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Bachelor Degree Programs
BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
- A total of 124 semester hours is required to earn the Bachelor degree.
- The last 31 semester hours of course work must be earned at Belhaven University.
- Satisfaction of Belhaven’s general education requirements.
- Written Communication Skills: Six semester hours
- Literature: Six semester hours
- Science: Four semester hours
- Math: Three semester hours
- History: Six semester hours
- Biblical Studies: Nine semester hours
- Business: Three semester hours
- Kingdom Life: Family and Workplace: Three semester hours
- Successful completion of all courses taken at Belhaven University with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
- 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 ceremony participation or receipt of diploma.
General Education Required Coursework
All students must complete BIB 214, 215, BIO 125 or PHY 125, BUS 280, ENG 103, 108, 203, 204, HIS 108, 205, MAT 202, and WVC 301.
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 PSY 201, 240, 241, 332, 342, 313, 314, 352, 338, 339, 321, 322, 355, 362, 365 and 461, WVC 401 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.
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies Course Requirements
B.A.B.S..: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as BIB 324, 325, 334, 335, 344, 345, 375, 385, 395, 460, 470, 480, WVC 401 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 three 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 three 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 IDS 499 and 42 hours of course work from three area concentrations, and electives.
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 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, BUS 304, 309, 320, 326, 360, 363, 412, 414, 418, 419, 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 BUS 309, 326, 362, 395, 406, 412, 414, 419, BHA 315, 326, 401, 402, 411, ECO 407,WVC 401, and electives.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree seeks to provide accounting majors with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the accounting profession. As a component of a Christian liberal arts college, the accounting program emphasizes the importance of Christian values and ethics in the practice of accounting.
Graduates of this program may desire to take the CPA exam which can lead to a career as a certified accountant.
B.S.A.: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as ACC 217, 312, 313, 314, 337, 411, 412, 413, 418, 421, 424, 490, BBA 320, BSM 395, BUS 320, 326, 360, 363, 414, 415, ECO 407, WVC 401 and electives.
Bachelor of Science in 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.
B.S.M.: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as BUS 304, 309, 320, 326, 362, 395, 406, 412, 414, 418, 419, ECO 407, WVC 401, and electives.
Bachelor of Science in Management with a Criminal Justice Concentration
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 Criminal Justice Concentration: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as BUS 304, 309, 320, 326, 362, 395, 406, 412, 414, 418, 419, CJU 320, 407, 412, 419, ECO 407, WVC 401, and electives.