Academic Catalog 2009-2010 
    Sep 28, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2009-2010 [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: Nursing

Nursing art and science is grounded in physical science, liberal arts, and biblical principles. Each of these elements is foundational to the curricular building blocks in the education of nursing students. The curriculum emphasizes the health-illness continuum, care management, and restoration in order to support safe and effective nursing practice. The curricular framework cultivates professional development and nursing as ministry.

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 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 in which the degree is offered.

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.

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 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.