs may require specific courses from each are of the general education core. See individual program curricula for details. Certain courses haave prerequisites. Other courses offered from time to time may fulfill the requirement of the general education core curriculum.
Students may select one or more optional minors. Most minors require 18 credit hours. In addition, students may choose a concentration or emphasis. General electives may also be available depending on the major program design.
Minors: Bible Translation, Biblical Studies, Business Leadership, Communication, Dance and Worship, English, Intercultural Studies, International Development, Music and Worship, Social Work, Sports Ministry Management, TESOL, Urban Ministry, and Youth Ministry Concentrations: Communications, Dance and Worship, English, History, Intercultural Studies, International Development, Music and Worship, Psycholog y, Social Work, and Sports Ministry Management Emphases: Communications, English, History, Intercultural Studies, International Development, Music and Worship, Philosophy, Psycholog y, Social Work, and Sports Ministry Management