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Lubbock Christian University Catalog 2014-2015

General Information

Accreditation

  • Lubbock Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC to award associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lubbock Christian University.
  • The undergraduate and graduate education degrees at Lubbock Christian University are accredited by the Texas Education Agency Educator Certification and Standards, 1701 North Congress Avenue WBT 5-100, Austin, Texas 78701.
  • The Bachelor of Social Work degree at Lubbock Christian University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, 1725 Duke Street, Suite 500, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, 703-683-8080.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degrees at Lubbock Christian University are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000.
  • The Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, and Master of Arts in Biblical Interpretation degrees at Lubbock Christian University are candidates for accreditation by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburg, PA 15275, 412-788-6505.

Memberships

  • Alpha Chi National Honor Society
  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
  • Association of Texas Colleges and Universities
  • Association on Higher Education and Disability
  • Great Plains Honors Council
  • Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas
  • Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education
  • Llano Estacado Information Access Network
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • National Collegiate Honors Council
  • National Council of Family Relations
  • Online Computer Library Center
  • Amigos Library Services
  • Phi Alpha Honor Society
  • Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society
  • Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Equal Opportunity

Lubbock Christian University is open to persons regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, or disabled condition who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. In the educational programs and activities of the university, students are treated without discrimination in their participation. In accordance with title IX, the university does not discriminate on the basis of gender in its education programs or activities. Any title IX inquiries, complaints, or grievances should be referred to the title IX coordinator, Charles Webb, Director of Center for Student Success, Diana Ling Center for Academic Achievement (CAA), Office of the Center for Student Success, Room 117, 5601 19th Street, Lubbock, TX 79407, 806-720-7156 or the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1999 Bryan Street, Suite 2600, Dallas, TX 75201. 

Changes to the Catalog

Courses, tuition, fees and other conditions and policies set forth in this catalog shall be subject to change without notice at any time. Changes or additions to the catalog are posted on the university web site. 

Contact Information

Lubbock Christian University
5601 19th Street, Lubbock, TX 79407
Admissions Toll Free 800-933-760
Admissions 806-720-7151
Fax 806-720-7255
www.lcu.edu

Mission and Values

Mission

Lubbock Christian University was founded by members of the Churches of Christ dedicated to restoring New Testament Christianity. To honor its heritage, the university is committed to imparting this faith and its values to future generations. 

The mission of Lubbock Christian University is to educate students, imparting values for scholarship and for living. Through its baccalaureate and graduate programs, the university challenges students to think critically, to excel in their disciplines, and to model Christ. 

Values

Faith in God/Allegiance to Scripture 
Our belief is that God has sustained and blessed Lubbock Christian University and will continue to do so. Therefore, we will act, trust and pray with God as the most vital force for our future. In addition, His scripture will necessarily serve as the standard for truth and conduct. 

People 
Because of God’s love and the teaching of scripture, we know that people are important and at the heart of Lubbock Christian University. The importance of all people will, therefore, be stressed in all decisions. Student satisfaction and well-being will be a concern of all who are a part of Lubbock Christian University. Faculty and staff will be recognized with respect as those who have the ability, opportunity and responsibility to make the vision of Lubbock Christian University a reality. All interested parties such as parents, congregations, and others will be treated with respect because they are extremely important to the vision of Lubbock Christian University. 

Continuous Improvement 
The Christian life is one of growth and transformation. As a Christian institution, we value continuous growth and improvement. Every area of campus life will be expected to improve on a continuing basis. Adequate resources and opportunity will be given, over time, for such improvement to be seen and measured. 

Team/Servant Spirit 
Lubbock Christian University is a body. Each part is essential. No one part is more substantial in terms of importance. Team spirit is the lifestyle whereby each member will operate unselfishly for the benefit of the whole.

Academic Structure

College of Biblical Studies and Behavioral Sciences

  • Department of Biblical Studies
  • Department of Behavioral Sciences
  • Department of Social Work and Criminal Justice
  • Graduate Behavioral Sciences
  • Graduate Biblical Studies

J.E. and Eileen Hancock College of Liberal Arts and Education

  • Department of Communication and Fine Arts 
  • Department of Humanities 
  • School of Education

B. Ward Lane College of Professional Studies

  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences 
  • Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences 
  • Department of Natural Sciences 
  • Department of Nursing 
  • Department of Organizational Management and Leadership 
  • Graduate Nursing 
  • Graduate Leadership

Academic Calendar

Undergraduate

Graduate

Distance Education

Finals Schedule

Undergraduate Academic Programs

Degree Programs

Associate of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Social Work

Undergraduate Admission Standards

Lubbock Christian University is open to all persons regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, or disabled condition who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. To be considered for admission to distance education programs, the university must have prior state authorization to enroll students in the applicant state of residence. The university may exercise due diligence and deny admission to otherwise qualified individuals who have a history that indicates their presence might endanger members of the university community. In all university educational programs and activities, students are treated without discrimination in their participation. To be considered for admission, an application for admission must be completed and submitted with payment of the non-refundable $25 application fee. Beginning freshmen and transfer students must apply by June 1st for summer or fall entry and December 1st for spring entry. Applications received after the deadline will be considered if space allows. Admitted freshmen must confirm their intention to enroll by remitting a non-refundable $200 tuition advance, which will be applied to their initial tuition bill. Deadlines for remittance of the tuition advance are June 1st for summer or fall entry, December 1st for spring entry, or prior to registration, whichever comes first. Students accepted after the deadline must remit the tuition advance within two weeks of the date of the acceptance letter or prior to registration, whichever comes first. State law requires the meningitis vaccine for students, which must be received at least 10 days before but not more than 5 years before the first day of class. Students 30 years or older by the first day of class or students enrolled only in online courses are exempt. Beginning, October 1, 2013, the exempt age will be modified to students 22 years or older by the first day of class. See www.lcu.edu/meningitis for more information. Documents establishing eligibility for admission must be official. Further information can be obtained by calling 1-806-720-7151 or 1-800-933-7601. The Admissions FAX number is 1-806-720-7162. The undergraduate admissions e-mail address is admissions@lcu.edu.

Unconditional Admission

Beginning freshmen

  • Composite score of 18 or higher on the ACT or a total score of 860 or higher on the SAT critical reading and math sections
  • Graduated from an accredited high school, completed a home school secondary curriculum, or passed the General Education Development (GED) with a minimum average score of 45 or higher

Transfers with 15 or fewer hours of credit

  • Composite score of 18 or higher on the ACT or a total score of 860 or higher on the SAT critical reading and math sections
  • Graduated from an accredited high school, completed a home school secondary curriculum, or passed the GED with a minimum average of 45
  • 2.00 or higher GPA for hours attempted

Transfers with 16 or more hours of credit

  • 2.00 or higher GPA for 0-89 hours attempted
  • 2.25 or higher GPA for 90+ hours attempted

Online Degree Completion Programs

  • Official transcripts providing evidence of at least 60 transferable academic credits
  • Completion of ENG 1301 and 1302 or equivalent
  • 2.1 or higher GPA for 60-89 hours
  • 2.25 or higher GPA for 90+ hours attempted
  • Essay describing personal career goals and interest in the university
  • Resume

Conditional Admission

Applicants whose academic records do not meet the standards for Unconditional Admission may be admitted to the university under the following circumstances.

  • Freshmen who scored between 16 and 17 on the ACT or 760-850 on the combined score for critical reading and math on the SAT.
  • Transfer students with 15 or fewer hours of credit from an accredited college or university who scored between 16 and 17 on the ACT or 760-850 on the combined score of critical reading and math on the SAT.

Stipulations applying to the conditionally admitted students during the first semester of enrollment are as follows.

  • Enroll in no more than 14 semester hours
  • Must meet with their academic advisor at least twice during the semester

Violation of stipulations is cause for dismissal. Students admitted conditionally will be removed from academic restrictions by achieving the cumulative grade point average required for good academic standing.

Special Admission

Applicants not meeting standards for unconditional admission may appeal, in writing, for special admission. Applicants admitted on appeal are admitted on academic probation.

Readmission

Students who withdraw from the university or are not enrolled for one full semester, must submit a new application for admission, a new health form, and a transcript from each school attended in the interim. Students who were suspended for academic deficiency may apply for readmission to the university after one long semester.

Temporary Admission

Students who are not seeking a degree may be admitted with a temporary status, but they are limited to nine hours of undergraduate work during an enrollment period. The student will be allowed to complete up to 12 hours of undergraduate work unless they are seeking a degree at another university. When students reach this 12 hour limit, they must apply for unconditional admission. Students applying for temporary admission must re-apply for each enrollment period.

Concurrent Admission

The university has an agreement with Texas Tech University and with South Plains College that allows students enrolled in one institution to register concurrently in the other institution. Freshmen cannot concurrently register without permission from the appropriate academic dean. Texas Tech or South Plains College students seeking a concurrent course at the university must apply through the admissions office. Students seeking concurrent enrollment at another institution must give prior notification to the registrar before applying.

International Student Admission

This school is authorized under federal law to enroll international students. The following items must be submitted to the admissions office before the university can issue an I-20 to international students.

  • Completed application for admission
  • Recent photograph
  • Copy of passport
  • Completed health form
  • Immunization Record demonstrating required immunizations
  • Transcripts–an international student must have an official English translation of transcripts for secondary school and university/college courses completed. Note: a student who has completed college level work in a foreign country is required to submit an academic evaluation done by a reputable educational consulting service. The admissions office will be glad to provide the necessary contact information upon request.
  • Application Fee–nonrefundable fee of $25
  • Prepayment–each student must pay a $200 non-refundable tuition advance prior to registering for classes and make final payment for the first semester tuition, fees, room, and board by the 10th day of classes. Payment should be made to the student account advisor in the Business Office.
  • Verification of Source of Support: Satisfactory evidence of financial resources must be established, which includes a financial statement for the last six months and an affidavit of support.
  • TOEFL English Language Test–minimum composite score of 525 on the written version or a 71 on the internet-based test must be achieved for admission. A score of 5.5 or higher on the IELTS will be accepted in place of the TOEFL.
  • Signed F-1 Status Contract
  • Statement of Purpose–a personal essay describing their career goals and why they want to study at the university.
  • Professional Recommendation–recommendation should come from a high school or college teacher or counselor
  • Personal Recommendation–recommendation should come from a minister or some other professional who is well acquainted with the applicant.
  • International students without previous college work will be required to take the ACT or SAT exam. International students may be required to take English and math placement tests prior to registration to determine placement in those courses. International students assume complete responsibility for their health care expenses. Students are considered to be maintaining status if they are making acceptable progress toward the completion of a degree.

International Students from English Speaking Countries

English-speaking applicants from native English-speaking countries, including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the British Caribbean Islands, Canada, Ireland, Israel, the United Kingdom, and Kenya are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement will be waived for students scoring 430 or above on the SAT Critical Reading test or 18 or above on the ACT English test.

Cooperative Program with Lubbock Christian High School

High school students at Lubbock Christian High School may earn up to 20 semester hours of college credit at the university. For more information about this program and the courses being offered, students should contact the School Counselor, Lubbock Christian High School, 2604 Dover Ave., Lubbock, Texas, 79407, 806-796-8700.

Advanced Credit Policy

Advanced Credit Using the ACT

The university will award college credit for an ACT score of 28 or higher in English or Mathematics.

Advanced Credit Using the SAT

The university will award college credit for an SAT score of 670 or higher in Critical Reading or Mathematics.

Other Tests for Advanced Credit

Students may contact the director of testing to obtain further information regarding these tests:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)–Examinations. Students who are enrolled in high school honors classes offering the advanced placement program should consult with their counselors about registering for advanced placement examinations given in May each year. The university will award college credit for a minimum score of 3 on most AP exams.
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)–The testing office offers CLEP testing by appointment each semester. Students may also take CLEP tests at any other testing center and request their scores be sent to the university.
  • End of Course (EOC) Examinations–Students who possess sufficient knowledge in an academic area and wish to challenge a course for credit should contact the director of testing for information. Students may not take a challenge exam in a course that is creditable by CLEP. The university reserves the right to determine which courses may be challenged. Prerequisites for the course to be challenged must be met before testing will be approved. Regulations on credit by examination apply to end-of-course examinations.
  • DSST–Organizational management and leadership majors may obtain credit by taking the DSST tests relating to the work experiences that they have had.
  • Armed Forces Credit–The university will grant credit for appropriate educational experience in the armed services as approved through the American Council for Education (ACE).

Applicability of Advanced Credit to Degree Program

Students should consult with the appropriate department chair or dean about the applicability of CBE credits to their graduation requirements before taking the seeking credit.

Miscellaneous Information on Advanced Credit

  • The cost for each CLEP exam is $120.
  • The cost for each end-of-course exam is $280.
  • The cost for each DSST exam is $120.
  • The maximum credit toward graduation that may be earned through CBE is 45 semester hours. The university reserves the right to evaluate tests for duplication and to define which courses are subject to CBE, the specific score required, and the credit awarded.
  • Course credit by examination may not be used to satisfy the residence requirement for a bachelor's degree.
  • Credit earned by CBE is marked TR on the transcript and will not count toward the computation of grade point averages. The university cannot guarantee the transferability of any credit granted through CBE, although the university follows the normal practice of most colleges in granting such credit.
  • Students must wait six months or longer before repeating an examination.
  • CBE will not be granted if the course is a prerequisite or is not as academically advanced as a course already completed.
  • CBE will not be granted if students were enrolled on or beyond the 13th university class day of a long semester or on or beyond the 4th university class day of a short semester in the course in which they are attempting to earn credit by examination.
  • CBE will not be granted if students have previously taken the course or subject matter at any college.

Minimum Scores Required to Earn Advanced Credit

ACT–American College Testing Program–Exam is taken prior to admission to the university. Official scores from ACT are required to award credit.  

ACT EXAM

SCORE

COURSE ID

COURSE TITLE

Math

28

MAT 1311

College Algebra

English

28

ENG 1301

Composition Studies

 

SAT for scores earned after February 2005–Scholastic Aptitude Test–Exam is taken prior to admission to the university. Official scores from SAT are required to award credit.

SAT EXAM

SCORE

COURSE ID

COURSE TITLE

MATH

670

MAT 1311

College Algebra

CRITICAL READING

670

ENG 1301

Composition Studies

 

AP–Advanced Placement Program–College Entrance Examination Board:  Courses and exams are taken in high school. Official transcripts are required from CEEB to award credit.

AP EXAM

SCORE

COURSE ID

COURSE TITLE

Art History

3

ART 2307 or 2308

Survey of Art History I or II

Biology

3

BIO 141

General Biology I

Biology

4,5

BIO 141 and 142

General Biology I and II

Calculus AB

3

MAT 1402

Calculus I

Calculus BC

3

MAT 1402

Calculus I

Calculus BC

4

MAT 1402 and 1403

Calculus I and II

Chemistry

3

CHE 1307 and 1107

General Chemistry I and Lab

Chemistry

4,5

CHE 1307 and 1107 CHE 1308 and 1108

General Chemistry I and II and Labs

Chinese Language and Culture

3

CHIN 141

Chinese Language I

Chinese Language and Culture

4

CHIN 141 and 142

Chinese Language I and II

Computer Science A

3

IST 2311 or 3324

C++1 or Java

Computer Science AB

3

IST 2311 and 3324

C++1 and Java

Economics Macro

3

ECO 2301

Macroeconomics

Economics Micro

3

ECO 2302

Microeconomics

English Language Composition

3

ENG 1301

Composition Studies

English Literature and Composition

4,5

ENG 1301 and 1302

Composition Studies

Environmental Science

3

NRC 131

Man and His Environment

European History

3

HIS 2311

European History 1450 to Present

European History

4

HIS 2311 and 2312

European History 1450 to Present; History Elective

French Language

3

FREN 141 and 142

Beginning French I and II

French Literature

3

FREN 231

Introduction to French Literature

French Literature

4

FREN 231 and 232

Introduction to French Literature I and II

German Language

3

GERM 141 and 142

Beginning German I and II

Government and Politics

3

GOV 1301

Survey of World

Comparative Government and Polities, U.S.

3

GOV 2301

National Government

Human Geography

3

GEG 1303

Beginning Human Geography

Italian Language and Literature

3

ITAL 141 and 142

Beginning Italian I and II

Japanese Language and Culture

3

JAPN 141

Beginning Japanese I

Japanese Language and Culture

4

JAPN 141 and 142

Beginning Japanese I and II

Latin Literature

3

LAT 231

Latin Literature

Latin Literature

4

LAT 231 and 232

Latin Literature I and II

Latin: Virgil

3

LAT 131 and 132

Beginning Latin I and II

Music Theory

3

MUS 1305 and 1105

Elementary Music Theory I and Lab

Physics B

3

PHY 1303 and 1103

General Physics I and Lab

Physics B

4,5

PHY 1303 and 1103 PHY 1304 and 1104

General Physics I and II and Labs

Physics C: Mechanics

3

PHY 2301 and 2101

Engineering Physics I and Lab

Physics C: Mechanics

4,5

PHY 2301 and 2101 PHY 2302 and 2102

Engineering Physics I and II and Labs

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

PHY 2301 and 2101

Engineering Physics I and Lab

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4,5

PHY 2301 and 2101

PHY 2302 and 2102

Engineering Physics I and II and Labs

Psychology

3

PSY 1300

General Psychology

Psychology

4,5

PSY 1300 and 2310

General Psychology; Lifespan Human Development

Spanish Language

3,4

FOL 1401 and 1402

Beginning Spanish I and II

Spanish Language

5

FOL 1401 and 1402 and 2301

Beginning Spanish I and II; Intermediate Spanish I

Spanish Literature

3

FOL 3301

Introduction to Spanish American Literature and Life

Spanish Literature

4

FOL 3301 and 3302

Introduction to Spanish American Life and Literature; Introduction to Spanish Life and Literature

Statistics

3

BUA 2310

Business Statistics

Studio Art 2-D Design

3

ART 1305

Foundations of Design

Studio Art 3-D Design

3

ART 2305 or 3308

Explorations in Media; Three-Dimensional Design

Studio Art: Drawing

3

ART 1303

Drawing I

U.S. History

3

HIS 2301

History of the United States I

U.S. History

4

HIS 2301 and 2302

History of the United States I and II

World History

3

HIS 1316

World History and Geography II

CLEP–College Level Examination Program–College Entrance Examination Board:  Exams may be taken at any university. Official transcript from CEEB are required to award CLEP credit.

Exam

Minimum Score

Course ID

Course Title

American Government

55

GOV 2301

National Government

American Literature

53

ENG 2326

American Literature I

American Literature

58

ENG 2326 and 2327

American Literature I and II

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

52

ENG 2329

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature I

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

55

ENG 2329 and 2330

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature I and II

Biology

54

BIO 141

General Biology I

Calculus

56

MAT 2487

Calculus

Chemistry

56

CHE 1307 and 1107

General Chemistry I and Lab

Chemistry

65

CHE 1307 and 1107 CHE 1308 and 1108

General Chemistry I and II and Labs

College Algebra

53

MAT 1311

College Algebra

College Composition

55

ENG 1301

Composition Studies

College Composition

63

ENG 1301 and 1302

College Composition; Composition and Literature

College Mathematics

55

MAT 1310

College Mathematics

English Literature

52

ENG 2390

English Literature

French Language

53

FREN 141

Beginning French I

French Language

56

FREN 141 and 142

Beginning French I and II

French Language

64

FREN 141 and 142 and 231

Beginning French I and II; Introduction to French Literature

French Language

66

FREN 141 and 142 and 231 and 232

Beginning French I and II; Introduction to French Literature; French Literature II

American Government

55

GOV 2301

National Government

American Literature

53

ENG 2326

American Literature I

American Literature

58

ENG 2326 and 2327

American Literature I and II

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

52

ENG 2329

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature I

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

55

ENG 2329 and 2330

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature I and II

Biology

54

BIO 141

General Biology I

Calculus

56

MAT 2487

Calculus

Chemistry

56

CHE 1307 and 1107

General Chemistry I and Lab

Chemistry

65

CHE 1307 and 1107 CHE 1308 and 1108

General Chemistry I and II and Labs

College Algebra

53

MAT 1311

College Algebra

College Composition

55

ENG 1301

Composition Studies

College Composition

63

ENG 1301 and 1302

College Composition; Composition and Literature

College Mathematics

55

MAT 1310

College Mathematics

English Literature

52

ENG 2390

English Literature

French Language

53

FREN 141

Beginning French I

French Language

56

FREN 141 and 142

Beginning French I and II

French Language

64

FREN 141 and 142 and 231

Beginning French I and II; Introduction to French Literature

French Language

66

FREN 141 and 142 and 231 and 232

Beginning French I and II; Introduction to French Literature; French Literature II

German Language

54

GERM 141

Beginning German I

German Language

55

GERM 141 and 142

Beginning German I and II

German Language

60

GERM 141 and 142 and 231

Beginning German I and II; German Literature I

German Language

66

GERM 141 and 142 and 231 and 232

Beginning German I and II; German Literature I and II

History of the United States I

54

HIS 2301

History of the United States I

History of the United States II

55

HIS 2302

History of the United States II

Human Growth and Development

56

PSY 2310

Lifespan Human Development

Humanities

53

AFA 231

Introduction to Fine Arts I

Humanities

56

AFA 231 and 232

Introduction to Fine Arts I and II

Introduction to Educational Psychology

54

PSY 272

Educational Psychology

Introductory Business Law

56

BUS 2301

Business Law

Introductory Psychology

53

PSY 1300

General Psychology

Introductory Sociology

55

SOC 1300

General Sociology

Natural Sciences

53

SCI 141

Natural Science I

Natural Sciences

57

SCI 141 and 142

Natural Science I and II

Precalculus

56

MAT 1313

Precalculus

Principles of Financial Accounting

52

ACC 2301

Principles of Accounting I

Principles of Financial Accounting

56

ACC 2301 and 2302

Principles of Accounting I and II

Principles of Macroeconomics

53

ECO 2301

Macroeconomics

Principles of Management

54

BUA 233

Organization and Management

Principles of Marketing

56

BUA 234

Principles of Marketing

Principles of Microeconomics

53

ECO 2302

Microeconomics

Social Sciences and History

55

SOC 231 or 232

Social Science and History; or Sociology of Bureaucracy

Social Sciences and History

58

SOC 231 and 232

Social Science and History; Sociology of Bureaucracy

Spanish Language

53

FOL 1401

Beginning Spanish I

Spanish Language

56

FOL 1401 and 1402

Beginning Spanish I and II

Spanish Language

67

FOL 1401 and 1402 and 2301

Beginning Spanish I and II; Intermediate Spanish I

Spanish Language

70

FOL 1401 and 1402 and 2301 and 2302

Beginning Spanish I and II; Intermediate Spanish I and II

Western Civilization I

54

HIST 141

Western Civilization I

Western Civilization II

54

HIST 142

Western Civilization II

IB–International Baccalaureate: An IB diploma or certificate must be awarded from an IB member school. Official transcripts from IBO are required to receive credit. C: certificate awarded, D: diploma awarded, S: standard level, H: higher level.

EXAM

4(D)

5 (CH/DSH)

6/7 (CH/DSH)

Biology

BIO 141

BIO 141

BIO 141

Chemistry

CHE 1307

CHE 1307

CHE 1307

Computer Science

IST 1350

IST 1350 and 131

IST 1350 and 131

Design Engineering

EGR 131

EGR 131 and 132

EGR 131 and 132

Economics

ECO 2301

ECO 2301 and 2302

ECO 2301 and 2302

English A1

ENG 1301

ENG 1301 and 1302

ENG 1301 and 1302

Environmental Systems

NRC 2300

NRC 2300 and 2301

NRC 2300 and 2301

French B

FOL 141

FOL 141 and 231

FOL 141 and 231

Geography

GEG 2300

GEG 1301 and 2300

GEG 1301 and 2300

German B

FOL 141

FOL 141 and 231

FOL 141 and 231

German A1 or A2

FOL 232

FOL 231 and 232

FOL 231 and 232

History, All Regions

HIS 1315

HIS 1315 and 1316

HIS 1315 and 1316

History, Africa

HIS 137

HIS 137 and 237

HIS 137 and 237

History, Americas

HIS 132

HIS 132 and 232

HIS 132 and 232

History, East and Southeast Asia

HIS 138

HIS 138 and 238

HIS 138 and 238

History, Europe

HIS 136

HIS 136 and 236

HIS 136 and 236

History, West and South Asia

HIS 139

HIS 139 and 239

HIS 139 and 239

Latin

LAT 131

LAT 131 and 132

LAT 131 and 132

Mathematics

MAT 1313

MAT 1313 and 1316

MAT 1313 and 1316

Mathematics Methods

MAT 1311

MAT 1311 and 1313

MAT 1311 and 1313

Mathematics Studies

MAT 1310

MAT 1310 and 1311

MAT 1310 and 1311

Music

MUS 1301

MUS 1301 and 1305

MUS 1301 and 1305

Philosophy

PHI 2304

PHI 2304

PHI 2304

Physics

PHY 1303

PHY 1303 and 1103

PHY 1303 and 1103

Psychology

PSY 1300

PSY 1300 and 132

PSY 1300 and 132

Russian B

RUSN 141

RUSN 141 and 2301

RUSN 141 and 2301

Russian A1 or A2

RUSN 2301

RUSN 2301 and 2302

RUSN 2301 and 2302

Social Anthropology

ANTH 236

ANTH 236 and 2376

ANTH 236 and 2376

Spanish B

FOL 1402

FOL 1402 and 2301

FOL 1402 and 2301

Spanish A1 or A2

FOL 2301

FOL 2301 and 2302

FOL 2301 and 2302

Theater Arts

THA 131

THA 131 and 132

THA 131 and 132

Visual Arts Design

ART 1303

ART 1303 and 1352

ART 1303 and 1352

Visual Arts History

ART 2307

ART 2307 and 2308

ART 2307 and 2308

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate Admission Standards

Application Process

Applications for admission to Graduate Studies at the university are available on the university web site at www.lcu.edu, in the Graduate Studies office, or in each office housing a graduate program. For all programs except the Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner track (MSN-FNP), applications for admission should be completed 30 days prior to the beginning of the desired enrollment period to ensure adequate time for consideration of each application. Applications received after this time will be processed as time and space allow. Admission to the MSN-FNP track is limited and applications are only accepted from August 1 to January 15. State law requires the meningitis vaccine for students, which must be received at least 10 days before but not more than 5 years before the first day of class. Students 30 years or older by the first day of class or students enrolled only in online courses are exempt. Beginning, October 1, 2013, the exempt age will be modified to students 22 years or older by the first day of class. See www.lcu.edu/meningitis for more information.

After applications are processed and required documents are received, the applicants will be notified of their admission status. Applicants are not accepted until an official letter of acceptance is issued. For further information regarding the application process, please contact the Graduate Studies office at 800-933-7601, 806-720-7599, or graduatestudies@lcu.edu.

Admissions Considerations

  • The university is open to all persons regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, or disabled condition who are otherwise eligible for admission as students.
  • To be considered for admission to distance education programs, the university must be have prior state authorization to enroll students from the applicant’s state of residence.
  • The university will exercise due diligence and may deny admission to otherwise qualified individuals who have a history that indicates their presence might endanger members of the university community.

Admission Standards

Students on probation or suspension at other institutions are not eligible for admission. Evidence of grade point averages, degrees, and test scores must be on official transcripts or official score reports. Each applicant must submit an official transcript bearing a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of 120 academic hours from a regionally accredited college or university. Courses taken for the degree must include a minimum of 39 upper-level hours. Hours awarded for life or work experience will not satisfy upper level hour requirement.  Vocational courses will not be counted toward the 120 academic hour requirement.

Unconditional Admission

Applicants for graduate programs must also meet the following requirements for unconditional admission.

  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a baccalaureate degree or cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of baccalaureate studies. Graduate transfer applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in twelve or more graduate hours in a discipline relevant to the graduate program for which the applicant is seeking admission.
  • Applicants not meeting the above GPA requirements who have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA in their baccalaureate studies may request consideration for unconditional admission if an official exam score report is submitted.  Applicants must have scored at least 800 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken before August 1, 2011; 286 on the Revised Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken after August 1, 2011; or at least 400 on the Miller Analogy Test (MAT). MSN-FNP track will not accept applicants with a cumulative GPA of less than 3.0 for the last 60 hours of baccalaureate studies.
  • Favorable letter of reference from professional contact.
  • Favorable letter of reference from personal or academic contact.
  • Favorable letter of reference from either a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Physician (for MSN-FNP track only).

Additional program admission requirements:

  • Biblical Studies–permission of department.
  • Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling—professional resume, additional professional reference, and interview. Criminal background check is necessary for counselor license.
  • School Counseling–professional resume, additional professional reference, and interview. Teacher certification and Criminal background check is necessary for licensure as school counselor.
  • Education–permission of department.
  • Nursing—Education/Leadership track—official transcript from nursing school, evidence of current licensure as a registered nurse, background check.
  • Nursing—Family Nurse Practitioner track—official transcript from nursing school; evidence of current Texas licensure as a registered nurse; completion of background check; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred, 2 years full-time Registered Nurse (RN) work experience; Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification; Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification; Submission of personal essay specifying interest in becoming a family nurse practitioner, long term-career goals, and why admission is sought in this graduate program; Submission of professional resume or curriculum vitae; faculty interview. An application evaluation scale will be used to determine applicants to be interviewed.

Provisional Admission

Applicants for programs who do not meet unconditional admission standards may establish eligibility for provisional admission with a GPA of at least 2.75, two favorable references, and any additional departmental requirements. Applicants admitted provisionally enter the university on academic probation. Completion of 12 graduate hours with a GPA of at least 3.0 will permit the student to continue as an unconditional student.  Dropping below the 3.0 GPA during the probationary period will result in automatic suspension from the program. Provisional admission is not available to the MSN-FNP track. 

Appeals for Admission

Applicants not meeting either the unconditional or provisional admission standard may submit a letter of appeal to the Graduate Studies office.

Admission for Undergraduate Students

LCU undergraduate students who are within 12 hours of earning a baccalaureate degree, and who meet all other unconditional graduate admission requirements, may be permitted to concurrently enroll in undergraduate and graduate coursework as programs permit. Students will be prohibited from enrolling in more than 15 hours of combined graduate and undergraduate hours, and will be limited to 6 graduate hours or less during the long semester. If eligible for financial assistance, the student will only be awarded aid for the undergraduate-level enrollment.

LCU students who are within 12 hours of completing their baccalaureate degree may be conditionally approved for pre-enrollment in an LCU graduate program. Enrollment as a conditional student is limited to 6 graduate hours. Continued enrollment at the graduate level, re-evaluation of academic standing, and eligibility for graduate-level financial aid will be determined only upon successful posting of a baccalaureate degree. Undergraduate students are not eligible for admission to the MSN-FNP track. 

Non-Degree Admission

Individuals may apply for non-degree seeking status if desiring to transfer earned graduate hours to another institution. Non-degree admission is not available to the MSN-FNP track.

Required documentation will include:

  • Application and application fee
  • Official transcript(s) showing a bachelor’s degree and any previous graduate work
  • Students wishing to transfer graduate hours to another institution must provide a Letter of Good Standing as documentation of enrollment in a university graduate program and the approval of that university to enroll in coursework at LCU.

Students admitted with non-degree seeking status are prohibited from earning more than 12 semester hours at that status, and no more than 12 hours earned in that status can apply towards a degree, if part of the degree plan. Students admitted as non-degree seeking, are not eligible for financial assistance and must reapply for admission each enrollment period.

Readmission

Contact the Graduate Studies office.

Transfer Credit Policy

Applicants wishing to transfer graduate hours must meet admission requirements, or submit a letter of appeal for admission. Courses submitted for transfer credit must be accepted by the department and evaluated by the registrar. Graduate courses accepted for transfer credit must be of appropriate level and content, and the student must have earned a grade of B or higher. Students wishing to appeal the departmental evaluation may appeal, in writing, to the appropriate dean, whose decision is final. Students may petition the department to accept up to 9 transfer hours for 30 hour master’s degrees, up to 12 transfer hours for 35-37 hour degrees, up to 15 hours for 48-49 hour degrees; and up to 33 hours for the 72 hour degree. The MSN-FNP track will not accept transfer credit.

International Student Admission

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll international students on F-1 status. International student immigration policies are governed by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services of the United States Homeland Security. Federal law governs immigration requirements for applicants who are not citizens of the United States. International applicants must meet general and program admission standards to be admitted. The following additional items must be submitted to the graduate admissions office at least 60 days before the entry date. The university can issue an I-20 to immigrating international students only when all documents are received. Any costs associated with the application or for delivery of the I-20 are the responsibility of the international applicant.

It is the responsibility of the student to meet and maintain eligibility to be an international student on F-1 status. Immigration regulations change frequently. Students should contact the Designated School Official (DSO) for updates. The following additional items must be submitted to the graduate admissions office before the university can issue an I-20 to immigrating international students:

  • $200 tuition deposit
  • Copy of passport
  • Recent photograph
  • Completed health form
  • Immunization Record demonstrating required immunizations
  • Global evaluation of transcript–official transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by official course-by-course English translation of college transcripts showing course titles, grades awarded, degree awarded, and date degrees awarded.
  • Verification of source of support
  • TOEFL English Language Test–minimum composite score of 525 on the written version, 196 on the computer based test, or 71 on the internet-based test must be achieved for admission. A score of 5.5 or higher on the IELTS will be accepted in place of the TOEFL.  See following section regarding TOEFL exemptions.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Signed F-1 Status Contract
  • Transfer Form-applies to students who have previously studied in the US

International students immigrating to the United States to attend classes must report to the Designated School Official (DSO) in the Graduate Studies office within 15 days of the program start date listed on the I-20.

International students will be required to pay the remainder of the first semester’s balance in full prior to the beginning of classes. 

International Students from English Speaking Countries

English-speaking applicants from native English-speaking countries, including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the British Caribbean Islands, Canada, Ireland, Israel, the United Kingdom, and Kenya are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

International Student Transfers

International students transferring from another institution must apply for admission, be accepted, and request and receive a transfer in SEVIS from their former institution. Transferring international F-1 status will be issued after the release date of the former institution and students must transfer within 30 days of the release date. Transferring students must begin classes during the semester indicated in the admission letter and within five months from the release date of the prior school.

Undergraduate Academic Policies

Students are responsible to comply with the academic policies listed in this catalog. Unfamiliarity with these regulations does not constitute a valid reason for failure to comply.

Glossary

  • Semester Hours–College courses are offered for one, two, three, or four semester hour credits. Traditionally delivered three-hour courses meet three hours per week for one full semester and typically require two hours of study or preparation time for each hour in class. Courses occurring in shorter terms or courses delivered through distance education formats are designed to provide learning opportunities that are equivalent to traditionally delivered courses.
  • Course Load–Students usually take from 12 to 18 hours during a semester.
  • Full-time/Part-Time–Undergraduate students enrolled for 12 semester hours or more in a term are considered full-time. Graduate students enrolled for six hours or more in a term are considered full-time.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)–GPA is figured by dividing total grade points by the number of hours attempted. Values assigned are, A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0 points.
  • University Core–The university core is comprised of courses that are central to the college education.
  • Academic Calendar–the official calendar that defines the start and end date for each term and communicates significant deadlines.
  • Academic Year–The academic year is composed of three long terms, fall, spring, and summer. Each term is comprised of sessions of varying lengths, including 16 week traditional length terms and short sessions of varying lengths.

Academic Integrity

Students must conduct themselves with honor and integrity. Refer to the student handbook code of academic integrity.

Grading

Final grades are recorded by faculty and available to students at the end of each enrollment period through the student information system. Grades can only be changed by written authorization of the instructor and academic dean. Grade changes must be received in the office of the registrar within one long semester after the initial grade was given.

Grade Appeals

Students appealing a grade must complete the following.

  • First, discuss the grade in question with the instructor of the course
  • If the issue is not resolved with the instructor, students may appeal to the chair of the department offering the course
  • If there is still no resolution of the problem, students may appeal to the dean of the appropriate college
  • Finally, students may appeal to the academic appeals committee

Grade appeals must be in writing and are only accepted within one semester after the grade was assigned. During the appeal, students and faculty will meet with the members of the committee to present their cases. Decisions of the academic appeals committee are final.

Letter Grades

  • A–Excellent, four grade points per hour
  • B–Good, three grade points per hour
  • C–Average, two grade points per hour
  • D–Poor, one grade point per hour

The following designations are calculated at zero grade points per hour

  • F–Failure, no credit, given for failure to meet standards for passing the course or for failing to meet university attendance requirements.
  • IP–In Progress, given at the discretion of instructors if requested by the student. When an IP is granted, students have the next consecutive term the course. For example, students receiving an IP in the spring, must complete the course before the end of the summer. If the course is not completed within the allotted time, the grade will be changed to F.
  • N–Non-credit, indicates a student took a course and completed required work and tests, but requested no credit.
  • O–Audit, indicates a student attended the class, but did not participate or complete required work.
  • P –Indicates passing credit received without academic grades or grade points. A limited number of elective courses may be annotated with the grade of P.
  • TR–Credit accepted from another university and credit by examination.
  • W–Indicates a student has withdrawn or been dropped officially during the first 2/3 of the term.

Audit

Students may audit one lecture class per term with the approval of the department chair. Courses delivered by distance education formats are not eligible for audit. Non degree seeking students, may audit courses provided the department chair approves and space is available. Auditors may be removed, if the space is needed for a student taking the course for credit. Students who audit a course are not eligible to take the same course for academic credit or seek credit for the same course through credit by exam. Students are not permitted to change a class from audit to credit or from credit to audit after the 11th class day of a semester or the 4th class day of a short term. Audit tuition is non-refundable.

Non-Credit

Students enrolled in non-credit classes, attend classes, turn in assignments, confer with the instructor, and take tests, but the transcript will identify the course as taken for non-credit. Students are not permitted to change a class from non-credit to credit or from credit to non-credit after the 11th class day of a semester or the 4th class day of a short term. Non-credit tuition is non-refundable. Courses delivered by distance education formats are not eligible for non-credit.

Pass/Fail Grades

Students with at least 30 semester hours, a grade point average of at least 2.0, and advisor permission, may elect to take one elective course each semester on a pass/fail basis. No more than 12 total hours may be taken pass/fail. Pass/fail forms are available in the office of the registrar. Consult the academic calendar to determine the period of time when pass/fail is an option.

Adds/Drops

Students may change their course schedules, with advisor approval, before the end of the drop/add period. Students dropping or adding courses after the drop/add period expires will be charged a $25 drop/add fee per course. Courses dropped during the drop/add period will not appear on the transcript. Courses dropped after the drop/add period, but before the last day to drop with a W, will be recorded on the transcript with a grade of W. Electing not to attend classes without dropping a class will result in a grade of F. Drop/add period dates are found on the academic calendar.

Withdrawals

Students desiring to drop all of their courses must complete a withdrawal form by the last day to drop with a W. Withdrawal forms are available from the office of the registrar. Properly executed withdrawals result in a W recorded on the transcript for courses active on the date of withdrawal. In cases where a course was completed before a withdrawal, the earned grade is recorded. Students desiring to withdraw after the last day to drop with a W must have an extenuating circumstance, such as military call up or deployment, or personal medical emergency.

Late Enrollment

Late registration is permitted during the late registration period. Enrollment after the late registration period must be approved by the academic dean.

Classifications

  • Freshman–completed 0-29 hours of college credit
  • Sophomore–completed 30 hours of college credit
  • Junior–completed 60 hours of college credit
  • Senior–completed 90 hours of college credit
  • Post-Baccalaureate–taking courses for credit leading toward a second degree or teacher certification after completion of a first degree
  • Post-Graduate–taking courses for credit or noncredit after completing a baccalaureate degree

Repeating Courses

Students wanting to raise their grade point average may repeat a course. Both grades will appear on the transcript, but the last grade received is used for the grade point average. Courses taken at other universities are not accepted to improve grade point averages.

Course Loads

Regular student loads during a semester are 12-18 hours. Students who hold jobs or who scored in the lower quarter on their entrance examination are encouraged to enroll in fewer than 15 hours during their first college semester. Students on probation must take no more than 12 hours. Students who want to take more than 18 hours must have permission from the academic dean.

Bible Requirements

Students must complete a general Bible requirement to earn a baccalaureate degree. Beginning freshmen must complete a 12 hour general Bible requirement. Full-time beginning undergraduates are required to take Bible their first two semesters and are not permitted to withdraw from Bible classes without permission of the dean of the college of biblical studies and behavioral sciences. Transfer student Bible requirements are the higher of 6 hours or 10% of the hours needed to complete a baccalaureate degree rounded to the nearest 3 hour increment. Transfer Bible majors must complete a 12 hour general Bible requirement.

Chapel Attendance Requirements

Chapel attendance is mandatory for certain students. Refer to the student handbook for chapel attendance policy.

Attendance

Students are responsible for material presented in or assigned for their courses, even when they are absent from class, and will be held accountable for such material in the determination of course grades. Faculty will not apply a more restrictive attendance policy than the one outlined below. Students who miss three, six, or nine class meetings in courses meeting once, twice, or three times per week, respectively, may, at the discretion of the professor, be dropped from the course with a grade of F. Students participating in authorized school related functions who miss more than 25% of the class meetings, may, at the discretion of the professor, be dropped from the course with a grade of F. Students will work with coaches, directors, and sponsors and their professors to keep track of their attendance and not miss more than the allotted class meetings. Students who enter the university after the starting date will accrue absences from the date the class began. Students may be required to make up any class work and/or assignments missed due to absences. Students whose absences were caused by personal illness, a death in the immediate family, or authorized participation in official school functions must be given an opportunity to rectify, in a manner acceptable to the professor, any deficiencies which may have resulted from such absences. For other reasons, professors determine whether students can rectify deficiencies. It is the responsibility of each student to inform the professor of the reason for an absence. If possible, the student should do so prior to the absence and if not, at the first attended class meeting. Students have the right to appeal dismissal using grade appeals processes outlined in the catalog. If students disrupt class, either by tardiness or by distracting noises or actions, they will be given an initial warning. Students may be dismissed from a class upon continuance of disruptive behavior, as determined by the instructor. Students have the right to appeal a class dismissal to their academic dean.

Transfer Credit Policy

Coursework submitted for transfer credit will be evaluated for equivalency by the registrar. Only courses completed with a grade of C or higher will be considered for transfer credit. The course must be of appropriate level for the degree sought and be in a content area similar to the content area of the course offered. Teacher credentials must also be evaluated for credit earned at non-regionally accredited institutions. Although the university may offer transfer credit for a particular course, such acceptance does not guarantee that the course will satisfy the requirements of a particular degree program. Students desiring to appeal the results of an evaluation may appeal, in writing, to the appropriate academic dean, whose decision is final.

Academic Standards

Academic standing is based on the cumulative grade point average. Grade point averages are computed at the end of each enrollment period. Students have the right to continue their studies at the university as long as they are making satisfactory progress toward a degree and complying with all other university standards.

Academic Probation

Students who fall below the grade point average required for their accumulated hours will be placed on academic probation. Their status will be recorded on their transcript. While on academic probation students must do the following:

  • Enroll in no more than 12 hours in a semester
  • Adhere to the attendance policies
  • Suspend participation in extracurricular activities
  • Repeat course with grades of F

Students who wish to appeal any condition of this policy must submit a letter to the registrar explaining their extenuating circumstances. The registrar will forward the letter to the academic appeals committee. The academic appeals committee will review the circumstances and determine whether or not academic probation should be enforced. The decision of the academic appeals committee is final. At the end of a semester of probation, students who have not earned at least a 2.0 grade point average are placed on academic suspension.

Good Academic Standing

Students are considered in good academic standing when all admission requirements have been met and they maintain a cumulative grade point average based upon the greater of cumulative total hours attempted or cumulative total hours.

  • 2.00 for 0-89 hours
  • 2.25 for 90 hours and above

Academic Suspension

Students are placed on academic suspension for the following reasons.

  • Failing all their courses in the fall or spring semesters
  • Failing to achieve good academic standing after a semester on academic probation

The term academic suspension refers to a period of time when, for academic reasons, students may not enroll in classes at the university. Students on academic suspension may enroll if their circumstances meet one of the following guidelines.

  • They have served a suspension period extending through one fall or spring semester
  • Their suspension occurred at the end of the spring semester and they elected to attend summer school while on continued probation. With this option, students must enroll for a minimum of 6 hours. At the end of the summer, if they have earned the required cumulative grade point average, they will be eligible to enroll in the fall. If not, their suspension will continue until the end of the fall semester.

Academic Suspension Appeal Procedure

To appeal a suspension, students must submit a letter to the registrar explaining any extenuating circumstances that may have contributed to the problems resulting in their suspension. This letter will be forwarded to the academic appeals committee, which will hear appeals during one of the regular committee meetings in August or January to determine whether any suspensions should be lifted or enforced. The decision of the academic appeals committee is final. Students desiring to enroll at the university after a third academic suspension must petition the academic appeals committee for reinstatement before enrolling. The committee will hear the appeal during the regular meeting dates in August and January. Students who are readmitted must meet with the committee to petition for reinstatement following any subsequent suspension. Students whose appeal is denied may not enroll again for undergraduate credit. Students appealing to enroll after a third academic suspension, who subsequently have their appeal denied by the committee, may appeal in writing to the provost. The decision of the provost is final.

Assessment of Academic Proficiency

Students must successfully complete UNI 2000 in the first semester after completing 60 semester hours. To enroll in UNI 2000, students must be in good academic standing and have completed or will concurrently complete the following courses.

  • English 1301 and 1302
  • History 2301
  • ESS 1200
  • MAT 1311 or a higher level course
  • 6 hours of Bible or 3 hours if admitted with 30 or more credit hours
  • 3 hours of Communication
  • 3 hours of Science

Students failing to comply with this requirement will not enroll in upper level courses.

Texas Higher Education Assessment for Education Majors

The Texas Higher Education Assessment exam is required for admission to the educator certification program. Students who plan to become teachers should consider taking the exam during their freshman year so they can be assured of having met the minimum score requirements on all sections of the exam prior to their application to the educator certification program. Please refer to the educator certification program section of this catalog for further information about the THEA and other educator certification requirements. THEA registration booklets are available in the testing office.

Major Changes

Students changing majors must complete a change of major form and submit to the office of the registrar. Changes of major must be approved by the student and the losing and gaining department.

Academic Honors and Awards

President's List

Undergraduate students are named to the President’s list when they complete at least 12 hours with a 4.0 grade point average and successfully complete any courses taken Pass/Fail. Students with incomplete grades are not eligible.

Dean's List

Undergraduate students who complete at least 12 hours, achieve a 3.5-3.99 grade point average, and pass all courses taken Pass/Fail are named to the Dean’s List. Students with incomplete grades are not eligible.

Honor Graduates

At each graduation, students who have earned a cumulative grade point average on all college work of at least 3.5 receive the designation cum laude, students with at least a 3.65 average graduate magna cum laude, and those with a 3.8 or higher grade point average graduate summa cum laude. In determining who will graduate with honors, the university calculates all college grades for each graduate, including grades transferred to the university from other colleges.

Honors Scholars

Honors students who successfully complete the honors program course requirements will graduate as honors scholars.

Bronze Medals

Each department has the option of awarding two bronze medals to outstanding students in their fields.

Silver Medals

Silver medals are awarded to individuals who make outstanding contributions to the university.

Gold Medals

For the Trustees Award, the faculty selects the senior male and female students who best represent the ideals of the university. For the President’s Award, the faculty selects the male and female students who evidence the greatest promise of spiritual service. The dean’s award goes to the graduating student of each college with the highest grade point average. The student body and faculty choose Mister and Miss Lubbock Christian University, as representatives of the ideals of the university.

University Core Curriculum

The purpose of the university core is to prepare students with college-level competencies and values. Students completing the core curriculum will have a foundation in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. College-level competencies include the following:

  • Critical thinking–clarify, analyze, evaluate, and extend argumentative reasoning;
  • English usage/mechanics–use standard written English usage/mechanics;
  • Essay skills–examine, develop and support a position;
  • Quantitative reasoning–use quantitative reasoning to solve math problems;
  • Reading comprehension–comprehend and derive meaning from text; and
  • Scientific reasoning–understand scientific knowledge and reasoning.

See each degree program for specific core course requirements.

University Core

(45 hours)

Bible (12 hours)

  • BIB 1310 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB 1320 Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB 3305 Christian Heritage
  • BIB 3310 Christian Life

Written and Oral Communication (9 hours)

  • ENG 1301 Composition Studies
  • ENG 1302 Composition and Literature
  • COM 2340 Communication for the Professional

Human and Social Science (12 hours)

  • 3 hours from PSY 1300 General Psychology or SOC 1300 General Sociology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
  • ESS 1200 Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI 1170 University Seminar
  • UNI 2000 University Skills

Natural and Physical Sciences (6 hours)

  • MAT 1311 College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC, or PHY

Cultural Awareness (6 hours)

  • 6 hours from AFA, Fine Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL

Transfer students must take a Bible courses at the university equal to 10% of the courses taken at the university but no fewer than 6 hours. Students that transfer 30 or more hours to the university are exempt from university seminar. Individual programs may substitute a departmental course to satisfy the UNI 1170 requirement.

Requirements for Associate Degrees

  • Completion of 60 semester hours or more depending on the prescribed requirements
  • Achieve an overall GPA of at least 2.25
  • Complete at least 25% of hours required for the degree in residence
  • Completion of course requirements and examinations specified by the major department and the university
  • Completion of an application for graduation, submitted to the office of the registrar before the deadline
  • Requirements for the degree must be completed within 7 years of original enrollment in the university

Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees

  • Completion of 120 semester hours or more, depending on the prescribed requirements. At least 39 hours must be from upper level courses
  • Achieve an overall GPA of at least 2.25
  • Completion of at least 25% of the hours required for the degree from the university. Residency requirement must be completed after achieving senior status and at least 15 of the hours required for residency must be upper level
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing students must complete at least 25% of their hours at the university
  • Completion of major courses with a GPA of at least 2.5
  • At least 18 hours of the major must be from upper level courses
  • Completion of course requirements and examinations specified by the major department and the university
  • Completion of an application for graduation, submitted to the office of the registrar before the deadline
  • Requirements for the degree must be completed within seven years of original enrollment at the university
  • Students seeking a second baccalaureate degree must complete the requirements for both degrees and earn a minimum of 24 semester hours in addition to those required for the first degree

Requirements for Minors

  • Completion of 18 semester hours or more from a specific area of study, 9 of which must be upper level
  • No more than 12 transfer hours may be counted towards a minor
  • Completion of minor courses with at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Certain majors may not be eligible to pursue minors in disciplines where the major includes most of the courses required for the minor, so minors must be approved by the department coordinating the minor
  • Completion of an approved application for a minor must be submitted to the office of the registrar before the deadline to apply for graduation

Graduation Commitment

The graduation commitment or academic plan should be completed by the time students have become juniors. It is the responsibility of students to know their academic plan and to register for and complete courses that fulfill the academic plan. Degrees will be awarded only when students satisfactorily complete the conditions of their academic plans. Students should complete the application for graduation when registering for their last semester. Students have one year from the intended graduation date to complete the requirements. Students needing longer periods of time must secure dean approval.

Graduating Catalog

Students are entitled to graduate under the curriculum of the catalog in effect at the time of their first completed semester of enrollment with the following exceptions.

  • Students may not use a catalog older than seven years
  • Students who interrupt their enrollment, for reasons other than involuntary military service, for more than one calendar year shall be covered by the catalog in effect at the time of the re-entry
  • Students who change their major from one department to another within the university shall be governed by the degree requirements that are in effect at the time the change of major becomes effective

Graduate Academic Policies

Students registering for classes at the university are responsible for complying with the academic regulations of the university catalog. Unfamiliarity with these regulations does not constitute a valid reason for failure to comply. If there are questions, students should ask their advisor, the registrar, or the academic dean.

Good Academic Standing

Academic standing is based on the cumulative grade point average for the program in which the student is enrolled.  Grade point averages will be computed at the end of each semester. Students have the right to continue their studies at the university as long as they are making satisfactory progress toward a degree and complying with all other university standards. A permanent transcript of academic work is maintained in the office of the registrar. Students may view their transcripts on the student information system or request copies on the university web site.

Academic Probation

Students failing to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA for graduate work will be placed on academic probation, and will have one semester to raise their cumulative GPA back to 3.0. Probationary status is recorded on the transcript.

Academic Suspension

Students placed on probation who fail to raise their cumulative GPA to 3.0 within one semester will be placed on academic suspension and prohibited from enrolling in graduate courses for one semester. Students will also be placed on academic suspension after failing all courses in a semester. Suspension status is recorded on the transcript. Students placed on academic suspension must reapply for admission.

Academic Suspension Appeal Procedure

To appeal a suspension, students must submit a letter to the office of Graduate Studies explaining all extenuating circumstances. This letter will be reviewed by the Graduate Council. Students on suspension who wish to enroll for classes at another institution must have prior permission. Students desiring to re-enroll after a second academic suspension must petition the provost in writing for reinstatement before enrolling in any additional graduate courses.

