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School of Arts & Sciences 2014-2015 Catalog 
    
School of Arts & Sciences 2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies Major (B.S.)


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This program is designed for students who desire a biblically-based education, who have an educational background in technical fields, or who are undecided about declaring a major. This degree gives students a variety of vocational choices to pursue according to their individual interests.

Program Requirements


I. Christian Studies - 30 Credits


II. General Education - 38 Credits


III. General Studies Major - 57 Credits


At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level. If you choose to take lower-level Christian Studies core classes (CHM 201 or CHM 210), then you must take enough upper-level general electives to meet this requirement.

Total - 125 Credits


At least 45 hours through this program must be 300- and 400-level courses.

1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Click here  for a list of Global Awareness courses.

4 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328  and COM 446  also qualify as fine arts electives. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Four-Year Suggested Program for the General Studies Major


Freshman Year


Fall Semester - 15 Credits


Spring Semester - 16 Credits


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


  • BIB/THE - Bible or Theology Elective 3 Credits
  • FAR - Fine Arts Elective 3 Credits
  • SCI - Science Lab Elective 4 Credits
  • Social Science Elective 3 Credits 2
  • General Elective 3 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Departmental Acceptance


Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the General Studies major.

Junior Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


  • BIB/THE - Bible or Theology Elective 3 Credits
  • Global Awareness Elective 3 Credits 3
  • General Electives 9 Credits

Senior Year


Fall Semester - 15 Credits


Spring Semester - 17 Credits


Footnote:


1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Click here  for a list of Global Awareness courses.

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