Liberal Arts (B.A.)

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Liberal Arts Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The Liberal Arts bachelor’s degree program offers one of the most flexible degree options with career opportunities in business, public service, and ministry. Graduates are also qualified to pursue additional academic degrees at the master’s level.

This bachelor degree includes an interdisciplinary curriculum, providing students with a broad knowledgebase in multiple fields of study and at the same time, provides the graduate with a deeper understanding of the Bible and a Christian worldview.

Liberal Arts Major (B.A.) Courses

Program Requirements


Christian Studies Core


I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits


General Education Core


II. General Education - 40 Credits


Major Core


III. Liberal Arts Major - 42 Credits


IV. Electives - 19 Credits*


* 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.

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.

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

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.

 

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
  • Fine Arts or Foreign Language Elective 3 Credits

Spring Semester - 16 Credits


  • Social Science Elective 3 Credits2
  • Humanities, Math, Science or Social Science Elective 3 Credits
  • Humanities, Math, Science or Social Science Elective 3 Credits
  • THE 231 - Christian Doctrine 3 Credits
  • Humanities Elective 3 Credits 1
  • Elective 1 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
  • 300-400 Liberal Arts Elective 3 Credits4
  • 300-400 Liberal Arts Elective 3 Credits4
  • 300-400 Liberal Arts Elective 3 Credits4
  • Elective 3 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits


  • BIB/THE - Bible or Theology Elective 3 Credits
  • HUM 461X - Senior Interdisciplinary Seminar 3 Credits
  • 300-400 Liberal Arts Elective 3 Credits4
  • 300-400 Liberal Arts Elective 3 Credits4
  • 300-400 Liberal Arts Elective 3 Credits4


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