To qualify for graduation from The College at Mid-America, each student seeking the bachelor of arts in Christian studies degree must satisfy the general requirements for graduation as set forth in the Catalog.
General Education Requirements
Students seeking the bachelor of arts in Christian studies are required to complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of general education courses that includes courses in each of the following three areas: the humanities or fine arts, the social or behavioral sciences, and the natural sciences or mathematics. General education courses may be transferred from another postsecondary institution or they may be completed within the required course structure of the bachelor of arts in Christian studies degree.
General Education Goals
The goals of the general education core are to help the student acquire broad-based knowledge in the areas of:
- Humanities or Fine Arts: To evaluate and critique the influence of artistic techniques and expression on culture and society.
- Social or Behavioral Sciences: To identify and analyze data, perspectives, trends, concepts or issues pertaining to human social function and experience.
- Natural Sciences or Mathematics: To examine issues related to the natural sciences from an evidence-based perspective and use in applied contexts.
Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies (BACS) Degree
Each student pursuing the bachelor of arts in Christian studies degree must complete the 120 semester hours of courses specified in the Degree Audit Worksheet, including 105 semester hours of required core courses and 15 semester hours of electives.
Students in the bachelor of arts in Christian studies degree must complete their major and minor courses within the Christian studies course offerings.