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.
|BA||6 hrs - Sophomore foreign language|
3 hrs - Sophomore (or higher) literature
|BBA||3 hrs - ECON 260 or 261|
|BFA||3 hrs – Sophomore (or higher) literature|
|BM||Minimum of 72 hours of music|
|BS||No additional hours|
|BSE||No additional hours|
|BSN||12 hrs - Bible total|
3 hrs – PSYC 311
Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees offered at ACU
|Associate of Arts||AA|
|Bachelor of Arts||BA|
|Bachelor of Science||BS|
|Bachelor of Business Administration||BBA|
|Bachelor of Fine Arts||BFA|
|Bachelor of Music||BM|
|Bachelor of Science in Engineering||BSE|
|Bachelor of Science in Nursing||BSN|
|Doctor of Ministry||DMin|
|Specialist in School Psychology||SSP|
|Master of Arts||MA|
|Master of Accountancy||MAcc|
|Master of Arts in Christian Ministry||MACM|
|Master of Divinity||MDiv|
|Master of Education||MEd|
|Master of Liberal Arts||MLA|
|Master of Marriage and Family Therapy||MMFT|
|Master of Science||MS|
University Requirements for all Bachelor's Degrees
CORE 110 - Cornerstone
BIBL 101 - Jesus: His Life and Teachings
Choose One: Bible Selection
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)
COMS 211 - Intermediate Speech and Rhetoric
MATW 120/020, MATH 120 or higher
Social Science/Fine Arts/Humanities
Choose 3 hours from the following list:
Choose 3 additional hours from the list above (in a different discipline) or from the list below:
PEAC 100 - Lifetime Wellness
PEAC activity - 2 different activities
Foreign Language3 and Cultural Awareness
Bible - Missions
|General Education Selection|
Choose 2 hours of courses from any menu listed above.
|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.