REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREES

The Online Campus of Belhaven University offers courses leading to an associate's degree or a bachelor of science in management degree. In addition to earning a prescribed minimum number of semester hours credit and to maintaining an overall C average (2.00 GPA), a candidate for a degree from Belhaven University must complete basic course requirements, make application online, and fulfill all financial obligations to the University.

Applications for degree completion audits must be through the online application found on http://bcblazenet.belhaven.edu by the deadlines listed in the calendar at least eight months prior to the anticipated degree completion. Failure to do so on schedule will result in a late fee assessment as listed in the Special Fees section; a delay in the graduation date is also possible.

Degrees Offered

  • Certificate in Accounting (Undergraduate)
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Business
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Health Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Management with Criminal Justice Concentration
  • Master in Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration – with Health Administration Concentration
  • Master of Business Administration – with Human Resources Concentration
  • Master of Business Administration – with Leadership Concentration
  • Master of Business Administration – with Sports Administration Concentration
  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Leadership
  • Master of Science in Leadership - with Human Resources Concentration
  • Master of Science in Leadership - with Ministry Concentration
  • Master of Sports Administration
  • Master of Education – Teacher as Leader/Elementary or Secondary Emphasis
  • Master of Education – Educational Technology Emphasis
  • Master of Education – National Board Emphasis
  • Master of Education in Reading Literacy
  • Certificate in Health Administration
  • Certificate in Human Resources
  • Certificate in Leadership
  • Certificate in Sports Administration

Academic Advising
The office of Student Services for the Online Campus will acquaint students with options in developing a plan for degree completion at the time of orientation.

After a student enrolls in the online campus program, courses taken at other institutions of higher learning must be approved by the Registrar. Students can access the “Request to Take a Course at Another Institution” form on http://bcblazenet.belhaven.edu . Concurrent enrollment in two institutions must be approved by the Registrar’s office.

Residence Requirement
Belhaven University requires of all candidates for an undergraduate degree a minimum residence as follows. The last 17 semester hours of work must be earned in residence for the Associates degree. The last 31 semester hours of work must be earned in residence for a Bachelor’s degree.

Second Degree Requirement

A student who wishes to obtain a second degree from Belhaven University must complete a minimum of 31 semester hours in addition to the 124 hours earned for the primary degree and must meet all the general education requirements for the second degree and the specific requirements for the second degree program. There must be at least 18 hours of unique requirements for each degree. Some departments may require more than 18 unique hours.

Progress Toward Degree
Students who have not completed a degree within six years of attendance at Belhaven University will continue their seventh year of study under a new catalogue.


General Education Goals

Requirements for Degree
Goal I:A mastery of one’s own language in written form6 hours
Goal II:A familiarity with the great literature of the world with a Christian perspective6 hours
Goal III:An understanding of science4 hours
Goal IV:A knowledge of mathematical skills3-6 hours
Goal V:An understanding and historical perspective of the contemporary world6 hours
Goal VI:A knowledge of Christian Scripture and an ability to integrate that knowledge with issues of daily life9 hours
Goal VII:An ability to apply the biblical vision of the Kingdom of God3 hours

Course Enrollment Regulations
Students who have transferred to Belhaven University will be required to complete nine hours of Bible courses, BIB 214 (Old Testament History), 215 (New Testament History), and WVC 301 (Christian Interpretation of Life) at Belhaven University.