PROGRAM INFORMATION FOR CHATTANOOGA PROGRAMS

Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies

The Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies is for students who want to further their study in biblical ministry. This Bible degree program is designed in the liberal arts tradition and can lead to future studies of the Bible and is a gateway to a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies.

Students in the associate degree in biblical studies will learn the importance of ideas throughout history and will have the Christian worldview curriculum to draw on for discernment in interpreting media messages in understanding cultural trends and in everyday decisions.

The program is 62 credit hours.
Program length: 24 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $22,010

Associate of Arts in Business

The Associate of Arts in Business degree program at Belhaven University and earn the general education credit requirements needed to continue and complete a four-year bachelor degree. Belhaven can take you from an associate degree all the way to a bachelor or master degree. Go farther and advance your education.

This business associate degree offers more than transferable credit as it prepares students to continue their education with a firm academic and spiritual foundation. Whether it is history, literature, biology or math, our courses are designed around the Christian worldview, giving attention to the Lord as creator and sustainer of all things.

The Associate of Arts in Business degree at Belhaven is a 62 credit hour program. This degree program earns students the requirements necessary to complete a four-year bachelor degree.
Program length: 24 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $22,010

Associate of Arts

Belhaven’s Associate of Arts degree at Belhaven University, formerly Belhaven College, is a Christian liberal arts program, serving as a stepping stone into our Bachelor of Business Administration program. This degree, taught from a Christian perspective, emphasizes the importance of ideas through history, and those personal values that lead to personal, spiritual and professional success. Courses in literature history, financial planning, biblical studies and personal life management skills are examples of courses offered.

The AA is a 62 credit program, spanning 18-25 months. This program may be started with no prior college experience.
Program length: 27 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $22,010

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology from Belhaven provides a foundation of knowledge in the major subfields of psychology and prepares students for future study and work in this field.

This psychology major will introduce all students to the study of human behavior and mental processes within a Christian context and will develop the students' abilities to understand and to apply psychology. Many degrees in psychology are founded solely on secular principles, but Belhaven incorporates the biblical worldview into its coursework. Psychology classes include everything from research, applied and social psychology and counseling theory to statistics for the behavioral sciences, abnormal psychology and theories of personality.

The bachelor in psychology degree from Belhaven can lead to rewarding and purposeful jobs like: child protection worker, director of volunteer services, group home coordinator, veterans' advisor, case worker, family service worker, social service director, affirmative action officer, drug/substance abuse counselor, residential youth counselor, community relations officer, program manager, rehabilitation advisor, counselor aide, mental retardation unit manager and hospital patient service.

Program length: 48 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $44,020

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies is an in depth study and application of the Bible. Professors seek to establish students' understanding of the Bible and move them from learning to doing. Early in the curriculum students are given the necessary background and skills to interpret the Bible as the inspired, infallible Word of God.

Students will explore the most current research and discover today's most relevant information about the Bible. Professors encourage students to investigate the Biblical text for themselves as the source of their doctrine and guide for life.

A degree in biblical studies is designed in the Christian liberal arts tradition giving students a broader range of study and career possibilities. Students who earn this Bible degree can go into ministry positions that includes pastoring, working with youth or children, counselors, therapists, teachers or missionaries.

Program length: 48 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $44,020

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies offers students a unique opportunity to enhance their education, prepare to serve Christ in their unique roles in His kingdom, and individually format their curriculum.

Interdisciplinary Studies is a bachelor’s degree that permits less specialization than is required for other majors. Students fulfill their interdisciplinary major with 42 hours of course work from three area concentrations, rather than a single subject major. At least 9 hours must be taken in each area. The course of study culminates in a capstone experience under the supervision of the dean.

Through career-specific advising, students earning an interdisciplinary degree will benefit from:

  • A customized general studies degree program that will include beneficial courses added to the student's course of study.
  • Students will complete a final paper/project that ties all of their coursework and assists in preparation for their careers.
  • Selection of coursework that is relevant to their current or desired career path.

Program length: 48 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $44,020

Bachelor of Arts in Social Services

Belhaven University, formerly Belhaven College, seeks to introduce all students to the study of human behavior and mental processes within a Christian worldview context. The Bachelor of Arts in Social Services degree is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge and prepare students for future study in the field of social services. Emphasis is placed on developing the students' ability to understand and apply social service principles in their everyday lives, and an important goal is to help students in their ability to appropriately interrelate their social service degree and the Christian faith.

Belhaven University has developed each course to build upon the previous one in a sequence. Each course is offered in a six week format. Students meet one night a week for four hours of classroom instruction and periodic project team meetings.

