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    Jun 19, 2024  
Lee University Catalog_2024-2025 
    
Lee University Catalog_2024-2025

Lee Online


 

Joshua Black, Ed.D, Executive Director

 

Lee Online’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 courses that stimulate students’ intellectual growth, promote their spiritual development, and equip them for professional success.

 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Associate of Science in BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

At least 25% of a degree must be taken through Lee University.

 
RELIGION CORE:  12 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE:   30 semester hours 
CONCENTRATION AREA REQUIREMENTS:  
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
18 semester hours

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT:

  • GNST-400 Academic Assessment
 
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 60 semester hours

(Degree Major Code: Business Administration (BUSOL.AS) )

 

Associate of Science in CHRISTIAN MINISTRY 

At least 25% of a degree must be taken through Lee University.

 
RELIGION CORE:  12 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE:   30 semester hours  
CONCENTRATION AREA REQUIREMENTS:  
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
18 semester hours

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT:

  • GNST-400 Academic Assessment
 
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 60 semester hours

(Degree Major Code:  Christian Ministry (CHRMN.AS)  )

 

Associate of Science in GENERAL STUDIES

At least 25% of a degree must be taken through Lee University.

 
RELIGION CORE:  12 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE:   30 semester hours 
CONCENTRATION AREA REQUIREMENTS:  
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
18 semester hours

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT:

  • GNST-400 Academic Assessment
 
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 60 semester hours

(Degree Major Code:  General Studies (GENST.AS)  )

 

Associate of Science in STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION

At least 25% of a degree must be taken through Lee University.

 
RELIGION CORE:  12 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE:   30 semester hours  
CONCENTRATION AREA REQUIREMENTS:  
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
18 semester hours

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT:

  • GNST-400 Academic Assessment
 
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 60 semester hours

(Degree Major Code:  Strategic Communication (COMSC.AS) )

 

Bachelor’s Degree in ACCOUNTING

Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. This degree offers emphases in any one of eight 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:  15 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE: 36 semester hours 
ACCOUNTING SPECIALTY AREA I:
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
48 semester hours
 
ACCOUNTING SPECIALTY AREA II: 18 semester hours

ACCOUNTING ELECTIVES

6 semester hours

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT:

  • GNST-400 Academic Assessment
  • SMFT-BUS Major Field Test Business
  • BUSN-EXT Business Dept. Senior Assessment
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION:                                   120 semester hours

(Degree Major Codes: Accounting (Lee Online) (ACCOL.BS)  )

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)

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT:

  • GNST-400 Academic Assessment
 
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 120 semester hours
 
(Degree Major Codes:  CBITH.BA   /  CBITH.BS  )

Bachelor’s Degree in BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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:  15 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE: 36 semester hours  (42 for BA)
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SPECIALTY AREA:
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
48 semester hours
 
MANAGEMENT EMPHASIS: 18 semester hours

GENERAL ELECTIVES:

0 semester hours for BA (3 for BS)

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT:

  • GNST-400 Academic Assessment
  • SMFT-BUS Major Field Test Business
  • BUSN-EXT Business Dept. Senior Assessment
 
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 123 semester hours for BA; 120 for BS
 
(Degree Major Codes:  BUSOL.BA  /  BUSOL.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)
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)

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT:

  • GNST-400 Academic Assessment
 
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 120 semester hours

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

Bachelor’s Degree in CRIMINAL JUSTICE

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:  15 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE: 36 semester hours  (42 for BA)
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SPECIALTY AREA:
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
27 semester hours
 
EMPHASIS: One (1) of the following: 24 semester hours
  • Corrections
  • Criminology & Juvenile Justice
 
GENERAL ELECTIVES: 18 semester hours (12 for BA)

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT:

  • GNST-400 Academic Assessment
 
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 120 semester hours
 
(Degree Major Codes:  CJCRT.BA   /  CJCRT.BS   / CJJVJ.BA   / CJJVJ.BS  )

Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management*

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:  15 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE: 36 semester hours  (42 for BA)
Emergency Management SPECIALTY AREA:
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
48 semester hours
 

GENERAL ELECTIVES:

21 semester hours (9 -15 for BA)

