University Requirements

Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees

Associate of ArtsAA
Bachelor of ArtsBA
Bachelor of Applied StudiesBAS
Bachelor of ScienceBS
Bachelor of Business AdministrationBBA
Bachelor of Fine Arts BFA
Bachelor of Music BM
Bachelor of Science in Nursing BSN
Certificate Program Cer
Doctor of Ministry DMin
Master of Arts MA
Master of Accountancy MAcc
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry MACM
Master of Arts in Missions MAMI
Master of Divinity MDiv
Master of Education MEd
Master of Liberal Arts MLA
Master of Marriage and Family TherapyMMFT
Master of Science MS
Master of Science in Nursing MSN

University Requirements for all Bachelor's Degrees

Univeristy Requirements except advanced courses, should be completed by the end of the sophomore year.     

University Requirements*    

Some courses may not be taken for university requirements credit (see course description)   Required Credit

The Core

   CORE 110 - Cornerstone
   CORE 120 - Human Person and Identity
   CORE 220 - The Question of Community
   CORE 320 - The Question of Transcendence
   Capstone Course - (hours counted in the major)

12
Bible
     BIBL 101 - Life and Teachings of Jesus
     BIBL 102 - Acts-Revelations
     BIBL 211 - Message of the Old Testament
     Adv. course (300-499): BIBD, BIBH, BIBL, BIBM, BMIS**
     BIBL 440 - Christian Vocation and Mission
14
English
    ENGL 111 - Composition and Rhetoric
       (or ENGL 106/006 and 107/007)
   ENGL 112 - Composition and Literature
   Sophomore (200-299) Literature (includes literature in
       foreign language)
9
Communication
    
COMS 240 - Speaking Well: Foundations of Rhetoric
3

Science
    Select two courses in different department areas from the following list:

    Agriculture/Environmental Sciences
        AENV 130 - Environmental and Technological Science
        ANSC 111 - General Animal Science
        ANSC 235 - Companion Animal Management      
        ENVR 112 - Plant Science

    Biology      
        BIOL 101 - Biology: Human Perspective

    Chemistry      
        CHEM 101 - Consumer Chemistry

    Geology     
       GEOL 111 - Introduction to Geology

    Nutrition      
        NUTR 120 - Nutrition and Wellness

    Physics      
        PHYS 101 - Astronomy      
        PHYS 102 - Physical Science      
        PHYS 378 - History and Philosophy of Science or
       
PHIL 378-History and Philosophy of Science      
        PHYS 379 - Philosophy, Religion, and Science or            
        PHIL 379-Philosophy, Religion and  Science

    Or select courses from a two semester sequence below:    
        BIOL 112/113 - General Biology I & II    
        BIOL 291/292 - Anatomy & Physiology I & II    
        CHEM 113/114 - Introductory Chemistry/        
        Introductory Organic and Biological Chemistry    
        CHEM 133/134 - General Chemistry I & II    
        PHYS 110/112 - General Physics I & II    
        PHYS 120/122 - Engineering Physics I & II

6
Mathematics
    
MATW 120/020, MATH 120 or higher
3

Social Science

    3 hours from the following list:

    Economics      
        AGRB 261 - Principles of Agriculture and Applied Economics      
        ECON 260 - Macroeconomics      
        ECON 261 - Microeconomics

   History      
       HIST 117 - Civilization I      
       HIST 118 - Civilization II      
       HIST 221 - American History I      
       HIST 222 - American History II

    Political Science      
        POLS 221 - Government and Business      
        POLS 225 - National Government

    Psychology      
        PSYC 120-Introduction to Psychology      
        EDUC 221-Educational Psychology

   Sociology      
        SOCI 111 - Introduction to Sociology

3 hours of social science from a different area from the list above or from the following list:

   Art    
       ART 101 - Introduction to Art         
       ART 221 - Art History: General Survey I    
       ART 222 - Art History: General Survey II

   Humanities    
       HUM 212 - Oxford Through the Ages    
       HUM 217 - Latin America and the Arts

   Music    
        MUSM 230 - Survey of Music in Western Hu   
        MUSM 231 - Survey of Jazz    
        MUSM 232 - Survey of Popular Music    
        MUSM 233 - Survey of World Music

   Theatre    
        THEA 220 - Introduction to Theatre    
        THEA 250 - Film Appreciation

6
Exercise Science    
    
EXSC 100 - Lifetime Wellness     
    EXSC activity - 2 different activities
3

Foreign Language

     If lacking two years of high school language (one language): 6 hours 
    of college foreign language required (one language)

0-6
Total University Requirements Hours 56-62

*Some majors specify courses for certain university requirements.  (See major degree plan for specifications).
**BSN waives advanced Bible.

