Creation Studies Minor

The residential minor in Creation Studies provides a flexible program with a broad training in scientific disciplines that relate to origins as well as the Bible. Students in science or non-science majors can benefit from the in-depth study of creation and evolution.

See the Residential minor course requirements list for official requirements.

Creation Studies Minor (19-20 hours)

Courses

  • History of Life (CRST 290)
  • Origins (CRST 390)
  • Genesis (BIBL 410)

Choose 3 from the following course options:

  • Elements of Earth Science/Lab (PHSC 210/211) or 
    Physical Geology/Lab (ENVR 220/221)
  • Astronomy: An Integrated Approach (PHSC 310) or 
    Introduction to Astronomy/Lab (PHSC 121/122)
  • Cell Biology (BIOL 415)
  • Vertebrate Paleontology (BIOL 371)
  • Principles of Human Biology/Lab (BIOL 102/104)** or 
    General Biology II (BIOL 225)**
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab (BIOL 213/214)** or 
    Human Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab (215/216)** or
    Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates (BIOL 321)**

**Only one of these courses will count toward the minor. If BIOL 213/214 or 215/216 is selected, students must take both courses, but only 4 credits count toward the minor.


Program Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a consistent, biblical worldview regarding origins.
  • Explain key scientific evidences and arguments used to support the theory of evolution as well as difficulties with the theory.
  • Provide scientific and biblical arguments in support
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