Program Policies

Some policies vary by academic program. What follows are policies common to all graduate studies programs. Please see the Admissions Standards section of this catalog for program-specific policies.

Academic Integrity

The university expects its students to conduct themselves with a level of honor and integrity befitting members of a Christian learning community, and in keeping with the university mission. The Code of Academic Integrity, which includes the appeals process, is found in the Student Handbook.

Leveling

Graduate students are expected to demonstrate appropriate competencies in the academic discipline to which they are applying. Students changing disciplines may be required to complete leveling work of up to 18 upper-division hours in the new academic discipline.

Grading System

  • A–Excellent, four grade points per hour
  • B–Good, three grade points per hour
  • C–Average, two grade points per hour
  • D–Poor, one grade point per hour

The following are calculated at zero grade points per hour.

  • F–Failure, no credit. Given any time are dropped by their instructors or do not officially withdraw from the course.
  • P—Pass, to indicate passing score for comprehensive exams or internship/practicums.
  • PR– In Progress, given at the discretion of the instructor, if requested by the student. It is the responsibility of the student to see that a PR is removed. A PR cannot be permanently left on the transcript. Students have one semester to remove the PR grade, but with instructor and academic dean permission, the period may extend one additional semester. When a PR is not removed or extended at the end of one semester, the registrar must change the grade to F.
  • TR–Credit accepted from another university
  • W–Withdrew, indicates students have officially withdrawn from a class or from a semester... See academic calendar for last day to withdraw.

Grade Point Average

The GPA is a system for assigning a numerical average to student grade averages. Under this system, A is 4, B is 3, C is 2, D is 1, and F is 0 points. If students earn an A in a three-hour course, 12 grade points are earned (4 points multiplied by 3 hours equals 12). The grade points from each course are totaled and then divided by the number of hours attempted. A grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must be maintained in all courses attempted for graduate credit. In addition, a grade of less than a C will not be recognized for graduate credit. No grade of C will be transferred into a graduate program.

Grading Changes

A grade can be corrected or changed with the written authorization from the teacher of record and the academic dean. A statement explaining the reason for the correction or change must accompany the written authorization. Grade changes should be received in the office of the registrar within one semester after the initial grade was given. Final grades are available to students in the student information system.

Grade Appeals

After final grades for an enrollment period are entered, students may appeal a grade within two weeks into the following enrollment period. The procedure for appealing a grade is as follows.

  • Students must first visit with the instructor of the course to learn how the grade was determined.
  • If disagreement still exists, students may submit a written request to the academic dean within two weeks from the date of meeting with the teacher. The dean will arrange a meeting with the chair, instructor, and student.
  • If disagreement continues, student may submit a letter to the provost requesting a formal appeal of the grade within two weeks of the meeting arranged by the dean. The provost will convene the Graduate Council.
  • The Graduate Council will set a time to hear from the student and the teacher concerning the grade dispute. The hearing will take place no later than 30 days from the date of the letter requesting a formal appeal. Legal counsel will not be permitted during the appeal process.
  • A formal appeal is only available to determine whether the grade was determined in a fair and appropriate manner. The existing grade will remain in place if no clerical error, prejudice, or capriciousness is found. The Graduate Council will not re-evaluate assignments in question.
  • The Graduate Council will consider all issues; however, the Council will presume the grade was determined in a fair and appropriate manner and is correct. The burden rests with the student to show the grade was unfairly determined. A final determination will be made by the Graduate Council.

Class Changes

Students enrolling during advance registration may change their class schedules prior to the first day of class without penalty. Class changes consist of adding classes, dropping classes, or canceling all classes. Students who want to cancel their classes must contact the registrar prior to the first day of class. Schedule changes after classes begin must be completed within the drop/add period. Students dropping or adding classes after the drop/add period will be charged a $25 drop/add fee per course. Courses dropped after the drop/add period but before the last day to drop with a W, will receive a grade of W. Drop/add period dates are found on the academic calendar. To drop or add classes, a request, approved by both student and advisor, must be provided to the registrar. Students who elect to leave without formally withdrawing will be given a grade of F. 

Withdrawal

Students desiring to drop all of their courses must complete a withdrawal form. Withdrawal forms are available from the office of the registrar. Official withdrawal results in a W recorded on the transcript for courses in session on the date of withdrawal. In cases where a course was completed before a withdrawal, the earned grade is recorded. Students desiring to withdraw after the last day to drop with a W must have an extenuating circumstance, such as military call up or deployment or personal medical emergency. Students withdrawing must contact Financial Aid and the Business Office to determine the status of their bill. 

Repeating Courses

Students wishing to raise their GPA may repeat a course at Lubbock Christian University. Both grades will appear on the permanent record, but the last grade received is used to calculate the GPA. Students are eligible to apply for aid for only the initial attempt and one repeat attempt.

Class Attendance

Failure to attend classes results in fewer learning opportunities. Absences must be explained to the satisfaction of the instructor. Acceptance of late work is up to the instructor. Students disrupting class may be dismissed from class. Students dismissed from class may appeal to the academic dean.

Requirements for Master's Degree

  • Completion of 30 semester hours or more, depending on program
  • Achieve an overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • Completion of at least a majority of courses from the university. Refer to the Transfer Credit Policy for specifics. 
  • Completion of course requirements and examinations specific to the degree sought
  • Completion of an application for graduation, submitted to the office of the registrar before the deadline
  • Requirements for a degree requiring less than 40 hours must be completed within six years of initial enrollment in the program. Degrees requiring 40-60 hours have an eight year time limit. Degrees requiring more than 60 hours have a ten year time limit.  Exceptions to time limits must be approved by the academic dean.
  • Applicable requirements are those established by the catalog in effect at the time students enter the program, or those of any subsequent catalog edition, provided that degree requirements are completed within the time limit.

Comprehensive Examination and Portfolio Requirements

Candidates for a master's degree must pass a written comprehensive examination and/or complete a portfolio assignment prior to graduation, depending on program requirements. This examination may be taken during the last semester of course work, but it must be taken no later than thirty days following the completion of required course work. The specific examination will be prepared under the guidance of the advisor who will consult the members of the graduate faculty teaching in the discipline. At least two members of the graduate faculty will grade the written examination. Students who fail the examination must retake the examination or meet corrective stipulations established by the graduate faculty. Permission to take the comprehensive examination a third time must be approved by the advisor and the academic dean.

Second Master's Degree in the Same Discipline

Students are not permitted to pursue two master’s degrees concurrently. Students holding a master's degree from the university may request that a portion of the hours from their first master's degree be applied to the second master's degree. Courses must directly apply to the second master's degree and be approved by the advisor. The maximum number of hours applicable to the second master's degree varies by program. In 30 hour master’s programs, up to 9 hours may be applied toward the second degree. In 35-37 hour master’s programs, up to 12 hours may be applied. In 48-49 hour master’s programs, 15 hours may be applied. In the 72-hour Masters of Divinity program, 18 hours may be applied.

Graduate Degree Plan Requirement

Students must have an approved degree plan prior to the second term.

Student Services

Center for Student Success

The Center for Student Success is committed to helping students succeed by providing tutoring services, academic advising, mentoring, testing, and services for students with disabilities. The Center for Student Success is located in the Center for Academic Achievement building.

Tutoring Services

Tutoring is provided without additional cost for students needing assistance on a week-to-week basis or for a one-time session.

Academic Advising and Testing

Students admitted conditionally are advised by the Center for Student Success. Credit-by-exam opportunities are offered through CLEP, DSST, and end-of-course exams. See the advanced credit section of the catalog for more information.

Disability Services

The University is a member of the Association on Higher Education and Disability and is committed to providing appropriate accommodations for students under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Office of Disability Services located in room 117 of the Center for Academic Achievement strives to ensure equal access to all students. Qualified individuals with disabilities may request accommodations through the Office of Disability Services 806-720-7156 or disabilityservices@lcu.edu. The Disability Services Coordinator is Charles Webb 806-720-7156 and the ADA Compliance Officer is Dr. Rodney Blackwood 806-720-7401.

Center for Student Mentoring

Mentors are available year-round to encourage students. Mentors are experienced in the stresses of college life and understand the difficulties associated with the transition to college life. Mentoring is available anytime without an appointment.

TRIO Services

First-generation college students, students with disabilities, or students that meet federal income requirements, might be eligible for additional support services through TRIO services, to improve student success. TRIO services is a part of a network of TRIO programs fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Technology Support

Students can access the Chap Desk for technology support during business hours. Students enrolled in online degree programs have access to a technology help desk 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Student services coordinators are available and routinely reach out to students enrolled in online degree programs to ensure student engagement and improve student success. Course materials and academic resources are incorporated into the course management system for online degree programs.

Career Services

Career Services aids students through career assessment, career research, career advising, job placement, instruction in resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills.

Counseling Services

Lubbock Christian University is committed to providing counseling assistance for students struggling with academic pressures, family conflicts, relationship difficulties, career indecision, spiritual struggles, substance abuse and other problems. Students seeking counseling services are entitled to limited personal counseling each semester. The director of the Counseling Center is a Licensed Professional Counselor who adheres to the ethical standards of the profession. Counselors follow the strictest standards in regards to confidentiality and privacy, and measures are taken to protect all confidential counseling records. The Counseling Center is located upstairs in the Student Life Building.

Medical Clinic

The University has a medical clinic, with a full-time, on-site, licensed physician serving as the director of the clinic. The clinic is well equipped and staffed to handle the minor medical problems of university students, including acute illnesses and minor injuries, as well as maintenance therapy for certain chronic health conditions. The physician can assist with referrals to specialists in the Lubbock medical community when needed. There are several major hospitals and urgent care centers within 15 minutes of the University for emergencies or after-hours medical needs. The medical clinic is located on the second floor of the Mabee Student Life Building.

Library

The university library provides learning resources to support university curricular offerings and assists with student research needs. Library holdings include over 128,000 book volumes, over 53,000 e-books, 452 print journal subscriptions, and 97 online databases. Checkout privileges are available to students for a three week period. Librarians provide bibliographic research instruction to classes and individual students. Library resources and services are available online.

Student Life

Students participate in more than 25 student organizations, planned student activities, chapel, devotionals, co-curricular learning opportunities, attending intercollegiate games, or meeting friends at the student center, cafeteria, library, coffee bar, or in the mall. Recreational life is enhanced by a 70,000 square foot recreation facility which includes top of the line exercise equipment, intramural sports courts, and a climbing wall.

Release of Information

The university will release directory information about students from its records in accordance with FERPA and the Texas Privacy Act. For additional guidance on this subject, please refer to the Release of Student Information section in the Student Handbook.

Student Conduct

The University provides an academic and social environment consistent with Christian principles. Students are responsible to follow the standards communicated in the student handbook and local, state, or federal laws. Students living in campus housing must uphold the policies of campus housing communicated in the Residential Life Guide. The university reserves the right to place students on probation or suspend or dismiss students for violating university standards of conduct. The Student Handbook, Residential Life Guide, and this Catalog constitute a written agreement as to conduct and discipline while students are at Lubbock Christian University.

Drug Policy and Education Program

The University drug policy is published annually in the student handbook. The Student Handbook is distributed to students during registration and is available on the University website. When University officials have reason to suspect that drugs are being used, the University reserves the right to drug test individuals and/or contact appropriate law enforcement officials. A substance abuse unit is incorporated in the core curriculum course ESS 1200 Personal Fitness and Wellness. One chapel program each year includes a presentation on substance abuse. During registration, students will receive information containing the policy on substance abuse and rules governing such abuse.

Health and Safety

The campus security force operates 24 hours a day, 365 day a year. Security officers enforce university regulations with respect to parking, alcohol, and drugs, and conduct other campus security functions. The university has an emergency notification system, which contacts students and university personnel by e-mail, text message, and telephone. The university uses the emergency contact information provided upon registration. Students are responsible for updating their emergency contact information through the student information system.

Student Financial Policies

The university offers the following options for payment of accounts.

  • Payment in full–Checks and cash are accepted in the Business Office. Checks may be mailed to the Business Office at 5601 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79407. Online payment using e-checks or major credit cards is available through QuickBill accessible through the university website. A 2.75% service fee is charged for payments by credit card or debit card.
  • Payment with financial aid–Students should apply for financial aid in time for the process to be completed and the financial aid awarded by the first day of the term.
  • Monthly Payment Plan–The university uses Tuition Management Systems (TMS) for monthly payment plans. Students should calculate their expenses for the year, subtract their financial aid and contact TMS at 1-800-356-8329 or online at www.afford.com/lcu. Online program students are not eligible for TMS.
  • Online statements are uploaded monthly and are viewable online with a login and password. FERPA prohibits the university from providing access to anyone other than the student.

Other services provided by the business office include the following.

  • Check cashing–students may cash personal checks with their student identification card. A fee will be assessed.
  • Printing account–students wanting to add money to their campus printing account.
  • Meal plans–students may purchase a variety of meal plans.

Payment of Account

Undergraduate student account balances are payable in full on or before October 1st for the fall and March 1st for the spring. Graduate student account balances must be paid on the last day of the refund period for the enrollment term. Accounts not complying with the above policy will be assessed a late payment charge of $200 and the account will be placed on hold. Late fees will not be assessed to students current in their monthly payments to TMS. Payment arrangements for summer courses must be made by the first day of class. The university does not release student academic records if educational costs are not paid. Students will not be allowed to register for classes if there is a hold on the account.

Tuition and room and board refunds are computed on a declining scale based on when students withdraw from the university or drop a course. Fees are not refundable. Request for withdrawals or drops must be made by completing a withdrawal or drop form which is available from the registrar. Refunds of tuition and room and board will be made according to the following refund schedule. Students must pay drop/add fees when schedule changes occur.

Sixteen Week Terms

  • 1st through the 5th day of term–100%
  • 6th through 10th day of term–80%
  • 11th through 15th day of term–60%
  • 16th through final day of term–0%

Short Terms and Online Programs

  • Prior to 1st day of term, or the 1st through the 8th calendar day of the term–100%
  • After the eighth calendar day of the term–no refund

Cancellations

Cancellations occur when registration is cancelled prior to the first day of the term. Requests for cancellations must be communicated to the registrar. Requests for cancellations received after classes begin will only be granted when the requestor never attended class or used university resources. Pre-booked travel/trip expenses are not refundable for cancellations.

Tuition and Fees for Campus Programs

Undergraduate Fall and SpringTuitionHealth Service Fee
1-5 hours$518 per hour$35 per semester
6-8 hours$518 per hour$60 per semester
9-11 hours$621 per hour$60 per semester
12-18 hours$9600 per semester$100 per semester
19 hours$10221 per semester$100 per semester
20 hours$10842 per semester$100 per semester
21+ hours$11463 per semester$100 per semester
Undergraduate Nursing$393 per hour
Graduate Biblical Studies$279 per hour
Graduate Leadership$388 per hour
Graduate Counseling/School Counseling$388 per hour
Graduate Education$388 per hour
Graduate Nursing (Ed/Lead Track)$388 per hour
Graduate Nursing (FNP Track)$450 per hour
Audit$130 per hour
Lubbock Christian School$90 per hour
Undergraduate Summer$455 per hour
Drop Fee$25
Add Fee$25
Online/Hybrid Course Fee$100 per course
Ring Installment$90 per term for first four terms

Tuition and Fees for Online Programs

Organizational Management$460 per hour
Organizational Leadership$460 per hour
Graduate Clinical Mental Health Counseling$495 per hour
Graduate Human Services$425 per hour

 

 

 

Undergraduate Financial Assistance

Types of Financial Assistance

  • Financial assistance falls under three general categories
  • Grants and scholarships–free money that does not require repayment
  • Educational loans–money that must be repaid
  • Student employment–money that must be earned

Grants

Grants are available from the State of Texas or the federal government to students who demonstrate financial need and who otherwise qualify. Grants do not have to be repaid.

Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

Students may qualify to receive institutional or funded scholarships based on their academic performance. For beginning students, their academic achievement is determined by their scores on the ACT composite score or the total of the SAT critical reading and math scores. For returning or transferring students, their cumulative GPA determines academic achievement. In order to keep an academic scholarship, students must maintain the minimum required GPA. Scholarships will be lost or reduced for students achieving a GPA below the minimum. Any student receiving an institutional scholarship must be enrolled for at least 12 hours per semester or the entire scholarship will be canceled.

Intercollegiate Athletic Scholarships

Scholarships in men’s basketball, baseball, golf, soccer, and cross country and in women’s volleyball, basketball, golf, cross country, soccer, and softball are offered. For information about athletic scholarships, contact the  coach.

Externally Funded Scholarships

Scholarships from non-university sources must be reported to financial assistance.

Discounts

Discounts cannot be combined with academic scholarships during the same semester.

Institutional Aid

In order to keep institutional scholarships or discounts, students must maintain a required GPA. Scholarships and discounts will be lost or reduced for students achieving a GPA below the minimum. Students enrolled in online programs are not eligible for institutionally funded aid.

Loans

Loans are based on the financial need of the student and the availability of funds from the federal government, lending institutions, and other organizations. Loans must be repaid upon graduation or when students leave the university. Although most loans are made directly to students, some loans are made to parents of dependent students.

Federal Work Study

The purpose of the federal work study program is to provide jobs for students who have financial need and who wish to earn part of their educational expenses. When federal work study eligibility is awarded, the amount awarded is a maximum amount that can be earned in federal work study employment. Students who are qualified for the federal work study program must seek and secure the job, coordinate their working hours, and work the hours necessary to earn their federal work study allocation. Federal work study students must complete an I-9, W-4, and a work contract before beginning work on campus. To complete the I-9, students must be able to establish their identity and eligibility to work. Students working in the federal work study program earn the federal minimum wage and are paid monthly. Students may not work more than 15 hours per week on the federal work study program. Students may choose to have a portion of their earnings credited to their account. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 hours per semester to be eligible to earn any funds from this program.

Financial Assistance Awarding Procedures

In order to be considered for financial assistance, students must first apply for financial assistance. Financial assistance will only be disbursed when the financial assistance folder is complete, including each document requested by the financial assistance, admissions, and registrar offices. Student accounts are credited at the beginning of each enrollment period. State grant funds will not be credited until they are approved by the State of Texas, usually after September 1 for the fall semester, but later than the semester start date. Awards will be based on the number of hours for which a student is enrolled at the beginning of the enrollment period and the awards will be modified if the enrollment status changes.

Deadlines

New students must have their financial assistance applications and files completed by June 1. Returning student files must be complete by May 15. Applications will be processed after that date only if funds are still available. Students applying for summer assistance must have their financial assistance files complete by May 1.

Class Drops

Students are awarded financial assistance based upon the number of hours in which they are enrolled. Students are considered full, three-fourths, or half time. For example, students enrolling for 12 hours and dropping a 3-hour class could have their grants and scholarships canceled or reduced as well as become subject to probation or suspension. The institutional refund policy is available in the financial services office.

Withdrawals

Students withdrawing from the university may be eligible for a refund of a portion of the tuition and room and board for that semester–see refund policy in the catalog. If students receive financial assistance, then a portion of the assistance may need to be returned to the grant, scholarship, or loan source from which that assistance was received. Information about the return of Title IV fund requirements  are available in the office of the registrar. Students intending to withdraw must begin the withdrawal process in the office of the registrar.

Grade of F in All Courses During an Enrollment Period

When a student begins a semester by attending classes but does not earn a passing grade in at least one class or fails to officially withdraw, the institution must assume that the student has unofficially withdrawn unless it can document that the student completed the enrollment period. A student who unofficially withdraws and receives all F’s will be placed on Financial Assistance Suspension immediately.

Incompletes

Grades in progress are figured as zero grade points in the GPA. Students are responsible for notifying financial assistance of changes in their transcript after an IP is removed. When an IP is not removed by the end of the following semester, the IP is changed to an F.

Repeats

Students repeating a course for the first time will be allowed to count it toward assistance eligibility.

Taking Courses not Required for Degree

Students are responsible for enrolling in courses in their degree plan and must notify financial assistance if enrolling in courses outside of their degree plan. Enrolling in courses not required for a degree may affect eligibility for aid.

Eligibility for Financial Assistance

To be eligible for financial assistance, students must maintain satisfactory progress. Financial assistance recipients will be evaluated at the end of each payment period (period of enrollment). Satisfactory progress is divided into two categories, (1) cumulative grade point average, and (2) hours successfully completed. The cumulative grade point average is figured on hours completed at Lubbock Christian University only. However, all hours are counted to determine hours completed.

Satisfactory Progress

Hours AttemptedMinimum GPA
0-89 hours2.00
90+ hours2.25

Minimum Completion Rate Requirements

Each payment period, students must complete at least 75% of all credit hours attempted. The completion rate is calculated by dividing the total number of completed hours by the number of hours attempted, which is based upon enrolled hours at the end of the 100% drop refund period (usually 5 days into the payment period). Check the refund policy for specific dates for each period of enrollment.

When financial assistance recipients fail to meet the cumulative GPA requirements and/or successfully complete the proper number of hours at the end of a payment period, they will be placed on financial assistance warning or suspension, as appropriate. Students are notified in writing if placed on warning or suspension. Student records are also coded to indicate their current financial assistance status.

The quantitative standards apply to full-time students. Students taking less than a full-time course load are required to complete every hour enrolled. Students must maintain the qualitative and quantitative standards and are limited to a time frame of availability of financial assistance. This time frame is 150% of the time usually required to complete a degree program. For example, students enrolled in four year degree programs are eligible for financial assistance for six years.

Financial Assistance Warning

When students fail to meet the required cumulative GPA and/or successfully complete the proper amount of hours for a semester, they will be placed on financial assistance warning for the next payment period. Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Program (SAP) by the end of the warning period. If students fail to meet the requirements, they will be in danger of losing their financial assistance. Transfer students with a cumulative GPA below the minimum standard will enter on financial assistance warning.

Financial Assistance Suspension and Appeals

If, during a period of financial assistance warning, students fail to meet the required GPA and/or successfully complete the required number of hours, they will be placed on financial assistance suspension and will be ineligible for aid. Information regarding the appeal process is provided to students in writing after records are reviewed at the end of each payment period. Where extraordinary circumstances exist, students may appeal in writing their suspension to the director of financial assistance. The appeal will be presented to the financial assistance appeals committee, which will review the facts and make the final decision regarding the suspension. Students appealing financial assistance suspension must meet with the appeal committee. If a student appeal is approved, the student is placed on financial assistance probation for one payment period and is eligible for Title IV aid. If the student will require more than one payment period to reestablish eligibility with SAP standards, the student may be placed on an academic plan. The student will be on financial assistance probation during the first payment period of the academic plan. Students must meet SAP requirements at the end of the payment period or meet the requirements of the academic plan to continue to be eligible for financial assistance. Failure to meet SAP or academic plan requirements will result in the suspension of Title IV aid until the student regains eligibility by meeting SAP requirements. Students will be notified in writing of the requirements that must be met.

Reinstatement of Assistance

Students may regain eligibility by raising their cumulative GPA to the required level and/or by successfully completing the required number of hours in a succeeding semester or semesters.

Eligibility Requirements for Federal Programs

  • Students must be in compliance with the following guidelines
  • Be U. S. citizens or lawful permanent residents
  • Be in financial need
  • Be able to maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment
  • Not be in default on a Federal Perkins Loan (NDSL), Federal PLUS, or Federal Stafford Loan
  • Not owe a refund on a Federal Pell Grant, TEG, or FSEOG

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students have the following rights.

  • To know what student financial assistance programs are available at the university
  • To know the deadlines for submitting applications for each financial assistance program
  • To know how their financial need was determined, including how various expenses in their budget are considered
  • To know what resources are considered in the calculation of their monetary awards
  • To request an explanation of the various programs in their financial assistance package
  • To consult with financial assistance personnel concerning their application for assistance
  • To consult with financial assistance personnel concerning any budgeting and/or financial problems which might arise
  • To cancel any loan proceeds received via electronic funds transfer up to fourteen days after the credit has been applied
  • Students have the following responsibilities
  • To complete all application forms accurately and submit them on time to the appropriate office
  • To provide correct information and to be aware that, in most instances, misrepresenting information on a financial aid form is a violation of federal law and may be a criminal offense
  • To provide any additional documentation, verification of information, and information or corrections requested by financial assistance before any funds will be disbursed
  • To read, understand, and retain copies of all forms requiring a student’s signature
  • To keep all of the agreements requiring a student’s signature
  • To know all of the sources of financial aid received and whether the aid is a loan, grant, or scholarship, and if the aid is a loan, to know to whom repayment must be made and the terms of repayment
  • To keep financial assistance informed of a correct address at all times while still in school and after graduation as long as any loans are outstanding
  • To inform financial assistance of any change in status as a student or of financial status. This includes but is not limited to marriage, divorce, the birth of a son or daughter, employment, and the employment of a spouse or parents
  • To complete an exit interview prior to leaving the university, either as a result of graduation or withdrawal
  • To check their university e-mail on a regular basis

Vocational Rehabilitation

The Texas Rehabilitation Commission offers assistance for tuition and fees for students with certain disabilities. Applications for TRC services are submitted to the Lubbock Regional Office of the Texas Rehabilitation Commission.

Contact Information

Lubbock Christian University
Financial Assistance Office
5601 19th Street
Lubbock, TX 79407
(806) 720-7176
financialassist@lcu.edu

Graduate Financial Assistance

To apply for financial assistance, each year students must complete and sign an LCU Application for Financial Assistance, State Residency Form, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before federal aid can be awarded. Additional documentation may be required if the U.S. Department of Education selects the file for verification or if special circumstances exist that merit verification. Students selected for verification will be notified by financial assistance office personnel.

Loans

Loans are based on the financial need of the student and must be repaid. Repayment begins either after graduation or when students stop attending school.

Financial Assitance Award Procedures

In order to be considered for financial assistance, students must first apply for financial assistance. Financial assistance will only be disbursed when the financial assistance folder is complete, including each document requested by the financial assistance, admissions, and registrar offices. Student accounts are credited at the beginning of each enrollment period. State grant funds will not be credited until they are approved by the State of Texas, usually after September 1 for the fall semester, but later than the semester start date. Awards will be based on the number of hours for which a student is enrolled at the beginning of the enrollment period and the awards will be modified if the enrollment status changes.

Withdrawals

Students withdrawing from the university may be eligible for a refund of a portion of the tuition paid for the registration period. If students receive financial assistance, then a portion of the aid may need to be returned to the loan source that issued the assistance. Information about the Return to Title IV fund requirements and the institutional refund policy are available in the office of the registrar. Students intending to withdraw must begin the withdrawal process in the office of the registrar.

Grade of F in All Courses During an Enrollment Period

When a student begins a semester by attending classes but does not earn a passing grade in at least one class or fails to officially withdraw, the institution must assume that the student has unofficially withdrawn unless it can document that the student completed the enrollment period. A student who unofficially withdraws and receives all F’s will be placed on Financial Assistance Suspension immediately.

Repeating Courses

Students repeating a course for the first time will be allowed to count it toward assistance eligibility. Courses repeated for the second time, or more, will not be counted towards assistance eligibility for that period of enrollment.

Enrolling in Courses not Required for the Degree

Students are responsible for enrolling in courses which apply to their degree plan. Enrolling in courses not required for a degree plan may affect the eligibility for aid. Students must notify financial assistance when enrolling in courses outside of their degree plan.

Maintaining Eligibility for Financial Assistance

To be eligible for financial assistance, students must maintain satisfactory progress. Financial assistance recipients will be evaluated at the end of each enrollment period. When financial assistance recipients fail to meet the GPA requirement, recipients will be placed on financial assistance warning or suspension, as appropriate.

Financial Assistance Warning and Suspension

Students failing to meet the required GPA, will be notified that they are on financial assistance warning for the next succeeding payment period and in danger of losing their aid. If during a period of financial assistance warning, students fail to meet the required GPA, they will be placed on financial assistance suspension and will be ineligible for aid. Information regarding the appeal process is provided to the student in writing after student records are reviewed at the end of each payment period.  Where extraordinary circumstances exist, students may present in writing their request to appeal the suspension. The appeal should be given, or mailed/emailed, to the Director of Financial Assistance. The appeal will be presented to the Student Financial Assistance Committee that will make the final decision regarding the suspension. Students will need to meet with the committee at the time and place scheduled by the director. If the student has an appeal approved, the student is placed on financial assistance probation for one payment period and is eligible for Title IV aid. If the student will require more than one payment period to reestablish eligibility with SAP standards, the student may be placed on academic plan. The student will be on financial assistance probation during the first payment period of the academic plan. Students must meet SAP requirements at the end of the payment period or meet the requirements of the academic plan to continue to be eligible for aid. Failure to meet SAP or the requirements of the academic plan will result in the suspension of Title IV aid until the student regains eligibility by meeting SAP requirements. Students will be notified in writing of the requirements that must be met.

Continued Eligibility Requirements for Federal Programs

Students must be in compliance with the following.

  • Be U. S. citizens or lawful permanent residents
  • Be in financial need
  • Be able to maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, as at least half-time students
  • Not be in default on a Federal Perkins Loan (NDSL), Federal PLUS, or Federal Stafford Loan
  • Not owe a refund on a Federal Pell Grant, TEG, or FSEOG

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students have the following rights.

  • To know what student financial assistance programs are available at the university
  • To know the deadlines for submitting applications for each financial assistance program
  • To know how their financial need was determined, including how various expenses in their budget are considered
  • To know what resources are considered in the calculation of their monetary awards
  • To request an explanation of the various programs in their financial assistance package
  • To consult with financial assistance personnel concerning their application for assistance
  • To consult with financial assistance personnel concerning any budgeting and/or financial problems which might arise
  • To cancel any loan proceeds received via electronic funds transfer (EFT) up to fourteen days after the credit has been applied
  • Students have the following responsibilities
  • To complete all application forms accurately and submit them on time to the appropriate office
  • To provide correct information and to be aware that, in most instances, misrepresenting information on a financial aid form is a violation of federal law and may be a criminal offense that could result in indictment under the US Criminal Code
  • To provide any additional documentation, verification of information, and information or corrections requested by financial assistance before any funds will be disbursed
  • To read, understand, and retain copies of all forms requiring a student’s signature
  • To keep all of the agreements requiring a student’s signature
  • To know all of the sources of financial aid received and whether the aid is a loan, grant, or scholarship, and if the aid is a loan, to know to whom repayment must be made and the terms of repayment
  • To keep financial assistance informed of a correct address at all times while still in school and after graduation as long as any loans are outstanding
  • To inform financial assistance of any change in status as a student or of financial status. This includes but is not limited to marriage, divorce, the birth of a son or daughter, employment, and the employment of a spouse or parents
  • To complete an exit interview prior to leaving the university, either as a result of graduation or withdrawal
  • To check their university e-mail on a regular basis

Contact Information

Lubbock Christian University
Financial Assistance Office
5601 19th Street
Lubbock, TX 79407
(806) 720-7176
financialassist@lcu.edu

Veterans Benefit Information

The university is approved for veterans programs except the Hazelwood Act. Depending on the program and eligibility, veterans may be paid a monthly allowance, tuition and fees, a housing stipend and/or book stipends from the Veterans Administration while attending college. Children of deceased veterans may be eligible for benefits. Applications for benefits should be completed and submitted on the VA website at www.gibill.va.gov. Veteran admission files must be complete and academic plans approved before the certification officer certifies enrollment for benefits. Complete veteran admission files must contain complete admissions documentation, an official military educational transcript, a copy of the DD Form 214, and a copy of the VA certificate of eligibility. Only classes meeting degree requirements are eligible for certification of benefits. Changes in major, class schedule and substitutions must be reported to the VA within a limited time frame, so each change must be discussed with the certification officer at the time of the change. Contact the certification official at janice.stone@lcu.edu or (806) 720-7270.

Academic Standards for Students Receiving VA Educational Benefits

Satisfactory Progress

  • Students must be in good academic standing to be considered making satisfactory progress.

Probation and Unsatisfactory Progress

  • Students who fail to maintain good academic standing are placed on probation for one semester. If students achieve a semester GPA of at least 2.00 during the probationary period, but have not achieved good academic standing, they may be continued on probation for one more semester. Students on probation and failing to achieve at least a 2.00 GPA at the end of the first probationary period and good academic standing by the end of the second probationary period are reported to the Veterans Affairs Regional Office as making unsatisfactory progress.

Behavioral Sciences

Faculty

  • Michael Hardin, Ph.D., Chair
  • Tonya Bonner, M.A.
  • Jonna Byars, Ph.D.
  • LaLani Carter, M.A.
  • Shauna Frisbie, Ed.D.
  • Chris Hennington, Ph.D.
  • LynnAnne Joiner Lowrie, Ph.D.
  • Carlos Perez, Ph.D.
  • Beth Robinson Ed.D.
  • Andy Young Ed.D.

Bachelor of Arts in Family Studies

The B.A. in Family Studies program is designed to prepare students for (a) professional careers in a variety of human service areas including child and family services, community mental health, consumer affairs, county and state extension, family life and parent education, and gerontology services; (b) leadership roles in church, school, and community; (c) effective functioning within families; and (d) graduate education.

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB 1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB 1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB 3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB 3310  Christian Life
  • COM 2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG 1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG 1302  Composition and Literature
  • PSY 1300  General Psychology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • FIN 2301  Personal Financial Planning
  • ESS 1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI 1170  University Seminar
  • MAT 1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • ENG 3308  Technical Writing
  • 3 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI 2000  University Skills

B.  Major (39 hours)

  • HSC 2310  Lifespan Human Development
  • HSC 2330  Love, Courtship, and Marriage
  • HSC 3305  Children, Families, and Social Policy
  • HSC 3313  The Family
  • HSC 3322  Gender and Sexuality
  • HSC 3326  Family Stress, Crisis, and Resilience
  • HSC 3328  Parenting
  • HSC 4323  Family Life Education and Enrichment
  • HSC 4324  Family Dynamics of Addiction
  • HSC 4326  Family and Community
  • HSC 4390  Practicum
  • 6 hours upper level from PSY or HSC

C.  Supporting Courses (18 hours)

  • HSC 3315  Ethics in the Helping Professions
  • PSY 3310  Psychological Statistics
  • PSY 3320  Social Research Methods
  • SOC 1300  General Sociology
  • SWK 2320  Social Justice
  • SWK 2340  Human Diversity

D.  Electives (18 hours)

E.  Total (120 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The purpose of the study of psychology is to provide students an opportunity (1) to develop a better understanding of themselves and others, (2) to develop a broad base of knowledge about the field of psychology, and (3) to analyze critically psychological theories and principles from a Christian perspective. The psychology curriculum is designed to provide a core of knowledge about experimental, clinical, and counseling psychology. The program provides the flexibility that allows students to learn about psychology in multiple settings. The flexibility of the program allows students to emphasize the acquisition of useful life skills while preparing for graduate programs or vocational opportunities. An emphasis in Sport and Exercise Psychology is available.

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB 1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB 1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB 3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB 3310  Christian Life
  • COM 2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG 1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG 1302  Composition and Literature
  • PSY 1300  General Psychology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
  • ESS 1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI 1170  University Seminar
  • MAT 1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • ENG 3308  Technical Writing
  • 3 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI 2000  University Skills

B.  Major (39 hours)

General Psychology Emphasis (39 hours)

  • PSY 2310  Lifespan Human Development
  • PSY 3301  Introduction to Counseling Professions
  • PSY 3302  Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • PSY 3303  Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 3327  Physiological Psychology
  • PSY 3381  Social Psychology
  • PSY 4302  Theories of Personality
  • PSY 4304  Psychological Testing
  • PSY 4305  Experimental Psychology
  • PSY 4307  Learning, Cognition and Emotion
  • PSY 4390  Practicum
  • 6 hours upper level PSY

Sport and Exercise Psychology Emphasis (39 hours)

  • PSY 2310  Lifespan Human Development
  • PSY 3302  Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • PSY 3303  Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 3311  Introduction to Counseling Professions
  • PSY 3327  Physiological Psychology
  • PSY 3381  Social Psychology
  • PSY 4302  Theories of Personality
  • PSY 4304  Psychological Testing
  • PSY 4307  Learning, Cognition and Emotion
  • PSY 4390  Practicum
  • ESS 3324  Sport in Society
  • ESS 3335  Exercise Psychology
  • ESS 3356  Sport Psychology

C.  Supporting Courses (18-24 hours)

General Psychology Emphasis (18 hours)

  • HSC 3313  The Family
  • PSY 2340  Psychology of Diversity
  • PSY 3310  Psychological Statistics
  • PSY 3320  Social Research Methods
  • SOC 1300  General Sociology
  • SWK 2320  Social Justice

Sport and Exercise Psychology Emphasis (24 hours)

  • ESS 2314  Human Movement
  • ESS 3340  Motor Learning and Control
  • ESS 3371  Physiology of Exercise
  • PSY 3310  Psychological Statistics
  • PSY 3320  Social Research Methods
  • SOC 1300  General Sociology
  • 6 hours from
    • ESS 3321  Leadership in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS 4330  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS 4350  Principles of Strength and Conditioning
    • ESS 4382  Lifespan Motor Development

D.  Electives (18 hours)

E.  Total (120-126 hours)

Minor in Family Studies

(18 hours)

  • HSC2310  Lifespan Human Development
  • HSC2330  Love, Courtship, and Marriage
  • HSC3324  Marriage and Family Therapy
  • HSC3326  Family Stress, Crisis, and Resilience
  • HSC3328  Parenting
  • HSC4323  Family Life Education and Enrichment

Minor in Psychology

(18 hours)

  • PSY1300  General Psychology
  • PSY3302  Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • PSY3303  Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY3310  Psychological Statistics
  • PSY3381  Social Psychology
  • PSY4302  Theories of Personality

Biblical Studies

Faculty

  • Charles Stephenson, Th.D., Chair
  • Jim Beck, M.S.
  • Steven Bonner, D. Min.
  • Jeff Cary, Ph.D.
  • Jesse Long, Ph.D.
  • Brandon L. Fredenburg, Ph.D.
  • Michael Martin, Ph.D.
  • Stacy Patty, Ph.D.
  • Mark Sneed, Ph.D.
  • Mark Wiebe, Ph.D.

Admission to the Bible Major and Scholarships

Students must be formally admitted to the major to graduate with a degree in Bible. Pre-majors will usually apply for formal admission during their fourth long semester. Information about the requirements, deadlines, and applications for formal admission to the major is available from the department administrative assistant. A limited number of tuition discounts are available for majors. Scholarships and discounts may be renewed beyond the fourth long semester only if the student is formally admitted to the program. Formal admission as a major does not guarantee that one will receive a tuition discount. Tuition discount scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis each semester and require service to the department.

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Text and Preaching

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament (majors only section)
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament (majors only section)
  • MIN2322  Christian Spiritual Formation
  • HTH3311  Christian History and Theology I
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • PSY1300  General Psychology
  • HIS1315  World History and Geography I
  • HIS1316  World History and Geography II
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • ENG2301  Masterpieces of Literature
  • PHI3305  Ethics
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • UNI2000  University Skills
  • Students not taking majors sections of BIB 1310 and 1320 are required to take BIB 1010 and 1020

B.  Major (36 hours)

  • BIB3312  Nature of Scripture
  • BIB4311  Advanced Biblical Interpretation
  • 9 hours from BIB, BNT, or BOT
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL4351  Advanced Greek
    • BIL4357  Advanced Hebrew
  • 9 hours upper level from BIB, BNT, or BOT
  • 3 hours from
    • MIN4302  Preaching Biblical Genre
    • BIB4302  Preaching Biblical Genre
  • MIN4342  Christian Ministry
  • BIB4090  Practicum
  • BIB4360  Bible Department Capstone

C.  Supporting Courses (36 hours)

  • PHI2304  Introduction to Philosophy
  • BIB2302  Interpretation: Hermeneutics, taken concurrently with BIB 2303
  • BIB2303  Interpretation: Homiletics, taken concurrently with BIB 2302
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL2311  Elementary Greek I
    • BIL3313  Elementary Hebrew I
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL2322  Elementary Greek II
    • BIL3324  Elementary Hebrew II
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL3331  Intermediate Greek I
    • BIL4336  Intermediate Hebrew I
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL3342  Intermediate Greek II
    • BIL4345  Intermediate Hebrew II
  • MIN2311  Mission of God
  • MIN4331  Spiritual Direction and Worship
  • HTH3322  Christian History and Theology II
  • HTH4331  Christian History and Theology III
  • 3 hours from
    • REL3301  World Religions
    • PHI4306  Philosophy of Religion 

D.  Electives (9 hours)

E.  Total (126 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in Children's Ministry

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament (majors only section)
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament (majors only section)
  • MIN2322  Christian Spiritual Formation
  • HTH3311  Christian History and Theology I
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • PSY1300  General Psychology
  • HIS1315  World History and Geography I
  • HIS1316  World History and Geography II
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • ENG2301  Masterpieces of Literature
  • PHI3305  Ethics
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • UNI2000  University Skills
  • Students not taking majors sections of BIB 1310 and 1320 are required to take BIB 1010 and 1020

B.  Major (36 hours)

  • BIB3312  Nature of Scripture
  • BIB4311  Advanced Biblical Interpretation
  • 9 hours from BIB, BNT, or BOT
  • MIN4342  Christian Ministry
  • YFM2311  Foundations of Youth and Family Ministry
  • YFM2326  Children’s Ministry
  • HSC3300  Child and Adolescent Development
  • YFM3302  Family Ministry
  • YFM4090  Practicum
  • BIB4360  Bible Department Capstone
  • 3 hours from
    • HSC3328  Parenting
    • EEL3320  Early Childhood Education

C.  Supporting Courses (36 hours)

  • PHI2304  Introduction to Philosophy
  • BIB2302  Interpretation: Hermeneutics, taken concurrently with BIB 2303
  • BIB2303  Interpretation: Homiletics, taken concurrently with BIB 2302
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL2311  Elementary Greek I
    • BIL3313  Elementary Hebrew I
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL2322  Elementary Greek II
    • BIL3324  Elementary Hebrew II
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL3331  Intermediate Greek I
    • BIL4336 Intermediate Hebrew I
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL3342  Intermediate Greek II
    • BIL4345  Intermediate Hebrew II
  • MIN2311  Mission of God
  • MIN4331  Spiritual Direction and Worship
  • HTH3322  Christian History and Theology II
  • HTH4331  Christian History and Theology III
  • 3 hours from
    • REL3301  World Religions
    • PHI4306  Philosophy of Religion

D.  Electives (9 hours)

E.  Total (126 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in Missions

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament (majors only section)
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament (majors only section)
  • MIN2322  Christian Spiritual Formation
  • HTH3311  Christian History and Theology I
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • PSY1300  General Psychology
  • HIS1315  World History and Geography I
  • HIS1316  World History and Geography II
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • ENG2301  Masterpieces of Literature
  • PHI3305  Ethics
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • UNI2000  University Skills
  • Students not taking majors sections of BIB 1310 and 1320 are required to take BIB 1010 and 1020

B.  Major (36 hours)

  • BIB3312  Nature of Scripture
  • BIB4311  Advanced Biblical Interpretation
  • 9 hours from BIB, BNT, or BOT
  • MIN4342  Christian Ministry
  • MIS2305  Theology and Mission
  • MIS2311  Introduction to Missions
  • MIS2322  Missionary Anthropology
  • MIS3311  Communicating Christ Today
  • MIS4312  Mission Team Dynamics
  • MIS4090  Practicum
  • BIB4360  Bible Department Capstone

C.  Supporting Courses (36 hours)

  • PHI2304  Introduction to Philosophy
  • BIB2302  Interpretation: Hermeneutics, taken concurrently with BIB 2303
  • BIB2303  Interpretation: Homiletics, taken concurrently with BIB 2302
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL2311  Elementary Greek I
    • BIL3313  Elementary Hebrew I
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL2322  Elementary Greek II
    • BIL3324  Elementary Hebrew II
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL3331  Intermediate Greek I
    • BIL4336  Intermediate Hebrew I
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL3342  Intermediate Greek II
    • BIL4345  Intermediate Hebrew II
  • MIN2311  Mission of God
  • MIN4331  Spiritual Direction and Worship
  • HTH3322  Christian History and Theology II
  • HTH4331  Christian History and Theology III
  • 3 hours from
    • REL3301  World Religions
    • PHI4306  Philosophy of Religion

D.  Electives (9 hours)

E.  Total (126 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry

A. University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament (majors only section)
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament (majors only section)
  • MIN2322  Christian Spiritual Formation
  • HTH3311  Christian History and Theology I
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • PSY1300  General Psychology
  • HIS1315  World History and Geography I
  • HIS1316  World History and Geography II
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • ENG2301  Masterpieces of Literature
  • PHI3305  Ethics
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • UNI2000  University Skills
  • Students not taking majors sections of BIB 1310 and 1320 are required to take BIB 1010 and 1020

B. Major (36 hours)

  • BIB3312  The Nature of Scripture
  • BIB4311  Advanced Biblical Interpretation
  • 9 hours from BIB, BNT, or BOT
  • MIN4342  Christian Ministry
  • YFM2311  Foundations of Youth and Family Ministry
  • YFM2324  Strategic Issues of Youth and Family Ministry
  • YFM3301  Adolescents and Systems
  • YFM3302  Family Ministry
  • YFM4322  Advanced Youth and Family Ministry
  • YFM4090  Practicum
  • BIB4360  Bible Department Capstone

 C. Supporting Courses (36 hours)

  • PHI2304  Introduction to Philosophy
  • BIB2302  Interpretation: Hermeneutics, taken concurrently with BIB 2303
  • BIB2303  Interpretation: Homiletics, taken concurrently with BIB 2302
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL2311  Elementary Greek I
    • BIL3313  Elementary Hebrew I
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL2322  Elementary Greek II
    • BIL3324  Elementary Hebrew II
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL3331  Intermediate Greek I
    • BIL4336  Intermediate Hebrew I
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL3342  Intermediate Greek II
    • BIL4345  Intermediate Hebrew II
  • MIN2311  Mission of God
  • MIN4331  Spiritual Direction and Worship
  • HTH3322  Christian History and Theology II
  • HTH4331  Christian History and Theology III
  • 3 hours from
    • REL3301  World Religions
    • PHI4306  Philosophy of Religion

D. Elective (9 hours)

E. Total (126 hours)

Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts (Fast Track)

A. University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament (majors only section)
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament (majors only section)
  • MIN2322  Christian Spiritual Formation
  • HTH3311  Christian History and Theology I
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • PSY1300  General Psychology
  • HIS1315  World History and Geography I
  • HIS1316  World History and Geography II
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • ENG2301  Masterpieces of Literature
  • PHI3305  Ethics
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • UNI2000  University Skills
  • Students not taking majors sections of BIB 1310 and 1320 are required to take BIB 1010 and 1020

B. Major (36 hours)

Biblical Text and Preaching Major (36 hours)

  • BIB3312  Nature of Scripture
  • BIB4311  Advanced Biblical Interpretation
  • 9 hours from BIB, BNT, or BOT
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL4351 Advanced Greek
    • BIL4357 Advanced Hebrew
  • 9 hours upper level from BIB, BNT, or BOT
  • 3 hours from
    • MIN4302  Preaching Biblical Genre
    • BIB4302  Preaching Biblical Genre
  • MIN4342  Christian Ministry
  • BIB4090  Practicum
  • BIB4360  Bible Department Capstone

Children’s Ministry Major (36 hours)

  • BIB3312  Nature of Scripture
  • BIB4311  Advanced Biblical Interpretation
  • 9 hours from BIB, BNT, or BOT
  • MIN4342  Christian Ministry
  • YFM2311  Foundations of Youth and Family Ministry
  • YFM2326  Children’s Ministry
  • HSC3300  Child and Adolescent Development
  • HSC3302  Family Ministry
  • YFM4090  Practicum
  • BIB4360  Bible Department Capstone
  • 3 hours from
    • HSC3320  Early Childhood Education
    • EEL3320  Early Childhood Education
    • HSC3328  Parenting

Missions Major (36 hours)

  • BIB3312  Nature of Scripture
  • BIB4311  Advanced Biblical Interpretation
  • 9 hours from BIB, BNT, or BOT
  • MIN4342  Christian Ministry
  • MIS2305  Theology and Mission
  • MIS2311  Introduction to Missions
  • MIS2322  Missionary Anthropology
  • MIS3311  Communicating Christ Today
  • MIS4312  Mission Team Dynamics
  • MIS4090  Practicum
  • BIB4360  Bible Department Capstone

Youth and Family Ministry Major (36 hours)

  • BIB3312  The Nature of Scripture
  • BIB4311  Advanced Biblical Interpretation
  • 9 hours from BIB, BNT, or BOT
  • MIN4342  Christian Ministry
  • YFM2311  Foundations of Youth and Family Ministry
  • YFM2324  Strategic Issues of Youth and Family Ministry
  • YFM3301  Adolescents and Systems
  • YFM3302  Family Ministry
  • YFM4322  Advanced Youth and Family Ministry
  • YFM4090  Practicum
  • BIB4360  Bible Department Capstone

C. Supporting Courses (36 hours)

  • PHI2304  Introduction to Philosophy
  • BIB2302  Hermeneutics, taken concurrently with BIB 2303
  • BIB2303  Homiletics, taken concurrently with BIB 2302
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL2311  Elementary Greek I
    • BIL3313  Elementary Hebrew I
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL2322  Elementary Greek II
    • BIL3324  Elementary Hebrew II
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL3331  Intermediate Greek I
    • BIL4336  Intermediate Hebrew I
  • 3 hours from
    • BIL3342  Intermediate Greek II
    • BIL4345  Intermediate Hebrew II
  • MIN2311  Mission of God
  • MIN4331  Spiritual Direction and Worship
  • HTH3322  Christian History and Theology II
  • HTH4331  Christian History and Theology III
  • 3 hours from
    • REL3301  World Religions
    • PHI4306  Philosophy of Religion

D. Undergraduate Electives (2 hours)

E. Graduate Courses (30 hours)

  • BIB6300  Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • BIB 12 hours
  • REL or PHI 6 hours
  • MIN 6 hours
  • Elective 3 hours
  • MIN6062  Comprehensive Examination

F. Total (150 hours)

Minor in Missions

The missions minor requires 18 hours. The student must be in good standing with the university and maintain ongoing involvement in the missions community.

