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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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FROM THE PRESIDENT

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION

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STUDENT AFFAIRS & ACADEMIC SERVICES

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ACADEMIC POLICIES

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DEGREE PROGRAMS

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COURSES OF INSTRUCTION

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DIRECTORY OF PERSONNEL

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COMMUNICATION & VISITOR INFORMATION

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ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM

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THIS MAY BE A DIVINE APPOINTMENT This may be a divine appointment. Perhaps you’re a prospective student. Maybe you’re a parent, church leader, or guidance counselor who will advise prospective students. Whatever your circumstance, your choice to open this catalog may be providential. It may be the start of a whole new life. As a graduate of the college, I can give personal testimony. While I enjoyed my studies at the state university I first attended, my education at Ozark was truly life-changing. The classes I took, the relationships I built, the professors who mentored me—the Lord used each of these to shape me in significant ways. The knowledge, commitments, and skills I gained here equipped me for a fruitful life and ministry. Maybe God has the same in store for you.

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Only you can discern if the Lord is leading you here, so I invite you to give us a careful, prayerful look. Whether you’re preparing for full-time Christian service or simply looking for a stronger biblical foundation for your faith, your experience at Ozark will be marked by: Excellent Bible teaching. We really believe that “all Scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching...so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim 3:16-17). Our curriculum backs our commitment— every graduate takes a strong core of top-notch Bible classes. Practical ministry training. Here at Ozark, you can take classes on how to preach, teach, counsel, grow a youth ministry, lead worship, organize a team of volunteers, lead someone to Christ, or enter a new culture as a missionary. You’ll learn the skills necessary for ministry in the twenty-first century. Caring campus community. Our students consistently mention the family atmosphere on campus as one of our greatest strengths. Professors know your name. Fellow students care. Residence hall directors become like a second mom and dad. You’ll form relationships here that you’ll carry with you for life. Sense of mission. A theme verse for our college is Mark 10:45—“not to be served, but to serve.” At OCC, you’ll catch a greater vision for reaching out to others with the love and truth of Christ, and you’ll leave with a clearer sense of life purpose. Choosing a college is one of the biggest decisions anyone can make, so read closely, check out our website, and feel free to contact us with any questions. Let me especially encourage you to come to campus soon for a visit. Sit in on a class, attend one of our inspiring chapel services, meet a few professors, and talk with some of the students who come to us from over 30 states and 10 foreign countries. I look forward to a more personal meeting in the days ahead. Let us know how we can help! Who knows what God has in mind? This catalog could be the start of a whole new life. Matt Proctor

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5 - HISTORY 8 - MISSION 8 - GOALS 9 - DOCTRINAL STATEMENT 10 - CORE VALUES 12 - OBJECTIVES 17 - CERTIFICATION

OUR HISTORY The heritage of Ozark Christian College is rooted in the Restoration Movement. Ozark Christian College is supported by independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, a non-denominational fellowship of more than 3 million members and nearly 6,000 congregations in the United States, plus many more worldwide. Ozark Bible College was established in Bentonville, Arkansas, on June 12, 1942, committed to training men and women for Christian service by teaching the Word of Christ in the Spirit of Christ. An earlier Ozark Christian College was established in St. Joe, Arkansas, in 1938. It moved to Harrison, Arkansas, in 1939, and then to Bentonville in 1940. This school was to provide both occupational training and Bible teaching. Ozark Bible College was founded to be a Bible college training full-time and part-time Christian workers. Workers were prepared to be ministers, missionaries, Christian musicians, educational directors, and assistant ministers, as well as elders, deacons, and volunteer workers in the local church. The trustees elected F.W. Strong as president and Seth Wilson as dean, positions they held in the former college. At the time, many churches in the Four State Area of Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma were closed, and hundreds were without preachers. Ozark Bible College desired to provide ministers whose biblical preaching would revive the churches.

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In October 1944, Ozark Bible College moved to a large house located at 516 N. Wall Street in Joplin, Missouri. Joplin was chosen as the new home for the college because it was easily reached by car, bus, train, or plane. Many churches were in the area, providing opportunities for student ministries, and Joplin also had more job opportunities for students. In 1946, Edwin B. Strong succeeded his father as president of Ozark Bible College. The college grew from 16 students in 1942 to 123 students in the fall of 1949. An addition to the building in 1948 provided a dining room, a small chapel, and two classrooms. At this time, most of the full-time faculty preached every weekend. Area ministers assisted as part-time instructors. Students were involved in service in the churches on weekends. Ozark’s curriculum has always stressed knowledge of the Bible gained through a direct study of the biblical text, with every degree carrying a major in Bible. Strong emphasis has been placed on apologetics (knowing why we believe in God, Christ, and the Bible) and hermeneutics (principles and methods for understanding the Bible). Skills for ministry were also taught. In 1952, Don Earl Boatman became the third president of Ozark Bible College, a post he held for 27 years. The college had a vision and desire to grow. A 1953 addition to the college building provided a large chapel, a library, and additional classrooms. This enabled the college to accommodate the 176 students who enrolled in the fall of 1954. In 1955, Ozark faculty, staff, and students served 75 churches. Soon the college reached the maximum capacity in the 516 N. Wall building. In 1959, 40 acres were purchased on North Main Street, a mile north of downtown Joplin and less than a mile from the Wall Street location. The Missions Building and Alumni Hall were completed in 1963, providing classrooms and a dormitory for women. This enabled the college to move to the new campus to welcome 309 students in the fall of 1963. The Administration Building was completed a few weeks after the fall semester started. Under the direction of Walter Goodman, 13 buildings were constructed on the new campus during its first two decades. Every year during the 1960s, enrollment increased, reaching its peak of 803 in the fall of 1974. New faculty and programs expanded the outreach of the college. The college was known for its emphasis on evangelism and missions. In 1979, new leaders assumed responsibilities at Ozark Bible College. Ken Idleman became president and Wallace Wartick was named academic dean. Dr. Lynn Gardner became academic dean in 1981. In the same year, Ozark began the process of accreditation and received it from the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges (now called the Association for Biblical Higher Education) in 1988.

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On July 1, 1985, Midwest Christian College of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, consolidated with Ozark Bible College on the Joplin campus under the name of Ozark Christian College. The college grew numerically from the mid-1980s until the present. A new record enrollment was set in the fall of 2005 of 839. Dr. Mark Scott became academic dean in 1998. After serving as interim academic dean in 2011, Doug Aldridge became the academic dean in 2012. In 2005, Matt Proctor was announced as the fifth president of OCC. He served for one year as the president-elect. On July 1, 2006, Matt Proctor officially became president of OCC, with Ken Idleman serving as chancellor until 2007. In 2017, OCC celebrated her 75th year. In 2014, OCC applied for accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accrediting agency. Ozark Christian College received Candidate for Accreditation with HLC in November 2016, completed a biennial review in 2018, and is scheduled for an initial accreditation visit on March 9-10, 2020. The college is now led by four senior administrators: Matt Proctor, President; Doug Aldridge, Executive Vice President of Academics; Damien Spikereit, Executive Vice President of Administration; and Jim Dalrymple, Executive Vice President of Advancement. This executive leadership team works with the vice presidents (David McMillin, Campus Operations; Doug Miller, General Counsel; Robert Witte, Enrollment Management; Andy Storms, Student Affairs; and Teresa Welch, Institutional Research and Effectiveness) and deans (Shawn Lindsay, Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology; Shane J. Wood, Associate Academic Dean; and Chad Ragsdale, Assistant Academic Dean) to form the Administrative Council. Today, OCC’s attractive campus includes the Chapel, Missions Building, Seth Wilson Library, Idleman Ministry Center, Casteel Administration Building, Hillside Building, Dining Hall, Multi-Purpose Building, Mabee Student Center, Visiting Intercultural Professor Residence and Hospitality House, Physical Plant Building, and six residence halls. A strong faculty consists of over 30 full-time teachers and over 20 part-time teachers and a current student enrollment over 600, with new student populations being reached through an online program. The college continues to prepare men and women for vocational and volunteer Christian service, reaffirming its historic purpose by teaching the Word of God to men and women who will be equipped to teach others (2 Tim 2:2).

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THE MISSION OF OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education. The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. Emphasis is given to vocational preparation for Christian ministry in a variety of specific fields. Biblical and practical instruction are also provided for those who will serve in bi-vocational or volunteer ministries. Ozark Christian College seeks to glorify God by doing his will. This entails entrusting God’s truth “to faithful men and women, who will be able to teach others also” (2 Tim 2:2), declaring the wisdom of God (Eph 3:7-12), equipping “the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ...and speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into him, who is the head, even Christ” (Eph 4:12-15). The Apostle Paul stated how this purpose of God is accomplished. “God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. And we proclaim him, admonishing everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone complete in Christ. And for this purpose also I labor, striving according to his power, which mightily works within me” (Col 1:27-29). “The goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith” (1 Tim 1:5).

OUR INSTITUTIONAL GOALS Ozark Christian College is committed to: •

EXCEPTIONAL ACADEMICS. OCC provides qualified, innovative, and biblically faithful instruction to prepare our students to serve Christ and his church.

ENGAGING EXPERIENCE. OCC offers quality co-curricular and extra-curricular programs to grow students in Christian maturity and equip students for Christian ministry.

TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY. OCC cultivates a life-changing community marked by personal holiness, joyful diversity, gracious honesty, and loving service.

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DISTINCTIVE RESOURCES. OCC offers Christ-centered events, materials, and personnel to encourage and equip our constituents.

STRATEGIC STEWARDSHIP. OCC manages physical, financial, and human resources to honor Christ and advance the mission of the college.

OUR DOCTRINAL STATEMENT Ozark Christian College has its roots in the Stone-Campbell heritage (Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ) that began in the United States in the early 19th century. This heritage seeks the unity of all Christians based on the authority of the Bible for the evangelization of the world. OCC recognizes that creeds and confessions of faith have at times been more divisive than unifying, but in light of its commitment to Scripture, OCC believes that agreement on certain matters of the faith is essential to carry out its mission. Therefore, to avoid any misunderstanding or misinterpretation, the following statements are given and all trustees, administrators, and faculty affirm their unqualified acceptance of the following: GOD: There is one, holy God who eternally exists in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God created all things visible and invisible. God is perfect in wisdom, power, and love, knowing all things past, present, and future, and his sovereign plan of redemption was set in place before the foundation of the world. (Gen 1:1-2; Dt 6:4; Heb 11:3; Eph 1:9-10; Rev 13:8) JESUS: Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son, born of a virgin, fully divine and fully human, and our Savior and Lord. Jesus, who was without sin, died in our place as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins, bearing divine wrath, and reconciling to God all who trust in him. Jesus was bodily resurrected in victory over sin and death. He ascended to the right hand of the Father where he presently reigns as our king, high priest, and advocate until his glorious return. (Jn 3:16; Col 1:15, 2:9-15; 1 Cor 15:3-8, 20-28; 2 Cor 5:18-21; Heb 4:14-15) HOLY SPIRIT: The Holy Spirit is fully divine and active in the church and the world. The Holy Spirit draws all people to Christ by illuminating the gospel and convicting of sin. The Holy Spirit dwells in the life of a believer to transform, guide, assure, and empower living a fruitful Christian life. (Jn 16:8-11; Acts 2:38; 2 Cor 3:17-18; Gal 3:2) BIBLE: God is revealed in the Bible, the uniquely inspired written Word of God and infallible in all that it affirms. The Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. (2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:20-21)

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HUMANITY: God creates all humans, male and female, in his image, and therefore all people have intrinsic value and purpose. By the sin of the first man and woman (Adam and Eve), death entered the world. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, alienated from God and without hope apart from the blood of Jesus Christ. (Gen 1:26-27; Gen 3; Rom 3:23; Eph 2:1-3) SALVATION: Salvation can be found in Christ alone and is offered to all by grace through faith. A living faith is demonstrated through repentance, confession, baptism by immersion, and a life of obedience. (Rom 3:23, 5:12; Acts 2:38; Gal 3:26-29; Eph 2:4-10) CHURCH: The church is the body of Christ on earth, with Christ as the head. God’s church is comprised of a priesthood of all believers, serving as minister of the gospel according to the gifts which God has given them. Together the church is called to make disciples of all nations until Christ returns. (Matt 28:18-20; Eph 3:10, 4:11-13; Col 1:18; 1 Pet 2:9-10) RETURN OF CHRIST: Christ will visibly return to restore creation and judge the world. There will be a bodily resurrection for the believers to eternal life with God in heaven and for the unbelievers to eternal judgment in hell. In heaven, sin will be no more and those in Christ will live in fellowship with God forever. (Acts 1:11; 2 Thess 1:5-12; 1 Thess 4:13-18; Rev 20:11-15)

OUR CORE VALUES Ozark Christian College is not merely an institution of higher education. It is a spiritual family of brothers and sisters in Christ. The college seeks to follow the best in educational method, but the highest priority is to honor the lordship of Christ. The college intends to influence the spirit of the student as well as inform the mind and develop their skills. The Word of Christ Taught in the Spirit of Christ (Col 1:28) We are a biblical community, grounding our curriculum and life in God’s Word. Not to Be Served, but to Serve (Mark 10:45) We are a serving community, looking to others’ interests, not our own. Speaking the Truth in Love (Eph 4:15) We are an honest community, practicing maturity through careful truth-telling. Trusting in the Power of God and Seeking the Glory of God (1 Cor 4:20; Is 42:8) We are a dependent community, leaning not on our own strength, but on God’s.

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An Atmosphere of Grace, Trust, and Freedom (Rom 15:7; 1 Pet 4:10) We are a gracious community, maintaining unity in mutual acceptance and trust. Making Christ Known through the Church (Matt 28:19-20; Eph 3:10) We are a witnessing community, partnering with the Church in the Great Commission. Worshiping in Spirit and Truth (Jn 4:23-24) We are a worshiping community, pursuing God and the praise of his glory.

OUR ACADEMIC MISSION The academic mission of Ozark Christian College is to educate and equip students to become like Christ and serve Christ in leadership ministry.

OUR LEARNING GOAL Graduates will be biblically grounded, spiritually matured, culturally engaged, and vocationally prepared. Biblically grounded students will know and value the content of the Bible as well as the principles of its study and application. Students will integrate this instruction to form the foundation of a comprehensive and cohesive worldview informing all aspects of life. Spiritually matured students will develop their personal faith and devotion. They will grow in their knowledge and appreciation of God and will see their lives in relation to his purposes. Furthermore, they will learn principles and strategies that will allow them to continue to grow throughout their lives. Culturally engaged students will appreciate, interact with, and analyze culture in its various manifestations. Students will be committed to and will love people within their context, regardless of their particular culture setting. Vocationally prepared students will be prepared to enter the workplace. To this end, they will be trained in the foundational principles, the current issues, the effective strategies, and the skills for success in their calling/ministries or professions.

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OUR LEARNING PHILOSOPHIES AND OUTCOMES The curriculum of Ozark Christian College includes courses in three areas: General Education, Biblical Education, and Professional Education. The GENERAL EDUCATION (GE) curriculum contributes to the learning goal by equipping students with the foundational skills, knowledge, and disposition necessary to be productive, well-informed, and ethical members of society. More specifically, our general education curriculum both (a) prepares students for the more specialized learning of our biblical and professional curriculum, and (b) provides the skills necessary to apply this learning to the settings and problems they will engage in the world we are sending them out to serve. To this end, general education will prepare students to… *PI=Performance Indicator

GE 1: Communicate effectively in written and oral forms. •

PI 1-1: Demonstrate effective audience analysis and contextual awareness.

PI 1-2: Revise and edit for accuracy and clarity.

PI 1-3: Assemble logical, well-informed arguments.

PI 1-4: Create a single sentence to focus the piece.

PI 1-5: Communicate clearly in an appropriate style.

GE 2: Think critically from a Christian worldview. •

PI 2-1: Identify the basic elements of various worldviews with a special emphasis on the Christian worldview.

PI 2-2: Understand and fairly represent alternative positions on an issue.

PI 2-3: Analyze contributing assumptions and contexts in an argument.

PI 2-4: Suggest possible implications and applications of ideas.

PI 2-5: Reach sound conclusions based on logical analysis of evidence.

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GE 3: Identify informational needs for lifelong learning. •

PI 3-1: Acquire and use learning resources effectively and ethically.

PI 3-2: Evaluate information and its sources critically.

PI 3-3: Use technology in the accomplishment of learning activities.

PI 3-4: Develop a plan for continued learning over a lifetime.

GE 4: Work collaboratively to accomplish shared goals. •

PI 4-1: Contribute constructively to the accomplishment of shared goals.

PI 4-2: Recognize and respect the contributions of others.

PI 4-3: Address conflict directly and constructively.

GE 5: Appreciate and responsibly engage the physical world and diverse cultures, both past and present. •

PI 5-1: Understand the history and relevance of movements, ideas, and people groups.

PI 5-2: Appreciate and act responsibly within creation.

PI 5-3: Humbly engage diverse cultures in a way that reflects understanding, value, and love.

PI 5-4: Interpret texts and other cultural products in ways that reflect informed understanding of relevant contextual factors.

GE 6: Integrate learning and experiences to new settings and complex problems. •

PI 6-1: Connect relevant experience and academic knowledge.

PI 6-2: Make connections across disciplines and perspectives.

