Bachelor of Arts & Science

Bachelor of Arts & Science

    The best of both worlds in a four-year degree

    If you’re looking for the most well-rounded education you can get in a single degree program, the Bachelor of Arts & Science program is the way to go.

    The B.A.&Sc. combines an Arts discipline with scientific training to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for a wide variety of situations.

    Program Highlights

    • Choose from six concentrations in Arts – Christian Studies, English, History, Psychology, Religious Studies, or Sociology – and concentrate on Biology in Science.
    • Connect with a variety of faculty who are passionate about your success.
    • Small class sizes means you’ll be part of a close-knit community

    Career Outlook

    Graduates with a B.A.&Sc. degree will have developed critical and scientific thinking skills as well as effective communication skills, both written and spoken, that make them ideal candidates for a variety of career paths, including education, law, medicine, journalism, communications, archaeology, technical writing, and many others.

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    Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree Requirements

    The B.A.&Sc. degree begins with a broad core and area requirements to give students a strong foundation in both arts and sciences, and then lets students specialize in two areas—one from arts and one from science. The ideal graduate from such a program is a highly literate critical thinker who is well prepared for professional study and for life-long learning.

    I. Core Requirements (30 credit hours)
    A. EN1013, 1023 – Literary Heritage I and II 6 cr. hrs
    B. HI1413, 1423 – Historical Thinking I and II 6 cr. hrs
    C. RS1003 – The Themes of the Bible 3 cr. hrs
    D. RS1403 – The Christian Way 3 cr. hrs
    E. RS2003, 2033 – Old/New Testament in Its Context 6 cr. hrs
    F. RS3713 – Christianity and Natural Science 3 cr. hrs
    G. ID4763 – Ethical Reasoning 3 cr. hrs
    II. Area Requirements (18 credit hours)
    A. CH1013 – Introduction to Chemistry I 3 cr. hrs
    B. PY1113 – Physics for the Life Sciences 3 cr. hrs
    C. MT1203 – Introduction to Statistics OR MT1253 – Statistics for the Life Sciences I 3 cr. hrs
    D. Language and/or Linguistics Elective 3 cr. hrs
    E. Biblical or Christian Studies Elective 3 cr. hrs
    F. Economics, Psychology, or Sociology Elective 3 cr. hrs
    III. Arts Concentration Requirements (includes overlap with core and area requirements)

    Choose one:

    1. Christian Studies: RS1003, 1403, 2003, 2033, 3713; five (one + four) electives from Biblical
      Studies or Christian studies (course number with second digit 7 or lower).
    2. English: EN1013, 1023, 2013, 2023, 3933; one from 3013, 3023, 3033, 3043; one from 2313,
      2323; three English electives at 3000/4000 level.
    3. History: HI1413, 1423, 3013, 3023, and six history electives, including three at 3000/4000 level.
    4. Psychology: PS1013, 1023, 3603, and seven psychology electives, including four at the
      3000/4000 level.
    5. Religious Studies: RS1003, 1403, 2003, 2033, 3713, one elective from Biblical Studies or
      Christian Studies (course number with second digit 7 or lower), four electives from Religious
      Studies (course number with second digit 8 or 9).
    6. Sociology: SO1013, 1023, 3603, and seven sociology electives, including three at the
      3000/4000 level.
    IV. Science Concentration (30 credit hours)
    1. Biology: BI1013, 1023, 2013, 2213, and six additional biology electives, including two with labs.
    V. Electives
    1. 18 credit hours from math, science, or geography.
    2. Additional elective options to complete a total of 120 credit hours. At least 48 credit hours
      of the 120 must be at the 3000 or 4000 level, and no more than 15 credit hours may be taken
      outside the Arts, Business Administration, and Science disciplines.