  • MIS2311  Introduction to Missions
  • MIS2322  Missionary Anthropology
  • MIS3352  Special Topics in Missions
  • 9 hours from
    • MIS2305  Theology and Mission
    • MIS3301  Ministry to Contemporary Culture
    • REL3301  World Religions
    • MIS3311  Communicating Christ Today
    • MIS4312  Mission Team Dynamics

Minor in Philosophy

The philosophy minor requires 18 hours. At least 9 must be in addition to the 126 hours required for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

  • PHI2304  Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHI3303  Plato
  • 3 hours from
    • PHI3305  Ethics
    • PHI3310  Aristotle’s Ethics
  • 9 hours from
    • ART4308  Art Theory and Criticism
    • ENG3307 Classical and Contemporary Rhetoric
    • PHI3304  Augustine and Aquinas
    • PHI4306  Philosophy of Religion
    • REL3368  Intermediate Studies in Religion/Theology

Business Administration

Faculty

  • Russell Dabbs, Ph.D., Chair
  • Kathy Crockett, Ph.D.
  • Caren Fullerton, Ph.D.
  • Steve German, Ph.D.
  • Gregg Greer, M.S.I.S.
  • Tracy Mack, M.B.A.
  • Joe Marshall, M.I.S.
  • Lynn Mason, Ed.D.
  • Clyde Neff, M.B.A.
  • Vanda Pauwels, Ph.D.
  • Karen Randolph, M.F.A.
  • Brian Starr, Ph.D.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

A.   University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • ECO2301  Macroeconomics
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • ENG3308  Technical Writing
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 3 hours from
    • HIS2301  History of the United States I
    • HIS2302  History of the United States II
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • 3 hours from AFA, Fine Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (30 hours)

  • ACC2301  Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACC2302  Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ACC3301  Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC3302  Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC3303  Cost Accounting
  • ACC3305  Special Problems in Accounting
  • 12 hours from upper level ACC

C.  Supporting Courses (39 hours)

  • BUA1300  Introduction to Business
  • BUA2310  Business Statistics
  • BUA3305  Principles of Marketing
  • BUA3310  Money and Banking
  • BUA3320  Business Ethics
  • BUA4301  Business Law
  • ECO2302  Macroeconomics
  • FIN2301  Personal Financial Planning
  • FIN3300  Corporation Finance I
  • IST3300  Advanced Spreadsheet Design
  • MAT1316  Business Calculus
  • MGT3300  Principles of Management
  • 3 hours upper level from ACC, BUA, DMA, ECO, FIN, IST, MGT, or PFP

D.  Electives (6 hours)

E.  Total (120 hours)

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting/Master of Science in Leadership (Fast Track)

Complete requirements for Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and the following:

(30 hours)

  • ACC5301  Accounting Research
  • ACC5304  Governmental Accounting
  • 24 hours from
    • LEA6301  Integrative Project in Organizational Leadership
    • LEA6302  Organizational Theory and Practice
    • LEA6303  Strategic Planning
    • LEA6304  Leading Organizations
    • LEA6305  Conflict Management for Leaders
    • LEA6306  Leaders and Values
    • LEA6308  Emotional Intelligence
    • LEA6312  Servant Leadership
    • LEA6314  Leading Organizational Change
    • LEA6318  Leading Teams
    • LEA6320  Communication for Leaders
    • LEA6322  Global and Cultural Leadership

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Economics

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • FIN2301  Personal Financial Planning
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • ENG3308  Technical Writing
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 3 hours from
    • HIS2301  History of the United States I
    • HIS2302  History of the United States II
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • 3 hours from AFA, Fine Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (30 hours)

  • BUA3310  Money and Banking
  • ECO2301  Macroeconomics
  • ECO2302  Microeconomics
  • ECO3301  Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECO3302  Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECO4360  Seminar in Economics
  • FIN3300  Corporation Finance I
  • FIN4311  International Trade and Finance
  • 6 hours from upper level ECO

C.  Supporting Courses (39 hours)

  • ACC2301  Principles of Financial Accounting
  • BUA1300  Introduction to Business
  • BUA2310  Business Statistics
  • IST3300  Advanced Spreadsheet Design
  • MAT1316  Business Calculus
  • 6 hours from FOL, GEG, GOV, HIS, MAT (1312 or higher), PHI, PSY, or SOC
  • Minor (18 hours)
    • Minors in Natural or Physical Science earn a Bachelor of Science degree
    • Up to 9 hours required for the minor may be included in the major
    • In cases where major hours count for minor courses electives will be increased

D.  Electives (6 hours)

E.  Total (120 hours)

Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • FIN2301  Personal Financial Planning
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • ENG3308  Technical Writing
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 3 hours from
    • HIS2301  History of the United States I
    • HIS2302  History of the United States II
  • 3 hours from  BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • 3 hours from  AFA, Fine Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (30 hours)

  • BUA3310  Money and Banking
  • ECO2301  Macroeconomics
  • ECO2302  Microeconomics
  • ECO3301  Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECO3302  Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECO4360  Seminar in Economics
  • FIN3300  Corporation Finance I
  • FIN4311  International Trade and Finance
  • 6 hours from upper level ECO

C.  Supporting Courses (39 hours)

  • ACC2301  Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACC2302  Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • BUA1300  Introduction to Business
  • BUA2310  Business Statistics
  • BUA3305  Principles of Marketing
  • BUA4301  Business Law
  • BUA4330  Internship
  • BUA4380  Business Policy
  • IST3300  Advanced Spreadsheet Design
  • MAT1316  Business Calculus
  • MGT3300  Principles of Management
  • 6 hours from ACC, AEC, BUA, DMA, ECO, FIN, IST, MAT (1312 or higher), MGT, or PFP

D.  Electives (6 hours)

E.  Total (120 hours)

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • ECO2301  Macroeconomics
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • ENG3308  Technical Writing
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 3 hours from
    • HIS2301  History of the United States I
    • HIS2302  History of the United States II
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • 3 hours from AFA, Fine Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (30 hours)

  • ACC3301  Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC3302  Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC3303  Cost Accounting
  • BUA3310  Money and Banking
  • FIN2301  Personal Financial Planning
  • FIN3300  Corporation Finance I
  • FIN4302  Corporation Finance II
  • FIN4309  Investments
  • FIN4311  International Trade and Finance
  • FIN4315  Financial Statement Analysis

C.  Supporting Courses (39 hours)

  • ACC2301  Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACC2302  Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • BUA1300  Introduction to Business
  • BUA2310  Business Statistics
  • BUA3305  Principles of Marketing
  • BUA4301  Business Law
  • BUA4330  Internship
  • BUA4380  Business Policy
  • ECO2302  Microeconomics
  • IST3300  Advanced Spreadsheet Design
  • MAT1316  Business Calculus
  • MGT3300  Principles of Management
  • 3 hours upper level from ACC, BUA, COM, DMA, ECO, FIN, IST, MGT, or PFP

D.  Electives (6 hours)

E.  Total (120 hours)

Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Administration

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Cristian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • ECO2301  Macroeconomics
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • ENG3308  Technical Writing
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 3 hours from
    • HIS2301  History of the United States I
    • HIS2302  History of the United States II
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • 3 hours from AFA, Fine Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (39 hours)

  • ACC2301  Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACC2302  Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • BUA1300  Introduction to Business
  • BUA2310  Business Statistics
  • BUA3305  Principles of Marketing
  • BUA3320  Business Ethics
  • BUA4301  Business Law
  • BUA4330  Internship
  • BUA4380  Business Policy
  • ECO2302  Microeconomics
  • FIN3300  Corporate Finance I
  • MGT3300  Principles of Management
  • MGT3311  Management Information Systems

C. Supporting Courses and Emphasis (30 hours)

  • FIN2301  Personal Financial Planning
  • IST3300  Advanced Spreadsheet Design
  • MAT1316  Business Calculus 

General Business Emphasis

  • 15 hours upper level with 3 hours from each of ACC, BUA, ECO, FIN, and MGT
  • 6 hours upper level from ACC, BUA, DMA, ECO, FIN, IST, MGT or PFP

Management Emphasis

  • ACC3303  Cost Accounting
  • BUA4320  Leadership
  • MGT3301  Organizational Behavior
  • MGT4306  Human Resource Management
  • COM4372  Organizational Communication
  • 6 hours upper level from ACC, BUA, DMA, ECO, FIN, IST MGT or PFP

Marketing Emphasis

  • BUA3306  Consumer Behavior
  • BUA4300  Professional Selling and Sales Promotion
  • COM2351  Introduction to Public Relations
  • COM3354  Advertising
  • DMA3332  Digital Fundamentals and Imaging
  • DMA3341  Advertising Design
  • 3 hours upper level from ACC, BUA, DMA, ECO, FIN, IST, MGT or PFP

Digital Media Arts and Application Emphasis

  • DMA2344  Multimedia Design
  • DMA3332  Digital Fundamentals and Imaging
  • DMA3341  Advertising Design
  • DMA3342  Document Design
  • IST3351  Web Design
  • 6 upper level hours from ACC, BUA, COM, DMA, ECO, FIN, IST, MGT, or PFP

D.  Electives (6 hours)

E.  Total (120 hours)

Bachelor of Business Administration in Personal Financial Planning and Stewardship

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • ECO2301  Macroeconomics
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • ENG3308  Technical Writing
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 3 hours from
    • HIS2301  History of the United States I
    • HIS2302  History of the United States II
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • 3 hours from AFA, Fine Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (30 hours)

  • ACC4305  Income Tax I
  • FIN2301  Personal Financial Planning
  • PFP3300  Financial Stewardship
  • PFP3310  Retirement Planning
  • PFP3320  Insurance Planning, Risk Management, and Employee Benefits
  • PFP4310  Estate Planning and Taxation
  • PFP4320  Securities Analysis and Asset Allocation
  • PFP4380  Case Studies in Financial Planning
  • FIN4309  Investments
  • 3 hours from
    • HSC3350  Social Gerontology
    • HSC4326  Family and Community
    • PSY3322  Gender and Sexuality

C.  Supporting Courses (39 hours)

  • ACC2301  Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACC2302  Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • BUA1300  Introduction to Business
  • BUA2310  Business Statistics
  • BUA3305  Principles of Marketing
  • BUA3320  Business Ethics
  • BUA4301  Business Law
  • BUA4330  Internship
  • ECO2302  Microeconomics
  • FIN3300  Corporation Finance I
  • IST3300  Advanced Spreadsheet Design
  • MAT1316  Business Calculus
  • MGT3300  Principles of Management

D.  Electives (6 hours)

E.  Total (120 hours)

Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems Management

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • ECO2301  Macroeconomics
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • ENG3308  Technical Writing
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 3 hours from
    • HIS2301  History of the United States I
    • HIS2302  History of the United States II
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • 3 hours from AFA, Fine Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (36 hours)

  • BUA2310  Business Statistics
  • IST1350  Programming Logic and Design Tools
  • IST2300  Microcomputer Applications
  • IST3300  Advanced Spreadsheet Design
  • IST3332  Networking
  • IST3341  Database Management Systems
  • IST3351  Web Design
  • IST4330  Internship
  • IST4360  Senior Project
  • IST4380  Systems Analysis and Design
  • MGT3311  Management Information Systems
  • MGT3320  Project Management

C.  Supporting Courses (39 hours)

  • ACC2301  Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACC2302  Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • BUA1300  Introduction to Business
  • BUA3305  Principles of Marketing
  • BUA3320  Business Ethics
  • BUA4301  Business Law
  • FIN2301  Personal Financial Planning
  • FIN3300  Corporation Finance I
  • MAT1316  Business Calculus
  • MGT3300  Principles of Management
  • 9 hours from
    • DMA
    • IST
    • CRJ4324  Crime Analysis and Crime Mapping
    • CRJ4325  Forensic Computer Examination
    • CRJ4327  Cyber Crimes
    • ECO2302  Microeconomics

D.  Electives (6 hours)

E.  Total (126 hours)

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • ECO2301  Macroeconomics
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • ENG3308  Technical Writing
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 3 hours from
    • HIS2301  History of the United States I
    • HIS2302  History of the United States II
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • 3 hours from AFA, Fine Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (39 hours)

  • IST1350  Programming Logic
  • IST2300  Microcomputer Applications
  • IST2311  C++
  • IST3300  Advanced Spreadsheets
  • IST3332  Networking
  • IST3341  Database
  • IST3351  Web Design
  • IST4330  Internship
  • IST4360  Senior Project
  • IST4380  Systems Analysis and Design
  • MGT3311  Management Information Systems
  • MGT3320  Project Management
  • 3 hours from
    • BUA2310  Business Statistics
    • PSY3310  Psychological Statistics
    • MAT3303  Probability and Statistics

C.  Supporting Courses (24 hours)

  • BUA1300  Introduction to Business
  • BUA3320  Business Ethics
  • 18 hours from
    • CRJ4325  Forensic Computer Examination
    • CRJ4327  Cyber Crimes
    • CRJ4352  Special Topics
    • DMA
    • IST

D.  Electives (18 hours)

E.  Total (126 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Arts and Applications

 A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • FIN2301  Personal Financial Planning
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • 6 hours from AFA, Fine Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, or FOL
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • UNI2000  University Skills

 B.  Major (33 hours)

  • ART1303  Drawing I
  • ART1305  Two-Dimensional Design
  • DMA2343  Motion Graphics
  • DMA2344  Multimedia Design
  • DMA3310  Digital Video I
  • DMA3332  Digital Fundamentals and Imaging
  • DMA3341  Advertising Design
  • DMA3342  Document Design
  • 3 hours from
    • ART3308  Three-Dimensional Design
    • DMA4324  Three-Dimensional Modeling
  • DMA4330  Digital Media Internship/Portfolio
  • IST3351  Web Design

C.  Supporting Courses (36 hours)

  • BUA1300  Introduction to Business
  • BUA3305  Principles of Marketing
  • COM2351  Introduction to Public Relations
  • COM3354  Advertising
  • IST1350  Programming and Logic
  • IST2323  Web Programming
  • MGT3320  Project Management
  • 6 hours from
    • IST2300  Microcomputer Applications
    • IST3300  Advanced Spreadsheet Design
    • IST3332  Networking
    • IST3341  Database Management Systems
  • 9 upper level hours from ART, BUA, COM, DMA, IST, or MGT

D.  Electives (6 hours)

E.  Total (120 hours)

Minor in Business Administration

(18 hours)

  • ACC2301  Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ECO2301  Macroeconomics
  • BUA3305  Principles of Marketing
  • FIN3300  Corporation Finance I
  • MGT3300  Principles of Management
  • 3 hours from ACC, BUA, ECO, FIN, IST, MGT, or PFP 

Minor in Computer Programming Languages

(18 hours)

  • IST1350  Programming Logic
  • IST2311  C++
  • IST3321  Visual Basic
  • IST3351  Web Design
  • 6 upper level hours from
    • IST2314  C#
    • IST2323  Web Programming
    • IST3324  Java Programming
    • IST3322  Visual Basic for Applications
    • IST3330  Unix Applications and Administration

Minor in Digital Media Arts and Applications

(18 hours)

  • DMA3332  Digital Fundamentals and Imaging
  • DMA3341  Advertising Design
  • DMA3342  Document Design
  • IST3351  Web Design
  • 3 hours from upper level DMA
  • 3 hours from
    • DMA2343  Motion Graphics
    • DMA2344  Multimedia Design

Minor in Economics

(18 hours)

  • ECO2301  Macroeconomics
  • ECO2302  Microeconomics
  • ECO3301  Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECO3302  Intermediate Microeconomics
  • 6 hours from following
    • BUA3310  Money and Banking
    • FIN4311  International Trade and Finance
    • Upper level ECO 

Minor in Information Systems Management

(18 hours)

  • IST2300  Microcomputer Applications
  • IST3300  Advanced Spreadsheet Design
  • IST3311  Management Information Systems
  • IST3341  Database Management Systems
  • IST3351  Web Design
  • IST4380  Systems Analysis and Design 

Minor in Information Systems and Technology

(18 hours)

  • IST1350  Programming Logic
  • IST2300  Microcomputer Applications
  • IST3332  Networking
  • IST3341  Database Management Systems
  • IST3351  Web Design
  • IST4380  Systems Analysis and Design 

Communication and Fine Arts

Faculty

  • Laurie Doyle, Ph.D., Chair
  • M. Andrew Babcock, M.M.
  • Philip Camp, Ph.D.
  • Ruth Holmes, Ph.D.
  • Shawn Hughes, M.A.
  • Michelle Kraft, Ph.D.
  • Abraham Mata, M.S.I.S.
  • Karen Randolph, M.F.A.
  • Don Williams, Ph.D.

Bachelor of Arts in Art Education

A.  University Core (45-46 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY2310  Lifespan Human Development
    • EDU3350  Educational Psychology
  • 3 hours from
    • HIS2301  History of the United States I
    • HIS2302  History of the United States II
  • 3 hours from
    • GOV2301  National Government
    • GOV2302  Texas State and Local Government
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • 6-7 hours from AFA, HIS, GOV, ENG, REL, PHI, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (48 hours)

  • ART1303  Drawing I
  • ART1304  Drawing II
  • ART1305  Two-Dimensional Design
  • ART2305  Explorations in Media
  • ART2306  Life Drawing
  • ART2307  Survey of Art History I
  • ART2308  Survey of Art History II
  • ART3302  Painting I
  • ART3304  Painting II
  • ART3305  History of Modern Art
  • ART3306  Art and Children
  • ART3308  Three-Dimensional Design
  • ART4306  Teaching Art to Adolescents
  • ART4308  Art Theory and Criticism
  • ART4360  Senior Seminar: Senior Exhibit
  • DMA3332  Digital Imaging

C.  Supporting Courses (9 hours)

  • 9 hours in two different areas from
    • DMA
    • ENG3304  Advanced Composition or more advanced ENG
    • FOL
    • PHI
    • REA3340  Reading Writing Connection
    • REL
    • THA4304  History of Theatre

D.  Pedagogy (24 hours)

  • 3 hours from
    • EEL2310  Teachers, Schools, and Society
    • EDS2310  Foundations of Education
  • 3 hours from
    • EEL2320  Instructional Technology
    • EDS2320  Instructional Technology
  • EDS4310  Assessment and Evaluation
  • EDS4330  Managing Diverse Classrooms
  • EDS4350  Design and Delivery
  • EDS4360  Seminar in Education
  • EDS4660  Student Teaching

E.  Electives (3-4 hours)

F.   Total (129-130 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in Communication with an Organizational Communication emphasis

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • PSY1300  General Psychology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • ECO2301  Macroeconomics
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • 3 hour from GOV
  • ENG3308  Technical Communication
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (36 hours)

  • COM1351  Principles of Mass Media
  • COM2348  Communication Theory
  • COM2351  Introduction to Public Relations
  • COM3313  Interpersonal Communication
  • COM3354  Advertising
  • COM3371  Group Communication
  • COM3372  Intercultural Communication
  • COM3374  Nonverbal Communication
  • COM4330  Communication Internship
  • COM4345  Introduction to Rhetorical Analysis
  • COM4372  Organizational Communication
  • COM4374  Persuasive Communication

C.  Supporting Courses (30 hours)

  • ART1305  Two-Dimensional Design
  • 3 hours from
    • BUA2310  Business Statistics
    • PSY3310  Psychological Statistics
  • BUA3305  Principles of Marketing
  • BUA3306  Consumer Behavior
  • 3 hours from COM
  • DMA3332  Digital Fundamentals and Imaging
  • DMA3342  Document Design
  • ECA1300  Yearbook
  • 3 hours from upper level ENG
  • MGT4306  Human Resources Management

D.  Electives (9 hours)

E.  Total (120 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a Mass Media emphasis

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • MIN2322  Christian Spiritual Formation
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • PSY1300  General Psychology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • ECO2301  Macroeconomics
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • GOV2302  Texas State and Local Government
  • ENG3308  Technical Communication
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (40 hours)

  • COM1100  Electronic Activity Lab
  • COM1351  Principles of Mass Media
  • COM2100  Electronic Activity Lab
  • COM2303  Principles of Announcing
  • COM2348  Communication Theory
  • COM2351  Introduction to Public Relations
  • COM3100  Electronic Activity Lab
  • COM3301  Sports Writing and Reporting
  • COM3350  Worship Media Production
  • COM3354  Advertising
  • COM3371  Group Communication
  • COM3372  Intercultural Communication
  • COM3374  Nonverbal Communication
  • COM4100  Electronic Activity Lab
  • COM4330  Communication Internship
  • COM4374  Persuasive Communication

C.  Supporting Courses (28 hours)

  • ART1305  Two-Dimensional Design
  • ECA1150  Online Newspaper Reporting
  • ECA1300  Yearbook
  • DMA2344  Multimedia Design
  • DMA3310  Digital Video
  • DMA3332  Digital Fundamentals and Imaging
  • DMA4324  Three-Dimensional Modeling
  • ENG3317  Advanced Grammar
  • MIN4331  Spiritual Direction and Worship
  • THA3304  Principles of Theatrical Lighting

D.  Electives (7 hours)

E.  Total (120 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • ECO2301  Macroeconomics
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • 3 hours from
    • ART2308  Art History Survey II
    • ART3305  History of Modern Art
  • 3 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  The Major (36 hours)

  • COM1351  Principles of Mass Media
  • COM2351  Introduction to Public Relations
  • COM2348  Communication Theory
  • COM3354  Advertising
  • COM3374  Nonverbal Communication
  • COM4330  Communication Internship
  • COM4374  Persuasive Communication
  • ART1303  Drawing I
  • ART1304  Drawing II
  • ART1305  Two-Dimensional Design
  • ART3302  Painting I
  • 3 hours from
    • ART3308  Three-Dimensional Design
    • DMA4324  Three-Dimensional Modeling

C.  Supporting Courses (33 hours)

  • BUA3305  Principles of Marketing
  • COM3372  Intercultural Communication
  • DMA2344  Multimedia Design
  • DMA3310  Digital Video
  • DMA3332  Digital Fundamentals and Imaging
  • DMA3341  Advertising Design
  • DMA3342  Document Design
  • ENG3308  Technical Writing
  • 3 hours from
    • BUA2310  Business Statistics
    • PSY3310  Psychological Statistics
  • 6 hours from
    • ART2306  Life Drawing
    • ART3304  Painting II
    • COM3313  Interpersonal Communication
    • COM3350  Worship Media Production
    • COM3371  Group Communication
    • DMA2343  Motion Graphics
    • DMA4310  Digital Moviemaking
    • ENG3310  Grant Writing
    • IST3351  Web Design

D.  Electives (12 hours)

E.  Total (126 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Education

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • EDU3350  Educational Psychology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • 6 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (39 hours)

  • FOL2301  Intermediate Spanish I
  • FOL2302  Intermediate Spanish II
  • FOL3301  Introduction to Latin American Life and Literature
  • FOL3302  Introduction to Spanish Life and Literature
  • FOL3311  Latino Culture and Communication
  • FOL4301  Survey of Spanish Literature
  • FOL4302  Survey of Latin American Literature
  • FOL4306  Advanced Grammar and Composition
  • FOL4360  Seminar: Advanced Composition
  • ESL3372  Teaching the Multicultural/Multilingual Student
  • ESL3382  Teaching First and Second Language Acquisition
  • ESL3392  ESL Methodology (Pre-K to 12th)
  • HIS3330  History of Latin America

C.  Supporting Courses (13 hours)

  • FOL1402  Beginning Spanish II
  • EEL3320  Early Childhood Education
  • 3 hours from
    • ART2308  Survey of Arts History II
    • COM3372  Intercultural Communication
    • PSY2340  Psychology of Diversity
  • 3 hours from
    • REA3330  Literacy and the Young Child
    • REA3340  Reading, Writing Connection/Observation

D.  Pedagogy (24 hours)

  • 3 hours from
    • EEL2310  Teachers, Schools, and Society
    • EDS2310  Foundations of Education
  • EDS2320  Instructional Technology
  • EDS4310  Assessment and Evaluation
  • EDS4330  Managing Diverse Classrooms
  • EDS4350  Design and Delivery
  • EDS4360  Seminar in Education
  • EDS4660  Student Teaching

E.  Electives (6 hours)

F.  Total (127 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in Music

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • MUS3303  Music History I
  • MUS3304  Music History II
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  The Major (36-37 hours)

  • MUS1000  Piano Proficiency Test
  • MUS1301  Music Literature
  • MUS1305  Elementary Music Theory I
  • MUS1105  Sight Singing and Ear Training I
  • MUS1306  Elementary Music Theory II
  • MUS1106  Sight Singing and Ear Training II
  • MUS2000  Music Seminar
  • MUS2305  Advanced Music Theory
  • MUS2105  Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training I
  • MUS2306  Form, Analysis and Advanced Music Theory
  • MUS2106  Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training II
  • MUS3230  Orchestration
  • MUS4000  Senior Recital
  • MUS4204  General Conducting
  • 1 hour from
    • MUS4106  Advanced Choral Conducting
    • MUS4105  Advanced Instrumental Conducting
  • MUS4320  Elementary Music Methods
  • MUS4360  Senior Seminar
  • 3 hours from
  • MUS4311  Secondary Choral Conducting
  • MUS4312  Secondary Instrumental Methods
  • 3-4 hours from
    • MUS3305  Vocal Pedagogy
    • MUS3307  Piano Pedagogy
    • MUS3208  Marching Band Techniques
    • MUS3209  Concert Band Techniques

C.  Supporting Courses (30 hours)

  • 12 hours from major instrument or voice
  • 4 hours from minor instrument or voice
  • 3 hours from music performance group
  • 6 hours upper level from THA or ART
  • Voice Majors
    • MUS1203  Language Diction I
    • MUS1204  Language Diction II
    • MUS2139  Instrumental Methods for Vocal Majors
  • Instrumental Majors
    • 5 hours from
      • MUS2129  Clarinet and Saxophone
      • MUS2130  High Brass
      • MUS2131  Low Brass
      • MUS2132  Percussion
      • MUS2133  String Methods
      • MUS2134  Flute and Double Reed

D.  Electives (8-9 hours)

E.  Total (120 hours)

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • EDU3350  Educational Psychology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • MUS3303  Music History I
  • MUS3304  Music History II
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  The Major (36-37 hours)

  • MUS1000  Piano Proficiency Test
  • MUS1301  Music Literature
  • MUS1305  Elementary Music Theory I
  • MUS1105  Sight Singing and Ear Training I
  • MUS1306  Elementary Music Theory II
  • MUS1106  Sight Singing and Ear Training II
  • MUS2000  Music Seminar
  • MUS2305  Advanced Music Theory
  • MUS2105  Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training I
  • MUS2306  Form, Analysis and Advanced Music Theory
  • MUS2106  Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training II
  • MUS3230  Orchestration
  • MUS4000  Senior Recital
  • MUS4204  General Conducting
  • 1 hour from
    • MUS4106  Advanced Choral Conducting
    • MUS4105  Advanced Instrumental Conducting
  • MUS4320  Elementary Music Methods
  • MUS4360  Senior Seminar
  • 3 hours from
    • MUS4311  Secondary Choral Methods
    • MUS4312  Secondary Instrumental Methods
  • 3-4 hours from
    • MUS3305  Vocal Pedagogy
    • MUS3307  Piano Pedagogy
    • MUS3208  Marching Band Techniques
    • MUS3209  Concert Band Techniques

C.  Supporting Courses (30 hours)

  • 12 hours from major instrument or voice
  • 4 hours from minor instrument or voice
  • 3 hours from music performance group
  • ESP3382  Exceptional Child
  • REA3340  Reading Writing Connection
  • Voice Majors
    • MUS1203  Language Diction I
    • MUS1204  Language Diction II
    • MUS2139  Instrumental Methods for Vocal Majors
  • Instrumental Majors
    • 5 hours from
      • MUS2129  Clarinet and Saxophone
      • MUS2130  High Brass
      • MUS2131  Low Brass
      • MUS2132  Percussion
      • MUS2133  String Methods
      • MUS2134  Flute and Double Reed

D.  Pedagogy (24 hours)

  • EEL2310  Teachers, Schools, and Society
  • EDS2320  Instructional Technology
  • EDS4310  Assessment and Evaluation
  • EDS4330  Managing Diverse Classrooms
  • EDS4350  Design and Delivery
  • EDS4360  Senior Seminar
  • EDS4660  Student Teaching

E.  Electives (3-4 hours)

F.  Total (139 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Business Emphasis

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • MUS3303  Music History I
  • MUS3304  Music History II
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (36-37 hours)

  • MUS1000  Piano Proficiency Test
  • MUS1301  Music Literature
  • MUS1305  Elementary Music Theory I
  • MUS1105  Sight Singing and Ear Training I
  • MUS1306  Elementary Music Theory II
  • MUS1106  Sight Singing and Ear Training II
  • MUS2000  Music Seminar
  • MUS2105  Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training I
  • MUS2305  Advanced Music Theory
  • MUS3230  Orchestration
  • MUS4204  General Conducting
  • MUS4360  Senior Seminar
  • 3 hours in music performance group
  • 8 hours in major instrument or voice
  • 3-4 hours from
    • MUS3305  Vocal Pedagogy
    • MUS3307  Piano Pedagogy
    • MUS1203  Language Diction I
    • MUS1204  Language Diction II
    • MUS3208  Marching Band Techniques
    • MUS3209  Concert Band Techniques

C.  Supporting Courses (39 hours)

  • ART1305  Two-Dimensional Design
  • IST2300  Microcomputer Applications
  • COM2351  Introduction to Public Relations
  • COM3354  Advertising
  • ENG3308  Technical Writing
  • ACC2301  Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACC2302  Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • BUA1300  Introduction to Business
  • COM4330  Communication Internship
  • MGT3300  Principles of Management
  • 3 hours from
    • BUA3306  Consumer Behavior
    • BUA4301  Business Law
    • BUA4304  Marketing Research
    • MGT4306  Human Resource Management
  • 6 hours from
    • DMA2344  Multimedia Design
    • DMA3332  Digital Fundamentals and Imaging
    • DMA3341  Advertising Design
    • DMA3342  Document Design
    • COM3372  Intercultural Communication
    • COM3374  Nonverbal Communication

D.  Electives (2-3 hours)

E.  Total (123 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Pre-Music Therapy emphasis

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • BIO2401  Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • MUS3303  Music History I
  • MUS3304  Music History II
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (34-35 hours)

  • MUS1000  Piano Proficiency Test
  • MUS1301  Music Literature
  • MUS1305  Elementary Music Theory I
  • MUS1105  Sight Singing and Ear Training I
  • MUS1306  Elementary Music Theory II
  • MUS1106  Sight Singing and Ear Training II
  • MUS2000  Seminar
  • MUS2305  Advanced Music Theory
  • MUS2105  Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training I
  • MUS2306  Form, Analysis and Advanced Music Theory
  • MUS2106  Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training II
  • MUS4000  Senior Recital
  • MUS4204  General Conducting
  • 3 hours from music performance group
  • MUS1115  Private Guitar
  • MUS1116  Private Guitar
  • MUS2115  Private Guitar
  • MUS2116  Private Guitar
  • MUS4360  Senior Seminar
  • 3-4 hours from
    • MUS3305  Vocal Pedagogy
    • MUS3307  Piano Pedagogy
    • MUS4320  Elementary Music Methods
    • MUS3208  Marching Band Techniques
    • MUS3209  Concert Band Techniques

C.  Supporting Courses (35 hours)

  • SWK2340  Human Diversity
  • ESP3382  Exceptional Child
  • PSY3302  Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • PSY3303  Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY3310  Psychological Statistics
  • PSY3350  Psychology of Aging
  • 12 hours from major instrument or voice
  • Voice Majors
    • MUS1203  Language Diction I
    • MUS1204  Language Diction II
    • MUS2139  Instrumental Methods for Vocal Majors
  • Instrumental Majors
    • 5 hours from
      • MUS2129  Clarinet and Saxophone
      • MUS2130  High Brass
      • MUS2131  Low Brass
      • MUS2132  Percussion
      • MUS2133  String Methods
      • MUS2134  Flute and Double Reed

D.  Electives (4-9 hours)

E.  Total (123 hours)

Additional requirements for music majors:

  1. Pass the piano proficiency requirement of MUS 1000 by the end of the sophomore year, which would mark the conclusion of four consecutive semesters of piano. The proficiency requirement must be met before students begin their student teaching, which makes it necessary for students to continue to enroll in piano until the proficiency examination is passed. The elements of the proficiency requirement are as follows.
    • Harmonization/improvisation of simple accompaniments to melodies of 8 measures length using at least 3 triads (I, IV & V or V7) in block position and then with an arpeggiated bass pattern.
    • Transposition of the same melody to a key one-half or a whole step away with block chords.
    • Sight-reading of grade II piano music in which both hands are independent of each other.
    • Two memorized pieces of the level of Classical Era sonatinas.
    • One 4-part chorale-style piece played with music.
    • Major and harmonic minor scales and arpeggios, ascending and descending, played in all keys with correct fingerings, one octave hands together, and two octaves, hands separately, with chord progressions of I, IV, I, V, V7, I.

    2.   Pass a written departmental scales and key signatures test with a minimum grade of 70% at the conclusion of each semester of music theory in order to proceed to the next level of the music theory sequence

    3.   Present a performance recital in the major instrument of at least 45 minutes duration prior to student teaching

    4.   Attend and document 10 recitals each semester except while student teaching

    5.   Participate in at least one music area performance ensemble each semester in which the student is registered for 12 or more hours, except during student teaching

    6.   Participate in the MUS 2000 Music Seminar each Friday afternoon until graduation or semester of student teaching. A grade will be given upon the completion of MUS 4360 Senior Seminar.

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • EDU3350  Educational Psychology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV or HIS
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • 3 hours from upper level ENG
  • ENG4313  Studies in Drama
  • UNI2000   University Skills

B.  Major (39 hours)

  • THA1161  Theatre Activities
  • THA1162  Theatre Activities II
  • THA1361  Introduction to Acting
  • THA2161  Stage Makeup
  • THA2302  Principles of Acting
  • THA3301  Principles of Theatrical Scenery
  • THA3304  Principles of Theatrical Lighting
  • THA3305  Principles of Theatrical Costumes
  • THA4301  Stage Directing Methods
  • THA4304  History of Theatre I
  • THA4305  History of Theatre II
  • THA4324  Studies in Shakespeare
  • THA4326  Literature and Film
  • THA4365  Creative Dramatics
  • THA4368  Play Direction

C.  Supporting Courses (27 hours)

  • COM4330  Communication Internship
  • ESS1270  First Aid and CPR
  • MUS1111  Private Voice
  • MUS1112  Private Voice
  • MUS2111  Private Voice
  • MUS2112  Private Voice
  • 3 hours from
    • COM2312  UIL Events
    • ART1305  Fundamentals of Design
  • 6 hours from
    • ART1303   Drawing I
    • ART1304   Drawing II
    • COM1351  Principles of Mass Media
    • DMA2344  Multi-Media Design
    • EDS2310  Foundations of Education
    • EEL2310  Teachers, Schools, and Society/Tutoring
  • 9 hours from
    • ART3302  Painting
    • ART4308  Art Theory and Criticism
    • DMA3332  Multi-Media Design
    • COM3374  Nonverbal Communication
    • ENG3305  Creative Writing

D.  Electives (12 hours)

E.  Total (123 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Education

This degree prepares students for teaching theatre. Involvement in two or more productions each year provides experience in the areas of acting, set design, musical theatre, and technical theatre. A focus on the UIL one act play prepares students for involvement in directing a competition play. Theatre majors are required to audition for the fall and spring productions, and aid in productions, through performance or as part of the crew.

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • EDU3350  Educational Psychology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • GOV2302  Texas State and Local Government
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • 3 hours from upper level ENG
  • ENG4313  Studies in Drama
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (39 hours)

  • THA1161  Theatre Activities
  • THA1162  Theatre Activities II
  • THA1361  Introduction to Acting
  • THA2161  Stage Makeup
  • THA2302  Principles of Acting
  • THA3301  Principles of Theatrical Scenery
  • THA3304  Principles of Theatrical Lighting
  • THA3305  Principles of Theatrical Costumes
  • THA4301  Stage Directing Methods
  • THA4304  History of Theatre I
  • THA4305  History of Theatre II
  • THA4324  Studies in Shakespeare
  • THA4326  Literature and Film
  • THA4365  Creative Dramatics
  • THA4368  Play Direction

C.  Supporting Courses (14 hours)

  • ESS1270  First Aid and CPR
  • 3 hours from COM
  • 3 hours from
    • ART1305  Fundamentals of Design
    • DMA3342  Document Design
  • 6 hours from
    • ART4308  Art Theory and Criticism
    • COM3374  Nonverbal Communication
    • ENG3305  Creative Writing

D.  Pedagogy (27 hours)

  • EDS2320  Instructional Technology
  • EDS4310  Assessment and Evaluation
  • EDS4330  Managing Diverse Classrooms
  • EDS4350  Design and Delivery
  • EDS4360  Seminar in Education
  • EDS4660  Student Teaching
  • EEL2310  Teachers, Schools, and Society
  • REA3340   Reading Writing Connection/Observation

E.  Electives (8 hours)

F.  Total (133 hours)

Minor in Art

(18 hours)

  • ART1303  Drawing I
  • ART1305  Two-Dimensional Design
  • ART3302  Painting I
  • ART4308  Art Theory and Criticism
  • 3 hours from
    • ART2307  Survey of Art History I
    • ART2308  Survey of Art History II
  • 3 hours from
    • ART3306  Art and Children
    • ART3308  Three-Dimensional Design
    • ART4306  Teaching Art to Adolescents

Minor in Communication

(18 hours)

  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • COM2348  Communication Theory
  • COM4345  Rhetorical Analysis
  • COM4374  Persuasive Communication
  • COM4352  Special Topics in Advanced Public Address
  • 3 hours from
    • COM2351  Introduction to Public Address
    • COM3371  Group Communication
    • COM3374  Nonverbal Communication
    • COM4352  Special Topics in Communication and Conflict

Minor in Music

(20 hours)

  • MUS1305  Elementary Music Theory I
  • MUS1306  Elementary Music Theory II
  • MUS3208  Orchestration
  • MUS4204  General Conducting
  • MUS3304  Music History II
  • 3 hours from
    • MUS4311  Secondary Choral Methods
    • MUS4312  Secondary Instrumental Methods
    • MUS3303  Music History I
  • 2 hours from private lessons
  • MUS2000  Recital Seminar
  • Participation in 4 semesters of choir or band, at least 2 for credit

Minor in Spanish

(20 hours)

  • FOL1401  Beginning Spanish I
  • FOL1402  Beginning Spanish II
  • FOL2301  Intermediate Spanish I
  • 9 upper level hours in Spanish

Minor in Theatre

(18 hours)

  • THA4304  History of Theatre I
  • THA4305  History of Theatre II
  • 3 hours from
    • THA4324  Studies in Shakespeare
    • THA4365  Creative Dramatics
  • 3 hours from upper level ENG
  • Participation in at least two university theatrical productions required
  • Select 9 hour Track from
  • Acting Track
    • THA1361  Introduction to Acting
    • THA2302  Principles of Acting
    • THA4301  Stage Directing Methods
  • Technical Track
    • THA3301  Principles of Theatrical Scenery
    • THA3304  Principles of Theatrical Lighting
    • THA3305  Principles of Theatrical Costumes

Education

The School of Education is recognized for preparing educators who are ready for the classroom. Even though theory is at the core, significant time is spent in very practical applications of the current best practices in the classroom. The traditional programs in education have a strong field-based component, allowing pre-service educators a variety of opportunities to work with children in the early childhood, middle school, and/or high school settings. Alternative programs are also available for individuals who have a bachelor's degree and would like to pursue educator certification. The overall design of the program stems from careful review, state and national standards, and the best practices defined in current research and application. Programs comply with the No Child Left Behind Act. Other special features of the program include the following.

  • Collaboration initiatives with local school districts to improve the education of students and the professional development of faculty.
  • Student organizations such as Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society (KDP) to provide for professional growth and the development of team spirit.
  • A media center including a curriculum lab and library to assist students in the preparation of teaching materials.
  • A variety of certification programs to meet specific needs.
  • Individuals seeking certification in early childhood, middle school, or high school setting typically earn the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS) degree. The faculty of the School of Education will serve as advisors and mentors to education majors.

Faculty

  • David Boyer, Ed.D., Associate Dean of the School of Education
  • Sam Ayres, Ed.D.
  • Tonia Boyer, M.Ed.
  • Cathy Box, Ph.D.
  • C. W. Hannel, Ed.D.
  • Jennifer Hardin, Ph.D.
  • Annette Mahan, M.Ed.
  • Gonzalo Ramirez Ed.D.
  • Dana Reeger, M.Ed.
  • Josh Wheeler, M.Ed.

Programs

  • Post-Baccalaureate/Alternative Educator Certification

Educator Certification Program

Title II Report

The Texas Education Agency and the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities accredit the Lubbock Christian University Educator Certification Program. The university holds membership in the Consortium of State Organizations for Teacher Education (CSOTTE), the Texas Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (TACTE), Texas Directors of Field Experiences (TDFE), and the Texas Association of Certification Officers (TACO), and Independent Colleges and Universities in Texas (ICUT).

Certification Programs

The university offers approved certification programs as follows:

  • Early Childhood Education (EC-6) Certification to teach all subject areas in pre-kindergarten through grade 6.
  • Middle School Education-Specialist (Grades 4-8)–Certification to teach grades 4–8 in a particular teaching field. Teaching field options include math, science, reading/language arts, and social studies.
  • Secondary Education (Grades 7-12)—Certification to teacher grades 7-12 in one teaching field. Teaching field options include Mathematics, Chemistry, Life Science, Physical Science, Science, English, History, Social Studies, Business Education, and Technology Applications.
  • All-Level Education (Grades EC-12)--Certification for EC-12th grade art, music, physical education, Spanish, or theater arts.

Certification programs are subject to change by the accrediting agencies. Students should check with their academic department advisor for exact requirements.

Educator Certification Council Policies

The Educator Certification Council is responsible for insuring that educator certification candidates possess the basic skills and qualities necessary to perform the duties of a beginning teacher in a professional and Christ-like manner. The council is comprised of the academic deans, all education faculty and faculty representing the departments offering educator certification. As required by the Texas Education Agency, the council has established admission requirements for all programs of study leading to educator certification. All education program candidates must be admitted into the Educator Certification Program prior to enrollment in the methods block of coursework. The council meets at the end of each long semester. Undergraduate students must submit a completed application portfolio by October 15/March 15 in order to enroll in Methods courses for the following semester.

Criteria for Admission to Educator Certification Program

Basic skill requirements

  • Reading–THEA score of 250 or better
  • Mathematics–THEA score of 230 or better
  • Writing–THEA score of 230 or better
  • Oral Communication–grade of C or better in COM 2340, ENG 1301 and ENG 1302
  • Critical Thinking–completion UNI 2000
  • Successful completion of 60 hours
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale
  • Successful completion of 12 hours in academic specialization with minimum GPA of 2.75. University Core courses do not count toward the required 12 hours.
  • Recommendation from one faculty member in the School of Education to be obtained by the Director of Certification
  • Grade of B or better in REA 3340 for EC-6 candidates
  • Submission of an application portfolio containing the following items.
    • Recent photograph
    • Unofficial copies of all university transcripts
    • Documentation of THEA scores
    • Recommendations from two faculty members from outside of the School of Education who are familiar with the student’s academic achievement and potential as an educator. One of these recommendations must come from a faculty member in the academic specialization area.
    • Completed Self-Evaluation Form

The Educator Certification Council will not consider undergraduate students for admission without documented THEA scores. Admission to Educator Certification Program is based on the following criteria for Post Baccalaureate, Alternative Certification, and Masters candidates.

  • Meet all qualifications for admission into the program.
  • Complete an application packet available from the Director of Certification.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in certification program hours.

Criminal Record Implications

Pursuant to the Texas Education Code, 22.083, candidates may be required to submit to a criminal history check prior to participation in activities that occur in a field-based setting. Students should be aware that licensing by the State of Texas may be influenced by a criminal history report. The university does not ensure licensing by the State of Texas. Students may contact the State for further information.

Educator Qualities

Educator candidates are to demonstrate the teaching qualities outlined in the Educator Certification Program Mission Statement or demonstrate a potential for positive development of these qualities. The Educator Certification Council will evaluate these qualities through an analysis of the faculty recommendations and the student self-evaluation that are included in the application portfolio. Interviews may be scheduled in the event of a question concerning the applicant portfolio. Educator qualities include the following.

  • View teaching as a mission and ministry
  • Have a desire to help others
  • Have a commitment to the welfare of children
  • Possess high moral and ethical standards
  • Demonstrate openness to new ideas
  • Possess effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate emotional and physical health
  • Demonstrate creative problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Demonstrate strong academic background

Review of Application Portfolios

The School of Education will present the completed application portfolio of eligible students to the Educator Certification Council for review. The council will review the application portfolio and vote to:

  • Admit the student unconditionally to the Educator Certification Program as an educator candidate;
  • Admit the student conditionally. Conditional admittance may be given to students who will meet the full requirements before the next long semester begins. Conditional admission will allow students to take PPR Core courses with the understanding that admission requirements must be met to achieve unconditional admission and to take additional PPR Core courses; or
  • Deny Admission

Candidacy is no guarantee of recommendation for student teaching or educator certification. Educator candidates must continue to demonstrate the appropriate progress toward the proficiencies and the qualities of a pre-service teacher. If admission is denied, a student must contact the Director of Certification to reactivate their application folder for the next council meeting if they wish to re-apply. If the council denies admission to a student that has met the basic academic criteria, a process for appeal is available from the Associate Dean of the School of Education.

Student Teaching Admission Procedures and Criteria

Educator candidates must submit an application for student teaching to the Coordinator of Field Placement by October 15/March 15 to enroll in student teaching for the following semester. Admission to student teaching is based on the following criteria for undergraduate candidates:

  • Successful completion of 110 hours applicable to the academic plan
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.75
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 and a grade of C or above in each of the following categories (1) academic specialization, and (2) major. If a grade of C is not achieved, the student must retake the course and earn a grade of at least a C.
  • Recommendations from the professional educators who supervised the pre-student teaching field experience
  • Freedom from physical, speech, hearing, or emotional handicaps that are detrimental to teaching
  • Successful completion of TExEX content examination in the certification field for secondary and all-level candidates

For Post Baccalaureate, Alternative Certification, and Master’s candidates, admission to student teaching is based on the following criteria.

  • Must meet qualifications for admission into the program
  • Complete an application packet available from the Office Field Coordinator
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in certification program hours
  • Successful completion of the TExES content examination

The council will review all applications and vote to either admit or deny admission to student teaching. If the council denies admission to an educator candidate who has met the basic academic criteria, a process for appeal is available.

Standards for Student Teaching

A grade of B or better in student teaching is required to receive a recommendation for an educator certificate.

Criteria for Educator Certification

Criteria for educator certification are as follows.

  • Successful completion of student teaching, with a grade of B or better.
  • Maintain acceptable program status as described in Student Teaching Admission and Criteria.

Post-Baccalaureate and Master's Degree candidates GPA requirements.

  • A GPA of 3.0 in certification program hours.
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with sufficient academic and professional development course credit hours to meet the state requirements for an educator certificate.
  • Demonstration of high moral and ethical character.
  • Satisfactory level of performance on the required certification exams.

Approval is based on the following criteria.

  • Educator candidates are eligible to take content exams prior to admission to the program and pedagogy exams upon recommendation of the Director of Certification.
  • No previous felony or misdemeanor convictions. In compliance with 19 TAC 141.5, a computer background check will be made by the State Board for Educator Certification with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Candidates may contact the office of the Director of Certification during the student teaching semester for state certification procedures. When the candidate has met all requirements and submitted all fees, the School of Education will recommend the candidate for certification to the Texas Education Agency. The administrative functions for the certification process are now conducted by the Educator Certification and Standards Division at the Texas Education Agency.

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Childhood Education

Requirements to be certified to teach age 4/Pre-K through 6th grade (EC6 Generalist).

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320 Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305 Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310 Christian Life
  • COM2340 Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301 Composition Studies
  • ENG1302 Composition and Literature
  • EDU3350 Educational Psychology
  • GOV2302 Texas State and Local Government
  • ESS1200 Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170 University Seminar
  • MAT1311 College Algebra
  • 3 hours from
    • HIS2301 History of the United States I
    • HIS2302 History of the United States II
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • HIS2350 Texas History
  • ENG 2301 Masterpieces of Literature
  • UNI2000 University Skills

B.  Academic Specialization Core (36-38 hours)

  • BIO1303 Integrated Science I
  • BIO1304 Integrated Science II
  • EEL2307 Conceptual Development of Math for Elementary Teachers I
  • EEL2308 Conceptual Development of Math for Elementary Teachers II
  • EEL3320 Early Childhood Education
  • GEG2300 Regional Geography of the World
  • ENG3300 Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • EEL3306 Integrated Social Studies
  • REA 3330 Literacy and the Young Child
  • REA3340 Reading Writing Connection
  • ESS1270 First Aid and CPR
  • 4-6 hours from
    • ART3306 Art and Children or ART 2305 Exploration of Media
    • ESS2142 Theory and Practice IV
    • MUS4320 Music Processes

C.  Major (43 hours)

  • EEL2310 Teachers, Schools, and Society/Tutoring
  • EEL2320 Instructional Technology
  • ESP3382 The Exceptional Child/Observation
  • ESL3372 Teaching Multicultural/Multilingual Student
  • ESL3382 1st and 1nd Language Acquisition

Methods Block

  • EEL4160 Teaching Certification I
  • EEL4301 Social Studies Methods/Practicum
  • EEL4302 Mathematics/Science Methods
  • EEL4320 Assessment and Evaluation in the Elementary School
  • REA4350 Practical Applications to Reading
  • REA4360 Reading across the Curriculum/Practicum

Student Teaching Block

  • EEL4170 Teaching Certification II
  • EEL 4210 Classroom Management and Organization
  • EEL 4340 The Elementary School
  • EEL 4660 Student Teaching in the Elem/Mid School/Seminar

Notes:  Grade of C or higher is required for each academic specialization and major course except for REA 3340, where a grade of B or higher is required. To register for the Methods Block students must meet each requirement for unconditional acceptance into the Educator Certification Program

E.  Electives (3 hours)

F.  Total (127-129 hours)

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Middle School Education

Requirements to be certified as a specialist in grades 4 through 8.

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB 1320 Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB 3305 Christian Heritage
  • BIB 3310 Christian Life
  • COM 2340 Communication for the Professional
  • ENG 1301 Composition Studies
  • ENG 1302 Composition and Literature
  • EDU 3350 Educational Psychology
  • GOV 2302 Texas State and Local Government
  • ESS 1200 Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI 1170 University Seminar
  • MAT 1311 College Algebra
  • 3 hours from
    • HIS 2301 History of the United States I
    • HIS 2302 History of the United States II
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • AFA 2350 Introduction to Fine Arts
  • ENG 3308 Technical Writing
  • UNI 2000 University Skills

B.  Academic Specialization (33-36 hours)

  • EDS 3340 Middle School Education
  • ENG 3300 Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • 3 hours from
    • EEL 4301 Social Studies Methods Practicum
    • EEL 4302 Math and Science Methods
  • 24-27 hours in one of the following areas
    • Math-MAT 1310, 1312, 1313, 1402, 3302, 3303, 3305, 4350 (25)
    • Science-BIO 1303, 1003, 1304, 1004, 1305, 4303; CHE 1305, 1105, 3310; NRC 3323, 3023; PHY 1303, 1103 (26)
    • Language Arts-ENG 3300, 3302, 3317; 3 upper level American Literature; 3 hours upper level British Literature; 3 hours upper level ENG; REA 3340, 4360 (24)
    • Social Studies-ECO 2301; GEG 2300, 3342; HIS 2301 or HIS 2302, whichever was not taken in the core, HIS 2350; 3 hours of World History; 3 hours upper level History; 3 hours upper level American History; GOV 2301 (27). HIS 3325 is recommended elective.

C.  Major (36 hours)

  • EDS 2310 Foundations of Education
  • EDS 2320 Instructional Technology
  • ESP 3382 The Exceptional Child
  • ESL 3372 Teaching Multicultural/Multilingual Students
  • ESL 3382 First and Second Language Acquisition

Methods Block Except for Mathematics and All-Level Specialization

  • EDS 4330 Managing Diverse Classrooms
  • EDS 4340 Reading, Writing, and Thinking in Secondary and Middle Schools
  • EDS 4350 Design and Delivery

Methods Block for Mathematics and All-Level Specializations

  • EDS 4330 Managing Diverse Classroom
  • REA 3340 The Reading Connection
  • EDS 4350 Design and Delivery

Student Teaching Block

  • EDS 4310 Assessment and Evaluation 
  • EDS 4360 Seminar in Education
  • EDS 4660 Student Teaching

Notes:  Grade of C or higher is required for each academic specialization and major course. To register for the Methods Block students must meet each requirement for unconditional acceptance into the Educator Certification Program.

D.  Electives (9-12 hours)

E.  Total (126 hours)

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Secondary Education

Requirements to be certified to teach grade 7 through 12.

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB 1310 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB 1320 Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB 3305 Christian Heritage
  • BIB 3310 Christian Life
  • COM 2340 Communication for the Professional
  • ENG 1301 Composition Studies
  • ENG 1302 Composition and Literature
  • EDU 3350 Educational Psychology
  • GOV 2302 Texas State and Local Government
  • ESS 1200 Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI 1170 University Seminar
  • MAT 1311 College Algebra
  • 3 hours from
    • HIS 2301 History of the United States I
    • HIS 2302 History of the United States II
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • AFA 2350 Introduction to Fine Arts
  • ENG 3308 Technical Writing
  • UNI 2000 University Skills

B.  Academic Specialization (48-51 hours)

Candidates must select either the composite or specialization route to complete this degree. The composite route consists of 48-51 hours in the chosen field listed below under composite teaching fields. The specialization route consists of 48 hours; 30 hours in one specialization content area and an additional 18 hours in a selected area of emphasis. The specialization route should culminate with certification in the area of specialization and the opportunity to add certification in the emphasis area after graduation.

Composite Teaching Field Route-select one of the following two composite teaching fields.

  • Science-BIO 1305, 1405, 1406, 3300, 3303, 4303; CHE 1307, 1107, 1308, 1108, 3310; NRC 3323, 3023; PHY 1303, 1103, 1304, 1104, and from Texas Tech, take GEOL 1303, 1101, 1304, and 1102 (50).
  • Social Studies-HIS 1315, 1316, 2350, 3323; 9 hours from HIS 3313, 3315, 3325 recommended, 4302, 4313, 4314; 3 hours from HIS 4325 or 4326; 6 hours from HIS 3310, 3320, 3330; ECO 2301; GEG 2300 and 3342; GOV 2301, 2302, and 3 hours from GOV 3323, 3331, or 3341 (48).

Specialization Teaching Field Route-select one 30 hour area of specialization and one 18 hour emphasis area.

  • Business Education-ACC 2301; BUA 1300, 3305, 3310, 4301; ECO 2301; FIN 2301, IST 2300, 3300; MGT 3300.
  • Chemistry-CHE 1307, 1107, 1308, 1108, 3301, 3101, 3302, 3102, 3310, 4311, 4312 and 6 hours from science list.
  • English-ENG 3302, 3317, 6 hours from 3311, 3313, or 3322; 6 hours from 4315, 4316, 4323, or 4324, 12 hours upper level ENG.
  • History-HIS 1315, 1316, 2350, 3323, and 3325; 4313 or 4314; 4325 or 4326; 3 hours from 3310, 3320, 3330;  3 hours from 3313, 3315, 4302, 4352; 3 hours from ECO, GEG, GOV or HIS.
  • Life Science-BIO 1405, 1005, 1406, 1006, 3300, 3303, 3003, 3304, 3004, 3305, 3005, 3323, 4102; CHE 3210 recommended; NRC 3323, 3023; 4-6 hours from science list.
  • Math-MAT 1310, 1312, 1313, 1402, 1403, 3302, 3303, 3305, 3350, 4350
  • Physical Science-CHE 1307, 1107, 1308, 1108, 3301, 3101, 3302, 3102, 3210; PHY 1303, 1103, 1304, 1104 and 4 hours selected from science list.
  • Technology Applications-IST 2300, 3332, 3351; DMA 2343, 2344, 3310, 3332, 3342; 6 hours from IST or DMA.

