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  Oct 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Completion


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Jared R. Bryant, PhD, Director

Professor

Jonathan L. Master, PhD
Matthew M. McAlack, PhD
Gary E. Schnittjer, PhD

Associate Professor

Brian P. Luther, PhD

Adjunct Faculty

Teri W. Catanio, MS
Anthony Hurst, DMin
Robert Kramer, DMin
Alfred Muli, PhD
Paul E. Randolph, DMin
Keith Treadwell, MDiv
 

The Program

The Degree Completion Program is designed to educate students in an accelerated and accessible format so they may finish their college degrees. The program is intentionally centered upon the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word.

Degree Completion is built around dynamic and substantive core courses on the Scriptures and theology. The student has the opportunity to study the entire Bible in a rigorous academic setting with instructors committed to a conservative evangelical outlook. The biblical studies courses are complemented by a series of courses on Christian theology, which provide instruction on all of the major doctrines of Christianity. Students learn to navigate many theological challenges.

The core biblical and theological studies curriculum provides a basis for serving Christ, while the program’s tracks provide next steps in career and/or educational opportunities. Students may select one of three tracks. Track courses have been selected and designed to help students prepare for employment opportunities and/or the academic requirements to apply for graduate studies in these fields of study. The tracks are Christian Ministry, Biblical Studies, and Introduction to Counseling. In addition, the Degree Completion Program offers students the opportunity to apply for dual-level programs in which a Master of Arts degree in Religion or a Master of Science in Counseling degree can be earned at the same time as the BS in Bible degree. Students may also pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. This degree includes the core biblical and theological studies curriculum, as well as a substantial number of arts and sciences courses.

Objectives

The student will:

  1. Explain the Scriptures and Christian theology.
  2. Develop communication skills in reading, writing, and projects.
  3. Demonstrate evidence of godly character through Christian service.
     

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