2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Undergraduate Course Listings

Course Numbers

Courses numbered from 100-199 are primarily freshman courses. Numbers from 200-299 are typically sophomore courses. Courses numbered 300 and above are upper division courses and should generally be deferred until the junior or senior year.


BUSN 410, BUSN 420, BUSN 430, and BUSN 451 are undergraduate elective courses that have been approved to fulfill requirements for the MBA/MSM graduate degrees.

Open Titled Courses

Departments offer open titled courses for lower division or upper division credit, numbered 199 or 399. These courses provide the opportunity for experimental and exploratory study. They may be used to develop or extend courses regularly offered. These courses also may be used for individual academic pursuits not listed in the regularly developed sequence of course offerings. A breadth of alternatives is provided for, such as independent study, individual readings, individual research, and field experience. Offerings are contingent upon professional or student request.


Each department offers a practicum or internship course numbered either 395 or 405. In this course the student applies theories and skills learned in the major. Each experience should include significant learning opportunities related to the student’s major field. Two supervisors are involved, a work supervisor and an academic supervisor. Students must consult with their academic supervisor at least twice during the experience.


Students must sign up for the credit before they begin the practicum or internship. They must enroll for credit during the term in which most of the practicum/internship work is completed. Forty to sixty hours of work experience is required for each credit awarded. The experience may be paid or unpaid.


Each department has determined whether practicum or internships will receive letter grades or will be pass/fail. The departmental description contains the grading method.  A learning experience summary paper following departmental guidelines is required as is a final interview with the academic supervisor.


A maximum of 12 practicum/internship credits may be earned per degree.  Exceptions to this limit will be allowed for students completing two or more majors in which the minimum required practicum credits for each major exceed the maximum 12 credits when combined.  For example, a student majoring in social work (10 practicum credits required) and ministry (six practicum credits required) may earn 16 practicum credits for a single degree.


Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing with a 2.0 GPA, 18 semester credits completed in the area of study, and departmental approval.


Following the description of each course of instruction will be found the requirements, if any, for admission to that particular course. For example, under CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I, the prerequisite given is CHEM 112 General Chemistry II, which must be satisfactorily completed before CHEM 201 can be taken.


Because some courses are offered in alternate years, the year for which the course is next scheduled is indicated after the description of the course. The semester in which a course is typically offered is also included.

The College reserves the prerogative to cancel any course for which fewer than eight students register.