Numbering of Courses

A hyphenated course (e.g. 101-102) is one that continues throughout the year, the second semester of which has as a prerequisite the first semester. A non-hyphenated course (e.g. 101, 102) is one that continues throughout the year, the second semester of which does not have as a prerequisite the first semester.

Generally first semester courses are represented by odd numbers; second semester by even numbers.

Offering of Courses

Belhaven University reserves the right to cancel any course for which there is an enrollment of fewer than five students.

Credit hours are indicated in parentheses following course titles.

Divisions of Instruction

Division of the Arts 

  • Art
  • Arts Administration
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Film Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Music
  • Theatre

Division of Education

  • Elementary Education
  • Geography
  • Physical Education 

Division of Business Administration 

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Economics 
  • Health Administration
  • Sports Management

Division of Ministry and Human Services

  • Biblical Studies and Ministries
  • Family Studies
  • Intercultural Studies
  • International Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Division of Humanities 

  • Applied English
  • Classical Education
  • Communication
  • English
  • English Language Teaching
  • English as a Second Language
  • Foreign Languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Philosophy of Worldviews
  • Political Science
  • Specialized Communication

Division of Science and Mathematics

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Physics
  • Sports Medicine: Exercise Science 


  • Council Studies
  • Honors Colloquium
  • Leadership Studies

Departmental Abbreviations

Accounting ACC
Applied English ENG
Arts Administration AAD
Biblical Studies and Ministries BIB
Biology BIO
Business Administration BUS
Chemistry CHE
Child Advocacy Studies CAS
Classical Education Studies CES
Communication COM
Computer Science CSC
Council Studies COS
Creative Writing CWR
Dance DAN
Economics ECO
Education EDU
English as a Second Language ESL
English ENG
English Language Teaching ELT
Family Studies FAM
Film Production FLM
French FRE
Geography GEO
German GER
Graphic Design GDS
Greek GRE
Health Administration BHA
Health and P.E. HPE
History HIS
Honors Colloquium HNS
Humanities HUM
Interdisciplinary Studies IDS
International Studies IST
Leadership Studies LDS
Mathematics MAT
Music MUS
Nursing (BSN) NUR
Nursing (RN – BSN) NRN
Philosophy of Worldviews PHI
Physics PHY
Political Science PSC
Psychology PSY
Reading REA
Social Work SWK
Sociology SOC
Spanish SPA
Specialized Communication SPC
Sports Management SMA
Sports Medicine and Exercise Science SME
Teaching English As A Second Language TESL
Theatre THE
Worldview Curriculum WVC