Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

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Programs of Study

Liberty University's educational philosophy is based on the integration of fundamental Christian beliefs and the liberal arts tradition. Its programs are designed to prepare students to assume leadership roles in society.


Academic Programs

At the undergraduate level, Liberty University defines a degree program as a major.  Concentrations and cognates within given majors are listed under the major.  Liberty University defines a Concentration as a specific grouping of 18 or more credit hours that may be offered within the requirements for an Undergraduate Major or Graduate Program.  A Cognate/Specialization is defined as a specific grouping of 9 to 17 credit hours that may be offered within the requirements for an Undergraduate Major or Graduate Program.

The requirements for graduation for all undergraduate programs are listed in this Catalog and on Degree Completion Plans (DCP) which can be accessed at http://www.liberty.edu/index .cfm?PID=2981. Specific Course Requirements and Course Sequences for all residential majors may be found at http://www.liberty.edu/casas.

A course planning schedule is provided in order for students to plan their classes for upcoming semesters. The planning schedule presents every class offered and the terms where it is scheduled to be taught.  This schedule is sorted alphabetically by class. You can find the course planning schedule by visiting the following site:  http://www.liberty.edu/academics/registrar/index.cfm?PID=23103

Undergraduate students declare a major when they are accepted to Liberty.  They may process a change of major at any time following matriculation through the College of Applied Studies and Academic Success (CASAS). Exceptions are majors which require acceptance into the program, i.e., Athletic Training, Education, Individualized Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Nursing majors.

A complete listing of the majors and minors offered at Liberty follows. Concentrations and cognates within given majors are listed under the major.  Liberty University defines a Concentration as a specific grouping of 18 or more credit hours that may be offered within the requirements for an Undergraduate Major or Graduate Program.  A Cognate is defined as a specific grouping of 9 to 17 credit hours that may be offered within the requirements for an Undergraduate Major or Graduate Program. 

Unless published in this Catalog, no other undergraduate degree programs or major and minor fields can be offered by Liberty and students must be aware that Liberty has no responsibility to offer any degree program, major, or minor unless such information is found in this publication.  At least 50% of the semester hours in the major for any program of study or minor must be earned at Liberty University with the exception of the A.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies.


Teacher Licensure

Liberty University offers teacher licensure programs which are approved by the State of Virginia Department of Education.

Those who enter the teacher licensure program must complete the academic major, be subject to the same general education requirements as all other students, and complete academic and practicum experiences related to professional teacher training.

Those wishing to pursue teacher-related programs should seek information from the Teacher Licensure Office in the School of Education. Licensure information is also available at http://www.liberty.edu/uguide.



College of Applied Studies and Academic Success

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
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Individualized Studies View      
Interdisciplinary Studies View View    

 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
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Individualized Studies View      

 

Associate of Arts (A.A.)
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Interdisciplinary Studies   View   Y

 

Minors
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Energy STEM: Science Technology, Engineering, Math View View    

 

Associate of Applied Sciences (A.A.S.)
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Technical Studies View      

College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
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Family and Child Development View      
Family and Consumer Sciences View      
Fashion and Interiors View      
Concentration: Fashion Design View      
Concentration: Fashion Merchandising View      
Concentration: Interior Design View      
History View View    
Mathematics View   Y  
Cognate: Actuarial View      
Social Sciences View   Y  

 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
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American Sign Language and Interpreting View      
English View   Y  
History View      
Philosophy View      
Spanish View   Y  
Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language View   Y  

 

Minors
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American Sign Language View      
Chinese View      
Creation Studies View      
English View      
Family and Consumer Sciences – Clothing and Textiles View      
Family and Consumer Sciences – Family and Child Development View      
Family and Consumer Sciences – Foods and Nutrition View      
Family and Consumer Sciences – General View      
French View      
History View View    
International Studies View View    
Linguistics View      
Mathematics View      
Military History   View    
Military Leadership View      
Philosophy View      
Spanish View      

Helms School of Government

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
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Criminal Justice View View    
Cognate: Business Administration and Management   View    
Cognate: Crime Scene Investigation View View    
Cognate: Criminal Psychology   View    
Cognate: Homeland Security View View    
Cognate: Juvenile Justice View View    
Cognate: Public Administration View View    
Cognate: Strategic Intelligence Studies View View    
Government View View    
Concentration: International Relations View      
Concentration: Politics and Policy View View    
Concentration: Pre-Law   View    
Concentration: Western Legal Traditions View      
Cognate: Public Administration   View    