Emphasis-The emphasis may be selected from one of the specialization areas or additional options including EC-12: Art, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, and Theater. Please see content advisor and refer to the major courses listed in the appropriate section of this catalog.

C.  Major (36 hours)

  • EDS2310  Foundations of Education
  • EDS2320  Instructional Technology
  • ESP3382  The Exceptional Child
  • ESL3372  Teaching Multicultural/Multilingual Student
  • ESL3382  First and Second Language Acquisition

Methods Block Except for Mathematics and All-Level Specializations

  • EDS4330  Managing Diverse Classrooms
  • EDS4340  Reading, Writing, and Thinking in Secondary and Middle Schools
  • EDS4350  Design and Delivery

Methods Block for Mathematics or All-Level Specializations

  • EDS4330  Managing Diverse Classrooms
  • REA3340  The Reading Writing Connection
  • EDS4350  Design and Delivery

Student Teaching Block

  • EDS4310  Assessment and Evaluation 
  • EDS4360  Seminar in Education
  • EDS4660  Student Teaching

Notes:  Grade of C or higher is required for each academic specialization and major course. To register for the Methods Block students must meet each requirement for unconditional acceptance into the Educator Certification Program.

D.  Electives (3 hours)

E.  Total (132-135 hours)

Post-Baccalaureate/Alternative Educator Certification Programs for Initial Certification

Individuals who possess at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and who meet specific qualifications may be admitted into a special certification program. The specifics of the post baccalaureate/alternative certification programs are outlined below.

Post-Baccalaureate Certification for Early Childhood Education

Admission Requirements

  • An overall grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 system at the baccalaureate level.
  • Demonstration of skill in computing and technology through either successful completion of course work or proficiency review.
  • Demonstration of speech competency with emphasis on oral proficiency in the English language through successful completion of course work.
  • Successful completion of the following courses with a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Post-Baccalaureate Certification for Middle School, Secondary and All-Level Certification

Admission Requirements

  • Earned Bachelor degree with acceptable course work in an area of certification.
  • Acceptable score on all parts of the THEA or GRE. The score must be no more than 5 years old. The GRE is required for those pursuing a graduate degree.
  • 2.75 Cumulative GPA or 3.0 in last 60 hours.
  • 24 approved hours in proposed teaching field with 15 advanced or 36 approved hours in a proposed composite or all-level field with 21 advanced.
  • 3.0 GPA in proposed teaching field.
  • Students may take up to six hours of education courses before being admitted. No other education courses can be taken until the student is fully admitted.
  • Students that do not achieve an acceptable score on the appropriate content TExES certification exam will not be admitted to the program until they complete a certification deficiency plan consisting of undergraduate coursework in the proposed teaching field.
  • Meet admission requirements.
  • Successful completion, with a GPA of at least 2.75, in the following education courses.

Post-Baccalaureate Early Childhood Education Course Requirements

15-18 hours from the following to be decided by post-baccalaureate advisor

  • EEL 2310  Teachers, Schools, and Society/Tutoring
  • EDU 3350  Educational Psychology
  • BIO 1303  Integrated Science I or BIO 1304 Integrated Science II
  • EEL 2307  Conceptual Development of Math for Elementary Teachers I
  • EEL 2320  Instructional Technology
  • EEL 3320  Early Childhood Education
  • ENG 3300  Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • REA 3330  Literacy and the Young Child
  • REA 3340  The Reading Writing Connection/Observation

Methods Block

  • EEL 4160  Teaching Certification I
  • EEL 4301  Social Studies Methods/Practicum
  • EEL 4302  Mathematics/Science Methods
  • EEL 4320  Assessment and Evaluation
  • REA 4350  Practical Applications to Reading
  • REA 4360  Reading across the Curriculum/Practicum

Student Teaching Block

  • EEL 4170  Teaching Certification II
  • EEL4210  Classroom Management and Organization
  • EEL 4340  The Elementary/Middle School
  • EEL 4660  Student Teaching in Elementary/Middle School Seminar

Notes: Grade of C or higher is required for each academic specialization and education course except for REA 3340, where a grade of B or higher is required. To register for the Methods Block students must meet each requirement for unconditional acceptance into the Educator Certification Program.

Post-Baccalaureate Middle School, Secondary and All-Level Certification Course Requirements

  • 3 hours from
    • EDS 2310 Foundations in Education
    • EEL 2310 Teachers, Schools, and Society
  • 3 hours from
    • EDS 2320 Instructional Technology
    • EDU 5303 Desktop Technology

Methods Block

  • EDS 4330 Managing Diverse Classroom
  • EDS 4350 Design and Delivery
  • 3 hours from
    • EDS 4340 Reading, Writing, and Thinking in Secondary and Middle Schools
    • REA 3340 The Reading Writing Connection/Observations
    • EDU 5329 Content Area Reading

Student Teaching Block

  • EDS 4310 Assessment and Evaluation
  • EDS 4360 Seminar in Education
  • EDS 4660 Student Teaching

Students in this program may be eligible to complete a portion of these requirements through an internship. Consult your academic advisor for more information.

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree with Educator Certification in Middle or Secondary School

Students seeking to earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree and educator certification must complete the following:

  • Meet the requirements of the BA or BS degree
  • Meet the requirements of the Educator Certification Program
  • Successfully complete a secondary, middle school, or all-level area of specialization
  • Successfully complete the education coursework consisting of:
  • 3 hours from
    • EDS 2310 Foundations in Education
    • EEL 2310 Teachers, Schools, and Society
  • 3 hours from
    • EDS 4340 Reading, Writing, and Thinking in Secondary and Middle Schools
    • REA 3340 The Reading Writing Connection/Observations
    • EDS 2320 Instructional Technology

Methods Block

  • EDS 4330 Managing Diverse Classrooms
  • EDS 4350 Design and Delivery

Student Teaching Block

  • EDS 4310 Assessment and Evaluation
  • EDS 4360 Seminar in Education
  • EDS 4660 Student Teaching, a grade of B or above is required

Notes: Grade of C or higher is required for each education course. To register for the methods block students must meet each requirement for unconditional acceptance into the educator certification program. Prior to enrolling in the student teaching block, students must pass the appropriate TExES exam for their specialization. Students in this program may be eligible to complete a portion of these requirements through an internship. Consult your academic advisor for more information.

Minor in Early Childhood Education

Completion of minor in early childhood education does not include coursework necessary for teacher certification.

(18 hours)

  • EDU3350 Educational Psychology
  • EEL 3320 Early Childhood Education
  • REA 3330 Literacy and the Young Child
  • 3 hours from
    • ESL 3372 Teaching the Multicultural/Multilingual Student
    • ESP 3382 The Exceptional Child
  • 6 hours from
    • ART 3306 Art and Children
    • EEL 2320 Instructional Technology or IST 2300 Microcomputer Applications
    • ENG 3300 Literature for Children and the Young Adult

Exercise and Sport Sciences

Exercise and Sport Science is an intellectual and physical discipline that prepares students for a deeper understanding of physical activity, specifically, exercise and sport. The discipline derives its knowledge base from experiencing physical activity, studying the theoretical bases of physical activity, and experiencing professional practice centered in physical activity.

Faculty

  • Kim McCullough, M.S., Chair
  • Laurel Littlefield, Ph.D.
  • Darrell Price, M.Ed.
  • Toby Rogers, Ph.D.

Programs

  • Athletic Training/Fast Track
  • Athletic Training Licensure
  • Minor in Exercise and Sport Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

Students successfully completing degrees in exercise science with emphasis in exercise and health promotion will be prepared for employment opportunities in fitness or clinical settings working with healthy, diseased, or injured populations. With the appropriate emphasis, prerequisite requirements can be met allowing students to apply for specialized programs in allied health, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, and physician assistant.  Likewise, students pursuing an emphasis in sport and exercise psychology can meet prerequisite requirements for a master's in counseling. The outdoor adventure and resource management emphasis prepares students for careers working with federal natural resource agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service, as well as private outdoor adventure entities.

A.  University Core (46 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • BIO2401  Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • 6 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (30 hours)

  • ESS1  hour activity course
  • ESS1201  Introduction to Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • ESS2310  Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • ESS2314  Human Movement
  • ESS3321  Management of Sport
  • ESS3340  Motor Learning and Control
  • ESS3341  Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise Physiology
  • ESS3371  Physiology of Exercise
  • ESS4301  Biomechanics
  • ESS4380  Senior Research
  • ESS4382  Life Span Motor Development

C.  Emphasis (36-48 hours)                                                                   

Exercise and Health Promotion Emphasis (36 hours)

  • BIO2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • ESS4322  Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • ESS4350  Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • 21-24 hours (3-4 hours upper level) from BIO, CHE, EDS, EEL, ESS, HSC, PHY, PSY, or SOC
  • 2-5 hours from
    • ESS4230  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS4330  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS4430  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences

Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis (46-48 hours)

  • BIO1405 Majors Biology I
  • BIO1406 Majors Biology II
  • BIO2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • 3-4 upper level hours from BIO
  • CHE1307  General Chemistry I
  • CHE1107  General Chemistry I Lab
  • CHE1308  General Chemistry II
  • CHE1108  General Chemistry II Lab
  • PHY1303  General Physics I
  • PHY1103  General Physics I Lab
  • PHY1304  General Physics II
  • PHY1104  General Physics II Lab
  • PSY2310  Lifespan Human Development
  • 3 hours from
    • MAT3303  Probability and Statistics
    • PSY3310  Psychological Statistics
  • ESS4361  Exercise Testing and Prescription I
  • ESS4362  Exercise Testing and Prescription II
  • 3-4 hours from
    • ESS4330  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS4430  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences

Pre-Occupational Therapy Emphasis (37-38 hours)

  • BIO1405  Majors Biology I
  • BIO1406  Majors Biology II
  • BIO2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • PSY2310  Lifespan Human Development
  • PSY3303  Abnormal Psychology
  • 3 hours from
    • MAT3303  Probability and Statistics
    • PSY3310 Psychological Statistics
  • ESS4361  Exercise Testing and Prescription I
  • ESS4362  Exercise Testing and Prescription II
  • 4 hours from
    • CHE1305  Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHE1105  Inorganic Chemistry Lab
    • CHE1307  General Chemistry I
    • CHE1107  General Chemistry I Lab
  • 3-4 hours from
    • ESS4330  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS4430  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences

Athletic Training Emphasis (37-38 hours)

  • BIO1405  Majors Biology I
  • BIO1406  Majors Biology II
  • BIO2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • PHY1303  General Physics I
  • PHY1103  General Physics I Lab
  • ESS1270  First Aid and CPR
  • ESS3301  Advanced Care of Athletic Injuries
  • ESS4302  Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Modalities
  • ESS4322  Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • ESS4361  Exercise Testing and Prescription I
  • 3 hours from
    • MAT3303  Probability and Statistics
    • PSY3310  Psychological Statistics
  • 3-4 hours from
    • ESS4330  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS4362  Exercise Testing and Prescription II
    • ESS4430  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • 4 hours from
    • CHE1305  Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHE1105  Inorganic Chemistry Lab
    • CHE1307  General Chemistry I
    • CHE1107  General Chemistry I Lab

Outdoor Adventure and Resource Management Emphasis (42-43 hours)

  • AEC3312 Natural Resources Economics
  • AGR1304 Principles of Plant and Soil Sciences
  • BIO2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • ESS1270 First Aid and CPR
  • ESS2312 Team, Individual, and Outdoor Educational Activities
  • ESS3365  Outdoor Education Programs
  • IST3323  Geographic Information Systems
  • NRC1300  Introduction to Wildlife Management
  • NRC2300  Environmental Systems
  • NRC2301  Natural Resources and Agriculture
  • NRC3322  Natural Resources Policy, Regulation, and Compliance
  • NRC3323  General Ecology
  • NRC3325  Aquatic Ecology and Conservation
  • 3-4 hours from
    • ESS4330  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS4430  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences

Sport and Exercise Psychology Emphasis (40-41 hours)

  • BIO2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • ESS3324  Sport in Society
  • ESS3335  Exercise Psychology
  • ESS3356  Sport Psychology
  • PSY2310  Life Span Human Development
  • PSY3303  Abnormal Psychology
  • 6 upper level from PSY
  • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 9 hours from PSY, SOC, or HSC
  • 3-4 hours from
    • ESS4330  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS4430  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences

D.  Electives (2-12 hours)

  • Exercise and Health Promotion (12 hours)
  • Pre-Physical Therapy (2-4 hours)
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy (9-10 hours)
  • Athletic Training (6-7 hours)
  • Outdoor Adventure and Resource Management (5-6 hours)
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology (6-7 hours)

E.  Total (123-126 hours)

Athletic Training Emphasis Fast Track

The university has an affiliation with the Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Allied Health that provides outstanding athletic training students an opportunity to complete a bachelors and a master’ degree in five years. Upon completion of the 106 semester hour program of study, students apply for admission to the TTUHSC Master of Athletic Training Program. Students admitted to the graduate program may transfer the necessary elective hours back to the university to fulfill the Bachelor of Science Degree. Students successfully completing both programs would be eligible to sit for the examination for state licensure and the examination for national certification as an athletic trainer. Specific requirements for Athletic Training Emphasis/Fast-Track are as follows. The university core and departmental core remain unchanged from the Exercise Science degree.

B.  Major (23 hours)

  • ESS1201  Introduction to Exercise Science and Sport Sciences
  • ESS2310  Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • ESS2314  Human Movement
  • ESS3340  Motor Learning and Control
  • ESS3341  Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise Physiology
  • ESS3371  Physiology of Exercise
  • ESS4301  Biomechanics
  • ESS4382  Life Span Motor Development

C.  Emphasis (37-38 hours)

  • BIO1405  Majors Biology I
  • BIO1406  Majors Biology II
  • BIO2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • PHY1303  General Physics I
  • PHY1103  General Physics I Lab
  • ESS1270  First Aid and CPR
  • ESS3301  Advanced Care of Athletic Injuries
  • ESS4302  Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Modalities
  • ESS4322  Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • ESS4361  Exercise Testing and Prescription I
  • 3-4 hours from
    • ESS4330  Internship in Exercise and Sport Science
    • ESS4362  Exercise Testing and Prescription II
    • ESS4430  Internship in Exercise and Sport Science
  • 4 hours from
    • CHE1305 Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHE1105 Inorganic Chemistry Lab
    • CHE1307 General Chemistry I
    • CHE1107 General Chemistry I Lab

D.  Electives (16-17 hours taken at Texas Tech)

E.  Total (123 hours)

Athletic Training Licensure

The athletic trainer program meets the requirements of the Texas Department of Health for state licensure. Admission to the program is based on the following criteria.

  • Submission of an application, high school and college academic records, a resume, and 2 letters of recommendation
  • Vacancies in current staff
  • Previous athletic training experience is preferred
  • Completion of an interview with athletic training faculty/staff
  • Students of the university seeking eligibility for the athletic training license issued by the Texas Department of Health must meet the following requirements
  • Earned baccalaureate degree
  • Successful completion of BIO 2401, BIO 2402, ESS 1200, ESS 1270, ESS 2310, ESS 2314, ESS 3301, ESS 3371 and ESS 4302
  • Successful completion of an apprenticeship program directed by the Lubbock Christian University licensed athletic trainer, which consists of 1800 clock hours conducted during a minimum of 5 fall and/or spring semesters
  • Current certification in standard first aid and adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Successful completion of the Texas Athletic Trainer Written Examination and the Texas Athletic Trainer Practical Examination

Students completing this program will be certified only in the state of Texas. Students interested in national certification should refer to the Exercise Science section of this catalog.

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education

Students successfully completing degrees in Physical Education will be eligible to take the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) in All-level Physical Education and in All-level Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility. Students must meet requirements of the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, the Educator Certification Program and the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

A.  University Core (46 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
    • EDU3350  Educational Psychology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • BIO2401  Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • 6 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (34 hours)

  • ESS1201  Introduction to Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • ESS2310  Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • ESS2312  Team, Individual, and Outdoor Educational Activities
  • ESS2314  Human Movement
  • ESS3321  Management of Sport
  • ESS3332  Foundations of Secondary Physical Education
  • ESS3340  Motor Learning and Control
  • ESS3371  Physiology of Exercise
  • ESS4230  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • ESS4300  Foundations of Elementary Physical Education
  • ESS4380  Senior Research
  • ESS4382  Life Span Motor Development

C.  Supporting Courses (19 hours)

  • BIO2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • 3 hours from
    • EDS2310  Foundations of Education
    • EEL2310  Teachers, Schools, Society/Tutors
  • 12 hours from an advisor approved secondary academic specialization or ESS

D.  Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (24 hours)

  • EDS2320  Instructional Technology
  • EDS4310  Assessment and Evaluation
  • EDS4330  Managing Diverse Classrooms
  • EDS4350  Design and Delivery
  • EDS4360  Senior Seminar
  • EDS4660  Student Teaching
  • REA3340  The Reading Writing Connection/Observation

E.  Electives (3 hours)

F.  Total (126 hours) 

Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

Students successfully completing degrees in sport management will be prepared for a variety of employment opportunities in the financial, business, and marketing side of athletics and fitness including promotion, advertising, merchandising, and distribution.

A.  University Core (46 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • BIO2401  Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • 6 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (34-36 hours)

  • ESS1 hour Activity Courses
  • ESS1201  Introduction to Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • ESS2312  Team, Individual, and Outdoor Educational Activities
  • ESS2314  Human Movement
  • ESS3321  Management of Sport
  • ESS3340  Motor Learning and Control
  • ESS3341  Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise Physiology
  • ESS3371  Physiology of Exercise
  • ESS4230  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • ESS4380  Senior Research
  • ESS4382  Life Span Motor Development
  • 2-3 hours from
    • ESS1270  First Aid and CPR
    • ESS2310  Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • 3-4 hours from
    • ESS4301  Biomechanics
    • ESS4330  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS4350  Principles of Strength and Conditioning
    • ESS4430  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences

C.  Supporting Courses (31 hours)

  • ACC2301  Principles of Accounting I
  • BIO2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BUA3305  Principles of Marketing
  • ECO2301  Macroeconomics
  • IST2300  Microcomputer Applications
  • MGT3300  Principles of Management
  • 3 hours from
    • COM2351  Introduction to Public Relations
    • COM3354  Advertising
  • 9 hours, 3 upper level from ACC, BUA, COM, DMA, FIN, IST, or MGT

D.  Electives (10-12 hours)

E.  Total (123 hours)

Minor in Exercise and Sport Sciences

20 hours

  • ESS1270  First Aid and CPR
  • ESS2310  Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • ESS3340  Motor Learning and Control
  • ESS3371  Physiology of Exercise or ESS 4382 Life Span Motor Development
  • ESS4350  Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • 6 hours from
    • ESS2314  Human Movement
    • ESS3321  Management of Sport
    • ESS3335  Exercise Psychology or ESS 3356 Sport Psychology
    • ESS3371  Exercise Physiology
    • ESS4322  Sport and Exercise Nutrition
    • ESS4382  Life Span Motor Development

Honors Program

The University Honors Program provides students of high academic ability in all majors an opportunity to enhance their college educational experience with challenging and provocative courses as well as opportunities for cultural enrichment, semester internships, and study abroad programs. Honors faculty, the honors director, the provost, and the honors student representatives comprise the Honors Advisory Council, which makes policy and offers guidance to the program. Elected students comprise the Student Honors Advisory Council, which plans and executes extracurricular activities, including luncheons, service projects, and cultural events.

Benefits

  • Additional honors academic scholarships
  • Intellectually challenging interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Small classes with the honors professors
  • Distinctive transcript and diploma designation as Honors Scholar
  • Research presentation and publishing opportunities
  • Participation in local, regional, and national conferences
  • Priority access to study abroad opportunities
  • Priority placement in prestigious semester internship programs
  • Eligibility for prominent graduate studies fellowships
  • Enhanced opportunities for graduate and professional school

Affiliations

  • National Collegiate Honors Council
  • Great Plains Honors Council
  • The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

Faculty

  • Stacy Patty, Ph.D., Director
  • Amanda Boston, Ph.D.
  • Tim Byars, J.D.
  • Carole Carroll, Ph.D.
  • Russell Dabbs, Ph.D.
  • Kregg Fehr, Ph.D.
  • Shawn Hughes, M.S.
  • Kenneth Hawley, Ph.D.
  • Byron Rogers, Ph.D.
  • Mark Sneed, Ph.D.

Admission Requirements

Applications for the honors program must complete the online honors program application. Acceptance in the honors program is based on the following criteria:

First-Time Freshmen:

  • ACT composite score of 27 or higher or SAT total score of 1210 or higher on the critical reading and quantitative sections.

Transfer Students:

  • ACT composite score of 27 or higher or SAT total score of 1210 or higher on the critical reading and quantitative sections, and an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher; or
  • Completion of 12-15 honors hours from a two-year college honors program with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Current Students

  • ACT composite score of 25 or higher or SAT total score of 1150 or higher on the critical reading and quantitative sections; and
  • Written recommendation of a faculty member to the honors director.

Honors applicants who meet these criteria are offered admission into the honors program and an honors scholarship. Scholarship award amounts are determined after a review of the honors application package.

Honors Curriculum

Honors students enter the University Honors Program, which is open to students of any major. The program consists of 30 hours of required honors credit.

Honors Curriculum (44 hours)

  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • HON3301  Vocation and Life
  • HON3304  Old Testament Seminar
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • HON3340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • 3 hours from
    • HON1302  Writing About Literature
    • HON2301  Literature and Life
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY
    • SOC
  • 3 hours from
    • HON2306  History of the US II
    • HON3352  History of Science/Technology/Environmentalism
  • 3 hours from
    • HON2310  Macroeconomics
    • HON3352  National Government
    • HON3352  Geography and Humanity
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from
    • CHE1307H  General Chemistry
    • HON2352  Engaging Contemporary Science
  • HON3354  Philosophy Seminar
  • 3 hours from
    • HON4354  History of the United States I
    • HONUD  Contract Course in Major
  • 3 hours from
    • HON4380  Senior Research
    • HONUD  Capstone Research in Major
  • 3 hours from AFA, ART, Fine Arts History, ENG, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI2000  University Skills

Advanced Credit for Honors Courses

Students who enter the honors program will receive advanced standing credit as follows.

  • English 1301. Automatic credit if students have earned at least a 28 on the English portion of the ACT or 670 on the critical reading portion of the SAT.
  • English 1302. Contingent credit is given if students have earned at least 28 on the English portion of the ACT or 670 on the SAT Critical Reading test, or have earned credit for ENG 1301 by taking it prior to admission to the university, or by passing the ENG 1301 CLEP test. Students who pass the honors core English course, HON 2301, with a grade of B or better will receive credit for English 1302 as well. Students who do not earn a B or better in HON 2301 must enroll in ENG 1302 in a subsequent semester.
  • English 1301 and 1302. Credit is given for a pass rate of 80% or better on the Freshman College Composition CLEP exam. Students who do not have at least a 28 on the English portion of the ACT have the option to take these examinations.
  • Math 1311. Automatic credit if students have earned at least a 28 on the math portion of the ACT or 670 on the Math portion of the SAT.

Transfer Policy

Only courses that are accepted as honors credit will apply toward the 30 hour honors course requirement. Students with 60 or more hours of credit must complete a minimum of 15 hours of honors courses offered at the university.

Humanities

Faculty

  • Ronna Privett, Ph.D., Chair
  • Shenai Alonge, M.A.
  • Jana Anderson, M.A.
  • Susan Blassingame, Ph.D.
  • Matt Byars, Ph.D.
  • Tim Byars, J.D.
  • Carole Carroll, Ph.D.
  • Kregg Fehr, Ph.D.
  • Kenneth Hawley, Ph.D.
  • Keith Owen, Ph.D.
  • Michael Whitley, Ph.D.

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • HIS2301  History of the United States I
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • UNI2000  University Skills
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from
    • GOV2301  National Government
    • GOV2302  Texas State and Local Government
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • 3 hours from AFA 2350 or History of ART, THA, or MUS
  • 3 hours from REL 3301 or upper level PHI

B.  Major (30 hours)

  • HUM2300  Exploring the Human Experience
  • ENG2301  Masterpieces of Literature
  • HIS1315  World History and Geography I
  • HIS1316  World History and Geography II
  • HIS2302  History of the United States II
  • 6 hours upper level ENG
  • 3 hours upper level HIS
  • 3 hours upper level GOV
  • HUM4380  Senior Research

C.  Supporting Courses (17-19 hours)

  • 6-8 hours in FOL
  • FIN2301  Personal Financial Planning or 3 hours from ACC, BUA, ECO, or other FIN
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC, or PHY
  • 3 hours in HSC, PSY, or SOC
  • 2 hours from ESS 1270 First Aid and CPR or 2 activity courses

D.  Specialization or Minor (18 hours)

  • Specialization
    • 18 hours from one area, 12 of which must be upper level
  • Minor
    • 18 hours as defined by minor department

E.  Electives (14-16 hours)

F.  Total (126 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in English

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • HIS2301  History of the United States I
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • UNI2000  University Skills
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from
    • GOV2301  National Government
    • GOV2302  Texas State and Local Government
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • 6 hours from
    • AFA2350  Introduction to Fine Arts or History of Art, Music, or Theater
    • REL3301  World Religions or upper level PHI
    • HUM2300  Exploring the Human Experience

B.  Major (39 hours)

  • ENG2301  Masterpieces of Literature
  • ENG3304  Advanced Composition
  • ENG3307  Classical and Contemporary Rhetoric
  • ENG3317  Approaches to Advanced Grammar
  • 3 hours from upper level ENG

Creative Writing Emphasis

  • ENG3302  Introduction to English Studies            
  • ENG3305  Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG4304  Fiction Writing Workshop
  • ENG4308  Poetry Writing Workshop
  • 9 hours from upper level ENG
  • HUM4380  Senior Research

Literature Emphasis

  • ENG3302  Introduction to English Studies
  • 6 hours from
    • ENG3311  American Novel
    • ENG3313  American Literature to 1890
    • ENG3321  African-American Literature
    • ENG3322  American Literature since 1890
  • 6 hours from
    • ENG4315  British Writers to 1800
    • ENG4316  English Novel
    • ENG4323  British Writers since 1800
    • ENG4324  Shakespeare
  • 6 hours from upper level ENG
  • HUM4380  Senior Research

Professional Writing Emphasis

  • ENG3308  Technical Writing
  • ENG3310  Writing Grant Proposals
  • ENG3318  Rhetoric of Design
  • DMA2344  Multimedia Design
  • DMA3332  Digital Fundamentals and Imagery
  • DMA3342  Document Design
  • IST3351  Web Design
  • HUM4330  Internship

Journalism Emphasis

  • ENG3305  Introduction to Creative Writing
  • 3 hours from upper level ENG
  • COM1351  Principles of Mass Media
  • COM3301  Sports Writing and Reporting
  • 6 hours from upper level GOV or HIS
  • HUM4330  Internship
  • 3 hours from
    • ECA1300  Yearbook Production
    • ECA1150, 1151, 2150 Campus Newspaper

C.  Supporting Courses (23-25 hours)

  • 6-8 hours from FOL
  • 3 hours upper level HIS
  • 3 hours upper level GOV
  • 2 hours from ESS 1270 First Aid and CPR or activity courses
  • 6 hours from
    • HIS1315  World History and Geography I
    • HIS1316  World History and Geography II
    • HIS2302  History of the United States II
  • 3 hours from
    • FIN2301  Personal Financial Planning
    • ECO               

D.  Minor or Electives (17-19 hours)

E.  Total (126 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in History

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • HIS2301  History of the United States I
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • UNI2000  University Skills
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from
    • GOV2301  National Government
    • GOV2302  Texas State and Local Government
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • 6 hours from
    • AFA2350  Introduction to Fine Arts or History of Art, Music, or Theater
    • REL3301  World Religions or upper level PHI
    • HUM2300  Exploring the Human Experience

B.  Major (36 hours)

  • HIS2302  History of the United States II
  • HIS1315  World History and Geography I
  • HIS1316  World History and Geography II
  • HUM4380  Senior Research
  • 12 hours from
    • HIS3310  History of Asia
    • HIS3320  History of Africa
    • HIS3323  Ancient History
    • HIS3330  History of Latin America
    • HIS4325  History of England to 1714
    • HIS4326  Modern Europe 1715 to the Present
  • 12 hours from
    • HIS2350  History of Texas
    • HIS3313  Colonial America
    • HIS3315  Jeffersonian and Jacksonian America
    • HIS4302  Civil War and Reconstruction
    • HIS4305  American Society and Religion
    • HIS4313  The Gilded Age through the Jazz Age
    • HIS4314  Recent America

C.  Supporting Courses (23-25 hours)

  • ENG2301  Masterpieces of Literature
  • GEG2300  Regional Geography of the World
  • 3 hours from FIN 2301 Personal Financial Planning or ECO
  • 6-8 hours FOL
  • 3 hours upper level ENG
  • 3 hours upper level GOV
  • 2 hours from ESS 1270 First Aid and CPR or 2 activity courses

D.  Minor or Electives (20-22 hours)

E.  Total (126 hours)

Pre-Law

Enroll in B.A. in Humanities with Pre-law as specialization.

Minor in Creative Writing

  • ENG3304  Advanced Composition
  • ENG3305  Creative Writing
  • ENG4304  Fiction Writing Workshop
  • ENG4308  Poetry Writing Workshop
  • 6 hours from ENG writing courses

Minor in English

  • 18 hours from ENG (9 upper level)

Minor in History

  • 12 hours upper level HIS
  • 6 hours from
    • HIS2301  History of the United States I; and
    • HIS2302  History of the United States II; or
    • HIS1315  World History and Geography I; and
    • HIS1316  World History and Geography II

    Minor in Humanities

    • HUM2300  Exploring the Human Experience
    • 3 hours upper level ENG
    • 3 hours upper level HIS
    • 3 hours upper level GOV
    • 6 hours from ENG, GOV, HIS, HUM, PHI, or Arts History

    Minor in Law and Government

    • 18 hours (12 upper level)
      • 12 hours GOV
      • 6 hours from
        • CRJ
        • GOV
        • BUA4301  Business Law

    Mathematics and Physical Science

    Faculty

    • Keith Rogers, Ed.D., Chair
    • Amanda Boston, Ph.D.
    • Brian Fisher, Ph.D.
    • David Joyner, M.A.
    • Julie Marshall, Ph.D.
    • Perry Mason, Ph.D.
    • Jessica Rogers, M.S.
    • Byron Rogers, Ph.D.
    • Ann Sims, M.A.
    • Scott Young, M.S.

    Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

    A.  University Core (45 hours)

    • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
    • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
    • BIB3310  Christian Life
    • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • 3 hours from
      • PSY1300  General Psychology
      • SOC1300  General Sociology
    • HIS2301  History of the United States I
    • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
    • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
    • UNI1170  University Seminar
    • MAT 1312 Trigonometry or higher
    • CHE1307  General Chemistry I
    • 6 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
    • UNI2000  University Skills

    B.  Major (35 hours)

    • CHE1107  General Chemistry Lab I
    • CHE1308  General Chemistry II
    • CHE1108  General Chemistry II Lab
    • CHE3301  Organic Chemistry I
    • CHE3101  Organic Chemistry I Lab
    • CHE3302  Organic Chemistry II
    • CHE3102  Organic Chemistry II Lab
    • CHE3305  Analytical Chemistry I
    • CHE3307  Advanced Instrumentation and Laboratory Methods
    • CHE4311  Biochemistry I
    • CHE4312  Biochemistry II
    • CHE4323  Physical Chemistry I
    • UGR4388  Undergraduate Research
    • CHE4102  Senior Seminar
    • BIO3320  Analytical Biotechnology

    C.  Supporting Courses (39 hours)

    • MAT1402  Analytical Geometry and Calculus I
    • BIO1405  Majors Biology I
    • BIO1406  Majors Biology II
    • ENG3308  Technical Writing
    • BIO3310  Microbiology
    • BIO3111  Microbiology Lab
    • BIO3303  Cell and Molecular Biology 
    • BIO3003  Cell and Molecular Biology Lab
    • PHY1303  General Physics I
    • PHY1103  General Physics I Lab
    • PHY1304  General Physics II
    • PHY1104  General Physics II Lab
    • 9 hours from PSY, SOC, or HSC

    D.  Electives (7 hours)

    E.  Total (126 hours)

    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

    A.  University Core (46 hours)

    • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
    • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
    • BIB3310  Christian Life
    • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • 3 hours from
      • PSY1300  General Psychology
      • SOC1300  General Sociology
    • 3 hours from HIS
    • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
    • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
    • UNI1170  University Seminar
    • MAT1402  Analytical Geometry and Calculus I
    • CHE1307  General Chemistry I
    • 6 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
    • UNI2000  University Skills

    B.  Major (36 hours)

    • CHE1107  General Chemistry Lab I
    • CHE1308  General Chemistry II
    • CHE1108  General Chemistry II Lab
    • CHE3301  Organic Chemistry I
    • CHE3101  Organic Chemistry I Lab
    • CHE3302  Organic Chemistry II
    • CHE3102  Organic Chemistry II Lab
    • CHE3305  Analytical Chemistry I
    • CHE3105  Analytical Chemistry Lab I
    • CHE3406  Analytical Chemistry II
    • CHE4102  Chemical Literature and Seminar
    • CHE4311  Biochemistry I
    • CHE4312  Biochemistry II
    • CHE4323  Physical Chemistry I
    • CHE4123  Physical Chemistry Lab I
    • CHE4424  Physical Chemistry II

    C.  Supporting Courses (32 hours)

    • 1 hour from ESS Activity Course
    • IST2300  Microcomputer Applications
    • IST3300  Advanced Spreadsheets
    • 3 hours from IST or MAT
    • ENG3308  Technical Writing
    • MAT1403  Analytical Geometry and Calculus II
    • MAT2404  Analytical Geometry and Calculus III
    • MAT3306  Differential Equations
    • PHY2301  Engineering Physics I
    • PHY2101  Engineering Physics I Lab
    • PHY2302  Engineering Physics II
    • PHY2102  Engineering Physics II Lab

    D.  Electives (6 hours)

    E.  Total (120 hours)

    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Educator Certification

    Students planning to certify to teach are required to take the following courses in addition to the Bachelor of Science requirements outlined above. Refer to the educator certification section of this catalog for other requirements.

    Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (24 hours)

    • EDS2310  Foundations of Education
    • EDS2320  Instructional Technology
    • EDS4310  Assessment and Evaluation
    • EDS4330  Managing Diverse Classrooms
    • EDS4340  Reading, Writing, and Thinking in Secondary and Middle Schools
    • EDS4350  Design and Delivery
    • EDS4360  Seminar in Education
    • EDS4660  Student Teaching

    Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

    A.  University Core (47 hours)

    • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
    • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
    • BIB3310  Christian Life
    • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • 3 hours from
      • PSY1300  General Psychology
      • SOC1300  General Sociology
    • 3 hours from HIS
    • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
    • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
    • UNI1170  University Seminar
    • MAT1402  Analytical Geometry and Calculus I
    • 4 hours from
      • BIO1405  Majors Biology I
      • CHE1307  General Chemistry I
      • CHE1107  General Chemistry I Lab
    • 6 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
    • UNI2000  University Skills

    B.  Major (32 hours)

    • MAT1403  Analytical Geometry and Calculus II
    • MAT2404  Analytical Geometry and Calculus III
    • MAT3303  Probability and Statistics
    • MAT3305  Foundations of Mathematics I
    • MAT3306  Differential Equations
    • MAT3350  Linear Algebra
    • MAT3351  Intermediate Analysis
    • MAT3353  Numerical Analysis
    • MAT4351  Modern Algebra
    • 3 hours from upper level MAT

    C.  Supporting Courses (26 hours)

    • 1 hour from ESS Activity Course
    • IST2300  Microcomputer Applications
    • IST3300  Advanced Spreadsheets
    • ENG3308  Technical Writing
    • 4 hours from
      • BIO1406  Majors Biology II
      • CHE1308  General Chemistry II
      • CHE1108  General Chemistry II Lab
    • 3 hours from upper level ENG or HIS
    • PHY1303  General Physics I
    • PHY1304  General Physics II
    • GOV2302  Texas State and Local Government

    D.  Electives (15 hours)

    E.  Total (120 hours)

    Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with Educator Certification

    Students planning to certify to teach are required to take the following courses in addition to The B.A. requirements. Refer to the educator certification section of the catalog for other certification requirements.

    Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (24 hours)

    • EDS2310  Foundations of Education
    • EDS2320  Instructional Technology
    • EDS4330  Managing Diverse Classrooms
    • EDS4340  Reading, Writing, and Thinking in Secondary and Middle Schools
    • EDS4350  Design and Delivery
    • EDS4360  Seminar in Education
    • EDS4660  Student Teaching

    Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

    A.  University Core (47 hours)

    • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
    • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
    • BIB3310  Christian Life
    • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
    • UNI1170  University Seminar
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • 3 hours from
      • PSY1300  General Psychology
      • SOC1300  General Sociology
    • 3 hours from HIS
    • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
    • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
    • MAT1402  Analytical Geometry and Calculus I
    • 4 hours from
      • BIO1405  Majors Biology I
      • CHE1307  General Chemistry I
      • CHE1107  General Chemistry I Lab
    • 6 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
    • UNI2000  University Skills

    B.  Major (32 hours)

    • MAT1403  Analytical Geometry and Calculus II
    • MAT2404  Analytical Geometry and Calculus III
    • MAT3303  Probability and Statistics
    • MAT3305  Foundations of Math I
    • MAT3306  Differential Equations
    • MAT3350  Linear Algebra
    • MAT3351  Intermediate Analysis
    • MAT3353  Numerical Analysis
    • MAT4351  Modern Algebra
    • 3 hours in upper level MAT

    C.  Supporting Courses (29 hours)

    • 1 hour from ESS Activity Courses
    • 4 hours from
      • BIO1406  Majors Biology II
      • CHE1308  General Chemistry II
      • CHE1108  General Chemistry II Lab
    • 6 hours upper level CHE
    • IST2300  Microcomputer Applications
    • IST3300  Advanced Spreadsheets
    • ENG3308  Technical Writing
    • ENG3310  Grant Writing
    • PHY1303  General Physics I
    • PHY1304  General Physics II

    D.  Electives, at least 6 hours upper level (12 hours)

    E.  Total (120 hours)

    Bachelor of Arts in Engineering (Cooperative Program)

    The university has a cooperative program that will enable students earning a BS in Engineering from Texas Tech University (TTU) or West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) to also receive a BA in Engineering Lubbock Christian University. The first five semesters are taken at Lubbock Christian University and the remaining semesters are taken at one of the partnership universities. The BS in Engineering from TTU or WTAMU must first be earned to apply for the Lubbock Christian University degree.

    During the second year at Lubbock Christian University, students must apply for admission to the TTU or WTAMU engineering department. Other courses may be advised by TTU or WTAMU when a field of engineering is selected. Deviations or substitutions must be approved by the program coordinator at Lubbock Christian University.

    Freshman Year (34 hours)

    • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
    • CHE1307  General Chemistry I
    • CHE1107  General Chemistry I Lab
    • CHE1308  General Chemistry II
    • CHE1108  General Chemistry II Lab
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • 3 hours from
      • MAT1312  Trigonometry
      • MAT1313  Pre-Calculus
    • MAT1402  Analytical Geometry and Calculus I
    • HIS2301  History of the United States I
    • HIS2302  History of the United States II
    • UNI1170  University Seminar

    Sophomore Year (31 hours)

    • MAT1403  Analytical Geometry and Calculus II
    • MAT2404  Analytical Geometry and Calculus III
    • MAT3306  Differential Equations
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
    • GOV2301  National Government
    • GOV2302  Texas State and Local Government
    • PHY2301  Engineering Physics I
    • PHY2101  Engineering Physics I Lab
    • PHY2302  Engineering Physics II
    • PHY2102  Engineering Physics II Lab
    • AFA2350  Introduction to Fine Arts

    Junior Year (15 hours)

    • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
    • IST1350  Programming and Logic
    • MAT3303  Probability and Statistics
    • MAT3350  Linear Algebra
    • PHI3305  Ethics 

    Minor in Chemistry

    Minor in Chemistry (18 hours)

    • CHE1307
    • CHE1107
    • CHE1308
    • CHE1108
    • 10 upper level hours from two areas of chemistry (analytical, biochemistry, organic, or physical) with at least 2 labs

    Minor in Mathematics

    (20 hours)

    • MAT    1313 Pre-Calculus Mathematics
    • MAT    1402 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I
    • MAT    1403 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II
    • 9 hours from
      • MAT    2404 Analytical Geometry and Calculus III
      • MAT    3303 Probability and Statistics
      • MAT    3305 Foundations of Mathematics I
      • MAT    3306 Differential Equations
      • MAT    3350 Linear Algebra
      • MAT    3353 Numerical Analysis

    Military Science

    Students may pursue a four-year program of instruction that will lead to officer commissioning in the United States Army, in conjunction with earning any baccalaureate degree. See Army ROTC personnel at Texas Tech for qualifications and commissioning plan.

    Aerospace Studies

    Students may pursue a four-year program of instruction that will lead to officer commissioning in the United States Air Force, in conjunction with earning a baccalaureate degree. See Air Force ROTC personnel at Texas Tech for qualifications and commissioning plan.

    Army ROTC Course of Study

    A.  Basic Courses (first and second years - 6 hours)

    • MIL 1101 Introduction to Military Subjects I
    • MIL 1102 Introduction to Military Subjects II
    • MIL 2201 Study of Military Organization and Affairs
    • MIL 2202 Military Leadership and Basic Soldier Skills

    B.  Advanced Courses (third and fourth years - 12 hours)

    • MIL 3301 Leadership and Problem Solving I
    • MIL 3302 Leadership and Problem Solving II
    • MIL 4301 Leadership and Management I
    • MIL 4302 Leadership and Management II

    Each class has a corresponding no-credit leadership lab that meets weekly. Military science classes and labs meet on the Texas Tech campus.

    Natural Science

    Faculty

    • Andy Laughlin, Ph.D., Chair
    • Iona Baldridge, Ed.D.
    • Rod Blackwood, Ph.D.
    • Bart Durham, Ph.D.
    • Caren Fullerton, Ph.D.
    • Donna Harman, M.Ed.
    • Kirt Martin, Ph.D.
    • Lucy Porter, M.S.

    Introduction

    The Department of Natural Sciences includes biological, ecological, and agricultural sciences.  The scientific study of the diversity of organisms, including microbes, plants, animals, and humans and the interrelationships among these provide abundant opportunities for scientific careers in research, human health, animal health and production, environmental health and management, and science education. The department bases its approach to the study of science on the biblical view that God is the creator and sustainer of the universe. Students taking courses in the department are introduced to major concepts of biology, ecology, and agriculture such that they can discover and interpret the characteristics of nature as part of the creation of God. Students learn that science is not merely a collection of facts to be memorized, but a process by which to understand the world. Students are equipped to be successful with the skills of careful observation, critical thinking, careful investigation, and effective communication. Major emphases include: 

    Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Medicine

    The pre-veterinary science degree equips students for a career in veterinary medicine with specialized training in animal physiology and reproduction, as well as research procedures and techniques.

    Health Professions

    The department offers information-intensive, research-supplemented, and service-oriented programs to prepare students for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant, nursing, veterinary medicine, and the allied health sciences such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, optometry, and chiropractic science. Students majoring in pre-medicine and pre-dentistry will seek the Bachelor of Science in Biology, while students majoring in pre-pharmacy, pre-PA, or any of the allied health sciences will pursue the Bachelor of Arts in Biology.

    Natural Resource Ecology and Conservation

    The degree in Natural Resources Ecology and Conservation provides students with a broad background in natural resources management and conservation with specific emphasis in ecology, wildlife and fisheries management, conservation biology, and environmental science. Students completing this program will be prepared for graduate education or for employment with governmental and private agencies that are directly involved in managing our natural resources.  Examples of employment include Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and private environmental consulting.

    Science Education

    Science content courses are taken by students preparing to teach biological sciences at the primary and secondary levels. Students seeking a degree in science education through the school of education must complete a designated block of science courses and demonstrate competency in science pedagogy.

    Undergraduate Research

    Field research projects and research in the biotechnology and microbiology labs prepare graduates of the department to enter graduate research programs. Research projects within the department and the biochemistry research lab provide opportunities for student involvement in research and to gain experience in multiple laboratory techniques and procedures.

    Bachelor of Science in Animal Science

    A.  University Core (46 hours)

    • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
    • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
    • BIB3310  Christian Life
    • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • 3 hours from
      • PSY1300  General Psychology
      • SOC1300  General Sociology
    • 3 hours from HIS
    • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
    • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
    • UNI1170  University Seminar
    • MAT1311  College Algebra
    • BIO1405  Majors Biology I
    • 6 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
    • UNI2000  University Skills

    B.  Major (37 hours)

    • ANS1303  Principles of Animal Science
    • ANS3403  Advanced Feeds and Nutrition
    • ANS3314  Physiology of Farm Animals
    • ANS3323  Physiology of Reproduction
    • ANS4313  Concepts in Animal Health and Disease
    • BIO1406  Majors Biology II
    • BIO4318  Biometrics
    • NRC2301  Natural Resources and Agriculture
    • NRC3323  General Ecology
    • NRC4200  Senior Seminar
    • NRC4314  Conservation Biology
    • 3 hours from
      • AEC3315  Agricultural Policy
      • NRC3322  Natural Resources Policy, Regulation, and Compliance

    C.  Supporting Courses (37 hours)

    • CHE1307  General Chemistry I
    • CHE1107  General Chemistry I Lab
    • BIO3300  Genetics
    • BIO3305  Advanced Zoology
    • NRC1300  Introduction to Wildlife Management
    • 3 hours from MAT
    • 3 hours from
      • AEC3304  Farm and Ranch Management
      • AEC3312  Natural Resources Economics
    • 18 hours from
      • AGR1304  Principles of Soil Science
      • ANS4330  Animal Science Practicum
      • ANS4352  Special Topics in Animal Science
      • ANS4399  Research and Writings
      • BIO3303  Cell and Molecular Biology
      • BIO3304  Advanced Botany
      • BIO3310  Microbiology
      • BIO3111  Microbiology Lab
      • BIO3320  Analytical Biology
      • BIO3325  Entomology
      • BIO4112  Animal Physiology Lab
      • BIO4303  Evolution
      • CHE2402  Integrated Organic and Biochemistry
      • ENG3308  Technical Writing
      • IST3323  Geographic Information Systems
      • NRC2300  Environmental Systems
      • NRC3325  Aquatic Ecology and Conservation
      • NRC3333  Geographic Information Systems

    D.  Electives (6 hours)

    E.  Total (126 hours)

    Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with Pre-Veterinary Emphasis

    A.  University Core (47 hours)

    • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
    • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
    • BIB3310  Christian Life
    • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • 3 hours from
      • PSY1300  General Psychology
      • SOC1300  General Sociology
    • 3 hours from HIS
    • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
    • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
    • UNI1170  University Seminar
    • MAT1402  Calculus
    • BIO1405  Majors Biology I
    • ENG3308  Technical Writing
    • 3 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
    • UNI2000  University Skills

    B.  Major (38 hours)

    • ANS1303  Principles of Animal Science
    • ANS3314  Physiology of Farm Animals
    • ANS3323  Physiology of Reproduction
    • ANS3403  Advanced Feeds and Nutrition
    • ANS4352  Special Topics
    • BIO3310  Microbiology
    • BIO3111  Microbiology Lab
    • BIO3300  Genetics
    • BIO3303  Cell and Molecular Biology
    • BIO3305  Advanced Zoology
    • BIO3320  Analytical Biotechnology
    • BIO3406  Vertebrate Anatomy
    • NRC4200  Senior Seminar

    C.  Supporting Courses (33 hours)

    • CHE1307  General Chemistry I
    • CHE1107  General Chemistry I Lab
    • CHE1308  General Chemistry II
    • CHE1108  General Chemistry II Lab
    • CHE3301  Organic Chemistry I
    • CHE3101  Organic Chemistry I Lab
    • CHE3302  Organic Chemistry II
    • CHE3102  Organic Chemistry II Lab
    • CHE4311  Biochemistry I
    • CHE4312  Biochemistry II
    • MAT3303  Probability and Statistics
    • PHY1303  Physics I
    • PHY1103  Physics I Lab
    • PHY1304  Physics II
    • PHY1104  Physics II Lab

    D.  Electives (8 hours)

    E.  Total (126 hours)

    Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Ecology and Conservation

    A.  University Core (46 hours)

    • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
    • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
    • BIB3310  Christian Life
    • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • 3 hours from
      • PSY1300  General Psychology
      • SOC1300  General Sociology
    • 3 hours from HIS
    • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
    • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
    • UNI1170  University Seminar
    • MAT1311  College Algebra
    • BIO1405  Majors Biology I
    • 6 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
    • UNI2000  University Skills

    B.  Major (37 hours)

    • BIO1406  Majors Biology II
    • BIO4318  Biometrics
    • NRC1300  Introduction to Wildlife Management
    • NRC2300  Environmental Systems
    • NRC2301  Natural Resources and Agriculture
    • NRC3322  Natural Resources Policy, Regulation, and Compliance
    • NRC3323  General Ecology
    • NRC3325  Aquatic Ecology and Conservation
    • NRC4200  Senior Seminar
    • NRC4314  Conservation Biology
    • NRC4405  Wildlife and Fisheries Science
    • 3 hours from
      • NRC4352  Special Topics
      • BIO3304  Advanced Botany
      • BIO3325  Entomology

    B.  Supporting Courses (37 hours)

    • AEC3312  Natural Resources Economics
    • AGR1304  Principles of Soil Science
    • BIO3300  Genetics
    • BIO3305  Advanced Zoology
    • CHE1307  General Chemistry I
    • CHE1107  General Chemistry I Lab
    • 3 hours from MAT
    • 18 hours from
      • ANS1303  Principles of Animal Science
      • ANS3323  Physiology of Reproduction
      • ANS4313  Concepts in Animal Health and Disease
      • BIO3304  Advanced Botany
      • BIO3310  General Microbiology
      • BIO3111  General Microbiology Lab
      • BIO3320  Analytical Biotechnology
      • BIO3325  Entomology
      • BIO4303  Evolution
      • BIO4312  Animal Physiology
      • CHE2402  Integrated Organic and Biochemistry
      • CRJ2301  Introduction to Criminal Justice
      • ENG3308  Technical Writing
      • ENG3310  Writing Grant Proposals
      • IST3323  Geographic Information Systems
      • NRC3333  Geographic Information Systems
      • NRC4330  Internship in Natural Resources

    D.  Electives (6 hours)

    E.  Total (126 hours)

    Bachelor of Arts in Biology

    A.  University Core (45 hours)

    • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
    • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
    • BIB3310  Christian Life
    • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • HIS2301  History of the United States I
    • HIS2302  History of the United States II
    • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
    • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
    • UNI1170  University Seminar
    • MAT1311  College Algebra
    • CHE1307  General Chemistry I
    • 3 hours from SOC or PSY
    • UNI2000  University Skills

    B.  Major (32 hours)

    • BIO     1405  Majors Biology I
    • BIO     1406  Majors Biology II
    • BIO     2401  Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO     2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • BIO     4102  Biological Literature and Seminar
    • 15 hours upper level BIO

    C.  Supporting Courses (46 hours)

    • 3 hours from MAT
    • CHE     1107  General Chemistry I Lab
    • CHE     1308  General Chemistry II
    • CHE     1108  General Chemistry II Lab
    • 12 hours from CHE or PHY (4 upper level)
    • 9 hours upper level from PSY, SOC, or ECO
    • GOV     2301  National Government
    • GOV     2302  Texas State and Local Government
    • 8 hours from FOL
    • 3 hours upper level ENG

    D.  Electives (3 hours)

    E.  Total (126 hours)

    Bachelor of Science in Biology

    A.  University Core (45 hours)

    • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
    • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
    • BIB3310  Christian Life
    • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • 3 hours from
      • PSY1300  General Psychology
      • SOC1300  General Sociology
    • 3 hours from HIS
    • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
    • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
    • UNI1170  University Seminar
    • MAT1311  College Algebra
    • CHE1307  General Chemistry I
    • 6 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIB
    • UNI2000  University Skills

    B.  Major (36 hours)

    • BIO1405  Majors Biology I
    • BIO1406  Majors Biology II
    • BIO3300  Genetics
    • BIO3303  Cell and Molecular Biology
    • BIO3304  Advanced Botany
    • BIO3305  Advanced Zoology
    • BIO4102  Biological Literature and Seminar
    • NRC3323  General Ecology
    • 12 hours upper level BIO

    C.  Supporting Courses (39 hours)

    • CHE1107  General Chemistry I Lab
    • CHE1308  General Chemistry II
    • CHE1108  General Chemistry II Lab
    • CHE3301  Organic Chemistry I
    • CHE3101  Organic Chemistry I Lab
    • CHE3302  Organic Chemistry II
    • CHE3102  Organic Chemistry II Lab
    • CHE4311  Biochemistry I
    • CHE4312  Biochemistry II
    • PHY1303  General Physics
    • PHY1103  General Physics I Lab
    • PHY1304  General Physics II
    • PHY1104  General Physics II Lab
    • FOL1401  Beginning Spanish I
    • FOL1402  Beginning Spanish I
    • 3 hours from
      • MAT1402  Calculus
      • MAT3303  Probability and Statistics

    D.  Electives (6 hours)

    E.  Total (126 hours)

    Pre-Dental

    Enroll in Bachelor of Science in Biology curriculum.

