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Degree Programs

Associate of Arts in Professional Studies
(Minimum of 60 Credit Hours)

This two-year degree lays the foundation for a broad base of knowledge through the Christian and General Education Core requirements and degree-specific or elective courses chosen by the student with consultation with an academic advisor. The AA degree prepares students in meeting their professional and personal educational goals.

Associate of Arts General and Christian Education Core (51 Hours)

College Success Course (2 hours)

  • CCC 1012 Principles of Collegiate Success

Christian Core Courses (12 hours)

  • BIB 1013 Old Testament Survey
  • BIB 1023 New Testament Survey
  • BIB 2023 Spiritual Formation
  • MIS 2033 Missional Living

English Language and Speech (12 hours)

  • ENG 1013 English Composition I
  • ENG 1023 English Composition II
  • ENG 1033 Fundamentals of Speech
  • ENG 3043 Practical Writing

Fine Arts/Humanities/Literature (6 hours)

  • ENG 2013 World Literature I
  • ENG 2023 World Literature II
  • MUS 2313 Music Appreciation
  • PHI 1313 Introduction to Philosophy
  • SPA 1013 Elementary Spanish I
  • SPA 1023 Elementary Spanish II

History/Government/Social Science (9 hours)

  • HIS 1313 World History I
  • HIS 1323 World History II
  • HIS 2313 American Nation I
  • HIS 2323 American Nation II
  • POL 2313 American National Government
  • PSY 1313 General Psychology
  • SOC 1013 Introduction to Sociology

Natural Sciences (4 hours)

  • BIO 1414 Biology and Biology Lab
  • PHY 1434 Physical Science

Mathematics (3 hours)

  • MTH 1213 College Algebra

Computer Applications (3 hours)

  • CIS 2003 Computer Applications

Electives (9 hours)

Three 3-hour courses (preferably) from a specific academic field (ex. business, education, Christian ministries, etc).

Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
(Minimum of 120 Hours)

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies will choose from 1 of 5 different concentrations (majors): Business, Sports Management, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, or Criminal Justice. Those pursuing Secondary Education will also choose among the following 6 specializations: English, Spanish, Math, Social Studies, Life Sciences, or Physical Education.

Christian and General Education Core (51 Hours)

  • College Success Course (1 hour)
  • Christian Core Courses (12 hours)
  • English Language and Speech (9 hours)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities/ Literature (6 hours)
  • History/Government/Social Science (9 hours)
  • Natural Sciences (8 hours)
  • Mathematics (3 hours)
  • Computer Applications (3 hours)

Concentrations (69 hours)

BUSINESS CONCENTRATION:

Business Core Courses (57 hours)

Prerequisite: Computer Applications (General Education Requirements)

  • BUS 1013 Keyboarding 
  • BUS 1023 Principles of Personal Finance
  • BUS 2013 Principles of Accounting I
  • BUS 2023 Principles of Accounting II
  • BUS 3013 Principles of Management
  • BUS 3023 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 3033 Financial Management
  • BUS 3123 Business Law
  • BUS 3143 Spiritual Leadership Development
  • BUS 4023 Human Resources Management
  • BUS 4033 Strategic Management
  • BUS 4133 Entrepreneurship
  • BUS 4143 International Business
  • BUS 4253 Business Internship
  • ECO 2013 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 2023 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MTH 1243 Introduction to Operations Research 
  • MTH 2023 Probability and Statistics
  • SMD 2303 Motivational Speaking
Junior Level Bible (6 hours)
  • BIB 3103 Biblical Interpretation 
  • BIB 3123 Biblical Theology
Electives (6 hours)


SPORTS MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION:

Sports Management Core Courses (53 hours)
  • BIO 3014 Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BUS 1013 Keyboarding
  • BUS 2013 Principles of Accounting I
  • BUS 3013 Principles of Management
  • BUS 3033 Financial Management
  • KIN 2313 Sports Safety and First Aid
  • KIN 3013 Principles of Kinesiology 
  • KIN 3313 Teaching Sec. Health and P. E.
  • PED 2012 Physical Education
  • PED 2322 Nutrition for Fitness and Sports
  • SMD 1013 Introduction to Sports Management
  • SMD 1023 Foundations of Coaching
  • SMD 2013 Motivational Speaking
  • SMD 3003 Leadership and Ethics in Sports
  • SMD 3013 Sports Facilities Management
  • SMD 3023 Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • SMD 4016 Event Management and Internship
Junior Level Bible (6 hours)
  • BIB 3103 Biblical Interpretation 
  • BIB 3123 Biblical Theology
Electives (10 hours)


ELEMENTARY EDUCATION CONCENTRATION:

Elementary Education Core Courses (52 hours)
  • EDU 2023 Classroom Management
  • EDU 2033 Instructional Technology
  • EDU 3013 Learning Theories and Assessment
  • EDU 3063 Teaching the Exceptional Learner
  • EDU 4012 Education Seminar
  • EDU 4015 Student Teaching
  • EED 3012 Teaching Language Arts
  • EED 3022 Teaching Science
  • EED 3032 Integration of Music and Art
  • EED 3042 Teaching Reading & Writing
  • EED 3052 Teaching Math
  • EED 3062 Teaching Social Studies
  • EED 3072 Teaching Health & P.E.
  • ENG 2333 Children & Adolescent Literature
  • PSY 2013 Child and Adolescent Development
Junior Level Bible (6 hours)
  • BIB 3103 Biblical Interpretation 
  • BIB 3123 Biblical Theology
Electives (11 hours)


SECONDARY EDUCATION CONCENTRATION (21 core hours + 33 specialization hours):

Secondary Education Core Courses (21 hours)
  • EDU 1013 Foundations of Education
  • EDU 2013 Christian Philosophy of Education
  • EDU 2023 Classroom Management
  • EDU 2033 Instructional Technology
  • PSY  2013 Child and Adolescent Development
  • EDU 3013 Learning Theories and Assessment 
  • EDU 3063 Teaching the Exceptional Learner
Secondary Education Specialization Options (33 Hours, each specification)
Secondary English
  • ENG 2013 World Literature I
  • ENG 2023 World Literature II
  • ENG 2313 English Literature I
  • ENG 2323 English Literature II
  • ENG 2333 Children/Adolescent Literature 
  • ENG 3013 American Literature I
  • ENG 3022 American Novel (stands for American Lit II)
  • ENG 3032 Poetry
  • ENG 4013 Modern Grammar
  • ENG 4023 Research Methods
  • ENG 4032 Shakespeare 
  • ENG 4043 Teaching Language Arts for Secondary Education
Secondary Spanish
  • SPA 1013 Elementary Spanish I
  • SPA 1023 Elementary Spanish II
  • SPA 1033 Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPA 1043 Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPA 2013 Conversational Spanish I
  • SPA 2023 Conversational Spanish II
  • SPA 2033 Conversational Spanish III
  • SPA 3013 Culture and Civilization of Spain
  • SPA 3023 Culture and Civilization of Latin America
  • SPA 4013 Survey of Spanish Literature
  • SPA 4023 Special Methods of Spanish
Secondary Math
  • MTH 1243 Introduction to Operations Research 
  • MTH 1223 Calculus I
  • MTH 1233 Calculus II
  • MTH 3013 Discrete Math
  • MTH 2023 Probability and Statistics
  • MTH 3033 System of Geometry I
  • MTH 3043 System of Geometry II
  • MTH 4013 Methods of Secondary Math I
  • MTH 4023 Methods of Secondary Math II
  • MTH 4033 Differential Equations

Plus: 3-credit Elective Course

Secondary Social Studies
  • ECO 1313 Political Economy
  • HIS 1313 World History I
  • HIS 1323 World History II
  • HIS 2313 American Nation I
  • HIS 2323 American Nation II
  • HIS 3313 Contemporary America
  • HIS 3323 Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HIS 4313 Arkansas History
  • POL 1313 Introduction to Political Science
  • POL 2313 American National Government

Plus: 3-credit Elective Course

Secondary Life Sciences

Prerequisite: BIO 3014 Human Anatomy and Physiology (within Gen. Ed. Core)

  • CHM 1413 Chemistry
  • BIO 1423 Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • PHY 1413 Physics I
  • PHY 1423 Physics II
  • BIO 2523 Botany
  • BIO 2533 Zoology
  • BIO 3413 Microbiology
  • BIO 3423 Genetics
  • BIO 3443 Ecology
  • MTH 2023 Probability and Statistics

Plus: 3-credit Elective Course

Secondary Physical Education

Prerequisite: BIO 3014 Human Anatomy and Physiology (within Gen. Ed. Core)

  • PED 2012 Introduction to Physical Education
  • SMD 1013 Introduction to Sports Management
  • SMD 1023 Foundations of Coaching
  • KIN 2313 Sports Safety and First Aid
  • PED 2322 Nutrition for Fitness and Sports
  • KIN 3013 Principles of Kinesiology
  • KIN 3023 Motor Learning and Development 
  • KIN 3313 Teaching Secondary Health and Physical Education
  • PED 3123 Methods for Physical Education
  • SMD 3113 Coaching Theory and Assessment 
  • PED 3323 Adapted Physical Education 
  • PED 4012 Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education
Practica (15 hours)
  • SED 4003 Education Seminar
  • SED 4012 Student Teaching


CRIMINAL JUSTICE CONCENTRATION:

Criminal Justice Courses (57 hours)

  • CMJ 1013 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • SOC 1013 Introduction to Sociology or ICS 2013 Cultural Anthropology
  • PSY 1313 General Psychology
  • CMJ 1543 Courts and Criminal Procedures
  • POS 2413 State and Local Government
  • CMJ 2013 Criminal Law
  • CMJ 2023 Police Organization and Management 
  • MTH 2023 Probability and Statistics
  • CMJ 2033 Criminology
  • CMJ 2043 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
  • POL 2313 American National Government
  • CMJ 3013 Criminal Ethics
  • PSY 3013 Abnormal Psychology
  • HIS 3313 Contemporary America
  • CMJ 4013 Legal Systems and Terminology
  • ENG 4023 Research Methods
  • CMJ 4033 Forensics and Evidence
  • CMJ 4053 Criminal Justice Internship – (2x) Fall and Spring Semester
Junior Level Bible (6 hours)
  • BIB 3103 Biblical Interpretation 
  • BIB 3123 Biblical Theology
Electives (6 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministries
(Minimum of 120 Hours)

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry will choose from 1 of 4 different emphases: Intercultural Studies, Pastoral Studies, Youth and Family, and Music.

