Certificate Programs

These are programs in accounting, Bible and ministry, and dance. The courses can be used as credit toward a degree. All hours for certificate programs must be earned at Belhaven University. Certificate programs are approved for veterans training by the state approving agency and are the equivalent of a college major except where noted. For additional information, download the Belhaven University Catalogue.

Accounting: 36 hours

The Accounting certificate is only available online.

The required classes are: ACC 217, 313, 314, 337, 411, 412, 413, 421, 424, 430, 490, BUS 415.
Students who have already taken one of the required accounting classes will be required to select a substitute from an upper division business elective course.

Prerequisites to the Accounting Certificate consist of 27 hours: MAT 101 or 110 (202 in the adult program), 201(BBA 345), ACC 213-214 (BBA 320-321) with a grade of C or better within the last seven years or a proficiency exam, ECO 205 (BBA 330), BUS 305 (BBA 350), BUS 363, BUS 414, and BUS 418. Students who have not already had BUS 418 must take ACC 418 instead.

Students who have earned a BBA or BS in Business from Belhaven University will already have taken all of the prerequisites and will be qualified to take the CPA exam after completion of the Accounting Certificate. Students who have earned a BBA or BS from another accredited college or university will need to consult with an advisor in the School of Business to determine if they lack any prerequisites. Students can transfer up to nine hours in accounting courses with permission of the chair of Accounting Studies.

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Dance: 21 - 24 hours

The certificate in dance requires 21 - 24 credit hours and takes two consecutive semesters (beginning in the fall) to complete, with some flexibility to facilitate appropriate substitutions. This program is not the equivalent of a major in dance. The fall semester should include DAN 133 or higher, DAN 125 or higher, DAN 170, DAN 151 (Pilates), DAN 370, and DAN 147. The spring semester should include DAN 134 or higher, DAN 126 or higher, DAN 270, DAN 251 (Pilates), DAN 371, and DAN 148.

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Certificate of Biblical Ministry 18 hours

Students desiring a Certificate of Study in Biblical Studies take 18 credit hours of Bible courses. This certificate encourages the student to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible as it relates to spiritual leadership and their personal conduct in life. The program is 18 credit hours, taking approximately 7.5 months to complete. The 18 hours must be selected from BIB220, 221, 302, 308, 310, 311, 315, 316, 318, 331, 340, 351, 360, 412, 415, 441, and SOC202.

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