Curriculum / Courses
- ARTS & SCIENCE CORE - 27 Credits
- + GEN 122 -Introduction to Online Studies and Personal Discipleship
- + BUS 115 -Introduction to Computers
- + ENG 105 -Introduction to College Writing
- + SPE 200 -Oral Communication
- + HUM 231 -World Civilizations
- + SOC 343 -Cultural Diversity
- + SCI 220 -Environmental Science
- PSY 200
- + FIN 105 -Personal Financial Management
- BIBLE & THEOLOGY CORE - 12 Credits
- + BIB 141 -Old Testament Survey
- + BIB 143 -New Testament Literature
- + HUM 133 -Philosophy and Worldview
- + THE 256 -Christian Theology I
- BUSINESS CONTENT COURSES - 21 Credits
- + BUS 110 -Fundamentals of Business
- + BUS 230 -Introduction to Finance
- + BUS 245 -Accounting I
- + BUS 255 -Fundamentals of Business Law
- + BUS 260 -Global Issues in Business
- + PSY 205 -Organizational & Industrial Psychology
- + BUS 275 -Business Case Study
- TOTAL CREDITS: 60
Credit Hours: 3 This course encourages online learners to use technology as an effective communication avenue to research and present information for life and learning. Learners will gain experience with technology tools, including Microsoft® Word and PowerPoint that can be used throughout the student’s coursework to create documents and presentations and communicate those appropriately to academic and professional audiences.
Writing is an important skill for academic, ministry, and vocational success. This course focuses on developing writing skills, providing students opportunities to break down the writing process. Students will learn how to create strong thesis statements to drive an academic paper. They will learn how to craft introductory and concluding paragraphs, build the body of a paper, consider their audience, and improve writing skills to communicate more effectively. They will develop basic skills in APA formatting and citations. Students will also work on refreshing grammar skills.
This course provides instruction and experience in preparing, delivering, and evaluating a self-introduction speech, an informative speech, and a persuasive speech. Emphasis is on gaining skills and confidence in public speaking in academic, workplace, ministry, and community contexts.
This course will provide students with skills in historical research and analysis, a chronological understanding and factual knowledge spanning from the dawn of civilization to 1700. Emphasis is placed on the origins and achievements of the core civilizations of Asia, Africa, America, and Greco-Roman civilizations. In addition, Christian, Islamic and Byzantine cultures will be studied. The ultimate focus will be to provide students with a historical, factual, cultural, and geographical knowledge of ancient history and its relationship to the Bible. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments up to the early modern world civilizations within the interrelations of societies and cultures.
This course is an exploration of cultural diversity and multiculturalism from a Christian faith perspective. This course provides a process to understand and practice cultural diversity competence. It is designed to initiate and provide ongoing preparation for effective interaction with everyone in our culturally diverse world. Growth in these skills equips individuals with the social graces needed to form bonds of mutual trust that will bridge the differences that ordinarily divide people.
This course will provide a general understanding of environmental science, while exploring the natural world and the resources it provides. The study of environmental science is approached with an understanding of the responsibilities of human beings to practice wise stewardship of God's creation. Topics include, but are not limited to, exploration of environmental issues, the relations between living and nonliving things, human responsibility for the environment and the earth’s resources now and the future. Through readings, lecture, and discussion we will examine geological, biological, and chemical aspects of science and how these influence economic and social issues on a personal, local, national, and global scale.
This course will provide a practical introduction to personal finance management and assist the student in being a good steward of God-given resources. It addresses realistic ways to manage personal assets effectively. Topics include the development of personal financial goals, planning and budgeting; avoiding fraud and swindles; buying, insuring and financing major assets; consumer credit; banking services; investments; insurance; retirement and estate planning; and income tax. (Replaced LEA 271 Financial Stewardship)
This course is a survey of Old Testament literature in its historical setting. Attention is given to outstanding persons, events, and theological emphases.
