Catalogue: Adult Program
Requirement for Degrees
The adult studies division of Belhaven University offers courses leading to associates, bachelors, and masters degrees. In addition to earning a prescribed minimum number of semester hours credit and maintaining an overall C average (2.00 GPA), a candidate for an undergraduate degree from Belhaven University must complete basic course requirements, meet all departmental requirements for a major, complete the online application for degree, and fulfill all financial obligations to the University. A candidate for a graduate degree must fulfill the same requirements and obligations and maintain an overall B average (3.00 GPA).
Applications for degree completion audits must be submitted through the online application found on https://blazenet.belhaven.edu by the deadlines listed in the calendar at least eight months prior to the anticipated degree completion. Failure to do so on schedule will result in a late fee assessment as listed in the Special Fees section; a delay in the graduation date is also possible.
Certificate in Biblical Studies
Associate of Arts
Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies
Associate of Arts in Business
Associate of Arts in Christian Ministries
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Ministries
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Social Services
Bachelor of Arts in Social Services - with a Christian Ministries Concentration
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Health Administration
Bachelor of Science in Management
Bachelor of Science in Management - with a Criminal Justice Concentration
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration - with a Leadership Concentration
Master of Business Administration - with a Sports Administration Concentration
Master of Business Administration - with a Human Resources Concentration
Master of Business Administration - with a Health Administration Concentration
Master of Education - Teacher as Leader/Elementary or Secondary Emphasis
Master of Education - Educational Technology Emphasis
Master of Education - National Board Emphasis
Master of Education in Reading Literacy
Master of Fine Arts in Dance
Master of Public Administration
Master of Science in Leadership
Master of Science in Leadership - with a Human Resources Concentration
Master of Science in Leadership - with a Ministry Concentration
Student Services will acquaint students with options in developing a plan for degree completion at the time of orientation. To complete all graduation requirements, a student may find that he/she will need to meet these requirements outside of the set programs.
These courses may be taken concurrently with other set courses if the student wishes to complete a degree in less time. After a student enrolls in the adult studies program, courses taken at other institutions of higher learning must be approved by the Registrar. Students can access the "Request to Take a Course at Another Institution" form on http://www.belhaven.edu/student_services/. Concurrent enrollment in two institutions must be approved by the Registrar's office.
The Jackson Student Services office will acquaint Jackson education students with options in developing a plan for degree completion. Atlanta, Chattanooga, Dalton, Desoto, Houston, Memphis and Orlando students should make an appointment to meet with Student Services. Questions regarding a degree plan should be directed to Student Services.
Belhaven University requires of all candidates for an undergraduate degree a minimum residence as follows. The last 31 semester hours of work must be earned in residence with the exception that a student who has completed at least 90 hours at Belhaven University may request permission from the Registrar to complete the final 12 hours required of his/her degree at another accredited senior college or university . Students who have completed at least 60 hours may complete nine hours off campus; those with at least 31 hours may complete six hours.
Belhaven University requires of all candidates for an undergraduate degree a minimum residence as follows. The last 17 semester hours of work must be earned in residence for the Associates degree.
For a graduate degree, Belhaven University requires of all candidates a minimum residence of one year. The last 12 semester hours of work must be earned in residence.
Second Degree Requirements
A student who wishes to obtain a second degree from Belhaven University must complete a minimum of 31 semester hours in addition to the 124 hours earned for the primary degree and must meet all the general education requirements for the second degree and the specific requirements for the second degree program. There must be at least 18 hours of unique requirements for each degree. Some departments may require more than 18 unique hours.
Progress Toward Degree
Students who have not completed a degree within six years of attendance at Belhaven University will continue their seventh year of study under a new catalogue.
General Education Goals
Requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree
|Goal I:||A mastery of one's own language in written form||6 hours|
|Goal II:||A familiarity with the great literature of the world with a Christian perspective||6 hours|
|Goal III:||An understanding of science||4 hours|
|Goal IV:||A knowledge of mathematical skills||3-6 hours|
|Goal V:||An understanding and historical perspective of the contemporary world||6 hours|
|Goal VI:||A knowledge of Christian Scripture and an ability to integrate that knowledge with issues of daily life||9 hours|
|Goal VII:||An ability to apply the biblical vision of the Kingdom of God||3 hours|
Course Enrollment Regulations
- Students who have transferred to Belhaven University will be required to complete nine hours of Bible courses, BIB 214 (Old Testament History), BIB 215 (New Testament History), and WVC 301 (Christian Interpretation of Life), at Belhaven University.
- Students must enroll in WVC 401 (Kingdom Life: Family and Workplace) only in their last 21 hours.
Subsequent Credentials Policy
Students seeking a subsequent (second, third, etc.) credential (certificate, bachelor degree, master degree, etc.) will be required to complete at least 50% of the requirements of the subsequent credential as discreet credits. Separate graduation/degree completion fees will also be required even if completion is simultaneous.