All students must complete BIB 214, 215, BIO 125, BUS 280, ENG 103, 108, 203, 204, HIS 108, 205, MAT 202, and WVC 301.
The Belhaven University Department of Psychology seeks to introduce all students to the study of human behavior and mental processes within a Christian context. The applied psychology major is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge in the major subfields of psychology and to prepare students for future study and work in this field. This accredited degree program focuses on developing the students' abilities to understand and to apply psychology in their everyday lives. Many degrees in psychology are founded solely on secular principles, but Belhaven incorporates the biblical worldview into coursework and classroom discussion.
B.A. in Applied Psychology: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as PSY 203, 243, 304, 312, 331, 332, 340, 352, 355, 420, and 461, WVC 401, electives and 6 hours from the following: PSY 342, 343, 362 and 442.
The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies seeks to establish the faith and understanding of students through study of the Bible as the inspired, infallible Word of God. It also seeks to provide the necessary background and skills to interpret the Bible adequately as the objectively authoritative rule of faith and practice. In accordance with the best standards of Reformed scholarship, the biblical data are presented along with a consideration of light that has been shed upon the subject matter by recent study or discovery. Thus students are encouraged to investigate the biblical text for themselves as the source of their doctrine and the guide for their conduct.
B.A.B.S..: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as BIB 334, 335, 341, 344, 345, 375, 385, 395, 470, 480, WVC 401 and electives.
The Interdisciplinary Studies Program is designed for the student who wishes to have a broad educational experience with course work in three different disciplines. It allows the student to customize their course of study into areas of interest, and allows them to make the best use of previous college credits. An important goal in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program is to help students in their ability to appropriately interrelate their study and the Christian faith. In addition to the three Interdisciplinary Majors which form this program, students will complete a general education core.
Students meet one night a week for four hours of classroom instruction and periodic project teams.
124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as IDS 499 and 42 hours of course work from three area concentrations, and electives.
At least 9 hours must be taken in each area. Upon declaring as an Interdisciplinary Studies major, the student must meet with their Dean. The dean will work with the student to identify appropriate courses to finish out the degree program. The student and dean must develop and sign a contract for completion and any deviation would need to be approved by the Dean.
The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) program prepares students for entry-level management positions and provides a course of study for adult students who wish to enhance their managerial skills. Students are required to meet for class once a week and are required to participate in periodic study group meetings which are designed to enhance the learning process and the development of problem-solving skills. Study groups must meet a minimum of four hours as assigned, and their activities are monitored by their professors.
Objectives of the Bachelor of Business Administration Program
The Bachelor of Business Administration program incorporates the development of the adult student’s exposure to human problems and personal values through a well-planned curriculum which integrates within the curriculum increasingly advanced cognitive skills, awareness of self and others, and social and interpersonal skills, all through a Christian worldview.
Within the business program, certain required courses form the theoretical and practical framework adults need to succeed in increasingly responsible leadership roles within their professional and personal organizations. The Bachelor of Business Administration encourages students to understand the functional components of business - economics, marketing, accounting, finance, law, and management.
B.B.A.: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as BBA 302, 320, 321, BUS 304, 309, 320, 326, 360, 363, 412, 414, 418, 419, 420, ECO 407, MAT 345, WVC 401, and electives.
The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management degree is designed to prepare students to practice servant leadership in the hospitality industry while taking convenient online classes taught from a Christian worldview. Students will acquire the knowledge to oversee business operations, resort and restaurant management, and communicate in the hospitality industry.
B.B.A.H.M.: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as BUS 120, 210, 304, 305, 362, 412, 414, 418, 420, ECO 407, HMT 200, 300, 330, 360, 400, 410, 450, WVC 401 and electives.
Students completing this concentration will have a more complete understanding of technological solutions for business enterprises, be able to conduct gap analysis in the technology space of their business, and knowledgeably acquire hardware, software, and personnel as needed. Students will also gain an understanding of the inherent risks and threats introduced by technology in the workplace and be able to design processes to address them.
B.B.A with Information Technology Management for Business Leaders Concentration: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as BBA 302, 320, 321, BUS304, 309, 320, 326, 331, 332, 333, 334, 360, 363, 412, 414, 418, 419, 420, ECO 407, MAT 345, WVC 401, and electives. IT Management for Business Leaders Concentration is made of BUS 331-334.
The Bachelor of Health Administration is designed to integrate a foundation of general education with healthcare management theory and practical expertise that prepares the graduates for management positions in healthcare. The health administration curriculum addresses the basic body of knowledge, understanding, and skills identified to be relevant to healthcare administration:
B.H.A: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as BUS 309, 326, 360, 362, 395, 406, 412, 414, 419, BHA 315, 326, 401, 402, 411, ECO 407,WVC 401, and electives.
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree seeks to provide accounting majors with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the accounting profession. As a component of a Christian liberal arts college, the accounting program emphasizes the importance of Christian values and ethics in the practice of accounting.
Accounting majors desiring to take the CPA exam in the state of Mississippi should note that 120 semester hours of college credit are required as a prerequisite for taking the exam, and 150 hours and one year of work supervised by a CPA are required for CPA licensure in Mississippi.
B.S.A.: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as ACC 217, 313, 314, 337, 411, 412, 413, 418, 421, 424, 490, BBA 320 - 321, (ACC 213-214 in the traditional program), BUS 320, 326, 360, 363, 395 (BUS 305 in the traditional program), 414, 415, 419, ECO 407, WVC-401 and 18 hours of general electives.
The Bachelor of Science in Management program is ideal for adults wanting to focus upon management and leadership in business. The curriculum emphasizes the roles of leaders in organizations and includes courses in communications, decision-making, business law, human resources, marketing, entrepreneurship, and international management.
B.S.M.: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as BUS 304, 309, 320, 326, 360, 362, 395, 406, 412, 414, 418, 419, 420, ECO 407, WVC 401, and electives.
Belhaven’s Bachelor of Science in Management concentrating in Criminal Justice, is ideal for adults who want to focus on management and leadership within the context of the judicial/penal system. The curriculum emphasizes the roles of leaders in the workplace and includes courses in communication, research based decision-making, business law, human resources, marketing, computer applications, and business fundamentals.
B.S.M. with a Criminal Justice Concentration: 124 hours to include all General Education coursework as well as BUS 304, 309, 320, 326, 362, 395, 406, 412, 414, 418, CJU 320, 407, 412, 419, WVC 401, and electives.
The RN-BSN, is designed to assist registered nurses who wish to earn a BSN. The RN-BSN degree requires successful completion of 68 hours of general education, worldview, elective, and nursing pre-requisite courses. The additional 31 hours of nursing core courses for the RN-BSN include NRN 411, NRN 412, NRN 413, NRN 414, NRN 421, NRN 422, NRN 423, NRN 424, and nursing electives. The remaining 25 semester hours are awarded as credit by merit of RN licensure.
The Belhaven University RN to BSN Prep online program is designed to provide practicing registered nurses holding an associate degree or diploma in nursing, the opportunity to complete any pre-requisites courses that may be lacking to enter into the RN to BSN program. This program is fully online.
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