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Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Graduation Requirements

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:

General Education Required Coursework
All students seeking a bachelor's degree must complete BIB220, 221, BIO 125 or PHY 125, EDU105 (BUS 205 for Houston), ENG104, 105, 235, 240, HIS125, 130, 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. May 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 PSY201, 202, 240, 241, 313, 314, 321, 322, 338, 339, 342, 352, 355, 362, 365, 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, 340, 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, 340, 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 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 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 three 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 202, 240, 241, 313, 314, 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 310, 318 and 319, 321, 340, 350, 412, BSM 425, BUS304, 326, 363, or 370 and 371, 414, 419, 420, 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:

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 360, 362, 414, 419, 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 BBA 310, 340, 412, BSM 325, 370, 380, 392, 415, 425, BUS 304, 326, 360, 362, 414, 418, 419, 420, 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 BBA 310, 340, 412, BSM 325, 370, 380, 392, 415, 425, BUS 304, 326, 360, 362, 414, 418, 419, 420, CJU 320, 407, 412 and 419, WVC 401, and electives.