    Pre-Health Professions

    Enroll in Bachelor of Arts in Biology curriculum.

    Pre-Medical

    Enroll in Bachelor of Science in Biology curriculum.

    Pre-Nursing

    Students planning to enter nursing school must complete the prerequisites for admission to the nursing school. The following is the pre-nursing program at Lubbock Christian University, which is designed to complete the curricular requirements for entry to Covenant School of Nursing. Consult the pre-nursing advisor for more specific information about requirements to enter other schools of nursing.

    A. First Semester (13 hours)

    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIO2401  Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • BIO2001  Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab
    • PSY1300  General Psychology           

    B. Second Semester (13 hours)

    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • BIB1320  Introduction to New Testament
    • BIO2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • BIO2002  Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
    • GOV2301  National Government                 

    C. Third Semester (13 hours)

    • BIO3322  Nutrition
    • HIS2301  History of the United States I
    • PSY2310  Lifespan Human Development
    • 4 hours from
      • CHE    1305  Inorganic Chemistry
      • CHE    1105  Inorganic Chemistry Lab
      • CHE    1307  General Chemistry I
      • CHE    1107  General Chemistry I Lab

    D. Fourth Semester (10-13 hours)

    • BIO3301  Introductory Genetics
    • BIO3310  General Microbiology
    • BIO3111  Microbiology Lab
    • PSY3310  Psychological Statistics
    • 3 hours from MAT if low score on nurse entrance exam

    Minor in Agriculture Business

    (18 hours)

    • AEC3312  Natural Resources Economics
    • 3 hours from
      • ECO2301  Macroeconomics
      • ECO2302  Microeconomics
    • 6 hours from
      • AGR1304  Principles of Soil Science
      • ANS1303  Principles of Animal Science
      • NRC1300  Introduction to Wildlife Management
    • 6 hours from
      • AEC3315  Agricultural Policy
      • AEC3304  Farm and Ranch Management
      • AEC4314  Agricultural Finance and Credit
      • FIN4311  International Trade and Finance

    Minor in Biology

    (19-20 hours)

    • BIO     1405  Majors Biology I
    • BIO     1406  Majors Biology II
    • 4 upper level courses from BIO or NRC

    Nursing

    Faculty

    • LaNell Harrison, Ph.D., RN, Director of RN/BSN Program
    • Terry Delaney, M.S.N., RN
    • Cindy Ford, Ph.D., RN, CNE
    • JoAnn Long, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC
    • Mark Wilkinson, M.S.N., RN

    Associate of Science in General Science

    A. University Core (24 hours)

    • 3 hours from BIB
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • HSC2310  Lifespan Human Development or 3 hours SOC
    • BIO3322  Nutrition
    • MAT1311  College Algebra
    • 3 hours from GOV
    • 3 hours from HIS

    B. Major (42 hours)

    • Successful Completion of Covenant School of Nursing Curriculum

    C. Supporting Courses (22 hours)

    • BIO2401  Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • BIO3310  General Microbiology
    • BIO3111  Microbiology Lab
    • BIO3300  Genetics
    • CHE1305  Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHE1105  Inorganic Chemistry Lab
    • 3 hours from
      • MAT3303  Probability and Statistics
      • PSY3310  Psychological Statistics
      • SWK3310  Statistics

    D. Total (88 hours)

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This degree is designed for graduates of associate degree and diploma nursing programs who hold the RN license. Emphasis is placed on self-directed learning, promoting personal and professional growth, providing holistic, appropriate care to individuals, families, and communities, and populations, and encouraging independent action. Students may practice in a variety of health care settings in the Lubbock and the surrounding area. Time is spent in directed and independent practicum activities according to course requirements.

    Admission Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    • Admission to the university
    • Interview
    • Current CPR certification
    • Evidence of current or pending RN license
    • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing
    • Evaluation of official transcripts for each college or university attended
    • Completion  of application to the bachelor of science nursing program
    • Minimum of C in any prerequisite course and a GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale

    Additional Requirements

    • Student liability insurance is purchased by the Department of Nursing at group rates for nursing students. A fee is assessed to cover the cost.
    • Criminal background checks are required prior to enrollment. Information is available in the Department of Nursing office.

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    A. University Core (33 hours)

    • BIO    2401  Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO    2402  Anatomy and Physiology II
    • CHE1305  Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHE1105  Inorganic Chemistry Lab
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • HIS2301  History of the United States I
    • GOV2301  National Government
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
    • 3 hours from BIB

    B. Major (29 hours)

    • NUR     3200  Introduction to BSN Program
    • NUR     3214  History and Theory of Nursing
    • NUR     3314  Trends and Issues
    • NUR     4311  Nursing Research
    • NUR     4314  Leadership and Management I
    • NUR     4316  Leadership and Management II
    • NUR     4318  Professional Role Development
    • NUR     4403  Community Health I
    • NUR     4305  Community Health II
    • 3 hours from
      • NUR     4303  Complementary Therapies
      • NUR     4320  Comparative Health Systems
      • NUR     4352  Special Topics
      • NUR     4399  Independent Study: Evidence Based Practice in Nursing
    • A minimum of a C is required in all nursing courses

    C. Supporting Courses (13 hours)

    • BIO    3322  Nutrition
    • BIO    3301  Introductory Genetics
    • BIO    3310  General Microbiology
    • BIO    3111  Microbiology Lab
    • PSY    3310  Psychological Statistics

    D. Validation (42 hours)

    • Validation is acquired through successful completion of NUR 3200

    E. Electives (3 hours)

    F. Total (120 hours)

    Organizational Management and Leadership

    The Department of Organizational Management and Leadership serves nontraditional adult learners. Degree plans offer broad-based business curriculum with an emphasis in management and in leadership. Major courses are offered in an online format to accommodate the needs of self-directed adult learners. The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management is available as a campus based and online degree. To view more detailed information on the online programs see onlineprograms.lcu.edu.

    Faculty

    • Brad Rogers, M.A., Chair
    • David C. Anderson, M.S.
    • Caren Fullerton, Ph.D.
    • Steve German, Ph.D.
    • Bill Kopf, M.A.

    Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management

    A. University Core (38 hours)

    • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
    • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • 3 hours from
      • PSY1300  General Psychology
      • SOC1300  General Sociology
    • 3 hours from HIS
    • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
    • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
    • MAT1311  College Algebra
    • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
    • 6 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL

    B. Major (36 hours)

    • BOM4304  Managerial Economics
    • BOM4305  Personal Values and Organizational Ethics
    • BOM4306  Managerial Accounting
    • BOM4312  Managerial Finance
    • BOM4326  Strategic Management
    • BUA2310  Business Statistics
    • BUA3302  Case Study Analysis
    • BUA3305  Principles of Marketing
    • BUA4320  Leadership
    • COM3310  Systems in Organizational Communication
    • MGT3301  Organizational Behavior and Theory
    • MGT4306  Human Resource Administration

    C. Supporting Courses (18 hours)

    • 18 hours from ACC, BUA, IST, COM, ECO, FIN, HSC, MGT, PSY, SOC, or SWK

    D. Electives (28 hours)

    E. Total (120 hours)

    Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

    A. University Core (38 hours)

    • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
    • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • 3 hours from
      • PSY1300  General Psychology
      • SOC1300  General Sociology
    • 3 hours from HIS
    • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
    • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
    • MAT1311  College Algebra
    • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
    • 6 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL

    B. Major (36 hours)

    • BOM4305  Personal Values and Organizational Ethics
    • BOM4312  Managerial Finance
    • BOM4324  Organization Theory
    • BOM4325  Leadership in Organizations
    • BOM4326  Strategic Management
    • BOM4352  Special Topics in Leadership
    • BUA3302  Case Study Analysis
    • BUA4320  Leadership
    • COM3310  Systems in Organizational Communication
    • MGT3300  Principles of Management
    • MGT3301  Organizational Behavior and Theory
    • MGT4306  Human Resource Administration

    C. Supporting Courses (18 hours)

    • 18 hours chosen from ACC, BUA, IST, COM, ECO, FIN, HSC, MGT, PSY, SOC, or SWK

    D. Electives (28 hours)

    E. Total (120 hours)

    Social Work and Criminal Justice

    Faculty

    • Jill Fuller Ph.D., M.S.S.W., Chair
    • Jeana Culbert, Ph.D., M.S.S.W.
    • Jennifer Dabbs, Ph.D.
    • Tony Parnell, M.S.S.W.
    • Jim Shewan, J.D.
    • April Carrasco, M.S.S.W.

    Criminal Justice

    The purpose of a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice is to prepare students to deal with the challenges of law enforcement in a changing society. The criminal justice program will instill a comprehensive knowledge of the criminal justice system while educating students to be critical thinkers who can communicate their thoughts effectively in oral and written form. The curriculum will familiarize students with facts and concepts, but will also teach students to use ethical behavior in applying this knowledge to related problems and changing situations. Graduates from this program will be members of professional organizations dedicated to selfless public service and will be vital in maintaining peace and curtailing lawlessness in our society. Criminal justice graduates find gainful employment in law enforcement, security, the courts, and correctional facilities. Graduates with a degree in criminal justice may find employment in juvenile and adult probation, municipal and county law enforcement, private security, hospital security, investigations, and warrant offices. Minimum employment requirements in law enforcement generally include the following:

    • Be at least 21 years old
    • Have no convictions for Class A misdemeanor or felony offense
    • Have no convictions for Class B misdemeanor offense in the past 10 years
    • Possess good mental and physical health
    • Meet varying eyesight standards
    • Have good moral character
    • Possess a valid Texas driver’s license with minimum violations

    The criminal justice degree is designed to meet the standards established by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). ACJS encourages baccalaureate programs to reflect a balanced presentation of a broad scope of criminal justice studies. The criminal justice degree focuses specifically on the five core areas identified by ACJS:

    • Criminal justice and juvenile justice processes–law, crime, and administration of justice
    • Criminology–causes of crime, typologies, offenders, and victims
    • Law enforcement–police organization, discretion, subculture, and legal constraints
    • Law adjudication–criminal law, prosecution, defense, and court procedures and decision-making
    • Corrections—incarceration, community-based corrections, and treatment of offenders

    Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

    A.  University Core (45 hours)

    • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
    • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
    • BIB3310  Christian Life
    • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • HIS2301  History of the United States I
    • HIS2302  History of the United States II
    • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
    • MAT1311  College Algebra
    • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC, or PHY
    • ENG3308  Technical Writing
    • UNI1170  University Seminar
    • 3 hours from
      • GOV     2301  National Government
      • GOV     2302  Texas State and Local Government
    • UNI2000  University Skills

    B.  Major (36 hours)

    • CRJ     2301  Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • CRJ     2302  Fundamentals of Texas Criminal Law
    • CRJ     2303  Criminal Investigation
    • CRJ     2304  Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
    • CRJ     2305  Courts and Criminal Procedure
    • CRJ     3301  Criminology
    • CRJ     3302  Juvenile Delinquency
    • CRJ     3312  Violent Offenders
    • CRJ     3322  Social Deviance
    • CRJ     3324  Corrections, Probation and Parole
    • CRJ     4326  Terrorism and Homeland Security
    • CRJ     4333  Professionalism and Ethics in Criminal Justice

    C.  Supporting Courses (21 hours)

    • SOC      1300 General Sociology
    • 18 hours from
      • CRJ3311  White Collar Crime
      • CRJ3321  Understanding Sexual Offending
      • CRJ4324  Crime Analysis and Crime Mapping
      • CRJ4325  Forensic Computer Examination
      • CRJ4327  Cyber Crimes
      • CRJ4328  Death Penalty
      • CRJ4329  Gangs
      • GOV4305  Constitutional Law
      • PSY3326  Crisis Intervention
      • PSY4321  Forensic Psychology
      • PSY4322  Drugs, Alcohol, and Society
      • SWK3310  Statistics
      • SWK3314  Family and Community Violence
      • SWK3320  Social Research Methods

    D.  Electives (18 hours)

    E.  Total (120 hours)

    Social Work

    The Council on Social Work Education accredits the baccalaureate social work program at the university. Therefore, social work graduates are eligible to sit for the social work licensing exam to become Licensed Bachelor Social Workers. Graduates find employment in home health care agencies, schools, children’s homes, hospitals, nursing homes, MHMR, Children’s Protective Services, residential treatment facilities, criminal justice settings, agencies working with people with disabilities, and various other agencies. Graduates who wish to further their education are experiencing a high rate of success being admitted to Masters of Social Work programs throughout the United States. Most of those admitted are granted advanced standing that shortens the length of the master’s program to around 40-50 hours.

    Goals

    • To prepare students for beginning generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations of diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
    • To prepare students for effective service, based on the values of the social work profession and the mission of the university.
    • To prepare students for graduate social work education.

    Outcomes

    Graduates of the university social work program will be able to do the following.

    • Apply critical thinking skills within the context of professional social work practice.
    • Understand the value base of the profession and its ethical standards and principles and practice accordingly.
    • Practice without discrimination and with respect, knowledge, and skills related to client age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.
    • Understand the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination and apply strategies of advocacy and social change that advance social and economic justice.
    • Understand and interpret the history of the social work profession and its contemporary structures and issues.
    • Apply the knowledge and skills of generalist social work practice with systems of all sizes.
    • Use theoretical frameworks supported by empirical evidence to understand individual development and behavior across the life span and the interactions among individuals and between individuals and families, groups, organizations, and communities.
    • Analyze, formulate, and influence social policies.
    • Evaluate research studies, apply research findings to practice, and evaluate their own practice interventions.
    • Use communication skills differentially across client populations, colleagues, and communities.
    • Use supervision and consultation appropriate to social work practice.
    • Function within the structure of organizations and service delivery systems and seek necessary organizational change.

    Admission to the Program

    Students interested in the Social Work major must see the Social Work faculty for academic and career advising. Any student may enroll in the pre-professional course, SWK 2300, however, only students admitted to the Social Work program are permitted to enroll in SWK 3301, 3302, 3303, 4610 or 4620. Once SWK 2300 is complete, Social Work majors must apply to be admitted to the program. In order to be admitted, students must have the following.

    • An overall GPA of 2.25
    • Completed ENG 1301 and ENG 1302 earning a grade of C or better in each course
    • Successfully completed SWK 2300
    • Completed a written application for admission
    • Provided a reference from a non-social work faculty member
    • Provided a personal reference

    When the above requirements are met, the Social Work faculty consider the application and grant or deny admission to the Social Work Program. Students will be informed of the decision in writing. When applicants are denied admission, justification will be provided. Applicants refused admission may appeal, in writing. Students appealing a faculty decision must appear before the faculty for further consideration. At that time, applicants present additional information to support their application. Students may reapply for admission to the program.

    Once admitted to the Social Work Program, students are evaluated once more before admission to SWK 4610 and SWK 4620. In the semester before admission to SWK 4610 and SWK 4620, students must demonstrate that the following are accomplished.

    • Completion of the Field Placement application
    • Overall GPA of 2.25
    • 2.5 GPA in all social work major courses
    • 2.5 average in SWK 3301, 3302, 3303
    • Evaluated favorably by the Social Work faculty in professional ethics and values, in agreement with the NASW Code of Ethics
    • Successful completion of UNI2000
    • Oral interview with the Director of Field Education

    The 2.5 average in the social work practice courses, SWK 3301, 3302, and 3303, will serve as a measure for determining a student potential to engage in effective social work practice. The practice courses provide opportunities for students to demonstrate practice skills, and therefore, if students have at least an average of 2.5, it is assumed they have demonstrated the potential to engage in effective social work practice. Within these practice courses, and other social work major courses, social work faculty evaluate student ability to recognize and demonstrate social work ethics and behavior. Ethics assignments required throughout the social work curriculum are used as the primary measure for evaluating student knowledge and demonstration of social work values and ethics. In addition to the outlined criteria, students are required to meet with the Director of Field Education to discuss guidelines for field and to identify field placement sites, prior to enrolling in SWK 4610 or SWK 4620. Students will either be approved or denied admission into SWK 4610 and SWK 4620, based upon the above criteria and procedures. Students will be notified in writing of the faculty decision. Students may appeal the decision using the original application process.

    Criminal Record Implications

    Many social service agencies do not allow volunteers and/or employees with criminal backgrounds. Therefore, it may be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to locate an agency where students with criminal backgrounds can complete their field practicum. In which case, it becomes the primary responsibility of a student with a criminal background to secure an approved field placement in accordance with the social work degree plan. The State of Texas reserves the right to deny a license to any person entering the field of Social Work with a criminal history. Therefore, upon their graduation students having a criminal background may be denied licensure by the State of Texas for this or any other reason the State deems relevant. Licensure eligibility is the sole decision of the State of Texas.

    Weekend Program

    The social work weekend degree completion program is designed for nontraditional students who are working or for students living outside the immediate Lubbock area who must commute to complete their degree. The program is designed for students who have completed an associate degree in a related field or who have completed approximately 60 hours of college course work from a regionally accredited college or university. Students who have all the required prerequisite courses can complete their bachelor's degree in social work in approximately 21 months.  However, if students need to complete prerequisites for entry to the program, a social work advisor will meet with prospective students throughout the year to help them select appropriate prerequisite courses. Each course taught in the weekend format will include 4 weekends with the following schedule–Friday 7:00 -10:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 .p.m. Each course will have 45 hours of face-to-face contact with the instructor. A student may take 2 weekend courses each semester, requiring 8 weekends on campus. The online courses will be taught using Moodle and will include online lectures, assigned readings, discussion groups, assigned videos, written assignments, and exams. The curriculum will include all the same courses taught in the traditional manner on campus.

    Bachelor of Social Work

    The social work program does not give academic credit for life experience or previous work experience.

    A.  University Core (45 hours)

    • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
    • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
    • BIB3310  Christian Life
    • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • HIS2302  History of the United States II
    • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
    • MAT1311  College Algebra
    • BIO1300  Human Biology
    • ENG3308  Technical Writing
    • 3 hours from
      • GOV    2301  National Government
      • GOV    2302  Texas State and Local Government
    • 3 hours upper level ENG
    • UNI    University Seminar
    • UNI    2000  University Skills

    B.  Major (42 hours)

    • SWK     2300  Introduction to Social Work
    • SWK     2340  Diversity
    • SWK     3301  Generalist Practice with Individuals and Families
    • SWK     3302  Generalist Practice with Communities and Organizations
    • SWK     3303  Generalist Practice with Groups
    • SWK     3304  Social Welfare Policy
    • SWK     3306  Social Work Ethics and Professional Behavior 
    • SWK     3310  Statistics
    • SWK     3311  Human Behavior in the Social Environment
    • SWK     3320  Social Research Methods
    • SWK     4610  Field I
    • SWK     4620  Field II

    C.  Supporting Courses (18-20 hours)

    • SOC1300  General Sociology
    • SWK     2320  Social Justice
    • SWK     3330  Maladaptive Functioning
    • 3 hours from
      • SWK     3313  Gerontology
      • SWK     3314  Family and Community Violence
      • SWK     3315  Social Work in Criminal Justice Settings
      • SWK     3316  International Social Work
      • SWK     4352  Special Topics in Social Work
    • 6-8 hours of foreign language and/or multicultural studies

    D.  Electives (13-15 hours)

    E.  Total (120 hours)

    Minor in Criminal Justice

    (18 hours)

    • CRJ2301  Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • CRJ2305  Courts and Criminal Procedure
    • CRJ3301  Criminology
    • 9 hours from
      • CRJ3302  Juvenile Delinquency
      • CRJ3311  Violent Offenders
      • CRJ3322  Social Deviance
      • CRJ3324  Corrections, Probation, and Parole
      • CRJ4325  Forensic Computer Examination
      • CRJ4326  Terrorism and Homeland Security
      • CRJ4333  Professionalism and Ethics in Criminal Justice
      • PSY4321  Forensic Psychology

    Graduate Behavioral Science

    Graduates will have the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for effective intervention in working with individuals, families, and communities. Each of the graduate faculty hold doctorates and have extensive experience in working with families in churches and social service agencies. Each graduate class is designed to help students master the competencies of an effective practitioner. Curriculum utilized in the graduate program has a strong base in current research and current best practices in the field.

    Faculty

    • Beth Robinson, Ed.D.
    • Kaylene Brown, Ph.D.
    • Jonna Byars, Ph.D.
    • Shauna Frisbie, Ed.D.
    • Michael Hardin, Ph.D.
    • Chris Hennington, Ph.D.
    • LynnAnne Joiner Lowrie, Ph.D.
    • Andy Young, Ed.D.

    Master of Science in Human Services

    The Master of Science in Human Services is a program offered in an online format.  For more information and to apply for this program, see onlineprograms.lcu.edu.

    (37 hours)

    Program Core (22 hours)

    • HSC6141  Christian Worldview in Family Education
    • HSC6304  Organizational Leadership
    • HSC6309  Crisis Intervention
    • HSC6310  Social Development of Individuals and Families
    • HSC6323  Family Systems
    • HSC6332  Helping Professions and Public Policy
    • HSC6333  Ethics in the Helping Professions
    • HSC6334  Conflict Resolution

    Administration Specialization (15 hours)

    • HSC6340  Human Resources Administration
    • HSC6342  Fundraising and Grant Writing
    • LEA6302  Leadership Theory and Practice
    • LEA6303  Strategic Planning
    • LEA6320  Communication for Leaders

    Counseling Specialization (15 hours)

    •  15 hours from COU

    Family Life Educator Specialization (15 hours)

    • HSC6301  Marital and Family Education
    • HSC6315  Parent Education
    • HSC6322  Human Sexuality
    • HSC6324  Family Resource Management
    • HSC6390  Family Life Education Practicum

    Non-Profit Leadership Specialization (15 hours)

    • HSC6340  Human Resources Administration
    • HSC6342  Fundraising and Grant Writing
    • LEA6307  Nonprofit Leadership and Theory
    • LEA6322  Human Sexuality
    • LEA6314  Leading Organizational Change
    • Portfolio and Comprehensive Exam in Capstone Course

    Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a program offered in an online format. For more information and to apply for this program, see onlineprograms.lcu.edu.

    (60 hours)

    • COU5310  Individual and Family Lifespan Development
    • COU5314  Assessment of Individuals and Families
    • COU5320  Research in Counseling
    • COU5321  Statistics
    • COU5340  Professional Issues, Ethics, and Law
    • COU5353  Psychopathology of Individuals and Families
    • COU5360  Counseling Theory and Practice
    • COU5361  Techniques of Individual and Family Counseling
    • COU5362  Career Counseling
    • COU5364  Crisis Counseling
    • COU5365  Advanced Counseling Techniques
    • COU5363  Group Psychotherapy
    • COU5381  Foundations of Marital and Family Therapy
    • COU5382  Marital and Pre-Marital Counseling
    • COU5383  Counseling Children, Adolescents and their Families
    • COU5384  Addictions
    • COU5385  Multicultural Counseling
    • COU5391  Counseling Practicum
    • COU5392  Counseling Internship I
    • COU5393  Counseling Internship II
    • Comprehensive Written Examination

    Master of Science in Counseling

    (49 hours)

    • COU5141  Christian Worldview in Counseling
    • COU5310  Individual and Family Lifespan Development
    • COU5320  Research in Counseling
    • COU5340  Professional Issues, Ethics, and Law
    • COU5353  Psychopathology of Individuals and Families
    • COU5354  Assessment of Individuals and Families
    • COU5360  Counseling Theory and Practice
    • COU5361  Techniques of Individual and Family Counseling
    • COU5362  Career Counseling
    • COU5363  Group Psychotherapy
    • COU5364  Crisis Counseling
    • COU5381  Foundations of Marital and Family Therapy
    • COU5382  Marital and Premarital Counseling
    • COU5383  Counseling Children, Adolescents and Their Families
    • COU5391  Counseling Practicum
    • COU5392  Counseling Internship I
    • COU5393  Counseling Internship II
    • Comprehensive Written Examination

    Master of Science in School Counseling

    Teacher certification and criminal background check may be required to be certified as a school counselor.

    (36 hours)

    • COU5310  Individual and Family Lifespan Development
    • COU5320  Research in Counseling
    • COU5340  Professional Issues, Ethics, and Law
    • COU5353  Psychopathology of Individuals and Families
    • COU5354  Assessment of Individuals and Families
    • COU5360  Counseling Theory and Practice
    • COU5361  Techniques of Individual and Family Counseling
    • COU5362  Career Counseling
    • COU5363  Group Psychotherapy
    • COU5364  Crisis Counseling
    • COU5383  Counseling Children, Adolescents and Their Families
    • COU5391  Counseling Practicum
    • Comprehensive Written Examination

    Graduate Biblical Studies

    Faculty

    • Charles Stephenson, Th.D., Chair
    • Steven Bonner, D. Min.
    • Jeff Cary, Ph.D.
    • Brandon Fredenburg, Ph.D.
    • Jesse Long, Ph.D.
    • Michael Martin, Ph.D.
    • Stacy Patty, Ph.D.
    • Mark Sneed, Ph.D.
    • Mark Wiebe, Ph.D.

    Purpose

    The purpose of graduate biblical studies is to, (1) strengthen professional knowledge and skills, (2) increase ability to perform independent study and traditional research skills, (3) attain excellence in ministry skills, and (4) increase knowledge of biblical texts and related subject areas.

    Requirements

    Graduate students at the university conduct research, read widely and critically in primary and secondary materials, and function as professionals displaying ethical and moral behavior patterned after the teachings of Jesus. Students in online graduate programs offered by the department must take 33% of their hours through hybrid formats. The Master of Arts in Biblical Interpretation may only be pursued by students who hold a baccalaureate degree in biblical studies, ministry, missions or a related field approved by the director of graduate biblical studies. If students choose to pursue this degree without the appropriate undergraduate degree, they must meet leveling requirements identified by the department of biblical studies and approved by the director of graduate biblical studies.

    Master of Arts in Biblical Interpretation

    (48 hours)

    • BIB6300  Introduction to Graduate Studies
    • BIB6301  Introduction to the New Testament
    • BIB6302  Hermeneutics
    • BIB6310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIB12 hours
    • BIL6311  Elementary Greek I or BIL 6314 Elementary Hebrew I
    • BIL6312  Elementary Greek II or BIL 6315 Elementary Hebrew II
    • BIL3 hours from readings
    • BIH3 hours
    • MIN6062  Comprehensive Examination
    • REL6334  Christian History and Theology I
    • REL6335  Christian History and Theology II
    • 6 hours from electives

    Master of Christian Ministry

    (48 hours)

    • BIB6300  Introduction to Graduate Studies
    • BIB6301  Introduction to the New Testament
    • BIB6302  Hermeneutics or MIN 6302 Hermeneutics
    • BIB6310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIH6329  American Church History
    • MIN6062  Comprehensive Examination
    • MIN6301  Family Ministry
    • MIN6303  Spiritual Formation
    • MIN6304  Church Leadership
    • MIN6305  Preaching
    • MIN6306  Advanced Preaching
    • MIN6309  Christian Counseling
    • MIN6323  Family Systems
    • REL6334  Christian History and Theology I
    • REL6335  Christian History and Theology II
    • 6 hours from electives

    Master of Science in Family Ministry

    (48 hours)

    • BIB6300  Introduction to Graduate Studies
    • REL6334  Christian History and Theology
    • REL6333  Ethics
    • BIB6 hours
    • HSC6301  Family Life Education
    • HSC6310  Social Development of Individuals and Families
    • HSC6322  Human Sexuality
    • HSC6324  Family Resource Management
    • HSC6315  Parent Education
    • HSC6332  Helping Professions and Public Policy
    • HSC6333  Ethics in Helping Professions
    • MIN6304  Church Leadership
    • MIN6301  Family Ministry
    • MIN6323  Family Systems
    • MIN6390  Practicum in Family Ministry
    • MIN6062  Comprehensive Examination

    Master of Divinity

    (72 hours)

    • BIB6300  Introduction to Graduate Studies
    • BIB6301  Introduction to the New Testament
    • BIB6302  Hermeneutics or MIN 6302 Hermeneutics
    • BIB6310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIH6329  American Church History
    • BIL6311  Elementary Greek I or BIL 6314 Elementary Hebrew I
    • BIL6312  Elementary Greek II or BIL 6315 Elementary Hebrew II
    • MIN6303  Spiritual Formation
    • MIN6304  Church Leadership
    • MIN6305  Preaching
    • MIN6309  Christian Counseling
    • MIN6328  Capstone and Comprehensive Exam
    • MIN6330  Internship
    • MIS6312  Studies in Missions
    • REL6301  World Religions
    • REL6312  Studies in Theology
    • REL6333  Ethics
    • REL6334  Christian History and Theology I
    • REL6335  Christian History and Theology II
    • BIB6 hours
    • BIH3 hours
    • MIN3 hours
    • 3 hours from elective

    Graduate Education

    The graduate program in education offers two 36-hour, non-thesis Master’s degrees, a Master of Education (M.Ed.) for those previously certified to teach in the state of Texas and a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) those seeking Texas teaching certification.

    Faculty

    • C. W. Hannel, Ed.D., Program Director
    • David Boyer, Ed.D.
    • Cathy Box, Ed.D.
    • Bill Kingston, Ph.D.
    • Karl Mahan, Ed.D.
    • Gonzalo Ramirez, Ed.D.

    Mission

    The mission of the graduate program in education is to prepare creative and innovative professional educators with high moral and ethical standards who view themselves as agents of change and who are committed to the welfare of children and have the understanding, attitudes, and skills necessary for effective teaching and leadership. Individuals desiring to complete requirements for Texas Educator Certification must apply to the Educator Certification Program through the certification office. Some course work is required in addition to the M.A.T. for completing teaching certification.

    Purpose

    The purpose of the Master's Degree in education is to provide qualified students with advanced academic training beyond the baccalaureate degree. Graduate education courses are designed (1) to strengthen the professional knowledge base and skills of the graduate student, as both teacher and administrator; (2) to increase independent study and seminar skills; (3) to strengthen the use of traditional research skills; (4) to assist the student in valuing and conducting classroom based research; (5) to increase the instructional leadership skills of the student; (6) to encourage reflective analytical/critical thinking on the part of the student; and (7) to increase the ability of the student to analyze case studies related to educational experiences.

    Expectations

    Graduate students are expected to assume greater responsibility over their programs of study, to function productively in seminar structures, to conduct research on a regular basis, to read widely and critically in both primary and secondary materials, and to function as professional educators who display ethical and moral behavior and leadership patterned after the teachings of Jesus Christ.

    Graduate Orientation

    Once accepted into the graduate education program, graduate students must participate in a graduate orientation program prior to the completion of six semester hours.

    Semester Length

    Since this program is designed for the practicing professional educator, its academic year is divided into Fall or Spring A, which last 16 weeks, and Fall or Spring B and C, each lasting 8 weeks. Students may enroll in no more than 7 hours per term of evening and/or Saturday courses until they graduate with the master's degree. Exceptions to the semester hour limit must be approved, in advance, by the advisor.

    Early Childhood

    This major offers students opportunities to participate in advanced studies of content areas typically found in the elementary school through grade 6. State requirements are scheduled to change in the near future. Any state-mandated change may mean an alteration in these requirements, especially for the M.A.T. It also emphasizes school-based instructional leadership for those teachers who do not wish to become school administrators, but who desire to assume more leadership on their campuses in a variety of the following areas.

    • Membership on site-based management teams
    • Lead teachers
    • Student teacher supervisors
    • First-year induction or mentoring roles
    • Curriculum writing and leadership
    • Department leaders
    • Other areas compatible with teachers in leadership roles

    Students who desire to pursue the Master of Arts Degree in Teaching with a concentration in elementary education but are not certified to teach must complete an additional six hours of undergraduate reading courses and six hours of undergraduate student teaching beyond the master's degree. To meet TEA/State Board for Educator Certification requirements, students may have to enroll in additional leveling courses.

    Educational Leadership

    This 36-hour concentration will offer students opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a school principal or central office administrator as designated by the school. Students may pursue one of two strands to obtain the Principal Certification–educational leadership or educational technology. Under special circumstances, students may seek a master's degree in educational leadership without seeking certification. The Master of Education in Leadership leading to principal certification may be pursued on campus or online and may be completed in as few as 12 to 18 months.

    Secondary Education

    Secondary education offers students opportunities to participate in advanced studies of content areas typically found in the secondary school. It will emphasizes school-based instructional leadership for those teachers that do not wish to become school administrators, but desire to assume more leadership on their campuses. Students desiring to pursue the Master of Arts in Teaching degree with a major in secondary education and are not certified to teach must complete six hours of undergraduate student teaching beyond the master's degree. To meet TEA/SBEC requirements, students may have to enroll in additional leveling courses.

    Special Education and Educational Diagnostics

    Special education offers students opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a special education teacher. Students may pursue three specific programs, (1) a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Special Education with an EC-12 Certification for those who have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and meet graduate program admission requirements. Student Teaching in a special education classroom is required for this  certification, or (2) A Master of Education degree in Special Education with a supplemental certification for those who have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in education who hold a current Texas certification and who meet university graduate program admission requirements, and (3) a Master of Education degree in Educational Diagnostics for those who are already certified, who have taught at least two years, and who meet university graduate program admission requirements.

    Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

    Non-thesis degree program in early childhood education for individuals holding a Texas teaching certification.

    (36 hours)

    • EDU5301  Research for School Improvement
    • EDU5303  Educational Technology
    • EDU5304  Curriculum and Instructional Design
    • EDU5305  Methods of Reading Instruction
    • EDU5306  Working with the Gifted/Talented
    • EDU5307  Content Area/Writing Assessment
    • EDU5308  Assessment and Identification of Reading Challenges
    • EDU5309  Differentiated Curriculum
    • EDU5315  Curriculum and Instructional Leadership
    • EDU5316  Ethics in Education
    • EDU5329  Content Area Literacy
    • EDU5348  Adapting the Curriculum for Children with Special Needs
    • EDU6062  Comprehensive Examination

    Master of Education in Secondary Education

    Non-thesis degree program in secondary education for individuals holding a Texas teaching certification.

    (36 hours)

    • EDU5301  Research for School Improvement
    • EDU5303  Educational Technology
    • EDU5312  Exceptionality
    • EDU5313  Classroom Management
    • EDU5315  Curriculum and Instructional Leadership
    • EDU5316  Ethics for the Leader
    • EDU5317  Assessment and Evaluation
    • EDU5320  Educational Law
    • EDU5323  Administrative/Leadership Theory
    • EDU5329  Content Area Literacy
    • EDU5350  Models of Teaching
    • Electives 3 hours
    • EDU6062  Comprehensive Examination

    Master of Education in Special Education

    Non-thesis degree program in special education for individuals holding a Texas teaching certification.

    (36 hours)

    • EDU5301  Research for School Improvement
    • 3 hours from
      • EDU5303  Educational Technology
      • EDU5332  Teaching with Emerging Technologies
    • EDU5312  Exceptionalities
    • EDU5316  Ethics for the Leader
    • EDU5320  Educational Law
    • EDU5329  Content Area Literacy
    • EDU5344  Working with Parents and Families of Children with Special Needs
    • EDU5345  Language Development in Children
    • EDU5346  Behavior Management of Children with Special Needs
    • EDU5347  Assessing Children with Special Needs
    • EDU5348  Adapting the Curriculum for Children with Special Needs
    • EDU5349  Advanced Practicum in Special Education
    • EDU6062  Comprehensive Examination

    Master of Education in Educational Leadership

    Non-thesis degree program in educational leadership for individuals holding a Texas teaching certification and two years of creditable teaching experience.

    Educational Leadership Strand campus-based or online (36 hours)

    • EDU5301  Research for School Improvement
    • EDU5303  Educational Technology
    • EDU5312  Exceptionality
    • EDU5315  Curriculum and Instructional Leadership
    • EDU5316  Ethics for the Leader
    • EDU5320  Educational Law
    • EDU5323  Administrative Theory and Educational Leadership
    • EDU5324  Administration of Special Programs
    • EDU5326  The Principalship
    • EDU5327  Administrative Practicum
    • EDU5331  Budgeting and Personnel Management
    • EDU5333  School Community Leadership
    • EDU6062  Comprehensive Examination

    Educational Technology Strand (36 hours)

    • EDU5301  Research for School Improvement
    • EDU5315  Curriculum and Instructional Leadership
    • EDU5316  Ethics for the Leader
    • EDU5320  Educational Law
    • EDU5323  Administrative Theory and Education Leadership
    • EDU5324  Administration of Special Programs
    • EDU5326  The Principalship
    • EDU5327  Administrative Practicum
    • EDU5331  Budgeting and Personnel Management
    • EDU5335  Educational Tech Resource Management
    • 6 hours from
      • EDU5303  Education Technology
      • EDU5334  Internet Curriculum Integration
      • EDU5336  Tech Tools–Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • EDU6062  Comprehensive Examination

    Master of Education in Educational Diagnostics

    Non-thesis degree program in special education and diagnostic assessment and services for those with a teaching certification and two years of creditable teaching experience.

    (36 hours)

    • EDU5301  Research for School Improvement
    • EDU5312  Exceptionality
    • EDU5316  Ethics for the Leader
    • EDU5320  Education Law
    • EDU5329  Content Area Literacy
    • EDU5340  Achievement Testing/Authentic Assessment
    • EDU5342  Intelligence Testing/Authentic Assessment
    • EDU5343  Cross Battery Assessment for Learning Disabilities
    • EDU5344  Working with Parents and Families of Children with Special Needs
    • EDU5346  Behavior Management of Children with Special Needs
    • EDU5348  Adapting the Curriculum for Children with Special Needs
    • EDU5360  Seminar/Practicum for the Educational Diagnostician
    • EDU6062  Comprehensive Examination

    Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education

    Non-thesis degree program in early childhood education for those seeking a teaching certification.

    (36 hours for degree/12 additional hours for certification)

    • EDU5303  Educational Technology
    • EDU5310  Elementary School Math and Science
    • EDU5311  Elementary School Language Arts and Social Studies
    • EDU5312  Exceptionality
    • EDU5313  Classroom Management
    • EDU5314  Seminar in Reading
    • EDU5315  Curriculum and Instructional Leadership
    • EDU5316  Ethics for the Leader
    • EDU5317  Assessment and Evaluation
    • EDU5328  Integrating for Enrichment
    • EDU5329  Content Area Literacy
    • EDU5348  Adapting the Curriculum for Children with Special Needs
    • EDU6062  Comprehensive Examination
    • Students must pass EDU 6062 and the appropriate content TExES exam prior to enrolling in EEL 4660.

    The following 12 hours must also be completed for Texas teaching certification:

    • REA3330  Literacy and the Young Child
    • REA3340  The Reading/Writing Connection
    • EEL4660  Student Teaching

    Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education

    Non-thesis degree program in secondary education for those seeking a teaching certification.

    (36 hours for degree/7 additional hours for certification)

    • EDU5303  Educational Technology
    • EDU5304  Curriculum and Instructional Design
    • EDU5312  Exceptionality
    • EDU5313  Classroom Management
    • EDU5315  Curriculum and Instructional Leadership
    • EDU5316  Ethics for the Leader
    • EDU5317  Assessment and Evaluation
    • EDU5320  Educational Law
    • EDU5323  Administrative Theory
    • EDU5324  Special Programs
    • EDU5329  Content Area Literacy
    • Elective 3 hours
    • EDU6062  Comprehensive Examination
    • Students must pass EDU 6062, EDU 5199, and appropriate content TExES exam prior to enrolling in EDS 4660.

    The following 7 hours must be completed for a Texas teaching certification:

    • EDU5199  Independent Study of Issues Facing Education
    • EDS4660  Student Teaching

    Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education

    Non-thesis degree program in special education for those seeking teaching certification.

    (36 hours)

    • EDU5310  Elementary School Math and Science
    • EDU5311  Elementary School Language Arts and Social Studies
    • EDU5312  Exceptionality
    • EDU5313  Classroom Management
    • EDU5316  Ethics for the Leader
    • EDU5329  Content Area Literacy
    • EDU5335  Educational Technology Resource Management
    • EDU5344  Working with Parents and Families of Children with Special Needs
    • EDU5345  Language Development in Children
    • EDU5346  Behavior Management of Children with Special Needs
    • EDU5347  Assessing Children with Special Needs
    • EDU5348  Adapting the Curriculum for Children with Special Needs
    • EDU6062  Comprehensive Examination
    • Students must pass EDU 6062 and the appropriate content TExES exam prior to enrolling in ESP 4660.

    The following 12 hours must be completed for a Texas teaching certification:

    • REA3330  Literacy and the Young Child
    • REA3340  The Reading/Writing Connection
    • ESP4660  Student Teaching

    Certification Only Programs

    Students seeking admission into the certification programs must meet the general admission requirements for graduate admission.

    Special Education Certification

    Certification only post-baccalaureate program in special education for those holding Texas teaching certification.

    (21 hours)

    • EDU5312  Exceptionality
    • EDU5344  Working with Parents and Families of Children with Special Needs
    • EDU5345  Language Development in Children
    • EDU5346  Behavior Management of Children with Special Needs
    • EDU5347  Assessing Children with Special Needs
    • EDU5348  Adapting the Curriculum for Children with Special Needs
    • EDU5349  Advanced Practicum in Special Education

    Educational Diagnostics Certification

    Certification only post-graduate program in diagnostics for those holding Texas teaching certification with two years of creditable teaching experience.

    (24 hours)

    • EDU5312  Exceptionality
    • EDU5340  Achievement Testing/Authentic Assessment
    • EDU5342  Intelligence Testing/Authentic Assessment
    • EDU5343  Cross-Battery Assessment for Learning Disabilities
    • EDU5344  Working with Parents and Families of Children with Special Needs
    • EDU5346  Behavior Management of Children with Special Needs
    • EDU5348  Adapting the Curriculum for Children with Special Needs
    • EDU5360  Seminar/Practicum for the Educational Diagnostician

    Secondary Education Certification

    Certification only post-baccalaureate program in secondary education for those possessing at least 24 hours in a teaching field with 12 upper level hours.

    (25 hours)

    • EDU5199  Writing/Research in Graduate Education
    • EDU5304  Curriculum and Instructional Design
    • EDU5312  Exceptionality
    • EDU5313  Classroom Management
    • EDU5316  Ethics for the Educator
    • EDU5317  Assessment and Evaluation
    • EDU5329  Content Area Literacy
    • EDS4660  Student Teaching

    Principal Certification

    Program leading to the Principal Certification for those holding Master's degree and two years of creditable teaching experience.

    (24 hours)

    • EDU5315  Curriculum and Instructional Leadership
    • EDU5320  Educational Law
    • EDU5323  Administrative/Leadership Theory
    • EDU5324  Administration of Special Programs
    • EDU5326  The Principalship
    • EDU5327  Administrative Practicum
    • EDU5331  Business and Personnel Management
    • EDU5333  School Community Leadership

    Superintendent Certification

    Program leading to the Superintendent Certification. Standards for admission to the Superintendent Certification program that are more restrictive than general admission standards are as follows.

    • Must have completed graduate application process
    • Must have completed a master’s degree
    • Must hold a Standard Texas Principal Certification
    • Must have completed two years of creditable teaching experience
    • Must submit a completed program application form and applicant statement

    Candidate applications will be reviewed by program administrators. An official letter of acceptance or rejection will be sent by the Office of Graduate Studies prior to the beginning of the cohort.

    (15 hours)

    • EDU6101  Superintendency Practicum A
    • EDU6102  Superintendency Practicum B
    • EDU6103  Superintendency Practicum C
    • EDU6301  School Finance
    • EDU6302  School District Policy and Politics
    • EDU6303  School District Evaluation
    • EDU6304  The Superintendency

    Graduate Leadership

    Master of Science in Leadership students will obtain a knowledge of the literature in the discipline and apply appropriate research, professional practice, and/or training experiences in leadership. LEA 6301 is capstone course, which must be taken in last term and a grade of A or B must be earned to receive degree.

    Faculty

    • Kathy Crockett, Ph.D., Program Coordinator
    • Mondy Brewer, Ph.D.
    • Samantha Rice Murray, Ph.D.
    • James Wood, Ph.D.

    Master of Science in Leadership

    (36 hours)

    • LEA6301  Integrative Project in Organizational Leadership
    • LEA6302  Organizational Theory and Practice
    • LEA6303  Strategic Planning
    • LEA6304  Leading Organizations
    • LEA6305  Conflict Management for Leaders
    • LEA6306  Leaders and Values
    • LEA6308  Emotional Intelligence
    • LEA6312  Servant Leadership
    • LEA6314  Leading Organizational Change
    • LEA6318  Leading Teams
    • LEA6320  Communication for Leaders
    • LEA6322  Global and Cultural Leadership

    Graduate Nursing

    Faculty

    • Beverly Byers, Ed.D., RN, LMT, LMTI, Director of MSN program
    • Cindy Ford, Ph.D., RN, CNE
    • LaNell Harrison, Ph.D., RN
    • Dan Hatch, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Coordinator of FNP program
    • JoAnn D. Long, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC

    Admission to the MSN Program

    • See graduate admissions section of university catalog.

    Enrollment Requirements

    • Student liability insurance is purchased by the Department of Nursing at group rates. A fee is assessed to cover the cost. 
    • Criminal background checks are required prior to enrollment. Information is available in the Department of Nursing office.
    • Students need a current passport for enrollment in NUR 5306/5308 Global and Cultural Health I and II.

    Professional Portfolio

    Candidates for the MSN will develop a professional portfolio over the course of the program. Criteria for development of the portfolio are presented in the Introduction to Graduate Studies Course taken the first semester of enrollment. The concepts and purposes of the portfolio will be developed further in subsequent classes and are part of the capstone course. The portfolio enables students, in a formal setting, to present a synthesis of their graduate course work to the faculty, especially emphasizing how they have integrated its advanced concepts into their professional behavior as nursing educators and leaders and as family nurse practitioners. The portfolio is presented in the final semester of required coursework. Satisfactory portfolio development and presentation is required for successful completion of the MSN program.

    Master of Science in Nursing

    The Master of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The program is designed to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills, and values identified in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Masters Education for Advanced Practice Nursing. The AACN essentials provide a foundation for the graduate curriculum. The Master of Science in Nursing has two tracks; Education/Leadership Track and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Track. Each track has its own admission requirements and curriculum.

    Master of Science in Nursing—Education/Leadership Track

    The Master of Science in Nursing—Education/Leadership Track requires 35 hours. The ANA professional nursing standards domains of practice for the role of nurse educator (nursing professional development), nurse leader (nursing administrator), and National League for Nursing Core Competencies of Nurse Educators are discussed within the program curriculum. Graduates who meet work experience and continuing education requirements are prepared for optional national certification as a nurse educator (staff development focus), or nurse executive through the American Nursing Credentialing Commission or the National League for Nursing (academic nurse educator certification). The program is designed to accommodate the registered nurse who is working full-time. It employs a combination of innovative methods to deliver the curriculum offered within a traditional semester. The majority of classes will use a short-course format meeting three to four days per semester supplemented with online instruction. Graduates from the program will be qualified to find employment in a variety of nursing education and leadership positions in hospital and community based health care organizations.

    Education/Leadership Track Curriculum (35 hours)

    • NUR5200  Introduction to Graduate Studies
    • NUR5302  Research and Statistical Methods
    • NUR5311  Professional Issues: Law and Ethics
    • NUR5301  Education: Theories in Teaching and Learning
    • NUR5303  Education and Information Technology Applications
    • NUR5304  Management of Health Care Resources
    • NUR5305  Nursing Theory
    • NUR5306  Global Culture and Health I
    • NUR5307  Applying Best Practices in Community Health Care
    • NUR5309  Leadership and Management Skills
    • NUR5310  Education/Leadership Practicum
    • 3 hours from
      • NUR5308  Global Culture and Health II
      • NUR5313  Pharmacotherapeutics
      • NUR5312  Pathophysiology
      • NUR5361  Interpersonal Counseling Skills in Human and Organizational Behavior
      • NUR5399  Independent Study

    Master of Science in Nursing—Family Nurse Practitioner Track

    The Master of Science in Nursing—FNP Track requires 46 hours. Approval for the addition of the track is pending from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS). The MSN—FNP Track is designed to prepare graduates to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) board certification exams to assume a primary care role in a clinical setting. Admission to the cohort-based program is limited. Applications are accepted beginning August 1 and close January 15 and the program begins each May. The program uses a combination of traditional and hybrid instructional delivery methods with a substantial amount of time in lectures, labs, and clinical experiences.

    FNP Track Curriculum (46 hours)

    • NUR5200  Introduction to Graduate Studies
    • NUR5302  Research and Statistical Methods
    • NUR5311  Professional Issues: Law and Ethics
    • NUR5101  Advanced Practice Nursing and Forensics: High Risk Populations
    • NUR5202  Family Nursing Practitioner Role, Leadership, and Theory
    • NUR5204  Advanced Diagnostics and Procedures
    • NUR5312  Pathophysiology
    • NUR5313  Pharmacotherapeutics
    • NUR5334  Advanced Health Assessment
    • NUR5338  Advanced Nursing Care: Pediatrics
    • NUR5341  Advanced Nursing Care: Adult/Geriatrics
    • NUR5344  Clinical Practicum: Women/Prenatal
    • NUR5640  Clinical Practicum: Primary Care Pediatrics
    • NUR5643  Clinical Practicum: Primary Care Adult/Geriatrics
    • NUR6300  Evidence-Based Project

    Personnel

    Board of Trustees

    Jerry Harris, Chairman, Lamesa, Texas

    Sam Beard, Vice Chairman, Southlake, Texas

    Larry Hays, Secretary Treasurer, Lubbock, Texas

    Neil Baldridge, Lubbock, Texas

    Bill Bundy, Graham, Texas 

    Jim Cardwell, El Paso, Texas

    Terry Creech, Midland, Texas 

    Mike Deans, Artesia, New Mexico

    Agnes Dent, Lubbock, Texas

    Linda Gaither, Lubbock, Texas

    Kent Gaultney, Midland, Texas

    B. R. Griffin, Lubbock, Texas

    J.W. Hamby, Plainview, Texas

    Royce Hunter, Fredericksburg, Texas

    Lowell Johnson, Lubbock, Texas

    George Lamberth, Colleyville, Texas

    B. Ward Lane, Dallas, Texas

    Tim Leslie, Lubbock, Texas

    Don McKee, San Angelo, Texas

    Jimmy Moore, Lubbock, Texas 

    Patti Patterson, Lubbock, Texas

    Al Roberts, Lubbock, Texas 

    Melisa Roberts, Lubbock, Texas

    Eldon Schoolcraft, Midland, Texas 

    Al Smith, Amarillo, Texas

    Kenneth Stephenson, Lubbock, Texas

    David Stewart, Grants, New Mexico

    Sharyn Webb, North Richland Hills, Texas

    Ray Wilson, Fairview, Texas

    Mike Wischkaemper, Hobbs, New Mexico

    Administration

    President Tim Perrin, J.D.

    Executive Vice President Brian Starr, Ph.D. 

    Provost and Chief Academic Officer Rod Blackwood, Ph.D. 

    Vice President for Enrollment Management Mondy Brewer, Ph.D.

    Vice President for Financial Services Rory Waide

    Vice President for Technological Advancement Karl Mahan, Ed.D. 

    Vice President for University Advancement Raymond Richardson

    Vice President for University Relations Warren McNeill

    Vice President for Student Affairs Randal Dement

    Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness Randy Sellers

    Faculty

    Shenai Alonge (2011), Lecturer of English, M.A., Lubbock Christian University, M.A., Texas Tech University.

    David Cord Anderson (1996) Associate Professor of Leadership, M.S., Amberton University.

    Jana Anderson (2005) Assistant Professor of English, Director of the Writing Center, Department of Humanities, M.A., Abilene Christian University.

    Sam Ayers, (2014) Associate Professor of Education, School of Education, M.Ed., Trinity University, Ed.D, Texas Tech University.

    Andrew Babcock (2009) Assistant Professor of Music, Department of Communications and Fine Arts, M.M.E., Texas Tech University.

    Iona Baldridge (1979) Professor of Biology, Department of Natural Science, M.A., University of Texas at Austin, Ed.D., Texas Tech University.