 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
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Government View      
Concentration: International Relations View      
Concentration: Politics and Policy View      
Concentration: Western Legal Traditions View      
International Relations View      
Concentration: International Politics and Policy View      
Concentration: Strategic and Intelligence Studies Concentration View      

 

Associate of Arts (A.A.)
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Criminal Justice View View   Y
Government View      

 

Minors
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Criminal Justice View View    
Government View      
Homeland Security   View    
International Relations View      
Politics and Policy View      
Public Administration   View    
Strategic and Intelligence Studies View View    
Western Legal Traditions View      

 

Undergraduate Certificates 
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Certificate in Criminal Justice   View    
Certificate in Public Administration   View    

School of Aeronautics

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
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Aeronautics   View    
Concentration: Aviation Maintenance Management   View    
Concentration: Commercial/Corporate View      
Concentration: Global Studies View      
Cognate: Unmanned Aerial Systems View      
Cognate: Military View      

 

Associate of Arts (A.A.)
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Airline Flight Attendant View      
Aviation Maintenance Technician View      

 

Minors
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Aeronautics View      
Airline Flight Attendant View      

 

Undergraduate Certificates 
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Certificate in Aviation Maintenance Technician View      

School of Behavioral Sciences

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
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Human Services View      
Psychology View View    
Cognate: Addictions and Recovery   View    
Cognate: Christian Counseling   View    
Cognate: Counseling View View    
Cognate: Criminal Psychology View      
Cognate: Crisis Counseling   View    
Cognate: Developmental Psychology View View    
Cognate: Industrial Organizational Psychology View      
Cognate: Life Coaching   View    
Cognate: Military Resilience   View    
Cognate: Sports Psychology View      
Cognate: Substance Abuse Counseling View      
Social Work View   Y  

 

Associate of Arts (A.A.)
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Psychology   View   Y
Cognate: Christian Counseling   View   Y

 

Minors
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Christian Counseling   View    
Psychology View View    
Sociology View      

 

Undergraduate Certificates 
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Certificate in Military Resilience   View    

School of Business

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
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Accounting View View    
Business Administration View View Y  
Concentration: Finance View View    
Concentration: Financial Planning View View    
Cognate: Communications View View    
Cognate: Economics View View    
Cognate: Entrepreneurship   View    
Cognate: Green and Sustainable Management   View    
Cognate: Healthcare Management   View    
Cognate: Human Resource Management View View    
Cognate: International Business View View    
Cognate: Leadership View    
Cognate: Project Management View View    
Cognate: Public Administration   View    
Informatics View View    
Cognate: Healthcare Informatics View View    
Information Systems View View    
Cognate: Accounting Information Systems View View    
Cognate: Data Networking View View    
Cognate: Database View View    
Cognate: Global Studies  View      
Cognate: Information Assurance View View    

 

Associate of Arts (A.A.)
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Accounting   View    
Business   View   Y
Information Systems   View    

 

Minors
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Accounting View View    
Business View View    
Information Systems View View    

 

Undergraduate Certificates 
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Certificate in Accounting   View    
Certificate in Application Development   View    
Certificate in Business Administration   View    
Certificate in Data Networking   View    
Certificate in Database   View    
Certificate in Information Assurance   View    
Certificate in International Business   View    
Certificate in Web Development   View    

School of Communication and Creative Arts

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
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Cinematic Arts View      
Digital Media View      
Concentration: Audio View      
Concentration: Performance View      
Concentration: Social Networking and Interactive Media View      
Concentration: Transmedia Writing View      
Concentration: Video View      
Journalism View      
Speech Communication View      
Concentration: Professional Communication View      
Concentration: Speech Communication View      
Strategic Communication View      
Cognate: Social Media Management View      
Cognate: Strategic Communication View      
Studio and Digital Arts View   Y  
Concentration: Graphic Design View    
Concentration: Studio Art View   Y  

 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
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Theatre Arts View   Y  
Concentration: Arts Administration View      
Concentration: Dramaturgy View      
Concentration: Performance View      
Concentration: Production View      

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
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Studio and Digital Arts View      
Concentration: Graphic Design View View    
Concentration: Studio Art View      

 

Minors
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Cinematic Arts View      
Graphic Design View      
Photography View      
Studio Art View   Y  
Theatre Arts View   Y  

 