PI 6-3: Adapt and apply skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies gained in one situation to new situations.

GE 7: Solve quantitative problems from everyday life situations.

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The BIBLICAL EDUCATION (BE) curriculum contributes to the learning goal by equipping students to know and affirm the content of the Bible and interpret it to discern the author’s intended meaning. It will also contribute to the spiritual formation of students so that they can effectively serve in the church and the world. This biblical foundation will guide students in forming a Christian worldview and philosophy of ministry to be developed in the general and professional curricula. To this end, biblical education will prepare students to… BE 1: Know the historical and theological content of the Bible. •

PI 1-1: Demonstrate awareness of the continuity and discontinuity of the testaments.

PI 1-2: State how particular Bible books relate to the theme of the Bible.

PI 1-3: Articulate the major categories of theology and its task.

PI 1-4: Give evidence of the main ideas and flow of thought of each Bible book.

BE 2: Employ sound historical-grammatical principles for biblical interpretation. •

PI 2-1: Explain and defend historical-grammatical principles for interpreting Scripture.

PI 2-2: Accurately interpret individual texts of Scripture.

PI 2-3: Explain how an individual text relates to the message of Scripture as a whole.

PI 2-4: Identify and evaluate the hermeneutical assumptions of any given interpretation of a biblical text.

PI 2-5: Apply biblical truth to contemporary situations.

BE 3: Affirm one’s personal belief in the lordship of Jesus and in the authority of the Scriptures. BE 4: Grow in spiritual formation and develop plans for continued growth. •

PI 4-1: Articulate Christian identity in light of the person and work of Jesus Christ.

PI 4-2: Outline a pathway through particular obstacles toward greater personal holiness.

PI 4-3: Demonstrate a life of personal devotion by employing specific Christian spiritual practices.

PI 4-4: Submit and participate in a local church.

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The PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (PE) curriculum contributes to the learning goal by preparing students with practical instruction for effective ministry inside the church vocationally or in the larger marketplace. Through classroom instruction and field experience, as well as an emphasis on Christian service, students will be equipped with a framework that is designed to shape their motives, strategies, applications, and practices of various ministry skills. To this end, professional education will prepare students to… PE 1: Articulate a philosophy of Christian service consistent with a biblical theology. •

PI 1-1: Personalize God’s call to serve him within a specific vocational focus.

PI 1-2: Articulate their philosophy of Christian service with a biblical theology.

PI 1-3: Apply and contextualize their philosophy of Christian service with a biblical theology to their workplace setting.

PI 1-4: Integrate information from various disciplines into Christian service contexts.

PE 2: Demonstrate the ability to engage the culture in which Christian service takes place. •

PI 2-1: Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of various cultural settings as it relates to Christian service.

PI 2-2: Recognize their own cultural setting and bias.

PI 2-3: Make strategic ministry decisions based on cultural awareness.

PE 3: Execute the principles of biblical discipleship within their Christian service context. •

PI 3-1: Articulate the personal development within Christian discipleship.

PI 3-2: Appropriately share the gospel within various settings.

PI 3-3: Create formal and informal structures that foster the development of Christian discipleship.

PI 3-4: Identify elements of mentoring within Christian discipleship.

PE 4: Accomplish professional competencies within Christian service. •

PI 4-1: Articulate an understanding of spiritual leadership.

PI 4-2: Demonstrate preparedness for future vocational opportunities.

PI 4-3: Design professional practices in your major.

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OUR ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING Ozark Christian College strives for the highest standards of excellence and quality in education. Excellence requires the ongoing assessment of student learning which leads to improvement. Assessment is driven by our mission and is focused on our program learning outcomes through the evaluation of performance indicators. Ozark regularly assesses student learning on multiple levels (1000-4000 level courses across all core curriculum), using multiple approaches (qualitative, quantitative, direct, and indirect), and accounting for multiple dimensions of student learning (not just intellectual, but also spiritual and affective). Outcomes in each area of the curriculum are overseen by their respective councils composed of faculty teaching in those areas. For more information on the assessment of student learning, contact the Assistant Academic Dean.

ACCREDITATION Regional Accreditation Ozark Christian College is a Candidate for Accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency. Candidate status was granted on November 3, 2016. HLC is located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604. Phone: 800.621.7440. Website: hlcommission.org. National Accreditation Ozark Christian College is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), formerly the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges (AABC). ABHE is a member of the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Ozark Christian College was granted accreditation in 1988 and most recently reaffirmed in 2019. ABHE offices are located at 5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 130, Orlando, FL 32822. Phone: 407.207.0808. Website: abhe.org.

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CERTIFICATIONS Ozark Christian College is recognized and listed in the Council for Higher Education Directory (online); in the Transfer Credit Practices of AACRAO (online); and in the Member Guide, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (online). Ozark Christian College is approved for Federal Students Financial Aid under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) and 20 U.S.C. 1085, 1141. Ozark Christian College is approved for: 1. Training of veterans under section 3675, Title 38, U.S. Code and Title 5, Code of State Regulations 20-500.370. 2. Training of non-immigrant foreign students under Section 101(a) (15), (F) (i), of the Immigration and Nationality Act (see page 25 for admission requirements for foreign students). Ozark Christian College has been a member of the Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability since December 1988.

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ADMISSIONS I N F O . The following policies are specific to enrollment for the MAIN CAMPUS of OCC. For admissions information and policies for our online degree, please see the Online Learning section.

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20 - ENROLLMENT PLANNING 20 - CAMPUS VISIT 21 - REQUIREMENTS FOR A STUDENT TO BE FULLY ACCEPTED FOR ENROLLMENT 22 - FRESHMAN STUDENTS 24 - HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS 24 - TRANSFER STUDENTS 25 - INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 27 - HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SEEKING DUAL ENROLLMENT 28 - NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS 28 - READMISSION OF RETURNING STUDENTS 29 - STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 30 - THOSE HAVING CRIMINAL CHARGES OR PRISON RECORD 30 - ACADEMIC HONESTY IN ADMISSION/ TRANSFER OF CREDIT

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ENROLLMENT PLANNING When deciding to join the Ozark Christian College family, students may have questions regarding admission qualifications, procedures, requirements, and financial considerations. The following pages will help answer questions. All admissions policies and forms are also available online at occ.edu and my.occ.edu, and more information may be requested from the Admissions Office at 417.680.5678 or admissions@occ.edu.

CAMPUS VISIT Many prospective students have found it helpful to visit campus (preferably on a class day) before making a decision to attend OCC. Prospective students should contact OCC at least two weeks before their desired visit date in order to ensure a visit designed with their interests in mind. Campus visit arrangements can be arranged by contacting 417.680.5678 or admissions@occ.edu. OCC also offers Tuesday Tour days on select Tuesdays throughout each semester. High school juniors, seniors, and transfer students who come on a Tuesday Tour will attend class and chapel, tour campus, meet OCC’s president, and receive an OCC scholarship. Tuesday Tour dates and registration information are at occ.edu/ tuesdaytour.

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OVERVIEW OF REQUIREMENTS FOR A STUDENT TO BE FULLY ACCEPTED FOR ENROLLMENT Students who wish to enroll at Ozark Christian College must complete all requirements based on their particular entry status. Please see the corresponding section that follows for enrollment for: •

First-time (freshman) students: students who are entering college for the first time following the completion of high school

Transfer students: students who have attended a college or university following the completion of high school

International students: students who are not U.S. citizens

Dual enrollment high school students: students currently enrolled in high school seeking college credit

Non-degree seeking students: students who desire to take courses for audit or credit, but do not plan to complete a degree at OCC

Additional admissions information is provided for students who were homeschooled, have disabilities, or have criminal charges/prison record. Admissions requirements for students who wish to enroll as online only students are listed in the corresponding section of this catalog. Only students who have been fully accepted, paid the enrollment deposit, and made an initial payment may attend classes and/or live in the residence halls. OCC admissions personnel do everything possible to assist prospective students in completing their files and moving them to full acceptance status. When all necessary application materials have been received and approved by the Admissions Office, notification of acceptance is communicated through OCC’s student portal (my.occ.edu), by mail, and by an OCC admissions employee. Applicants should not consider themselves accepted to Ozark Christian College until such notification has been received from the Admissions Office. Ozark Christian College admits students (who meet admissions requirements) of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the college. OCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, or national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. No student will be permitted to enroll in any course for credit more than one week after the beginning of the course.

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ADMISSION OF FIRST-TIME STUDENTS First-time (freshmen) students are defined as students who are enrolling in college for the first time following graduation from high school. (These students may transfer in college credit or AP/CLEP credits earned while in high school.) Admissions requirements are subject to change without notice. The application procedure is outlined as follows: 1. Complete the first-time (freshman) application on the “Admissions” tab of the student portal (my.occ.edu). •

Applicants must submit an Academic Reference and Spiritual Reference. The references cannot be related to the applicant.

Applicants must submit a brief application essay.

Applicants must sign the Student Covenant.

2. Submit a high school transcript (public, private, or homeschool). •

Students should meet their respective state’s high school graduation requirements. For example, Missouri high school students are typically required to complete 24 total units to graduate: 4 units of English, 3 units each in Math, Science and Social Studies, 1 unit each in Fine Arts, Practical Arts and Physical Education, a half-unit course in Personal Finance, a half-unit course in Health Education, and 7 units of electives.

Applicants should instruct their high school officials to forward their grade and credit transcript to Ozark Christian College.

A high school student may be accepted for admission with a transcript of grades through the entirety of their junior year of high school.

An official final high school transcript with the date of graduation must be submitted prior to attending class. The transcript must be mailed or sent electronically directly from the high school in order to be official. (A copy of a GED certificate may be accepted in lieu of a high school transcript.)

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3. Submit one of the following standardized tests scores used for college admission: ACT, SAT, or CLT. •

The ACT (American College Testing) is given multiple times per year in all parts of the United States and some foreign countries. Registration information for the test may be obtained from a high school guidance counselor or directly from ACT (actstudent.org). Test results are sent to the college designated on the test registration. OCC’s college code number is 2279. Ozark Christian College is able to administer an individual the ACT test under the supervision of college personnel. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is administered across the United States and internationally throughout the year. Registration information can be obtained from collegeboard.org. OCC’s college code number is 6542.

CLT (Classic Learning Test) is also accepted for admissions. For details, visit cltexam.com.

ACT/SAT scores will be waived for first-time freshman students who are over the age of 25.

4. If applicable, submit transcripts for college credit earned in high school (dual credit), Advanced Placement (AP), and/or CLEP classes. •

Credit for such classes can only be transferred in to OCC if: 1) Ozark receives an official college transcript from the college or university from which the college credit was earned, or 2) by requesting an AP and/or CLEP transcript from College Board (collegeboard.org).

The credits will be evaluated by the Registrar’s Office. Further details about earning college credit can also be found at occ.edu/ecc.

5. Upon acceptance for enrollment, students must submit a $100 non-refundable enrollment deposit. Student files will be evaluated for admission on an individual basis. Some students may be accepted for admission, but with limitations to help them adapt to college academics. A student meeting two of the following criteria will be admitted on Academic Tutoring. 1) ACT composite of 17 or below; 2) ACT English score of 17 or below; or 3) cumulative GPA of 2.5 or below (or with the equivalent from the SAT). A student on Academic Tutoring will be limited to a maximum of 13 credit hours and required to attend tutoring sessions and a series of academic skills workshops.

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ADMISSION OF HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS Homeschooled students must meet the same requirements for admission for first-time students. Authentic documentation of credits taken and grades received through the twelfth grade must be provided before starting classes. This can come from their State Department of Education or homeschool organization showing satisfactory completion. It can also be an original of the student’s transcript of grades signed by the parent(s) of that student or a GED certificate. In addition, the homeschooled student is required to complete a “homeschool self-certification form” before they can be reviewed for acceptance. This can be found at my.occ.edu.

ADMISSION OF TRANSFER STUDENTS Students who have completed academic credits at another college or university after they graduated from high school will be required to complete the following for admission: 1. Complete the transfer student application on the “Admissions” tab of the student portal (my.occ.edu). •

Applicants must submit an Academic Reference and Spiritual Reference. References cannot be related to the applicant.

Applicants must submit a brief application essay.

Applicants must sign the Student Covenant.

2. Submit all academic transcripts from every previous colleges/universities attended by August 1 in the fall and January 5 in the spring. •

The Registrar’s Office will evaluate transcripts for the transfer of academic credit. Students may also petition for additional courses to be accepted following the college Transfer of Credit policy.

Courses must have a grade of at least 2.000 to be accepted for transfer credit.

Transcripts must be mailed directly to OCC or sent electronically by the college(s) and/or university(ies) previously attended (including any dual credit courses), and they must be official, authentic, signed, and affixed with the school seal.

Students whose transcripts have not been received as requested will not be accepted for enrollment.

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3. Submit a high school transcript (public, private, or homeschool) or GED certificate. •

An official final high school transcript with the date of graduation must be submitted.

Applicants should instruct their high school officials to forward their grade and credit transcript to Ozark Christian College. The transcript must be mailed or sent electronically directly from the high school in order to be official.

A copy of a GED certificate may be accepted in lieu of a high school transcript.

Students who have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree will be exempt from the requirement of the final high school transcript.

4. Submission of one of the following standardized test scores used for college admissions: ACT, SAT, or CLT. Students who have completed 12 or more hours of college level work with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA or over the age of 25 are exempt from this requirement. Transfer students whose cumulative grade point average at the last college attended is below 1.670 will be accepted on academic warning if they are admitted to OCC. NOTE: See Transfer of Credit Policies on page 70.

ADMISSION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Ozark Christian College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. The U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE) demands the following rigid requirements for acceptance of foreign (non-immigrant) students in F-1 status: Applicants must provide, in writing, official evidence of complete financial support for their annual educational costs at OCC as shown on the following “Cost of Education” information. A “Declaration and Certification of Finances” form and other forms can be accessed at occ.edu/international. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GRANT: A grant worth up to $12,000 per academic year is available for qualified, new, full-time, degree-seeking international students entering the United States on an F-1 student visa seeking to prepare for involvement in Christian ministry, and who are committed to returning to their home country upon completing their study in the United States. 1. Applicants must request and complete the Student Information for

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International Student Grant Form and comply with all enrollment application requirements in order to be considered by the grant committee. You will not receive this grant unless the grant committee notifies you in writing that you have been awarded the grant. 2.

Applicants must submit a deposit of $3,000 (U.S.) to OCC before being issued an I-20. Upon written request, Ozark Christian College will refund the deposit (minus any refund fee) if a student is unable to obtain a visa or has a change of plans.

3.

Before applying for an F-1 student visa at the American Consulate or Embassy, the Department of Homeland Security requires international students to pay SEVIS I-901 fee of $200. Upon receipt of the I-20, go to fmjfee.com. Read the instructions carefully. With the I-20 and a valid credit card, go to the bottom of the web page and begin the payment process. The applicant cannot be issued an F-1 visa without the payment of this fee.

4.

If English is not the official language of the applicant’s country of origin, he/ she must present evidence that he/she has sufficient knowledge of the English language to pursue a full course of studies at Ozark Christian College. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) requires a score of at least 550 on the “written exam,” 213 on the “computer-based exam,” or 79-80 on the “internet-based test.” OCC’s TOEFL registration number is 6542.

5.

Applicants must maintain a full course of studies each semester, make passing grades, and finish studies in the time so determined by the college.

6.

Applicants must understand that they are not permitted to obtain off-campus employment in the U.S. The college may not endorse attempts by applicants to do so except in extreme cases of unforeseen circumstances arising subsequent to entry.

7.

Applicants need to know that the USICE does permit them to be employed in available jobs on the college campus upon enrollment as full-time students. However, the college does not guarantee that jobs will be available.

International students interested in attending Ozark Christian College should visit occ.edu/international to complete an online form or download printable forms. Once all the necessary items have been received and the student is accepted for enrollment, OCC will immediately send the completed I-20 form and a letter of acceptance so that the student can apply to the American Consulate or Embassy for an F-l student visa. Helpful information on preparing for an Embassy visit is listed at occ.edu/international.

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ADMISSION OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SEEKING DUAL ENROLLMENT Current high school juniors and seniors may apply for a limited amount of college level courses provided by OCC. OCC provides only the college credit; it is the responsibility of the student to contact the appropriate high school or homeschool agency regarding receiving high school credit for the same course. In order to enroll as a dual enrollment student, a student must meet the following admissions requirements. 1.

2.

Complete the short-form application for non-degree seeking students. This application is available upon request from admissions@occ.edu. •

Applicants must submit an Academic Reference and Spiritual Reference. References cannot be related to the applicant.

Applicants must submit a brief application essay.

Applicants must sign the Student Covenant.

Submit the most recent high school transcript indicating a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. •

3.

4.

Transcript must be sent from their high school directly to the Registrar’s Office.

Submit ACT/SAT/CLT scores. •

A student must have an ACT composite score of 21 or higher (or equivalent SAT/CLT score).

Students who have not yet completed one of these standardized tests will be considered on an individual basis.

Submit letters of recommendation from their high school principal and parent/ guardian. The following Ozark classes are eligible for dual enrollment status: •

Book of Acts (4)

History of Ancient Israel 1 (3)

Christ and the Bible (3)

History of Ancient Israel 2 (3)

English Comp 1 (3)

Lifetime Wellness (1)

English Comp 2 (3)

Essentials of Spiritual Formation (2)

Any 1000 level class approved by the Academics Office

Due to government requirements, dual enrollment students are not eligible for federal financial aid, nor will they be considered for institutional scholarships. A dual enrollment student will be reviewed for acceptance once admission requirements are met.