Program length: 48 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $44,020

Bachelor of Arts in Social Services with Christian Ministry

Students interested in a concentration in Christian Ministries to prepare them for further study in the area of Christian Ministry must complete the BASS degree requirements along with eleven additional credits in biblical studies. This degree prepares students to serve in churches, social services agencies and other faith based organizations.

The Bachelor of Arts in Social Services

Belhaven University, seeks to introduce all students to the study of human behavior and mental processes within a Christian worldview context. The Bachelor of Arts in Social Services degree is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge and prepare students for future study in the field of social services. Emphasis is placed on developing the students' ability to understand and apply social service principles in their everyday lives, and an important goal is to help students in their ability to appropriately interrelate their social service degree and the Christian faith.

Program length: 48 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $44,020

Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at Belhaven University prepares students for entry-level management positions and provides a course of study for adults who wish to enhance their professional and managerial skills. Students are required to meet for class once a week, and participate in project team activities designed to enhance the learning process and development of problem-solving skills. Project team activities are monitored by 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, with a well-planned curriculum, which integrates advanced cognitive skills, awareness of self and others, and social and interpersonal skills, all through a Christian worldview.

Certain required courses within the business degree program, 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 achieve the following educational objectives:

  • Apply critical thinking and reasoning skills to identify problems and to develop problem-solving abilities.
  • Develop their potential, enabling them to face the future with confidence and determination.
  • Facilitate spiritual growth and examine personal and corporate values and behavior from a Christian worldview.
  • Facilitate social development and effectiveness in interpersonal relationships through development of a Christian worldview and constructive attitudes toward work, other people, and the ty of life.
  • Prepare for leadership and service in their vocations.
  • Develop written communication skills.
  • Develop oral communication skills.
  • Foster and promote a sense of biblical worldview ethics and values to be applied in their personal and professional lives.
  • Understand the functional components of business - economics, marketing, accounting, finance, law, management.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to solve real-life problems through teamwork within the context of an active learning environment.

Program length: 48 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $44,020

Bachelor of Health Administration

The Bachelor of Health Administration degree at Belhaven University is designed to integrate a foundation of general education with health administration theory, and practice the expertise that prepares graduates for management positions in health administration.

The BHA curriculum addresses the basic body of knowledge, understanding, and skills identified as relevant to health administration:

  • Critical thinking from a Biblical worldview perspective, utilized to analyze and solve complex problems.
  • Professional communication skills expanded by developing an understanding of the Biblical principles used to provide effective communication strategies within the organization, with staff, patients, and the public.
  • Leadership abilities established on biblical principles to lead effective work teams toward a shared organizational mission.
  • Foundation of ethical principles, based on the Bible, to guide the decision making process from an application of personal and organizational values.
  • Quantitative skills to manage an organization's financial health, provide data to measure, and report an organization's quality outcomes.
  • Legal and regulatory knowledge, to reduce an organization's liability and effectively manage risk.
  • Broad knowledge of the health administration industry, to include managed care and long term care administration.
  • Marketing strategies, taught from a Christian worldview, to reach the appropriate audience in creative, cost effective ways.
  • Ability to embrace biblical principles regarding the management of human resources and how to secure, retain, and train the most competent workforce available.
  • Use biblical worldview principles to plan, and organize skills to complete business-critical projects.

Program length: 48 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $44,020

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

A Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Belhaven provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the accounting profession. There is a high demand for graduates with accounting degrees and salaries are rising because of the increased competition to hire them.

Belhaven accounting students are able to secure accounting jobs or internships while they are still students and get on-the-job training and experience. An accredited accounting degree from Belhaven can open up career opportunities like public, tax, government, corporate, managerial and not-for-profit accounting as well as auditing and internal auditing.

Belhaven’s accounting classes are flexible and bring the classroom to life, providing students with a quality learning experience so you can succeed in your education and career. This program also emphasizes the importance of Christian values and ethics in the practice of accounting. Graduates of this program are qualified for jobs as an accountant or comptroller or may desire to take the CPA exam, which can lead to a career as a certified accountant.

Students completing the accounting program will have taken all courses required to qualify to take the CPA exam in Mississippi. However, students may need additional course work to meet the 150-hour requirement. Students planning to take the CPA exam in other states must check with the state board of public accountancy in that state to make sure they will qualify.

Program length: 48 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $44,020

Bachelor of Science in Management

The Bachelor of Science in Management, business degree program at Belhaven University, is ideal for adults wanting to focus on 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. Students in pursuit of this business degree are required to meet for class once a week and participate in Project Team activities, which enhance the learning process and development of problem-solving skills. Project team activities are monitored by professors.

Program length: 58 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $44,020

Bachelor of Science in Management with Criminal Justice

A criminal justice concentration from Belhaven’s Bachelor of Science in Management program is ideal for adults who want to focus on leadership within the judicial and correctional system. This degree fits into any busy, working adults schedule while providing students with the tools to succeed.

