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Bachelor of Science with Split Majors in Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership (BSCL) - Accelerated Degree Completion

Bachelor of Science with Split Majors in Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership (BSCL) - Accelerated Degree Completion

Program Coordinator: (English) Michale R. Ayers, Ph.D.; (Spanish) Sergio Estrada, Ph.D.

The purpose of the 120 credit hour program with split majors in Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership culminating in a Bachelor of Science degree is designed to provide Christian leaders with biblical and theological education in order to equip them for a life of vocational or lay service as a leader in the church, parachurch, and/or business. Upon completion of the program, successful students will:

1. Understand and apply the servant leader model for leadership.

2. Develop functional frameworks for effective leadership skills.

Students take only one course at a time in the CBS core curriculum, attending one 4-hour class session, with breakout for small-group collaborative and independent work each week. The courses are accelerated and are five weeks in length. The program is 24 months of six consecutive semesters, requiring 9 credits each semester from the CBS core curriculum. Students are members of a continuing class, a cohort group, among whom an atmosphere of shared learning; personal, family, ministry, and career interests develops. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Science Degree with major in Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership.

The Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership degree is composed of upper division college-level courses totaling 54 credit hours offered in an accelerated form as follows:

1. The 54 hours consist of eighteen courses.

2. Students’ focus will be on one course at a time.

3. The same group of students will progress through the entire program together.

4. At graduation, successful students will have cumulative college-level credits as follows:

  • 54-hours CBS baccalaureate core curriculum–all earned at CBS
  • 36-hours general education courses–transferred-in and/or earned at CBS
  • 30-hours free elective courses–transferred-in and/or earned at CBS

DEGREE AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor students are expected to complete all degree and graduation requirements pursuant to their degree program no later than one year following the successful completion of the research project course. Failure to comply will result in the student being withdrawn from the Bachelor’s program and subjected to re-enrollment procedures and fees.

1. Successful completion of all admissions requirements including completion of high school diploma or GED

2. 54 credit hours of BSCL curriculum

3. 36 credit hours of approved general education

4. 30 credit hours of approved free electives

5. Cumulative 2.0 grade point average

6. Satisfactory completion of 2 units in Christian Service Learning Program and 2 Spiritual Formation units

7. Intent to Graduate Form filed by submitted date

8. Academic advising sessions including all post testing and measurements

9. Graduation/Diploma fee

10. No unresolved disciplinary matter, including but not limited to, student code of conduct violations, library, and/or financial obligation.

11. Completion of exit counseling for students with Stafford or PLUS loans

12. Approval by CBS faculty

13. See Graduation Requirements for additional requirement(s) for all academic programs

DEGREE PLAN FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP (ADCP) 

English Curriculum

This cohort program is a lockstep program and the MAJOR COURSES are designed to be taken in order as shown by this table:

MAJOR COURSES

HRS

MAJOR COURSES

HRS

ENGLISH 9 hours

 

GENERAL EDUCATION 3 hours

 

English Composition 1

3

ENGL 3330 Advanced Research and Writing

3

English Composition 2

3

BIBLE and THEOLOGY 27 hours

 

Literature

3

BIBL 3301 Biblical Interpretation

3

SOCIAL SCIENCE 3 hours

 

THEO 3330 Major Bible Themes

3

Western Civilization or US History

3

BIBL 3311 Special Issues in the Pentateuch

3

PHILOSOPHY/SOCIAL SCIENCES/RELIGIOUS STUDIES 6 hours

 

BIBL 3312 Special Issues in the Historical and Wisdom Literature

3

Social Science/Religious Studies1

6

BIBL 3313 Special Issues in the Prophetic Literature.

3

FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES 3 hours

 

BIBL 3321 Special Issues in the Gospels

3

Fine Arts/Humanities2

3

BIBL 3322 Special Issues in Acts and Pauline Epistles

3

MATH/SCIENCES 6 hours

 

BIBL 3323 Special Issues in the General Epistles

3

Computer Science or Math

3

THEO 3331 Theological Method

3

Natural Science3

3

LEADERSHIP STUDIES 24 hours

 

COMMUNICATIONS 3 hours

 

LSCL 4340 Introduction to Christian Leadership and Leader Development

3

Speech4

3

GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 6 hours

 

LSCL 4341 Personal Pilgrimage and Character in Leadership

3

Any courses from the categories above

6

FREE ELECTIVES 30 hours

 

LSCL 4342 Relationships and Visioneering in Leadership

3

 

30

LSCL 4343 Interpersonal Skills for Leadership

3

ORIENTATION non-credit

 

LSCL 4344 Organizational Skills for Leadership

3

ORIE 1013 Orientation

n/a

LSCL 4345 Case Studies in Leadership and Ethics

3

CHRISTIAN SERVICE 2 units

 

LSCL 4346 Applied Leadership Research Project I

3

MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 1

1u

LSCL 4347 Applied Leadership Research Project II

3

MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 2

1u

 

 

SPIRITUAL FORMATION 2 units

 

 

 

MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation, 1

1u

 

 

MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation, 2

1u

 

 

1 History, Philosophy, Logic, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Public Policy, Counseling, Bible, Theology, Foundations of Spiritual Life or Apologetics.

2 Foreign Language, Music Theory, Philosophy or Art Appreciation.

3 Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Geology or Anatomy and Physiology.

4 Expository Preaching classes, MSPM 3301-3305, may substitute for Speech. These classes are for men only. MSCE 3323 Women Teaching Women may substitute for Speech. This class is for women only.

 

DEGREE PLAN FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP (ADCP) IN ENGLISH

Suggested Sequence

Year

Fall

Spring

Summer

1

ENGL 3330 Advanced Research and Writing

BIBL 3301 Biblical Interpretation

THEO 3330 Major Bible Themes

BIBL 3311 Special Issues in the Pentateuch

BIBL 3312 Special Issues in the Historical and Wisdom Literature

BIBL 3313 Special Issues in the Prophetic Literature

MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation, 1

BIBL 3321 Special Issues in the Gospels

BIBL 3322 Special Issues in Acts and Pauline Epistles

BIBL 3323 Special Issues in General Epistles

MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 1

2

THEO 3331 Theological Method

LSCL 4340 Introduction to Christian Leadership and Leader Development

LSCL 4341 Personal Pilgrimage and Character in Leadership

LSCL 4342 Relationships and Visioneering in Leadership

LSCL 4343 Interpersonal Skills for Leadership

LSCL 4344 Organizational Skills for Leadership

MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 2

LSCL 4345 Case Studies in Leadership and Ethics

LSCL 4346 Applied Leadership Research Project I

LSCL 4347 Applied Leadership Research Project II

MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation, 2