Amridge University Academic Catalog  

2013-2014 Academic Year (Effective 2.28.2014)

 

Table of Contents

Section 12:  The College of General Studies 3

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF GENERAL STUDIES. 4

PURPOSE OF THE COLLEGE OF GENERAL STUDIES. 6

EDUCATIONAL GOALS OF THE COLLEGE OF GENERAL STUDIES. 6

DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLEGE OF GENERAL STUDIES PROGRAMS OF STUDY. 7

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS. 13

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS. 13

DESCRIPTION OF GENERAL EDUCATION COMPONENTS. 15

REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION COMPETENCIES. 16

COURSE REQUIREMENT FOR ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS. 20

VALIDATION OF COURSES. 20

SECOND DEGREE OPTION FOR BACHELOR DEGREE STUDENTS. 20

GRADUATE CREDIT FOR QUALIFIED UNDERGRADUATE SENIORS. 21

CAPSTONE COURSES. 21

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS:  LIBERAL STUDIES. 21

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: MINISTRY/BIBLE. 24

BACHELOR OF ARTS: BIBLICAL STUDIES. 27

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 29

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: PUBLIC SAFETY AND ENTITY SECURITY. 33

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: LIBERAL STUDIES. 37

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. 39

 

 

 

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Section 12:  The College of General Studies

This section includes important information on the programs, courses, and degrees offered through the Amridge University College of General Studies.  Exceptions may be noted in the respective sections for specific programs and services specified elsewhere in this publication, noted in later editions of this publication, and/or published addenda (paper- and web-based) [Version 2.2012-2013, Effective 2.24.2013].


MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF GENERAL STUDIES

 

I welcome you to the College of General Studies and to an exciting learning experience that will provide many physical and spiritual blessings throughout your life. The College of General Studies has three fundamental goals for undergraduate students. The College provides high-quality instruction in a Christian atmosphere that (1) prepares students for a meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling life; (2) enables the student to develop the knowledge and skills required to enter and progress in one’s chosen career field; and (3) provides an academically strong experience with the scope and depth necessary to motivate one to do successful graduate studies and continuing education in schools of higher learning.

The college functions on the belief that each student has value, abilities, opportunities, and responsibilities in seeking their full potential in life. As a student, you will have instructors that are committed to supporting each individual to meet his or her needs in reaching their full potential. The student will emerge from his or her undergraduate experience with more knowledge and understanding of the world as well as of oneself. You will experience classes based on sound teaching-learning practices, instructors who treat students with dignity and respect, and courses designed for the current and future needs of each student. You will achieve a fuller realization of who you are, where you want to go and how to get there.

The high level of academic preparation coupled with extensive in-field work experience of each instructor enables him or her to provide both the theoretical foundations and the practical application of the knowledge and skills required for the student to launch forth and promote a career that is both challenging and rewarding. The graduate possesses not only the knowledge and skills to do the job but also the understanding of how the job relates to the personal, spiritual and career goals of the individual.

Remember, you can complete your undergraduate program while you study from the comfort, convenience and security of your own home. If you are not sure about your chosen field of study, I invite you to examine the wide variety of program choices offered within our College. You will surely find a field of study that can give wings to your dreams.  You will have a rich experience in reaching your full potential in life within a Christian environment.

 

Blessings,

Roger E. Shepherd, DMiss

Dean, College of General Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PURPOSE OF THE COLLEGE OF GENERAL STUDIES

The purpose of the College of General Studies is to provide instruction and training on the undergraduate level for Christian ministers and religious workers as well as prepare students for careers and professions that provide support and services for the well-being of individuals, family, and society.  Within this purpose, the College of General Studies provides bachelor-level degree programs in a variety of areas including Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Science in Ministry/Bible, Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Bachelor of Science in Management Communication, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Homeland Security, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Business/Organization Security, Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Science in Human Development, and the Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Leadership.  All of these programs are designed within the mission of the University for preparing men and women, through a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality at the undergraduate level, so that they can serve in their chosen vocations in the church, community, or society.  Also, the programs in the College of General Studies provide a foundation that prepares students for graduate or advanced study.  Many of the Amridge University graduates of the College of General Studies choose to continue their studies at the Amridge University School of Human Services or the Amridge University Turner School of Theology.

Additionally, the University provides a program of continuing education, through the Amridge University School of Continuing Education, for those who are not pursuing degrees.

EDUCATIONAL GOALS OF THE COLLEGE OF GENERAL STUDIES

1.    To enhance student learning by providing educational opportunities at the undergraduate level through a carefully planned and implemented program of study.

2.    To provide scheduled and effectively utilized distance learning technologies to foster the ability for students to learn anytime and anywhere.

3.    To provide foundation programs of study to undergraduate students that complement the University’s graduate programs and encourage students to further their studies for careers and professions to serve in the church, community, and/or society.

4.    To recruit, retain, and promote professional development of qualified faculty, staff, and administrators.

5.    To develop and maintain periodic internal evaluation to ensure that all programs operating within a manner consistent with the mission of Amridge University.

6.    To provide students with instruction on the use of the latest technologies used in the fields associated with their respective program of study.

7.    To provide and maintain learning resources and an environment conducive for student learning, scholarly research, and quality teaching in the 21st century.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLEGE OF GENERAL STUDIES PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Keeping within its Christian heritage, Amridge University offers an associate degree and several bachelor’s degrees which will promote management communication skills, human development skills, knowledge in the arts, and biblical and Christian ministry skills.  These degrees were created to give students the tools to operate successfully in the community, business, home, and church settings.  The specific programs of study include the following:

Associate of Arts: Liberal Studies

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies program provides students with opportunities to complete an initial college degree while establishing a solid academic foundation for a bachelor degree.  A student may select elective courses for the associate degree program from one of the University’s bachelor degrees. Upon completion of the associate degree, a student may have completed one-half of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree.  The associate degree requires 36 credit hours of general education, 16 credit hours of prescribed core courses and 12 credit hours of elective courses.  In completing the general education requirements for the associate degree a student can also complete the general education requirement of a bachelor’s degree.  The core course requirements for the associate degree include two specified courses and two course requirements in which the student is given an option in each case from two specified courses.   

Upon completion of the Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies program, the graduate will be able to:

1.    Demonstrate skills and knowledge in general education areas that are foundations to life skills and further education;

2.    Impart knowledge of government and philosophical foundations;

3.    Develop a solid foundation for further study in a chosen area.

These outcomes are assessed in the program exit exam and the General Competency Test.  The program exit exam is administered in the following capstone course:

            GT 2401 – You and the American Government

Bachelor of Science: Ministry/Bible

The Bachelor of Science in Ministry/Bible is a comprehensive professional program with a practitioner's focus to prepare students for service in the church as pulpit ministers, elders, deacons, missionaries, and Bible teachers.  Also, this program helps prepare students for allied Christian leadership positions in youth services or as ministers of education at large congregations or chaplains in hospitals, the armed forces, universities, and correctional institutions.  This program also provides a solid foundation for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in religious studies such as the Master of Science degrees in Ministry, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Organizational Leadership, all of which are offered by Amridge University.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Ministry/Bible program, the graduate will be able to:

1.    Demonstrate skills and knowledge in general education areas that are foundation to life skills and further education;

2.    Impart  knowledge of the Old Testament and the New Testament;

3.    Implement basic skills required for the ministry; and

4.    Utilize leadership skills

These outcomes are assessed in the following courses.  A student may demonstrate achievement of these outcomes by receiving a passing grade in the course and on the Program Exit Examination administered in the following capstone course: 

            FD 3401 – Hermeneutics

Bachelor of Arts: Biblical Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies is a comprehensive professional program to prepare students for service in the church as pulpit ministers, elders, deacons, missionaries, and Bible teachers.  Also, this program helps prepare students for allied Christian leadership positions in youth services or as ministers of education at large congregations or chaplains in hospitals, the armed forces, universities, and correctional institutions.  Additionally, the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies has a focus on a scholarly approach to prepare students to pursue advanced degrees such as Amridge University's Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, which includes a concentration in biblical studies, including exegesis of Scripture in at least one of the original languages in which it was written.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies program, the graduate will be able to:

1.    Demonstrate skills and knowledge in general education areas that are foundation to life skills and further education;

2.    Impart knowledge of the Old Testament and the New Testament;

3.    Develop a basic explanation of Christianity; and

4.    Translate basic Greek or Hebrew into English.

These outcomes are assessed in the following course.  A student may demonstrate achievement of these outcomes by passing the program exit exam administered in the following capstone course: 

            FD 3401 – Hermeneutics

Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program is designed to complement the existing skills of an individual to include general knowledge, human relations and development skills, communication skills, principles of justice and the application of organizational and leadership principles required to successfully work in today’s organizations providing public safety and law enforcement services.  This program integrates courses in human relations, criminal justice, organization, communication, and leadership to provide the student with the background necessary to be upwardly mobile within the organizational structures of public safety agencies, community nonprofit organizations, and church organizations.  This includes skills required to work with police officers and police chaplains working in the community as well as in juvenile or adult detention centers, and in private organizations providing related public safety and law enforcement services.  This program also serves as a foundation for graduate-level degrees in Organizational Leadership, Pastoral Counseling, Ministerial Leadership, Professional Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy degrees offered by Amridge University.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program, the graduate will be able to:

1.    Effectively function in the role of prison ministry with knowledge of the jurisprudence system;

2.    Effectively function in the role of chaplain for law enforcement agencies with knowledge of the jurisprudence system;

3.    Demonstrate skills and knowledge in general education areas that are foundation to life skills and further education;

4.    Recall prominent management and supervision principles related to Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

5.    Demonstrate a basic understanding of the criminal justice system; and

6.    Effectively communicate in professional settings.

These outcomes are assessed in the following course.  A student may demonstrate achievement of these outcomes by receiving a passing grade in the course and on the Program Exit Exam administered in the following capstone course: 

            LJ 4450 – Criminal Justice Overview

Bachelor of Science: Public Safety and Entity Security

Special Note: The BS in Public Safety and Entity Security is not available to students in the state of Tennessee at this time.

 

The Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Entity Security program is designed to complement the existing knowledge, skills, and abilities of an individual in the areas of general knowledge, human relations, and communication, as well as to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in principles of justice, organizational behavior, and leadership as required to successfully function within any organizational security infrastructure. This program merges the subtitles of public safety and entity security because the importance and the interoperability of each are vital to current and emerging management trends in areas of homeland security, public safety and business or organizational security. This program integrates courses in psychological assessment, criminal justice, organizational behavior, risk analysis, investigative techniques, interrogation laws and procedures, public safety, and asset security. The student will develop the background to be upwardly mobile within the organizational structures of public and private security agencies. The student will learn to plan, manage, and evaluate public and private security agencies, functions, technology, and staffs. The student will gain skills required to work with law enforcement and investigative executives, private security agencies, transportation agencies and companies, and the news media. This program also serves as a foundation for graduate-level degrees in Leadership and Management, law, homeland security, criminal justice, as well as other areas.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Entity Security, the graduate will be able to:

1.    Demonstrate a broad range of knowledge about safety and security issues affecting nations, public entities, and private enterprises;

2.    Demonstrate necessary risk analysis, assessment planning, and technology skills;

3.    Utilize theoretical and practical knowledge of emergency management, including the National Infrastructure Management System, communication, coordination of resources, and the planning, preparation, and implementation of emergency protocols;

4.    Express knowledge of related management principles, including supervision, leadership, and ethics;

5.    Apply  knowledge of criminal law and procedures within the areas of terroristic threats and activity, threat negotiation, suspect processing and interrogation, crime scene management, loss prevention, and law enforcement cooperation; and

6.    Implement skills and knowledge in general education areas that are foundational to life skills and further education.

These outcomes are assessed in the following course.  A student may demonstrate achievement of these outcomes by receiving a passing grade in the course and on the Program Exit Exam administered in the following capstone course: 

            OS 4450 – Public Safety and Private Security Overview

Bachelor of Science: Liberal Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies is a unique program that provides students with opportunities to complete their college degree and provides a solid academic foundation to prepare them for advanced studies such as the Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Master of Divinity degrees offered by Amridge University.  Through a combination of traditional academic course work, life experiences, portfolio development, transfer of prior military course work, and credit by challenge examinations, students are guided through a learning process that culminates with the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies (128 semester hours).  In addition to providing students with a solid academic foundation for advanced degree work, the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies degree will be a valuable asset in career enhancement and growth opportunities.  This program also serves as a foundation for graduate-level degrees in Organizational Leadership, Pastoral Counseling, Ministerial Leadership, Professional Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy degrees offered by the University through the School of Human Services and the Turner School of Theology.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies program, the graduate will be able to:

1.    Demonstrate skills and knowledge in general education areas that are foundation to life skills and further education;

2.    Acquire basic knowledge in bible and ministry which will provide the basis for further study;

3.    Analyze several areas of liberal studies.

These outcomes are assessed in the following course.  A student may demonstrate achievement of these outcomes by receiving a passing grade in the course on the Program Exit Exam administered in the following capstone course: 

            EH 4416 – Literature of the Americas

Bachelor of Science: Human Development

This program is designed as a gateway program to the Amridge University Master of Science Degree program with concentrations In Family Therapy or in Counseling.  Also, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Human Development will especially be prepared in the dynamics of human relations and interactions that are critical in all positions relying on close working relationships with others in the church or business world.  Students will be introduced to human development, motivation, introductory counseling theories and practices, aging, and diversity.  Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for admission to the Amridge University Master of Science Degree Program with concentrations in Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, or Pastoral Therapy with preparation for licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy and/or Professional Counseling.  This program of study is a precursor for the graduate programs in the Amridge University School of Human Services focusing on counseling and marriage and family therapy. 

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Human Development program, the graduate will be able to:

1.    Effectively function in church settings and other organizations;

2.    Demonstrate skills and knowledge in general education areas that are foundation to life skills and further education;

3.    Recall prominent counseling theories in the field of Human Development; 

4.    Analyze the foundational tenets of  psychology and sociology

5.    Develop a basic explanation of human development

6.    Develop a broad foundation for advanced studies

These outcomes are assessed in the following course.  A student may demonstrate achievement of these outcomes by receiving a passing grade in the course and on the comprehensive exam administered in the following capstone course:

            HD 4409 – Family and Society 

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

See Section 5 – Admissions

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Citizens in today’s world need a well-rounded education and a wide array of competencies. Consequently, undergraduate degree programs must contain a basic core of general education courses with a minimum number of semester hours completed in specified areas of general studies.

 

Associate Degree Requirements

The associate degree consists of 64 semester hours. At least 20 hours must be taken with Amridge University to qualify for graduation.

Associate degree programs must contain a basic core of general education courses with a minimum of 20 semester hours completed in specified areas of general studies. Every student who graduates with an associate degree from Amridge University must have at least 30% of his total undergraduate course work in general education (20 of 64 total semester hours).

A total of five (5) courses (20 semester hours) of General Education courses, four (4) courses from the categories of Mathematics or Natural Science, Social Science or Behavioral Science, Humanities or Fine Arts, and one (1) course from the category Communications, are required for an associate degree program.

The Communications course shall be EH 1401 – English Composition I while the other four (4) courses (16 semester hours) must be one (1) from the category of Mathematics or Natural Science, one (1) from the category of Social Science or Behavioral Science, one (1) from the category of Humanities or Fine Arts, and one (1) from any of these three categories. At least one (1) of the Mathematics or Natural Science courses must be a Mathematics course. The student must pass, with a grade of C- (2.0) or higher, the Communications course, the Mathematics course, the Social Science or Behavioral Science course, and the Humanities or Fine Arts course.

 

Bachelor Degree Requirements

The bachelor degree consists of 128 semester hours. At least 40 hours must be taken with Amridge University to qualify for graduation.

Bachelor degree programs must contain a basic core of general education courses with a minimum of 40 semester hours completed in specified areas of general studies. Every student who graduates with a bachelor degree from Amridge University must have at least 30% of his total undergraduate course work in general education (40 of 128 total semester hours).

A total of ten (10) courses (40 semester hours) of General Education courses, eight (8) courses from the categories of Mathematics or Natural Science, Social Science or Behavioral Science, Humanities or Fine Arts, and two (2) courses from the category Communications, are required for a bachelor degree program.

The Communications courses shall be EH 1401 – English Composition I and EH 1402 – English Composition II while the other eight (8) courses (32 semester hours) must be one (1) from the category of Mathematics or Natural Science, one (1) from the category of Social Science or Behavioral Science, one (1) from the category of Humanities or Fine Arts, and five (5) from any of these three categories. At least one (1) of the Mathematics or Natural Science courses must be a Mathematics course. The student must pass, with a grade of C- (2.0) or higher, the Communications courses, the Mathematics course, the Social Science or Behavioral Science course, and the Humanities or Fine Arts course.

DESCRIPTION OF GENERAL EDUCATION COMPONENTS

 

Humanities and Fine Arts: These courses deal primarily with questions of values, ethics, or aesthetics as they are represented in works of art, philosophy, religion, literature, and music.  These courses help students improve interpersonal skills, develop independent thought, enhance problem-solving abilities, and better understand human creativity.

 

Natural Science and Mathematics:  Knowledge and practice in the mathematical skills area give students the ability to measure, discern, compare, and apply these skills in problem solving at the individual and societal levels.  The natural sciences explore the natural world and the relationship among the disciplines which describe it.  The natural sciences include all learning which has as its purpose the understanding of the universe around us and the physical and chemical laws that govern it. 

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences:  The courses are those bodies of knowledge which have as their purpose the study of human behavior, social structures, and economics.  Studies of social science techniques, tools, and methods of data gathering, as well as the problems and issues faced by the social scientist, are considered work in the social sciences. 

 

Communication Skills (English):  Competence in writing and speaking English is vital to all college graduates.  Writing skills are especially important in a distance-learning vein where a great deal of work involves communicating at a considerable distance with faculty and other students.  Oral communication skills are important in leadership, management, and human relations. 

 

The following sections include a specification of the general education college-level competencies and documented evidence that graduates have attained those competencies.

 

REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION COMPETENCIES

Prior to graduation, undergraduates are required to demonstrate attainment of the general education competencies by taking the General Competency Test (GCT).

1.    Humanities and Fine Arts

A student must demonstrate the competencies in humanities listed below or the competencies in fine arts listed below:

a.    Competencies in Humanities

                              i.    Associate the development of humanities with other cultural developments;

                             ii.    Describe the influence of humanities on the structure and development of societies;

                            iii.    Compare humanities across cultures;

                           iv.    Relate the influence of humanities to individual
 development; and

                            v.    Describe the evolution of one or more areas of humanities in American culture.

   

b.    Competencies in Fine Arts 

                              i.    Associate the development of fine arts with other cultural developments;

                             ii.    Describe the influence of fine arts on the structure and development of societies;

                            iii.    Compare fine arts across cultures;

                           iv.    Relate the influence of fine arts to individual development; and

                            v.    Describe the evolution of one or more areas of fine arts in American culture.

 

2.    Natural Science and Mathematics

A student must demonstrate the competencies in natural science or competencies in mathematics in accordance with the following:

a.    Competencies in Natural Science

                              i.    Interplay with Other Disciplines

Students must be able to apply science effectively to problems in other disciplines and demonstrate knowledge of the interrelationship between Science and other disciplines.  Students will view science as a connected whole relevant to their lives, interrelated with human culture, and understand its connections to other disciplines.  Students shall make personal decisions and take positions on issues based on their understanding of scientific principles.

                             ii.    Scientific Methods and Procedures

Students must be able to demonstrate, design, conduct and report investigations within a science. Students shall express an ability to inquire and demonstrate curiosity. They will demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of scientific facts, concepts, principles, laws, and theories.  Students shall utilize an ability to reason scientifically.

                            iii.    History and Philosophy of Science

Students will know and understand the philosophical nature of science and the conventions of scientific explanation.  Students must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the distinctive nature of the scientific discipline, its history, its place in the intellectual realm, and its usefulness in society at large.

                           iv.    Appropriate Technology

Students must be able to demonstrate the ability to use computers (including calculators) as tools in expressing their understanding of issues in science.

                            v.    Communication of Science

Students must be able to communicate ideas, concepts and appreciation of science to peers using appropriate vocabulary and meanings.  Students will develop communication skills within a context of real applications relevant to the particular group of students.  Students shall communicate effectively about science and organize and share their knowledge about specific topics.

b.       Competencies in Mathematics

                              i.    Use various techniques to solve equations in one variable or systems of equations in more than one variable;    

                             ii.    Express the solution set as a graph or in terms of inequalities or intervals;

                            iii.    Manipulate functions by adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing or composing functions;

                           iv.    Solve exponential and logarithmic equations and use exponential and logarithmic functions in applications; and

                            v.    Use mathematical modelling to solve word problems.

 

3.    Social Science and Behavioral Science

A student must demonstrate the competencies in social science listed below or the competencies in behavioral science listed below.

a.    Competencies in Social Science 

                              i.    Understand diversity and its influence on society;

                             ii.    Distinguish between the social and environmental influences on societies; and

                            iii.    Know the special forces that shape the social and political development of societies and governments.

 

b.    Competencies in Behavioral Science

                              i.    Understand how psychological, economic, and sociological factors influence personal and group actions;

                             ii.    Recognize the importance of hereditary and biological factors involved in human development and its social impacts; and

                            iii.    Understand how differences in heredity, environment, and learning can effect psychological development.

  

4.    Competencies in Communications

A student must demonstrate the competencies in communications in accordance with the following:           

a.    Communicate in an effective manner using standard written English;

b.    Analyse, summarize and interpret various types of writing;

c.    Think analytically and critically and interweave learning from various disciplines;

d.    Use insight to develop original thoughts from their new knowledge;

e.    Show an understanding of the need for ethics in decision-making;

f.     Pinpoint possible problems with theories or ideas and employ questioning to enhance discussions;

g.    Recognize the consequences of actions, develop other solutions and demonstrate decision-making ability;

h.    Demonstrate an ability to persuade others, envision new ideas, and delegate responsibilities;

i.      Show that viewpoints are backed by logical, careful thought; and

j.      Demonstrate a positive attitude and teamwork when carrying
 out duties with co-workers.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENT FOR ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Certain undergraduate students are required to take the course FD 1412 – Management Intervention.  The undergraduate students required to take FD 1412 – Management Intervention include the following:

1.    All first-time freshmen

2.    All undergraduate students conditionally admitted

3.    All undergraduate students on probation (students having academic difficulty)

4.    All students classified below junior-level (freshmen and sophomores) — students who have not finished general education courses

Additionally, even though this course is only required for the students in the above categories, the University strongly recommends that all undergraduate students enroll in this course during their first semester at Amridge University.

Finally, FD 1412 – Management Intervention cannot be substituted for a required course in a major.

VALIDATION OF COURSES

A student enrolled in the baccalaureate program can validate a particular required course if he or she has had previous undergraduate credit for a similar course.  Validation of a course does not reduce the student’s course total, but it does allow the student to take an elective instead of a required course.

SECOND DEGREE OPTION FOR BACHELOR DEGREE STUDENTS

To earn a second baccalaureate degree, the student must complete a minimum of 40 hours at Amridge University above any hours earned for the first degree.  All of these additional hours must be completed in the degree program area of the second degree.  A specific course required for both degrees will have to be taken only once.  However, credit for such a course cannot be applied toward both the total hours required for the first degree and the additional hours required for the second degree.  Also, students who seek a second degree must meet all admission requirements and complete all catalog requirements for the major in that degree.

A student may work toward two degrees simultaneously, but he or she must be enrolled in either one or the other of the two programs awarding the degrees.  The student is expected to obtain approval of the academic plan from the Vice President of Academic Affairs at a point when no fewer than 40 hours of coursework remain for the completion of one or both degrees.

GRADUATE CREDIT FOR QUALIFIED UNDERGRADUATE SENIORS

Undergraduate students at the senior level who are within eight semester hours of program completion with a high academic average in their field may be authorized to enroll in six graduate credits while completing undergraduate requirements.  Such course work will require the written approval of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.  This approval does not presume automatic admission into the respective program, or any Amridge University graduate program.  Undergraduate students who wish to enroll in graduate courses must follow the steps below: (1) Have an advisor certify to the Vice President of Academic Affairs that all undergraduate graduation requirements will be met, and (2) Have the Vice President of Academic Affairs file a letter or email message with the Registrar prior to registration stating that the student will meet all requirements for a bachelor’s degree and that the graduate credits (3 or 6) are over and above all undergraduate requirements.

CAPSTONE COURSES

The University has established a degree program assessment to verify student mastery of the respective program major.  The verification process is facilitated through a capstone course system that every student is required to take for his or her given major.  Furthermore, in order to graduate from Amridge University, students must pass the program capstone course and the Program Exit Examination that is given as part of the capstone course.  The capstone course of each degree program is identified in the respective degree map.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS:  LIBERAL STUDIES

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies program provides students with opportunities to complete an initial college degree while establishing a solid academic foundation for a bachelor degree.  A student may select elective courses for the associate degree program from one of the University’s bachelor degrees. Upon completion of the associate degree, a student may have completed one-half of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree.  The associate degree requires 36 credit hours of general education, 16 credit hours of prescribed core courses and 12 credit hours of elective courses.  In completing the general education requirements for the associate degree a student can also complete the general education requirement of a bachelor’s degree.  The core course requirements for the associate degree include two specified courses and two course requirements in which the student is given an option in each case from two specified courses.   

Upon completion of the Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies Program, the graduate will be able to:

1.    Demonstrate skills and knowledge in general education areas that are foundations to life skills and further education;

2.    Impart knowledge of government and philosophical foundations;

3.    Develop a solid foundation for further study in a chosen area.

These outcomes are assessed in the program exit exam and the General Competency Test.  The program exit exam is administered in the following capstone course:

            GT 2401 – You and the American Government

The Course Requirements of 64 semester credit hours for the degree program Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies includes general education courses (20 semester hours), program specific courses (20 semester hours), elective courses (20 semester hours), and a capstone course (4 semester hours).                                                                                                       

 

General Education Courses

Sem. Hrs.

 

 

EH 1401

English Composition I

4

 

 

Mathematics

4

 

 

Social Science OR Behavioral Science

4

 

 

Humanities OR Fine Arts

4

 

 

Mathematics/Natural Science, Social Science/Behavioral Science, Humanities/Fine Arts

4

 

Total General Education Course Hours

20

 

 

 

 

 

Required Courses

 

 

FD 1412

Management Intervention (required at the beginning of the student’s program)

4

 

 

MC 1405

Communicating via e-Portfolio and Resume

4

 

 

NT 2445

Miracles and Parables of Christ

4

 

 

 

- OR -

 

 

 

TH 2435

Survey of Ecclesiastical History

 

 

 

 

- OR -

 

 

 

FD 2410

World Geography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NT 2440

The Passion of Christ and the Establishment of the Church

4

 

 

 

- OR -

 

 

 

TH 2430

The Scheme of Redemption

 

 

 

 

- OR -

 

 

 

SC 2410

People, Science and the Environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PG 2401

General Psychology

4

 

Total Required Course Hours

20

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Course Hours (select from 1000-2000 level courses)

20

 

 

 

 

 

Capstone Course

 

 

GT 2401

You and the American Government

4

 

Capstone Course Hours

4

 

 

 

 

 

Total Hours for Associates Degree

64

 

 

DEGREE COMPLETION

Students desiring to enroll in the Associate of Arts (AA) in Liberal Studies degree program should make application for admission online.  Continuous participation in the program until all requirements of the AA are met is mandatory for graduation.  If a student decides to discontinue work on the AA he or she may do so by submitting a change of degree application.  Application fees and change of degree fees are itemized on the Amridge University Tuition and Fees Schedule.

A degree completion fee is charged to all students who petition the University for graduation.  Application must be submitted no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate.  A credit of this fee will be applied to the student’s account if he or she goes into the bachelors program after completing the Associate of Arts degree.

Only one degree will be awarded in a given semester.  An associate degree and a bachelor degree will not be awarded simultaneously.

 

Graduation Requirements for the Associates of Arts in Liberal Studies

Before being graduated with the Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

1.    Complete at least 64 semester hours of which at least 20 semester hours must be taken at Amridge University.  (Note:  For students entering or beginning classes during and after the fall 2010 semester, the respective students must complete at least 64 semester hours of the specified degree requirements of which at least 20 semester hours must be taken at Amridge University.);

2.    Complete all required coursework for the respective degree;

3.    Pass the program capstone course and the Program Exit Examination that is given as part of the capstone course;

4.    Pass the General Competency Test (GCT); and

5.    Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

6.    Complete an Amridge University Degree Completion Application available from Amridge University’s website.  The properly completed and signed application must be submitted no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate.  Following this schedule permits the University to conduct a full audit of the respective student’s records to make sure that all courses, programs, and respective graduation requirements have been met.  Students having any questions regarding the Degree Completion Application should contact the Registrar’s Office.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: MINISTRY/BIBLE

The Bachelor of Science in Ministry/Bible is a comprehensive professional program with a practitioner's focus to prepare students for service in the church as pulpit ministers, elders, deacons, missionaries, and Bible teachers.  Also, this program helps prepare students for allied Christian leadership positions in youth services or as ministers of education at large congregations or chaplains in hospitals, the armed forces, universities, and correctional institutions.  This program also provides a solid foundation for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in religious studies such as the Master of Science degrees in Ministry, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Ministerial Leadership, all of which are offered by Amridge University.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Ministry/ Bible program, the graduate will be able to:

1.    Demonstrate skills and knowledge in general education areas that are foundation to life skills and further education;

2.    Impart  knowledge of the Old Testament and the New Testament;

3.    Implement basic skills required for the ministry; and

4.    Utilize leadership skills

These outcomes are assessed in the following course.  A student may demonstrate achievement of these outcomes by passing the Program Exit Examination administered in the following capstone course: 

            FD 3401 – Hermeneutics

The Course Requirements of 128 semester credit hours for the degree program Bachelor of Science in Ministry/Bible includes general education courses (40 semester hours), program specific courses (36 semester hours), elective courses (48 semester hours), and a capstone course (4 semester hours).

 

General Education Courses

Sem. Hrs.

 

 

EH 1401

English Composition I

4

 

 

EH 1402

English Composition II

4

 

 

Mathematics

4

 

 

Social Science OR Behavioral Science

4

 

 

Humanities OR Fine Arts

4

 

 

Mathematics/Natural Science, Social Science/Behavioral Science, Humanities/Fine Arts

20

 

Total General Education Course Hours

40

 

 

Required Courses (For students who lack 36 or fewer of the 128 total hours required for a BS degree)

 

 

FD 1412

Management Intervention (required at the beginning of the student’s program)

4

 

 

NT 3403

Introduction and Survey of the New Testament

4

 

 

NT 3406

Life and Teachings of Christ

4

 

 

OT 3401

Introduction and Survey of the Old Testament

4

 

 

PH 4401

World Views: Islam, Humanism, Marxism, Christianity

4

 

 

PS 3401

Life and Work of a Minister

4

 

 

PS 4401

Homiletics

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS 4414

Leadership for Christian Service

4

 

 

 

- OR -

 

 

 

HD 4426

Fundamentals of Effective Leadership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TH 4405

Systematic Theology

4

 

Total Required Course Hours

36

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Course Hours (select from 1000-4000 level courses)

48

 

 

 

 

 

Capstone Course

 

 

FD 3401

Hermeneutics

4

 

Capstone Course Hours

4

 

 

 

 

 

Total Hours for Bachelor's Degree

128

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MINISTRY/BIBLE

Before being graduated with the Bachelor of Science in Ministry/Bible, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

1.    Complete at least 128 semester hours of which at least 40 semester hours must be taken at Amridge University;

2.    Complete all required coursework for the respective degree;

3.    Pass the program capstone course and the Program Exit Examination that is given as part of the capstone course;

4.    Pass the General Competency Test (GCT);

5.    Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher; and

6.    Complete an Amridge University Degree Completion Application available from Amridge University’s web site.  The properly completed and signed application must be submitted no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate.  Following this schedule permits the University to conduct a full audit of the respective student’s records to make sure that all courses, programs, and respective graduation requirements have been met.  Students having any questions regarding the Degree Completion Application should contact the Registrar’s Office.

BACHELOR OF ARTS: BIBLICAL STUDIES

Like the Bachelor of Science in Ministry, the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies is a comprehensive professional program to prepare students for service in the church as pulpit ministers, elders, deacons, missionaries, and Bible teachers.  Also, this program helps prepare students for allied Christian leadership positions in youth services or as ministers of education at large congregations or chaplains in hospitals, the armed forces, universities, and correctional institutions.  Additionally, the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies has a focus on a scholarly approach to prepare students to pursue advanced degrees such as Amridge University's Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, which includes a concentration in biblical studies, including exegesis of Scripture in at least one of the original languages in which it was written.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies program, the graduate will be able to:

1.    Demonstrate skills and knowledge in general education areas that are foundation to life skills and further education;

2.    Impart knowledge of the Old Testament and the New Testament;

3.    Develop a basic explanation of Christianity; and

4.    Translate basic Greek or Hebrew into English.

These outcomes are assessed in the following course.  A student may demonstrate achievement of these outcomes by passing the Program Exit Examination administered in the following capstone course: 

            FD 3401 – Hermeneutics

The Course Requirements of 128 semester credit hours for the degree program Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies includes general education courses (40 semester hours), program specific courses (36 semester hours), elective courses (48 semester hours), and a capstone course (4 semester hours).

 

General Education Courses

Sem. Hrs.

 

 

EH 1401

English Composition I

4

 

 

EH 1402

English Composition II

4

 

 

Mathematics

4

 

 

Social Science OR Behavioral Science

4

 

 

Humanities OR Fine Arts

4

 

 

Mathematics/Natural Science, Social Science/Behavioral Science, Humanities/Fine Arts

20

 

Total General Education Course Hours

40

 

 

 

 

 

Required Courses

 

 

FD 1412

Management Intervention (required at the beginning of the student’s program)

4

 

 

NT 3403

Introduction and Survey of the New Testament

4

 

 

NT 3406

Life and Teachings of Christ

4

 

 

OT 3401

Introduction and Survey of the Old Testament

4

 

 

PS 4401

Homiletics

4

 

 

TH 3401

Survey of Christian History and Thought

4

 

 

TH 4405

Systematic Theology

4

 

Language Requirement

8

 

 

FD 3402

Elementary Greek I and

 

 

 

FD 3403

Elementary Greek II

 

 

 

 

-OR-

 

 

 

FD 3406

Elementary Hebrew I and

 

 

 

FD 3407

Elementary Hebrew II

 

 

Total Required Courses

36

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Courses (select from 1000-4000 level courses)

48

 

 

 

 

 

Capstone Course

 

 

FD 3401

Hermeneutics

4

 

Capstone Course Hours

4

 

 

 

 

 

Total Hours for Bachelor's Degree

128

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHLOR OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

Before being graduated with the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

1.    Complete at least 128 semester hours of which at least 40 semester hours must be taken at Amridge University;

2.    Complete all required coursework for the respective degree;

3.    Pass the program capstone course and the Program Exit Examination that is given as part of the capstone course;

4.    Pass the General Competency Test (GCT);

5.    Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher; and

6.    Complete an Amridge University Degree Completion Application available from Amridge University’s web site.  The properly completed and signed application must be submitted no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate.  Following this schedule permits the University to conduct a full audit of the respective student’s records to make sure that all courses, programs, and respective graduation requirements have been met.  Students having any questions regarding the Degree Completion Application should contact the Registrar’s Office.

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: CRIMINAL JUSTICE

 

Special Note: The BS in Criminal Justice is not available to students in the state of Tennessee at this time.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program is designed to complement the existing skills of an individual to include general knowledge, human relations, and development skills, communication skills, principles of justice, and the application of organizational and leadership principles required to successfully work in today’s organizations providing public safety and law enforcement services.  This program integrates courses in human relations, criminal justice, organization, communication, and leadership to provide the student with the background necessary to be upwardly mobile within the organizational structures of public safety agencies, community non-profit organizations, and church organizations.  This includes skills required to work with police officers and police chaplains working in the community as well as in juvenile or adult detention centers, and in private organizations providing related public safety and law enforcement services.  This program also serves as a foundation for graduate-level degrees in Leadership and Management, Pastoral Counseling, Ministerial Leadership, Professional Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy degrees offered by Amridge University.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program, the graduate will be able to:

1.    Effectively function in the role of prison ministry with knowledge of the jurisprudence system;

2.    Effectively function in the role of chaplain for law enforcement agencies with knowledge of the jurisprudence system;

3.    Demonstrate skills and knowledge in general education areas that are foundation to life skills and further education;

4.    Recall prominent management and supervision principles related to Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

5.    Demonstrate a basic understanding of the criminal justice system; and

6.    Effectively communicate in professional settings.

These outcomes are assessed in the following course.  A student may demonstrate achievement of these outcomes by receiving a passing grade in the course and on the Program Exit Exam administered in the following capstone course: 

            LJ 4450 – Criminal Justice Overview

The Course Requirements of 128 semester credit hours for the degree program Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice includes general education courses (40 semester hours), program specific courses (56 semester hours), elective courses (28 semester hours), and a capstone course (4 semester hours).

 

General Education Courses

Sem. Hrs.

 

 

 

 

EH 1401

English Composition I

4

 

 

EH 1402

English Composition II

4

 

 

Mathematics

4

 

 

Social Science OR Behavioral Science

4

 

 

Humanities OR Fine Arts

4

 

 

Mathematics/Natural Science, Social Science/Behavioral Science, Humanities/Fine Arts

20

 

Total General Education Course Hours

40

 

 

 

 

Required Courses

 

 

 

FD 1412

Management Intervention (required at the beginning of the student’s program)

4

 

 

  

HD 4430

Psychological Profiling

4

 

 

 

HS 2403

Introduction to Public Safety and Security

4

 

 

 

HS 2420

Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes

4

 

 

 

LJ 2409

Criminal Investigation

4

 

 

 

LJ 2445

Criminology

4

 

 

 

LJ 3401

Criminal Justice

4

 

 

 

LJ 3405

Criminal Law

4

 

 

 

LJ 3406

Criminal Evidence

4

 

 

 

LJ 3411

Criminal Procedures

4

 

 

 

LJ 3417

White Collar Crime

4

 

 

 

LJ 3421

Organized Crime

4

 

 

 

MC 4406

Professional Public Relations

4

 

 

 

MC 4426

Interview and Interrogation

4

 

 

Total Required Course Hours

56

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Elective Course Hours (select from 1000-4000 level courses)

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capstone Course

 

 

 

LJ 4450

Criminal Justice Overview

4

 

 

Capstone Course Hours

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Hours for Bachelor's Degree

128

 

 

 

*Recommended Electives

 

  

CO 3428

Introduction to Information Security (Cyber Security)

4

 

 

HD 4430

Psychological Profiling

4

 

 

HS 3415

Investigating Terrorism

4

 

 

HS 3421

Terrorism Risk Assessment

4

 

 

HS 4415

World Conflict

4

 

 

HS 4440

Psychology and Sociology of Terrorism

4

 

 

LJ 2401

Corrections and Penal Systems in the U.S.

4

 

 

LJ 3407

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

4

 

 

LJ 3415

Terrorism Today

4

 

 

LJ 3440

Public Information Officer

4

 

 

LJ 4401

Constitutional Law

4

 

 

LJ 4421

Supervisory Practices in Criminal Justice

4

 

 

LJ 4430

Incident Command System

4

 

 

LJ 4435

Managing Criminal Justice Organizations

4

 

 

LJ 4440

Criminal Justice Internship

4

 

 

MC 4402

Communication in Professional Settings

4

 

 

MC 4407

Management Principles

4

 

 

NT 3403

Introduction and Survey of the New Testament

4

 

 

OS 3415

Risk Analysis and Security Survey

4

 

 

OS 3440

Emergency Preparedness Planning for Corporations

4

 

 

OT 3401

Introduction and Survey of the Old Testament

4

 

 

PH 4401

World Views: Islam, Humanism, Marxism, Christianity

4

 

 

TH 4405

Systematic Theology

4

 

 

Open Electives (select from 1000-4000 level courses)

 

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Before being graduated with the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

1.    Complete at least 128 semester hours of which at least 40 semester hours must be taken at Amridge University;

2.    Complete all required coursework for the respective degree;

3.    Pass the program capstone course and the Program Exit Examination that is given as part of the capstone course;

4.    Pass the General Competency Test (GCT);

5.    Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher; and

6.    Complete an Amridge University Degree Completion Application available from Amridge University’s web site.  The properly completed and signed application must be submitted no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate.  Following this schedule permits the University to conduct a full audit of the respective student’s records to make sure that all courses, programs, and respective graduation requirements have been met.  Students having any questions regarding the Degree Completion Application should contact the Registrar’s Office.

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: PUBLIC SAFETY AND ENTITY SECURITY

Special Note: The BS in Public Safety and Entity Security is not available to students in the state of Tennessee at this time.

 

The Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Entity Security program is designed to complement the existing knowledge, skills, and abilities of an individual in the areas of general knowledge, human relations, and communication, as well as to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in principles of justice, organizational behavior, and leadership as required to successfully function within any organizational security infrastructure. This program merges the subtitles of public safety and entity security because the importance and the interoperability of each are vital to current and emerging management trends in areas of homeland security, public safety and business or organizational security. This program integrates courses in psychological assessment, criminal justice, organizational behavior, risk analysis, investigative techniques, interrogation laws and procedures, public safety, and asset security. The student will develop the background to be upwardly mobile within the organizational structures of public and private security agencies. The student will learn to plan, manage, and evaluate public and private security agencies, functions, technology, and staffs. The student will gain skills required to work with law enforcement and investigative executives, private security agencies, transportation agencies and companies, and the news media. This program also serves as a foundation for graduate-level degrees in Leadership and Management, law, homeland security, criminal justice, as well as other areas.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Entity Security, the graduate will be able to:

1.    Demonstrate a broad range of knowledge about safety and security issues affecting nations, public entities, and private enterprises;

2.    Demonstrate necessary risk analysis, assessment planning, and technology skills;

3.    Utilize theoretical and practical knowledge of emergency management, including the National Infrastructure Management System, communication, coordination of resources, and the planning, preparation, and implementation of emergency protocols;

4.    Express knowledge of related management principles, including supervision, leadership, and ethics;

5.    Apply  knowledge of criminal law and procedures within the areas of terroristic threats and activity, threat negotiation, suspect processing and interrogation, crime scene management, loss prevention, and law enforcement cooperation; and

6.    Implement skills and knowledge in general education areas that are foundational to life skills and further education.

These outcomes are assessed in the following course.  A student may demonstrate achievement of these outcomes by receiving a passing grade in the course and on the Program Exit Exam administered in the following capstone course: 

OS 4450 – Public Safety and Private Security Overview

The Course Requirements of 128 semester credit hours for the degree program Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Entity Security includes general education courses (40 semester hours), program specific courses (56 semester hours), elective courses (28 semester hours), and a capstone course (4 semester hours).

 

General Education Courses

Sem. Hrs.

 

 

EH 1401

English Composition I

4

 

 

EH 1402

English Composition II

4

 

 

Mathematics

4

 

 

Social Science OR Behavioral Science

4

 

 

Humanities OR Fine Arts

4

 

 

Mathematics/Natural Science, Social Science/Behavioral Science, Humanities/Fine Arts

20

 

Total General Education Course Hours

40

 

 

Required Courses

 

 

CO 3428

Introduction to Information Security (Cyber Security)

4

 

 

FD 1412

Management Intervention (required at the beginning of the student’s program)

4

 

 

HD 4446

Crisis Negotiations Mechanics

4

 

 

HS 2403

Introduction to Public Safety and Security

4

 

 

HS 2420

Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes

4

 

 

HS 3415

Investigating Terrorism

4

 

 

HS 3430

Situation Assessment

4

 

 

HS 4440

Psychology and Sociology of Terrorism

4

 

 

LJ 2409

Criminal Investigation

4

 

 

LJ 3405

Criminal Law

4

 

 

MC 4403

Organizational Theory and Behavior

4

 

 

OS 3415

Risk Analysis and Security Survey

4

 

 

OS 3420

Emergency Decision Making and Problem Solving

4

 

 

OS 3460

Security Systems and Technology

4

 

Total Required Course Hours

56

 

 

 

 

 

*Elective Course Hours (select from 1000-4000 level courses)

28

 

 

 

 

 

Capstone Course

 

 

OS 4451

Public Safety and Entity Security Overview

4

 

Capstone Course Hours

4

 

 

 

 

 

Total Hours for Bachelor's Degree

128

 

*Recommended Electives

 

CO 3426

Security Measures in Business

4

 

HD 4430

Psychological Profiling

4

 

HS 3421

Terrorism Risk Assessment

4

 

HS 4415

World Conflict

4

 

LJ 2401

Corrections and Penal Systems in the U.S.

4

 

LJ 2445

Criminology

4

 

LJ 3401

Criminal Justice

4

 

LJ 3407

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

4

 

LJ 3411

Criminal Procedures

4

 

LJ 3415

Terrorism Today

4

 

LJ 3417

White Collar Crime

4

 

LJ 3421

Organized Crime

4

 

LJ 3440

Public Information Officer

4

 

LJ 3450

Public Safety Incident Report Writing

4

 

LJ 4401

Constitutional Law

4

 

MC 4426

Interview and Interrogation

4

 

NT 3403

Introduction and Survey of the New Testament

4

 

OS 3411

Principles of Asset Protection

4

 

OS 3440

Emergency Preparedness Planning for Corporations

4

 

OT 3401

Introduction and Survey of the Old Testament

4

 

PH 4401

World Views: Islam, Humanism, Marxism, Christianity

4

 

TH 4405

Systematic Theology

4

 

Open Electives (select from 1000-4000 level courses)

 

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC SAFETY AND ENTITY SECURITY

Before being graduated with the Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Entity Security, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

1.    Complete at least 128 semester hours of which at least 40 semester hours must be taken at Amridge University;

2.    Complete all required coursework for the respective degree;

3.    Pass the program capstone course and the Program Exit Examination that is given as part of the capstone course;

4.    Pass the General Competency Test (GCT);

5.    Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher; and

6.    Complete an Amridge University Degree Completion Application available from Amridge University’s web site.  The properly completed and signed application must be submitted no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate.  Following this schedule permits the University to conduct a full audit of the respective student’s records to make sure that all courses, programs, and respective graduation requirements have been met.  Students having any questions regarding the Degree Completion Application should contact the Registrar’s Office.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: LIBERAL STUDIES

