General Education

Communications

College Writing I (ENG 1000) 3 credits
Prerequisite: acceptable placement score or ENG-0990
Emphasis on improving skills and effectiveness in written communication through critical reading of diverse literary genres and extensive writing. Course deals with developing authorial voice and adapting that voice to academic audiences.

College Writing II (ENG 1001) 3 credits
Prerequisite: ENG 1000
Continued emphasis on composition with concentration on critical and creative thinking. Includes use of sources, research methods, and preparation of college-level research papers.

Intercultural Communications (CUL 2007) 3 credits
The Intercultural Communications course introduces students to the theory of communication and the personal, interpersonal and cultural factors that affect the communication process. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to communicate effectively across cultures. Interpersonal and group communication processes will be addressed.

Natural Science & Mathematics

Human Anatomy & Physiology (SCI 2002) 4 credits
This course is designed to study the 12 systems of the body and how God formed these systems to allow for human thought and movement. This lab course enables students to take an inside look at how many of these systems and body parts function.

Survey of Mathematics (MTH 1001) 4 credits
Course designed to increase quantitative literacy and mathematical competency. Covers the basics of algebra, geometry, probability, statistics, and consumer math.

History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

World History (HI 2003) 3 credits
A study of the ancient Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and European roots of modern Western civilization through the Renaissance/Reformation era.

Electives (5 credits)

Humanities

Interpretation of Biblical Literature (BSA 2001) 3 credits
Introduction to the principles of biblical interpretation in order to better understand the Bible. Emphasis placed on the application of these principles.

Worldviews (HUM 2007) 3 credits
This worldviews course examines various major worldviews that have influenced modern society – considering questions about the nature of reality, the nature and significance of human kind, the basis for knowledge and ethics, and life commitments. Students will explore current worldviews in American or global society and will seek to articulate their own current worldview understanding.

Elective (2 credits)

Additional General Education Credits

Electives (7 credits)


BIBLICAL STUDIES

Old Testament History and Literature I (BOT 1000) 3 credits
This class presents an overview of the chronological unfolding of Old Testament history and literature beginning with Genesis and continuing through the period of the Judges. The poetic books will also be examined. Emphasis will be given to the major themes, persons, events/passages of each book, and maps of Bible lands.

Old Testament History and Literature II (BOT 1001) 3 credits
This class presents an overview of the chronological unfolding of Old Testament history and literature beginning with the United Monarchy era, progressing through the Divided Monarchy, Exilic and Post-exilic eras. The prophets will be examined in conjunction with these books. Emphasis will be given to the major themes, persons, events/passages of each book, and maps of Bible lands

Gospels and Acts (BNT 2201) 3 credits This course is a study of the Gospels and Acts, giving special attention to their history, literacy structure, content, and theological themes. Includes attention to application for today.

Letters and Revelation (BNT 2202) 3 credits
This course is a study of the letters in the New Testament and Revelation, giving special attention to their history, literacy structure, content, and theological themes. Includes attention to application for today.

Christian Faith (TH 2005)  4 credits
An introduction to the main people, events, and theological positions of the Christian Tradition. Contents will focus on the doctrine of the Bible, God, humankind, the person and work of Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the Church, and the last days.


Christian Ministry

Spiritual Formation I (CM 1001) 3 credits
Course focuses on developing a Christ-centered life and awareness of ministry avenues. Special emphases on spiritual gifts, missions, and submitting each area of life to God

Spiritual Formation II (CM 1002) 3 credits
Course introduces the basic concepts and skills needed for evangelism and discipleship. Emphases include understanding the world around us while communicating one’s faith, exploring one’s role as a disciple, and effective ways to disciple other followers of Christ.

Student Outreach (CM 1200/2200/3200) 2 credits
Includes weekly volunteer experiences under the direction of the Student Outreach Director. Ministry areas include evangelism, discipleship, and social concern. Students’ experiences are facilitated by qualified supervisors who provide accountability and feedback. Outreach must complement the student’s major during the junior year.

Free Electives (2 credits)


Summary

General Education (40 credits)

Biblical Studies (16 credits)

Christian Ministry  (8 credits)

Free Electives (2 credits)


Total 66 credits


Financial Aid and Electives at BSU

A Financial Aid Consortium Agreement allows our students to take courses at BSU and have those credits apply to the student’s credit load as it affects financial aid eligibility.