The criminal justice classes emphasize the roles of leaders in the workplace and includes courses in communication, research based decision-making, business law, human resources, marketing, computer applications, communication and business fundamentals.

Bachelor of Science in Management with Criminal Justice Concentration Degree Curriculum Summary

Faculty work with their students to develop administrative and leadership skills associated with law enforcement, criminal courts and corrections that are in high demand. A degree in management with concentration in criminal justice can lead students to jobs from patrol officer to emergency management coordinator and operations supervisor.

Program length: 48 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $44,020

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management

The Bachelor of Science in Management, business degree program at Belhaven University, is ideal for adults wanting to focus on 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. Students in pursuit of this business degree are required to meet for class once a week and participate in Project Team activities, which enhance the learning process and development of problem-solving skills. Project team activities are monitored by professors.

Program length: 18 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $13,455

Certificate in Biblical Studies

A Certificate in Biblical Studies at Belhaven is an 18 credit hour certificate, and is for students in preparation for positions of spiritual and ministerial leadership and teaching a deep understanding of scripture. This certificate goes through interpretation and doctrine to ministry and will give students a the needed skills to function in many ministerial and biblical training positions.

Program length: 6 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $6,390

Graduate Certificate in Human Resources

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources allows students to look into and experience the field of Human Resources. The graduate human resources classes will have a heavy focus on the study and application of human resource principles. Experienced and knowledgeable faculty teach students from a Christian worldview on current issues such as:

  • Studying an overview of human resource management (including issues relating to training, assessments, compensation, recruitment, dismissal and regulatory requirements)
  • Examining practices to support employee development and motivation
  • Exploring training and organization development (including intervention strategies, employee empowerment, and organization transformation and strategic change)
  • Overviewing compensation and benefits (including developing a total compensation philosophy, design and implement a total rewards system, job analysis, job evaluation, job descriptions, compensation law, employee benefits, government mandated benefits and employer-sponsored benefits)

Program length: 6 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $4,725

Graduate Certificate in Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership allows students to look in-depth at leadership topics through the guidance of experienced faculty who will assist them in handling leadership situations. These graduate leadership certificate classes provide a focused study of situations that arise while leading others and all classes are taught from a Christian worldview perspective. Classes include topics such as:

  • Developing and implementing strategies to maximize leadership and organization effectiveness
  • Adapting to changing external environmental factors
  • Assessing strategies for overcoming resistance to change
  • Analyzing of team dynamics
  • Studying biblical approaches to resolve workplace conflicts
  • Examining issues relating to diversity, culture, individual proficiency, performance pay and collective performance evaluations

Program length: 6 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $4,725

Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration program (MBA) at Belhaven University is truly a blend of the sophisticated academic world, the practical and technologically dependent career world, and the eternal world of Christian faith. The enabling thrust of our business degree, is to develop in students that rare level of discernment so much in demand, both globally and locally, and to give leadership and direction to those in the secular world who lack an ethical operating foundation.

The above qualities can best be developed in Master of Business Administration students through an intense program of both the appropriate academics advocated, and the verity of validating values to which the University, the Division of Business Administration, and each faculty member are totally committed.

MBA program classes are offered one night per week. The format is a concentrated, continuous approach. Students are required to participate in Project Team activities within each course, designed to enhance the learning process and the development of problem-solving skills.

The Master of Business Administration program seeks to develop persons who can function successfully in upper middle management and top management positions. The emphasis is on strategic management concepts and principles. The M.B.A. program makes use of recent research findings, uses complex computer models, stresses the importance of human relations skills, and integrates strategic management processes through a Christian worldview.

The following educational objectives are those of the M.B.A. program:

  • To provide a program which equips graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary for obtaining employment in managerial positions and for advancing their careers.
  • To serve the business community by offering evening classes for executives who wish to enhance their management skills.
  • To provide a graduate education program which emphasizes a strong foundation in Christian ethics and worldview.
  • To assist managers and future managers in improving speaking, negotiating, and human relations skills.
  • To emphasize the use of technology in management by providing a computer-enhanced program.
  • To prepare students at the graduate level for integrating the major functional areas of business into the making of business policy.
  • To provide an opportunity for executives and future executives to apply theory to real-life business and industry situations.
  • To help managers develop a global perspective by providing a study of foreign political, technical, and economic structures in relation to business practices.

Program length: 18 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $18,900

Master of Business Administration with Human Resources

The Human Resources concentration allows students to look into and experience the field of Human Resources. The courses will have a heavy focus on the study and application of human resource principles. Students will explore areas of study that include employee relations, compensation and benefits, and look at current issues in the field.

Program length: 24 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $4,725

Master of Business Administration with Leadership

The Leadership concentration allows students to look in-depth at leadership topics through the guidance of experienced faculty who will assist them in handling leadership situations. The courses provide a focused study of situations that arise while leading others.

