Catalogue: Adult Program
Baccalaureate Degree Programs
- 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
Oral and Written Communication Skills:
Six semester hours in written communications
Proficiency in oral communication
Literature: Six semester hours
Science: Six semester hours
Mathematics: Four semester hours (Seven for Orlando)
History: Six semester hours
Biblical Studies: Nine semester hours
Art or Music Appreciation: Three semester hours
Kingdom Life: Family and Workplace: Three semester hours
- Satisfaction of Gordon Rule requirement (Orlando). MAT 133 or (MAT 140 & 141), MAT 202 and CSC 309 will fulfill this requirement.
- 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 will result in a late fee as listed in the Special Fees section; a delay in the graduation date is also possible.
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)
- 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 ART 245 or MUS120, BIB220, 221, WVC301, BIO 255, 260, EDU105 (BUS 205 for Houston), ENG104, 105, 235, 240, HIS125, 130, and MAT 140, 141. Orlando students must also complete CSC 309.
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, 340, 351, 360, 390 (Memphis and Orlando only), 412, 415, 441, SOC202, WVC301, 401 and electives.
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 202, 240, 241, 313, 314, 340, 342, SOC 101, 201, 202, 220, 310, 350, 351, 370, WVC 301, 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 310, 318 and 319 or, 320, 321, 340, 350, 412, BSM 425, BUS304, 326, 363, or 370 and 371, 414, 419, 420, MAT 202, 345, WVC 301, 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 BBA 310, 412, BHA 315, 326, 401, 402, 411, BSM 325, 370, 392, 415, 425, BUS 341, 362, 414, 419, WVC 301, 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 BBA 310, 340, 412, BSM 325, 370, 380, 392, 415, 425, BUS 304, 326, 341, 362, 414, 418, 419, 420, WVC 301, 401, and electives.