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ADMISSION OF NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS A student who is taking classes for personal improvement, to get a degree from another institution, or taking a course for audit is considered “non-degree seeking.” Non-degree seeking students will be accepted when the following requirements are met: 1. Complete the short-form application for non-degree seeking students. This application is available upon request from admissions@occ.edu. 2. Sign the Financial Agreement. Non-degree seeking students will be limited to 4 hours or less a semester until they have met the full acceptance requirements for admission. Due to government requirements, “non-degree seeking students” are not eligible for federal financial aid assistance, nor will they be considered for institutional scholarships.

READMISSION OF RETURNING STUDENTS Degree seeking students who previously attended OCC but have not been enrolled at OCC for more than one semester are eligible to return by completing the “Readmittance Application” at my.occ.edu. If there are no holds on the student’s account that need to be resolved, the student will be eligible to register for classes once registration opens. Students seeking readmittance after academic disciplinary suspension, please see page 76 for additional requirements. NOTE: Official transcript(s) from any institution(s) attended during the student’s absence from OCC must be submitted, even if the student does not anticipate any transfer of credit. Official transcripts must be mailed or sent electronically directly to the Registrar’s Office by the records office of the issuing institution(s).

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ADMISSION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES OUR COMMITMENT Ozark Christian College is committed to full compliance with all laws regarding equal opportunity for students with disabilities. Students, the faculty, and the Academics Office all play a role in ensuring that reasonable and appropriate accommodations are provided in a timely and effective manner. The following is an outline of the process followed at OCC when a student requests services or accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. REQUESTING ACCOMMODATION •

It is only through a student’s voluntary disclosure of disability and request for accommodation that OCC can support disability needs.

Students with disabilities who wish to receive accommodations or services must disclose the disability and make a personal request to the OCC Academics Office. The student meets with a representative from the Academics Office, submits required disability documentation, and formally requests services, including accommodations, a minimum of eight (8) weeks before the start of a semester. Depending on the nature of the disability, more time may be necessary to satisfy the reasonable accommodation.

A disclosure of disability or request for an accommodation made to a faculty or staff member other than the Academics Office will not be treated as a request for an accommodation.

Any requests for changes regarding services or accommodation should be made prior to the start of a semester to allow time to review requests and documentation and make proper arrangements. Accommodation arrangements may be compromised if a request is not made in a timely manner.

For the complete Students with Disabilities policy, see occ.edu/disabilityservices.

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ADMISSION OF THOSE HAVING CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST THEM OR HAVING A PRISON RECORD All previous requirements apply. In addition, those with criminal charges against them cannot be admitted until those charges are fully cleared. Those who have a prison record must have been released from prison (not out on bail) for at least one year in order to demonstrate recovery, during which time they must have been actively involved in their church directly under the oversight of the elders and the minister(s) of that church.

ACADEMIC HONESTY IN ADMISSION/TRANSFER OF CREDIT Statement of Policy - Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to: altering or misusing documents; impersonating, misrepresenting, or knowingly providing false information as to one’s identity; or providing false information regarding professional history or accomplishments. Procedure - Staff, faculty, or students who believe that a student has not adhered to the Academic Honesty Policy will bring the matter to the attention of the Academics Office. In cases where the authenticity of documents submitted by a student is in question, an investigation will be conducted by the Executive Vice President of Academics, Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology, Registrar’s Office, and/or Admissions Office. Should the documents submitted by a student be determined to be fraudulent (such as identification documents, a transcript, diploma, certification, references, etc.), the student will be notified via their official school email and written notice to the student’s last known address by the office that conducted the investigation of the violation and the proposed disciplinary action. If the student acknowledges responsibility, they will enter into an agreement regarding an appropriate sanction. In response to violations of the Academic Honesty Policy, Ozark Christian College reserves the right to take any or all of the following actions as appropriate to the violation: •

Bar the student from enrolling in the college or registering for courses.

Suspend or dismiss the student. If the student is dismissed, the college reserves the right to revoke all credits. If the student has withdrawn or graduated, any credits and/or degrees and certificates/ diplomas previously awarded may be revoked and the student will be asked to return the certificate or diploma.

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Suspend or terminate all college services previously available to the student.

Retain all tuition and fees paid by the student.

Withhold course grade(s) and/or examination score(s) and official Ozark Christian College transcripts.

Permanently annotate a student’s record to reflect action(s) taken by the college in response to the student’s violation of the Academic Honesty Policy.

Notify educational institutions, licensing or certification boards, employers, or others who have previously received a transcript or similar certification of any action taken by the college.

Prohibit re-enrollment in Ozark Christian College except by appeal.

Take other action as appropriate.

If a student does not acknowledge responsibility or disputes the accusation of the violation of the Academic Honesty Policy, the student and appropriate administrator will enter into the formal process described in the Student Conduct Process which may include a hearing before the Conduct Committee. Upon completion of the informal or formal process, students have the right to appeal the decision through the OCC Grievance Policy. The Academics and Registrar’s Office maintain records of all student violations of the Academic Honesty Policy. Petition for Reinstatement - A student who has been denied services or has been dismissed because of a violation of the Academic Honesty Policy may petition for reinstatement no sooner than two years from the date of the final decision. The petition must be in writing, must present a rationale for reinstatement and should be addressed to the Executive Vice President of Academics, Ozark Christian College, 1111 North Main Street, Joplin, MO 64801.

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PAYMENT POLICY Registering for and attending college creates a financial obligation, and that obligation necessitates a plan for fulfilling payment. Upon a student’s registration and the completion of their financial aid file, preliminary charges and preliminary aid can be accessed on the OCC student portal (my.occ.edu). OCC students have two payment options: 1. Pay in full: complete payment of tuition, fees, room and meal charges (less anticipated aid) by August 1, 2019, for fall semester and January 3, 2020, for spring semester. 2. Enroll in the Payment Plan: OCC offers the opportunity to spread your bill over several interest-free monthly payments. The only cost for this service is an administrative fee of $30 to be assessed each semester this payment option is used. Enrollment form is available on the OCC student portal. NOTE: Payment plans will be posted once classes begin. To determine payment amount prior to posting, divide balance of student account by 4. PAYMENT DEADLINES FALL 2019

SPRING 2020

Payment 1: September 1, 2019

Payment 1: February 1, 2020

Payment 2: October 1, 2019

Payment 2: March 1, 2020

Payment 3: November 1, 2019

Payment 3: April 1, 2020

Payment 4: December 1, 2019

Payment 4: May 1, 2020

FAILURE TO MEET PAYMENT DEADLINES Failure to fulfill the payment agreement will result in the following: •

A late payment fee of $35 will be assessed each month that payment is more than 7 days past due.

Transcripts will not be released if payment is past due.

May result in administrative withdrawal from class and residence hall.

Students are not allowed to attend future semesters until student account and bookstore balances are paid in full.

For assistance, contact OCC Student Financial Services at 417.626.1216 or finaid@occ.edu.

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COUNTING THE COST AT OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE Ozark Christian College wants every prospective student to be given the opportunity to receive a Bible college education. To that end, OCC works with the student in financial planning and will assist in securing financial aid. Ozark seeks to maintain a high quality of education at the lowest possible cost, and, thanks to a number of contributors who generously support OCC, the student pays only a part of the total cost of education. The charges listed on the following pages are in effect for the 2019-2020 school year. It is critical that the college teach students wise principles for personal money management. OCC encourages students to keep their lives as free as possible from the burden of debt (Rom 13:8; 2 Thess 3:7-15). It’s also important and right that the college not waste its resources, sacrificially provided by God’s people, by carelessness in collecting the tuition and fee assessments. Therefore, tuition, fees, room, and meal charges are due and payable according to the payment policy. Financial arrangements are businesslike, and the college insists that students keep all accounts paid up-to-date.

COLLEGE COSTS The following list itemizes the fee schedule for students enrolled at the main campus, which is in effect for the 2019-2020 school year. Tuition and fees for online only students are listed in the Online Learning section. Tuition and other fees are subject to change without notice. TUITION AND COURSE FEES PER SEMESTER: Main Campus Tuition per credit hour Audit fee per credit hour

$410.00 $25.00

Other fees: Late test fee

$10.00

Graduation fee

$50.00

Graduation fee for second degree, same year

$50.00

Late application fee for graduation

$20.00

Change of course fee

$10.00

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Special course fees: Technology fee (for main campus students)/online course

$75.00

Beginning Piano/Modern Keyboard

$70.00

Private Voice (includes accompanist fee)

$300.00

Private Guitar/Piano

$100.00

Varsity Athletic fee

$75.00

Winter Session (includes Dining Hall meals)

$125.00

NOTE: Some other courses have substantial fees attached to them. They are not listed here, as they are dependent on changing circumstances, guest speakers, special materials, field trips, etc.

BASIC FEES PER SEMESTER: Main Campus Housing + Plans Each plan include a double-occupancy room* and designated number of meals. (*single-occupancy room is an additional $450) Housing + 110 Meal Plan

$2,755

Housing + 175 Meal Plan

$2,955

Housing + 240 Meal Plan

$3,155

Commuter Flex Meal Plan Commuter 40 Meal Plan

$350

This option is available for commuter students only.

Enrollment/Student Services Fee* Over 8 credit hours

$460.00

5-8 credit hours (or students with 4 credit hours or less and living in the dorm)

$340.00

4 credit hours or less

$100.00

*Audit-only students are exempt from the student services fee. *Enrollment/Student Services fee includes: Richardson Health Clinic services, athletic facilities and events, intramural sports, OCC-sponsored events and conventions, library, ARC, and student ID card.

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ESTIMATED COSTS FOR MAIN CAMPUS STUDENTS Below is an estimate of the costs for a student at Ozark Christian College, based on the assumption that the student will be taking 15 semester hours of classroom study. ON-CAMPUS/RESIDENTIAL STUDENT PER SEMESTER: Main Campus Tuition at $410 per semester hour (15 credit hours)

$6,150.00

Housing + 175 Meal Plan

$2,955.00

Enrollment/Student Services fee

$460.00

Room Maintenance deposit*

$100.00

(*refundable upon move out of dorm if room is in good order)

Books and supplies (estimated)

Subtotal $9,665.00

$400.00 Estimated Total $10,065.00

OFF-CAMPUS/COMMUTER STUDENT PER SEMESTER: Main Campus Tuition at $410 per semester hour (15 credit hours) Enrollment/Student Services fee

$6,150.00 $460.00 Subtotal $6,610.00

Books and supplies (estimated)

$400.00 Estimated Total $7,010.00

Tuition, fees, room, and meal charges are due and payable according to the payment policy. ESTIMATED COSTS PER YEAR FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (in U.S. dollars) LIVING ON CAMPUS: Tuition, fees, books, and supplies

$14,020.00

Room and Meal Plan

$6,010.00

One Year Health Insurance Cost (estimated)

$1,592.00

per academic year

Estimated Total $21,622.00

Additional cost to consider: Living expenses for summer and holidays (approximate) NOTE: All students must live on campus unless they are: 1. Married and living together 3. 2. Living locally with a (non-student) 4. relative

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$3,811.00

23 years of age or older Have completed 90 credit hours

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UNMARRIED, LIVING OFF CAMPUS: Tuition, fees, books, and supplies

$14,020.00

Living expenses for one academic year (9 months)

$12,566.00

One Year Health Insurance Cost (estimated) per academic year

$1,592.00 Estimated Total $28,178.00

Additional cost to consider: Living expenses for summer and holidays (approximate)

$3,811.00

MARRIED, LIVING OFF CAMPUS, NO CHILDREN: Tuition, fees, books, and supplies

$14,020.00

Living expenses for one academic year (9 months)

$12,566.00

One Year Health Insurance Cost (estimated) per academic year

$1,592.00 Estimated Total $28,178.00

If both spouses enroll, add per year

$14,020.00

Additional cost to consider: Living expenses for summer and holidays (approximate)

$4,774.00

If bringing children, add per child per year for living expenses

$2,370.00

Add for children’s health insurance

to be determined

(one charge covers all children)

In addition to the above costs, you must have on deposit enough U.S. currency for travel fare to return to your home country. NOTE: Ozark Christian College provides neither on- or off-campus housing for married students, nor off-campus housing for unmarried students. On-campus housing for unmarried students is in double occupancy rooms in residence halls. Single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional cost.

ALL COSTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

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TUITION REFUND ADJUSTMENT OCC REFUND POLICY Refunds of tuition and certain fees may be made upon official withdrawal of any student according to the table below. Date of withdrawal will be determined by the date the official drop slip was completed in the Registrar’s Office. For withdrawal from course policy, see page 50. REGULAR CLASSES: First week of class

100% refund

Second week of class

90% refund

Third week of class

75% refund

Fourth through sixth week of class

60% refund

Seventh week of class

25% refund

After seventh week of class

0% refund

ONE-WEEKEND SEMINARS: Prior to the first day of seminar

100% refund

First day of seminar

50% refund

After last day of seminar

0% refund

TWO-WEEKEND SEMINARS: First week of semester

100% refund

First day of seminar

50% refund

Between first and last day of seminar

25% refund

After last day of seminar

0% refund

ONLINE CLASSES Week 1 of Online Module: Monday-Sunday 100% refund Week 2 of Online Module: Monday-Sunday 75% refund Week 3 of Online Module: Monday-Sunday 50% refund After third week of Online Module

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Drop/add and late fees will not be refunded. Student activity fees are refunded per the above schedule as determined by the withdrawal date. Room and meals will be refunded on a pro-rated basis as determined by the date of vacating the residence hall and number of meals used. Refunds will be credited to the student’s account. A disbursement will be made to the student when the account has a credit balance. For students receiving federal student aid (FSA) who withdraw before completing the enrollment period for which they were charged, federal regulations require that a school calculate a Return of Title IV Funds, using the formula set by the Department of Education. RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS The law specifies how your school must determine the amount of FSA program assistance you earn if you withdraw before completing at least 60% of the semester. The amount of assistance you have earned is determined on a pro-rated basis. For example, a student who withdraws at the end of the fourth week of a semester will have “earned” approximately 25% of their aid (completed four weeks of a 16-week semester). The remaining 75% must be repaid. If you received (or your school received on your behalf) less assistance than the amount that you earned, you will be eligible to receive those additional funds. If you received excess funds that must be returned, your school must return a portion of the excess equal to the lesser of the amount of Title IV funds that the student does not earn, or your institutional charges multiplied by the unearned percentage of your funds. If there are FSA funds to be returned by the school, they must be returned in the following order until the return amount is exhausted. 1. Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans 2. Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans 3. Direct PLUS Loans 4. Federal Pell Grants 5. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) If your school is not required to return all of the excess funds, you must return the remaining amount. Any loan funds that you must return, you (or your parent for a PLUS loan) repay in accordance with the terms of the promissory note. That is, you make scheduled payments to the holder of the loan over a period of time.

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If you are responsible for returning grant funds, you do not have to return the full amount. Regulations limit the amount a student must repay to the amount by which the overpayment amount exceeds 50% of the total grant funds disbursed or could have been disbursed. Any amount that you do have to return is a grant overpayment, and you must make arrangements with the Department of Education to return the funds. Eligibility for additional aid is dependent upon the student repaying the grant(s) in full or abiding by a repayment plan. If a student does not officially withdraw and fails to earn a passing grade in at least one enrolled course during the semester, the Student Financial Services Office will verify if the failing grades were earned or were the result of non-attendance. If non-attendance is determined, the “unearned� calculation will be applied based on the last date of a documented academically related activity or the mid-point of the semester. For more information on withdrawal procedures, see Withdrawal from College on page 67.

FINANCIAL AID PHILOSOPHY The fundamental purpose of the financial aid program at Ozark Christian College is to make it possible for students who would normally be deprived because of inadequate funds to attend OCC. Based on the belief that higher education should not be a privilege reserved only for those who can afford to purchase it, and that educational opportunities should not be limited by the financial resources of the student and his/her family, the OCC Student Financial Services Office will seek out funds and make them available to prospective and current students so as to meet their demonstrated financial need, without regard to race, creed, national origin, sex, color, handicap, or age. The Student Financial Services Office will make every effort to meet the demonstrated needs of all students in an ethical manner, to the extent funding will permit. We recognize that the primary responsibility for financing post-secondary education rests with the student and their family. Financial assistance from OCC and other sources is intended only as supplementary to the family contribution. The confidentiality of student records will be respected. Information will be released only on the written consent of the student and/or his/her family, and all policies and procedures will protect the student’s right of privacy. All students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the beginning step in generating any financial aid at OCC.

