2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Christian Studies, BA


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This program is designed as a degree for persons enrolled in OBU’s Joe L. Ingram School of Christian Studies, formerly the Ministry Training Institute. SCS offers a professional degree which incorporates exposure to the liberal arts through general education requirements through Common and Flex Core classes. Courses in the Common and Flex Core can be taken at other colleges and universities and are subject to the approval of the Director of the School of Christian Studies and the Dean for the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry.

Every course in the Area of Concentration (below) must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Prospective students in Oklahoma must be at least 23 years of age to enroll in this degree program. A request for a waiver of the age requirement should be submitted in writing to the Dean of the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry. The age requirement does not apply to out-of-state students. A candidate for this degree must meet the University graduate requirements stipulated in this catalog.

Common Core - Credits: 33


No D’s will be accepted in the area of concentration and the supportive courses or in courses comprising majors and minors.

Scientific Literacy


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Wellness and Lifelong Fitness


History


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Modern Foreign Languages Requirement


All students must take two sequential courses of the same language at the appropriate level in order to fulfill the Modern Foreign Language requirement. See the placement charts below. Notice that the guidelines for Spanish are different from those for French and German. The different nature of language instruction and of student populations, both in high school and in college, necessitates different placement policies. A student may also satisfy the MFL requirement by passing a CLEP language exam at Level I (Beginning). Foreign nationals who have learned English as a foreign language are exempt from the requirement.

Spanish

# of years/units of Spanish in grades 9-12 Where to begin What to take next
0-1 year/unit Beginning I Beginning II
2 years/units Beginning II Intermediate I
3 years/units (or more) Intermediate I Intermediate II

French or German

# of years/units of FR/GR in grades 9-12 Where to begin What to take next
0-1 year/unit Beginning I Beginning II
2 years/units (or more) Intermediate I Intermediate II

 Select two courses from the following:

Flex Core - Credits: 12


Six hours of Biblical languages can be substituted for any of the flex core courses below as long as 6 hours of the common core are general education courses.

Area of Concentration - Credits: 83


Total Hours Required for Graduation - Credits: 125


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