Feb 28, 2021
These core requirements are the basic guidelines for most majors although specific programs will have more detailed requirements. Students should check their degree audits for the complete listing of core requirements for their specific programs.
Developing Biblical Faith and Lifestyle (18 hours)
Religion Core (13)
These courses must be taken in sequence as listed below, with the exception of BIBL-110/BIBL-111, either of which may be taken first or second.
8 Christian Service Units (2)
Each unit represents approximately 10 hours of Christian service
(Transfer students will complete one service unit per semester; visit Leonard Center for more information.)
Religion Capstone Course in the Major (3)
An integrative capstone course in the major or a religion elective chosen by the student’s major department
Each full-time student must be enrolled in a religion course every semester until the completion of THEO 231 in the above sequence. Exceptions to this policy may be granted under special circumstances by the Dean of the School of Religion, but this is rare. Courses taken during summer school can be “applied” to the following semester.
Students should take only one religion core class per semester.
Acquiring Fundamental Academic Skills (10-14 hrs)
(Placement in higher mathematics classes is by examination only.)
Other mathematics options include any higher mathematics class except MATH-201 and MATH-202. Students with ACT mathematics score of 27 or above, or SAT mathematics score of 620 or above, are not required to take a core mathematics class; however, depending on the major chosen, additional mathematics courses may be required.
ENGL-105: Entry-level course for students with ACT English scores between 14 and 18 or SAT verbal scores between 370 and 429. Students who successfully complete ENGL 105 (grade of “C” or above) will also take ENGL-110.
ENGL-106:Entry-level course for students with ACT English scores between 19 and 24 or SAT verbal scores between 430 and 569. Students who successfully complete ENGL-106 (grade of “C” or above) will also take ENGL-110.
ENGL-110: Entry-level course for students with ACT English scores of at least 25 or SAT verbal scores of at least 570. Students placed in ENGL 110 are required to take only one composition course. A grade of “C” or better is required for successful completion of this course.
Exploring the Humanities (12 hours)
Western Humanities (6)
Choose two courses from the following list:
Philosophy and Fine Arts (3 hours)
Choose one course from the following list:
Understanding Contemporary Society (9 hours)
Choose two courses from the following list: (6)
Respecting the Natural World (5 hours)
Lab Science (4)
Students may select any lab science course, but the following courses are recommended for non-science majors:
Seeking a Global Perspective (5-10 hours, depending on degree program)
Choose one of the following:
Students enrolled in Bachelor of Science programs
Students enrolled in Bachelor of Arts programs
Six hours of college elementary foreign language or placement demonstrated on the departmental foreign language examination are prerequisites for the intermediate-level courses in modern foreign languages. Only students with no previous Spanish coursework may enroll in SPAN-111.
Intermediate foreign language (6 hours)
Bachelor of Arts students who place directly into the second semester (212 or 312) of one of the above language groups based on placement testing, do not receive credit for the first semester (211 or 311) of the language, and must take an additional course beyond 212 or 312 in order to complete the 6 hour foreign language requirement.