Program length: 24 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $22,050

Master of Science in Leadership

The Master of Science degree in Leadership at Belhaven College, renamed Belhaven University, is a 36 credit hour graduate program, designed to enhance the professional skills of business managers and executives. The program caters to adult professionals who seek to develop and increase their management and leadership roles in business, education, church, and other areas of their professional lives.

Intended to grow the individual's comprehension of internal and external social, legal, political, and economic forces as they affect the decision-making process within an organization, the program has been structured to serve both holders of baccalaureate degrees in business as well as other disciplines. Classes are offered one night per week. Students are required to participate in Project Teams, which enhance the learning process and the development of problem-solving skills.

Objectives of the Master of Science in Leadership Program

The following are Executive Development Learning Objectives of the M.S.L. program:

  • Practice servant leadership using Christ as the model in serving people and society.
  • Provide leadership, vision, and strategic planning in a variety of organizations and environments.
  • Prepare to lead others in environments increasingly characterized by change and complexity.
  • Master principles of human behavior and motivation to maximize use of human resources.
  • Master key functional area skills in marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting, finance, and economics.
  • Appreciate the trend to a global world and the need to continually update leadership principles and techniques.
  • Complete a significant hands-on project in a live organization and integrate the knowledge and skills from all courses taken.
  • Develop organizational-wide skills in structure, coordination, policy, and design of subunits.
  • Master methods of organization change and development.
  • Develop the ability to utilize the most recent tools and concepts emerging in management and leadership.
  • Interact with executive level leaders from the community to identify current challenges and optional strategies to address them.

Program length: 18 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $18,900

Master of Science in Leadership with Human Resources

The Human Resources concentration allows students to look into and experience the field of Human Resources. The courses will have a heavy focus on the study and application of human resource principles. Students will explore areas of study that include employee relations, compensation and benefits, and look at current issues in the field.

Program length: 24 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $22,050

Master of Science in Leadership with Ministry

The Master of Science in Leadership with Ministry Concentration is a 36 credit hour graduate program, designed to enhance the professional skills of ministry leaders. The program caters to adult professionals who seek to develop and increase their management and leadership roles in the church, parachurch, other ministry organizations, and other areas of their professional lives.

Intended to grow the individual’s comprehension of internal and external social, political, interpersonal, and economic forces as they affect the decision-making process within an organization, this master degree in leadership has been structured to serve both holders of baccalaureate degrees in ministry as well as other disciplines.

All courses are taught from the foundation of the biblical worldview, and students are taught to lead with conviction, think critically, and achieve success according to Christian principles.

Objectives

The following are the Objectives of the Master of Science in Leadership Ministry Concentration program:

  • Practice servant leadership using Christ as the model in serving people and society.
  • Provide leadership, vision, and strategic planning in a variety of organizations and environments.
  • Understand the mission of the church
  • Grasp the role of the educational ministry of the church
  • Understand the Biblical concept of shepherding and how this relates to the role of the leader
  • Prepare to lead others in environments increasingly characterized by change and complexity.
  • Master principles of human behavior and motivation to maximize use of human resources.
  • Master key functional area skills in marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting, finance, and economics.
  • Appreciate the trends of a global world and the need to continually update leadership principles and techniques.
  • Complete a significant hands-on project in a live organization and integrate the knowledge and skills from all courses taken.
  • Develop organizational-wide skills in structure, coordination, policy, and design of sub-units.
  • Master methods of organization change and development.
  • Develop the ability to utilize the most recent tools and concepts emerging in management and leadership.
  • Interact with executive level leaders from the community to identify current challenges and find strategies to address them.

Program length: 18 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $18,900

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting

The certificate in accounting from Belhaven University is an opportunity for students to enter the accounting profession. There is a high demand in the job market for persons with accounting degrees. There are not enough accounting graduates to supply the demand, so the increasing competition to hire them means that salaries are rising. Belhaven’s flexible accounting certificate courses bring the classroom to life and provides a quality learning experience so you can succeed in your education and career.

Because of the high demand for accountants, some Belhaven accounting students are able to secure accounting jobs or internships while they are still students and get on-the-job training and experience. An online accounting certificate from Belhaven can open up career opportunities like public, tax, government, corporate, managerial, cost and not-for-profit accounting as well as auditing and internal auditing.

Students completing the accounting certificate program will have taken all courses required to qualify to take the CPA exam in Mississippi. Since certificate students already hold a bachelor’s degree in another major, they should also have enough credits to satisfy the 150-hour requirement. Students planning to take the CPA exam in other states must check with that state’s board of public accountancy to ensure they will qualify.

Program length: 15 months
Program Cost of Tuition (minus other fees): $12,780