    Jim Beck (1996) Assistant Professor of Missions, Department of Biblical Studies, M.S., Lubbock Christian University

    Rod Blackwood (1971) Professor of Animal Science, Provost, M.S., Ph.D. Texas Tech University.

    Susan Blassingame (1993) Professor of English, Dean of the J.E. and Eileen Hancock College of Liberal Arts and Education, M.Ed., M.A., Angelo State University, Ph.D., Texas Christian University.

    Steven Bonner (2008) Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry, B.A., M.A., M.Div., Lipscomb University, D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary.

    Tonya Bonner (2008) Lecturer of Behavioral Science, M.Ed., Texas Tech University.

    Amanda Boston (2012) Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Cathy Box (2008) Associate Professor of Education, M.S., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    David Boyer (2000) Professor of Education, Associate Dean of School of Education, M.Ed., Ed.D., Texas Tech University.

    Kaylene Brown (2014) Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, M.Ed., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Jonna Byars (2000) Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, M.Ed., Ph.D. Texas Tech University.

    Matt Byars, (2008) Associate Professor of English, M.A. Texas Tech University, Ph.D., Georgia State University.

    Tim Byars (2000) Associate Professor of Government, J.D., Texas Tech University.

    Beverly K. Byers (1982) Professor of Nursing, Director of MSN Program, B.S.N., West Texas A&M, M.S., Texas Tech University, M.S.N., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Ed.D., Texas Tech University.

    Philip Camp (1996) Professor of Music, M.M., Arizona State University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    April Carrasco (2007) Assistant Professor of Social Work, B.S.W., Lubbock Christian University, M.S.S.W., University of Texas at Arlington.

    Carole Logan Carroll (2000) Associate Professor of English, M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    LaLani Carter (2008) Lecturer of Behavioral Science, M.A., Wayland Baptist University.

    Jeff Cary (1999) Associate Professor of Theology, M.S., Abilene Christian University, M.Div., Harding Graduate School of Religion, Ph.D., Baylor University.

    Kathy Crockett (1997) Professor of Business and Leadership, M.S., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Jeana Culbert (2006) Associate Professor of Social Work, B.S.W. Lubbock Christian University, M.S.S.W., Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington.

    Jennifer M. Dabbs (2001) Associate Professor of Sociology, M.A., University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D., University of North Texas.

    Russell E. Dabbs (2001) Professor of Economics, Chair of Department of Business Administration, M.S., University of North Texas, Ph.D., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

    Terry Delaney (2014) Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N., Lubbock Christian University.

    Laurie L. Doyle (1982) Professor of Music, Chair of Department of Communication and Fine Arts, M.M., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Bart Durham (2007) Associate Professor of Ecology and Conservation Biology, M.S., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Kregg Fehr (2000) Visiting Professor of History, M.A., Midwestern State University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Cindy Ford (2009) Visiting Professor of Nursing, Director of Partnership Program, B.S.N., M.S.N., West Texas A&M University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Brandon L. Fredenburg (2000) Professor of Bible, Assistant Dean of the College of Biblical Studies and Behavioral Sciences, M.Div., Beeson Divinity School of Samford University, Ph.D., University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology.

    Brian Fisher (2014) Visiting Professor of Mathematics, M.S., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.

    Shauna Frisbie (2001) Associate Professor of Behavioral Science, M.S., Texas Tech University, Ed.D., Texas Tech University.

    Jill Fuller (2001) Associate Professor of Social Work, Chair of Department of Social Work and Criminal Justice, B.S.W, Lubbock Christian University, M.S.S.W., University of Texas at Arlington, Ph.D. University of Texas at Arlington.

    Caren Fullerton (2004) Associate Professor of Agriculture Economics and Business, M.S., Texas A&M University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Steve German (1996) Professor of Business, M.B.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Gregg Greer (2007) Assistant Professor of Information Systems, M.S.I.S., Baylor University, D.Sc., Dakota State University.

    C.W. Hannel (1991) Professor of Education, Director of Graduate Education Studies, M.A. University of South Dakota, Ed.D., Texas Tech University.

    Jennifer Hardin (2012) Assistant Professor of Education, M.Ed., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Michael Hardin (2005) Associate Professor of Behavioral Science, Chair of Department of Behavioral Sciences, M.Ed., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Donna Harman (1991) Assistant Professor of Biology, M.Ed., Texas Tech University.

    LaNell Harrison (2002) Associate Professor of Nursing, Director of RN/BSN Program, A.D.N. South Plains College, B.S.N. Lubbock Christian University. M.S.N. West Texas A&M University, Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University.

    Daniel Hatch (2013) Visiting Professor of Nursing, Coordinator of FNP Program, B.S.N., M.S.N., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, D.N.P., Texas Christian University.

    Kenneth Hawley (2004) Associate Professor of English, M.A., Texas Tech University, Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

    Chris Hennington (2008) Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, M.Ed., Texas Tech University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Elizabeth Hennington, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, M.Ed., Ed.D., Texas Tech University.

    Shawn Hughes (2010) Assistant Professor of Communication, M.A., Texas Tech University.

    David Joyner (1984) Assistant Professor of Mathematics, M.A., Eastern New Mexico University.

    Billy Kingston (2008) Associate Professor of Education, Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

    Michelle Kraft (1994) Professor of Art, Assistant Dean of the J.E. and Eileen Hancock College of Liberal Arts and Education. M.A., West Texas A&M University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Andy Laughlin (2005) Associate Professor of Animal Science and Biology, Chair of Department of Natural Sciences, M.S. Texas A&M University, Ph.D. Texas A&M University.

    Steven S. Lemley (2012) Distinguished Professor of Communication, M.A., Pepperdine University, Ph.D. Ohio State University.

    Laurel Littlefield (2013) Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Sciences, M.S., Texas Tech University, Ph.D. Baylor University. 

    Jesse Long (1993) Professor of Bible, Dean of the College of Biblical Studies and Behavioral Sciences, Director of Graduate Bible. M.A., Alabama Christian, M.Ed., Georgia State University, M.Phil., M.A., Ph.D., Drew University.

    JoAnn Long (1993) Professor of Nursing, Director of Research and Development in Nursing, A.D.N., B.S.N., Georgia State University, M.S.N., Troy State University, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.

    LynnAnne Joiner Lowrie, (2007) Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, M.M.F.T., Abilene Christian University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Tracy Mack (1995) Assistant Professor of Business, M.B.A., Texas A&M University.

    Annette Mahan (1991) Assistant Professor of Education, M.Ed.Ad., Eastern New Mexico University, M.Ed., Texas Tech University.

    Joe Marshall (2000) Assistant Professor of Business Information Systems, M.I.S., Texas Tech University.

    Julie Marshall (1998) Professor of Chemistry, M.S., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Kirt Martin (1978) Professor of Biology, Assistant Dean of College of Professional Studies, M.S., Oklahoma State University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Michael Martin (2004) Associate Professor of New Testament, M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, Ph.D., Baylor University.

    Abraham Mata (2012) Assistant Professor of Spanish, M.S.I.S., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Kim McCullough (2010) Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Chair of Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, M.S., Texas Tech University.

    Clyde Neff (2005) Associate Professor of Business, M.B.A., West Texas State University.

    Keith Owen (1994) Professor of History, M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Tony Parnell (1993) Associate Professor of Social Work, M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee.

    Stacy Patty (1992) Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Director of the Honors Program, M.Div., Harding University, S.T.M., Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, Ph.D., Baylor University.

    Vanda Pauwels (1998) Associate Professor of Business, M.S., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Carlos Perez (2012) Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, M.M.F.T., Abilene Christian University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Darrell Price (1971) Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Sciences, M.Ed., Texas Tech University.

    Ronna Privett (1999) Professor of English, Chair of Department of Humanities, M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Gonzalo Ramirez (2007) Professor of Education, M.Ed., Texas Tech University, Ed.D., Texas Tech University.

    Karen Randolph (1978) Professor of Art and Digital Media, M.F.A., East Texas State University.

    Dana Reeger (1997) Assistant Professor of Education, M.Ed., Lamar University.

    Beth Robinson (1993) Professor of Behavioral Science, Director of Distance Learning Programs, M.Ed., West Texas State University, Ed.D., Texas Tech University.

    Brad Rogers (2007) Assistant Professor of Organizational Management and Leadership, M.A., University of Phoenix, Chair, Department of Organizational Management and Leadership.

    Byron Rogers (1986) Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

    Jessica Rogers (2011) Assistant Professor of Chemistry, M.S., Lehigh University.

    Keith Rogers (1993) Associate Professor of Mathematics, Chair of Department of Mathematics and Physical Science, M.S., University of North Texas, Ed.D., Texas Tech University.

    Toby Rogers (2003) Professor of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Dean of the B. Ward Lane College of Professional Studies, M.PT., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Jim Shewan (2005). Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, J.D., McGeorge School of Law.

    Ann Sims (2001) Assistant Professor of Mathematics, M.A., Texas Tech University.

    Mark Sneed (1999) Professor of Bible, M.A., Harding Graduate School of Religion, Ph.D., Drew University.

    Brian Starr (2004) Assistant Professor of Business, Executive Vice President, M.A.R., Abilene Christian University, M.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. Texas Tech University.

    Charles Stephenson (1975) Professor of Bible, Chair of Department of Biblical Studies, M.Th., Th.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Shawn Tyler (2012) Lecturer in Bible, M.S., Abilene Christian University.

    Josh Wheeler (2013) Assistant Professor of Education, M.Ed., Lubbock Christian University.

    Mark Wiebe (2013) Assistant Professor of Theology and Church History, M.Div., Abilene Christian University, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University.

    Mark Wilkinson (2014) Assistant Professor of Nursing, M.S.N., Lubbock Christian University.

    William Michael Whitley (2001) Associate Professor of History, M.A., Southwest Texas State University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Don Williams (1969) Professor of Communications and Theater, Director of Graduate Studies. M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

    Andrew Wood (2010), Instructional Director of Online Programs, M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ph.D., Regent University. 

    Andy Young (1996) Professor of Behavioral Science, M.S., Abilene Christian University, M.Ed., Ed.D., Texas Tech University.

    Scott Young (2008) Assistant Professor of Physics, M.S., San Diego State University.

    Librarians

    Paula S. Gannaway (1975) Director, M.L.S., Texas Woman’s University, M.Ed., Lubbock Christian University.

    Lisa Allen (2006) Distance Librarian, M.Ed., Texas Tech University, M.S.I.S., University of North Texas.

    Maribel Castro (2013) Instruction and Electronic Resources Librarian, M.L.I.S., University of North Texas.

    Barbara Slate (1996) Automation Librarian, M.E.E., Lubbock Christian University, M.L.S., University of North Texas, M.Ed., Lubbock Christian University.

    Coaches

    Paul Hise (2004) Athletic Director, M.Ed., Texas Tech University

    Gary Belt (2011) Men’s Golf Coach, M.B.A. Amberton University

    Nathan Blackwood (2003) Baseball Coach, M.Ed. Harding University

    Todd Duncan (2011) Men’s Basketball Coach, B.S., Texas Tech University

    John Dansby (2009) Women’s Golf Coach, M.S.Ed., College of The Southwest

    Steve Gomez (2003) Women’s Basketball Coach, B.A., Lubbock Christian University

    Darren Hays (2010) Softball Coach, B.S.E., Lubbock Christian University

    Jennifer Lawrence (2004) Volleyball Coach, B.S.I.S., Lubbock Christian University

    Derrick Kite (2010) Cross Country Coach, B.S. Lubbock Christian University

    Course Descriptions and Symbols

    Course Numbering

    A four-digit number identifies each course. The following shows the meaning of each digit for the course number 1302.

    • First digit–class level
    • Second digit–number of credits

    Last two digits–sequence in department offerings. Final digit may indicate the semester the course is offered. Spring semester courses end in even numbers and fall courses in odd numbers. The letters F (fall), S (spring), or SU (summer) at the end of each course description indicates the semester the course will be offered. Term suffixes, such as O or E indicate odd or even numbered years. Departments may offer courses not listed in the catalog. Such courses are labeled special topics (52 suffix), undergraduate research (88 suffix) and, in graduate studies, writings and research (99 suffix).

    Lower level courses

    • 1000–freshman
    • 2000–sophomore
    • Upper level courses
    • 3000–junior
    • 4000–senior

    Graduate courses

    • 5000–6000

    Symbols

    • B–Course offered both fall and spring each year
    • F–Course offered each fall semester
    • S–Course offered each spring semester
    • Y–Course offered year round
    • O–Course offered every other year, odd-numbered years
    • E–Course offered every other year, even-numbered years
    • D–Course may be offered upon sufficient demand
    • CO–Corequisite
    • PRE–Prerequisite
    • (3:1) Course includes a laboratory–first number indicates the lecture hours per week and the second number indicates the laboratory hours per week.
    • PF–Course is Pass/Fail only; transcript will show P for credit, F for failure

    (ACC) Accounting

    2301  Principles of Financial Accounting. Measuring business transactions; financial statements, reporting, and analysis; accounting information systems, financial performance measures. F

    2302  Principles of Managerial Accounting. Cost concepts and cost allocation; job order and process costing; activity-based systems; budgeting and cost behavior analysis; performance measurement and decision making. PRE: ACC 2301. S

    3301  Intermediate Accounting I. Accounting environment; accounting process; financial statements; analysis of asset and liability elements. PRE: ACC 2302. F

    3302  Intermediate Accounting II. Continuation of 3301. Analysis of stockholder equity elements; error and financial statement analysis. PRE: ACC 3301. S

    3303  Cost Accounting. Cost concepts, behavior, and accounting techniques. Cost determination and decision making are emphasized. PRE: ACC 2302. F

    3305  Special Problems in Accounting. Complex accounting applications. ACC 3302. F

    4301  Consolidations. Advanced accounting course dealing with financial accounting and reporting in the area of business combinations. PRE: ACC 3301. F

    4305  Income Tax I. Study of federal income tax laws as they affect individuals. Emphasis on application of income tax theory. PRE: ACC 2302. F

    4306  Income Tax II. Corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates, and gifts. PRE: ACC 4305. D

    4308  Auditing. Auditing concepts, standards, and objectives; auditing procedures; sampling techniques; internal control evaluation; the audit report. PRE: ACC 3301. S

    4309  Estate Taxation. Federal taxation of estates, trusts, and estate planning. PRE: ACC 4305. D

    4310  Accounting Systems. Theories, techniques, and procedures of accounting information systems for organizations. PRE: ACC 2302. D

    4315  Financial Statement Analysis. Advanced study of financial topics specifically related to financial statements used primarily for making decisions to invent in business. Includes analysis of financial statements focusing on ratio, comparative and trend analysis, certain valuation concepts, and company comparisons. PRE: FIN 3300. D

    4330  Internship. Work in an area of business utilizing skills developed in the accounting program. PRE: Minimum of 12 upper level hours in accounting and approval of the instructor. D

    5301  Accounting Research. Accounting research using professional and scholarly literature of accounting.

    5304  Governmental Accounting. Accounting for governmental and nonprofit entities. PRE: ACC 2302. S

    (AEC) Agriculture Economics

    3304  Farm and Ranch Management. Economic and business principles applied for more profitable operation. FE

    3312  Natural Resources Economics. Integrated study of economic impacts of natural resources and private or political decisions that affect their uses. Focuses on local and regional case studies. Study of classical issues related to renewable and non-renewable resources as well as conservation and public policy concerns. SE

    3315  Agricultural Policy. Governmental policy relative to farm programs, resource conservation, foreign trade, and rural development. FO

    4314  Agriculture Finance and Credit. Principles of agricultural finance emphasizing cost and return from use of capital and credit, types and sources of credit and role of agricultural lending institutions. PRE: AEC 2303. FO

    (AFA) Fine Arts

    2350  Introduction to Fine Arts. Interdisciplinary course designed to introduce the student to basic elements of art, music, and theatre. Taught as a team effort by the music, theatre, and art departments. B

    (AGR) Agriculture

    1304  Principles of Soil Science. Study of the nature and properties of soils, including classification, physical properties, ecology of the soil, soil fertility, and soil conservation principles and practices. SE

    4102  Agricultural Literature and Seminar. Reading assignments, current agricultural information, informal discussions, oral and/or written reports on pertinent agriculture topics. S

    (ANS) Animal Science

    1303  Principles of Animal Science. Study of the modern field of animal agriculture. Emphasis on breeding, feeding, management, and marketing. (2:3) FO

    3314  Physiology of Farm Animals. Study of the physiological systems of animals including growth and development. S

    3323  Physiology of Reproduction. Study of the reproductive processes in domestic animals with emphasis on male and female anatomy, endocrinology, estrous cycles, and fertilization. F

    3403  Advanced Feeds and Nutrition. Chemical composition of foodstuffs; digestion, absorption, metabolism of nutrients and calculation of rations. F

    4313  Concepts in Animal Health and Disease. Detailed study of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of diseases on domestic and wild animals. Major emphasis is placed on identification of risk factors, prevention, transmission, immunity and resistance, and pathogenesis of emerging and economically important animal diseases. SE

    4324  Advanced Animal Nutrition. Biochemical and physiological bases for nutritional requirements of domestic animals. PRE: ANS 3403. SE

    4330  Animal Science Practicum. Opportunity to visit selected livestock operations in the southwest. PRE: Junior standing and advisor approval. Travel fees.

    (ART) Art

    1303  Drawing I. Introductory studio course in drawing with attention to black and white media. Attention to development of self-expressive communication and composition in drawing through the use of line, texture, value, space and perspective. F

    1304  Drawing II. Further development of self-expressive communication and composition through drawing with emphasis on color media. PRE: 1303 S

    1305  Two-Dimensional Design. Introduction to the role of formalist design in art and visual media, with emphasis on two dimensional works. Studio activities explore elements and principles of design and composition. B

    2305  Explorations in Media. Art experiences with a variety of media, including printmaking, clay, papier-mâché, etc., with application to the art classroom and current teaching practices. D

    2306  Life Drawing. Studio-based introduction to drawing the human figure using a variety of black and white and color drawing media. Drawing of live models and other figurative resources. PRE: ART 1304. D

    2307  Survey of Art History I. Survey of art history from prehistory to the 14th Century. Outside research required. F

    2308  Survey of Art History II. Survey of Western painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts from the 15th Century to the present. Outside research required. S

    3302  Painting I. Introduction to painting that emphasizes visual self-expression/communication through basic techniques. PRE: ART 1303 or 1305. SO

    3304  Painting II. Studio-based continuation of methods and concepts learned in Painting I, with water-media, including acrylic and watercolor. Continued development of perceptual awareness, rendering, composition, and creative problem solving through study that may include still-life, figure, landscape, and abstract/conceptual subjects. PRE: ART 3302. D

    3305  History of Modern Art. Study of Western art history and theory from the late 19th century through the early 21st century, including developments in avant-garde Modernism, and Post-Modernism. Examines critical subtexts and cultural milieu that influenced the transformation of Modern art. Outside research required. May satisfy general core fine arts history requirement. PRE: Sophomore standing. (D)

    3306  Art and Children. Studies and activities to promote creative art expression for children with an emphasis on current trends in art education. B

    3308  Three-Dimensional Design. Studio experiences and discussion to develop the use of elements and principles of design, composition, and visual expression through three-dimensional forms. A lab fee may be collected for materials as needed. PRE: ART 1305. SE

    4306  Teaching Art to Adolescents. Course presents concepts and strategies for teaching in the secondary art classroom and addresses current art education and teaching practices for a diverse student population. D

    4308  Art Theory and Criticism. Explorations in criticism and the theories that have shaped and/or responded to Modern and Post-modern art. Outside research required. D

    4360  Senior Seminar. Independent or class study in selected area with departmental approval required. May be repeated for credit with different emphasis. D

    (BIB) Bible

    1010  Introduction to the Old Testament Supplement. Supplement to BIB 1310, for Bible majors who did not take a majors section of BIB 1310 and have received credit for BIB 1310. Includes reading and writing designed to introduce the student to a critical introduction to the Old Testament.

    1020  Introduction to the New Testament Supplement. Supplement to BIB 1320, for Bible majors who did not take a majors section of BIB 1320 and have received credit for BIB 1320. Includes reading and writing designed to introduce the student to a critical introduction to the New Testament.

    1310  Introduction to the Old Testament. Introduction to the Old Testament with careful attention given to God’s covenant relationship with Israel. Offered in the fall for majors only. B

    1320  Introduction to the New Testament. Introduction to the New Testament with careful attention given to the life and teachings of Jesus. A section is offered in the spring for majors only. B

    2302  Interpretation: Hermeneutics. Study of the art of interpretation and implementation of a proper exegesis of a specific biblical text. Introduction to tools of biblical research. Must be taken concurrently with BIB 2303. F

    2303  Interpretation: Homiletics. Study of the art of preaching and its application to biblical text. Must be taken concurrently with BIB 2302. F

    3300  Romans. Exegetical study of Paul’s epistle with significant attention to Paul’s theology and pastoral directives for the Roman church. A section is offered in the fall for majors only. F

    3305  Christian Heritage. Introduction to the historical and theological developments of the Christian church from the earliest days as recorded in the book of Acts to the present. B

    3310  Christian Life. Integrate previous biblical studies instruction under praxis, textual studies, and service components. B

    3312  The Nature of Scripture. Surveys the history of interpretive methods used in the study of scripture from pre-Christian Judaism through the present and explores ministerial and personal questions of faith that arise from a study of historical-critical methods, textual criticism, and canon formation. PRE: C in BIB 2302 or permission of instructor. S

    4090  Practicum. Supervised internship in student area of ministry, culminating in a final, written report. Recommended for summer completion with fall enrollment. F

    4302  Preaching Biblical Genres. Application of varied preaching forms to a selected biblical book or genres. PRE: BIB 2303. S

    4311  Advanced Biblical Interpretation. Advanced studies in various areas of biblical interpretation. The specific semester emphasis, such as narrative exegesis, the Bible as literature, rhetorical criticism, and post-modern interpretation, will be reflected on the transcripts. Students may take the course only once. PRE: BIB 2302 and 2303. S

    4360  Bible Department Capstone. Supervised research project in student area of specialization, culminating in a final, written thesis. This course, together with the Practicum, represents the culmination of coursework. S

    6300  Introduction to Graduate Studies. Introduces graduate students to the expectations of research, writing, and ministry implications associated with the rigors of a master's degree. Students who transfer at least 12 hours of graduate studies with a GPA of at least 2.75 may substitute another class for this offering.

    6301  Introduction to the New Testament. Advanced introduction to the New Testament for exegetical and homiletic purposes with emphasis on the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of the text.

    6302  Hermeneutics. Study of the history of the application of hermeneutics to the biblical text with an emphasis on the current questions in biblical interpretation.

    6305  Studies in the New Testament Text. Critical study and analysis of a selected New Testament book or genres for exegesis. Students may take each book or genre only one time.

    6306  New Testament Theology. Study of the doctrinal teachings presented in the New Testament.

    6307  Preaching Biblical Genres. Application of varied preaching forms to a selected book or genres of the Bible.

    6308  Studies in the Old Testament Text. Critical study and analysis of a selected Old Testament book or genre for exegesis. Students may take each book or genre one time.

    6309  Social World of Christianity. Exploration into the environment in which Christianity arose and spread. The history, daily life, and institutions of the period will be examined in conjunction with relevant New Testament texts.

    6310 Introduction to the Old Testament. Advanced introduction to the Old Testament designed for exegesis and preaching with an emphasis on the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of the text.

    6313  Biblical Archaeology. Dynamics of the interplay of history, religion, and culture of the Near Middle East through an archaeological lens. Students encounter concepts of worldview, morality, religion, and culture.

    6314  Social Perspectives of the Old Testament. Exploration into the environment in which the Old Testament texts were written. The history, daily life, and institutions of the periods will be examined in conjunction with Old Testament texts.

    (BIH) Biblical History

    6327  History of Christianity. Introduction to and survey of the history of Christianity, with an emphasis in the social, historical, and religious factors that influenced the formation of various groups and teachings.

    6329  American Church History. Survey of American church history focusing on the Restoration Movement, with an emphasis on the key personalities, teachings, and development of this period.

    (BIL) Biblical Languages

    2311  Elementary Greek I. Elementary study of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Greek New Testament. F

    2322  Elementary Greek II. Further elementary study of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Greek New Testament. S

    3313  Elementary Hebrew I. Elementary study of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Hebrew Bible. FD

    3324  Elementary Hebrew II. Further elementary study of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Hebrew Bible. SD

    3331  Intermediate Greek I. Intermediate study of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Greek New Testament. PRE: BIL 2322. F

    3342  Intermediate Greek II. Further intermediate study of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Greek New Testament. PRE: BIL 2322. S

    4336  Intermediate Hebrew I. Intermediate study of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Hebrew Bible. PRE: BIL 3324. FD

    4345  Intermediate Hebrew II. Further intermediate study of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Hebrew Bible. PRE: BIL 3324. SD

    4351  Advanced Greek I. Advanced study of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Greek New Testament. D

    4357  Advanced Hebrew I. Advanced study of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Hebrew Bible. D

    4362  Advanced Greek II. Exegesis, with attention to advanced grammar, semantics, and textual criticism. SD

    4367  Advanced Hebrew II. Exegesis, with attention to advanced grammar, Hebrew poetry, and textual criticism. D

    6311  Elementary Greek I. Introduction to Greek grammar and vocabulary. D

    6312  Elementary Greek II. Greek grammar with an emphasis on reading in the New Testament. D

    6314  Elementary Hebrew I. Introduction to Hebrew grammar and vocabulary. D

    6315  Elementary Hebrew II. Hebrew grammar with an emphasis on reading in the Old Testament. D

    (BIO) Biology

    1300  Human Biology. Survey of human systems with an emphasis on integration of activities and heredity. Meets non laboratory requirements; not for majors in agriculture or biology. B

    1303  Integrated Science I. Introduction to earth science and its relationship to the planets in the solar system, composition and atmosphere. Not for science majors. (2:3) F

    1304  Integrated Science II. Study of matter and energy types and transformations. Includes a section on the relationship of plants and plant life to energy changes. Not for science majors. (2:3) S

    1305  Contemporary Investigations in Biology. Contemporary issues in biology from evolution to genetics to ecology and ecosystem levels of biological organization. B

    1405  Majors Biology I. Fundamentals of molecular biology, cell biology, and genetics. PRE: High school biology is  strongly recommended. (3:3) F

    1406  Majors Biology II. Fundamentals of organization of both plants and animals, including biological diversity and interdependence. (3:3) S

    2401  Human Anatomy and Physiology I. Structure and function of cells, tissues, and the general body plan; the integument, skeletal, and muscular systems. (3:3) F

    2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II. Continuation of BIO 2401. Structure and function of the endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, and nervous systems, as well as a study of fluid, electrolyte and Ph balance of the body. (3:3) S

    3111  Microbiology Lab. Lab to be taken concurrently with BIO 3310. For science majors only. B

    3300  Genetics. Principles of inheritance from both a classical and molecular perspective. PRE: BIO 1405. S

    3301  Introductory Genetics. Overview of the principles of inheritance for nursing and non-science majors. For nursing majors only. B

    3303  Cell and Molecular Biology. Structure and functions of the cell. PRE: CHE 1305 or consent of instructor. (2:3) F

    3304  Advanced Botany. Survey of the plant kingdom. Classification, structure, function and development are emphasized. (2:3) F

    3305  Advanced Zoology. Survey of the animal kingdom. Classification, structure, function and development are emphasized. (2:3) S

    3310  General Microbiology. Characteristics of microorganisms, their culture, uses, control and immunological aspects in industrial, domestic, and medical areas. Concurrent registration in the complementary laboratory course is required. PRE: CHE 1305 or 1307 and one year of the following courses: General Biology or BIO 2401 and 2402. This would apply to anyone wanting to take this course. B

    3314  Physiology of Reproduction. Study of the reproductive processes in domestic animals. Emphasis on male and female anatomy, endocrinology, spermatogenesis, fertilization, parturition, reproductive cyclicity, and reproductive behavior. F

    3320  Analytical Biotechnology. Introduction to laboratory techniques and analysis used in biochemistry. Topics include gel electrophoresis, acrylamide electrophoresis, restriction enzyme digestion, transformation of cells, purification and analysis of DNA, protein purification, PCR, and bioinformatics. Laboratory exercises reinforce scientific method, lab safety, importance of laboratory notebooks, applied problem solving, and the fundamentals of instrumentation. (1:6) S

    3322  Nutrition. Study of nutrients, their functions and food sources, recommended daily allowances, deficiency and toxicity symptoms, and sound principles for nutrition throughout the life cycle. B

    3325  General Entomology. Introduction to entomology, including the biology and diversity of insects and an introduction to management of insect pests of man, animals and plants. (2:3) D

    3406  Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy. Study of vertebrate structure with emphasis on comparison of organ systems. Representative forms will be used in the laboratory. PRE: BIO 2401 and 2402 or consent of instructor. (2:3) FO

    4102  Biological Literature and Seminar. Review of classical and recent biological literature with both oral and written presentations required. PRE: Senior standing and 9 advanced hours in BIO. S

    4112  Animal Physiology Lab. Physiology lab to be taken concurrently with BIO 4312. S

    4303  Evolution. History, evidences, and theories of the origin and development of living organisms. PRE: 6 hours of science, BIO recommended. F

    4312  Animal Physiology. Functions of animal systems with emphasis on digestion, respiration, circulation and endocrinology. Concurrent registration in the complementary laboratory course is required. S

    4318  Biometrics. Introduction to statistics with primary emphasis on the biological and agricultural disciplines. Foundational principles of statistical theory and application including terminology, graphing, probability distributions, correlation, regression, experimental design, and statistical inference are covered. SE

    4324  Embryology. Stages in development and the control of these processes with emphasis on the vertebrates. (2:3) SO

    (BNT) New Testament

    3303  General Writings. Intermediate studies of Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, and/or Revelation. Specific topics will appear on the transcript. FO

    3306  Paul’s Epistles. Intermediate studies of 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, and/or Philemon. Specific semester topics will appear on the transcript. FE

    4304  Acts. Advanced studies in the book of Acts. SE

    4305  Synoptic Gospels. Advanced studies in Matthew, Mark, and/or Luke. Specific semester topics will appear on the transcript. SO

    (BOM) Organizational Management

    4304  Managerial Economics. Principles of economics used in managerial decision making related to resource allocation.

    4305  Personal Values and Organizational Ethics. Corporate social responsibility, stakeholder management and ethical models applied to case studies. Students develop a personal philosophy of ethics.

    4306  Managerial Accounting. Integrates external financial accounting with internal cost account environments.

    4312  Managerial Finance. Corporate finance in organizational financial planning.

    4324  Organization Theory. Overview of the development of modern organization theory.

    4325  Leadership in Organizations. Managerial leadership in organizations.

    4326  Strategic Management. Leadership roles in innovation and change management.

    (BOT) Old Testament

    3303  Poetry and Wisdom. Intermediate studies in Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, and/or Lamentations. Specific semester topics will appear on the transcript. FO

    3304  Historical Books. Intermediate studies in Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and/or Esther. Specific semester topics will appear on the transcript. SE

    3305  Minor Prophets. Intermediate studies in Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and/or Malachi. Specific semester topics will appear on the transcript. SO

    4306  Old Testament Law. Advanced studies in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Number, and/or Deuteronomy. Specific semester topics will appear on the transcript. PRE: BIB 3312 or permission of instructor. FE

    4307  Major Prophets. Advanced studies in Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and/or Daniel. Specific semester topics will appear on the transcript. D

    (BUA) Business Administration

    1300  Introduction to Business. Survey of the nature of business and its relationship to society. Designed for beginning freshmen and students with no more than 6 hours of business administration courses. B

    2199  Free Enterprise. Students in Free Enterprise participate in projects, attend competitions, and make presentations. F

    2299  Free Enterprise. A continuation of BUA 2199. S

    2310  Business Statistics. Collection, presentation, analysis, and interpretation of statistics applicable to business. PRE: MAT 1311. B

    3302  Case Study Analysis. Case study approach to identifying and solving problems in organizations.

    3305  Principles of Marketing. Current trends in marketing conditions, marketing agencies, factors affecting buying. F

    3306  Consumer Behavior. Buying decision process and factors affecting buying behavior. Development of effective marketing strategy and tactics by understanding how and why consumers respond to marketing stimuli. PRE: BUA 3305.

    3310  Money and Banking. Organization and operation of commercial banks and the money market. Examination of central banking and monetary policy. PRE: ECO 2301. B

    3320  Business Ethics. Examine various theories of ethics, stressing Christian ethics in a business context. Special emphasis on current topics in business ethics. PRE: ACC 2301.

    4199  Leadership in Free Enterprise. Leadership role in Enactus student organization. Identifying and initiating projects in free enterprise, recruitment of new team members, organizing team, and encouraging participation. Readings and other assignments are assigned to develop competencies in planning, leading, organizing, and controlling and their application to leadership in organizations. PRE: BUA 2299 and permission of Enactus coordinator. F

    4299  Leadership in Free Enterprise. Continuation of BUA 4199. PRE: BUA 4199 and permission of Enactus coordinator. S

    4300  Personal Selling and Sales Promotion. Selling and negotiating and sales promotion as related to new enterprise and ongoing firm. Promotional strategies especially for small business where uniqueness of promotional tools is more critical than in large businesses. PRE: Junior standing

    4301  Business Law. Introduction to the law stressing contracts, negotiable instruments, agencies, mortgages, personal property, real property, and business organization. F

    4304  Marketing Research. Research methods and techniques that aid marketing management and the application of these tools to the process of obtaining information upon which to base marketing strategy. PRE: BUA 2310 and 3305. S

    4320  Leadership. Examines values-based leadership principles. Fee $100.  

    4330  Internship. Work in an area of business utilizing skill developed in the Business program. PRE: Senior standing and approval of the instructor.

    4380  Business Policy. Integrative course focusing on an organization’s pursuit of superior economic performance over a long term by deciding what business to be in and how to compete. This is a capstone course restricted to graduating seniors only. B

    (CHE) Chemistry

    1105  Inorganic Chemistry Lab. Fee $50.  B

    1107  General Chemistry Lab I. Fee $50.  B

    1108  General Chemistry Lab II. Fee $50.  B

    1305  Inorganic Chemistry. Inorganic chemistry for majors in human sciences, pre-nursing, or non-science majors. F

    1307  General Chemistry I. Introduction to chemistry for students majoring in science. Includes gas laws, bonding theory, atomic structure, solutions, acid-base and redox reactions. PRE: High school chemistry. F

    1308  General Chemistry II. Continuation of CHE 1307, including basic inorganic chemistry, aqueous reactions, rates, equilibrium, nuclear and some descriptive chemistry. PRE: CHE 1307. S

    2402  Integrated Organic and Biochemistry. Organic and biochemistry for agriculture, nutrition, pre-nursing and education majors. Emphasis is on nomenclature, major functional groups and reactions of organic and biochemical. Not intended for chemistry or biology majors. PRE: CHE 1305, 1105. S

    3101  Organic Chemistry I Lab. Practice in basic operations and preparations of organic chemistry using micro lab ware. Fee $50.  F

    3102  Organic Chemistry II Lab. Additional organic chemistry preparations, functional group reactions, and identification of unknowns using traditional means, IR, and NMR spectra. Fee $50.  S

    3105  Analytical Chemistry I Lab. Practice in analytical chemistry with an emphasis on wet methods,; gravimetric, titrimetric and potentiometric analyses. FO

    3181, 4182 Undergraduate Research. Research in chemistry, where students complete a minimum of 180 hours, 12 hours a week for a 15 week term, work in the Biochemistry  Research Laboratory in order to receive this credit. A paper summarizing the work, written in an appropriate journal style will be submitted by each student to the Research Supervisor/Course Instructor. May be taken up to four terms for a total of 4 credit hours of undergraduate research. PRE: Prior consent of Research Supervisor. B

    3310  Laboratory Management and Demonstrations. Equips students to equip and organize a stockroom, conduct laboratory sessions with groups, and to safely and effectively use demonstrations.

    3300  Introductory Biochemistry. Survey of biochemistry for students in agriculture, human sciences, dietetics, nutrition and education. Not for chemistry or biology majors. PRE: CHE 3301 or consent of instructor. S

    3301  Organic Chemistry I. Hydrocarbons, stereochemistry, and organometallics. PRE: CHE 1308. F

    3302  Organic Chemistry II. Continuation of 3301 with other organic series, NMR, IR. PRE: CHE 3301. S

    3305  Analytical Chemistry I. Quantitative chemical analysis by gravimetric and volumetric methods. FO

    3307  Advanced Instrumentation and Laboratory Methods. Study in the use of spectroscopic, spectrophotometric and chromatographic instruments in chemical analyses and the chemistry behind the instruments. S

    3320  Analytical Biotechnology. Introduction to laboratory techniques and analysis used in biochemistry. Topics include gel electrophoresis, acrylamide electrophoresis, restriction enzyme digestion, transformation of cells, purification and analysis of DNA, protein purification, PCR, and bioinformatics. Laboratory exercises reinforce scientific method, lab safety, importance of laboratory notebooks, applied problem solving, and fundamentals of instrumentation. PRE: CHE 3301 or CHE 2402 (1:6) D

    3406  Analytical Chemistry II. Analysis by instrumental methods: spectroscopic, electrical, and chromatographic. (2:6) SE

    4102  Chemical Literature and Seminar. Emphasizes acquaintance with chemical literature and how to make a literature search. Includes research projects and a research paper. D

    4111  Biochemistry Lab I. Lab experiments covering protein, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. For students who are required or who wish to take a lab with biochemistry. D

    4112  Biochemistry Lab II. Continuation of 4111. Experiments over enzymes, vitamins, drugs, and specialized topics. SD

    4123  Physical Chemistry Lab I. Practice in physical chemistry where the experiments emphasize thermodynamics and kinetics. FE

    4311  Biochemistry I. Structure and properties of proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, bioenergetics, and intermediary metabolism. PRE: CHE 3301 or concurrent. F

    4312  Biochemistry II. Nucleic acids, protein synthesis, nutrition, the immune system, drug metabolism, and hormones. S

    4323  Physical Chemistry I. Introduction to theoretical chemistry. Gas properties, thermodynamics, equilibrium, and electrochemistry. PRE: CHE 1308 and MAT 1403 or concurrent. FE

    4424  Physical Chemistry II. Quantum mechanics, kinetics, spectroscopy. (3:3) SO

    (COM) Communication

    1100,2100,3100,4100 Electronic Activity Lab. Involvement in various productions assisting in setup, running, and post production activities for video and audio at university games, productions, and chapel. May be repeated for credit. B

    1351  Principles of Mass Media. Introduction to mass media and the major issues that influence media. The course will be predominantly a discussion of these major issues, such as freedom of the press, and how issues influence the journalist and society. F

    2303  Principles of Announcing. Fundamentals of announcing theory focusing on clear diction, delivery style, and thematic elements of production. Students will produce audition tape for submission to industry. F

    2311  Introduction to Public Address. Introduction to the basic theories of public speaking. An emphasis is placed on delivery skills and communication apprehension. Students learn to prepare and deliver informative and persuasive speeches in an appropriate manner. D

    2312  UIL Events. Study of University Interscholastic League (UIL) speech events. Debate, oral interpretation, prose and poetry are among the events examined. Emphasis is placed on coaching and judging the events at the high school level. SE

    2340  Communication for the Professional. Professional communication situations relevant to student field. B

    2348  Communication Theory. Introduction to formal research methods within the field and examination of quantitative and qualitative empirical techniques. F

    2351  Introduction to Public Relations. Introduction to basic principles and trends of current public relations theories and practices and the workings of mass media. F

    3301  Sports Writing and Reporting. Study of traditional storytelling formats with special instruction in sports style, interviewing techniques, research strategies, sports law, sports and new media, and issues of race and gender. F

    3310  Systems in Organizational Communication. Systems approach to communication principles applied to managerial situations.

    3313  Interpersonal Communication. Study of the human communication process in one to one encounters. SO

    3350  Worship Media Production. Examines various issues, including song presentation software, media clips, copyright law, and use of live video in worship. Particular emphasis is placed on utilizing media to enhance worship and coordinating themed services. S

    3354  Advertising. Study of mass media advertising, its selection and evaluation, including discussion of advertising theory, tactics and creativity. S

    3371  Group Communication. Study of group behavior, participation, structure, leadership and the importance of group discussion to our society. F

    3372  Intercultural Communication. Study of communication between peoples of various cultures and the issues that enhance and impede effective cross-cultural communication. SE

    3374  Nonverbal Communication. Study of the various types of nonverbal behavior, as well as an examination of nonverbal issues such as deception, compliance gaining, and communicator competence. S

    4330  Communication Internship. Communication experience in local business context under the direction and supervision of management and faculty. Internship requires 90 hours of field placement. PRE: COM 4374. B

    4345  Introduction to Rhetorical Analysis. Examination of the theoretical elements of rhetorical theory, including an analysis and critique of contemporary artifacts. FO

    4372  Organizational Communication. Study of communication networks found in various business, industrial, educational, and social organizations. S

    4374  Persuasive Communication. Study of the psychological and rhetorical principles employed in contemporary, social, political, and advertising campaigns. FE

    5301  Communication in Organizations. Study of communication networks and styles operating in organizations, especially educational institutions, as well as the role of the professional educator in those structures. D

    (COU) Counseling

    5091, 5092, 5093  Counseling experience involving integration of didactic and clinical material in the supervised practice of individual, group, marital, and family therapy. Weekly group and individual supervision sessions are included. PRE: Approval of program director. Fee for each: $1164.

    5141  Christian Worldview in Counseling. Examination of the impact of a Christian worldview on individual and family beliefs, interaction, and structure. Consideration will be given to the role of a Christian worldview in counseling.

    5310  Individual and Family Lifespan Human Development. Examines the stages of individual development as they occur in the context of the family life cycle. Consideration will be given to how various tasks, transitions, and events impact individuals and families at different stages of life. Students will integrate a linear individual perspective to human development with a systemic family perspective.

    5320  Research in Counseling. Survey and analysis of existing research and research methodology in counseling. A review of the literature in selected areas is required. Major research reports are evaluated for methodological strengths and weaknesses. Fee $50.

    5321  Statistics. Study of statistical concepts and their application to counseling. Emphasis on estimation and inferences, and statistical methods, including simple and multiple regression, single factor and multifactor analysis of variance, multiple comparisons, goodness of fit tests, contingency tables, nonparametric procedures, and power of tests.

    5340  Professional Issues, Ethics, and Law. Focuses on the development of a professional attitude and identity as a marriage and family therapist and a professional counselor. Areas of consideration will include professional socialization, the role of professional organizations, licensure and certification, legal responsibilities and liabilities of clinical practice and research, family law, confidentiality issues, codes of ethics, the role of the therapist in court proceedings, and inter professional cooperation.

    5353  Psychopathology of Individuals and Families. Detailed overview of psychopathology and analysis of psychopathology in educational and counseling settings. Students will receive training in the use of the DSM-IV and its application. Diagnostic and treatment planning skills will be facilitated through the use of case studies.

    5354  Assessment of Individuals and Families. Examination of the major individual, marital, and family assessment strategies and instruments. Students will receive training in the use of both testing and non-testing approaches to assessment and appraisal. Attention will be given to the relationship between assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning. Fee $100.

    5360  Counseling Theory and Practice. Examination of the major theoretical orientations associated with individual approaches to psychotherapy. Consideration will be given to Adlerian, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic, and systemic approaches to intervention. Students will be expected to develop a coherent theoretical rationale for their therapeutic interventions.

    5361  Techniques of Individual and Family Counseling. Introduction to the skills and understandings involved in developing effective helping relationships. The processes, principles, and techniques associated with group leadership and group counseling will be explored in this course. An experiential component of this course will help foster the development of basic interviewing, listening, and group leadership skills. Support group strategies and resources will be reviewed and evaluated.

    5362  Career Counseling. Reviews concepts, issues, and trends in the field of career counseling and career education. It is designed to consider the role of the counselor in the career decision-making process of individuals across the lifespan. Consideration will be given to the relationships between work, career development, and family functioning.

    5363  Group Psychotherapy. Overview of the principles, practices, and approaches to group counseling in school and community settings.

    5364  Crisis Counseling. Study of crisis with emphasis on appropriate behaviors and responses to crisis. Applied therapeutic counseling in general and crisis intervention are presented along with strategies to alleviate crisis and deal with crisis aftermath.

    5365  Advanced Counseling Techniques. Experiential emphasis on developing skills in using a variety of counseling techniques. Case conceptualization skills including diagnosing, eligibility intervention strategies, treating planning, and case monitoring are explored.

    5381  Foundations of Marital and Family Therapy. Comprehensive overview of the various theories and models of marital and family therapy. Consideration will be given to the therapeutic skills and assumptions associated with the following treatment approaches: cognitive-behavioral, inter-generational, narrative, solution-focused, structural, and strategic. Students will participate in an in-depth exploration of their own families of origin.

    5382  Premarital and Marital Therapy. Study of the various theories and models of mate selection, marital interaction, and marital intervention. Students will receive training in diagnosing and intervening in dysfunctional relationship patterns. Strategies associated with premarital counseling and divorce adjustment counseling will also be explored.

    5383  Counseling Children, Adolescents, and Their Families. Intensive overview of therapeutic strategies for working with children, adolescents and their families. Consideration will be given to developmental psychopathology. Techniques and strategies from Adlerian, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic, and systemic approaches will be presented.

    5384  Addictions. Study of definitions of addiction, substance abuse and dependence, and counseling persons with substance abuse disorders and process disorders. Holistic approach to treatment and recovery is emphasized. Assessment, initial treatment, and intervention techniques are explored for rehabilitation of substance use disorders.

    5385  Multicultural Counseling. Review of multicultural counseling literature. Focus on promotion of self-awareness and self-knowledge, facilitation of the construction of cultural knowledge to increase awareness and sensitivity to issues affecting multicultural populations, identification of intervention strategies applicable to multicultural clients, and promotion of development of a personal philosophy of substance abuse disorders.

    5391  Counseling Practicum. Integration of didactic and clinical material in the supervised practice of individual, group, marital, and family therapy. Weekly group and/or individual supervision sessions are included. PRE: Approval of program director.

    5392  Counseling Internship I. Integration of didactic and clinical material in the supervised practice of individual, group, marital, and family therapy. Weekly group and/or individual supervision sessions are included. PRE: Approval of program director.

    5393  Counseling Internship II. Integration of didactic and clinical material in the supervised practice of individual, group, marital, and family therapy. Weekly group and/or individual supervision sessions are included. PRE: COU 5392 and approval of program director.

    (CRJ) Criminal Justice

    2301  Introduction to Criminal Justice. Introductory course designed to familiarize students with the facets of the criminal justice system, the sub-systems and how they interrelate, processing of offenders, punishment and its alternatives, and the future of the criminal justice system. F

    2302  Fundamentals of Texas Criminal Law. Study of Texas substantive procedural and evidentiary law with emphasis on the legal elements of the most commonly committed crimes as defined by the Texas Penal Code; warrants of arrest and search and seizure, including how to prepare affidavits in support of those warrants, for judicial approval and authorization based on the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure; the law of confessions and interrogations under Texas decisional law, and how to make lawful traffic stops under Texas criminal law. S

    2303  Criminal Investigation. Overview of scientific crime detection and more detailed discussion of techniques for case management and documentation, the concept of proof, the impact of emergent technology on the investigative process, interacting with victims and witnesses, and interviewing suspects. Particular emphasis may be placed on the investigation of particular types of crimes, for example, homicides, sex offenses, child abuse, and hate crimes. F

    2304  Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement. Investigation, arrest, search and seizure;  constitutional and statutory law and the decisions of the United States Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. S

    2305  Courts and Criminal Procedure. Examines procedural requirements for judicial processing of criminal offenders. Examines concepts of evidence sufficiency, standards of proof, due process, and constitutional safeguards. F

    3301  Criminology. Overview of the major criminological perspectives and an examination of the social, political, and intellectual milieu within which each developed. The course focuses on the multi-disciplinary nature of criminological thought. F

    3302  Juvenile Delinquency. Adjustment of youths as they take on the roles and statuses culturally defined for their age group; emphasis on causation, treatment, and prevention of juvenile delinquency; sociological principles for working with youth. Delinquency is reviewed as a form of deviant behavior. S

    3311  White Collar Crime. Study of the ideas and perspectives that are dominant in the field of white collar crime. Topics such as organizational crime, occupational crime, legislation aimed at white collar crime, law enforcement, causes of white collar crime, and possible forms of intervention will be discussed. F

    3312  Violent Offenders. Introduction to psychological issues relating to understanding, assessing, managing criminal and other abnormal behavior. An overview of mental disorders and their relationship to criminality and violence is provided. Topics include sanity, psychopathy, criminal profiling, serial killers, stalking, women who kill, and threat assessment. S

    3321  Understanding Sexual Offending. Overview of the sexual offender. The origins and various motivations that lie behind sex crimes are explored as are treatment strategies and their relative effectiveness with different offender groups. Various approaches to community supervision are examined as are controversial issues such as castration of sex offenders. F

    3322  Social Deviance. Psychological and sociological aspects of socially deviant behavior; theoretical overviews and implications for social control and social policy. S

    3323  Family Violence. Theoretical issues, both past and present, regarding family violence in order to provide the student with an understanding of the salient issues. In addition, attention will be given to the impact family violence has on the victim and society, legal aspects of family violence, key factors associated with recognition of family violence, and pertinent research focusing on the subject. F

    3324  Corrections, Probation, and Parole. Overview of the corrections system in the United States, including the legal and practical aspects of probation, parole, and incarceration systems; the court process; alternatives to imprisonment; corrections systems and functions; studies of those institutionalized in corrections facilities, including male, females, juvenile, and other special offenders; legal rights of those in corrections systems; and systems to reintegrate offenders from corrections facilities back into the community and society.

    3325  Supervising Police Personnel. Introduction to supervising police personnel from the leadership perspective, including police team fundamentals of values, ethics, vision, communications, and time management; police team building, including team leadership, motivation, empowerment, team training, and vitality; and police teamwork, including organizing, performance, conflict resolution, community-oriented and problem-oriented policing, and anticipation of future issues in supervising police personnel.

    3326  Crisis Intervention. Study of crisis situations in multiple settings with emphasis on appropriate behaviors and responses to crisis. Applied therapeutic counseling in general and crisis intervention are presented along with strategies to alleviate crisis and deal with crisis aftermath. S

    4321  Forensic Psychology. Study of the intersection of crime, law, and psychology. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how abnormal behavior is treated in the judicial system, as well as civil commitment and criminal competencies. F 

    4322  Drugs, Alcohol, and Behavior. Survey of psychological factors involved in drug use and an introduction to chemotherapy used in treatment of mental illness. S

    4324  Crime Analysis and Crime Mapping. Overview of the field of crime analysis and crime mapping, including key concepts, definitions, and relevant criminological theory as well as methods and techniques of tactical, strategic, and administrative crime analysis and useful information about Internet sites that complement the topics discussed in class.

    4325  Forensic Computer Examination. Overview of high-technology crime;  identity theft and other thefts on the information superhighway; digital child pornography and other abuses of children in cyberspace; financial fraud and con artistry on the Internet; investigating the Internet, including examination of online investigations and sting operations; seizure of digital evidence; obtaining and executing search warrants for digital evidence; law enforcement computer programs which aid in searching computer hard drives and computer media; legal issues pertaining to digital evidence; and the future of high-technology crimes.

    4326  Terrorism and Homeland Security. Focuses on criminology and controversy of terrorism and issues of homeland security, surrounding the post 9/11 era in which we live. The course will investigate known terrorist groups and their operations around the world, as well as the U.S. position on terrorism and the War on Terror.

    4327  Cyber Crimes. Examines the legal and practical issues surrounding technology-assisted crimes that generally use the internet directly to commit the crimes, including fraud, stalking, theft, drug trafficking, domestic and international terrorism. Explores how computers and media are used to store evidence of crimes.

    4328  Death Penalty. Examines legal issues surrounding the death penalty, including a historical review of the death penalty from colonial times to the present; analysis of the foundational cases of Furman v. Georgia and Gregg v. Georgia; a study of the issue of racial discrimination in imposing the death penalty; the legalities of imposing the death penalty on the mentally impaired and juveniles; due process issues and the death penalty, including selection of jurors and mitigating factors in capital cases; issues surrounding appeals and Habeas Corpus in death penalty cases; the evolving standards of decency and the 8th amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment; and a study of the trends in and the future of the death penalty.

    4329  Gangs. Overview of gangs in our society and the challenges they pose for the criminal justice system. Studies critical components of dealing with gangs directly and indirectly, including juvenile delinquency, criminology, and sociology. Emphasizes distinction between gangs and gang members and the differences between the individual and group perspectives.

