Program Overview

Curriculum / Courses

  •    ARTS & SCIENCES CORE - 21 Credits
  •    GEN 101
  • + COM 131 -Fundamentals of Speech
  • Credit Hours: 3
    Fundamentals of Speech will increase studentsÕ knowledge and awareness of the theory and principles of public speaking. Casual and formal speaking opportunities will be used to develop confidence as a public speaker. Topic selection, cultural intelligence and sensitivity for diverse audiences, patterns of organization, development of supporting materials and creative presentation of ideas are part of the course.
  •    (PICK ENG 101 OR ENG 201)
  •    ENG 101
  •    ENG 201
  •    HISTORY ELECTIVE
  •    ENGLISH ELECTIVE
  • + SOC 251 -Principles of Sociology
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course is a study of contemporary Western society. The emphasis is on culture, socialization, group life, social processes and social change.
  • + MATH ELECTIVE -Math Elective
  • Credit Hours: 3
  •    SCIENCE ELECTIVE
  •    BIBLE & THEOLOGY CORE - 18 Credits
  •    BBL 102
  •    BBL 202
  •    BIB 205
  •    THE 161
  •    THE 162
  •    THE 213
  •    SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES - 24 Credits
  • + CJS 220 -Introduction to Legal Studies
  • Credit Hours: 3
    Introduction to Legal Studies will provide a broad understanding of the American legal system and how the law impacts our society.  The course reviews the court systems, and how laws are made, enforced, interpreted, and applied. Students will be exposed to an overview of the fundamentals of law in several areas including ethics and professional responsibility, civil litigation, tort law, contract law, administrative law, family law, constitutional law, criminal law, criminal procedure, property law, evidence and other legal matters.  This course also provides a hands-on application of legal research, legal writing, and case briefing.
  •    CJS 255
  • + PSY 201 -Introduction to Psychology
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course is a general survey of the discipline of psychology. Topics covered will include thinking critically, neuroscience, life span development, sensation and perception, learning, memory, thinking/language/intelligence, personality, psychological disorders, and social psychology. Attention will be given to the relationship between Psychology and Christianity with selected application for life and ministry.
  • + PSY 245 -Life-Span Psychology
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course is designed to explore human development from conception through death, looking at human development using the bio-psycho-social model from a Christian worldview. It will be explored how we as humans share developmental similarities, yet are unique due to various factors such as temperament, personality, etc. Most importantly, new information will be learned on what students already know, confirming how we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” as image bearers of God. (Previously PSY 236 Developmental Psychology.)
  • + PSY 215 -Psychology of Leadership
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course looks at the psychological and social processes that characterize effective leaders.  We will learn about leadership in relationship to psychological exchanges between leaders and followers, and situations/behaviors that make some people more effective leaders than others.  Some key factors that will be studied include psychological theories related to leadership, importance of teamwork, role of power, motivation, role of emotional intelligence, expectations of leaders, and various factors affecting future leadership in the 21st century.  All of this will be studied from a Christian perspective of servant leadership.
  • + SOC 251 -Principles of Sociology
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course is a study of contemporary Western society. The emphasis is on culture, socialization, group life, social processes and social change.
  • + SOC 255 -Introduction to Human Services
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course explores the historical context and the current structure of the Human Services field.  Students will be exposed to case management and group facilitation as well as the primary intervention strategies used in human services. The arenas involving special populations served in the Human Services profession will be examined, such as addictions, mental health, developmentally disabled, and the homeless. Topics include values and ethical dilemmas, the social welfare system, diversity, program planning, organizing and changing systems, legal issues and the need to stay current as a human services professional.
  •    SSC 298
  • TOTAL CREDITS: 60

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I just started my online journey at Grace Christian University. Even though I have a full-time job that is stressful, along with other responsibilities that keep me busy, I am really enjoying my class, the assignments, and discussions with my classmates. I especially like the fact that Grace offers me all the tools and support that I need to become a proficient and successful student.

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