Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    Jun 04, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts Major

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The Liberal Arts major is an interdisciplinary program of study designed to provide a broad exploration of the ideas, values, issues, and heritage of civilization. Students develop a broad understanding of the arts and sciences, their interrelationships, and their integration with Christian thought. The Liberal Arts major for teachers is appropriate for students working toward Elementary Education licensure (please see the School of Education’s Elementary Licensure Program: B.A. Liberal Arts (CUS)  for details). Non-education liberal arts majors must select an emphasis in either Communication, English, Global Studies, History, Politics, or Psychology.

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education Core (48 credit hours)
Major Core (37 credit hours)
Electives (35 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (48 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First-Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Social Sciences (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Liberal Arts Major Core (37 credit hours)

Additional Upper level Course (3 credit hours)

Choose one three-credit upper level coure (300 or above) from any subject area listed under the Required Liberal Arts Emphasis below. This upper level course prefix may or may not be in the chosen emphasis.

Lab Science Core (4 credit hours)

Choose any lab science with a BIO, CHM, or PHY prefix.

Required Liberal Arts Emphasis (12 credit hours)

Choose an emphasis in one of the following subject areas:  

  • Communication
  • English
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Reading  (limited to former School of Education students)

Select 12 credit hours within the selected subject area.  A minimum of 9 credit hours must be from upper level (300 or above) courses. All courses within the emphasis must be from the same prefix (e.g. ENG for an emphasis in English). Credit received from Teaching Assistantships does not count toward the required liberal arts emphasis.

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

The faculty recommends students in the B.A. in Liberal Arts to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives and Liberal Arts major program requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses specified for the major.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  6. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  7. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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