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FEDERAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID Ozark Christian College receives no federal monies given directly to the college for use in general funds. However, students at OCC are eligible to apply for federal financial assistance. Students who are in default on a federal student loan or have a grant repayment outstanding will not be eligible for federal financial aid. Federal aid will not be applied to a student’s account until enrollment eligibility and satisfactory academic progress (explained later in this section) have been verified. FEDERAL PELL GRANTS Federal Pell Grant is an aid program designed to provide financial assistance to those undergraduates who have a demonstrated financial need (as determined from the FAFSA). These grants are intended to be the “floor plan” of financial assistance and may be combined with other aid programs to meet the full cost of education. Each student must fill out the FAFSA to determine eligibility for federal and institutional grants, loans, or Federal Work Study programs. The FAFSA may be completed online at fafsa.gov. After processing the FAFSA, the Central Processing Service will email to the student the Student Aid Report (SAR) and send an Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) electronically to all colleges the student has selected on the FAFSA. The college will be able to determine the amount of Pell for which the student is eligible and will notify the student of the amount. Students eligible for Pell will receive part of their eligible amount each semester based on their enrollment status. If students attend only one semester, they will receive only that semester’s portion of the Pell award. FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT The Federal SEOG is an award to help students with extreme financial need pay for their college education. SEOG is a campus-based award, meaning each school receives an allocation of money and determines its own policy for awarding it within the confines of federal regulations. The FAFSA is the form that needs to be completed for SEOG. STUDENT LOAN PROGRAMS Loans are to help students meet their financial need in order to obtain a college education after exploring all scholarships, grants, church assistance, and job possibilities. Borrowing is much easier than repayment, so borrow wisely! Dependent students are eligible for the subsidized and/or unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS (Parents’ Loan for Undergraduate Students) Loans. Independent stu-

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dents are eligible for the subsidized and/or unsubsidized Stafford Loans and an unsubsidized Independent Loan. On subsidized loans, the interest is paid by the government while the student is in school. On unsubsidized loans, the student is responsible for the interest and can choose to pay it immediately or defer the interest payments. Whether the loan is subsidized or unsubsidized depends on the financial need of the student combined with other scholarships or grants received and the college cost of attendance. Individuals who have loans in default are not eligible for federal jobs or programs, may have tax refunds withheld to pay for loan payments, may damage their credit ratings, may have wages garnished, etc. FEDERAL WORK STUDY This program provides students an opportunity to earn money to help pay educational expenses. The FWS award depends on the need of the student, amount of money in the program, amount of aid received by the students from other programs and the number of hours the student is able to work. Because OCC receives very limited FWS funds, there are many students employed on campus that do not have an FWS Award. In order to utilize this award, students are responsible for obtaining a job on campus. See On-Campus Employment (page 51) for information on how to apply. DISBURSEMENT OF FINANCIAL AID All federal funds are sent to the school electronically. Funds are received and applied to the student accounts weekly beginning the third week of classes each semester. Award amounts will be disbursed based on the number of enrolled credits at the end of the add period (approximately one week of class) each semester. Award amounts may change if a student does not begin attendance in all courses enrolled. No funds will be disbursed until all requested student documents are on file in the Student Financial Services Office and Admissions Office. NOTE: The awarding of all financial aid is contingent upon the college’s receipt of funds from its various sources. In order to be the recipient of these funds, a student must maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined. All financial aid programs are subject to review each year by the college and the federal government. VETERANS’ EDUCATION BENEFITS For those veterans who are eligible for VA Education Benefits, for proper application procedures contact the Student Financial Aid Advisor at finaid@occ.edu. Revised October 4, 2019.

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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION BENEFITS Students who have a physical disability may qualify for vocational rehabilitation benefits. Questions concerning eligibility should be directed to the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in the student’s home state. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GRANT Please refer to the Admission of International Students section (page 25).

OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID: Scholarships and Grants The following scholarship and grant information applies to residential students only. Information for online only students is listed in the Online Learning section of the catalog.

SCHOLARSHIPS – First-Time Freshmen Scholarships are awarded to first-time, degree-seeking freshmen and must be used for the academic year they are awarded, unless otherwise noted. Mosaic Scholarship The Mosaic Leadership Scholarship is available to a limited number of new students who are seeking a degree from Ozark Christian College. Students should demonstrate a sense of call to vocational ministry, be actively involved in the work of a local church, and have a potential for leadership and service in the church and/or community. The student must also be an ethnic minority U.S. citizen and have a high school cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above. Application deadline is December 1 and February 1 (only for students accepted after December 1). In addition to the OCC Scholarship Renewal Guidelines (page 45), Mosaic Leadership Scholarship recipients must also: •

Meet monthly for the entirety of their college career with a representative from OCC’s Diversity Department.

Be willing to study to be a leader on campus in student life or with the Diversity Department (i.e. resident assistant, life group leader, etc.) beginning the third year as a student.

The value of the Premier Scholarship is $6,000 per year. The full value of the scholarship will be split equally between the fall and spring semesters. Premier scholarships are renewable for up to four years.

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Merit Scholarships Ozark offers several Merit Scholarships to domestic students. Upon acceptance to Ozark, Merit Scholarships are awarded based upon the student’s cumulative GPA and college entrance exam scores (ACT or SAT). When your GPA and ACT or SAT scores meet the award threshold, the Admissions Office will automatically award these scholarships. A student can receive only one Merit Scholarship and cannot be combined with Premier Scholarships. The full value of the scholarship will be split equally between the fall and the spring semesters. The value of the automatic scholarship categories are: Presidential:

$6,000 per year

Richardson Dean’s:

$4,000 per year

Alumni:

$2,000 per year

Admissions Scholarships The Ozark Scholarship is awarded to those students who attend a Tuesday Tour and complete an application for admission to the college. It is valued at $1,000 and will be paid $250 each year for four years. The Ambassador Scholarship For Missouri A+ Students is available for Missouri High School Graduates that qualify for the A+ Scholarship. It is valued at $2,000 and will be paid $500 each year for four years. This scholarship requires that you submit an Ambassador A+ Scholarship application to the Director of Admissions. In addition, a limited number of Ambassador Scholarships are awarded each year at camps, conferences, and events by authorized OCC personnel. The Ambassador Scholarship is valued at $2,000 and will be paid $500 each year for four years. Students must begin attendance within two academic years of award date. Awards are limited to one Ozark and one Ambassador scholarship and can be stacked with either the Mosaic or Merit Scholarships. Need-Based Aid The OCC Grant Fund is provided to incoming students based upon the results of the FAFSA. Students’ ACT scores and GPAs are also taken into consideration. Students must complete the FAFSA in order to be eligible. For additional information regarding scholarships and grants, including enrollment standards and renewal guidelines, contact Student Financial Services at 417.626.1206 or finaid@occ.edu.

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SCHOLARSHIPS – Transfer Students Scholarships awarded to full-time, degree-seeking students transferring from another college/university to Ozark Christian College. Merit Scholarships Ozark offers several Merit Scholarships to domestic transfer students. Upon acceptance to Ozark, Merit Scholarships are awarded based upon the student’s cumulative college GPA. The Admissions Office will automatically award these scholarships for all students that meet the GPA threshold. A student can receive only one Merit Scholarship. The full value of the scholarship will be split equally between the fall and the spring semesters. The value of the automatic scholarship categories are: Platinum $3,000 per year | Gold $1,500 per year | Silver $500 per year Admissions Scholarships The Ozark Scholarship is awarded to those students who attend a Tuesday Tour and complete an application for admission to the college. It is valued at $1,000 and will be paid $250 each year for four years. In addition, a limited number of Ambassador Scholarships are awarded each year at various camps, conferences, and events by authorized OCC personnel. The Ambassador Scholarship is valued at $2,000 and will be paid $500 each year for four years. It must be used within two academic years of award date. Awards are limited to one Ozark and one Ambassador Scholarship and can be stacked with Merit Scholarships. Renewal Requirements—Freshman and Transfer Students All OCC scholarships are renewed based on the following: •

Student maintains a full-time enrolled status (12 credit hours or more). Those in the BA in Bible and Interdisciplinary Studies degree (dual degree program) are included if they are following the dual degree guidelines as shown in the current OCC catalog.

A cumulative Ozark GPA of 2.5 is met each academic year.

Scholarships are renewed by academic year. If a student loses the scholarship at the end of an academic year, it can be renewed following the completion of the next academic year by reaching the 2.5 cumulative GPA.

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OCC scholarships for the approved semester. The Scholarship Exemption Form is available in the Student Financial Services Office. •

Due to extended internships or other special circumstances, students may enroll for less than full-time status (12 credit hours or more). Scholarships will not apply for this semester, but will be reinstated if the student returns to full-time in the following semester.

For additional information regarding scholarships, including enrollment standards and renewal guidelines, contact Student Financial Services at 417.626.1206 or finaid@occ.edu. OTHER OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID OCC INSTITUTIONAL & MEMORIAL GRANTS These grants are funded by individuals and churches. An application form, which explains the special requirements and disbursement eligibility for each grant, is available online. The financial aid grant committee evaluates the applications and awards the grants according to required guidelines established by each benefactor. Aid to Missionary Interns Students who are regularly enrolled in Ozark Christian College during the semester preceding their summer missionary internship service, meet internship requirements, and have been approved by the selection committee will qualify for limited funds through the special missions fund. For more information, contact the Intercultural Studies Office.

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Outside Scholarships There are various outside scholarships available to OCC students. We suggest students check any clubs and civic organizations you might be associated with, employers, school organizations, etc., to investigate possible scholarships for which you could apply. The Student Financial Services Office also maintains a limited list of known outside scholarships for which you may be eligible. Church Assistance Many OCC students receive assistance from their churches for attending a Bible college. We recommend that you check with your church to find out if they offer church assistance.

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS FOR FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS Federal regulations require that financial aid recipients make satisfactory academic progress in order to remain eligible for federal and some institutional assistance. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards, therefore, apply to students receiving financial assistance from such programs as: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work Study (FWS), Federal Stafford Loans, and Institutional and Memorial (I&M) Grants. The SAP Policy has two components: qualitative and quantitative. Satisfactory Academic Progress means meeting the requirements for both components as outlined below and being enrolled in an eligible program. Qualitative Requirements: Grade Point Average (GPA) Associate Degree Programs •

A student with less than 33 credit hours must have an institutional cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 1.670.

A student with 33 or more credit hours must maintain an institutional cumulative GPA of at least 2.000.

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A student with less than 60 credit hours must have an institutional cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 1.670.

A student with 60 or more credit hours must maintain an institutional cumulative GPA of at least 2.000.

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Quantitative Requirements: Pace of completion All Degree Programs •

A student must have completed 67% of the credit hours attempted. For example, if after the third semester the student has attempted 46 credit hours and has completed only 30 credit hours, the quantitative pace of completion rate is 65%, and the student would be placed on financial aid warning even though the student may have had a cumulative GPA of 2.320.

A student must complete a program within an established time frame. Financial aid will be awarded according to the number of the program’s credit hours multiplied by 150%. If the student changes degrees, only the hours that apply to that degree will be included in the calculation for this portion of SAP. For example, the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry degree requires 125 credit hours; therefore, the student could receive federal aid for up to 187 credit hours. An Associate of Arts in Intercultural Studies degree requires 64 credit hours; therefore, the student could receive federal aid for up to 96 credit hours.

A student will lose eligibility for financial aid for all future semesters after the semester in which the maximum hours allowed are exceeded.

Students’ academic progress (both qualitative and quantitative) will be checked at the end of each semester. If a student does not maintain the above standards, the following will apply: 1. The student will be placed on FINANCIAL AID WARNING. Warning means the student will be eligible to receive financial aid, but it also means the student must complete the required percentage of hours with the required GPA by the end of the semester on warning. If not, the student will be placed on FINANCIAL AID SUSPENSION the following semester. 2. FINANCIAL AID SUSPENSION means that the student will not be able to receive any financial aid until the student again meets the required completion rate and GPA standards as outlined above. Appeal Procedure At the time a student is placed on financial aid suspension, the student may appeal the condition in writing to the Student Financial Services Director. Appeals must be based on unusual circumstances such as long-term illness, death or illness of a family member, etc. The Financial Aid Appeal Committee will review the student’s file, and the student will be notified of the decision. Letters of appeal must be submitted to the Student Financial Services Office by the date printed on the suspension notification letter, along with any and all appropriate documentation.

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Repeated Courses When a course is repeated, only the highest grade will be included in the GPA calculation. However, repeated hours are counted as attempted hours each time you take the course. Federal regulation allows for the following in determining enrollment status for students that are retaking coursework: •

If a student retakes a previously failed course, the repeated course will be included in the student’s Title IV enrollment status and Title IV funds will be available to pay for the repeated course.

If a student retakes a previously passed course, one repetition of the repeated course will be included in the student’s Title IV enrollment status and Title IV funds will be available to pay for the repeated course.

Withdrawal from Courses Students withdrawing from a residential course in weeks 2-10, a seminar course after the first day, or an online course in weeks 2-5 will be given a “W” (withdrawal), the class will count only as hours attempted. No residential courses can be dropped after 10 weeks or online course after 5 weeks of class. Incomplete Grades Grades of “I” (Incomplete) are not issued at OCC. Transfer Students Academic transcripts from all other colleges attended will be included when evaluating satisfactory academic progress. Transfer credits accepted by OCC will be included when calculating quantitative requirements but not in GPA calculation. The student will be placed on financial aid satisfactory progress or warning based upon the review. If a student’s progress is not satisfactory, the student will be notified. A copy of the SAP policy will be sent to each student’s OCC mailbox once each semester. The policy is also printed in the financial services sections of the website.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ON-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT Current OCC students may fill out an application for on-campus employment. A variety of positions are available throughout campus to engage a variety of skill sets. To apply for employment for an on-campus job, access the application on the Student Employment section of the student portal. Submit the application to the Human Resources Office. Positions will be filled quickly at the beginning of each semester, with the majority of openings in the fall semester. OFF-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT While we assist our students in any way we can, we do not offer a job placement service. Off-campus jobs are posted in the Mabee Student Center. MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES Many students have ministries in local churches or other ministry organizations, giving them an opportunity to serve in local churches and providing them with an income that enables them to meet their financial needs. The Ministry Center maintains a list of local ministries at occ.edu/ministryopenings.

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STUDENT SERVICES RESIDENCE LIFE OCC has three women’s and three men’s residence halls that provide our students with a Christian community during their time as a student. All unmarried students enrolled in 8 or more credit hours are required to live in the residence hall. Exceptions to the policy are as follows: the student is living with his/her immediate family, has completed 90 credit hours, is 23 years of age or older, or has already lived in a residence hall for 7 semesters. More details about living facilities and guidelines are included in the Residence Hall Guidelines at occ.edu/residencehallguidelines. DINING SERVICES The OCC Dining Hall provides a comfortable environment for students to enjoy meals. All students living on campus are required to purchase a basic meal plan. Off-campus students may purchase a meal plan if desired. Dining Hall hours and menus are published on the student portal. The Dining Hall staff works hard to accommodate a variety of dietary needs. INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS Ozark Christian College competes in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division II and the Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA), with teams in women’s volleyball, men’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s cross country. Athletics present the opportunity for Christian witness for the Ambassadors. Historically, OCC has competed at the highest regional and national levels. INTRAMURAL ATHLETICS Intramural sports include basketball, volleyball, futsal, and Ultimate Frisbee. The Athletics Department announces sign-up requirements for participation in these programs each semester.

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HEALTH SERVICES The Richardson Health Center promotes and maintains optimal physical health and well-being of Ozark Christian College students. Located in the lower level of the Mabee Student Center, the center provides first aid care as well as treatment for colds, flu, allergies, and more. Students who need further treatment are referred to a local hospital or physician. SECURITY DEPARTMENT OCC’s Security Department provides a safe and secure environment for students, personnel, and visitors while also safeguarding campus property and facilities from damage or loss. As required by federal guidelines, Ozark Christian College makes available an annual security report that includes statistics for the previous three years concerning any reported crimes. Those guidelines require the report to include any crimes that occured on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property controlled or owned by the college, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other related matters. This report may be accessed at occ.edu/consumerinfo or by contacting the Office of Student Affairs. STUDENT HANDBOOK Ozark Christian College students will find information related to campus and conduct policies, emergency guidelines, and legal requirements in the Student Handbook. Students will be required to review the handbook and sign the Student Covenant prior to enrollment. The Student Handbook can be found at occ. edu/handbook and on the student portal.

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STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE The Student Affairs Office helps students thrive and reach their full potential by working to identify personal, environmental, and/or institutional factors that could hinder students from continuing to completion their academic goals. Personnel in this office help to connect students with the various services the institution provides. The Student Affairs Office is located in the Mabee Student Center. LIFE AND MINISTRY PREPARATION CENTER (LAMP) The mission of the Life and Ministry Preparation Center is to disciple wholeness into the personal, relational, and ministry lives of students by providing pastoral counseling and relational mentoring to model a shepherding approach to ministry to be replicated in the future ministries of the students. The LAMP offices are located in the Idleman Ministry Center. COUNSELING SERVICES OCC makes available confidential pastoral counseling services to all current OCC students. If student counseling needs go beyond the scope of pastoral counseling, Ozark has contracted with area professional counselors to provide clinical counseling at a reduced rate, with financial assistance from the college. DIVERSITY DEPARTMENT The mission of the Diversity Department is to cultivate a multiethnic, multicultural campus and constituency by working across college departments to intentionally recruit and retain ethnic minority students and to increase the cultural agility of the student body. The Diversity Office is located in the Idleman Ministry Center. STUDENT ACTIVITIES & MABEE STUDENT CENTER The mission of Campus Life Activities is to strengthen community life and connection within the student body by providing a variety of engaging events at strategic times throughout each semester to include and involve a maximum number of students in community. Concerts, conferences, and clubs are other activities in which students participate. The Mabee Student Center, with its games, foosball, ping pong, pool tables, TVs, coffee, mail center, and campus bookstore, is a favorite meeting place for students and great environment to strengthen community.

