The California Baptist University Honors Program offers students a unique and excellent academic experience. In a series of special seminars totaling 18 units of academic credit, Honors Program students encounter the seminal, powerful ideas and perspectives that shape our culture and our world. Thematically linked, these seminars emphasize a close reading and thorough discussion of classic texts, and are interdisciplinary, integrative, and holistic in vision. Ultimately, the program has been designed to assist students in developing an intellectually informed Christian world view. Class enrollment is purposely restricted to provide individual attention to the Honors Program student members.
A student should seek admission to the CBU Honors Program during the freshman year or first semester of the sophomore year by filing an Honors Program Application and writing sample with the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Admission to the Program requires application separate from regular CBU admission application.
The Honors Program admission committee will review the student’s overall academic record for predictors of success in this intensive seminar series. The committee will approve students who write a strong essay and have either have an SAT score of 1290 (ACT 27 or higher) and a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The committee may consider students with a test score above 1230 or cumulative grade point average of 3.2, and may request a personal interview as part of the decision process.
Satisfactory completion of the Honors Program requires (for four-year students) satisfactory completion of 18 units of Honors Program seminars while maintaining an overall academic GPA of at least 3.5. Transfer students coming to CBU with 60 or more semester units of college credit need only complete 14 units of Honors Program seminars, with at least a 3.5 overall GPA.
Students who satisfactorily complete the Honors Program are entitled to claim this distinction on their résumés. Their achievement will be recorded on their official CBU transcript and diploma, and will be acknowledged in the Commencement program and ceremony.
For more information contact the School of Christian Ministries at 951.343.4248, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Program
California Baptist University offers a Military Science and Leadership Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program on campus and an Air Force ROTC program through concurrent enrollment at California State University, San Bernardino. For more information about the Military Science and Leadership Army ROTC Program contact the Assistant Professor of Military Science at 951.343.4773 or e-mail ROTC@calbaptist.edu. For more information about the Air Force ROTC program contact the CSUSB Aerospace Studies Department at 909.880.5440. Students interested in concurrent enrollment should contact the Office of the University Registrar at CBU.
Single Subject Matter Competency Programs
California Baptist University offers a selection of subject matter competency programs for those who wish to pursue teaching credentials in single subject areas. Students planning to teach in California will need to demonstrate subject matter competency either by successfully completing the state approved subject matter program, necessary major, or by passing the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET). *Note: state regulations concerning test requirements are subject to change and supersede CBU catalog information.
For information on approved and pending subject matter competency programs, please see the following faculty for guidance:
||Ms. Jennifer Tronti
||Dr. Elizabeth Morris
||Dr. Lance Beaumont
||Dr. Bruce Prins
||Dr. Mark Blincoe
||Dr. Noe Ruvalcaba