 University Requirements for all Associate's Degrees

Some courses may not be taken for university requirements credit (see course description) Required
Credit
The Core
    CORE 110 - Cornerstone
    CORE 120 - Human Person and Identity
    CORE 220 - The Question of Community
9
Bible
    BIBL 101 - Life and Teachings of Jesus
    BIBL 102 - Acts-Revelations
6
English
    ENGL 111 - Composition and Rhetoric (or ENGL 106/006 and 107/007)
    ENGL 112 - Composition and Literature
6
Communication
    COMS 240 - Speaking Well: Foundations of Rhetoric
3
Science
  Agriculture/Environmental Sciences
    AENV 130 - Environmental and Technological Science
    ANSC 111 - General Animal Science
    ANSC 235 - Companion Animal Management
    ENVR 112 - Plant Science
  Biology
    BIOL 101 - Biology: Human Perspective
    BIOL 112/113 - General Biology I & II
    BIOL 291/291 - Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  Chemistry
    CHEM 101 - Consumer Chemistry
    CHEM 113/114 - Introductory Chemistry/Introductory Organic and Biological Chemistry
    CHEM 133/134 - General Chemistry I & II
  Geology
    GEOL 111 - Introduction to Geology
  Nutrition
    NUTR 120 - Nutrition and Wellness
  Physics
    PHYS 101 - Astronomy
    PHYS 102 - Physical Science
    PHYS 110/112 - General Physics I & II
    PHYS 120/122 - Engineering Physics I & II
    PHYS 378 - History and Philosophy of Science
    PHYS 379 - Philosophy, Religion, and Science
3
Mathematics
    MATW 120/020, MATH 120 or higher
3
Social Science
  3 hours from the following list:
  Art
    ART 101 - Introduction to Art
    ART 221 - Art History: General Survey I
    ART 222 - Art History: General Survey II
  Economics
    AGRB 261 - Principles of Agriculture and Applied Economics
    ECON 260 - Macroeconomics
    ECON 261 - Microeconomics
  History
    HIST 117 - Civilization I
    HIST 118 - Civilization II
    HIST 221 - American History I
    HIST 222 - American History II
  Humanities
    HUM 212 - Oxford Through the Ages
    HUM 217 - Latin America and the Arts
  Music
    MUSM 230 - Survey of Music in Western Culture
    MUSM 231 - Survey of Jazz
    MUSM 232 - Survey of Popular Music
    MUSM 233 - Survey of World Music
  Political Science
    POLS 221 - Government and Business
    POLS 225 - National Government
  Sociology
    SOCI 111 - Introduction to Sociology
  Theatre
    THEA 220 - Introduction to Theatre
    THEA 250 - Film Appreciation
3
Exercise Science
    EXSC 100 - Lifetime Wellness
    EXSC activity - 1 different activities
2
Foreign Language
    If lacking two years of high school language (one language): 6 hours of college foreign language required (one language)
0-6
Total University Requirements Hours 35-41

*Some majors specify courses for certain university requirements. (See major degree plan for
 specifications).

**BSN waives advanced Bible.

University Requirements for ACU Degrees

University Requirements for certain baccalaureate degrees include additions or modifications to the 
basic university curriculum.  See the chart below for special requirements for the BA, BAS,  BBA, BFA,
BM and BS degrees.

BA6 hrs - Sophomore foreign language
3 hrs - Sophomore (or higher) literature
BBA3 hrs - ECON 260 or 261
BFA3 hrs – Sophomore (or higher) literature
BMMinimum of 72 hours of music
BSNo additional hours
BSN11 hrs - Bible
3 hrs – PSYC 311
BASSee catalog page 124 for specific requirements.