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES and CO-CURRICULAR LEARNING CHAPEL AND LIFE GROUPS The spiritual growth of OCC students is of utmost concern to our administrators, faculty, and constituents. All main campus students enrolled in 8 or more credit hours in a semester are required to attend chapel services every Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. Outstanding speakers at chapel services include OCC faculty members and administrators, fifth-year Bachelor of Theology candidates, preachers from across the country, and missionaries from around the world. On Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. students participate in small group meetings (Life Groups) for community, mentoring, prayer, and accountability. MINISTRY CENTER AND CHRISTIAN SERVICE. The Ministry Center provides professional assistance to OCC students in the areas of Christian service, internships, and vocational placement as they prepare for a life of ministry. Each August, the Ministry Center hosts a Ministry Expo, where more than 70 local organizations recruit students to Christian service opportunities. These opportunities include churches, schools, and area parachurch organizations. The Ministry Center maintains a list of available ministry positions for students who desire part-time ministry positions in the area and full-time ministry positions upon graduation. Christian Service is an integral part of a student’s preparation for ministry, which is why every graduating student must demonstrate that Christian Service has been a priority in his/her degree program. Every student enrolled in eight or more credit hours in a semester (the same standard used to require students to live on campus) is to complete and report 30 hours of Christian service each semester enrolled. During a student’s first semester, the expectation for Christian Service is reduced to 15 hours in order to afford the student adequate time to seek a local church home. With the various service opportunities available, Ozark students don’t just learn about servanthood. They live it. LIBRARY The Seth Wilson Library has over 29,000 square feet on two floors. Named for OCC’s first academic dean, Seth Wilson, the library collection exceeds 100,000 items, including books and audio-visual materials. Additionally, the library houses a special archives section, the Seth Wilson Bible Collection. Library access is 24/7 via phone (417.680.1302), email (library@occ.edu), or online (occ.edu/library) to renew items, place holds on requested materials, or ask questions.

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During the school year, the library is open seven days a week and provides research assistance during regular hours. Electronic resources such as the Christian Periodical Index, Academic Search Premier, ATLA Religion Database, and over 450,000 e-books assist patrons in finding electronic periodicals or access to full-text articles. In cooperation with the MOBIUS consortium, over 250,000 electronic resources are housed in the library’s OverDrive collection (mobius.overdrive.com). Some books and articles are available through MOBIUS (a consortium of over 75 libraries in Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Colorado, and Texas) and interlibrary loans to students and personnel. MOBIUS libraries provide access to over 30 million titles. The library also offers audio-visual equipment to checkout for school assignments, projects, or ministry needs or to rent for other purposes. ACADEMIC RESOURCE COMMONS The mission of the Academic Resource Commons (ARC) is to help students succeed academically by providing resources, instruction, and peer-tutoring on academic skills, writing, and research; facilitating learning accommodations; and offering test proctoring services for Ozark Christian College students. On-campus and online students can make appointments to work with tutors in an in-person or online session, and all tutoring is free. The ARC is located inside the Seth Wilson Library. MUSIC/DRAMA OPPORTUNITIES Students with talent in music and/or drama find many enjoyable ways to use their abilities at Ozark. The college has many on-campus performance opportunities in the areas of instrumental and vocal music as well as drama. Students will find many opportunities to express their talents through fine arts. Contact the Worship and Creative Arts Office for more information.

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SPECIAL ACTIVITIES Several special on-campus events enhance the student’s educational experience: •

Welcome Week in August begins the fall semester. It includes the Convocation Banquet, blOCC Party, the Ministry Expo, and more.

Getaway in September invites students (grades 6-8) to campus for meaningful worship, engaging speakers, workshops, games, and fun. This overnight event gives middle schoolers a chance to experience OCC.

Global Awareness Week in the fall emphasizes the need for evangelizing the world. During this event, students are challenged to serve the Lord on the mission field.

“The Event” in November welcomes hundreds of high school students (grades 9-12) to campus for worship, speakers, and more.

The Christmas Musical in December welcomes thousands of people to the campus to enjoy the timeless message of Jesus Christ through music and drama.

Ambassadors Weekend in January brings high school students (grades 9-12) together. Through the Word, worship, and workshops, students are challenged to consider OCC for ministry training.

Preaching-Teaching Convention in February features strong Bible preaching, excellent workshops, inspiring music, alumni reunions, and Christian fellowship.

Women’s Conference in April welcomes women from the Four State Area for encouragement and fellowship.

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GENERAL POLICIES CREDIT (SEMESTER) HOUR DEFINITION A credit hour is defined as the following in keeping with the Carnegie Unit: “One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately 15 weeks for one semester or trimester hour of credit…or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.” Note: Hour is determined as 50- or 60-minute class, lecture, or recitation in a 60-minute period. (Title 34, Part 600, Section 2 of the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations)

Course Workload Calculator Ozark Christian College utilizes a course workload calculator built on the Carnegie Unit of calculating credit hours. Workload calculation appears in all syllabi and assists faculty members in appropriately assigning reading, assignments, and other learning experiences that are appropriate to the credit hour and course level designation.

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Traditional Classroom Instruction: Semester of instruction includes the following per each 1 credit hour of class: •

15 weeks of 1 session per week of 50-minute course sessions in a 60-minute period.

1-hour final class session for final exam or other final class session.

Minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week.

Hybrid Classroom Instruction: A residential course with a minimum face-to-face instructional requirement of two-thirds of the course credit hours: •

Remaining instructional requirement (up to one-third of course credit hours) is accomplished through comparable online learning or other learning modality activities.

Outside classroom expectations in addition to face-to-face and online learning activities are a minimum of two hours per credit hour.

Seminar or Winter Session Courses: A course that does not meet weekly, but rather over one or more days, has the following expectations: •

12-15 hours of face-to-face instruction per credit hour.

Out-of-class student work that is a minimum of 30 hours per credit hour.

Courses with a Laboratory Hour: 3 credit hour courses that meet for extended times A course that requires student practice and in-class student presentations scheduled for 4 hours per week for a 3-credit-hour course. Semester of instruction includes the following: •

15 weeks of 3 sessions per week of 65-minute course sessions.

3-hour final class session for final exam or other final class session.

Online Courses: An 8-week course designed with an equivalent total workload of 38-45 hours/ credit hour, including online learning, other learning modality activities, and outof-class student work. Online courses utilize a variety of learning strategies that require a high degree of student motivation and discipline. Internship and Field Experience Program: 2 credit hours Non-traditional courses expected to meet the minimum requirement of time equivalent to the amount of time spent in a traditional classroom. There is an

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understanding that experiential learning may require more clock hours to reach the same level of learning. •

Summer Session Internships: 2 credit hours 40 hours/week for 8 weeks which includes ministry experiences, meeting with a supervisor, and completion of course work.

Semester Internship or Field Experience: 2 credit hour 20 hours/week for 15 weeks which includes ministry experiences, meeting with a supervisor, and completion of course work.

CLASSIFICATION Full-time students are those who are enrolled for at least twelve credit hours. Part-time students are those enrolled in less than twelve credit hours. Freshmen are those who have earned less than 30 credit hours. Sophomores are those who have earned 30-59 hours. Juniors are those who have earned 60-89 hours. Seniors are those who have earned at least 90 hours. ACADEMIC FREEDOM Ozark Christian College recognizes the freedom of expression and pursuit of truth as essential to the goals of collegiate education. All faculty and students are free to research and explore ideas appropriate to various disciplines and to express ideas and views without fear of reprisal. Within the boundaries of their commitment to the doctrinal statement, mission, and outcomes of Ozark Christian College, faculty members are given the right and responsibilities of academic freedom. Faculty and students have freedom of expression in the classroom but should avoid the classroom as a forum for personal agendas not relevant to the discipline or to the outcomes of the course. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY Due to the commitment of training men and women for Christian service and of educational excellence, academic integrity is our natural expectation. Violations of academic integrity and their definitions are as follows: •

Plagiarism: Submitting as part or all of one’s own work material that is copied or paraphrased from another source, including online sources, without the proper acknowledgment of the source. Examples include: failing to cite a reference, failing to use quotation marks where appropriate, or misrepresenting another’s work as your work.

Cheating: Using unauthorized material or study aids for assistance on examinations or other academic work. Examples include: looking at a peer’s exam, altering a graded exam, or using notes without permission.

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Fabrication: Submitting altered or contrived information in any academic assignment. Examples include: falsifying data, text material, or sources.

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Facilitating academic dishonesty: Helping another student violate this policy. Examples include: allowing one’s work to be copied, working together on an assignment where collaboration is not allowed, or doing work for another student.

Procedure If a faculty member suspects that a violation of Academic Integrity has occurred, the faculty member may discuss the circumstances with the student in person or via email using school email addresses. If a student suspects another student has committed a violation of Academic Integrity, they may notify the appropriate faculty member or the Academics Office. If the faculty member concludes there is a violation, the faculty member will notify the Academics Office. The faculty member and student in consultation with the Academics Office may agree to handle the issue through an informal process. If the student acknowledges responsibility, they will enter into an agreement with the Executive Vice President of Academics and faculty member regarding an appropriate sanction. Descriptions of potential sanctions are provided below. First Offense: In the first case of dishonesty, the instructor will normally give the student a zero for the assignment or test on which the student has been dishonest. Instructors are free to impose more severe penalties if such penalties are announced in the course syllabus. Second Offense: A second violation of the integrity policy in the same course or in any other course will result in an F in the course and student will be placed on disciplinary contract. Third Offense: Any further violations of the integrity policy may result in suspension or dismissal from school. If the student does not acknowledge responsibility or disputes the accusation of the violation of academic integrity, the student and faculty member will enter into the formal process described in the Student Conduct Process which may include a hearing before the Conduct Committee. Upon completion of the informal or formal process, students have the right to appeal the decision through the grievance policy outlined in the OCC Grievance Policy. The Academics Office maintains records of all student violations of Academic Integrity.

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Petition for Reinstatement A student who has been denied services or has been dismissed because of a violation of the Academic Integrity Policy may petition for reinstatement no sooner than two years from the date of the final decision. The petition must be in writing, must present a rationale for reinstatement and shall be addressed to the Executive Vice President of Academics, Ozark Christian College, 1111 North Main Street, Joplin, MO 64801. Students who are subsequently reinstated will be governed by the academic policies in effect at the time of reinstatement. GRADING POLICIES MARKING SYSTEM OF GRADES The following symbols, together with plus (+) or minus (-) variations, indicate the student’s proficiency on final grades. MEANING

LETTER GRADE

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Excellent

A

100-95

4.000

A-

94-93

3.670

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90-87

3.000

B-

86-85

2.670

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84-83

2.333

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C

82-79

2.000

C-

78-77

1.670

D+

76-75

1.333

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D

74-72

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D-

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0.670

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P = Passing, X = Exempt, W = Withdrawn (is not computed in GPA) REPEATING COURSES Students may retake courses for which they would like to earn a higher grade than previously earned. In order for the grade to be replaced and improve the student’s cumulative institutional GPA, the student must retake the exact same course and receive a higher grade. Some financial aid limitations may apply.

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FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives students the following rights with respect to their educational records. These rights include the right to inspect their own educational records, the right to request amendment of records they believe to be inaccurate of misleading, the right to give consent to the disclosure of their records (with specific exceptions allowed by law, including publishing directory information), and the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning any alleged failures of the college to comply with FERPA requirements. A detailed explanation of these rights is provided on the Consumer Information page of the college website: occ.edu/consumerinfo. RELEASE OF INFORMATION Records are maintained in the following offices: Academics-Registrar; Academic Integrity-Academics; Admissions-Enrollment Management; Housing and Student Discipline-Student Affairs; Financial-Student Financial Services. ACADEMIC ADVISING A student will be assigned an Academic Advisor upon matriculation. A majority of students will be assigned to the program director for their chosen major or a faculty member assigned to assist in that program. Students will meet with their academic advisors prior to enrollment for each semester. Students may also request additional appointments as needed. Students have access through the student portal (my.occ.edu) to view their ongoing progress toward the completion of their degree program. Students can view and print an unofficial degree audit and unofficial transcript from the portal. CHANGES OF DEGREES, MAJORS, OR MINORS Students changing from one degree or major to another or adding or eliminating a minor should secure a Change of Degree form from the Registrar’s Office, secure the necessary signatures, and return to the Registrar. Students making such a change will be responsible for meeting the degree and other program requirements shown in the catalog at the time of their initial enrollment (within time limit, see page 69) or the catalog in effect at the time of the change. SCHEDULE CHANGES: Add, Drop, Withdraw Courses A student may add or drop a course anytime the Add/Drop period is open on the OCC student portal. In addition, students receiving financial aid must also talk with the Student Financial Services Office to determine whether adding or dropping creates a change in financial aid status.

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A student may add a residential course during the first week of the semester and an online course up to Wednesday of Week 1 per online module by contacting the Registrar’s Office. A student may not add a course to his/her schedule after the start of the second week of school. Sometimes exceptions are made in the case of weekend seminars, but those must be approved by the Executive Vice President of Academics. Any student who wishes to drop a class outside of the open Add/Drop period must notify the Registrar’s Office and formally request to be dropped from the class. Until this is done, the student is officially enrolled in the class whether or not he/she attends. Likewise, the student is responsible for appropriate charges and course work until he/she has officially dropped a course through the Registrar’s Office. Any residential courses dropped during the first week of the semester or online courses dropped during the first four (4) days of the course will not be recorded on the student’s transcript. Residential courses dropped after the first week but before the eleventh week of the semester will be recorded as a “W” on transcripts. Online courses dropped after the fourth day but before the sixth week of the course will be recorded as a “W” on transcripts. A grade of “W” will not be calculated into the GPA but will impact financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress. Residential courses cannot be dropped after ten weeks of class. Online courses cannot be dropped after the fifth week of class. The only exception is for reasons approved by the Executive Vice President of Academics and Vice President of Student Affairs. Courses that have not met at the time of the drop date will not be listed on the transcript. WITHDRAWAL FROM COLLEGE To officially withdraw from the college, within the first ten weeks of the semester, a student must drop his or her classes through the Registrar’s Office. The student is expected to meet all obligations involving instructors, fellow students, deans, residence hall directors, Student Financial Services director, and librarian. Students who leave college without officially withdrawing through the Registrar’s Office will receive a failing grade in each course. In a limited number of circumstances, a student may be automatically withdrawn from courses. OCC will not execute an administrative withdrawal until attempting to communicate with the student via phone and/or OCC student email account and allowing the student 48 hours to respond. Students will be dropped from their course(s) if they do not respond accordingly. If this occurs within the first ten weeks of the semester for residential courses or within the first five weeks of a module for online courses, a grade of “W” will be given for each course. If after the first ten weeks for residential courses or after the first five weeks in an online module, the student will receive a failing grade. No refunds will be given for administrative withdrawals.

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Administrative withdrawals will be used in the following scenarios: •

Students in online courses who do not login to their course(s) within four consecutive days of the start of the course (see Online Attendance requirements).

In residential and online courses, a student that has been absent for 14 consecutive calendar days and has not communicated his/her intentions to continue in the course to the instructor and/or a school official.

A student who is experiencing an extraordinary circumstance that the college deems it appropriate to grant a withdrawal after the tenth week of the semester.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Students are approved for graduation by the Registrar upon the recommendation of the administration and faculty under the authority of the board of trustees. In order to be approved for graduation, students must meet the following requirements. 1. Completion of all academic requirements of the chosen degree as listed in the Ozark Christian College academic catalog. a.

At least 25% of the degree’s required credit hours must be taken from Ozark Christian College for both bachelor’s and associate’s degree graduates.

b. All bachelor’s degrees require at least 40 hours of upper division (3000 level or above) credit. c.

All bachelor’s degrees (except Bachelor of Arts in Counseling and Pastoral Care and Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Interdisciplinary Studies) require an internship or directed field experience of at least 2 hours of credit.

d. The student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts may minor in a ministry field by taking 18 additional hours. Twelve of those must be unique to the minor and include the core ministry courses for that particular field. e. The student’s academic advisor and the Executive Vice President of Academics must approve any substitution or waiver of requirements. f.

If the student is completing a second bachelor degree, the student must complete a minimum of 150 credit hours and the requirements for both degrees.

