Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
    Nov 28, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Descriptions

To accomplish its mission, the university offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. At present, the following degree and diploma programs are available:

Associate of Arts

The two-year Associate of Arts degree focuses on the university’s General Education curriculum which includes Biblical Studies, Communication, Arts and Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics, Science, and Integrative Studies. It offers a solid foundation for many careers, Christian service, and informed living.

Associate of Science

The Associate of Science degrees provide students with the foundational General Education courses and 18 credit hours within specific core requirements. The AS degrees provide students with the educational background to seek entry level positions in a variety of vocations. The AS degrees align fully with their corresponding Bachelor of Science degrees so students are prepared to continue work toward the BS degree of their choosing.

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree offers specialization in a major field, yet provides a breadth of arts and humanities, natural and social sciences, and biblical and theological studies.

Bachelor of Music

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education develops skills in music performance and instruction, and satisfies requirements for teacher licensure in music education for grades K-12. The Bachelor of Music in Worship Arts offers proficiency in both music and ministry for leadership in the Christian community.

Bachelor of Science

Like the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science degree is based on a solid core of liberal arts and biblical and theological studies with a focus on required and elective courses in the school or division in which the degree is offered.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a professional discipline degree built upon a solid core of liberal arts, sciences, humanities and biblical principles. BSN graduates are prepared as nurse generalists and are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) in order to obtain Colorado RN licensure.

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies focuses on the exegesis and interpretation of specific sections and books of the Bible. The emphasis is on understanding the Bible.

Master of Arts in Counseling

The Master of Arts in Counseling program provides a strong clinical counseling background within a Christian framework that promotes study of the whole person, including the spiritual dimension. The curriculum offers an integrated approach to psychology, equipping students to be effective counselors in a variety of settings.

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction degree is designed to provide an appropriate graduate degree for preschool, elementary, middle level, and secondary teachers in public or private schools. It is also appropriate for those who desire to be curriculum specialists and writers, supervisors, or departmental chairpersons, and for those who want to enhance their skills and knowledge as corporate trainers or as college teachers.

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies focuses on man’s response to God’s Word. This degree examines various approaches in understanding the Bible with a balance between theology and God’s story through the Old and New Testament.

Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration degree is designed to educate a new generation of managers, accountants, planners, analysts, programmers and other business leaders in the areas of leadership, supervision, management and planning. The program is designed to be helpful in all forms of trade and commerce among industrial, commercial, governmental, non-profit, institutional, and consumer participants.

Master of Education

The Master of Education degree is intended for individuals who wish to work in pivotal educational leadership roles within the teaching or administrative ranks of public, charter, or private schools as well as within district offices. The Master of Education programs provide the conceptual knowledge and practical application required for professionals such as instructional coaches, directors, department chairs, special educators, and principals.  The Master of Education degree meets national and Colorado Department of Education standards.

Master of Organizational Leadership

The Master of Organizational Leadership degree is a dynamic program that provides Organizational Leaders with a range of innovative skills and collaborative tools for effective leadership in an uncertain and constantly changing global environment. Advances in technology are leveraged with an understanding of people and the importance of ethical values-based practice, converting ideas, resources and technology into lasting economic value for the organization. Students engage in areas such as influencing public policy, change initiatives, systems thinking, leading in diverse cultures, for-profit, government and non-profit institutions, all set within a biblical worldview. Leaders of today and tomorrow are inspired and equipped to influence and improve their organizations and their worlds.

Master of Public Administration

A career in public administration is about service. The MPA program at CCU will provide not only a solid understanding of government and non-profit operations, but will offer a cornerstone of Christ-centered leadership, character development and change leadership. MPA graduates will have the capability of leading government and non-profit organizations ethically, by infusing the eternal truths of the Bible with the practicalities of thoughtful, evidence based fiscally responsible policies.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Technological developments have put valuable but complex tools in the hands of criminal justice professionals. Demands for transparency and concerns for civil liberty and race relations has expanded accountability requirements. The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) program at Colorado Christian University provides not only the competencies necessary for successful leadership in the criminal justice system, but will help students cultivate the character and the courage of moral conviction necessary to be a force for good and to administer justice in a manner based upon biblical principles.

Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is a graduate degree in nursing with two specialty emphasis tracks: Nursing Education and Clinical Care Management in Adult/Geriatrics. The MSN program is designed utilizing national accreditation standards in preparation for national certification.