This course is a survey of New Testament literature including a study of its historical settings, literary types, and main theological themes. Attention will also be given to outstanding persons, events, and major teachings. (Title and Course Description updated January 2020.) Course Title and Course Description for BIB 143 through December 2019: BIB 143 New Testament Survey This course is a survey of the background and content of the New Testament with an emphasis on learning to ask questions that will give the student a deeper understanding of the Scriptures. It is designed for students who desire to use the New Testament for the purposes intended by God both in their personal lives and in their teaching. The course is designed from a conservative, evangelical, and dispensational framework.
This course addresses the fact that our culture is confronted with a vast assortment of differing philosophies and worldviews; each claiming to be true. Focus is provided to understand and evaluate these various belief systems in an increasingly pluralistic society. Main ideas of eight different worldviews will be explored while the student develops and expresses a personal worldview. Topics will center around the nature of God, reality, nature of man, death, truth, morality, and the meaning of life. The primary purpose of this course is to challenge students to examine the timeless truths of Christianity.
This course is a survey of foundational doctrines of systematic theology including Bibliology, Theology Proper (God), Christology (Christ) and Pneumatology (Holy Spirit). It will include an overview of the mid-Acts dispensational perspective of theology held by the institution. The course also encourages the practical integration of these doctrines in the life and service of the Christian.
This course provides an overview of the fundamental practices and issues involved in managing and operating a business in today’s marketplace. Areas of business explored in this course include various management theories, economic concepts, management and organization, human resources, sales and marketing, and operations. The course also examines the challenges of operating in both domestic and global markets, business ethics and business strategy.
This course will provide opportunity to learn basic finance principles linking financial markets, institutions and investors. An overview of the flow of capital will be explored from the corporate perspective, including topics such as interest rates, stocks, bonds, risk and return, the time value of money, and the cost of capital.
This course is an introduction to the field of accounting and the role that accounting plays in business. Students will be introduced to journals, ledgers, postings, and adjusting/closing of the books. The course emphasis is on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliations, and payroll.
This course provides an overview of the law as it pertains to business organizations. It will introduce the student to the legal system in its various forms and its impact on the legal environment of business. Topics include the Constitution and its historical foundation, ethics, business decision-making, alternative dispute resolution, torts, intellectual property, criminal law and cybercrimes, contracts, sales and lease, and employment law.
This course familiarizes students with important considerations in conducting business in an increasingly global economy. It will help prepare students for positions in organizations engaged in global business. Students will be exposed to some of the issues encountered in global business. Key topics will include cultural issues, ethical issues, and political and economic issues.
This course will involve the study and application of the science and theory behind particular cognitions, attitudes, and techniques that are used to predict and manage human behavior within an organizational setting. The core methodologies covered include theories of motivation, cognitive psychology, leadership theories, ethics, performance management, team management, and organizational development.
This course requires the student to utilize much of what he or she has already learned in previous courses and gives them the opportunity to apply that knowledge to the solution of an actual business issue in an organization of his or her choice. The student will identify a significant business problem or issue in an organization that they know well. The student will examine the issue using the knowledge they gained in previous courses and examine the related business literature to identify and make appropriate recommendations to address the problem or issue. This course will culminate in a written case study exploring the identified problem, the relevant literature, and the proposed recommendations.
WHAT STUDENTS LOVE
This degree is applicable for entry level positions in many career fields in the business arena. It is especially designed for positions in organizations that focus on customer service, administration, supervision, and business leadership.
- Admissions Application free to apply
- Official Transcripts from all prior colleges where the student wishes to transfer college credits.
THE MORE YOU KNOW
Graduating Godly Individuals Prepared to Serve Christ in Church and Society.
OUR CORE VALUES
To be a vibrant University exalting Jesus Christ, preparing culturally intelligent students for diverse careers in the global marketplace.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
A statement of the doctrinal position to which the Board, Administration, and Faculty of Grace Christian University are committed.
I was very intimidated about returning back to school. As a mother of four, working two jobs, & volunteering in our community, I thought it would be impossible to complete my education. The flexibility of the online classes has been, by far, one of the greatest choices I have ever made.
Lauren Cranmer, Student
Mother of Four Completes Degree Online