7. Receive a passing grade in all required courses and acceptable electives. A cumulative institutional grade point average of at least 2.0 must be maintained after 60 cumulative hours. 8. Complete all requirements listed in the catalog at the time of initial enrollment. Students may choose to complete requirements listed in catalogs sub-

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sequent, but not prior to their initial enrollment. Students who fail to complete the catalog requirements within eight years of initial enrollment will be required to meet the requirements of a more recent catalog. 9. Candidates for graduation will have been involved in documented Christian service and chapel attendance. Christian service and chapel attendance is recorded as a pass/fail grade on the college transcript. 10. Maintain a high level of biblical, moral, and spiritual integrity. Faculty review the list of graduation candidates. If serious character deficiencies are discovered, counseling may be advised and/or students may be prohibited from participation in Commencement. 11. Apply for graduation through the Registrar’s Office. The following are the deadlines to apply for graduation. The late application fee is $20. Students may not apply for graduation after the deadline with the late application fee. AUGUST GRADUATION: Deadline: June 1 Deadline with late application fee: July 1 DECEMBER GRADUATION: Deadline: Sept. 1 Deadline with late application fee: Oct. 1 MAY GRADUATION: Deadline: Nov. 1 Deadline with late application fee: Feb. 1 Students who have not met all these requirements will not be approved for graduation, nor will they be allowed to participate in Commencement exercises. Those unable to attend the Commencement services because of distance or other circumstances may notify the Academics Office that they plan to graduate in absentia. Students who have not met all financial obligations to the college will not be permitted to participate in Commencement nor granted a diploma or transcript. The college holds Commencement services in May, though it grants degrees in August, December, and May. APPLICATION FOR EARLY PARTICIPATION IN COMMENCEMENT Due to Commencement exercises being held annually in May, a student may apply to participate in advance of the completion of the degree under the following circumstances: 1. Have met all degree requirements and are in good academic standing (Minimum Institutional Cumulative GPA of 2.0). 2. Have 6 hours or less to complete in their bachelor degree requirements or 3 hours or less to complete in their associate degree requirements. 3. Can complete the remaining requirements in either the summer or fall term of the current calendar year.

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4. Are registered for the remaining requirements. Students will only be able participate in Commencement once for the same degree. RELEASE AND MAILING OF ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS Official transcripts from Ozark Christian College, Ozark Bible College, and Midwest Christian College may be requested in person or online at occ.edu/transcript. Ozark Christian College has contracted with Parchment to process online transcript requests for a nominal fee. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits release of student academic transcripts and certain other educational information without the student’s written consent. Because the student’s written authorization is required, requests made by telephone or by email cannot be honored. Ozark Christian College policy is to not copy transcripts and other personal data from high schools and other colleges for anyone. Ozark Christian College can not release transcripts unless all balances with the college are paid in full or current according to the agreement with Student Financial Services. TRANSFER OF CREDIT POLICIES According to the established practice in higher education, receipt of credit from other institutions is neither automatic nor obligatory. The receiving institution has the exclusive right to accept or reject credits earned at other institutions. 1. Ozark Christian College will accept credit for equivalent courses for degrees offered at Ozark from other institutions accredited by regional or national accrediting organizations recognized by CHEA (Council for Higher Education Administration). 2. Academic transcripts from previous colleges must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office for evaluation. Transcripts must be sent to the Ozark Christian College Registrar’s Office directly from the college(s) and/or university(ies) previously attended. The transcripts must be official, authentic, signed, and affixed with the school seal. Transcripts may be faxed to the college; however, they will be considered unofficial documents only, pending the official, authenticated, signed, and sealed documents received in the mail or via an electronic transcript services used by the other institution. 3. Determination of equivalency will be made by the Registrar’s Office in conjunction with the Executive Vice President of Academics. Students may be asked to submit either a course description or course syllabus to evaluate equivalency of course work. 4. Students must have earned a grade of at least 2.000 on a 4-point scale in the course to be considered for transfer.

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5. Ozark Christian College measures all courses in semester credits. Transferred courses that were transcripted using a quarter system will be converted to semester credits. 6. Transfer credits: For students enrolling in bachelor’s degree programs: A maximum of 75% of transfer credits will be accepted toward a bachelor’s degree. For students enrolling in associate’s degree programs: A maximum of 75% of transfer credits will be accepted towards an associate’s degree. ADVANCED PLACEMENT CREDITS Ozark Christian College accepts some credits earned through the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) program. Credits will be granted for courses in which a student has completed AP examinations with a score of 3 or above. If a student wishes to receive AP credit, they must request their scores be sent from the College Board to the OCC Registrar’s Office. Required Score

Credit Hours Granted

OCC Course Number

Calculus AB

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Math Elective

Calculus BC

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Math Elective

Statistics

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Elementary Statistics

English Language & Composition

3, 4, 5

3

EL 1210

English Composition 1

English Literature & Composition

3, 4, 5

6

EL 1210 & elective

English Composition 1 & Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Human Geography

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Music Theory

3, 4, 5

3

MU 1514

Music Theory 1

Psychology

3, 4, 5

3

PC 2210

Psychology

United States History

3, 4, 5

3

HI 2211

US History 1492 to 1877

World History

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

History Elective

European History

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

History Elective

Chinese Language & Culture

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Advanced Placement Course

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French Language & Culture

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

German Language & Culture

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Italian Language & Culture***

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Japanese Language & Culture

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Spanish Language

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Spanish Literature

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Art History

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Biology

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Science Elective

Chemistry

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Science Elective

Computer Science A

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

General Education Elective

Environmental Science***

3, 4, 5

3

SI 2110

Government & Politics: Comparative

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Government & Politics: United States

3, 4, 5

3

PS 1110

Latin: Vergil

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

General Education Elective

Macroeconomics

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

General Education Elective

Microeconomics

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

General Education Elective

Physics B

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Science Elective

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Science Elective

Physics C: Mechanics

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Science Elective

Intro to Environmental Science History Elective American Government

To order AP scores, visit the College Board Reporting services page apscore.collegeboard.org/scores. The College Board code for OCC is: 6542. Students who are pursuing a dual degree with Missouri Southern State University may have additional AP credits that can apply toward their degree requirements. For a listing of the AP credits accepted by MSSU, see mssu.edu/student-affairs/registrar/ap.php. ***MSSU does not accept these AP credits. AP credit is issued as “credit� (a grade is not assigned to the credit). AP credit is not calculated in the Grade Point Average.

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CLEP Ozark Christian College accepts some credits earned through the College Board’s College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Credits will be granted for courses in which a student has completed a CLEP test with a score of 50 or above. If a student wishes to receive CLEP Credit they must request their scores be sent from the College Board to the OCC Registrar’s Office. To receive CLEP Credit, the test must be completed prior to beginning coursework at OCC. Minimum Score Allowed

Credit Hours Granted

College Composition

50

3

EL 1210 (NOT EL 1211)

Biology

50

3

Science Elective

Chemistry

50

3

Science Elective

Natural Sciences

50

3

Science Elective

College Mathematics

50

3

Math Elective

College Algebra

50

3

Math Elective

Precalculus

50

3

Math Elective

Calculus

50

3

Math Elective

History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877

50

3

HI 2211

History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present

50

3

History Elective

Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648

50

3

History Elective

Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present

50

3

HI 2210

American Literature

50

3

EL 2311

English Literature

50

3

EL 2312

French Language

50

3

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

German Language

50

3

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Spanish Language

50

3

LA 1210

CLEP Subject

OCC Course or Elective Category

*The number of CLEP scores allowed are not to exceed an equivalent of 12 credit hours. **Other subjects may be accepted for the general education credit if approved by the Executive Vice President of Academics.

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CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING Students with significant previous ministry experience or other training may be able to receive credit toward degree requirements through Credit for Prior Learning (CPL). Credit for Prior Learning is earned by demonstrating that college level learning has occurred in a variety of settings, such as workshops, seminars, self-study, non-credit classes, training programs, work-related learning and life experience. Students must successfully complete the SD 3110 Orientation to Credit for Prior Learning course and meet all CPL portfolio requirements. Portfolios are evaluated by a faculty member who will determine the amount of and level of credit to be awarded. Please note: credit is awarded based on the information that was learned, not for the experience itself. A maximum of 16 hours may be awarded through CPL. LIMITATIONS OF CREDIT (Applied toward a degree): Vocal or instrumental music (private lessons): 9 hours

(Worship and Creative Arts majors exempt)

Physical education courses:

2 hours

Field Experience Courses:

2 hours

Ozark Christian College reserves the right to change or cease offering any curricular program at any time. The school will make a reasonable effort to help students thus affected to complete their education in a comparable program if at all possible. ARTICULATION AGREEMENT Ozark Christian College has an articulation agreement with Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri.

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ACADEMIC STANDING Associate Degree Programs •

A student with less than 33 credit hours must have a cumulative institutional grade point average (GPA) of at least 1.670.

A student with 33 or more credit hours must maintain a cumulative institutional GPA of at least 2.000.

Bachelor Degree Programs •

A student with less than 60 credit hours must have a cumulative institutional grade point average (GPA) of at least 1.670.

A student with 60 or more credit hours must maintain a cumulative institutional GPA of at least 2.000.

Academic progress will be checked at the end of each semester. DEAN’S LIST Excellence in academic achievement is recognized by the Dean’s List. To qualify for the Dean’s List in a given semester, a student must complete at least 12 hours and have a minimum 3.670 grade point average for that semester. ACADEMIC HONORS The following honors are given to students graduating with a bachelor’s degree and earning the required cumulative institutional GPA listed below: Summa Cum Laude

3.90-4.00

Magna Cum Laude

3.80-3.89

Cum Laude

3.67-3.79

ACADEMIC CONCERN Students will be placed on Academic Concern if their previous semester institutional GPA falls below the above stated criteria and will be notified in writing by the Registrar’s Office. ACADEMIC WARNING Students will be placed on Academic Warning if their cumulative institutional GPA falls below the above stated criteria and will be notified in writing by the Registrar’s Office. During the semester on Academic Warning, students will be limited to a maximum class load of 13 credit hours, and they will also be required

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to attend tutoring sessions and a series of academic skills workshops. It is recommended that the student not engage in more than 24 hours of employment per week. Students taking four credit hours or less and are non-degree seeking will not be put on Academic Warning or Suspension. ACADEMIC SUSPENSION At the end of a semester on Academic Warning, students not meeting the cumulative institutional GPA requirements stated above will be moved to Academic Suspension and will not be allowed to enroll at OCC for one semester. Students will be notified in writing from the Registrar’s Office. ACADEMIC RE-ADMITTANCE Students returning to OCC after an Academic Suspension must provide written evidence which demonstrates they will achieve academic success. This written evidence must be presented to the Admissions Director. Upon approval for re-admittance on Academic Warning, the student will be permitted to take a maximum class load of 13 credit hours and will be required to attend tutoring sessions and a series of academic skills workshops. ACADEMIC PROBATION Students who experience a significant life circumstance during the semester on Academic Warning (personal injury, illness, the death of a relative, or other special circumstances) may appeal, in writing, to the Academics Office. Appeals will be considered by a probationary committee and must include the following written requirements: •

A description of why the student failed to make satisfactory academic progress.

A statement of what has changed in the student’s situation that will allow him/her to make satisfactory academic progress by the next evaluation.

Academic Probation will be granted after a successful appeal and may include a revised academic plan. DISCIPLINARY SUSPENSION If a student is suspended for disciplinary reasons within the first ten weeks of the semester for residential courses or the fifth week of a course for online courses, the student will be withdrawn from school. After the tenth week of all residential courses or fifth week of online course module, all grades will be “F.”

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ATTENDANCE AND ASSIGNMENT POLICIES ATTENDANCE: Residential Courses Attendance is taken seriously because Christian leaders must be self-disciplined. The student receives a benefit from the discussion, interaction, and emphasis of a class session, which can be appreciated in no other way, even by additional makeup work. When the student is absent from class, a loss is experienced which may not show up on examinations but is nonetheless real. The student is expected to attend each meeting of the class in which he/she is enrolled. The equivalent of two weeks of absences plus one additional absence in a class will result in the student receiving an “F” for the course. Any absences for school sponsored activities (such as varsity sports, courses that require travel, or employment responsibilities at the college) are not counted toward this number of absences. Tardy students will be counted absent for the period unless they inform the professor of their presence at the conclusion of the class period. Four tardies constitute an absence. Any tardiness or other absence from class for over 15 minutes constitutes an absence. Faculty members may make some specific requirements regarding attendance stated in their course syllabi that students will need to meet, but general attendance regulations apply to all classes. In cases of extenuating circumstances (such as an extended illness) beyond the student’s control, appeal for credit may be made to a faculty-led committee. Email notification will be made to those students who are overabsent and are eligible to appeal. This appeal must be in writing stating reasons for the absences, and must be presented to the Assistant Academic Dean before final exams begin for the semester in question. ATTENDANCE: Readings, Independent Study, Internship Students enrolled in a readings course, independent study, or internship will be expected to actively participate according to the individual course syllabus. Participation may include, but not be limited to: submitting written assignments, posting in graded forum discussions, completing exams, and written communication with the instructor directly related to the course. Students who do not participate in the above ways for seven consecutive days will be considered absent.

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ATTENDANCE: ONLINE COURSES Online courses often demand greater discipline and careful attention to details within a compressed period of time compared to on-campus courses. Students are strongly advised to remain in close contact with their online instructor in the event that they must be absent for a brief period of time. Attendance in online courses will be taken on a weekly basis. Students will be expected to actively participate according to the individual course syllabus. Participation may include, but not be limited to the following activities: submitting written assignments, posting in graded forum discussions, completing exams, and written communication with the instructor directly related to the course. Students in online courses who do not participate in the above ways for seven consecutive days will be considered absent. Students are permitted a maximum of one absence, but are responsible to complete all coursework. The following scenarios may negatively impact a student’s academic record and current and future financial aid opportunities. Grade and refund schedules will apply (see Schedule Changes). (1) Being administratively dropped due to lack of login or participation within the first four days of an online course. Online Learning Department personnel will contact students via their OCC student email account and/or current phone number to assist them prior to this deadline. (2) Missing twelve consecutive days. The student will be contacted by the instructor via the student’s OCC email account. Instructors will promptly convey this information to the Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology. The student will be given 48 hours to communicate his/her intentions. Those who do not respond, or who do not wish to continue in the course, will be administratively withdrawn. (3) Acquiring a second absence after the fifth week. Students who exceed the absence limit (one) without the consent of the online instructor will fail the course. If a student exceeds the absence limit within the first five weeks, he/ she may elect to withdraw from the course. EXAMINATIONS 1. A fee of $10 will be charged to students who take any scheduled tests or examinations at a special time, apart from the class. This privilege is subject to the approval of the teacher in the class. 2. The procedure for a make-up examination is to first secure approval from the teacher, secure a receipt for such from the Student Financial Services Office and then present this receipt to personnel in the Academic Resource Commons. Teachers can designate other requirements in their syllabi. 3a. Final examinations or equivalent work will be given in all courses. 3b. The fee will be $25 for a final exam upon approval from the Executive Vice President of Academics.

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INCOMPLETE WORK Incomplete assignments or make-up work must be turned in during the semester, according to each individual faculty member’s stated requirements. However, no make-up work can be accepted for any semester after the last class day of that semester. STUDENT NOTIFICATIONS All Ozark Christian College students must use the official email address provided by the college (lastname.firstname@my.occ.edu) to receive communication from the faculty and staff. The OCC student email address may be forwarded to another email service (e.g., yahoo.com or hotmail.com). Some notifications to students are delivered to their student mailbox or mailed to the home address on record.

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DEGREES OFFERED Ozark Christian College offers the following degrees: •

Bachelor of Theology (BTh) degree (155 hrs)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree (124-135 hrs)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree for students who have previously completed an approved bachelor’s or associate’s degree (67-68 hrs)

Associate of Arts (AA) degree (61-67 hrs)

The Bachelor of Theology degree includes a concentrated area of study in biblical languages and exegesis and can be completed in five years. The Bachelor of Arts degree is offered in 16 majors. The BA degree can be completed in 4 years, with the exception of Bible and Interdisciplinary Studies (5 years), Bible and Ministry (2 years) and Bible and Global Outreach (2 years). Students may also minor in 12 available fields in addition to the BA degree. Minors require 18 additional hours, 12 hours of which need to be unique to the minor. The Associate of Arts degree is offered in 3 areas and can be completed in 2 years. ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Bachelor of Theology (BTh) •

Biblical Languages and Exegesis (155 hrs)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) •

Bible and Intercultural Studies (double major) (135 hrs)

Music and Worship (130 hrs)

The following majors have a common core (125 hrs) –– Counseling and Pastoral Care –– Biblical Communication –– Creative Arts Ministry –– Biblical Justice –– Intercultural Studies –– Children’s Ministry –– Organizational Leadership –– Christian Formation –– Student Ministry –– Christian Ministry –– Church Planting

Bible and Interdisciplinary Studies (Dual Degree with MSSU) (124 hrs)

Bible and Global Outreach (68 hrs)

Bible and Ministry (67 hrs)

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Minors (18 additional hours; 12 unique hours) –– Counseling and Pastoral Care –– Biblical Languages –– Creative Arts Ministry –– Biblical Communication –– Intercultural Studies –– Biblical Justice –– Organizational Leadership –– Children’s Ministry –– Student Ministry –– Christian Formation –– Worship Ministry –– Church Planting

Associate of Arts (AA) •

Music and Worship (67 hrs)

Intercultural Studies (64 hrs)

Christian Ministry (61 hrs)

Education is a lifelong process involving both classroom instruction and hands-on experience. All academic programs are intended to develop spiritual maturity, intellectual understanding, and vocational skill. Each bachelor’s degree is designed to provide preparation for leadership in Christian service. The Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Arts in Counseling and Pastoral Care are designed to be preparatory to further graduate level study. The various associate’s degrees as well as the degree in Interdisciplinary Studies are intended to prepare students to complete their studies at another institution of higher education. A student is expected to complete the degree requirements for the catalog corresponding to the academic year that they started at Ozark Christian College. If a student does not complete the requirements within 8 years of this catalog, they will be required to complete the requirements of a more recent catalog. The college reserves the right to change degree requirements in subsequent catalogs. Students may elect to change to a more recent catalog, but will be required to meet all requirements in effect. In the event the college eliminates a degree program or major, students will receive notification to be able to participate in a teach-out process over a limited timeframe.

