· The major must include a minimum of 48 hours.
Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies
A student pursuing this major will consult with a designated advisor in the Center for Adult and Professional Studies. The completed program proposal will be submitted to the Director of CAPS for review and final approval. The student will be admitted to the major after the proposal has been approved.
|RELIGION FOUNDATION CORE:||15 semester hours|
|GENERAL EDUCATION CORE:||35 semester hours|
|SPECIALTY AREA REQUIREMENT:||70 semester hours|
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 120 semester hours
(Degree Major Codes: GENST.BA/GENST.BS)
The certificate program is for students not seeking a degree but wanting to study in a particular discipline. The courses can be taken in the classroom, online, and independent study formats. The curriculum includes eight (8) courses for 24 semester hours of credit. The academic programs 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 admissions to the certificate program must follow the CAPS application procedure. However, they will not be required to submit ACT, nor 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 CAPS scholarship is applicable.
CAPS Online courses offer study via the Internet. This form of study blends the best of independent study research with the traditional campus model in a virtual classroom environment. Over the course of the semester, students log in to classes for online instructions, lectures, assignments, discussions, etc. Materials are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the semester. During a course the instructor may schedule times to meet online with the students. These sessions are for discussion, lecture, course mentoring, etc. Traditional resident students must process CAPS Online registrations with their advisor through the approved university registration procedures. Students interested in CAPS Online courses should visit http://caps.leeuniversity.edu for information regarding policies and procedures of the program, offered courses, an application, and financial aid information. The number of hours necessary to complete CAPS Online courses is similar to that of traditional resident courses. All CAPS Online courses earn resident credit.
Online courses offered at Lee University utilize the ANGEL online learning platform. To get the most out of your online course first ensure that the computer system to be used meets the minimum technical specifications required for online learning. To verify your system go to http://angel.leeuniversity.edu and select HELP in the left column. Next select Resources from the top menu bar and choose Recommended Browsers and Computers. This link will list the hardware and software requirements for using the ANGEL online learning platform. CAPS does not supply computer systems to online learners, nor are we responsible for training, maintenance or upgrade of individual student systems. Students assume all responsibility and liability for their own computer system.
Extension classes are offered (in a classroom setting) at various off-campus locations and are taught by instructors who have an accredited degree in the discipline in which they teach. The general information already presented in this catalog applies to the student taking courses through extension classes. For information regarding class locations, schedules and registration procedures, contact Extension Programs at the CAPS office or go to http://caps.leeuniversity.edu. These classes qualify as resident credit.
The CAPS curriculum is offered in an independent study mode. Independent study is characterized as follows:
Independent Study courses offer students an opportunity to study at an individual pace and at convenient times and places. Responsibility for progress lies with the individual student. This motivates and encourages the student to persist toward the achievement of carefully defined educational objectives.
Course materials include: course guides, appropriate additional materials, and textbooks. Textbooks can be obtained through the Lee campus bookstore. Course guides and additional required materials are available within the course itself via the online ANGEL platform. The course guides are designed to direct learners in a step-by-step fashion through an array of educational objectives related to the textbooks. All learning materials, from the course objectives to final evaluation of progress, have been prepared or approved by professional educators. In many cases, the authors may teach the same or a similar course on a resident campus or serve as an instructor in one of the resident extension classes.
Examinations are similar to those given in resident courses. They may consist of objective, essay and problem-solving types of questions. The number of study hours necessary to complete an Independent Study course is approximately the same as for resident courses. The difference is that the time normally spent in class is used for reading, completion of assignments, and study. Since there are no scheduled classes, students study when and where they wish, and they experience considerable financial savings over attending traditional campus courses.
A student may not request an examination until he or she has been enrolled in a course a minimum of two weeks. A two-week period is also required between the mid-term and final exams. Exams in courses which have more than two exams may be taken at one-week intervals.
Examinations can be taken on the ANGEL internet program. When that is not possible, the exam can be taken at the CAPS office or a proctor, approved by the Director of CAPS, may administer the examination. Please follow CAPS “Proctor Instructions,” found in your course materials, when selecting a proctor.
Students within driving distance of the university may take classes on campus. These classes are specially designed for adults involved in active ministry and those who are contemplating entering active ministry. The classes meet once a week for three hours each during the regular fall and spring semesters. (Modular classes and a summer session are also offered. Contact the CAPS office for more information.) Currently, these classes meet on either Tuesday or Thursday. Traditional resident campus students may take only one CAPS Tuesday/Thursday class per semester. Traditional resident campus students must process CAPS registrations with their advisor through the approved university registration procedures. View the CAPS webpage for class schedules: http://caps.leeuniversity.edu. Textbooks for classes may be obtained through the campus bookstore. These classes earn resident credit.