    4333  Professionalism and Ethics in Criminal Justice. Study of theories and practices in areas of legality, morality, values, and ethics as they pertain to criminal justice. Included will be such topics as police corruption, brutality, and methods of dealing with such practices, as well as the concept of profession and professional conduct. F

    (DMA) Digital Media Arts and Applications

    2343  Motion Graphics. Beginning course in manipulating images in sequence with motion for web designers, graphic artists, etc. It utilizes graphics arts for expression and/or effective communication through motion for cartooning and interactive web design in a Mac environment. Lecture, demonstration, and hands on experience. Each student gains a working knowledge of Flash. Research project required. Fee $50. F

    2344  Multimedia Design. Animation techniques, photo manipulation, page layout, and video for use in multimedia and web design projects. Utilizes current Adobe software: InDesign, Illustrator, Premier, Flash, and Photoshop in a Mac environment. Requires an experiential knowledge of computer graphics, color, and design techniques. Project required. Fee $50. S

    3310  Digital Video I. Basic techniques for editing and manipulating digital media, such as video, sound, animation, and lighting. Introduction to filmmaking, story boarding, shooting, editing, and production. Utilizes current software to manipulate and control image output. Combines dissimilar elements to form powerful imagery in a Mac environment. Course includes use of digital video camera, scanner, and Adobe software in a Mac environment. Research project required. PRE: DMA 2344. Fee $50. F

    3331  Game Design. Introduction of game design with Unity 3D game engine including storytelling, game genre, theme, audience, production, player considerations, scripts, sequences, testing, and debugging. Research project required. Instructor permission required. Fee $50.

    3332  Digital Fundamentals and Imaging. Beginning course in digital photography,  image manipulation, basic art elements, design principles, color theory, and composition. Utilizes Adobe Photoshop, a current image manipulation software along with beginning digital camera techniques, bringing dissimilar elements together in order to form powerful imagery. Course emphasis is on composition and development of self-expression. Access to a digital camera required. Research project required. PRE: Junior status. Fee $50. B

    3341  Advertising Design. Beginning course for visual communicators, such as artists, graphic designers, marketing advertising, and image consultants, interested in graphic arts for expression and more effective communication. Includes advertising campaigns, editorial illustrations, oral presentations, retail packaging designs, and displays. Lecture, demonstration, and hands on experience. Students gain a working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop in a Mac environment. Research project required. PRE: ART 1305 or DMA 3322 and junior status or departmental permission required. Fee $50. F

    3342  Document Design. Contemporary design, graphics and production of mass media publications, including brochures, newsletters, annual reports, magazines, newspapers, and web content with emphasis on desktop publishing technologies. Additional emphasis on typography, papers, inks, color, production and layout. Utilizes Adobe software InDesign and Photoshop. Research project required PRE: DMA 2344 or ENG 3318 or ECA 1300 and junior status or departmental permission. Fee $50. S

    4310  Digital Video II. Continuation of DMA 3310. PRE: DMA 3310. Fee $50. S

    4324  Three-Dimensional Modeling. Introduces the principles and processes of 3-D modeling and animation. Areas covered include 3-D space navigation, modeling tools, rendering methods, animation concepts, material properties and creation of textures. A large range of tools and industry techniques will be covered. The creation of complex mechanical and organic 3-D objects. Software: Maya and Adobe Photoshop in a Mac environment. PRE: DMA 2344 or permission of instructor. Fee $50. S

    4330  Digital Media Internship/Portfolio. Visual communication experience in a local business context under the direction and supervision of management and faculty. Internship requires 90 hours of field placement and portfolio development. B

    (ECA) Extra-Curricular Activities

    1111, 1112, 1113, 1114 Best Friends.

    1150, 1151, 2150, 2151 Online Campus News Staff.

    1161, 1162, 2161, 2162, 3161, 3162, 4161, 4162 Cheerleading.

    1163, 1164, 2163, 2164, 3163, 3164, 4163, 4164 Men’s Soccer.

    1165, 1166, 2165, 2166, 3165, 3166, 4165, 4166 Women’s Soccer.

    1171, 1172, 2171, 2172, 3171, 3172, 4171, 4172 Baseball.

    1173, 1174, 2173, 2174, 3173, 3174, 4173, 4174 Men’s Basketball.

    1181, 1182, 2181, 2182, 3181, 3182, 4181, 4182 Women’s Basketball.

    1183, 1184, 2183, 2184, 3183, 3184, 4183, 4184 Volleyball.

    1185, 1186, 2185, 2186, 3185, 3186, 4185, 4186 Softball.

    1191, 1192, 2191, 2192, 3191, 3193, 4191, 4192 Cross Country/Track.

    1193, 1194, 2193, 2194, 3193, 3194, 4193, 4194 Men’s Golf.

    1195, 1196, 2195, 2196, 3195, 3196, 4195, 4196 Women’s Golf.

    1300 Yearbook Staff.

    (ECO) Economics

    2301  Macroeconomics. Introduction to macroeconomics. Emphasis on national accounts, monetary policy, fiscal policy. F

    2302  Microeconomics. Introduction to microeconomics. Emphasis on theories of individual firms and market structures. PRE: ECO 2301. S

    3301  Intermediate Macroeconomics. Determinants of long term economic growth, short term fluctuations in output and prices, and prominent schools of thought in macroeconomics; debates concerning the macroeconomic effects of fiscal and monetary policies. PRE: ECO 2302 F

    3302  Intermediate Microeconomics. Extensions and applications of microeconomic theory. Theory of the consumer; costs of production and theory of the firm; firm behavior and market structure; markets for factors of production; markets and economic welfare. PRE: ECO 2302 S

    4360  Seminar in Economics. Capstone course for economics majors. PRE: Senior standing

    (EDS) Secondary Education

    2310  Foundations of Education. Survey of major concepts related to the teaching profession with emphasis on educational history/philosophy, teaching as a mission, professional ethics, legal issues and culture of the school. 30 hours of field experience are required in the course. B

    2320  Instructional Technology. Investigation of concepts and methods of using technology to enhance instruction, design curricula, and assess student achievement. B

    3340  Middle School Education. Addresses the strikingly unique characteristics of young adolescents, age 10-14, along with strategies to meet their physical, intellectual, and social/emotional development and analyzes the functions of Middle School classrooms. S

    4310  Assessment and Evaluation. Address multiple aspects of the evaluation process at the secondary level. Topics include assessment theory, sound assessment practices, standardized exam data disaggregation (TExES, TAKS), and the Professional Development Appraisal System. PRE: Concurrent enrollment in EDS 4360 and 4660. F/S.

    4330  Managing Diverse Classrooms. Study and practice of the concepts and methods used to successfully manage classrooms and student behavior respective of the diversity of content, culture, ethnicity and learning abilities present in today’s schools. The presentation of multiple units of instruction is a major component of the course. Pre: Unconditional admission to Teacher Education Program and concurrent enrollment in EDS 4350. Fee $120.  B

    4340  Reading, Writing and Thinking in Secondary and Middle Schools. Investigation of the concepts and methods used to successfully teach the important skills of reading, writing, and thinking in all secondary and middle school content areas. Pre: Unconditional admission to Teacher Education Program and enrollment in last semester before student teaching. B

    4350  Design and Delivery. Study and practice of the interrelated processes of designing, delivering and assessing an instructional unit with emphasis on documentation of state and local curricular expectations. The presentation of multiple units of instruction is a major component of the course. PRE: Unconditional admission to Teacher Education Program and concurrent enrollment in EDS 4330. B

    4360  Senior Seminar. Capstone seminar of topics related to the expectations for a beginning middle school, secondary, and all-level educators. Key topics include: Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility TExES preparation, the interviewing process, and professional, ethical, legal responsibilities. Pre: Concurrent enrollment in EDS 4360 and 4310. B

    4660  Student Teaching. Culminating experience of the pre-professional teacher. This course is an all-day 15-week field experience under the supervision of university and secondary professional educators. PRE: Concurrent enrollment in EDS 4360 and 4310. Fee $240.  B

    (EDU) Education

    3350  Educational Psychology. Examination of physical, intellectual, social, and psychological growth and learning during childhood and adolescence. It includes the study of major theories of child and adolescent development, motivation, and measurement and assessment. Pre-service teachers will interact with experienced, practicing professionals as they observe, analyze, and apply developmental theories to learning. Fifteen hours of field experience are required. B

    5301  Research for School Improvement. Introduction to basic elements of classroom action research, including developing research problems, collecting, organizing, analyzing and interpreting data, and problem solving.

    5302  Advanced Learning Theory and Human Development. Advanced study of learning theory, information processing, complex cognitive processes, motivation, and learner characteristics.

    5303  Integrating Educational Technology. Study of both theoretical and practical characteristics of technology integration strategies, including using instructional software, using technology media, and integrating technology into the curriculum.

    5304  Curriculum and Instructional Design. Study of the major phases of the instructional process, the major theory basis associated with curriculum and instructional design, the educational advantages of using instructional design, and the principles of assessment as they are applied to educator decision making.

    5305  Methods of Reading Instruction. Presents current research based instructional methods and the reading theories that support these methods going beyond the basics of basal and whole language-based programs to examine the underlying processes readers use throughout the progression of reading development.

    5306  Working with the Gifted/Talented. Deals with the nature of giftedness as well as the curriculum and instruction in the variety of programs offered by school districts from heterogeneous classrooms to pull-out programs.

    5307  Content Area: Writing Assessment and Instruction. Focuses on various formal and informal methods of assessing writing along with all the content areas and will identify research based instructional strategies necessary to improve student learning based on the assessment information in the content areas.

    5308  Assessment and Identification of Reading Challenges. Concentrates on various formal and informal methods of assessing all skills associated specifically with reading and will discuss how assessment information is directly connected with both the identification of reading challenges and the instructional planning necessary to address those challenges.

    5309  Differentiated Curriculum. Concentrates on the strategies employed to reach the needs of students in the various disciplines.

    5310  Elementary School Science and Math. Study of the science and math curriculum in the elementary school, including instructional practices, methodology and assessment, content integration, reflective analysis, and related innovations.

    5311  Elementary School Language Arts and Social Studies. Study of the language arts and social studies curriculum in the elementary school, including instructional practices, methodology and assessment, content integration, reflective analysis, and related innovations.

    5312  Exceptionality. Study of how exceptional children are classified, the organization of educational services and related services for exceptional children, the legal requirements associated with special education programs, and instructional strategies used with exceptional students.

    5313  Classroom Management. Study of classroom management principles designed to assist educators to effectively manage the behavior problems that today’s students bring to school. The primary purpose of this course is to prepare teachers to be effective managers of their classrooms so that student learning is maximized.

    5314  Seminar in Reading. Study of reading as both a process and a product, including a study of emergent literacy, reading in the content areas, comprehension, and various major approaches to reading instruction, including those that deal with readers having special needs.

    5315  Curriculum and Instructional Leadership. Study of educational leadership in our changing world, including a review of the qualities and ethical dimensions of effective leadership, systematically integrating curriculum and instruction, working with students, faculty, staff, and community, in collaboration, leading the instructional program, and understanding and responding to change.

    5316  Ethics for the Leader. Study of the principles and theories of ethics, including philosophy and the Texas Educator Code of Ethics, with a focus on the multiple perspectives inherent to decision making in educational leadership.

    5317  Assessment and Evaluation. Study of both formal and informal methods of evaluating and assessing student programs.

    5320  Educational Law. Study of the legal bases of education at the national and state levels, including landmark court cases which have affected the organization and administration of schooling and the legal rights and responsibilities of educators and students.

    5321  Principles of Supervision. Study of the principles of instructional and clinical supervision and leadership, including staff evaluation and development. Fee $200.

    5322  Educational Business Management and Finance. Study of school business management, including accounting, budgeting processes, purchasing, data processing, personnel management, and facilities management.

    5323  Administrative/Leadership Theory. Study of the principles and theories of organizational behavior, school administration, educational management and leadership, and the application of administrative concepts to problem solving in an educational setting.

    5324  Administration of Special Programs. Study of the administration of special programs in schools, including the legal and academic processes involved in vocational-technical, career, compensatory, reading, and guidance programs.

    5325  Advanced Curriculum Design and Development. Study of the principles of curriculum design, development, implementation, and evaluation as it relates to the public schools.

    5326  The Principalship. Study of the roles of the school principal in campus-level administration. Emphasis will be placed on human relations skills, instructional leadership, curriculum development, professional relationships, personnel supervision, staff development, and the management of student discipline.

    5327  Administrative Practicum. Field-based practicum designed as a capstone experience in the various areas of the principalship, such as curriculum development, instructional leadership, supervision, campus-based discipline, and/or school-based management.

    5328  Integrating for Enrichment. Study of the theory, methods, and techniques of developmentally integrating special subjects, such as art, music, exercise, and sports, into the elementary curriculum.

    5329  Content Area Literacy. Study of content area reading, writing, and thinking as strategic interventions in the secondary school.

    5330  Issues in Education. Study of specific problems facing the secondary schools today. Emphasis will be placed upon identifying those problems and developing specific approaches to solving them. Case analysis will be the primary focus.

    5331  Business and Personnel Management. Study of the primary business and personnel management functions found in K-12 schools.

    5332  Teaching with Merging Technologies. Study of and practical application of design and delivery of technology-related instructional tools, including Web 2.0, interactive television, the Internet, and other telecommunication technologies.

    5333  School and Community Leadership. Study of the collaborative relationships between the school and its communities, including communication patterns, diversity issues, and resource mobilization initiatives.

    5334  Internet Curriculum Integration. Study and practical application of various Internet related tools in both synchronous and asynchronous environments, such as discussion groups, newsgroups, virtual chats, world-wide-web and assorted search engines, and an examination of practical and policy issues related to the information explosion and the proper use of electronic network resources across educational disciplines.

    5335  Educational Technology Resource Management. Study about and development of strategies and resources in a systematic model toward managing technology resources including computers, data and video networking, satellite programs, hand-held computers, etc.

    5336  Technology Tools for Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. A study, development, and delivery of a comprehensive course project that focuses on student learning outcomes related to the TEKS, AECT and ISTE standards, and critical thinking within the K-12 environment to a conference or regional district peer audience.

    5337  Leadership in the Technology Program. Study of the significant issues in the field of instructional technology, including critical issues, emerging technologies, instructional development, state of the art applications, future prospects, research and evaluation, and professional development.

    5340  Achievement Testing/Authentic Assessment. Provides students with knowledge, skills, and experience in choosing, administering, scoring, and interpreting appropriate formal and informal achievement assessment instruments for a variety of children with possible special education needs. Report writing using the information gained from assessment instruments will also be covered. Fee $50.

    5342  Intelligence Testing/Authentic Assessment. Provides students with knowledge, skills, and experience in choosing, administering, scoring, and interpreting appropriate formal and informal intelligence tests and informal assessment instruments for a variety of children with possible special education needs. Report writing using the information gained from assessment instruments will also be covered. Fee $50.

    5343  Cross Battery Learning Disability Assessment. Provides students with knowledge, skills, and experience in choosing, administering, scoring, and interpreting appropriate formal and informal assessment instruments specific for determining the presence of a learning disability based on federal guidelines for diagnosis. Report writing using the information gained from assessment instruments will also be covered. Fee $50.

    5344  Working with Parents and Families of Children with Special Needs. Study of counseling, educational, and interview procedures to allow the special education teacher to effectively communicate and work effectively with parents and families of disabled students.

    5345  Language Development in Children. Review of the development of oral language and the problems of disabled children in this area that affect learning and socialization. A review of intervention programs, techniques, and methods for use in the classroom.

    5346  Behavior Management of Children with Special Needs. Review of behavior management techniques used with students in educational settings, with specific emphasis upon their application to the problems posed by disabled students.

    5347  Assessing Children with Special Needs. Addresses the teachers’ involvement with the assessment of special education students to include, (1) identification of special education students and the role that special education teachers play the use of individualized standard tests; (2) diagnosis of specific curriculum-based learning, with an emphasis on curriculum-based assessment; and (3) remediation of the learning problems with particular emphasis on developing appropriate goals and objectives for the IEP.

    5348  Adapting the Curriculum for Children with Special Needs. Focus on adapting the instruction and environment to meet the needs of special education students, with the primary focus how to provide the services and resources necessary for content mastery. The course will also address the different levels of the least restrictive environment.

    5349  Advanced Practicum in Special Education. Practicum in special education.

    5360  Seminar/Practicum for Educational Diagnosticians. Provides students with knowledge, skills, and experience for completing required paperwork, testing, and legal obligations required of educational diagnosticians. Students will also learn strategies for talking to parents and educational personnel regarding student assessments and educational plans, including participation for ARD meetings. Fee $50.

    6101  Superintendency Practicum I. Guided experiences in central office administration under the supervision and direction of a central office administrator and a university professor.

    6102  Superintendency Practicum II. Guided experiences in central office administration under the supervision and direction of a central office administrator and a university professor.

    6103  Superintendency Practicum III. Guided experiences in central office administration under the supervision and direction of a central office administrator and a university professor.

    6301  School Finance. Critical analysis of public school finance, emphasizing planning, budgeting, resource management, fiscal operations, and accountability with a special focus on financing Texas public school districts.

    6302  School District Policy and Politics. Emphasis on policy and governance issues, including superintendent and board relationships, conflict resolution, communication, community relations, school law issues, communications, and ethics.

    6303  School District Evaluation. Evaluation of the overall effectiveness of a district in areas including, but not limited to academic effectiveness, school district climate, site-based decision making processes, financial stability and integrity, and physical plant efficiency using multiple assessment techniques that are based on state and national criteria and/or grounded in empirical research.

    6304  The Superintendency. Course examines the role and relationships of the superintendent of the local school district in a climate of restructuring and change for quality education. The major emphasis will be on the attainment of the TExES domains and competencies for Texas superintendent certification.

    (EEL) Elementary Education

    2307  Conceptual Development of Math for Elementary Teachers. Designed to develop a connection between the conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts and abstract thinking in the areas of number sense, patterns, operations, and pre-algebra for young children. F

    2308  Conceptual Development of Math for Elementary Teachers II. Designed to develop a connection between the conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts and abstract thinking in the areas of number sense, patterns, operations, plane geometry, probability, measurement, interpretation of data, problem solving, and student assessment for the middle school child. S

    2310  Teachers, Schools, and Society/Tutoring. Introduction to reality of the teaching profession in a diverse society. Includes minimum of 24 clock-hours tutoring students in classroom setting. B

    2320  Instructional Technology. Study of the principles of instructional technology and the use of multi-sensory aids to facilitate learning. B

    3306  Integrated Social Studies. Overview of the social sciences as related to elementary school curriculum. Content includes economics, geography, history, and political science. FS

    3320  Early Childhood Education. Introduction, overview, and analysis of basic principles, development, and types of programs designed to enhance the cognitive, physical, and social/emotional development of young children. Includes a minimum of twelve clock-hours in an early childhood classroom. B

    4160  Teaching Certification I. Study of the Texas certification framework and teacher appraisal system with special emphasis on the Early Childhood and Middle School Generalist TExES. B

    4170  Teacher Certification II. Study of the Texas Certification framework and teacher appraisal system with special emphasis on professionalism and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility TExES. B

    4210  Classroom Management and Organization. Study of various techniques and theories in organizing and managing elementary classrooms and student behavior. B

    4301  Social Studies Methods/Practicum. Developmentally appropriate strategies and techniques for introducing social studies content to elementary and middle school students. Emphasis will be given to the development of integrated thematic curriculum guides and delivery of teaching units. Includes a two-week practicum. Fee $50 B

    4302  Mathematics/Science Methods. Developmentally appropriate strategies and techniques for introducing mathematics and science content to elementary and middle school students. Emphasis on the development of integrated thematic curriculum guides and delivery of teaching units. B

    4320  Assessment and Evaluation in the Elementary School. Study of assessment and evaluation as applied to the elementary school. Fee $120.  B

    4340  The Elementary School. Organization of elementary school functions with attention to theories, programs, and special needs. Includes observation and evaluation of classroom teaching. B

    4650  Teacher Aide Practicum. Required of public school teacher aides to complete requirements for certification in EC-4. Requires current employment in the certification area, having completed a minimum of 1½ years in that position. The practicum will be no less than one semester. D

    4660  Student Teaching in the Elementary/Middle School. Teaching under supervision in the elementary school for twelve weeks in an all-day assignment. Includes weekly seminar to address special topics. PRE: Admission to Educator Certification. Fee $240.  B

    (ENG) English

    1301  Composition Studies. Study of the writing process that requires students to write extensively in a variety of modes and styles, including personal, academic, and research essays. Includes an application of research techniques and critical thinking. B

    1302  Composition and Literature. Critical examination of a variety of literary forms and a careful examination of the writing process, culminating in a research paper. PRE: ENG 1301. B

    2301  Masterpieces of Literature. Critical study of selected works from the classical period through the Renaissance, including a study of classics in the non-Western tradition. PRE: ENG 1302. B

    3300  Literature for Children and Young Adults. Survey of available literature, including selection and evaluation standards and techniques for evoking a love of reading and responses to books. PRE: ENG 1302.

    3302  Introduction to English Studies. Examination of the methods and materials appropriate for teaching language, literature, and composition at the secondary level. PRE: ENG 1302.

    3304  Advanced Composition. Workshop approach to the theory and practice of writing creative non-fiction. PRE: ENG 1302.

    3305  Introduction to Creative Writing. Workshop approach to the craft of writing fiction, poetry, and drama. PRE: ENG 1302.

    3307  Classical and Contemporary Rhetoric. From the ancient world to the worldwide web–a study of influential texts in the development of rhetorical theory, with an emphasis on the art of written discourse. PRE: ENG 1302.

    3308  Technical Writing. Design and preparation in a networked computer environment of special writing projects appropriate to the world of work, including resumes, letters, proposals, reports, instructions, and oral presentations. PRE: ENG 1302.

    3310  Writing Grant Proposals. Introduction to writing professional grants and proposals through the application of rhetorical principles. Practice in applying rhetorical principles to documents that manage change. PRE: ENG 1302, recommend ENG 3008.

    3311  American Novel. Study of the American novel with emphasis on trends in the twentieth century. PRE: ENG 1302.

    3313  American Literature to 1890. American literature from its beginnings to the rise of Realism. PRE: ENG 1302.

    3317  Approaches to Advanced Grammar. Study of the history of the English language and survey of traditional and modern grammars. PRE: ENG 1302.

    3318  Rhetoric of Design. Introduction to critical analysis of discursive and non-discursive artifacts, with focus on the rhetorical implications of design. PRE: ENG 1302, recommend ENG 3307.

    3321  African-American Literature. Study of developing themes in African-American literature from the slave narrative to contemporary texts, including non-fiction, poetry, and fiction. PRE: ENG 1302.

    3322  American Literature since 1890. American literature covering the periods of Realism, Modernism, and Post-modernism. PRE: ENG 1302.

    4301  Multicultural Literature. Study of literature by authors from a variety of geographical and cultural backgrounds. PRE: ENG 1302.

    4304  Fiction Writing Workshop. Round-table workshop requiring the production and presentation of short fiction and chapters from novels, culminating in a portfolio. PRE: ENG 1302, ENG 3305 or permission of instructor.

    4306  Christianity and Literature. Study of how Christianity has shaped Western literature and aesthetics from Augustine forward, with emphasis on overtly Christian masterpieces. PRE: ENG 1302.

    4308  Poetry Writing Workshop. A round-table workshop requiring the production and presentation of poems in various genres, culminating in a portfolio. PRE: ENG 1302, ENG 3305 or permission of instructor.

    4313  Studies in Drama. Study of selected works of Third World, European, British, and American drama. PRE: ENG 1302.

    4314  Comparative Literature. Study of themes, such as love, justice, war, the quest, politics, and genres such as novel, epic, short story, drama, poetry, Bildungsroman, in world literatures in translation. PRE: ENG 1302.

    4315  Major British Writers to 1800. A representative selection of the most significant British literature from Beowulf to Burns. PRE: ENG 1302.

    4316  English Novel. Study of the development of the English novel from its antecedents to the present with emphasis on trends in the twentieth century. PRE: ENG 1302.

    4323  Major British Writers since 1800. Significant British literature from Blake to Philip Larkin. PRE: ENG 1302.

    4324  Studies in Shakespeare. Analysis of the development of Shakespeare’s art and thought as viewed through his better known plays. PRE: ENG 1302.

    4326  Literature and the Film. Review of film theory and a study of the written and filmed versions of significant works of literature. PRE: ENG 1302.

    4360  Senior Seminar. Examines and verifies the research and writing skills of seniors specializing in English.

    5301  Advanced Seminar in Writing. Study of the writing skills typically encountered by educators in student centered schools. Included is a study of writing across the curriculum and writing as it relates to content areas.

    (ESL) English as a Second Language

    3372  Teaching the Multicultural/Multilingual Student. Strategies and techniques for teaching and working with the multicultural/multilingual student. Introduces the principles of multicultural and bilingual education examines ways to adapt instruction and classroom context to address the needs of culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse students.

    3382  First and Second Language Acquisition. Focuses on the foundations of language teaching. Topics include English Language Learner (ELL) characteristics, First (L1) and Second Language (L2) acquisition theories, and applying major language teaching methodologies in the classroom. Development of language as related to bilingual education and the teaching of English as a second language

    3392  English as a Second Language Methodology for Pre-K-12 Grade. Allows students to explore and reflect on the foundational knowledge for second language literacy by examining its philosophy, theory and examples of success in classroom practices. Topics include English Language Learner (ELL) characteristics, First (L1) and Second Language (L2) acquisition theories. Explore the application of major language teaching methodologies in Pre-K-12 grade classroom.

    (ESP) Special Education

    3382  The Exceptional Child. Historical perspective of special education and the exceptional child with emphasis on children with speech handicaps, mentally retarded children, children with auditory and visual impairments, children who have behavioral disorders, and children who have neurological, orthopedic, and/or other health impaired disabilities. A minimum of 12 clock-hours of observation in a special education setting is required. B

    4650  Teacher Aide Practicum. Required of public school teacher aides to complete requirements for certification in EC-4. Requires current employment in the certification area, having completed a minimum of 1½ years in that position. The practicum will be no less than one semester. D

    4660  Student Teaching in the Special Education. Teaching under supervision in the elementary and/or secondary school for twelve weeks in an all-day assignment. Includes weekly seminar to address special topics. PRE: Admission to Educator Certification. Fee $240. B

    (ESS) Exercise and Sport Sciences

    1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness. Study of the health related aspects of fitness and the assessment of personal profiles leading to the development of positive attitudes in lifelong fitness. Fee $50.

    1201  Introduction to Exercise and Sport Sciences. Introductory survey of the field of exercise and sport sciences, including a historical review and current employment opportunities.

    1270  First Aid and CPR. Study of basic principles of first aid and CPR techniques. Fee $50.

    2142  Theory and Practice IV. Theory and practice of fundamental movement activities.

    2310  Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries. Study of diagnosis, treatment, and care of athletic related injuries. Fee $50.

    2312  Team, Individual, and Outdoor Educational Activities. Provides developmentally appropriate teaching methodology, curriculum development, and refinement of teaching skills for team, individual, and outdoor activities.

    2314  Human Movement. Integrated analysis of the science of human movement mechanism related to the influences on performance in sport, work, and the activities of daily living. Includes basic biomechanical factors and concepts. PRE: BIO 2401. Fee $50.

    3301  Advanced Care of Athletic Injuries. Advanced study of diagnosis, treatment, and care of athletic injuries. PRE: ESS 2310 and BIO 2401 or consent of instructor. Fee $50.

    3321  Management of Sport. Detailed examination into leadership effectiveness and group cohesion in exercise and sport science. Students will be able to identify, differentiate, and assess leadership effectiveness and group cohesion across the discipline.

    3324  Sport in Society. Provides an analysis of sport and leisure in the United States from the standpoint of its socioeconomic impact and relevance, contemporary social organization, social psychological processes, and issues such as violence, inequality, sports and education, and social values.

    3332  Foundations of Secondary Physical Education. Methods and materials of planning and instructing physical education classes in secondary schools.

    3335  Exercise Psychology. Concepts in psychology applied to individual involvement in exercise. Emphasis on theoretical models and methods for assessing exercise adherence. Investigation of methods and strategies for behavior intervention and program development to promote adherence to exercise programs.

    3340  Motor Learning and Control. Study of the fundamental concepts and applications of motor learning and control. Its primary focus is on movement behaviors that can be observed directly and on the many factors that affect the quality of these performances and the ease with which they can be learned. Fee $50.

    3341  Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise Physiology. Use of laboratory, field, and software tools to accurately collect, analyze, and interpret relevant and authentic data.

    3356  Sport Psychology. Concepts in psychology as applied to individual involvement in sport and other forms of competitive activity. Emphasis on motivation, stress management, personality theory, performance enhancement, and group dynamics.

    3365  Outdoor Education Programs. Management issues and techniques of outdoor programs.

    3371  Physiology of Exercise. Study of the effects of physical exercise upon the major systems of the body. PRE: BIO 2401 and BIO 2402. Fee $50.

    4230, 4330, 4430 Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences. Practical experience in the selected area of specialization.

    4300  Foundations of Elementary Physical Education. Methods and materials of planning and instructing physical education classes in elementary schools.

    4301  Biomechanics. Study of components of forces applied to the body during various sport motions and exercise. Knowledge of forces applied to various joints and muscles during sport and exercise enhances teaching skill and technique as well as understanding the role of forces in natural motion and injury. PRE: ESS 2314. Fee $50.

    4302  Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Modalities. Principles of therapeutic exercise, the essentials of a rehabilitation program, physiological effects, and therapeutic indications associated with the use of standard modalities. PRE: ESS 2310 and BIO 2401 or consent of instructor.

    4322  Sport and Exercise Nutrition. Study of the metabolism of food by various tissues of the body and its relation to exercise. The role of diet in the development and treatment of some chronic diseases will be discussed along with the application of nutritional principles to enhance human performance. Fee $50.

    4350  Principles of Strength and Conditioning. Fundamental concepts of training program design for both apparently healthy and athletic populations. Includes competencies required for the NSCA’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) examination. Fee $50.

    4361  Exercise Testing and Prescription I. Physiological theory and its practical application to exercise testing and prescription. Includes competencies required for ACSM Exercise Specialist exam. PRE: ESS 3371. Fee $50.

    4362  Exercise Testing and Prescription II. Continuation of ESS 4361. Includes competencies required for the ACSM Exercise Specialist examination. PRE: ESS 4361. Fee $50.

    4380  Senior Research. Capstone course which allows the student to present both written and oral findings related to a selected research topic within Exercise and Sport Sciences.

    4382  Life Span Motor Development. Study of development in the psychomotor domain. Areas of emphasis include learning theories physiological bases of skill behavior, the state of the performer, and application of instructional techniques in motor learning and skill performance.

    (ESS) Activity Courses

    1101, 2101 Aerobics for Women.

    1102, 2102 Jogging.

    1103, 2103 Rock Climbing.

    1105, 2105 Bowling.

    1107, 2107 Golf.

    1108, 2108 Fitness Through Self-Defense.

    1112, 2112 Skiing.

    1115, 2115 Weight Training.

    1123, 2123 Bicycling.

    1125, 2125 Backpacking and Camping.

    1126, 2126 Spinning.

    (FIN) Finance

    2301  Personal Financial Planning. Budgeting, management of credit, investments, and estate planning. F

    3300  Corporation Finance I. Introductory course in financial policies of corporations with attention to capital markets and investment theory. PRE: ECO 2301 and ACC 2301. B

    3301  Real Estate Fundamentals. Examination of the real estate market, including operational, legal, financial, investment, and other aspects. Consideration is given to urban land use and land use planning. F

    4302  Corporation Finance II. Advanced study of selected topics in business finance including leasing, mergers, business failure, capital budgeting, capital structure, and others. PRE: FIN 3300. S

    4309  Investments. Study of personal and business investments. Stock markets, futures markets, money and capital markets, and portfolio analysis. PRE: FIN 3300. S

    4311  International Trade and Finance. Study of the impact of the international environment on the American economy and individual business enterprises, including a consideration of international monetary problems, international trade and its financing and multinational enterprise. PRE: ECO 2301. F

    4315  Financial Statement Analysis. Advanced study of financial topics specifically related to financial statements. Includes analysis of financial statements focusing on ratio, comparative, and trend analysis. PRE: FIN 3300. F

    (FOL) Foreign Language

    1301  American Sign Language I. Introduces basics of American Sign Language (ASL) for students having little or no previous knowledge of ASL. Readiness for learning is approached by visual-gestural communication techniques, visual discrimination, and visual memory exercises. ASL questions, commands, and other simple sentence structures are introduced to develop rudimentary conversational skills in ASL. Information about the deaf community and deaf culture is introduced.

    1302  American Sign Language II. Continued development of American Sign Language (ASL) skills with primary focus on refining the use of basic ASL sentence types. Classifiers, spatial referencing, pluralization, and temporal and distributional aspects are introduced. Routine communicative functions of the language: asking, requesting, providing clarification, giving and asking for directions are learned. Additional information about the deaf community and deaf culture is included.

    1401  Beginning Spanish I. This introductory course develops reading, writing, listening, and oral communicative skills. The class is conducted primarily in Spanish. No previous knowledge of the language is required, but 1-2 years of high school Spanish are recommended. B

    1402  Beginning Spanish II. This introductory course further develops the reading, writing, listening, and oral communicative skills covered in FOL 1401. Successful completion of this course is a pre-requisite for FOL 2301. This course will be conducted primarily in Spanish. B

    2301  Intermediate Spanish I. Emphasizes conversation, reading, and composition. Active use of Spanish is encouraged in the classroom. PRE: FOL 1401 and 1402. Lab required. F

    2302  Intermediate Spanish II. Continuation of 2301. PRE: same as for 2301. Lab required. S

    3301  Introduction to Spanish American Life and Literature. Survey of the history, literature, and culture of Latin America. PRE:  FOL 2301 and 2302, or 14 hours credit by examination. Class is conducted in Spanish. F

    3302  Introduction to Spanish Life and Literature. Study of the history, literature and cultural heritage of  Spain. Class is conducted in Spanish. S

    3311  Hispanic Culture and Communication. Beginning Spanish introduced in the first half of the course and second focuses on historical/cultural development of Hispanics in the U. S. English readings explore issues of race, ethnicity, and integration, as well as Hispanic contributions to life in the U. S. F

    4301  Survey of Spanish Literature. Study of masterpieces of the literature of Spain from its origins to contemporary times. PRE: FOL 3301 and 3302. F

    4302  Survey of Spanish-American Literature. Study of masterpieces of the literature of Latin America from its origins to contemporary times. PRE: FOL 3301 and 3302. S

    4306  Advanced Grammar and Composition. Study of Spanish grammar with assignment of original compositions on topics of current interest. PRE: FOL 3301 and 3302. F

    4360  Senior Seminar. Emphasizes improvement in understanding and speaking Spanish. PRE: FOL 3301 and 3302. S

    (GEG) Geography

    2300  Regional Geography of the World. Introduction to the spatial distribution of the human and physical geographic phenomena of the world within a regional framework. Topics of regional focus include the spatial distribution of physical factors such as geomorphology, relief, climate, and vegetation, and human factors such as economic, cultural, and political geography. S, FE

    3342  Regional Geography of the U.S. and Canada. Introduction to the spatial distribution of the human and physical geographic phenomena of the U.S. and Canada. Topics include the spatial distribution of physical factors such as geomorphology, relief, climate, and vegetation, and human factors such as economic, cultural, and political geography. FO

    (GOV) Government

    2301  National Government. Introduction to the Constitution, framework, and organization of the American political system, including federalism, political parties, elections, and interest groups. B

    2302  Texas State and Local Government. Introduction to the Texas state and local political system and comparison to state and local government throughout the United States. B

    3313  Religion, Morality, and Politics. Examines conceptions of the soul, morality, and the political order, with emphasis on the place of religion in the American system. SE

    3314  Comparative Politics and Development. Political culture, party systems, government institutions and political behavior in leading industrialized countries and selected lesser countries with a focus on comparative theories in political science. SO

    3323  American Foreign Policy and International Relations. Past and contemporary theories of international relations, the struggle for power, propaganda, diplomacy, international organizations, and an overview of American foreign policy. D

    3325  History of Law. Considers legal traditions from the ancient world through the early modern period and their contribution to modern legal philosophies and institutions. D

    3331  U.S. and Texas Public Policy. Overview of public policy making in the U.S. and Texas with an emphasis on the major policy issues of the present. D

    3341  American Public Administration. Survey of the field of public administration, principles of administrative organization, and the structure of government charged with the carrying out of public policy. D

    4305  Constitutional Law. Analysis of Supreme Court decisions, showing their political, moral, and psychological impact on American society, including changing conceptions of the role of the Court in American society. FO

    4306  Political Theory. Exploration of ancient, medieval, and modern political theories and their relationship to contemporary ideas, ideologies, and controversies. S

    4380  Senior Research. Independent study designed for advanced students who will do some original research, give some reports, attend informal lectures, and participate in group discussions about a particular field of study.

    (HIS) History

    Prerequisite for advanced HIS courses: Completion of 6 hours from HIS 1315 and HIS 1316 or HIS 2301 and HIS 2302.

    1315  World History and Geography I. World history from the beginning of civilization to 1600 with a related emphasis on world geography. F

    1316  World History and Geography II. World history from 1600 to the present with a related emphasis on world geography. S

    2301  History of the United States I. History of the United States from the discovery of America to 1877. B

    2302  History of the United States II. History of the United States from 1877 to the present. B

    2350  History of Texas. Political, economic, and cultural developments in Texas from earliest settlement to the present. B

    3310  History of Asia. Discussion of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as the Asian nations emerge as the population and economic centers of the world. Containing three of the four most highly populated nations in the world, Asia grows in importance and influence in world affairs from the age of foreign control through independence and acceptance of its nations as world powers.

    3313  Colonial America. History of the United States from the colonization of Jamestown through the period of the early Republic. F

    3315  Jeffersonian and Jacksonian America. History of the United States from the founding of the Federalist and Republican Parties through the era of antebellum expansion, culminating with the Mexican-American War. F

    3320  History of Africa. Moving from the heyday of colonialism, an examination of the struggle of the African nations for independence and their achievements in developing stable governments in the face of racial, tribal, social, and economic problems.

    3323  Ancient History. Things your mummy never told you, from the rise of Mesopotamia and Egypt and the Greek democracies through the fall of Rome in 476. FE

    3325  History Pedagogy. Method and design for the effective teaching of standards-aligned history classes. Emphasis on the development of lessons, materials, and assessments.  Introduction to pedagogical strategies specific to the discipline of history. FE or D

    3330  History of Latin America. Examination of Latin America emerging from the Napoleonic wars as struggling nations, attempting to maintain their independence from European and North American influences. Discussion includes the rise of Latin American nationalism and the struggle of various Latin American nations to find a place in the sun outside of the shadow of U.S. and European political struggles.

    4302  Civil War and Reconstruction. Examination of the course of events from the antebellum period through reconstruction, including political, social, cultural, military, and economic developments. SE

    4305  American Society and Religion: the Great Leveling, 1790-1920. Study of the process by which religious elites in America gave sway to evangelicalism in the aftermath of the First Great Awakening. Throughout the 19th century, American religious experience was dominated by revivalism, millennialism, and utopianism. Considers these movements and their consequences in the social and political context of the times.

    4313  The Gilded Age through the Jazz Age. History of the United States’ modernization, from 1877 through 1929. FO

    4314  Recent America. History of United States from the onset of the Great Depression to the present. SO

    4325  History of England to 1714. Survey of the development of England from pre-history to the first Hanoverian king of England. FO

    4326  Modern Europe: 1715 to Present. Survey of European history from Louis XV to yesterday’s newspaper. SE

    4360  Senior Seminar. Examines and verifies research and writing skills of seniors specializing in history. D

    (HON) Honors

    1302  Writing About Literature. Examines critical thinking and writing, where students reading, discuss, and write about literature. Readings include great texts in non-fiction essays and speeches, short stories, poems, novels, and films. F

    1304  Science and Man. Emphasis on major science topics that have impacted the human population. Includes a historical perspective and introduces the integration of scientific knowledge to solve problems. S

    2301  Making Connections: Literature and Life. Drawing from classical literature primarily in the western tradition, Gilgamesh through Paradise Lost, the course seeks to understand the human condition as widely varying cultures and worldviews have defined it. F

    2303  Latin I. Introduction to Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary with readings from writings of classical authors. Attention is given to aspects of Roman culture that influenced Western thought and to the Latin influence on English.

    2305  Latin II. Continuation of introduction to Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary with appropriate readings.

    2306  History of the United States II. History of the United States from 1877 to the present, with an emphasis on formative trends, pivotal individuals and events, and critical methodology.

    2310  Macroeconomics. Introduction to the economic way of thinking, with emphasis on macroeconomics. Topics include basic economic principles, including scarcity, trade-offs, and opportunity cost; fundamental economic models, including the circular flow of economic activity, production possibilities, and supply-demand analysis; the distinction between market and command economic systems; rudimentary macroeconomic concepts concerning the measurement, causes, and promotion of economic growth and price stability; and differing views on the macroeconomic impacts of fiscal and monetary policies.

    2354  Honors Seminar. Interdisciplinary study of various topics and issues, with attention to discussion, research, writing, critical thinking, and integration of student major.

    3302  Bible as Literature. Advanced introduction to the Bible as literature with an emphasis on the nature of biblical narrative. Constructions, conventions, and techniques of biblical composition. Issues of hermeneutical and narrative criticism are addressed with an evaluation of various strategies for reading and contemporary ethical implications.

    3304  Old Testament Seminar. Examines Old Testament, with an emphasis on themes, history, literary structure, and sociology of biblical texts and periods. Specific courses may vary according to professor specialization or research interest.

    3340  Communication for the Professional. Increase skills and awareness concerning communication in professional environments. Opportunities to acquire and practice elements necessary, including theory, research, presentation and evaluation of communication. F

    3354  Honors Seminar. Interdisciplinary study of various topics and issues, with attention to discussion, research, writing, critical thinking, and integration of student major.

    4320  Leadership. Examination of mission, values, vision, principles of leadership, and leadership awareness in the context of value-centered leadership. Discusses leadership practices in both public and private organizations with a heavy emphasis on student-led discussions, presentations, and papers. Students will develop their own leadership skills as well as effective influence strategies in interpersonal relations. S

    4330  Internship/Study Abroad Internship. Internship or study abroad internship.

    4354  Honors Seminar. Interdisciplinary study of various topics and issues, with attention to discussion, research, writing, critical thinking, and integration of student major.

    4380  Senior Research. Capstone course of the honors experience, where students in or near their last semester at the university conduct library, laboratory, and/or field research on an issue or problem in their major field of study. Course requirements include the development of an annotated bibliography, the formation and articulation of a thesis in a research paper, and the presentation and defense of this thesis. Students in the performance arts, the natural and physical sciences, and some professional programs may substitute appropriate research and presentation components, as approved by the Honors Director and the major advisor. B

    (HSC) Human Sciences

    2310  Lifespan Human Development. Physical and psychological development of the individual from infancy through adulthood. B

    2330  Love, Courtship, and Marriage. Principles involved in building a healthy marriage. B

    3300  Child and Adolescent Development. Study of physical, intellectual, social, and psychological development from birth through adolescence. B

    3304  Adolescent Development. Application of developmental theory and cultural contexts to the understanding of persons in transition to adulthood. B

    3305  Children, Families and Social Policy. Examines societal forces that impact the family such as the child welfare system, the development of laws and public policy, and the relationship between government policy and family life. F

    3313  The Family. Principles involved in developing a successful family throughout all the family’s phases. Includes a study of healthy and unhealthy relationships in the family. F

    3315  Ethics in the Helping Professions. Focuses on the professional practices and ethics in the helping profession as well as the legal aspects of providing professional services in helping professions. Students will learn how to manage themselves and their professional practice so as to be both legal and ethical. F

    3322  Gender and Sexuality. Human gender and sexuality from a life cycle perspective, with an emphasis on developmental, familial, and societal factors that influence gender and sexuality. S

    3323  Family Violence. Study of the theoretical issues, both past and present, regarding family violence in order to provide the student with an understanding of the salient issues. Attention given to the impact family violence has on the victim and society, legal aspects of family violence, key factors associated with recognition of family violence, and pertinent research focusing on the subject. F

    3324  Marital and Family Therapy. Introduction to the major models of marriage and family relations, dysfunctions and techniques of intervention. S

    3326  Family Stress, Crisis, and Resilience. Investigation of the stresses and crises experienced by families and their members. Emphasis will be given to identifying strategies for cultivating family resilience. S

    3328  Parenting. Study of parenting practices, parenting rights and responsibilities. The course will emphasize the development of healthy parent and child relationships and study how parenting roles change over the life cycle. S

    3350  Social Gerontology. Considerations of aging in the family as related to interpersonal relationships and environmental needs of the elderly. Special emphasis is given to social services for the elderly. F

    4323  Family Life Education and Enrichment. Investigation of the contemporary models, methods, and resources associated with family life education and family enrichment. Attention will be given to needs assessments, program design, teaching strategies, and group facilitation skills. F

    4324  Family Dynamics of Addiction. Survey of psychological factors and treatment involved in addiction and the impact of abuse on family dynamics, neurology, and biochemistry

    4326  Family and Community. Examines the reciprocal relationship between families and major social institutions: government, religion, education, economic, and work place. Emphasis will be given to the impact of law and social policy on families and to the role that community agencies play in serving families. S

    4390  Practicum. Participation in a department approved structured and supervised setting to give an introductory experience to the field of human sciences. Each student participating in a field experience must purchase liability insurance through the university. Fee $300.  B

    6141  Christian Worldview in Family Education. Examination of the impact of a Christian worldview on individual and family beliefs, interaction, and structure. Consideration will be given to the role of a Christian worldview in family education.

    6301  Marital and Family Education. Detailed study of family development and functioning in light of family systems with emphasis on an agency or organizations opportunities to intervene in this context. Same as MIN 6301.

    6304  Organizational Leadership. Detailed study of leadership focusing on personal leadership and organizational leadership. Attention will be given to the latest trends and models from administration, organization, and leadership theory. Same as MIN 6304.

    6309  Crisis Intervention. Study of crisis in the multiple setting with emphasis on appropriate behaviors and responses to crisis. Applied therapeutic interventions in general and crisis intervention are presented along with strategies to alleviate crisis and deal with crisis aftermath.

    6310  Social Development of Individuals and Families. Examination of similarities and differences in conceptions of behavior throughout the lifespan; emphasis on individual development in the context of the family.

    6312  Studies in Family Life Education. Analysis of the latest trends and topics of interest in family life education.

    6314  Contemporary Issues in Adolescent Development. Latest readings and research in adolescent culture and in youth ministry. The student will be presented with a systems view of youth ministry and its impact on programming. Same as MIN 6315.

    6315  Parent Education. Examination of major objectives and the underlying guidance principles in parent-child relations; study of programs and agencies in parent education.

    6322  Human Sexuality. Study of human sexuality from a life cycle perspective with an emphasis on developmental, familial, and societal factors that influence individual sexuality.

    6323  Family Systems. Extensive introduction to the concepts of family systems theory with application of this theory to family, church, and ministry. Same as MIN 6323.

    6324  Family Resource Management. Applications of family financial planning models to decision making and asset resource allocation.

    6332  Helping Professions and Public Policy. Public policy, legal, and ethical issues related to families will be addressed with an emphasis on marriage, divorce, custody, adoption, juvenile rights, malpractice, courtroom testimony, competence, and wills and estates.

    6333  Ethics in the Helping Professions. Study of ethical decision making in helping professions with an emphasis on understanding ethical codes within the helping professions.

    6334  Conflict Resolution. Survey of theory and research in conflict resolution with an emphasis on the student’s developing practical skills to help resolve conflicts within families and organizations.

    6340  Human Resources Administration. Study of human resources policies and systems appropriate to public and non-profit human service organizations.

    6342  Fundraising and Grant Writing. Study of fundraising options available to human service organizations. Particular emphasis is given to the development of fundraising plans and strategies for human service programs and organizations.

    6390  Family Life Education Practicum. Supervised outreach family life education experience in preventative and educational activities, including program development, implementation, evaluation, teaching, training, and research related to individual and family well-being. Comprehensive exam and portfolio review accomplished. Grade of B required for completion.

    (HTH) Historical Theology

    3311  Christian History and Theology I. Survey of major events, people, historical, and theological developments in Christian history ranging from the post-apostolic period through the waning of the patristic period in the mid-6th century. Required readings will include primary and secondary literature. FO

    3322  Christian History and Theology II. Survey of major events, people, and historical/theological developments in Christian history ranging from the early Medieval period through the mid-seventeenth century. Readings include secondary literature but will focus on primary sources. PRE: HTH 3311. SE

    4331  Christian History and Theology III. Survey of major events, people, historical, and theological developments in Christian history during the modern period (mid-17th century to the present). Required readings will include primary and secondary literature. PRE: HTH 3322. FO

    (HUM) Humanities

    2300  Exploring the Human Experience. Study of human culture to understand our cultural roots. Topics include art, music, politics, history, psychology, philosophy, and literature from the Renaissance to the present. SE

    4330  Internship. Writing experiences in business context under the direction and supervision of management and faculty, including preparation of a portfolio, narrative essay, and oral presentation. PRE: Senior standing and permission of faculty

    4380  Senior Research. Students will work with a committee of two professors, at least one from their area of specialization, and complete a series of research and writing assignments resulting in a long paper and an oral presentation drawn from their area of specialization and illuminating the emphasis of their study. Taken during the senior year. B

    (INT) International Studies

    2305  International Studies. Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of international studies, examining the cultural, political, economic, and social issues related to the dynamics of globalism.

    (IST) Information Systems and Technology

    1100  Basic Computer Literacy. Introduction to the operation and use of the microcomputer. Topics include interacting with the graphical user interface, word processing, spreadsheet creation, e-mail, and searching the Internet. B

    1350  Programming Logic and Design Tools. Students will learn to confront a problem, take it apart, analyze each step, and design a logical plan to direct the computer to perform the required actions. Students will learn to use current design tools to explain, document, and plan their programming. A simple programming language will be used to test the programs. F

    2300  Microcomputer Applications. Studies will develop advanced user skills in Microsoft Office Application Software. B

    2311  C++1. Introduction to procedural programming in C++. The C++ language will be used to teach analysis and design, implementation, and testing of software. PRE: IST 1350. F

    2314  C #. Study of C# in the .NET framework. PRE: IST 2311. S

    2323  Web Programming. Web programming that covers HTML, JavaScript, and the Document Object Model. PRE: IST 1350. S

    3300  Advanced Spreadsheet Design. Use of advanced concepts and techniques with a spreadsheet in statistical analysis and information processing and presentation. Microsoft Excel will be used, although the principles apply to any spreadsheet application. B

    3321  Visual BASIC. Introduction to programming using visual tools for object oriented programming techniques, using Microsoft Visual Basic. The course will emphasize well-designed, functional programs that incorporate a database. PRE: IST 1350 F 

    3322  Visual Basic for Applications. Study of the Visual Basic programming language with special emphasis on the built in power to modify and customize existing Microsoft Office user applications, with hands-on application of the principles discussed. VB Script will be included. PRE: IST 1350. S

    3323  Geographic Information Systems. Introduces basic concepts and applications of Geographic Information Systems. Course focuses on GIS reporting, accessing previously gathered data and preparing it for spatial reporting on maps. Opportunity to perform analysis in a variety of content areas and make decisions on real world concerns. F

    3324  Java Programming. Object oriented programming using Java for Internet, intranet, and networking applications. PRE: IST 2311. OS

    3330  Unix Applications and Administration. Study of the Unix Operating System. PRE: IST 2311.

    3332  Networking. Introduction to networking. Basic networking concepts and technologies will be reviewed. Hardware and software issues, including the following, will be explored: LANS, WANS, OSI 7 layer networking model. Students will have hands-on experience in planning and installing an Ethernet network. S

    3333  User Support and Help Desk Concepts. Concepts and principles of user support and help desk roles in the corporation. Both techniques of user support and troubleshooting and management of help desk centers will be covered. F

    3341  Database Management Systems. Students will develop advanced skills in the design and use of a DBMS. Database components of data models, relational databases and query processing will be emphasized. Fee: $50 F

    3351  Web Design. Study of the formal process of organizing and designing effective Web sites. The course will cover HTML XHTML, JavaScript, CSS, and introduction to Dreamweaver, color theory and design. The course includes the production of individual web projects and client based web sites. Fee $50. F

    4330  Internship. Work in an area of business utilizing skills developed in the program. PRE: Senior standing and approval of the instructor. B

    4333  Network Administration. Network and system administration for local area networks with an emphasis on NT Server 4.0 administration. Principles and procedures will include the areas of resource and user administration, remote administration tools and procedures, multi-protocol clients and network/server security. Students will have hands-on experience with these issues in installing and administering a real network during the course. PRE: IST 3332 F

    4340  Network Security. Study of computer system security, computer network security, access control, security assessments and audits, cryptography, and organizational security. PRE: IST 3332. D.