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BACHELOR DEGREES BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY (BTh) The Bachelor of Theology degree prepares students to integrate biblical scholarship with service to God’s church. Students who complete this 5-year degree will be ready to serve as preaching or teaching ministers in local churches, and also to continue in graduate study toward careers in academia. Unique aspects of the program include: three years of biblical language study (including two years of biblical Greek and one year of biblical Hebrew), specialized courses in theology, and a capstone course using original languages for biblical exegesis. Students completing the Bachelor of Theology will be able to: 1. Use knowledge of biblical languages to conduct writing and research. 2. Exegete a biblical text in conjunction with the original context of the document. 3. Interpret and appropriately apply biblical texts for a ministry context. 4. Explain theological categories and their relationship to biblical texts. 5. Describe the Ancient Near Eastern, Jewish, and Greco-Roman contexts that surround and impact the biblical text. BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY

All students working for the Bachelor of Theology degree are required to complete the education listed below. BIBLICAL EDUCATION — 61 Old Testament (12) OT 1110 History of Ancient Israel 1 3 OT 1111 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 Old Testament Poetry Elective 3 (choose one) OT 3210 Psalms OT 3211 Wisdom Literature Old Testament Prophets Elective 3 (choose one) OT 4310 Messianic Prophecy OT 4311 Isaiah OT 4312 Jeremiah OT 4313 Daniel and Ezekiel OT 4314 Minor Prophets

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New Testament NT 1110 Book of Acts Gospel (choose one) NT 2210 Gospel of Matthew NT 2211 Gospel of Mark NT 2212 Gospel of Luke NT 2213 Gospel of John Life of Christ (choose one) NT 3211 Life of Christ 1 NT 3212 Life of Christ 2 NT 3213 Life of Christ 3 NT 3214 Life of Christ 4 NT 2310 Hebrews NT 3311 Timothy and Titus NT 4314 Romans

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Bible Exegesis Elective 2 Most courses identified with an OT, NT, or DO not required elsewhere in the degree. Hermeneutics (12) NT Critical Background Elective 3 (choose one) NT 4410 Introduction to the Gospels NT 4411 New Testament Introduction OT Critical Background Elective 3 (choose one) OT 4410 Introduction to Biblical Archaeology OT 4411 Old Testament Introduction PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation 3 PI 3410 Issues in Interpretation 3

Doctrine and Integration (14) DO 1110 Essentials of Spiritual Formation 2 DO 1111 Christ and the Bible 3 DO 3110 Spiritual Formation Retreat 2 PI 3212 Christian Apologetics and Worldview 3 Doctrinal Electives (choose two) 4 DO 4210 Doctrine of Heaven and Hell DO 4211 Doctrine of Missiology DO 4212 Doctrine of Christ DO 4215 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit DO 4216 Doctrine of God DO 4217 Doctrine of Humanity DO 1100 Chapel 0

GENERAL EDUCATION — 38 Refer to the Transfer Guide in Course Descriptions for additional course offerings at local colleges that would be acceptable for General Education requirements.

Communication CM 1110 Speech EL 1210 English Composition 1 EL 1211 English Composition 2

(9) 3 3 3

Humanities/Fine Arts LA 2411 Greek 1A LA 2412 Greek 1B PI 2310 Philosophy

(9) 3 3 3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics (6) Mathematics Elective (choose one) 3 MA 1110 Math for Life MA 1111 Contemporary Mathematics MA 2110 Elementary Statistics Science Elective (choose one) 3 SI 2110 Introduction to Environmental Science SI 2111 Introduction to Life Science SI 2112 Introduction to Physical Science

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Social/Behavioral Sciences (12) HI 3210 Church History 1 3 HI 3211 Church History 2 3 History Elective (choose one) 3 HI 2211 US History 1492 to 1877 HI 2212 History of the Roman Empire HI 2213 Ancient Near Eastern History HI 2214 The American Civil War Experience PS 1110 American Government PC 2210 Psychology 3 Other Courses (2) Health and Wellness Elective 1 (choose one) *Varsity sport meets requirement HE 1110 Wilderness Challenge HE 1111 Healthy Human Sexuality PE 1110 Lifetime Wellness SD 1112 First Year Student Success 1 *Transfer students can meet this requirement with an additional General Education Elective.

85


PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION — 56 CS 1110 Christian Service

0

Ministry Core (26) MN 1112 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism 3 IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication 3 CE 3116 Strategies for Teaching 3 MN 3121 Strategies for Biblical Communication 3 MN 3138 Practical Issues in Leadership Ministry 3 *Other practical issues courses may be substituted.

Counseling Elective 2 Any PC course 3000 level or above Ministry Electives 6 Any BE, CE, IS, MN, MU, or PC course not already required in the degree

SUMMARY: BIBLICAL EDUCATION GENERAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TOTAL REQUIRED

86

Major Field of Study (30) LA 3411 Greek 2A 3 LA 3412 Greek 2B 3 LA 3413 Hebrew 1A 3 LA 3414 Hebrew 1B 3 DO 4111 Theological Integration for Ministry 2 LA 4419 Advanced Biblical Exegesis 2 MN 4993 Ministry Internship 1 2 *Internship is limited to 4 hours. Additional hours come from ministry electives.

Ancient Biblical Language Elective 2 (choose one) LA 4411 Greek 3A LA 4413 Hebrew 2A Biblical Studies Electives 10 Any DO, LA, NT, or OT not already required in the degree. *Limit of 2 hrs of ministry electives.

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RECOMMENDED COURSE OF STUDY FOR BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY FIRST YEAR First Semester Second Semester First Year Student Success 1 English Composition 2 Book of Acts 4 Christ & the Bible Principles of Discipleship & Evangelism 3 History of Ancient Israel 2 Essentials of Spiritual Formation 2 Science Elective English Composition 1 3 Speech History of Ancient Israel 1 3 Total

16

Total

3 3 3 3 3 15

SECOND YEAR First Semester Second Semester Hebrews 3 Gospel Greek 1A 3 Greek 1B Foundations for Christian Mission 3 Foundations for Biblical Communication Philosophy 3 Ministry Elective Principles of Interpretation 3 Psychology Health and Wellness Elective Total

15

THIRD YEAR Second Semester 3 Christian Apologetics & Worldview 4 Old Testament Poetry Elective 3 Spiritual Formation Retreat 3 History Elective 2 Greek 2B Internship or Field Experience

First Semester Issues in Interpretation Life of Christ Greek 2A Mathematics Elective Biblical Studies Elective Total

15

Total

3 3 3 3 2 2 16

Second Semester Hebrew 1B Counseling Elective Timothy and Titus Ministry Elective Old Testament Prophets Elective Biblical Studies Elective Total

FIFTH YEAR First Semester Second Semester Doctrinal Elective 2 NT Critical Background Elective Ancient Biblical Language Elective 2 Romans OT Critical Background Elective 3 Ministry Elective Practical Issues in Leadership Ministry 3 Advanced Biblical Exegesis Church History 2 3 Theological Integration for Ministry Biblical Studies Elective 3 Biblical Studies Elective Total

DEGREE PROGRAMS

16

3 3 2 3 3 2 16

FOURTH YEAR

First Semester Church History 1 Strategies for Biblical Communication Hebrew 1A Strategies for Teaching Bible Exegesis Elective Doctrinal Elective Total

Total

4 3 3 2 3 1

16

Total

3 2 3 1 3 3 15

3 3 3 2 2 2 15

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BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA) BIBLE AND INTERCULTURAL STUDIES (Double Major) This program offers a significant increase in the total credit hours in the area of intercultural studies and gives the student an optimum preparation for entry level, field-based cross-cultural ministry. Students completing the BA in Bible and Intercultural Studies (double major) will be able to: 1. Outline a biblical theology of mission through both the Old and New Testaments. 2. Create a basic plan for a sound missions program in a local church context. 3. Present a well-structured partnership plan for material and spiritual support for effective intercultural ministry. 4. Articulate a clear and specific understanding of the place of Western missionaries in the contemporary global Christian community. 5. Demonstrate a field-based understanding of mission life and work. 6. Employ research skills in producing an ethnographic study for the purpose of assessing entry-level subcultural settings. 7. Explain the principle characters and forces of Missions History. 8. Compare missiological principles in relationship to theology.

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLE AND INTERCULTURAL MINISTRY (DOUBLE MAJOR) BIBLICAL EDUCATION — 56 Old Testament (12) OT 1110 History of Ancient Israel 1 3 OT 1111 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 Old Testament Poetry Elective 3 (choose one) OT 3210 Psalms OT 3211 Wisdom Literature Old Testament Prophets Elective 3 (choose one) OT 4310 Messianic Prophecy OT 4311 Isaiah OT 4312 Jeremiah OT 4313 Daniel and Ezekiel OT 4314 Minor Prophets New Testament NT 1110 Book of Acts Gospel (choose one) NT 2210 Gospel of Matthew NT 2211 Gospel of Mark NT 2212 Gospel of Luke NT 2213 Gospel of John Life of Christ (choose one) NT 3211 Life of Christ 1 NT 3212 Life of Christ 2 NT 3213 Life of Christ 3 NT 3214 Life of Christ 4 NT 2310 Hebrews NT 3311 Timothy and Titus NT 4314 Romans

(21) 4 4

4

Exegetical Electives Bible Exegesis Elective Most courses identified with an OT, NT, or DO not required elsewhere in the degree.

(2) 2

Hermeneutics (9) Critical Background Elective 3 (choose one) NT 4410 Introduction to the Gospels NT 4411 New Testament Introduction OT 4410 Introduction to Biblical Archaeology OT 4411 Old Testament Introduction PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation 3 PI 3410 Issues in Interpretation 3 Doctrine and Integration (12) DO 1110 Essentials of Spiritual Formation 2 DO 1111 Christ and the Bible 3 DO 3110 Spiritual Formation Retreat 2 PI 3212 Christian Apologetics and Worldview 3 DO 4111 Theological Integration for Ministry 2 DO 1100 Chapel 0

3 3 3

GENERAL EDUCATION — 38 Refer to the Transfer Guide in Course Descriptions for additional course offerings at local colleges that would be acceptable for General Education requirements.

Communication CM 1110 Speech EL 1210 English Composition 1 EL 1211 English Composition 2

DEGREE PROGRAMS

(9) 3 3 3

Humanities/Fine Arts PI 2310 Philosophy Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (choose one) EL 2314 World Literature Any Language course

(6) 3 3

89


Natural Sciences/Mathematics (6) Mathematics Elective (choose one) 3 MA 1110 Math for Life MA 1111 Contemporary Mathematics MA 2110 Elementary Statistics Science Elective (choose one) 3 SI 2110 Introduction to Environmental Science SI 2111 Introduction to Life Science SI 2112 Introduction to Physical Science Social/Behavioral Sciences (15) HI 3210 Church History 1 3 HI 3211 Church History 2 3 History Elective (choose one) 3 HI 2211 US History 1492 to 1877

HI 2212 History of the Roman Empire HI 2213 Ancient Near Eastern History HI 2214 The American Civil War Experience PS 1110 American Government IS 3210 Anthropology 3 PC 2210 Psychology 3 Other Courses (2) Health and Wellness Elective 1 (choose one) *Varsity sport meets requirement HE 1110 Wilderness Challenge HE 1111 Healthy Human Sexuality PE 1110 Lifetime Wellness SD 1112 First Year Student Success 1 *Transfer students can meet this requirement with an additional General Education Elective.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION — 41 CS 1110 Christian Service

0

General Ministry (12) MN 1112 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism 3 IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication 3 CE 3116 Strategies for Teaching 3 Intercultural Studies (29) IS 2217 Intercultural Studies Internship Debrief 1 IS 2510 World Religions 3 MN 3137 Spiritual Conflict 1 IS 3211 History of the World Christian Movement 2 IS 3212 Strategies for Intercultural Ministry 2 IS 3216 Global Outreach & the Church 1 IS 3224 Practical Ministry in Intercultural Service 2 SUMMARY: BIBLICAL EDUCATION GENERAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TOTAL REQUIRED

90

IS 4210 Practical Issues in Intercultural Life 2 Intercultural Studies Electives 13 Any IS course Any language course BE 2117 Building Teams, Leading Groups (1 hr) BE 3114 Dynamics of Change and Organizational Conflict (2 hrs) BE 3115 Strategic Planning (1 hr) BE 4112 Global Leadership Styles (1 hr) MN 3120 Interpreting Culture (2 hrs) MN 3136 Re-Imagining the Biblical Ethic of Reconciliation (1 hr) MN 3412 Urban Student Ministry (1 hr) IS 4993 Intercultural Studies Internship 2 Eight hours of internship may be taken in this degree. The first two hours are designated. The next six hours come from Intercultural Studies Electives.

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RECOMMENDED COURSE OF STUDY FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLE AND INTERCULTURAL STUDIES (DOUBLE MAJOR) FIRST YEAR First Semester Second Semester First Year Student Success 1 English Composition 2 Book of Acts 4 Foundations for Christian Mission Christ & the Bible 3 History of Ancient Israel 2 Essentials of Spiritual Formation 2 Science Elective English Composition 1 3 Speech History of Ancient Israel 1 3 Health and Wellness Elective 1 Total

17

Total

3 3 3 3 3

15

SECOND YEAR First Semester Second Semester Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism 3 History Elective 3 Gospel 4 Foundations for Biblical Communication 3 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 Mathematics Elective 3 Principles of Interpretation 3 Philosophy 3 Psychology 3 Practical Ministry in Intercultural Service 2 Intercultural Studies Electives 2 Intercultural Studies Electives 3 Total 18 Total 17 THIRD YEAR First Semester Second Semester Anthropology 3 Global Outreach & the Church Bible Exegesis Elective 2 Issues in Interpretation History of the World Christian Movement 2 Spiritual Formation Retreat Intercultural Studies Internship 2 OT Poetry Elective Life of Christ 4 Hebrews Strategies for Teaching 3 World Religions Intercultural Debrief Retreat 1 Spiritual Conflict Total

17

Total

FOURTH YEAR First Semester Second Semester Christian Apologetics and Worldview 3 Church History 2 Church History 1 3 Critical Background Elective Old Testament Prophets Elective 3 Timothy and Titus Practical Issues in Intercultural Life 2 Strategies for Intercultural Ministry Romans 3 Theological Integration for Ministry Intercultural Studies Electives 4 Intercultural Studies Electives Total

DEGREE PROGRAMS

18

Total

1 3 2 3 3 3 1 16

3 3 3 2 2 4 17

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MUSIC AND WORSHIP The music and worship program equips students to serve as worship arts pastors in churches and parachurch ministries. The degree focuses on preparing students to lead with musical proficiency, theological depth, and effective interpersonal pastoral skills. With a solid foundation in music theory, students develop vocal, guitar, and piano skills. The program emphasizes the importance of planning and leading biblically rich and culturally sensitive worship services. Students are expected to put what they are learning into practice by participating in ministry opportunities both on and off campus. Students completing the BA in Music and Worship (BAMW) will be able to: 1. Articulate the history and biblical theology of worship practices. 2. Adapt and apply historical and theological worship practices in current worship contexts. 3. Plan and lead cohesive worship services for various contexts. 4. Recruit, disciple, and lead a creative arts team while serving alongside other ministry staff members. 5. Create musical arrangements for worship and lead a team in rehearsal. 6. Operate the production equipment needed for modern worship. 7. Demonstrate vocal and instrumental proficiency for leading worship. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 1. Entrance Interview. The worship arts faculty must interview all music and worship majors during their first semester. This interview will assess the student’s goals and aptitude. 2. Music Theory Placement Test. This test is required of all prospective music and worship majors to determine correct placement in Music Theory courses. 3. Large Ensemble Participation. All BAMW students are required to participate in at least two semesters of Frontline Worship Team or Concert Choir. 4. Juries. All BAMW students enrolled in applied lessons are required to perform before the worship arts faculty at the end of each semester. Repertoire will be chosen from the student’s applied lessons. 5. Faculty Review. After completion of four semesters towards the BAMW degree, the worship arts faculty may meet with individual students for a program review. The worship arts faculty reserves the right to recommend a change of major at this time.

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC AND WORSHIP BIBLICAL EDUCATION — 56 Old Testament (12) OT 1110 History of Ancient Israel 1 3 OT 1111 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 Old Testament Poetry Elective 3 OT 3210 Psalms is the designated OT Poetry Elective. Old Testament Prophets Elective 3 (choose one) OT 4310 Messianic Prophecy OT 4311 Isaiah OT 4312 Jeremiah OT 4313 Daniel and Ezekiel OT 4314 Minor Prophets New Testament NT 1110 Book of Acts Gospel (choose one) NT 2210 Gospel of Matthew NT 2211 Gospel of Mark NT 2212 Gospel of Luke NT 2213 Gospel of John Life of Christ (choose one) NT 3211 Life of Christ 1 NT 3212 Life of Christ 2 NT 3213 Life of Christ 3 NT 3214 Life of Christ 4 NT 2310 Hebrews

(21) 4 4

4

3

NT 3311 Timothy and Titus NT 4314 Romans

3 3

Exegetical Electives (2) DO 2112 Foundations for Christian Worship is the designated Bible Exegesis Elective. 2 Hermeneutics (9) Critical Background Elective 3 (choose one) NT 4410 Introduction to the Gospels NT 4411 New Testament Introduction OT 4410 Introduction to Biblical Archaeology OT 4411 Old Testament Introduction PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation 3 PI 3410 Issues in Interpretation 3 Doctrine and Integration (12) DO 1110 Essentials of Spiritual Formation 2 DO 1111 Christ and the Bible 3 DO 3110 Spiritual Formation Retreat 2 PI 3212 Christian Apologetics and Worldview 3 DO 4111 Theological Integration for Ministry 2 DO 1100 Chapel 0

GENERAL EDUCATION — 38 Refer to the Transfer Guide in Course Descriptions for additional course offerings at local colleges that would be acceptable for General Education requirements.