The Lee University Center for Adult and Professional Studies offers online classes for high school juniors and seniors. The purpose of the High School Dual Enrollment Program is to provide high school students a means of beginning their college careers while simultaneously earning high school credits. Online courses are offered in Bible, English, Humanities, Psychology, and Sociology. Tuition for the 2008-2009 academic year is $144 per credit hour. All online courses are 3 credit hours. Eligible students must…
Visit http://caps.leeuniversity.edu to download the Lee University/CAPS Dual Enrollment Admissions Application.
Application forms can be obtained from our website (http://caps.leeuniversity.edu) or will be mailed on request to prospective students by contacting the CAPS office 1-800-256-5916 (option #1). All students expecting to enroll at Lee University in the CAPS program for the first time must submit the following:
|CAPS Tuition (per hour)||$296|
|Registration Fee (per semester, non-refundable)||25|
|Student Activity Fee (per semester)*||40|
|Technology Fee (per semester)||25|
|Drop/Add Fee (per course)||10|
|Library Deposit (if applicable)||25|
|Proficiency Exams (for each hour’s credit established)||30|
|Returned Check (per check)||30|
|Graduation Application Fee||100|
*Applies only to On-Campus students NOTE: All fees are subject to change without notice.
Students who withdraw from a course after the fifth week of enrollment will receive no adjustment of tuition. For students who do meet the withdrawal deadline, the percentage of tuition to be refunded is as follows:
|During the first two weeks after enrollment
During the third week
During the fourth week
During the fifth week After the fifth week
Withdrawal from class(es) does not exempt a student from payment of tuition and fees. Upon registration, the student is responsible for tuition, application fee, registration fee and textbook costs. NOTE: Textbook costs and fees will not be refunded.
If you are seeking a degree In Christian Ministry, Christian Studies, or Christian Leadership through Lee University Center for Adult and Professional Studies, you will receive a 50% CAPS Tuition Discount Scholarship. A wide array of scholarships is available for Lee students. Additional information regarding these scholarship opportunities and other financial aid programs may be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Office.
The Federal Pell Grant program is available for qualified CAPS students enrolled in Extension programs, Tuesday/Thursday classes, CAPSonline classes, the Degree Completion Program, and the Independent Study CZS (semester based) classes.
To determine need, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed through the Federal Processor. This will allow a student to be considered for the range of financial aid options available through the Lee University Financial Aid Office. All information must be filed with FAFSA online (www.fafsa.ed.gov) and received by Lee University before April15 to be included in the priority group.
Lee University is approved for veterans and dependents of disabled or deceased veterans under existing public laws. Eligible persons should contact the Veterans Administration regional office of the state in which they maintain a permanent residence. One must have authorization for VA or vocational rehabilitation training before registering. If in doubt about the procedure, check with the Lee University Admissions Office (1-800-533-9930), or email veterans @leeuniversity.edu. All questions concerning getting your VA benefits started at Lee University should be put in writing and sent to the Director of Admissions.
To find out more about the availability of Financial Aid, see the Undergraduate Financial Aid section of the Lee University Catalog, or visit http://www.leeuniversity.edu/financial-aid.
B.A. degree candidates must complete six hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level or higher. All students must complete ENGL-106 and ENGL-110 by the completion of the 18th hour of college credit. If a student does not meet this requirement, he/she must enroll in ENGL-106 or ENGL-110 before enrolling in any additional courses.
Instructions for CAPS Course Registration:
ATTN: Business Office
PO Box 3450
Cleveland, TN 37320-3450
(If you are receiving Financial Aid, please include a copy of your award letter with your payment.)
Independent Study Students:
To withdraw from a course(s), a student must submit a written request. The request must include the student’s name (printed), the social security number, the name of the course(s), the student’s signature, and a withdrawal fee (check, money order, or credit card). The official date of withdrawal will be the date on which the request is received.
Withdrawal from a course(s) does not exempt a student from payment of tuition, registration fee, and book fees. Tuition refund is adjustable up to the fifth week of enrollment. The registration fee and book fees are non-refundable.
A student is considered registered until properly withdrawn. To withdraw from (or drop) a class, the student must fill out a change of schedule form complete with the instructor’s signature. If the student drops a course after the final date for add/drop and prior to the eleventh week of the semester, he/she will automatically receive a “W” grade for the course. The last day to drop a class is published in the university calendar.
There is a fee charged for each schedule change beginning the first day of classes. Withdrawal from class(es) does not exempt a student from payment of tuition, registration fee, and book fees. Tuition refund is adjustable up to the fifth week of enrollment. The registration fee and book fees are non-refundable.
The Change of Schedule form along with the withdrawal fee (check, money order, or credit card) is to be submitted to the university Registrar.
Withdrawing from the University:
If a resident student withdraws from all courses of study, the student in considered to be withdrawing from the university. The procedure for withdrawing from the university can be found in the catalog - Undergrad Academic Policies and Procedures.
*Center for Adult and Professional Studies “resident” students are those enrolled in the following: Extensions, Online, and On-campus.