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT:

  • GNST-400 Academic Assessment
 
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 120 semester hours for BA; 120 for BS
 
(Degree Major Codes: EMMGT.BA  / EMMGT.BS )
*Pending SACSCOC approval

Bachelor’s Degree in HUMAN SERVICES

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:  15 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE: 36 semester hours  (42 for BA)
HUMAN SERVICES SPECIALTY AREA:
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
30 semester hours
 
EMPHASIS: One (1) of the following: 24 semester hours
  • Addiction 
  • Gerontology
 
GENERAL ELECTIVES: 15 semester hours (9 for BA)

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT:

  • GNST-400 Academic Assessment
 
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 120 semester hours
 
(Degree Major Codes: HUSAD.BA   / HUSAD.BS   / HUSGE.BA   / HUSGE.BS   )

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)
SPECIALTY 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.

  • At least six hours of the major must be taken at Lee University.

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

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT:

  • GNST-400 Academic Assessment
 
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 120 semester hours
 
(Degree Major Codes:  GENST.BA   /  GENST.BS  )

Bachelor’s Degree in MANAGEMENT

Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. This degree offers emphases in any one of eight 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:  15 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE: 36 semester hours  (42 for BA)
MANAGEMENT SPECIALTY AREA:
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
66 semester hours
 

GENERAL ELECTIVES:

0 semester hours for BA (3 for BS)

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT:

  • GNST-400 Academic Assessment
  • SMFT-BUS Major Field Test Business
  • BUSN-EXT Business Dept. Senior Assessment
 
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 123 semester hours for BA; 120 for BS

(Degree Major Codes: Management (Lee Online) (MGMOL.BA)  Management (Lee Online) (MGMOL.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 eight 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 SPECIALTY 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)

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT:

  • GNST-400 Academic Assessment
 
   
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  )

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The certificate program is designed for students not seeking a degree but wanting to study in a particular discipline. The courses are taken online to include six (6) courses for 18 semester hours of credit. The programs available are as follows:

Students applying for admission to the certificate program must follow the Lee Online application procedures; 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 (Lee Online) (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 four tracks:  Leadership Studies, Practical Theological 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 a comprehensive exam. More detailed program information can be found by clicking:

Master of Arts, Ministry Studies (Lee Online) (MINOL.MA)  

Master of BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (Lee Online) (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 (Lee Online) (BUSOL.MBA)  

Master of Science, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY STUDIES (Lee Online) 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 (Lee Online) (MFSOL.MS)   

Master of Arts, TEACHING ENGLISH to SPEAKERS of OTHER LANGUAGES (Lee Online) (TESOL.MA)

The MA in TESOL at Lee is a fully online graduate program in TESOL designed to prepare leaders in the field of TESOL for service in a wide range of settings.  Many MA in TESOL programs offer only a basic level of knowledge in TESOL, but the program at Lee University is for students who already have a foundation in TESOL, through coursework or experience.

The MA program can be completed in a calendar year-beginning in the summer and finishing in May the following year.  It can also be taken at a slower pace if desired.  The program is delivered online, so it is maximally flexible for students who are already working or live distant from the Cleveland campus. More detailed program information can be found by clicking:

Master of Arts, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Lee Online) (TESOL.MA)  

Doctor of NURSING PRACTICE (Lee Online) (NURSE.DNP)

Lee University offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), a terminal degree that prepares graduates to practice at the highest level of nursing and lead change through translational research. Our program provides the convenience of online courses with authentic and attentive support from faculty, including annual on-campus intensive sessions designed for student success. Students benefit from our distinctive programming related to rural, global and disaster healthcare, with the integration of a Christian worldview. More detailed program information can be found by clicking:

Doctor of Nursing Practice (Lee Online) (NURSE.DNP)  

 

FORMAT DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS

Lee Online Experience

Online Learning 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 login 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 average number of hours necessary to complete Lee Online courses is approximately 16 hours per week.

Computer Requirements

Most current personal computer systems will meet the requirements of Lee Online courses. Access to online 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.  Lee Online encourages the use of the latest version of Microsoft Office Suite and Firefox web browser.  Instructors will inform students if additional software is needed.

Programs