Rawlings School of Divinity

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
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Biblical and Educational Studies   View    
Christian Leadership and Church Ministries View      
Cognate: Adventure Leadership and Outdoor Ministries View      
Cognate: Biblical Studies View      
Cognate: Global Studies View      
Cognate: Technical Studies View      
Cognate: Theology and Apologetics View      
Cognate: Women’s Leadership View      
Cognate: Worship View      
Christian Leadership and Management   View    
Global Studies View      
Pastoral Leadership View      
Religion   View   Y
Cognate: Biblical and Theological Studies   View    
Cognate: Christian Counseling   View    
Cognate: Christian Ministries   View    
Cognate: Evangelism   View    
Religious Studies View      
Concentration: Biblical Languages View      
Concentration: Global Studies View      
Concentration: Jewish Studies View      
Concentration: New Testament View      
Concentration: Old Testament View      
Concentration: Theology and Apologetics View      
Theology and Apologetics View      
Youth Ministries View      
Cognate: Adventure Leadership and Outdoor Ministries View      
Cognate: Biblical Studies View      
Cognate: Christian Leadership View      
Cognate: Cinematic Arts View      
Cognate: Coaching View      
Cognate: Global Studies View      
Cognate: Pastoral Leadership View      
Cognate: Sport Outreach View      
Cognate: Technical Studies View      
Cognate: Theology and Apologetics View      
Cognate: Women’s Leadership View      
Cognate: Worship View      

 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
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Biblical Studies View      

 

Associate of Arts (A.A.)
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Religion   View    

 

Minors
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Adventure Leadership and Outdoor Ministry View      
Apologetics and Cultural Engagement View      
Biblical Greek View      
Biblical Languages View      
Biblical Studies View View    
Church Ministries   View    
Evangelism   View    
Expositional Preaching View      
Global Studies View      
Jewish Studies View      
New Testament View      
Old Testament View      
Pastoral Leadership View      
Theology View      
Women's Leadership View      
Youth Ministries View      

 

Undergraduate Certificates 
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Certificate in Biblical Studies   View   Y
Certificate in Christian Ministry   View   Y
Certificate in Global Studies   View    

School of Education

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
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Coaching View      
Early Childhood Education Interdisciplinary Studies   View    
Elementary Education Integrated Studies View      
Cognate: English  View      
Cognate: Math  View      
Cognate: Science View      
Cognate: Social Science View      
Cognate: Spanish  View      
Elementary Education Interdisciplinary Studies   View    
Special Education Integrated Studies View      
Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies (Non-Licensure)   View    
Sport Management View      

 

Associate of Arts (A.A.)
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Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure)   View    
Education (Non-Licensure)   View  

Y

 

Minors
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Autism   View    
Coaching View      
Special Education View View    
Special Education (Non-Licensure) View      
Sport Management View      
Sport Outreach View   Y  

 

Undergraduate Certificates 
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Certificate in Preschool   View    

School of Engineering and Computational Sciences

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
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Computer Engineering View      
Computer Science View   Y  
Electrical Engineering View      
Industrial and Systems Engineering View      
Mechanical Engineering View      

 

Minors
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Computer Science View   Y  
Information Security View View    

School of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
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Athletic Training View      
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology View      
Biology View   Y  
Biomedical Sciences View      
Cognate: Global Studies View      
Biopsychology View      
Cell and Molecular Biology View      
Chemistry View      
Environmental Biology View      
Exercise Science View      
Concentration: Fitness Specialist View      
Concentration: Pre-Professional View      
Forensic Science View      
General Biology View   Y  
Health Promotion View      
Concentration: Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) View      
Concentration: Clinical View      
Kinesiology View      
Concentration: Health and Physical Education View   Y  
Concentration: Health and Physical Education, Non-Licensure View      
Zoo and Wildlife Biology View      
Zoology View      

 

Associate of Applied Sciences (A.A.S.)
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Medical Office Assistant   View    

 

Minors
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Biology View      
Biomedical Sciences View      
Chemistry View   Y  
Health Promotion View      
Kinesiology View      

School of Law

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
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Paralegal Studies   View    

 

Associate of Arts (A.A.)
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Paralegal Studies   View   Y

 

Undergraduate Certificates 
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Certificate in Paralegal Studies   View    

School of Music

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
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Music Instrumental View      
Music Vocal View      
Music and Worship View      
Concentration: Cinematic Arts View      
Concentration: Pastoral Leadership View      
Concentration: Worship Technology View      
Cognate: Biblical Studies View      
Cognate: Business View      
Cognate: Theatre Ministries View      
Cognate: Women’s Leadership View      
Cognate: Youth Ministries View      

