Online Elective Track Options

An elective track is a group of four courses grouped based on a single topic. Students may select a single elective track or select four individual electives. The strategic choice of electives allows the student to tailor a selected degree to their personal or career pursuits or to explore topics of interest. The following elective tracks can be added to the Bachelor of Science in Human Services, Leadership and Ministry, and Psychology. The Bachelor of Science in Business and the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice do not require 12 elective credits. Elective Tracks do not appear on the diploma, nor are they documented on the student’s official transcript.

Business Track (choose 12 credits from the following):

• BUS 255: Fundamentals of Business Law

• BUS 430: Management of Marketing

• BUS 465: Finance and Budgeting for Managers

• BUS 470: Personnel Development

• BUS 475: Operations Management

• BUS 485, Strategic Management

• ECO 305: Introduction to Economics

• MKT 265: Social Media Marketing

• MKT 310: Information Technology for Marketers

• Elective course(s) chosen in consultation with the Academic Advisor

 

Criminal Justice Track (choose 12 credits from the following):

• CJS 310: Criminal Law

• CJS 315: Criminal Procedure

• CJS 330: Law Enforcement and Corrections

• CJS 350: Criminology and Social Deviance

• CJS 370: Juvenile Law and Delinquency

• CJS 440: Culture, Crime, Ethics and Justice

• PSY 325: Social Psychology

• PSY 456: Survival Psychology

• Elective course(s) chosen in consultation with the Academic Advisor

 

Global Communication Track (choose 12 credits from the following):

• COM 210: Foundations of Communication

• COM 220: Global Communication

• COM 250: Interpersonal Communication

• COM 330: Culture and Conflict Communication

• COM 350: Leadership and Group Communication

• COM 370: Crisis Communication

• COM 420: Public Relations

• Elective course(s) chosen in consultation with the Academic Advisor

 

Leadership and Ministry Track (choose 12 credits from the following):

• BIB 342: Life of Christ • LEA 273: Issues in Christian Leadership

• LEA 374: Working in Teams

• LEA 472: Mobilization of Volunteers • MIN 362: Marketplace Ministry

• MIN 467: Basic Counseling • THE 348: Biblical Perspectives on Wealth and Poverty

• Elective course(s) chosen in consultation with the Academic Advisor

 

Pastoral Studies Track (Leadership and Ministry Students Only) – choose 12 credits from the following:

• COM 220: Global Communication

• MIN 415: Ministry of the Local Church

• THE 335: Principles and Practice of Worship

• MIN 462: Teaching and Preaching

• BIB 408: Genesis

• PSY 363: End of Life Matters

• WOM 300: Women in Church Administration and Leadership

• YTH 300: Philosophy and Theology of Youth Ministry

• Elective course(s) chosen in consultation with the Academic Advisor

 

Social Sciences Track (choose 12 credits from the following):

• CJS 440: Culture, Crime, Ethics and Justice

• COM 250: Interpersonal Communication

• COM 330: Culture and Conflict Management

• COM 400: Popular Culture and Communication

• PSY 310: Abnormal Psychology

• PSY 325: Social Psychology

• PSY 361: Psychology and Culture of the Aging Process

• PSY 363: End of Life Matters

• PSY 467: Memory Loss and Aging

• Any other SOC, PSY or CJS course(s) chosen in consultation with the Academic Advisor