    4360  Senior Project. Use and further development of skills and concepts learned in courses taken during the first three years. Students will develop and complete a project for an individual or a community organization or business. PRE: senior status in IST or ISM and approval of the instructor. B

    4380  Systems Analysis and Design. Studying all elements of the development and maintenance of an information system, from the first discussions with a user or group of users, to the final full implementation of the IS. PRE: senior status in IST or ISM. S

    ChapDesk Practicum

    1101, 1102  ChapDesk Customer Service. Fifteen hours of customer service training for computer software and hardware with thirty hours of practical experience working with customers at the ChapDesk.

    2101, 2102  ChapDesk Troubleshooting. Fifteen hours of training resolving hardware and software problems with thirty hours of practical experience working problem management at the ChapDesk.

    3101  ChapDesk Leadership. Fifteen hours of management training with thirty hours of practical experience leading an incident or problem management team at the ChapDesk.

    3102  ChapDesk Leadership. Sixty hours of practical experience leading an incident or problem management team at the ChapDesk.

    (LEA) Leadership

    6301  Integrative Project in Organizational Leadership. Project that synthesizes the principles of the leadership course into a written integrative document. Capstone course to be taken in the last semester of the program.

    6302  Leadership Theory and Practice. Comprehensive study of leadership as a phenomenon and its impact on the organizational behavior or individuals. Major theories of leadership are examined and integrated to various internal and external organizational factors. Students learn to think critically about the leadership phenomenon and about the boundary conditions of leadership theories. Topics linked to leadership include gender, power, ethics, job design and motivation, personality, national culture, and leader development.

    6303  Strategic Planning. Formulation and interpretation of policy, executive responsibility, decision making, administrative practices and business ethic. This is a writing intensive course and case analysis will be the primary learning tool.

    6304  Leading Organizations. Theoretical and practical review of the meaningful difference that leadership can make in the aspects of organizational life. Particular attention is given to how leaders generate organizational contributions to society through shared vision and values, acting as change agents, sharing power, engaging constituents, and moving toward the fulfillment of the organizational mission.

    6305  Conflict Management for Leaders. Practical examination of the role that team building and management, together with conflict management, play in leadership. Particular attention is given to various approaches to conflict management and practical skill development in negotiating, forging shared vision, team role assignment, and effective small-group and individual communication, all in routine and crisis situations.

    6306  Leaders and Values. Addresses specific ethical issues which leaders confront, especially issues related to power, influence, manipulation, service and personal character.

    6307  Non-Profit Leadership. Examination of leadership challenges of non-profit organizations as well as its distinctive theoretical components.

    6308  Emotional Intelligence. Core competencies of emotional intelligence, a necessary tool for leadership success.

    6312  Servant Leadership. Focuses on the acquisition and execution of the most critical competencies of leading by serving first: advanced empathy, persuasion, foresight, humility, collaboration, and the ethical use of power.

    6314  Leading Organizational Change. Theory and practice of organizational transformation and the leadership necessary to help change efforts succeed.

    6318  Leading Teams. Study of virtual teams, team management, team dynamics, working together, problem solving, team conflict, measuring team performance, and team building techniques.

    6320  Communication for Leaders. Theoretical and practical examination of the role that communication plays in effective leadership. Study of strategies for improvement and success in developing, delivering and sustaining effective communication in organizations.

    6322  Global and Cultural Leadership. Experiential study of the theory, practical challenges, and successful practice of leaders in cross-cultural or global settings. Examine leaders on a variety of levels in different cultures. May be combined with an international or interregional travel experience.

    (MAT) Mathematics

    0200  Directed Studies in Math. Review of basic mathematics. Topics covered include ratio and proportion, percent, and arithmetic operations with whole numbers, integers, fractions, and decimals. Elective credit only. This class cannot be audited. P/F. D

    1302  Intermediate Algebra. Polynomial arithmetic, solving linear equations, inequalities, factoring and linear systems. B

    1310  College Mathematics. Survey of mathematics, which includes the topics of reasoning, basic set theory, introductory logic, mathematical systems and number theory. D

    1311  College Algebra. Basic algebra, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, functions, and systems of equations. B

    1312  Trigonometry. Trigonometry functions, identities, and applications. F

    1313  Pre-Calculus. Elementary functions of calculus: linear, quadratic, polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. B

    1316  Business Calculus. Introduction to basic differential and integral calculus with business applications. PRE: MAT 1311. B

    1402  Analytical Geometry and Calculus I. Functions, limits, continuity, differentiation, and definite integrals. S

    1403  Analytical Geometry and Calculus II. Trigonometric and exponential functions, techniques and applications of integration, conic sections and polar coordinates. PRE: MAT 1402. F

    2404  Analytical Geometry and Calculus III. Vectors, series, partial differentiation, and multiple integration, and line integrals. PRE: MAT 1403. S

    3302  College Geometry. Study of Euclidean geometry by both the synthetic and metric development, introduction to analytical geometry. Pre:  MAT 1311 or above. S

    3303  Probability and Statistics. Elementary probability, random variables, testing of hypotheses, estimation, regression, and Markov processes. B

    3305  Foundations of Mathematics I. Covers sets, logic, mathematical proofs, the real numbers from an axiomatic approach, cardinality of finite and infinite sets and number theory. F

    3306  Differential Equations. Solution of ordinary differential equations with applications. PRE: MAT 1403. S

    3350  Linear Algebra. Matrices, systems of equations, vector spaces, and linear transformations. PRE: MAT 1402. SO

    3351  Intermediate Analysis. Sequences, limits, continuity, derivatives and integrals. PRE: MAT 2404. FO

    3353  Numerical Analysis. Introduction to numerical methods and analysis involving non-linear equations, interpolation polynomials, numeric differentiation and integration, curve fitting, and approximation of functions. PRE: MAT 2404 or consent of instructor. FE

    4350  Foundations of Mathematics II. Topics related to teaching of mathematics, including recent trends and developments, ideas and methods. D

    4351  Modern Algebra. Concepts and methods of abstract algebra: groups, rings, integral domains, and fields. PRE: MAT 3305. D

    (MGT) Management

    3300  Principles of Management. Basic functions of management:  planning, organizing, leading, controlling. Managerial roles, skills, and ethical responsibilities. B

    3301  Organizational Behavior and Theory. Examines management of the complex relationships within an organization. Concepts of organizational theory are discussed.

    3311  Management Information Systems. Study of the use of information technology to support and promote organizational goals. PRE: IST 3300.

    3320  Project Management. Explores the dimensions and elements of project management; concepts, methodologies, strategies, and structures. Attention will be given to cost controls, teamwork, and quality management. Students may focus on general business project management or information technology. PRE: IST 2300

    4306  Human Resource Management. Focuses on the strategic role of human resources management in an organization. Specific attention is given to recruitment, selection, training, development, and compensation of employees from a managerial viewpoint. PRE: junior or senior standing. S

    (MIN) Ministry

    2311  Mission of God. Introduction to missions, broadly construed as Missio Dei. Teaches that ministry, whether the ministry of preaching, shepherding, evangelizing, counseling, or scholarship, should be in service to the mission of God. Students will be reminded that bringing social justice and healing to a broken world is central to God’s mission in the world and should be central to each of our respective ministries. S

    2322  Christian Spiritual Formation. Introduction to Christian spiritual formation traditions from the first to the twenty first century, with an emphasis on classical devotional literature, practices, and themes. PRE: Major, Junior standing. S

    3302  Family Ministry. Study of models for ministry to families in churches, with an emphasis on a systems approach to family ministry. Life cycle issues, church programming for families, and preventative planning will be studied. Cross listed as YFM 3302. F

    3368  Intermediate Studies in Ministry. Supervised intermediate research and writing in a specific area of the ministry. Specific semester topics will appear on the transcript. PRE: permission of instructor. D

    4090  Practicum. Supervised internship in student area of ministry, culminating in a final, written report. Recommended for summer completion with fall enrollment. F

    4302  Preaching Biblical Genres. Application of varied preaching forms to a selected biblical book or genres. PRE: BIB 2303. S

    4331  Spiritual Direction and Worship. Intended to broaden awareness of spiritual life with an emphasis on the cooperative and corporate spiritual experiences. Particular attention is given to the helping roles of ministers in the spiritual lives of others, and on congregational structures and patterns that support the life of spirituality and worship. F

    4342  Christian Ministry. Designed to help biblical studies majors move from the academic world into various ministry settings. Introduction to aspects of pastoral counseling and leadership development. Instruction on practical ministry situations, including funerals, weddings, and conflict. S

    4368  Advanced Studies in Ministry. Supervised advanced research and writing in a specific ministry area. Specific semester topics will appear on the transcript. PRE: permission of instructor. D

    6062  Comprehensive Examination. Comprehensive, written examination for a graduate degree. To be taken during the last term.

    6301  Family Ministry. Study of family development and functioning in light of family systems with emphasis on the church’s opportunity to minister in this context.

    6302  Hermeneutics. Study of the history of the application of hermeneutics to the biblical text with an emphasis on the current questions in biblical interpretation.

    6303  Spiritual Formation. Study of Christian spirituality and the formation process rising from interaction with the Holy Spirit of God. Focuses on spiritual models, the spirituality of the minister, and the spiritual formation, which takes place through individual discipleship and in congregational settings.

    6304  Church Leadership. Study of church leadership focusing on personal leadership and congregational leadership. Attention will be given to the latest trends and models from administration, organization, and leadership theory.

    6305  Preaching. Principles and practices of homiletics with an emphasis on sermon preparation and delivery.

    6306  Advanced Preaching. Sermon development with emphasis on the study of expository, inductive, and narrative preaching.

    6307  Preaching Biblical Genres. Application of varied preaching forms to a selected book or genres of the Bible.

    6309  Christian Counseling. Application of counseling approaches to crisis situations in individual, family, and congregational life.

    6312  Studies in Ministry. Study and analysis of the latest trends and topics in ministry. D

    6315  Advanced Studies in Youth and Family Ministry. Study of youth and family ministry in light of current research and cultural trends.

    6318  Church Growth. Study in evangelistic and congregational principles current with the latest literature addressing culture and congregation.

    6323  Family Systems. Introduction to the concepts of family systems theory with application of this theory to family, church, and ministry.

    6325  Campus Ministry. Study in the latest trends and developments in campus ministry with emphasis on outreach to university students.

    6328  Capstone and Comprehensive Examination. Capstone course where Master of Divinity students demonstrate achievement of program goals and objectives. Includes written assignments, oral presentations, and comprehensive examinations.

    6330  Internship I. Supervised internship in a specific ministry setting, including preparatory readings, practice in ministry skills, written reports, and ministry assessment.

    6360  Internship II. Supervised internship in a specific ministry setting outside of the minister’s primary ministry context, such as hospice, community outreach, pregnancy counseling center, hospital chaplaincy. Include preparatory readings, practice in ministry skills, written reports, and ministry assessment.

    6390  Practicum in Family Ministry. Supervised practicum in a family ministry setting, including preparatory readings, practice in ministry skills, written reports, ministry assessment, and family life education.

    (MIS) Missions

    2305  Theology and Mission. Considers the theological meaning and importance of worship, prayer, and suffering in being a blessing to all nations. SO

    2311  Introduction to Missions. Study of mission needs, principles, and practices, as well as the missionary’s life and work in the field. Surface introductions on motivation for mission, message of mission, cultural adaptation, worldview, contextualization, church planting, and team relationships. F

    2322  Missionary Anthropology. Culture, its different aspects, and how each component affects the identity of people in community. American culture will be examined in an effort to learn how to examine and understand other cultures. S

    3301  Ministry to Contemporary Culture. Examination of the church’s role in shaping and being shaped by cultural trends in Western society. FO

    3311  Communicating Christ Today. Investigates the power of narrative in our personal and communal lives. Students will explore their own story, the story of the Christian church, and the place of these and other stories in the great narrative of God’s redeeming the cosmos. SE

    4312  Mission Team Dynamics. Study and preparation related to specific mission team relationships and goals. Emphases will include prayer preparation, strategic planning, covenant development, and family concerns. PRE: permission of instructor. SE

    4090  Practicum. Supervised internship in a specific missions area. Includes preparatory readings, practice in ministry skills, written reports, and final assessment. Recommended for summer completion, with formal fall enrollment. PRE: Senior standing or chair approval. D

    6312  Missions. Analysis of the latest trends and topics in missions.

    (MUS) Music

    1000  Piano Proficiency Test. Demonstration of piano proficiency after four consecutive semesters of piano private lessons. Must pass test prior to beginning student teaching.

    1105  Sight Singing and Ear Training I. Music literacy through ear training, sight-singing, and dictation, taken concurrently with MUS 1305 Elementary Music Theory. F

    1106  Sight Singing and Ear Training II. Music literacy through ear training, sight-singing, and dictation, taken concurrently with MUS 1306 Elementary Music Theory II. S

    1123  Class Piano I. Beginning piano for students not specializing in the instrument. Students will receive two one-hour class lessons each week. D

    1124  Class Piano II. Continuation of 1123. PRE: 1123 or equivalent. D

    1203  Language Diction I. Functional study of diction in English and Italian. Students will learn to use pronunciation guides, transcribe songs, and demonstrate their skills with languages by singing songs in these languages. FO

    1204  Language Diction II. Functional study of diction in German and French. PRE: MUS 1203. SE

    1208  Fundamentals of Music Theory. Introduction to music theory, focusing on the basics of pitch, rhythm, key signatures, scales, intervals and basic triads with basic piano skills necessary for proficiency in Elementary Music Theory. Actual requirement to be determined by placement exam administered at the beginning of the first semester of enrollment as a music major. F

    1301  Music Literature. Survey of music literature from 1450-present. Required of all music majors. Also serves as an introductory course appropriate for anyone wishing to study music appreciation. Emphasizes music listening skills accompanied by historical information. S

    1305  Elementary Music Theory I. Music theory consisting of part-writing, sight-singing, keyboard, and aural skills. F

    1306  Elementary Music Theory II. Continuation of 1305. PRE: 1305, 1105. S

    2000  Music Seminar. Weekly meeting of music majors for performance and instruction. B

    2105  Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training I. Music literacy through ear training, sight-singing, and dictation, coinciding with MUS 2305 Advanced Music Theory, FO

    2106  Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training II. Music literacy through ear training, sight-singing, dictation, and transcription, coinciding with MUS 2306 Form, Analysis and Advanced Music Theory, SE

    2129  Clarinet and Saxophone. Survey of woodwind performance practices, literature, and history while learning basic technique on the clarinet and saxophone.

    2130  High Brass. Survey of high brass performance practices, literature, and history while learning basic technique on the trumpet and french horn.

    2131  Low Brass. Survey of low brass performance practices, literature, and history while learning basic technique on trombone, euphonium, and tuba.

    2132  Percussion. Survey of percussion practices, literature, and history while learning basic technique on various percussion instruments.

    2133  String Methods. Survey of string performance practices, literature, and history while learning basic technique on violin, viola, cello, and bass.

    2134  Flute and Double Reed. Survey of flute and double reed performance practices, literature, and history while learning basic technique on the flute, oboe, and bassoon.

    2139  Instrumental Methods for Vocal Majors. Study of teaching, playing, and care of string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Survey course intended for vocal music education majors. Must complete this course before enrolling in MUS 3230.

    2305  Advanced Music Theory. Continuation of 1306. PRE: MUS 1306, 1106. FO

    2306  Form, Analysis and Advanced Music Theory. Continuation of 2305 with introduction to current techniques. Emphasis on form and analysis and taken concurrently with MUS 2106. SE

    3300  Survey of the Music of Worship. Change course description to: Equips students to serve in their churches as worship leaders, active participants of worship committees, or in other capacities pertaining to worship.  Includes an overview of the history of church music, a study of the impact of music on a worship assembly, a discussion of Biblical criteria for music as a part of worship, and an overview of contemporary worship practices across the various Christian denominations.  Specific expertise and experience in music is not required. D

    3303  Music History I. Chronological study of music history and literature from classical antiquity to 1685. FE

    3304  Music History II. Chronological study of music history and literature from 1685 to the present. SO

    3305  Vocal Pedagogy. Survey of the vocal mechanism and the breathing apparatus and their interdependence. Teaching techniques in phonation, resonance, register, articulation, and breathing. Includes a study of the literature or standard operatic repertoire from the 17th-20th centuries from Italy, France, Germany, England, and the United States. SO

    3306  Piano Literature. Chronological study of classical keyboard literature from the 18th-20th centuries, approached by style period, composer, and pedagogical value. D

    3307  Piano Pedagogy. Review of current piano methods, observation of privately operated studios, class piano labs, and opportunities for practice teaching. D

    3208  Marching Band Techniques. Methods and techniques of organizing and directing a school band program by focusing on history, planning, writing, and rehearsing of a marching band. D

    3209  Concert Band Techniques. Methods and techniques of organizing and directing a school band program by focusing on rehearsing, performing, and historical aspects of wind band literature.

    3230  Orchestration. Ranges, transpositions, timbres, and individual characteristics of band and orchestra instruments through experience in scoring for small ensembles, full band, and orchestra.

    4000  Senior Recital. Senior recital. To be taken concurrently with the final semester of private instrumental or vocal study; provides an accompanist if needed, special lighting, recording, and programs for the senior recital. B

    4105  Advanced Instrumental Conducting. Development of advanced conducting and rehearsal techniques for instrumental ensembles. Emphasis will be placed on the study of stylistic instrumental literature. Students will experience conducting live rehearsals in university ensembles. Ensemble membership required. PRE: MUS 4204.

    4106  Advanced Choral Conducting. Development of conducting and rehearsal techniques for choral or instrumental ensembles. Emphasis will be placed on the study of stylistic choral or instrumental literature. All students will gain experience conducting live rehearsals for active university ensembles. Ensemble membership required. PRE: MUS 4204. D

    4204  General Conducting. Study of the development of basic skills for conducting musical organizations with practice in score reading and interpretation. PRE: MUS 1306, 1106. D

    4311  Secondary Choral Methods. Study of choral teaching methods on the secondary level, with emphasis on choral literature, particularly those pieces on the UIL lists. D

    4312  Secondary Instrumental Methods. Organizational skills, management techniques, and instructional methods necessary for maintenance of a large performance ensemble. D

    4320  Elementary Music Methods. Basic elements of music with appropriate techniques for teaching children the principles of singing, playing, listening, and moving to music. B

    4360  Senior Seminar. Prepares the music major for the state TExES test by providing a review of music theory, history, and literature. Guest speakers on jazz, folk music, 20th century styles and compositional techniques, electronic music, and musical theatre are included. Required of all music majors with or without Texas Educator Certification as the capstone course. The course must be completed with a grade of at least 70 on the pre-TExES test before one is allowed to take the TExES test, student teach, or graduate with a degree in music. D

    (MUS) Music Ensembles

    1101, 1102, 2101, 2102, 3101, 3102, 4101, 4102 Chamber Singers. Open to majors and non-majors, subject to approval of director on the basis of vocal qualification, personal attributes, and balance of parts in the organization. B

    1103, 1104, 2103, 2104, 3103, 3104, 4103, 4104 Praise Choir. Open to majors and non-majors, subject to approval of director on the basis of vocal qualification, personal attributes, and balance of parts in the organization. Fee for 1103, 2103, 3103, 4103 $60. B

    1107, 1108, 2107, 2108, 3107, 3108, 4107, 4108 Symphonic Band. Open to majors and non-majors who play appropriate instruments adequately, subject to director’s approval. B

    1109, 1110, 2109, 2110, 3109, 3110, 4109, 4110 Chamber Ensemble. Open to majors and non-majors, especially those who play woodwind, string instruments or piano/harpsichord or other instruments, subject to audition and director approval. B

    1135, 1136, 2135, 2136, 3135, 3136, 4135, 4136 Jazz Ensemble. Open to majors and non-majors who play appropriate instruments adequately, subject to director’s approval. B

    1141, 1142, 2141, 2142, 3141, 3142, 4141, 4142 University Chorus. Open to majors and non-majors, for the purposes of improving the voice for both solo and choral singing. Fundamentals of proper singing technique will be emphasized, and appropriate literature will be performed in at least one concert per semester. B

    1151, 1152, 2151, 2152, 3151, 3152, 4151, 4152 Forte. Vocal ensemble open to all students, subject to director approval. B

    (MUS) Music Private Lessons

    1111, 1112, 2111, 2112, 3111, 3112, 4111, 4112 Voice. One-credit hour private lessons courses include One-credit hour private lessons courses include one 30-minute private lesson per week. One 30-minute private lesson per week. Fee $300. B

    1211, 1212, 2211, 2212, 3211, 3212, 4211, 4212 Voice. Two-credit hour private lesson courses include one 1-hour private lesson per week. Reserved for music majors. Fee $450. B

    1113, 1114, 2113, 2114, 3113, 3114, 4113, 4114 Piano. One-credit hour private lessons courses include one 30-minute private lesson per week. Fee $300. B

    1213, 1214, 2213, 2214, 3213, 3214, 4213, 4214 Piano. Two-credit hour private lesson course includes one 1-hour private lesson per week. Reserved for music majors. Fee $450. B

    1115, 1116, 2115, 2116, 3115, 3116, 4115, 4116 Guitar. One-credit hour private lessons course includes one 30-minute private lesson per week. Fee $300. B

    1215, 1216, 2215, 2216, 3215, 3216, 4215, 4216 Guitar. Two-credit hour private lesson course includes one 1-hour private lesson per week. Reserved for music majors. Fee $450. B

    1117, 1118, 2117, 2118, 3117, 3118, 4117, 4118 Strings. One-credit hour private lessons course includes one 30-minute private lesson per week. Fee $300. B

    1217, 1218, 2217, 2218, 3217, 3218, 4217, 4218 Strings. Two-credit hour private lesson course includes one 1-hour private lesson per week. Reserved for music majors. Fee $450. B

    1119, 1120, 2119, 2120, 3119, 3120, 4119, 4120 Brass. One-credit hour private lessons course includes one 30-minute private lesson per week. Fee $300. B

    1219, 1220, 2219, 2220, 3219, 3220, 4219, 4220 Brass. Two-credit hour private lesson course includes one 1-hour private lesson per week. Reserved for music majors. Fee $450. B

    1121, 1122, 2121, 2122, 3121, 3122, 4121, 4122 Woodwinds. One-credit hour private lessons course includes one 30-minute private lesson per week. Fee $300. B

    1221, 1222, 2221, 2222, 3221, 3222, 4221, 4222 Woodwinds. Two-credit hour private lesson course includes one 1-hour private lesson per week. Reserved for music majors. Fee $450. B

    1125, 1126, 2125, 2126, 3125, 3126, 4125, 4126 Percussion. One-credit hour private lessons course includes one 30-minute private lesson per week. Fee $300. B

    1225, 1226, 2225, 2226, 3225, 3226, 4225, 4226 Percussion. Two-credit hour private lesson course includes one 1-hour private lesson per week. Reserved for music majors. Fee $450. B

    1127, 1128, 2127, 2128, 3127, 3128, 4127, 4128 Harpsichord. One-credit hour private lessons course includes one 30-minute private lesson per week. Fee $300. B

    1227, 1228, 2227, 2228, 3227, 3228, 3227, 4228 Harpsichord. Two-credit hour private lesson course includes one 1-hour private lesson per week. Reserved for music majors. Fee $450. B

    (NRC) Natural Resources Ecology and Conservation

    1300  Introduction to Wildlife Management. Introductory course dealing with factors involved in managing wildlife populations to benefit species and habitat from both an environmental and commercial perspective. F

    2300  Environmental Systems. Principles of natural systems; ecosystems structure, function and management. S

    2301  Natural Resources and Agriculture. Study of existing and emerging strategies for the compatibility of intensive production agriculture and stewardship of natural resources. Field trips will be required. F

    3322  Natural Resources Policy, Regulation, and Compliance. Roles of governmental agencies, private organizations, and the public associated with the creation and implementation of natural resources policies. Major themes include strategies for compliance and conflict resolution. SO

    3323  General Ecology. Survey of ecological principles emphasizing the integral relationships of plants and animals. Field trips required. Fee $100.  (2:3) F

    3325  Aquatic Ecology and Conservation. Detailed study of the physical, chemical, and biological interactions that occur in aquatic environments. Past, present, and future threats to the natural functioning of aquatic environments is addressed. FO

    3333  Geographic Information Systems. Introduction to geographic information systems software and applications. Emphasis placed on applications to natural resources management and conservation.

    4200  Senior Seminar. Seminar in natural resources ecology and conservation.

    4314  Conservation Biology. Detailed study of the fundamental principles governing biodiversity. Topics include extinction, colonization, genetic diversity, island biogeography, consequences of globalization, and the overall value of biodiversity. Students will explore the application of theory to contemporary practical conservation problems. SE

    4330  Natural Resources Internship. Internship in natural resources.

    4405  Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Scientific study of the ecology and management of fish and wildlife resources. Designed to provide students significant hands on experience with the techniques of fish and wildlife professionals. Major topics include sampling techniques, species identification, population assessment, data analysis, and interaction with the public. Fee $100.  FE

    (NUR) Nursing

    3200  Introduction to BSN. Introduction to the concepts of baccalaureate nursing, including the validation process for diploma and associate degree nursing. Students are introduced to resources for degree completion. To be taken in semester of entry. Y

    3214  History and Theory of Nursing. Emphasizes the historical development of the discipline of nursing, the integration of nursing theories into practice, and explores other ways of knowing as applied to the understanding of nursing practice. Y

    3314  Trends and Issues in Professional Nursing. Explores and relates current trends and issues in nursing to health care in today’s society. Examine changes in health policies and systems.  Y

    4303  Complementary Therapies. Introduces complementary therapies with an overview of eastern and western medicine to enhance understanding of benefits of alternative, complementary and holistic approaches to health. B

    4305  Community Health II. Application of concepts of prevention and population focused interventions to promote health. Participates in assessment and analysis of determinants of health within a population. Ninety practicum hours. Y

    4311  Nursing Research. Explores the research process and its relevance to nursing practice. The primary focus is on the development of the student’s ability to be an effective consumer of research with emphasis on nursing theories and the research process. Y

    4314  Leadership and Management I. Explores health care delivery systems and how they function, emphasizing first level leadership and management roles. Examine selected management theories and models and their relationship to nursing management. Y

    4316  Leadership and Management II. Application of leadership principles in a variety of health care settings. Collaborating with other health care team members to promote safety and high quality nursing care.  Ninety practicum hours. Y

    4318  Professional Role Development. Explores nursing as a profession and the critical issues of professional nursing practice.  The course is designed as the synthesis of prior knowledge toward pursuing practice excellence and to foster lifelong professional growth and development. Y

    4320  Comparative Health Systems. Explore health care and health provider roles in other countries through on-location learning. Offers a historical perspective as well as the progression of health care and nursing roles in another country. Y

    4399  Evidence Based Practice. Introduction to evidence-based nursing practice. Focus on identification of practice issues; appraisal and integration of current evidence and the evaluation of potential outcomes across all healthcare settings and patient populations. Y

    4403  Community Health I. Emphasize the social, spiritual, educational, and cultural factors that impact health care for individuals, families, communities, and populations. Examines roles of nurses in collaboration with other healthcare professionals to provide care within the community.  Y

    5101  Advanced Practice Nursing and Forensics: High Risk Populations. Provides the advanced practice nurse with information needed for prevention, assessment, identification, appropriate intervention, and resource referral for patients and families who are at risk for, or currently experiencing, abuse or neglect.

    5200  Introduction to Graduate Studies. Provides an orientation and introduction to graduate level study. A focus on electronic database searching and utilization of community-wide library resources, APA style and introduction to writing for publication, accessing and utilizing technology for online courses, and the professional portfolio will be initiated in this course. To be taken the semester of entry to the program. Y

    5202  Family Nurse Practitioner Role, Leadership, and Theory. Examines the professional history and evolution of the family nurse practitioner. Discussion of legal parameters that govern advanced practice and the role of the nurse practitioner in providing cost-effective care. The fostering of a leadership role in collaborating with multiple stakeholders to improve health safety, accountability, and quality outcomes is emphasized, as well as, evaluation of nursing theories that are the foundation of the APN role.

    5204  Advanced Diagnostics and Procedures. Examine the appropriate use and interpretation of advanced diagnostic tests available to the nurse practitioner in primary care. Various invasive skills common to the primary care setting will be introduced allowing students the ability to develop a basic proficiency. 

    5301  Education: Theories in Teaching and Learning. Teaching and learning principles and theories of adult learning and educational processes provide the foundation for this course. Scholarly inquiry into multiple dimensions of the role of professional educator and leader are examined. The management of educational activities, staff development, curriculum planning, design, and evaluation, and the facilitation of learning in a variety of settings are addressed. B

    5302  Research and Statistical Methods. Provides practical skills to translate practice problems into researchable questions. Examination of quantitative and qualitative research methods, data collection, selection of measurements, and statistical analyses are considered. Students will develop a research proposal from significances to determination of the research plan. Fee $50. Y

    5303  Education and Information Technology Applications. Study of theoretical and practical characteristics of technology integration strategies, including using instructional software, using technology media, and integrating technology into the curriculum or practice environment in the role of nurse educator or leader are explored. Y

    5304  Management of Health Care Resources. Economic and resource management, financial planning and budgeting, reimbursement systems in health care, cost containment, spreadsheets and human resource management for the nurse in an advanced role of educator or leader/administrator across health care settings comprise the focus of this course. Y

    5305  Nursing Theory. Examines historical and contemporary theoretical bases for advanced nursing practice. Analysis of selected models and theories from nursing and other disciplines are considered in the context of traditional, alternative, and complementary approaches to health promotion, disease prevention, and human responses to illness at the level of individual, family, and community. The concepts of person, health, environment, spirituality, and nursing are explored. B

    5306  Global Culture and Health I. Travel to a selected country to experience the spiritual dimension of health care delivery, nursing education, and the role of nurses in a culturally diverse setting. The course offers a transcultural experience outside the U.S. Learning takes place through observation, experience, interaction, and critical thinking via on site visits and by reviewing current nursing and general literature. The course is designed to enhance the development of critical thinking and communication skills at on-site locations. University faculty and resource persons in the selected country will make arrangements for the desired experiences. Ninety practicum hours. Fee varies depending on global experience and costs associated with experience. Check with department prior to enrolling. Y

    5307  Applying Best Practices in Community Health Care. Examines applications of research-based practices to policy and nursing care decisions and delivery at the organizational, community, state, and national level. Research applications of solving practical organizational and system problems, quality and outcome indicators, reducing medical errors to produce a safer health care system with a major emphasis on community is the focus of this course. Students will propose a grant or quality improvement plan to improve a practice issue in the workplace. Ninety practicum hours. Y

    5308  Global Culture and Health II. Travel to a selected country to experience the spiritual dimension of health care delivery, nursing education, and the role of nurses in a culturally diverse setting. The course offers a transcultural experience outside the U.S. Learning takes place through observation, experience, interaction, and critical thinking via on site visits and by reviewing current nursing and general literature. The course is designed to enhance the development of critical thinking and communication skills at on-site locations. University faculty and resource persons in the selected country will make arrangements for the desired experiences. Ninety practicum hours. Fee varies depending on global experience and costs associated with experience. Check with department prior to enrolling. Y

    5309  Leadership and Management. Focuses on the analysis, application, and integration of 21st century leadership and management skills into the behavior of the nurse in the role of educator and leader. Practical organizational and problem-solving skills, resource management and development, collaboration, team building, and effective communication are emphasized. Y

    5310  Education/Leadership Practicum. Application of program course work occurs in this capstone course in which students participate in field experience with a preceptor where they practice in the advanced role of nursing educator and leader in a selected field experience. Within the didactic sessions for this course, particular attention is given to the discussion of Best Practices in Education and Leadership. The course culminates in the presentation of the professional portfolio. Ninety practicum hours. Y

    5311  Professional Issues: Law and Ethics. Examines the professional, ethical, legal, political, and social dimensions of developing an identity as an advanced practice nurse within the context of nursing practice, institutional, and community environments. Issues of health disparity, cultural diversity, and the health needs of underserved populations are examined. Further areas of consideration will include professional standards and certification, code of ethics, bioethical issues, confidentiality, plagiarism, and liability, regulatory, and collective bargaining considerations. Y

    5312  Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology. Overview of advanced concepts related to normal and abnormal body functioning. The primary focus is on in-depth and current understanding of disease processes across the lifespan integrating risk factors for disease in various populations. 

    5313  Pharmacotherapeutics. Focuses on the clinical application of pharmacology needed in the provision of advanced practice nursing. The emphasis is on drugs commonly used in the family practice of ambulatory primary health care setting for the treatment of acute and chronic disease, and on the integration of drug therapy as one component of therapeutic management plans. The application of the principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics to clinical use of drugs will be explored, including therapeutic dosage patterns, side effects, drug interactions, contraindications.

    5334  Advanced Health Assessment. Includes 90 clinical hours. Provides student with ability to expand their knowledge and skills in performing a comprehensive health assessment of patients across the lifespan. Emphasis placed on utilizing thorough assessment to distinguish normal and abnormal variants in health, guide health promotion activities, and identify the need for patient-specific disease prevention interventions. Fee: $984

    5338  Advanced Nursing Care: Pediatric. Focuses on the appropriate diagnosis, management, and prevention of common acute and chronic illnesses specific to the pediatric population. Human growth and development, holistic, and spiritual concepts will be incorporated.

    5341  Advanced Nursing Care: Adult/Geriatric. Focuses on the appropriate diagnosis, management, and prevention of common acute and chronic illnesses specific to the adult and geriatric populations. Human growth and development, holistic, and spiritual concepts will be examined.

    5344  Advanced Nursing Care: Women/Prenatal Primary Care. Includes 90 clinical hours. Application of advanced health assessment skills, identification of abnormalities in health, interpreting diagnostic findings, improving communication skills, formulating a diagnosis and plan of care, and implementing preventative and health promotion education in a focused practice environment.

    5361  Interpersonal and Counseling Skills in Human and Organizational Behavior. Provides an introduction to understanding and developing effective interpersonal communication skills and relationships in the role of educator and leader/administrator. The processes, principles, and techniques associated with counseling the individual and groups, negotiating, grievance, stress management, and group dynamics are explored in this course. Conflict and conflict resolution, interviewing, listening, and group leadership skills are examined. Summer

    5640  Clinical Practicum: Primary Care Pediatrics. Includes 270 clinical hours. Application of concepts presented in Advanced Nursing Care with focus on refining health assessment skills, identifying abnormalities in health, interpreting diagnostic findings, improving communication skills, formulating a diagnosis and evidenced-based plan of care, and implementing preventative and health promotion education in culturally diverse populations.

    5643  Clinical Practicum: Primary Care Adult/Geriatric. Includes 270 clinical hours. Application of concepts presented in Advanced Nursing Care with focus on refining health assessment skills, identifying abnormalities in health, interpreting diagnostic findings, improving communication skills, formulating a diagnosis and plan of care, and implementing preventative and health promotion education in culturally diverse populations.

    6300  Evidence-Based Project. Culmination of program course work occurs in this course in which students participate in a community based field experience reflecting the role of the family nurse practitioner. Pending faculty approval, each student will develop and present an evidence-based project based on the needs of an identified population. This course is the capstone practicum experience for the family nurse practitioner track.

    (PFP) Personal Financial Planning

    3300  Financial Stewardship. Personal finances from the perspective of becoming a responsible steward. Topics covered will include budgeting, savings, investing, giving, and managing money. PRE: FIN 2301. Fee $100.  

    3310  Retirement Planning. Foundational course in retirement planning. PRE: FIN 2301

    3320  Insurance Planning, Risk Management, and Employee Benefits. Fundamentals of risk management and insurance, including the nature and treatment of pure loss exposures; legal principles; and property, liability, life and health insurance. PRE: FIN 2301 and FIN 3300

    4310  Estate Planning and Taxation. Foundational course in estate planning methodologies and policies related to tax issues. PRE: FIN 2301 and ACC 4305

    4320  Securities Analysis and Asset Allocation. Focuses on the theory and practice of asset allocation. Topics covered include setting investment goals, risk tolerance, diversification and risk reduction, basic security valuation and analysis, capital markets, investment alternatives, and fundamentals of portfolio design. PRE: FIN 2301 and FIN 4309

    4380  Case Studies in Financial Planning. Integrates the financial planning content areas into the development of comprehensive financial plans. PRE: FIN 2301 and PFP 4320 or concurrent enrollment in PFP 4320

    (PHI) Philosophy

    2304  Introduction to Philosophy. Introduction to philosophy and a review of the history of Western thought. Course considers the nature of knowledge, truth, worldview, and the use of rhetoric in philosophy. SE

    3303  Plato. Introduction to the Republic, the seminal work in the Western tradition, as an introduction to Platonism and to all the familiar themes of Western philosophy, and particularly justice, government, and political philosophy. FE

    3304  Augustine and Aquinas. Advanced introduction to the thought and influence of the two major Christian thinkers in medieval Western history. Students will engage Augustine’s Confessions and City of God, and selected portions of Aquinas’ Summa Theological, with a view to the thinkers’ influence on Western philosophy and theology. SE

    3305  Ethics. Study of ethical theory from the perspectives of philosophy and Christian theology, with an emphasis on application to contemporary issues in medicine, business, politics, and society. B

    3310  Aristotle’s Ethics. Introduction to the classic work in Western ethics, including understanding Aristotle’s originary concern with phenomena and terms, like ethics–we now, following him, take for granted, virtue, character, morals, the good, and the truly or fully human life, with emphasis on development of our own character, excellence, and happiness. FO

    4306  Philosophy of Religion. Study of religious knowledge and experience, faith and reason, the concept and arguments for God, and the problem of evil. FE

    6312  Studies in Philosophy. Examination of key philosophies and philosophers with an emphasis on the Classical Western Philosophic tradition.

    (PHY) Physics

    1103  General Physics I Lab. Experiments in mechanics and wave motion to accompany PHY 1303. F

    1104  General Physics II Lab. Electricity and optics. S

    2101  Engineering Physics I Lab. Mechanics, wave motion. F

    2102  Engineering Physics II Lab. Optics, electricity, and magnetism. S

    1303  General Physics I. Non-calculus introduction for science majors other than those in physics, chemistry, or engineering. Covers mechanics and wave motion. F

    1304  General Physics II. Primarily electricity, magnetism, and optics. S

    2301  Engineering Physics I. Calculus-based course for students in physics, chemistry, engineering, and mathematics. Includes mechanics, thermodynamics, and wave motion. F

    2302  Engineering Physics II. Optics, electricity, magnetism, and some nuclear physics. S

    (PSY) Psychology

    1300  General Psychology. Introductory course concerning the major theories and recent research in the broad field of psychology. B

    2310  Lifespan Human Development. Physical and psychological development of the individual from infancy through adulthood. B

    2340  Psychology of Diversity. Survey of the nature and characteristics of diverse populations from a historical perspective and current perspective. In addition, insight and understanding of social relationships in a culturally diverse society are examined. B

    3300  Child and Adolescent Development. Study of physical, intellectual, social, and psychological development from birth through adolescence. Does not count toward the major. B

    3302  Counseling Theories and Techniques. Study of the major models and theories of psychotherapy. Special attention will be given to developing basic therapeutic skills associated with these theories. PRE: PSY 1300. S

    3303  Abnormal Psychology. Study of the etiology and the nature of individual abnormalities. Some attention is given to the measurement and therapy of various abnormalities. B

    3304  Adolescent Psychology. Application of developmental theory and cultural contexts to the understanding of persons in transition to adulthood. Does not count toward the major. S

    3310  Psychological Statistics. Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics from the T test to Chi square. Includes introduction to analysis of variance, multiple regression, and non-parametric techniques. Fee $50. B

    3311  Introduction to Counseling Professions. Introduction to the practices of psychologists, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists. In addition to training in basic helping and interviewing skills, this course will survey career opportunities, ethical issues, and professional issues associated with the various helping professions. F

    3315  Ethics in the Helping Professions. Focuses on the professional practices and ethics in the helping profession as well as the legal aspects of providing professional services in helping professions. Students learn to manage themselves and their professional practice to be both legal and ethical. F

    3320  Social Research Methods. Introduction to the major steps of scientific inquiry into social relations. Emphasis will be placed on survey design and analysis. PRE: PSY 1300 or SWK 2300. S

    3322  Gender and Sexuality. Human gender and sexuality from a life cycle perspective, with an emphasis on developmental, familial, and societal factors that influence gender and sexuality. S

    3324  Marital and Family Therapy. Introduction to the major models of marriage and family relations, dysfunctions and techniques of intervention. S

    3326  Crisis Intervention. Study of crisis situations in multiple settings with emphasis on appropriate behaviors and responses to crisis. Applied therapeutic counseling in general and crisis intervention specifically are presented, along with strategies to alleviate crisis and deal with crisis aftermath. S

    3327  Physiological Psychology. Introduction to the nervous system, brain and behavior, neuroanatomy, genetics, neurological basis of learning, cognition, sensation, memory, motivation, and abnormal behavior.

    3350  Psychology of Aging. Theory and research on aging, covering demographic, sociocultural, economic, individual, and social factors. S

    3381  Social Psychology. Study of the impact of society and the individual’s effect on significant and social institutions. F

    4302  Theories of Personality. Introduction to the theories and methods of the study of personality, with emphasis upon the dynamics of personality development. PRE: PSY 1300 or consent of professor. B

    4304  Psychological Testing. Provides means of securing, recording, and using test data concerning individuals and groups. Emphasis is given to practical experience in using tests, inventories, and other devices for psychological measurement. PRE: PSY 1300. S

    4305  Experimental Psychology. Survey of experimental methods employed in the study of human behavior. Special attention is given to the sensory systems, perception, and learning. Required laboratory is graded with the course. F

    4307  Learning, Cognition and Emotion. Study of the principles of learning, cognition and emotion, and their applications to the understanding of human development and personality. PRE: PSY 1300. F

    4321  Forensic Psychology. Study of the intersection of crime, law, and psychology. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how abnormal behavior is treated in the judicial system, as well as civil commitment and criminal competencies. F

    4322  Drugs, Alcohol, and Behavior. Survey of psychological factors involved in drug use and an introduction to chemotherapy used in treatment of mental illness. S

    4390  Practicum. Participation in a departmentally approved structured and supervised setting to give an introductory experience to the field of psychology. Each student participating in a field experience MUST purchase professional liability insurance through the university. Students who are not psychology majors may take the course with departmental approval. Course may be repeated for credit with departmental approval. Students in this course will be encouraged to become members in a professional behavioral science organization such as ACA, NCFR, APA, or AACA. Fee $300.  B

    (REA) Reading

    2210  Critical Reading. Improvement of critical reading skills, including reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and reading rate.

    3330  Literacy and the Young Child. Developmentally appropriate techniques and materials designed to assist young children in pre-reading and the transition to beginning reading. Includes field experience. B

    3340  The Reading Writing Connection. Theories and strategies for developing communication skills and reasoning abilities. Emphasis will be on the integration and application of listening, speaking, writing, and thinking skills throughout the curriculum. Students will spend a minimum of 12 clock-hours observing and teaching in an elementary/middle school setting. B

    4350  Practical Applications to Reading. Organization and use of content, learning experiences, and resources for teaching reading in the elementary school. B

    4360  Reading Across the Curriculum/Practicum. Theories and strategies for teaching and integrating reading strategies throughout the elementary/middle school curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on developing and delivering a one-week content area unit. Students will spend a minimum of 10 clock hours in their assigned classroom before beginning the unit. B

    (REL) Religion and Theology

    3301  World Religions. Study of the history, literature, and practices of the living major world religions. F

    3311  Topics in Theology. Examine theological thinking, types of theology, and important theological issues. F

    3312  Syro-Palestinian Archeology. Dynamics of the interplay of history, religion, and culture through the philosophy and science of Near Eastern archaeology. Students encounter concepts of worldview, morality, religion, and culture. D

    3368  Intermediate Studies in Religion/Theology. Supervised intermediate research and writing in a specific religion or theology area. Specific semester topics will appear on the transcript. PRE: permission of instructor. D

    6301  World Religions. Study of the major world religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity), using historical, sociological, phenomenological, and comparative theological methodologies. While all religions are studies, specific emphases may be given to certain regions, religious subsets, themes, and/or teachings.

    6312  Studies in Theology. Analysis of specific theological trends and current religious thought.

    6333  Ethics. Study of ethical decision making with an emphasis on the historical development of ethical and Christian thought.

    6334  Christian History and Theology I. Study of major events, people, and historical and theological developments in Christian history ranging from the emergence of the Christian church reflected in the New Testament to the late Medieval period.

    6335  Christian History and Theology II. Study of major events, people, and historical and theological developments in Christian history ranging from the 16th century period of Reformations to the contemporary setting.

    (SOC) Sociology

    1300  General Sociology. General introduction to sociology, including the relationships of the individual to the society and culture of which the person is a part. B

    3301  Criminology. Overview of the major criminological perspectives and an examination of the social, political, and intellectual milieu within which each developed. The course focuses on the multi-disciplinary nature of criminological thought. F

    3302  Juvenile Delinquency. Adjustment of youths as they take on the roles and statuses culturally defined for their age group; emphasis on causation, treatment, and prevention of juvenile delinquency; sociological principles for working with youth. Delinquency is reviewed as a form of deviant behavior. S

    3322  Social Deviance. Psychological and sociological aspects of socially deviant behavior; theoretical overviews and implications for social control and social policy. S

    3323  Family Violence. Theoretical issues, both past and present, regarding family violence in order to provide the student with an understanding of the salient issues. In addition, attention will be given to the impact family violence has on the victim and society, legal aspects of family violence, key factors associated with recognition of family violence, and pertinent research focusing on the subject. F

    (SWK) Social Work

    2300  Introduction to Social Work. Introduction to social work, including a definition of the term itself, a look at the history of social welfare, and a review of the knowledge, values, and skills required of the social work professional. A description of various social work services is provided by speakers from several agencies in the community. B

    2320  Social Justice. Analysis of social injustices in contemporary society and an examination of possible policy changes to alleviate the injustices. Designed for both social work and other majors. B

    2340  Diversity. Overview of diverse populations. Insight and understanding of social relationships in a culturally diverse society are examined. Cultural competency in social work is emphasized. B

    3301  Generalist Practice with Individuals and Families. Study of the values, skills, knowledge, and ethics needed for generalist social work practice with individuals and families. F

    3302  Generalist Practice with Communities and Organizations. Study of the skills, knowledge, and ethics needed for generalist social work practice with organizations, communities, and society. S

    3303  Generalist Practice with Groups. Study of the skills, knowledge, and ethics needed for generalist social work practice with small groups. F

    3304  Social Welfare Policy. Foundation for ethical decision making in social work practice. Theoretical perspectives and models on ethical decision-making, professional ethics, ethical dilemmas, and values are explored. Expectations for professional behavior in the field of social are emphasized. S

    3306  Social Work Ethics and Professional Behavior. Examination of the social systems approach to understanding human behavior within families, groups, organizations, and communities. Particular focus will be on the relationship among biological, social, psychological, and cultural systems as they affect and are affected by human behavior. S

    3310  Statistics. Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics from the T test to Chi square. Also includes introduction to analysis of variance, multiple regression, and non-parametric techniques. Fee $50. B

    3311  Human Behavior in the Social Environment. Examination of life cycle from birth to death. Focuses on the biological, psychological, sociological, and theoretical perspectives of the lifespan. Attention given to individuals, groups, organizations, and communities. Includes emphasis on diversity, culture, systems, ecological theory, strengths perspective, and empowerment. F

    3313  Gerontology. Examines older persons and their social service needs. Special attention given to social work practice with elderly and their social service, family and community needs.

    3314  Family and Community Violence. Examines community, school, family, and workplace violence, including identification, classification, prevention, and case management. Encompasses the enormity of violence through a comprehensive, biophysical perspective.

    3315  Social Work in Criminal Justice Settings. Provides an overview of the criminal justice system and forensic social work. Explores broader perspectives that have guided and shaped policy in criminal justice, historical trends in criminal justice, and current issues being dealt with at all levels of the criminal justice system. Addresses effective social work practice with juveniles and adults in the community and institutional settings. Emphasis placed on the role of the social work practitioner in the supervision, treatment, and rehabilitation of the population they serve.

    3316  International Social Work. Study of international social work profession and global social issues.

    3320  Social Research Methods. Introduction to the major steps of scientific inquiry into social realities. Emphasis will be placed on survey design and analysis as well as evaluating one’s own practice. S

    3330  Maladaptive Functioning. Study of the etiology and the nature of mental health disorders. Special attention is given to generalist social work processes in relation to social functioning.

    4610  Field I. Field work in an agency under supervision for 200 clock hours. Focus is on integration of knowledge with actual social work experience. PRE: 2.5 GPA in SWK 3301, 3302, 3303.

    4620  Field II. Field work in an agency under supervision for 200 clock hours. Focus is on integration of knowledge and actual social work experience. PRE: 2.5 GPA in SWK 3301, 3302, 3303, completion of or concurrent enrollment in SWK 4610.

    (THA) Theatre Arts

    1161  Theatre Activities I: Scenery and Properties. Extensive participation in theatre activities in construction of scenery and of properties. F

    1162  Theatre Activities II: Lighting and Sound. Extensive participation in theatre activities in setting and running lighting and sound cues for a production S

    1361  Introduction to Acting. Study of basic theories and techniques of the art of acting, with emphasis on character analysis and improvisation. F

    2161  Stage Makeup. Learning to design and apply makeup for a theatrical production. F

    2302  Principles of Acting. Study and application of the theories and techniques of the art of acting. PRE: THA 1361. S

    3301  Principles of Theatrical Scenery. Study of technical problems of play production: design, construction, and painting of scenery and properties and special effects. FO

    3304  Principles of Theatrical Lighting. Study of the theory and practice of theatrical stage lighting: elementary electricity, lighting control and instruments, and lighting design. SE

    3305  Principles of Theatrical Costumes. Study and application of the theories and techniques of theatrical costuming: survey of historical dress, design for the stage, and construction of theatrical clothing. FE

    4301  Stage Directing Methods. Study and practice of fundamental principles and techniques of directing, including student direction of representative plays. PRE: Junior standing, THA 2302, 3301, 3304 and 3305. FE

    4304  History of Theatre I. Survey of the history of theatre–the origins of theatre to 1800. SO

    4305  History of Theatre II. Survey of the history of theatre, 1800 to the present–Contemporary Theatre. SE

    4324  Studies in Shakespeare. Analysis of the development of Shakespeare’s art and thought as viewed through his better known plays. SO

    4326  Literature and the Film. Review of film theory, film history, and the development of film making, with an emphasis on criticism of filmed adaptations of significant works of literature. S

    4365  Creative Dramatics. Studies in the principles and methods of using creative dramatics teaching elementary school subjects. F

    4368  Play Direction. Study and practice of basic principles and techniques that deal with choosing, casting, and staging a play. PRE: Junior standing and consent of the instructor. SO

    (UGR) Undergraduate Research

    2188, 3188, 4188, 2288, 3288, 4288, 2388, 3388, 4388, 2488, 3488, 4488, 2688, 3688, 4688 Undergraduate Research. Undergraduate research supervised by academic department. Undergraduate research for credit must not be directly associated with other course requirements. Undergraduate research may, at the discretion of the academic chair, be added to the degree plan increasing the total hours required to complete the degree. A maximum of 6 undergraduate research credit hours may be earned. PRE: approval of academic chair.

    (UNI) University Studies

    1170  University Seminar. Introduction to an academic field. Provide assistance in transition into a major program. Fee $80. B

    2000  University Skills. Measures college-level core competencies necessary for success in upper level course work. PRE: Completion of general core. B

    (WSH) Washington Internship

    4660, 4960 Washington Internship. Internship in Washington, D.C. Significant fee applies, some of which may be offset by funded scholarship. PRE: Permission of Washington Program Director.

    (YFM) Youth and Family Ministry

    2311  Foundations of Youth and Family Ministry. Introduces students to the world of youth and family ministry and contemporary influences on, and ways to approach, ever-changing youth culture. F

    2324  Strategic Issues of Youth and Family Ministry. Explores the pragmatic side of youth and family ministry by considering strategic issues like programming, event planning, youth culture, personal ministry, and other issues necessary for developing effective ministers to youth and their families. S

    2326  Children’s Ministry. Explores pragmatic side of ministry to children and their families by considering strategic issues of program management, faith development in children, ministry to self, and other issues leading to the development of effective ministers to children and their families. S

    3301  Adolescents and Systems. Study of ministry models based on systems theory with direct application to youth and family ministry. Emphasizes staff relationships, parenting, and counseling implications. F

    3302  Family Ministry. Study of models for ministry to families in churches, with an emphasis on a systems approach to family ministry. Life cycle issues, church programming for families, and preventative planning will be studied. Cross listed as MIN 3302. F

    4090  Practicum. Supervised internship in student area of ministry, culminating in a final, written report. Recommended for summer completion with fall enrollment. F

    4311  Studies in Youth and Family Ministry. Essential classic and contemporary readings and activities in the field. D

    4322  Advanced Youth and Family Ministry. Academic culmination of the YFM specialization. Students will develop an integrative and implementable model of youth ministry in the context of family programming. S

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