Catalogue: Adult Program
Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Graduation Requirements
  • Successful completion of at least 124 semester hours.
  • Successful completion of the bachelor core curriculum and all other courses taken at Belhaven University with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • Satisfaction of Belhaven's general education requirements
    • Written Communication Skills: Six semester hours
    • Literature: Six semester hours
    • Science: Four semester hours
    • Mathematics: Three semester hours
    • History: Six semester hours
    • Biblical Studies: Nine semester hours
    • Kingdom Life: Family and Workplace: Three semester hours
  • Payment of all tuition and fees.
  • Applications for degree completion audits must be made online by the deadlines listed in the calendars at least eight months prior to the anticipated degree completion. Failure to do so on schedule may result in a delay in the graduation ceremony participation or receipt of diploma.

Program of Study

The bachelors program of study consists of a total of 124 semester hours with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average. If additional hours are required to reach 124 semester hours to fulfill degree requirements, they may be obtained in the following ways:

  • Correspondence courses approved by the Registrar
  • Traditional academic college courses from regionally-accredited institutions (under certain circumstances and when approved by the Registrar)
  • Transfer Credit from nationally-accredited institutions at the 100/200 level.
  • Portfolio I - documented learning; Portfolio II - college-level learning essays, upon completion of EDU 290
  • Standardized examinations (CLEP, PEP, USAFI)
  • Guided studies

General Education Required Coursework
All students seeking a bachelor’s degree must complete BIB214, 215, BIO 125, EDU105 (BUS 205 for Houston), ENG103, 108, 203, 204, HIS108, 205, MAT 202, and WVC301.

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology

The Belhaven University Department of Psychology seeks to introduce all students to the study of human behavior and mental processes within a Christian context. The applied psychology major is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge in the major subfields of psychology and to prepare students for future study and work in this field. This accredited degree program focuses on developing the students' abilities to understand and to apply psychology in their everyday lives. Many degrees in psychology are founded solely on secular principles, but Belhaven incorporates the biblical worldview into coursework and classroom discussion.

B.A. in Applied Psychology: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as PSY203, 243, 304, 312, 331,  332, 340, 342, 352, 353, 355, 362, 420, 461, WVC 401 and electives.

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Ministries

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Ministries seeks to establish the faith and understanding of students through study of the Bible as the inspired, infallible Word of God. It also seeks to provide the necessary background and skills to interpret the Bible adequately as the objectively authoritative rule of faith and practice. In accordance with the best standards of Reformed scholarship, the biblical data are presented along with a consideration of light that has been shed upon the subject matter by recent study or discovery. Thus students are encouraged to investigate the biblical text for themselves as the source of their doctrine and the guide for their conduct.

Students meet one night a week for four hours of classroom instruction and one night a week in their project teams.

B.A. in Biblical Ministries: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as BIB 302, 308, 310, 311, 315, 316, 318, 331, 351, 360, 390 , 412, 415, 441, SOC202, WVC401 and electives.

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies seeks to establish the faith and understanding of students through study of the Bible as the inspired, infallible Word of God. It also seeks to provide the necessary background and skills to interpret the Bible adequately as the objectively authoritative rule of faith and practice. In accordance with the best standards of Reformed scholarship, the biblical data are presented along with a consideration of light that has been shed upon the subject matter by recent study or discovery. Thus students are encouraged to investigate the biblical text for themselves as the source of their doctrine and the guide for their conduct.

Students meet one night a week for four hours of classroom instruction and one night a week in their project teams.

B.A. in Biblical Studies: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as BIB 302, 308, 310, 311, 315, 316, 318, 331, 351, 360, 390 (Orlando only), 412, 415, 441, SOC202, WVC401 and electives.

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program is designed for the student who wishes to have a broad educational experience with course work in 2-5 different disciplines.  It allows the student to customize their course of study into areas of interest, and allows them to make the best use of previous college credits.  An important goal in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program is to help students in their ability to appropriately interrelate their study and the Christian faith.  In addition to the 2-5  Interdisciplinary Majors which form this program, students will complete a general education core.
Students meet one night a week for four hours of classroom instruction and periodic project teams.

B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as IDS499, WVC401 and 42 hours of coursework from 2-5 area concentrations.

At least 9 hours must be taken in each area. Upon declaring as an Interdisciplinary Studies major, the student must meet with their Dean. The dean will work with the student to identify appropriate courses to finish out the degree program. The student and dean must develop and sign a contract for completion and any deviation would need to be approved by the Dean.

