Liberal Arts (B.A.)

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Liberal Arts (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts

The Liberal Arts B.A. was designed for students seeking a biblically-based education within the liberal arts sector of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, in preparation for variety of professional goals or graduate education. Careers in private business, public service and ministry are open to students with a strong liberal arts background.

Working with an academic adviser, students choose elective courses with a strong arts and humanities orientation, to tailor their educational and professional goals to their program. The Christian studies core allows students to fully integrate their Christian faith with their academic studies.

Faculty members provide students with broad knowledge of the liberal arts, infused with God’s word and worldview. Students develop excellent written and communication skills, and critical thinking and practical problem solving abilities, in preparation for additional academic work, professional training or immediate employment.

Liberal Arts Major (B.A.) Courses

Program Requirements


Christian Studies Core


I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits


General Education Core


II. General Education - 39 Credits


Major Core


III. Liberal Arts Major - 42 Credits


IV. Electives - 20 Credits *


Total - 125 Credits


1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3Click here  for a list of Global Awareness courses.

4 Select Liberal Arts electives from the humanities (at least 12 hours from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, and PRC ) and the social sciences (at least 12 hours from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC).

5 A literature elective is a course whose title contains Literature or whose main content is literature. EED 239 - Children’s Literature  is excluded.

6 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328  and COM 446  also qualify as fine arts electives. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Recommended Electives:


Four-Year Suggested Program for the Liberal Arts Major


Freshman Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 16 Credits


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


  • BIB/THE - Bible or Theology Elective 3 Credits
  • Liberal Arts Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits 4
  • PHI 232 - Introduction to Philosophy 3 Credits
  • SCI - Lab Science Elective 4 Credits
  • Social Science Elective 3 Credits 2

Spring Semester - 16 Credits


  • FAR - Fine Arts Elective 3 Credits
  • HIS - History Elective 3 Credits
  • THE 231 - Christian Doctrine 3 Credits
  • Humanities Elective 3 Credits 1
  • Elective 4 Credits

Departmental Acceptance


Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the Liberal Arts major.

Junior Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Senior Year


Fall Semester - 15 Credits


  • BIB 434 - Romans 3 Credits
  • Liberal Arts Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits 4
  • Liberal Arts Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits 4
  • Liberal Arts Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits 4
  • Elective 3 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits


  • BIB/THE - Bible or Theology Elective 3 Credits
  • HUM 461 - Senior Interdisciplinary Seminar 3 Credits
  • Liberal Arts Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits 4
  • Liberal Arts Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits 4
  • Liberal Arts Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits 4


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