Communication CM 1110 Speech EL 1210 English Composition 1 EL 1211 English Composition 2

(9) 3 3 3

Humanities/Fine Arts (6) PI 2310 Philosophy 3 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 (choose one) EL 1212 Introduction to Literature (3 hrs) EL 2311 American Literature (3 hrs)

DEGREE PROGRAMS

EL 2312 British Literature (3 hrs) EL 2314 World Literature (3 hrs) Greek Language Course Hebrew Language Course Spanish Language Course MU 1112 Music Appreciation (3 hrs) Natural Sciences/Mathematics (6) Mathematics Elective (choose one) 3 MA 1110 Math for Life MA 1111 Contemporary Mathematics MA 2110 Elementary Statistics

93


Science Elective (choose one) 3 SI 2110 Introduction to Environmental Science SI 2111 Introduction to Life Science SI 2112 Introduction to Physical Science Social/Behavioral Sciences (12) HI 3210 Church History 1 3 HI 3211 Church History 2 3 History Elective (choose one) 3 HI 2211 US History 1492 to 1877 HI 2212 History of the Roman Empire HI 2213 Ancient Near Eastern History HI 2214 The American Civil War Experience PS 1110 American Government PC 2210 Psychology 3

Other Courses (5) Health and Wellness Elective 1 (choose one) *Varsity sport meets requirement HE 1110 Wilderness Challenge HE 1111 Healthy Human Sexuality PE 1110 Lifetime Wellness SD 1112 First Year Student Success 1 *Transfer students can meet this requirement with an additional General Education Elective.

General Education Elective (choose one) IS 2510 World Religions IS 3210 Anthropology MU 1112 Music Appreciation PS 1110 American Government Any CM, EL, HI, LA, MA, SI not already required in the degree.

3

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION — 35 CS 1110 Christian Service

0

General Ministry (13) IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 MN 1112 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism 3 MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication 3 MU 1115 Foundations for Creative Arts Ministry 2 MU 3115 Practical Issues in Worship and Creative Arts Ministry 2 Music and Worship (22) MU 1111 Basics of Music Theory 2 MU 1114 Concert Choir (2 semesters) OR MU 2115 Frontline Worship Team (2 semesters) 2 MU 1315 Private Voice (2 semesters) 2 MU 1415 Private Guitar (2 semesters) 2 MU 1514 Music Theory and Skills 3 SUMMARY: BIBLICAL EDUCATION GENERAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TOTAL REQUIRED

94

MU 2117 Worship Band Skills 2 Applied Piano 2 MU 1210 Beginning Piano Class (1 hr) MU 1216 Modern Keyboard (1 hr) MU 1217 Private Piano (1 hr) Music Electives 5 MU 2111 Music for Children (1 hr) MU 2114 Creative Arts Conference (1 hr) MU 3117 Graphic Design (2 hrs) MU 3118 Music and Audio Production (2 hrs) MU 3121 Filmmaking and Videography (2 hrs) MU 3122 Photography (1 hr) Additional Concert Choir Additional Frontline Worship Team Additional Private Lessons MU 4993 Worship Internship OR MU 4991 Worship Field Experience 2 Internship is limited to 4 hours. Additional internship hours come from Music electives.

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RECOMMENDED COURSE OF STUDY FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC AND WORSHIP FIRST YEAR First Semester Second Semester Book of Acts 4 Christ & the Bible Applied Piano 1 English Composition 1 Essentials of Spiritual Formation 2 History of Ancient Israel 2 Concert Choir or Frontline Team 1 Applied Piano First Year Student Success 1 Music Theory and Skills History of Ancient Israel 1 3 Private Voice Health and Wellness Elective 1 Worship Band Skills Foundations for Creative Arts Ministry 2 Basics of Music Theory 2 Total

17

Total

3 3 3 1 3 1 2

16

SECOND YEAR First Semester Second Semester Concert Choir or Frontline Team 1 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 English Composition 2 3 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism 3 Principles of Interpretation 3 Gospel 4 Private Guitar 1 Issues in Interpretation 3 Private Voice 1 Private Guitar 1 Speech 3 Psychology 3 Foundations for Christian Worship 2 Total 14 Total 17 THIRD YEAR First Semester Second Semester Foundations for Biblical Communication 3 History Elective Mathematics Elective 3 Life of Christ Music Elective 2 Philosophy Gen Ed Elective 3 Practical Issues in Worship and Creative Hebrews 3 Arts Ministry Worship Internship 2 Psalms Spiritual Formation Retreat Total

16

Total

FOURTH YEAR First Semester Second Semester Christian Apologetics and Worldview 3 Church History 2 Church History 1 3 Critical Background Elective Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 Music Electives Old Testament Prophets Elective 3 Romans Timothy and Titus 3 Science Elective Music Elective 1 Theological Integration for Ministry Total

DEGREE PROGRAMS

16

Total

3 4 3 2 3 2 17

3 3 2 3 3 2 16

95


CORE REQUIREMENTS FOR 125 HOUR BACHELOR OF ARTS (11 majors) There are 11 majors that share a common core of Biblical, General, and Professional Education requirements and 19 hours of study specific to the declared major. CORE REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS (125 HOURS) BIBLICAL EDUCATION — 56 Old Testament (12) OT 1110 History of Ancient Israel 1 3 OT 1111 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 Old Testament Poetry Elective 3 (choose one) OT 3210 Psalms OT 3211 Wisdom Literature Old Testament Prophets Elective 3 (choose one) OT 4310 Messianic Prophecy OT 4311 Isaiah OT 4312 Jeremiah OT 4313 Daniel and Ezekiel OT 4314 Minor Prophets New Testament NT 1110 Book of Acts Gospel (choose one) NT 2210 Gospel of Matthew NT 2211 Gospel of Mark NT 2212 Gospel of Luke NT 2213 Gospel of John Life of Christ (choose one) NT 3211 Life of Christ 1 NT 3212 Life of Christ 2 NT 3213 Life of Christ 3 NT 3214 Life of Christ 4 NT 2310 Hebrews NT 3311 Timothy and Titus NT 4314 Romans

96

(21) 4 4

4

Exegetical Electives Bible Exegesis Elective Most courses identified with an OT, NT, or DO not required elsewhere in the degree.

(2) 2

Hermeneutics (9) Critical Background Elective 3 (choose one) NT 4410 Introduction to the Gospels NT 4411 New Testament Introduction OT 4410 Introduction to Biblical Archaeology OT 4411 Old Testament Introduction PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation 3 PI 3410 Issues in Interpretation 3 Doctrine and Integration (12) DO 1110 Essentials of Spiritual Formation 2 DO 1111 Christ and the Bible 3 DO 3110 Spiritual Formation Retreat 2 PI 3212 Christian Apologetics and Worldview 3 DO 4111 Theological Integration for Ministry 2 DO 1100 Chapel 0

3 3 3

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GENERAL EDUCATION — 38 Refer to the Transfer Guide in Course Descriptions for additional course offerings at local colleges that would be acceptable for General Education requirements.

Communication CM 1110 Speech EL 1210 English Composition 1 EL 1211 English Composition 2

(9) 3 3 3

Humanities/Fine Arts (6) PI 2310 Philosophy 3 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 (choose one) EL 1212 Introduction to Literature (3 hrs) EL 2311 American Literature (3 hrs) EL 2312 British Literature (3 hrs) EL 2314 World Literature (3 hrs) Spanish Language Course Greek Language Course Hebrew Language Course MU 1112 Music Appreciation Natural Sciences/Mathematics (6) Mathematics Elective (choose one) 3 MA 1110 Math for Life MA 1111 Contemporary Mathematics MA 2110 Elementary Statistics Science Elective (choose one) 3 SI 2110 Introduction to Environmental Science SI 2111 Introduction to Life Science SI 2112 Introduction to Physical Science

Social/Behavioral Sciences (12) HI 3210 Church History 1 3 HI 3211 Church History 2 3 History Elective (choose one) 3 HI 2211 US History 1492 to 1877 HI 2212 History of the Roman Empire HI 2213 Ancient Near Eastern History HI 2214 The American Civil War Experience PS 1110 American Government PC 2210 Psychology 3 Other Courses (5) Health and Wellness Elective 1 (choose one) *Varsity sport meets requirement HE 1110 Wilderness Challenge HE 1111 Healthy Human Sexuality PE 1110 Lifetime Wellness SD 1112 First Year Student Success 1 *Transfer students can meet this requirement with an additional General Education Elective.

General Education Elective (choose one) IS 2510 World Religions IS 3210 Anthropology MU 1112 Music Appreciation PS 1110 American Government Any CM, EL, HI, LA, MA, SI not already required in the degree.

3

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION — 31 CS 1110 Christian Service 0 MN 1112 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism 3 IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 SUMMARY: BIBLICAL EDUCATION GENERAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TOTAL REQUIRED

DEGREE PROGRAMS

MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication CE 3116 Strategies for Teaching Major Field of Study

3 3 19

56 38 31 125

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SAMPLE COURSE OF STUDY FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS (125 HOUR) FIRST YEAR First Semester Second Semester First Year Student Success 1 English Composition 2 3 Book of Acts 4 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism 3 Christ & the Bible 3 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 Essentials of Spiritual Formation 2 Science Elective 3 English Composition 1 3 Speech 3 History of Ancient Israel 1 3 Health and Wellness Elective 1 Total

17

Total

15

SECOND YEAR First Semester Second Semester Foundations for Christian Mission 3 Gospel 4 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 History Elective 3 Mathematics Elective 3 Foundations for Biblical Communication 3 Principles of Interpretation 3 Philosophy 3 Psychology 3 Major Course 3 Total 15 Total 16 First Semester General Education Elective Life of Christ Old Testament Poetry Elective Strategies for Teaching Major Course Total

THIRD YEAR Second Semester 3 Issues in Interpretation 4 Spiritual Formation Retreat 3 Hebrews 3 Major Course 3 16

Total

14

FOURTH YEAR First Semester Second Semester Christian Apologetics and Worldview 3 Bible Exegesis Elective Church History 1 3 Church History 2 Timothy and Titus 3 Critical Background Elective Old Testament Prophets Elective 3 Romans Major Course 4 Theological Integration for Ministry Major Course Total

98

16

Total

3 2 3 6

2 3 3 3 2 3 16

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BIBLICAL COMMUNICATION MAJOR – 31 hours This program is designed to prepare students to communicate biblical truth accurately and persuasively to a variety of audiences. Students enrolled in this major take all core biblical communication classes, appropriate ministry electives, preaching seminars, and an internship or field experience in the biblical communication area. Students experience the opportunity to preach in class several times as well as in a variety of ministry contexts. Students completing the BA in Biblical Communication will be able to: 1. Define preaching in its theological, ecclesiastical, and cultural contexts. 2. Preach from, through, and like the Bible in written work. 3. Preach from, through, and like the Bible in class and ministry contexts. 4. Produce a preaching portfolio containing sermons from classes and ministry contexts, doctrine of preaching philosophy, and growth plan for preaching into the future. 5. Lead the church from the pulpit and from other ministry contexts available. MN 3121 Strategies for Biblical Communication 3 MN 3138 Practical Issues in Leadership Ministry 3 MN 4113 Advanced Biblical Communication 3 Counseling Elective 2 Any PC Course 3000 level or above Ministry Area Electives 4 Any BE, CE, IS, MN, MU, or PC course not already required in the degree. The following are recommended: IS 2310 Foundations for Biblical Justice MN 2112 Foundations for Christian Formation & Spirituality MN 2310 Foundations for Children’s Ministry MN 2410 Foundations for Student Ministry MN 3511 Foundations for Church Planting Preaching Seminar Electives 2 MN 3611 Preaching and Self-Disclosure (1 hr) MN 3612 Practical Issues in Preaching (1 hr)

DEGREE PROGRAMS

MN 3614 Preaching and Storytelling (1 hr) MN 3615 Audience Analysis (1 hr) MN 3616 Preaching and Leadership (1 hr) MN 3618 Preaching and Humor (1 hr) MN 3619 Preaching and Creativity (1 hr) MN 3621 Inductive Preaching (1 hr) MN 3622 Preaching to Youth (1 hr) MN 3623 Preaching and Body Language (1 hr) MN 4993 Ministry Internship OR MN 4991 Field Experience 2 Internship is limited to six hours. Additional internship hours come from the Preaching Seminars and Ministry Electives.

Professional Education (Taken in the core)

12

NOTES: Greek 1A and Greek 1B (6 hours) may be added by eliminating the Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3) and English Composition 2 (3). Greek 2A and Greek 2B (6 hours) may be added by eliminating Ministry Electives (4 hours) and the Bible Exegesis Elective (2 hours). If the Greek 1 track is chosen, the internship is limited to 2 hours.

99


BIBLICAL JUSTICE MAJOR – 31 hours This program is designed to prepare students to engage in ministries involved in the fight against social injustices. Students in this program will receive a strong theological foundation that communicates the heart of God to redeem both the physical and spiritual lives of broken humanity. In addition, the program integrates a strong practical approach through direct interaction with local churches, parachurch organizations, and cross-cultural contexts that implement justice ministries of a wide variety. As a result, this degree positions the student to be able to engage justice issues from a balanced biblical perspective in a wide range of ministry contexts. Students completing the BA in Biblical Justice will be able to: 1. Articulate the theological foundation for biblical justice. 2. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of justice issues and strategies for engaging in justice work. 3. Explain a clear and specific understanding of the dual nature of evangelism and meeting social needs in biblical justice work. 4. Describe the major issues that confront those engaged in justice work and have developed a personal response to those issues. 5. Apply practical approaches to justice work from a field-based understanding of biblical justice work. 6. Employ a plan for engaging in justice work from a biblical perspective by graduation. IS 2310 Foundations for Biblical Justice 3 IS 3310 Strategies for Biblical Justice 3 IS 4310 Practical Issues in Biblical Justice 2 MN 3137 Spiritual Conflict 1 PC 4312 Crisis Counseling 2 PI 3311 Comparative Ethics 2 Major Electives 4 BE 2117 Building Teams, Leading Groups (1 hr) BE 3114 Dynamics of Change and Organizational Conflict (2 hrs) BE 3115 Strategic Planning (1 hr) BE 4112 Global Leadership Styles (1 hr) DO 4211 Doctrine of Missiology (2 hrs) IS 2215 Culture Codes and Behaviors (1 hr) IS 2311 Orientation to Biblical Justice (1 hr) IS 3210 Anthropology (3 hrs)

100

IS 3223 Microfinance and the Poor (1 hr) MN 3120 Interpreting Culture (2 hrs) MN 3129 Christian Community Development (2 hrs) MN 3136 Re-Imagining the Biblical Ethic of Reconciliation (1 hr) MN 3412 Urban Student Ministry (1 hr) NT 4315 Revelation (3 hrs) OT 4314 Minor Prophets (3 hrs) IS 4990 Biblical Justice Internship 1 2 Internship is limited to 6 hours. Additional Internship hours come from Major Electives.

Professional Education (Taken in the core)

12

NOTE: The Humanities/Fine Arts Elective in the core must be a Language course or EL 2314 World Literature.

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CHILDREN’S MINISTRY MAJOR – 31 hours This program equips students to design and lead educational programs for children (birth-age 13) and their families in church and parachurch ministries. Students will be trained in issues of faith development in children, creating age-appropriate lesson materials, and equipping volunteers for service. Upon completion, students will possess the skills to develop and administer a children’s ministry program and serve as a children’s minister/director or in other ministry roles. Students completing the BA in Children’s Ministry will be able to: 1. Articulate a philosophy of children’s ministry consistent with biblical principles and an understanding of childhood development. 2. Effectively and correctly teach the Bible to children in creative and age-appropriate ways. 3. Recruit, train, and encourage volunteers to serve in a children’s ministry. 4. Create and administer an effective and contextualized children’s ministry program for a church or parachurch organization that will incorporate weekly educational programming with special events, intergenerational ministry, and service opportunities. 5. Equip parents to educate their children in scripture and assess their spiritual development. 6. Design and implement a child-safe environment and plan for children’s ministry. 7. Serve on a ministry team, demonstrating awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as a leader, team member. MN 2310 Foundations for Children’s Ministry 3 MN 3310 Strategies for Children’s Ministry 2 MN 3312 Ministry to Children with Special Needs 1 MN 4310 Practical Issues in Children’s Ministry 3 CE 3112 Curriculum Planning 1 PC 3314 Pastoral Counseling 2 Major Electives 5 BE 2116 Project Management (1 hr) BE 2117 Building Teams, