Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Programs of Study

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College of Applied Studies and Academic Success

College of Arts and Sciences

Helms School of Government

School of Aeronautics

School of Behavioral Sciences

School of Business

School of Communication and Creative Arts

Rawlings School of Divinity

School of Education

School of Engineering and Computational Sciences

School of Health Sciences

School of Law

School of Music

School of Nursing

Willmington School of the Bible

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/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
Liberty University en Español

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Individualized Studies View      
Interdisciplinary Studies View View    

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Individualized Studies View      

Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Interdisciplinary Studies   View   Y

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
Liberty University en Español

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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.)

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      
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      
History View View    
International Studies View View    
Linguistics View      
Mathematics View      
Military History View View    
Military Leadership View      
Philosophy View      
Spanish View      
Writing   View    

Helms School of Government

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement
Liberty University en Español

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: 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.)

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   Y
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 Studies View View    
Western Legal Traditions View      

Undergraduate Certificates

Certificate in Criminal Justice   View    
Certificate in Public Administration   View    

School of Aeronautics

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement
Liberty University en Español

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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

Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Airline Flight Attendant View      
Aviation Maintenance Technician 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
Liberty University en Español

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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.)

Psychology   View   Y
Cognate: Christian Counseling   View   Y

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
Liberty University en Español

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Accounting View View    
Business Administration View View Y  
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    
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   Y
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
Liberty University en Español

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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.)

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 Art View      

Minors

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

Rawlings School of Divinity

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement
Liberty University en Español

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    
Global Studies View      
Pastoral Leadership View      
Cognate: Camp and Outdoor Adventure 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      
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      

Undergraduate Certificates

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

School of Education

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement
Liberty University en Español

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Coaching View      
Early Childhood Education Interdisciplinary Studies (Non-Licensure)   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 (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  

Y

Minors

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

School of Engineering and Computational Sciences

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement
Liberty University en Español

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Computer Engineering View      
Computer Science View   Y  
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
Liberty University en Español

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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  
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   Y  
Health Promotion View      
Kinesiology View      

Undergraduate Certificates

Certificate in Healthcare Management   View    
Certificate in Health Sciences   View    

School of Law

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement
Liberty University en Español

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Paralegal Studies   View    

Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Paralegal Studies   View   Y

Undergraduate Certificates

Certificate in Paralegal Studies   View    

School of Music

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement
Liberty University en Español

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      

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Music Instrumental View      
Music Vocal View      

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

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

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

Nursing View      
RN to BSN   View Y  

Willmington School of the Bible

Degree Program
Residential
Online
Teacher Licensure Endorsement
Liberty University en Español

Graduate of Theology Certificate (Th.G.)

Biblical Studies   View    

Liberty University en Español

Liberty University en Español offers Spanish-language versions of Liberty University Online programs. The curriculum is the same as existing Liberty University Online programs, and the course requirements do not vary. The only difference in these programs is that Spanish-language versions of some of the course materials are available, and students are permitted to turn in written materials in their native language.  Further information is available at http://www.liberty.edu/online/lue-inicio/. Completing a course or program in a language other than English may reduce employability where English is required.


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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