The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies is a unique program that provides students with opportunities to complete their college degree and provides a solid academic foundation to prepare them for advanced studies such as the Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Master of Divinity degrees offered by Amridge University.  Through a combination of traditional academic course work, life experiences, portfolio development, transfer of prior military course work, and credit by challenge examinations, students are guided through a learning process that culminates with the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies (128 semester hours).  In addition to providing students with a solid academic foundation for advanced degree work, the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies degree will be a valuable asset in career enhancement and growth opportunities.  This program also serves as a foundation for graduate-level degrees in Organizational Leadership and Management, Pastoral Counseling, Ministerial Leadership, Professional Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy degrees offered by Amridge University.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies program, the graduate will be able to:

1.    Demonstrate skills and knowledge in general education areas that are foundation to life skills and further education;

2.     Acquire basic knowledge in bible and ministry which will provide the basis for further study;

3.    Analyze several areas of liberal studies; and

These outcomes are assessed in the following course.  A student may demonstrate achievement of these outcomes by receiving a passing grade in the course and on the Program Exit Exam administered in the following capstone course: 

            EH 4416 – Literature of the Americas

The Course Requirements of 128 semester credit hours for the degree program Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies includes general education courses (40 semester hours), program specific courses (36 semester hours), elective courses (48 semester hours), and a capstone course (4 semester hours).

 

General Education Courses

Sem. Hrs.

 

 

EH 1401

English Composition I

4

 

 

EH 1402

English Composition II

4

 

 

Mathematics

4

 

 

Social Science OR Behavioral Science

4

 

 

Humanities OR Fine Arts

4

 

 

Mathematics/Natural Science, Social Science/Behavioral Science, Humanities/Fine Arts

20

 

Total General Education Course Hours

40

 

 

Required Courses

 

 

EC 3401

Economic Principles

4

 

 

EH 4414

English Literature

4

 

 

FD 1412

Management Intervention (required at the beginning of the student’s program)

4

 

 

GS 4401

Readings in Classics

4

 

 

GS 4402

Readings in History

4

 

 

GS 4403

Readings in Natural Science

4

 

 

GS 4404

Readings in Philosophy and Theology

4

 

 

PH 4401

World Views: Islam, Humanism, Marxism, Christianity

4

 

 

TH 4405

Systematic Theology

4

 

Total Required Course Hours

36

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Course Hours (select from 1000-4000 level courses)

48

 

 

 

 

 

Capstone Course

 

 

EH 4416

Literature of the Americas

4

 

Capstone Course Hours

4

 

 

 

 

 

Total Hours for Bachelor's Degree

128

 

Recommended Electives

 

NT 3403

Introduction and Survey of the New Testament

4

 

OT 3401

Introduction and Survey of the Old Testament

4

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN LIBERAL STUDIES

Before being graduated with the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

1.    Complete at least 128 semester hours of which at least 40 semester hours must be taken at Amridge University;

2.    Complete all required coursework for the respective degree;

3.    Pass the program capstone course and the Program Exit Examination that is given as part of the capstone course;

4.    Pass the General Competency Test (GCT);

5.    Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher; and

6.    Complete an Amridge University Degree Completion Application available from Amridge University’s web site.  The properly completed and signed application must be submitted no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate.  Following this schedule permits the University to conduct a full audit of the respective student’s records to make sure that all courses, programs, and respective graduation requirements have been met.  Students having any questions regarding the Degree Completion Application should contact the Registrar’s Office.

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

This program is designed as a gateway program to the Amridge University Master of Science Degree program with concentrations in Family Therapy or in Counseling.  Also, graduates of the Bachelor of Science Degree program in Human Development will especially be prepared in the dynamics of human relations and interactions that are critical in all positions relying on close working relationships with others in the church or business world.  Students will be introduced to human development, motivation, introductory counseling theories and practices, aging, and diversity.  Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for admission to the Amridge University Master of Arts Degree Program with concentrations in Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, or Pastoral Therapy with preparation for licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy and/or Professional Counseling.  This program of study is a precursor for the graduate programs in the Amridge University School of Human Services focusing on counseling and marriage and family therapy. 

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Human Development program, the graduate will be able to:

1.    Effectively function in church settings and other organizations;

2.    Demonstrate skills and knowledge in general education areas that are foundation to life skills and further education;

3.    Recall prominent counseling theories in the field of Human Development; 

4.    Analyze the foundational tenets of  psychology and sociology

5.    Develop a basic explanation of human development

6.    Develop a broad foundation for advanced studies

These outcomes are assessed in the following course.  A student may demonstrate achievement of these outcomes by receiving a passing grade in the course and on the Program Exit Exam administered in the following capstone course:

HD 4409 – Family and Society 

The Course Requirements of 128 semester credit hours for the degree program Bachelor of Science in Human Development includes general education courses (40 semester hours), program specific courses (36 semester hours), elective courses (48 semester hours), and a capstone course (4 semester hours).

 

General Education Courses

Sem. Hrs.

 

 

EH 1401

English Composition I

4

 

 

EH 1402

English Composition II

4

 

 

Mathematics

4

 

 

Social Science OR Behavioral Science

4

 

 

Humanities OR Fine Arts

4

 

 

Mathematics/Natural Science, Social Science/Behavioral Science, Humanities/Fine Arts

20

 

Total General Education Course Hours

40

 

 

Required Courses

 

 

FD 1412

Management Intervention (required at the beginning of the student’s program)

4

 

 

HD 4401

Introduction to Child Development

4

 

 

HD 4402

Seasons of Life

4

 

 

HD 4403

Psychology in Life

4

 

 

HD 4404

Counseling Theories and Practice

4

 

 

HD 4405

Abnormal Psychology

4

 

 

HD 4406

Theories of Personality and Motivation

4

 

 

HD 4407

Motivation and Performance

4

 

 

HD 4408

Thinking About Race, Class and Gender

4

 

Total Required Course Hours

36

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Course Hours (select from 1000-4000 level courses)

48

 

 

 

 

 

Capstone Course

 

 

HD 4409

Family and Society

4

 

Capstone Course Hours

4

 

 

 

 

 

Total Hours for Bachelor's Degree

128

 

Recommended Electives

 

NT 3403

Introduction and Survey of the New Testament

4

 

OT 3401

Introduction and Survey of the Old Testament

4

 

PH 4401

World Views: Islam, Humanism, Marxism, Christianity

4

 

TH 4405

Systematic Theology

4

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Before being graduated with the Bachelor of Science in Human Development, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

1.    Complete at least 128 semester hours of which at least 40 semester hours must be taken at Amridge University;

2.    Complete all required coursework for the respective degree;

3.    Pass the program capstone course and the Program Exit Examination that is given as part of the capstone course;

4.    Pass the General Competency Test (GCT);

5.    Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher; and

6.    Complete an Amridge University Degree Completion Application available from Amridge University’s web site.  The properly completed and signed application must be submitted no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate.  Following this schedule permits the University to conduct a full audit of the respective student’s records to make sure that all courses, programs, and respective graduation requirements have been met.  Students having any questions regarding the Degree Completion Application should contact the Registrar’s Office.


 

 

 


 

 

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