Adult Studies Degrees

Bachelor of Science Majors (SPS):

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Administration
  • Biblical Leadership
  • Human and Family Services

Early Childhood Development

The Early Childhood Development major is for those desiring to work in various human service settings to meet the emotional and relational needs of children in the early stages of life. It emphasizes the family as the primary institution for raising Godly people, and focuses on providing the young child with a healthy, Christian environment.

Possible employment opportunities include:
- Day Care Center worker
- DHS child care facility operator

Please Note: This is not considered an education degree, but rather a human services degree, which will prepare the student to work in social settings (rather than public school settings).

 

CORE CURRICULUM:

Academic Research & Writing
Adult Learning & Development
Culturally Competent Human Service Prac.
Introduction to Counseling
Child and Adolescent Psychology
Principles of Biblical Interpretation
Family Violence
Wisdom Literature
Psychology of Learning
Intro to Early Childhood Care and Education
Romans
Research Methods and Statistics
Early Childhood Methods and Materials
Early Childhood Curriculum Development
Case Management & Professional Reports

 

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Students may earn college credit for college-level prior learning
experience through the completion and evaluation of a prior learning portfolio. These credits apply toward the student's
degree requirements through their electives.


Business Leadership

The Business Leadership major focuses on the communication and ethical issues required for effective Christian leadership in business. It emphasizes issues in developing human relations, decision-making skills, communication and planning procedures. This major prepares the student to perform both at the operational and administrative levels of an organization, utilizing business concepts and to advance into graduate study in selected fields of business.

Potential Careers:

  • Project Management
  • Human Resources
  • Management Consulting
  • Leadership Training

 

CORE CURRICULUM

  • Organizational Communication
  • Business Research
  • Principles of Servant Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Professional Development
  • Principles of Biblical Interpretation
  • Business Law
  • Life & Leadership of David
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Decision Making & Prob. Solving
  • Human Resources Administration
  • Romans
  • Strategic Management & Leadership

 

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Students may earn college credit for college-level prior learning
experience through the completion and evaluation of a prior learning portfolio. These credits apply toward the student's
degree requirements through their electives.

 

 

Business Administration

The Business Administration major focuses on the managerial, financial, and ethical issues required for effective Christian leadership in business. It emphasizes operations management and understanding legal, marketing, and accounting procedures. This major pepares the student to perform both at the operational and administrative levels of an organization, and/or to advance into a graduate program of study in business, accounting, or finance.

Potential Careers:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Finance/Bookeeping
  • Management

 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
CORE CURRICULUM

Organizational Communications
Business Research
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
Professional Development
Principles of Biblical Interpretation
Business Law
Managerial Accounting
Business Finance
Wisdom Literature
Human Resources Administration
Romans
Production & Operations Management.
Global (International) Management
Strategic Management & Leadership

 

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Students may earn college credit for college-level prior learning
experience through the completion and evaluation of a prior learning portfolio. These credits apply toward the student's
degree requirements through their electives.

 

Biblical Leadership

The Biblical Leadership major focuses on the administrative issues and special traning required for effective leadership in ministry enviornments. It emphasizes biblical, theological, and pastoral leadership training.

Potential Careers:

 

BIBLICAL LEADERSHIP CORE CURRICULUM

Academic Research & Writing
Adult Learning & Development
Principles of Servant Leadership
Legal Issues in Ministry
Principles of Biblical Interpretation
Contemporary Preaching
Wisdom Literature
Leadership for the 21st Century
Death, Dying & Grieving
Conflict Management & Resolution
Pastoral Epistles
Christian Professional Ethics
Romans
Person & Work of the Holy Spirit
Strategic Planning (Ministry

 

WITH PRACTICAL MINISTRY DEVELOPMENT

This major equips the student with the tools necessary
to minister successfully in the twenty-first
century. It accents the development of personal
character and human relational skills. This degree
also prepares the student for graduate studies.

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Human and Family Services

The Human and Family Services major is for those desiring to work in various settings to meet the emotional and relational needs of humanity. It emphasizes the family as the primary institution for raising up Godly people, and focuses on the restoration of families to a Godly foundation. This major provides societal institutions (geriatric centers, correctional facilities, child and adolescent care facilities, etc.) with specialists in the field of human and family services and behavioral sciences.

Potential Careers:

  • Family Program Management
  • Social Services
  • Child Welfare and Services Aid
  • Preparation for a Master's Degree in Counseling

 

HUMAN SERVICES
CORE CURRICULUM

Academic Research & Writing
Adult Learning & Development
Culturally Compentent Human Service Practice
Introduction to Counseling
Principles of Biblical Interpretation
Substance Abuse & Chemical Dependency
Wisdom Literature
Management and Administration in Human Services
Research Methods and Statistics
Crisis Intervention
Case Management and Professional Reports
Dynamics of Troubled Families
Romans
Abnormal Psychology
Theories and Practices of Group Work

 

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Students may earn college credit for college-level prior learning
experience through the completion and evaluation of a prior learning portfolio. These credits apply toward the student's
degree requirements through their electives.