Lee University Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Nov 17, 2018  
Lee University Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Division of Adult Learning


Dr. Joshua Black, Executive Director

DIRECTORS
Delton Alford, Ph.D., Faculty Services
TBA, Curriculum Development
Dennis Purvis, MTS, MAT, Enrollment Services
Jeffery McGirt, D.Min., Charlotte Center
FACULTY
Professor Delton Alford
Associate Professor Joshua J. Black
Associate Professor Robert Debelak
Assistant Professor Jeffery McGirt
Associate Professor Jayson VanHook 

The Division of Adult Learning’s non-traditional approach feeds qualified students’ natural curiosity through online discussion, personal reflection, case studies, and text-driven contemplation.  Highly qualified Lee University professors lead online and on-site courses that stimulate students’ intellectual growth, promote their spiritual development, and equip them for professional success.

Courses in Lee University’s Division of Adult Learning are available online in Lee’s Moodle platform, and on-site at Lee Education Centers. 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Bachelor’s Degree in BIBLE AND THEOLOGY

Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.  The B.A. degree candidate must complete six hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level.  At least 25% of a degree must be taken through Lee University.
 

RELIGION CORE: 18 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE: 36 semester hours  (42 for BA)
SPECIALTY AREA REQUIREMENTS:
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
36 semester hours
COLLATERAL REQUIREMENTS: 15 semester hours
GENERAL ELECTIVES: 15 semester hours  (9 for BA)
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 120 semester hours
 
(Degree Major Codes:  CBITH.BA   /  CBITH.BS  )

Bachelor’s Degree in CHRISTIAN STUDIES

Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.  The B.A. degree candidate must complete six hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level.  At least 25% of a degree must be taken through Lee University.

 
RELIGION CORE:  18 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE:   36 semester hours  (42 for BA)
SPECIALITY AREA REQUIREMENTS:  
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
36 semester hours
COLLATERAL REQUIREMENTS: 15 semester hours
GENERAL ELECTIVES: 15 semester hours  (9 for BA)
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 120 semester hours

(Degree Major Codes:  CHRST.BA   /  CHRST.BS  )

Bachelor’s Degree in MINISTRY LEADERSHIP

Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. This degree offers emphases in any one of six areas. The B.A. degree candidate must complete six hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level. At least 25% of a degree must be taken through Lee University.
 

RELIGION CORE:  18 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE: 36 semester hours  (42 for BA)
MINISTRY LEADERSHIP SPECIALITY AREA:
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
30 semester hours
 
EMPHASIS: One (1) of the following: 24 semester hours
  • Children’s Ministry 
  • Music & Worship 
  • Church Administration
  • Pastoral Ministry 
  • Counseling
  • Youth Ministry
  • Discipleship
  • Business
 
GENERAL ELECTIVES: 12 semester hours (6 for BA)
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 120 semester hours
 
(Degree Major Codes:    MLCAD.BA   /  MLCAD.BS  :     MLCLD.BA   /  MLCLD.BS  :      MLCSL.BA   /  MLCSL.BS  :     MLDIS.BA   / MLDIS.BS  :      MLMUW.BA   /  MLMUW.BS  :      MLPAS.BA   /  MLPAS.BS  :      MLYTH.BA   /  MLYTH.BS   : MLBUS.BA  / MLBUS.BS  )

Bachelor’s Degree in CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (Charlotte Center ONLY)

This degree offers emphases in any one of five areas. At least 25% of a degree must be taken through Lee University.
 

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY CORE:  30 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE: 36 semester hours 
COLLATERAL REQUIREMENTS 27 semester hours
EMPHASIS: One (1) of the following: 24 semester hours
  • Bible and Theology
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Christian Education
  • Counseling
 
GENERAL ELECTIVES: 3 semester hours
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 120 semester hours
 

(Degree Major Codes:  CMINB.BCM   CMINC.BCM   /  CMINP.BCM   /  CMINX.BCM  )

Bachelor’s Degree in LIBERAL STUDIES

Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.  The B.A. degree candidate must complete six hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level.  At least 25% of a degree must be taken through Lee University. 

This is an individualized degree program available to students who have earned at least 60 semester hours.
 
 
RELIGION CORE:  15 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE:   36 semester hours (42 for BA)
SPECIALITY AREA REQUIREMENTS:  69 semester hours (63 for BA)

To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.

 
  • The student must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours for admission to this program.

  • At least 30 hours of the major must be in upper division (300 and 400 level) courses.

  • Courses taken to meet general education core or religion core requirements will not count toward the major.

TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 120 semester hours
 
(Degree Major Codes:  GENST.BA   /  GENST.BS  )

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The certificate program is designed for students not seeking a degree but wanting to study in a particular discipline. The courses can be taken in the classroom, online, and in our intensive courses. The curriculum includes eight (8) courses for 24 semester hours of credit. The programs available are as follows:

     • Certificate in Bible - BIBL.CRT
     • Certificate in Christian Education - CHED.CRT
     • Certificate in Christian Leadership - CLDR.CRT
     • Certificate in Intercultural Studies - ICSP.CRT
     • Certificate in Pastoral Ministry - PASM.CRT

Students applying for admission to the certificate program must follow the DAL application procedure; however, they will not be required to submit ACT/SAT scores. An overall 2.0 GPA must be maintained in order for a student to successfully complete the program. The Federal Pell Grant and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) programs are not available to students enrolled in the Certificate Program; however, the undergraduate ministry discount is applicable for all undergraduate ministerial training programs.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Master of Arts in MINISTRY STUDIES (MINOL.MA)

The Master of Arts degree in Ministry Studies at Lee University provides a program of study that combines practical studies and practical ministry.  For those whose undergraduate degree focused on religious studies, this graduate program offers the opportunity to further the student’s knowledge and expertise.  For those whose undergraduate degree focused on disciplines other than religion, this graduate program can fill the missing pieces of the student’s education.  The Master of Arts in Ministry Studies will equip the student to be the leader in ministry that God has called and gifted the person to be.

The courses in this program are specifically designed to help the student understand the biblical and theological foundation of issues related to ministry in contemporary contexts, and then to move beyond theory to the implementation of practical skills for successful vocational ministry.  The combination of superior education and ministry experience of our highly qualified faculty enable them to present a realistic approach to this union of theory and practice.  The online design of this program offers convenient course scheduling to better accommodate the busy lives of working adults.  Our students are a diverse group comprised of women and men who range from recent graduates to experienced ministers.  The camaraderie between students and faculty, combined with discussion-based classes create an exciting learning environment that readily lends itself to ministry application. 

The Master of Arts degree in Ministry Studies at Lee University offers three tracks:  Leadership Studies, Worship Studies, and Youth and Family Studies.  The degree includes 18 hours of common core courses and 18 hours of courses within each track.  The student’s learning experience will culminate in either a track-specific final project or internship.  More detailed program information can be found by clicking:

Master of Arts, Ministry Studies (Distance) (MINOL.MA)  

Master of BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BUSOL.MBA)

The purpose of the Master of Business Administration degree is to equip individuals with the skills necessary for senior level leadership in industry, government, and non-profit organizations.  Program faculty are committed to implementing experiential learning as a pedagogical tool to enhance and improve student knowledge and retention.  Through an advanced degree in business taught from a Christian worldview, we believe individuals will be better prepared to face the challenges of leading organizations in a rapidly changing global economy. More detailed program information can be found by clicking:

Master of Business Administration (Distance) (BUSOL.MBA)  

Master of Science, Marriage and Family Studies (Distance) MFSOL.MS)

The Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Studies provides educational preparation in human growth and development, human sexuality, systems theory, and research.  This program is not intended for those seeking licensure.  Rather, this is an ideal program for those wanting to work in administrative roles in family service agencies or in family ministries at a church.  More detailed program information can be found by clicking:

Master of Science, Marriage and Family Studies (Distance) (MFSOL.MS)   

PROGRAM FORMATS

Courses are available in online, on-site, and intensive formats.

Lee Online

Lee Online is the primary means of program delivery in the Division of Adult Learning. This form of study is a highly engaging experience which is based on models of adult learning in a virtual classroom environment. Over the course of the 7-week term, students log in to classes for online instructions, videos, lectures, assignments, discussions, etc. Materials are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the term. During a course, the instructor may schedule times to meet online with students. These sessions are for discussion, lecture, course mentoring, etc. The number of hours necessary to complete Lee Online courses is approximately 16 hours per week.

On-site Instruction

The Division of Adult Learning offers accelerated on-site instruction.  This format of study is a highly engaging experience, which is based on models of adult learning in a classroom environment.  Over the course of the 7-week term, students attend classes once a week for 3 hours of on-site instruction.  Materials are made available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the online components of the course.  The 3-hour course sessions are for discussion, lecture, case studies, group presentations, course mentoring, etc.  Additional classroom time is made available to students for their own group work preparation, study space, or other student usage.  The average number of hours necessary to complete DAL courses is approximately 16 hours per week.  Courses are currently held on-site at Lee Educational Centers.

Intensive

The Division of Adult Learning offers Online and On-site Intensives.  This format of study is a highly engaging experience, which is based on models of adult learning in both the online and classroom environments.  Over the course of the 7-week term, students are engaged in online discussions and assignments, while they also attend two weekend intensives for on-site instruction.  Materials are made available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the online components of the course.  The 4-hour course sessions are for discussion, lecture, case studies, group presentations, course mentoring, etc.  Additional classroom time is made available to students for their own group work preparation, study space, or other student usage.  The number of hours necessary to complete DAL courses is approximately 16 hours per week.  Courses are currently held at the Charlotte Center (NC), and other approved sites as needed.

Computer Requirements:

Most current personal computer systems will meet the requirements of DAL courses. Access to DAL courses may be available on some internet-capable devices, although functionality may be limited (depending on the type of device). We strongly recommend a high speed internet connection in order for students to complete their coursework.  DAL encourages the use of the latest version of Microsoft Office and Firefox web browser.  Instructors will inform students if additional software is needed.

Programs