2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts, BA


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Traditional Major Program Requirements (97-109 units)


The liberal arts major exposes students to the breadth and depth of human knowledge through study of the humanities and sciences as well as through specialization in one or more concentrations. Students are well prepared to think deeply and creatively, developing the intellectual flexibility to explore and evaluate a wide range of problems and solutions from multiple perspectives, including a biblical worldview. Students in this major are equipped to serve in local and global contexts as well-rounded citizens whose interdisciplinary skills and knowledge enable them to contribute to human flourishing.

Introduction to the Liberal Arts


History and Society


Languages


Complete twelve (12) units from the following areas; at least six (6) units must have the same prefix:

Mathematics Additional Requirements


Complete nine (9) units from the following:

Science


Select twelve (12) units from at least two of the following areas (prefixes):

  • BIO
  • CHE
  • ENV
  • PHY

Capstone


This capstone can be co-located or replaced with another three (3) units capstone course with instructor and department chair approval.

Concentration Courses (12 units) Optional Second Concentration (12 units)


Students must select at least one concentration of twelve (12) upper division units in one of the following areas: Art History; American Studies; American Sign Language; Anthropology; Biology; British Studies; Business Administration; Chemistry; Children’s Literature; Christian Behavioral Science; Christian Studies; Communications; Criminal Justice; Creative Writing; Early Childhood Studies; English Language and Literature; Entrepreneurship; Environmental Science; European Studies; Film Studies; Global Studies; History; Humanities; Intercultural Studies; Journalism and News Media; Kinesiology; Leadership; Marketing; Mathematics; Music; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Public Relations; Real Estate Management; Science, Sociology; Social Work; Spanish; Spanish for Teachers; Statistics; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); Visual Media; Worship Arts; Writing. Students may not use any courses for both the core and concentration requirements. 

Students have the option of selecting a second concentration of twelve (12) upper division units, but may not reuse any courses from the core and first concentration.

American Sign Language


Complete twelve (12) units from the following:

(Students should plan to take ASL 225 in the Languages core.)

Anthropology


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in ANT.

Biology


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in BIO.

(Students should plan to take BIO 146 in the Science core.)

Business Administration


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in BUS.

Chemistry


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in CHE.

(Students should plan to take CHE 115, 115L, 125, and 125L in the Science core.)

Christian Behavioral Science


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in CBS.

Christian Studies


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in CST.

Early Childhood Studies


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in ECH.

Entrepreneurship


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in ENT.

Environmental Science


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in ENV.

(Students should plan to take ENV 101 in the Science core.)

History


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in HIS.

Intercultural Studies


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in ICS.

Kinesiology


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in KIN.

Leadership


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in LDR.

Marketing


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in MKT.

Mathematics


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in MAT.

(Students should plan to take MAT 245 in the Mathematics core.)

Philosophy


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in PHI.

Political Science


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in POL.

Psychology


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in PSY.

Real Estate Management


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in REM.

Science


Complete twelve (12) upper division units from at least two of the following areas (prefixes):

  • BIO
  • CHE
  • ENV
  • PHY

Sociology


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in SOC.

Social Work


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in SWK.

Spanish


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in SPA.

(Students should plan to take SPA 223, 230, or 233 in the Languages core.)

Statistics


Complete twelve (12) upper division units in STA.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


This concentration earns the TESOL certificate.

(Students must take ENG 463 in the Literature core.)

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