Bachelor of Arts General and Christian Education Core (51 hours)

Christian and General Education Core (51 hours)

  • College Success Course (1 hour)
  • Christian Core Courses (12 hours)
  • English Language and Speech (9 hours)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities/ Literature (6 hours)
  • History/Government/Social Science (9 hours)
  • Natural Sciences (8 hours)
  • Mathematics (3 hours)
  • Computer Applications (3 hours)

Church Ministries Degree-Specific Courses (69 hours)

Biblical Studies (18 hours)
  • BIB 2213 Biblical Backgrounds 
  • BIB 2323 Life of Christ
  • BIB 3053 Ecclesiology 
  • BIB 3133 Biblical Doctrines
  • BIB 3103 Biblical Interpretation 
  • BIB 3123 Biblical Theology

EMPHASIS

Intercultural Studies (51 hours)
Christian Ministry Studies (18 hOUrs)
  • BIB 1043 Personal Revival
  • HIS 3053 Church History 
  • MIN 1513 Intro to Church Ministry
  • MIS 1013 Intro to Missions
  • MIS 1323 Intentional Discipleship
  • MUS 2013 Foundations for Music and Worship Ministry
Intercultural Studies Emphasis – 39 Hours plus 12 Hours of Church Ministry Electives
  • BIB 4023 Apologetics 
  • ICS 2013 Cultural Anthropology  
  • ICS 2023 Foundations of Intercultural Studies  
  • ICS 3013 World-wide Contemporary Christian Movements and Missional Trends 
  • ICS 3023 Ethnodoxology and Community-Based Research 
  • ICS 4093 Intercultural Practicum – Directed Research
  • MIS 4063 Church Planting 

+12 Hours of Electives



Pastoral Studies (51 hours)
Christian Ministry Studies (18 hOUrs)
  • BIB 1043 Personal Revival
  • HIS 3053 Church History 
  • MIN 1513 Intro to Church Ministry
  • MIS 1013 Intro to Missions
  • MIS 1323 Intentional Discipleship
  • MUS 2013 Foundations for Music and Worship Ministry
Pastoral Studies Emphasis (39 HOUrs + 12 HOUrs of Church Ministry Electives)
  • BIB 3113 Homiletics
  • BIB 4023 Apologetics
  • MIN 3013 Church Education
  • MIN 4073 Church Administration and Finance
  • PST 1033 Pastoral Leadership 
  • PST 2013 Marriage and Family Counseling
  • PST 4093 Pastoral Practicum 

+12 Hours of Electives



Youth and Family (51 hours)
Christian Ministry Studies (18 hOUrs)
  • BIB 1043 Personal Revival
  • HIS 3053 Church History 
  • MIN 1513 Intro to Church Ministry
  • MIS 1013 Intro to Missions
  • MIS 1323 Intentional Discipleship
  • MUS 2013 Foundations for Music and Worship Ministry
Youth & Family Emphasis (36 hOUrs + 15 hOUrs of Church Ministry)
  • BIB 4023 Apologetics
  • MIN 2013 Media and Program Organization
  • MIS 1213 Community Evangelism
  • PST 2013 Marriage and Family Counseling 
  • YFM 3013 Evangelizing Youth 
  • YFM 4093 Youth & Family Practicum 

+15 Hours of Electives



Music Ministry
  • MUS 1113 Music Theory and Aural Skills 1 
  • MUS 1123 Music Theory and Aural Skills 2 
  • MUS 2003 Music Theory 3: Aural Skills and Arranging
  • MUS 2013 Music Theory 4: Arranging 
  • MUS 2013 Foundations for Music and Worship Ministry (Number correction needed)
  • MUS 1001 Minor Applied Lessons (Piano, Voice) – (may be taken multiple times)
    (Alternatively: Voice Majors should take 1 credit of Class Piano)
  • MUS 1011 Major Applied Lessons (Piano, Voice) – (6 semesters: 6 credits)
  • MUS 1012 Major Applied Lessons (Piano, Voice) – (2 semesters: 4 credits)
  • MUS 1021 Chorale / Ensemble (may be taken multiple times)
  • MUS 3013 Music History 1
  • MUS 3023 Music History 2
  • MUS 4013 Worship Leadership Practicum 
  • MUS 4023 Instrumental Techniques & Arranging for the Church
  • MUS 4063 Ministry Recital Project
  • MUS 4163 Beginning Conducting
  • MUS 4263 Technology for Music Ministry
  • MUS 3033 Philosophy of Music and Worship Ministry Leadership (including Congregational Leading principles)

** Degree programs are subject to review and periodic change.

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