University Requirements

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, BBA, BFA,
BM, BS, BSE, and BSN 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
BSENo additional hours
BSN12 hrs - Bible total
3 hrs – PSYC 311

Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees offered at ACU

Associate of ArtsAA
Bachelor of ArtsBA
Bachelor of ScienceBS
Bachelor of Business AdministrationBBA
Bachelor of Fine Arts BFA
Bachelor of Music BM
Bachelor of Science in EngineeringBSE
Bachelor of Science in Nursing BSN
Certificate Program Cer
Doctor of Ministry DMin
Specialist in School PsychologySSP
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

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

The Core

    CORE 110 - Cornerstone
    CORE 210 - Human Person and Identity
    BCOR 310 - God and the Good Life

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Bible 

    BIBL 101 - Jesus: His Life and Teachings
    BIBL 102 - Early Christians: Life, Literature and Community
    BIBL 211 - Message of the Old Testament

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    BHEB 471, 472
    BIBH 380, 383, 432           
    BIBL 359, 364, 367, 452, 453, 460,461, 466           
    BIBM 340, 390, 395, 401, 403, 405, 413, 422, 434, 451, 480, 492           
    BIBP 352, 380, 478, 486, 487, 489           
    BIBT 332, 342, 379, 491           
    BMIS 240, 245, 371, 391, 420, 421, 458              
    BCOR 310 - God and the Good Life

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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)
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Communication
       
COMS 211 - Speech and Rhetoric
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Science
Students may take two unconnected courses in different disciplines or one two- semester sequence of courses within a single discipline from the following list:

  Agriculture/Environmental Sciences
       AENV 130 - Environmental and Technological Science
       ANSC 111 - General Animal Science
       ENVR 112 - Plant Science
       ENVR 233 - Soil Science   

  Biology      
       BIOL 101 - Biology: Human Perspective
       BIOL 112/114 - General Biology I/General Biology I Lab
       BIOL 113/115 - General Biology II/General Biology II Lab
       BIOL 203 - Basic Biology for Teachers
       BIOL 291/293 - Anatomy and Physiology I/Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
       BIOL 292/294 - Anatomy and Physiology II/Anatomy and Physiology II Lab   
  Chemistry      
       CHEM 101 - Consumer Chemistry
       CHEM 113/111 - Introductory Chemistry/Introductory Chemistry Lab
       CHEM 114/112 - Introductory Organic and Biological Chemistry/Introductory Organic and Biological Chemistry Lab               
       CHEM 133/131 - General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Lab
       CHEM 134/132 - General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Lab   
  Geology     
       GEOL 111 - Introduction to Geology   
  Nutrition      
        NUTR 120 - Nutrition and Wellness   
  Physics      
        PHYS 101 - Astronomy      
        PHYS 102 - Physical Science      
        PHYS 110/111 - General Physics I/General Physics I Lab
        PHYS 112/113 - General Physics II/General Physics II Lab
        PHYS 120/121 - Engineering Physics I/Engineering Physics I Lab
        PHYS 122/123 - Engineering Physics II/Engineering Physics II Lab
        PHYS 230/231 - Modern Physics/Modern Physics Lab
        PHYS/PHIL 378 - History and Philosophy of Science             
       


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Mathematics
       
MATW 120/020, MATH 120 or higher
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Social Science/Fine Arts/Humanities

3 hours from the following list:    

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

  Family Studies
      
FAM 251 - Introduction to Family Studies

 Geography 
      
GEOG 235 - World Geography

  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
      POLS 226 - States and Federal System
      POLS 227 - Introduction to International Relations

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

  Sociology      
      SOCI 111 - Introduction to Sociology

3 additional hours from the list above (in a different discipline) or from the list below:

  Art    
      ART 101 - Introduction to Art         
      ART 221 - Art History: General Survey I    
      ART 222 - Art History: General Survey II
      DSGN 221 - History of Architecture and Design I
      DSGN 222 - History of Architecture and Design II

 Music    
      MUSM 131 - Music in World Cultures2
      MUSM 132 - Music Literature2
      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 

  Philosophy
     
PHIL 379 - Philosophy, Religion and Science
      PHIL 380 - Introduction to Philosophy
      PHIL 451 - Philosophy and Social Justice

  Theatre    
      THEA 220 - Introduction to Theatre    


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Kinesiology 
      
PEAC 100 - Lifetime Wellness     
      PEAC activity - 2 different activities
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Foreign Language3 and Cultural Awareness

  Foreign Language
      FLAR 131 - Beginning Arabic I or FLAR 132 Beginning Arabic II     
     
FLFR 111 - Elementary French I or FLFR 112 Elementary French II     
      FLGE 111 - Elementary German I or FLGE 112 Elementary German  II
      FLJA 131 - Beginning Japanese I  or FLJA 132 Beginning Japanese II     
      FLLA 111 - Elementary Latin I or FLLA 112 Elementary Latin II
      FLMA 131 - Beginning Mandarin I or FLMA 132 Beginning Mandarin II     
      FLRU 131 - Beginning Russian I or FLRU 132 Beginning Russian II     
      FLSP 111 - Elementary Spanish I or FLSP 112 Elementary Spanish II    

  Business Administration     
     
BUSA 419 - International Business

 
Communication
      COMS 345 - Intercultural Communication  

  Education
    
 EDUC 211- Educational Foundations and Multicultural Perspectives
    
 EDUC 476 - Effective Teaching Strategies for English Language Learners

  English
     
ENGL 470 - Multicultural Literature    

  Geography
     GEOG 354 - Cultural Geography  

  History     
     HIST 117 - Civilization I
     HIST 118 - Civilization II

  International Studies
    
INTS 212 - Introduction to Great Britain
    INTS 217 - South America Southern Cone: History and Culture
    INTS 240 - Topics in Global Studies

  Marketing
    
MKTG 419 - International Marketing

  Social Work
    
SOCW 329 - Diversity, Power, and Oppression


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General Education Selection
    
Choose 2 hours of courses from any menu listed above.
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Total University Requirements Hours                                                                                                          56

1BCOR 310 is a combined class for CORE and Bible; the hours for the class are counting in the total for the Bible requirement.

2 Each class is a 2 hour class.  Both classes must be taken to satisfy requirements.

3 Admitted students who have not earned at least two high school units of the same foreign language are required to complete 6 hours of college foreign language (one language).

A single course cannot count in more than one area of University Requirements.  For example, HIST 117 may only be counted as a social science or for the cultural awareness selection, but not both.

Students with demonstrated proficiency may petition to take selected advanced courses in place of the courses listed in this menu. 

Note: For the University Requirements for the associate degree plan, please refer to the architecture degree plan on page 45.