Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts Major

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The Liberal Arts major is an interdisciplinary program of study designed to provide a flexible and broad exploration of the ideas, values, issues, and heritage of Western civilization. Students develop a well-rounded and broad understanding of the liberal arts and humanities, their interrelationships, and their integration with Christian thought. The Liberal Arts major for teachers is appropriate for students working toward Elementary Education licensure (please see the School of Education’s Elementary Licensure Program: B.A. Liberal Arts  for details). Non-education liberal arts majors must select an emphasis in either Classical Languages, Communication, English, Fine Arts, Global Studies, History, Law, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Science, or Theology.

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education Core (48 credit hours)
Major Core (40 credit hours)
Electives (32 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (48 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First-Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Social Sciences (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Liberal Arts Major Core (40 credit hours)

Required Liberal Arts Core (28 credit hours)

Required Liberal Arts Emphasis (12 credit hours)

Choose an emphasis in one of the following subject areas:  

  • Classical Languages (Greek, Hebrew, Latin)
  • Communication
  • English
  • Fine Arts (Art, Dance, Humanities, Music, Theatre)
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Theology
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science)

Select 12 credit hours within the selected subject area.  A minimum of 9 credit hours must be from upper level (300 or above) courses. Courses may not overlap course requirements listed under Required Liberal Arts Core. All courses within the emphasis must be from the same prefix (e.g. ENG for an emphasis in English). Courses in the Classical Languages, Fine Arts, and Science emphases may be a combination of the designated prefixes. Music courses may include Music, Applied Music, and Music Ensemble courses. Credit received from Teaching Assistantships does not count toward the required liberal arts emphasis.

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

The faculty recommends students in the B.A. in Liberal Arts to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives and Liberal Arts major program requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses specified for the major.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  6. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  7. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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