Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

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.

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College of Applied Studies and Academic Success School of Education
College of Arts and Sciences School of Engineering and Computational Sciences
Helms School of Government School of Health Sciences
School of Aeronautics School of Law
School of Behavioral Sciences School of Music
School of Business School of Nursing
School of Communication and Digital Content School of Visual and Performing Arts
Rawlings School of Divinity Willmington School of the Bible

 


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/dcps. 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

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Interdisciplinary Studies View View  

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Interdisciplinary Studies View    

Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Interdisciplinary Studies   View  

Minors

Technical Studies View    

Associate of Applied Sciences (A.A.S.)

Technical Studies View    

College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Family and Child Development View    
Family and Consumer Sciences View   Y
Cognate: Professional and Creative Industries 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.)

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

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

Undergraduate Certificates

Teaching English as a Second Language View    

School of Aeronautics

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Aeronautics View View  
Concentration: Commercial/Corporate View    
Concentration: Global Studies View    
Concentration: Unmanned Aerial Systems View    
Cognate: Military View    
Aviation   View  
Aviation Administration View    
Cognate: Aviation Safety Management View    
Cognate: Flight View    
Aviation Maintenance View    
Cognate: Management View    
Cognate: Unmanned Aerial Systems View    

Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Aeronaitics - Airline Flight Attendant View    
Aviation Maintenance View    

Minors

Aeronautics View    
Airline Flight Attendant View    

Undergraduate Certificates

Certificate in Aviation Maintenance Technician View    

School of Behavioral Sciences

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Human Services View    
Psychology View View  
Cognate: Addictions and Recovery   View  
Cognate: Christian Counseling   View  
Cognate: Counseling   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: Sport Psychology View    
Cognate: Substance Abuse Counseling View    
Social Work View   Y

Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Psychology   View  
Cognate: Christian Counseling   View  

Minors

Christian Counseling   View  
Family Advocacy, Public Policy and the Future   View  
Marriage and Family Studies   View  
Parenting and Child/Adolescent Development   View  
Psychology View View  
Sociology View    

Undergraduate Certificates

Certificate in Military Resilience   View  

School of Business

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Accounting View View  
Business Administration View View Y
Concentration: Automotive Dealership Management View View  
Concentration: Finance View View  
Concentration: Financial Planning View View  
Concentration: Healthcare Management View View  
Cognate: Communications View View  
Cognate: Economics View View  
Cognate: Entrepreneurship View View  
Cognate: Green and Sustainable 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  
Healthcare 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.)

Accounting   View  
Business   View  
Information Systems   View  

Minors

Accounting View View  
Business View View  
Information Systems View View  

Undergraduate Certificates

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

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Communication View    
Concentration: Communication View    
Concentration: Integrated Communication View    
Digital Media View    
Concentration: Audio View    
Concentration: Performance View    
Concentration: Video View    
Concentration: Writing for Digital Media View    
Journalism View    
Strategic Communication View    
Cognate: Social Media Management View    
Cognate: Strategic Communication View    

Minors

Digital Media – Audio View    
Digital Media – Editing View    
Digital Media – Performance View    
Digital Media – Video View    
Digital Media – Writing for Digital Media View    
Journalism View    

Rawlings School of Divinity

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Biblical and Educational Studies   View  
Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership View    
Cognate: Global Studies View    
Cognate: Sport Outreach View    
Cognate: Youth Ministries View    
Christian Leadership and Church Ministries View    
Cognate: Biblical Studies View    
Cognate: Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership 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  
Concentration: Business Management   View  
Pastoral Leadership View    
Cognate: Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership View    
Religion   View  
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    
Youth Ministries View    
Cognate: Biblical Studies View    
Cognate: Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership 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.)

Biblical Studies View    
Theology and Apologetics View    
Cognate: Biblical Scholarship View    
Cognate: Global Studies View    
Cognate: Writing and Literature View    

Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Religion   View  

Minors

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

School of Education

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Coaching View    
Early Childhood Education Interdisciplinary Studies (Non-Licensure)   View  
Elementary Education Integrated Studies View    
Cognate: English  View    
Cognate: Mathematics View    
Cognate: Science View    
Cognate: Social Science View    
Cognate: Spanish  View    
Elementary Education Interdisciplinary Studies (With Fifth-Year Option for M.A.T. and Licensure)   View  
Special Education Integrated Studies View    
Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies (With Fifth-Year Option for M.A.T. and Licensure)   View  
Sport Management View    

Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure)   View  
Education (Non-Licensure)   View  

Minors

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

Undergraduate Certificates

Certificate in Preschool   View  

School of Engineering and Computational Sciences

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Computer Engineering View    
Computer Science View   Y
Cognate: Cyber Security View    
Cognate: General View    
Cognate: Information Security View    
Cognate: Software Engineering View    
Cognate: Web and Mobile Programming View    
Electrical Engineering View    
Industrial and Systems Engineering View    
Mechanical Engineering View    

Minors

Computer Science View   Y
Information Security View View  

School of Health Sciences

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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

Associate of Applied Sciences (A.A.S.)

Medical Office Assistant   View  

Minors

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

Undergraduate Certificates

Certificate in Health Sciences   View  

Helms School of Government

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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    
Cognate: Public Administration View View  
Cognate: Strategic Intelligence Studies View View  
Government View View  
Concentration: National Security View    
Concentration: Politics and Policy View View  
Concentration: Pre-Law   View  
Concentration: Western Legal Traditions View    
Cognate: Public Administration   View  
Political Science   View  

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

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.)

Criminal Justice View View  
Government View    

Minors

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

Undergraduate Certificates

Certificate in Criminal Justice   View  
Certificate in Public Administration   View  

School of Law

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Paralegal Studies   View  

Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Paralegal Studies   View  

School of Music

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Music - Instrumental View    
Music - Vocal View    
Music and Worship View    
Concentration: Cinematic Arts View    
Concentration: Pastoral Leadership View    
Concentration: Worship Technology (Audio) View    
Cognate: Biblical Studies View    
Cognate: Business View    
Cognate: Theatre Ministries View    
Cognate: Women’s Leadership View    
Cognate: Youth Ministries View    
Worship Studies - Available Spring 2018   View  

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Music - Instrumental View    
Music - Vocal View    

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

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

Minors

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

School of Nursing

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

Nursing View    
Cognate: Global Studies View    
RN to BSN   View Y

School of Visual and Performing Arts

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Cinematic Arts View    
Studio and Digital Arts View   Y
Concentration: Graphic Design View    
Concentration: Studio Art View   Y

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Theatre Arts View   Y
Concentration: Arts Administration View    
Concentration: Dramaturgy View    
Concentration: Performance View    
Concentration: Production View    

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

Graphic Design View View  
Studio Arts View    

Minors

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

Willmington School of the Bible

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement

Graduate of Theology Certificate (Th.G.)

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

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Not listed in this publication. See the Christian/Community Service Website at: http://www.liberty.edu/christianservice



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