 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
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Music Instrumental View      
Music Vocal View      

 

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
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Artist Development View      
Choral Music - Music Education View   Y  
Commercial Music View      
Concentration: Film Scoring (Film and Media) View      
Concentration: Jazz Studies View      
Guitar Performance View      
Instrumental Music - Music Education View   Y  
Leadership Communication View      
Music in World Cultures View      
Piano Performance View      
Songwriting View      
String Performance View      
Vocal Performance View      
Woodwind, Brass, or Percussion Performance View      
Worship Studies View      

 

Minors
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Music – Brass, Woodwind, or Percussion View      
Music – Liberal Arts View      
Music – Performance: Voice, Keyboard, Guitar or Strings View      

School of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
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Nursing View      
RN to BSN View   Y  

Wilmington School of the Bible

Graduate of Theology Certificate (Th.G.) 
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Biblical Studies   View    

 


Course Identification

Each course is identified by a four-letter prefix and a three digit number. The letters represent the academic area. The first digit will be 1, 2, 3, or 4 to indicate that the course is a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior level course, respectively. Graduate course numbers begin with 5 and above.

COURSE PREFIXES

ACCT  Accounting EXSC Exercise Science
AIRS Air Force ROTC FACS Family and Consumer Sciences
ALOM Adventure Leadership and Outdoor Ministry FREN French
AMOA Medical Office Assistant FRSM Freshman Seminar
APOL Apologetics GBST General Biblical Studies
ARTS  Studio and Digital Art GEED General Education
ASLI American Sign Language GEOG Geography
ATHL Athletics GLST Global Studies
ATTR  Athletic Training GOVT Government
AVIA  Aviation GREK Greek
AVMN Aviation Maintenance Technician (Certificate) GRMN German
AVMT Aviation Maintenance Technician HBRW Hebrew
BCHM Biochemistry  HIEU European History
BIBL Biblical Studies HIST History Research and Methods
BIOL  Biology HIUS United States History
BMIS Business Management Information Systems HIWD World History
BUSI  Business HLTH Health
BWVW Biblical Worldview HONR Honors
CARA Conversational Arabic HSER Human Services
CARP Carpentry HVAC Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning
CCOU Christian Counseling INDS Interdisciplinary/Individualized Studies
CESL Conversational English INFO Informatics
CERE Conversational French INFT  Information Technology
CGRM Conversational German JOUR Journalism 
CHEM  Chemistry KINE Kinesiology
CHHI  Church History LIFC Life Coaching
CHIN Chinese LING Linguistics
CHMN Church Ministries MASN Masonry
CHND Conversational Hindi MATH  Mathematics
CINE Cinematic Arts MENT Mentoring
CJUS Criminal Justice MILT Military
CLED Christian Leadership MISC  Military Science – Army ROTC
CLST College Learning Strategies MUSC Music
COMS Communication Studies NASC Natural Science
COSP Spanish Composition NSSR New Student Seminar
CRFT Craft Skills NURS  Nursing
CRIS Crisis Counseling PHIL Philosophy
CRST Creation Studies PHSC  Physical Science
CSCI  Computer Science PHYS  Physics
CSIS Computer Science Information Systems PLAW Paralegal Studies
CSMA Conversational Chinese PLED Pastoral Leadership
CSPA Conversational Spanish PLMB Plumbing
CSTU Cultural Studies PRTH Practical Theology
DIGI Digital Media PSYC Psychology
DMCA Digital Media and Creative Arts RLGN Religion
ECON Economics RLST Religious Studies
EDSP Special Education RUSS Russian
EDUC Education SCOM Speech Communication
ELIL English Language Institute SMGT Sport Management
ELIO English Learning Institute Online SOCI Sociology
ELTC Electrical SOWK Social Work
ENGC Computer Engineering SPAN Spanish
ENGE Electrical Engineering STCO Strategic Communication
ENGI Industrial and Systems Engineering STEM Science/Technology/Engineering/Math
ENGL English TESL Teaching English as a Second Language
ENGM Mechanical Engineering THEA  Theatre Arts
ENGR General Engineering THEO Theology
ENGS Software Engineering UNIV University
ENVR Environmental Science WELD Welding
ESLP Eagle Scholars Leadership Program WLED Women’s Leadership
ESOL English as a Second Language WRSP Worship Studies
ETHM Ethnomusicology  YOUT Youth Ministries
EVAN Evangelism    


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