Bachelor of Arts in Social Services

Belhaven University seeks to introduce all students to the study of human behavior and mental processes within a Christian context. This program is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge in the field of social services and to prepare students for future study in the fields of social services. Emphasis is placed on developing the students' abilities to understand and to apply social services in their everyday lives. An important goal in all social service courses is to help students in their ability to appropriately interrelate their study of social service and the Christian faith.

Students meet one night a week for four hours of classroom instruction and periodic project teams.

B.A.S.S.: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as BIB 360, PSY 203, 243, 312, 340, 342, SOC 101, 201, 202, 220, 310, 350, 351, 370, WVC 401 and electives.

B.A.S.S. with a concentration in Christian Ministries
Bachelor of Arts in Social Services with a concentration in Christian Ministries provides a foundation of knowledge in the field of social services and to prepare students for practice or additional study in Christian Ministry. Students who wish to complete Bachelor of Arts in Social Services with a concentration in Christian Ministries must complete the requirements for a BASS degree as listed above along with BIB 310, 311 and 6 credit hours chosen from BIB 350, 351, 390, 411, 412, 415, 444.

Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) program prepares students for entry-level management positions and provides a course of study for adult students who wish to enhance their managerial skills. Students are required to meet for class once a week and are required to participate in periodic study group meetings which are designed to enhance the learning process and the development of problem-solving skills. Study groups must meet a minimum of four hours as assigned, and their activities are monitored by their professors.

Objectives of the Bachelor of Business Administration Program

The Bachelor of Business Administration program incorporates the development of the adult student's exposure to human problems and personal values through a well-planned curriculum which integrates within the curriculum increasingly advanced cognitive skills, awareness of self and others, and social and interpersonal skills, all through a Christian worldview.

Within the business program, certain required courses form the theoretical and practical framework adults need to succeed in increasingly responsible leadership roles within their professional and personal organizations. The Bachelor of Business Administration encourages students to understand the functional components of business - economics, marketing, accounting, finance, law, and management.

B.B.A.: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as BBA 302, 320, 321, BUS304, 309, 320, 326, 360, 363, 412, 414, 418, 419, 420, ECO 407, MAT 345, WVC 401, and electives.

Bachelor of Health Administration

The Bachelor of Health Administration is designed to integrate a foundation of general education with healthcare management theory and practical expertise that prepares the graduates for management positions in healthcare. The health administration curriculum addresses the basic body of knowledge, understanding, and skills identified to be relevant to healthcare administration:

  • Critical thinking from a biblical perspective to analyze and solve complex problems.
  • Professional communication skills developed by developing an understanding of the biblical principles applicable to provide effective communication strategies within the organization, with staff, patients, and the public.
  • Leadership abilities that have been established on biblical principles to establish and lead effective work teams toward a shared organizational mission.
  • Foundation of ethical principles based on the Bible to guide the decision-making process from application of personal and organizational values.
  • Quantitative skills to manage an organization's financial health provide data to measure and report an organization's quality outcomes.
  • Legal and regulatory knowledge to reduce an organization's liability and effectively manage risk.
  • Broad knowledge of the health administration industry, to include managed care and long term care administration.
  • Marketing strategies taught from a Christian worldview to reach the appropriate audience in creative, cost effective ways.

B.H.A.: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as BHA 315, 326, 401, 402, 411, BUS 309, 326, 360, 362, 363, 395, 406, 412, 414, 419, ECO 407, WVC 401, and electives.

Bachelor of Science Management

The Bachelor of Science in Management program is ideal for adults wanting to focus upon management and leadership in business. The curriculum emphasizes the roles of leaders in organizations and includes courses in communications, decision-making, business law, human resources, marketing, entrepreneurship, and international management. Students are required to meet for class once a week and are required to participate in periodic study group meetings which are designed to enhance the learning process and the development of problem-solving skills. Study groups must meet a minimum of four hours per week, and their activities are monitored by their professors.

B.S.M.: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as BUS 304, 309, 320, 326, 360, 362, 395, 406, 412, 414, 418, 419, 420, ECO 407, WVC 401, and electives.


Bachelor of Science Management with a Concentration in Criminal Justice

Belhaven's Bachelor of Science in Management concentrating in Criminal Justice is ideal for adults who want to focus on management and leadership within the context of the judicial/penal system. The curriculum emphasizes the roles of leaders in the workplace and includes courses in communication, research based decision-making, business law, human resources, marketing, computer applications, and business fundamentals.

B.S.M. with a concentration in Criminal Justice: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as BUS 304, 309, 320, 326, 360, 362, 395, 406, 412, 414, 418, 419, 420, CJU 320, 407, 412, 419, ECO 407, WVC 401, and electives.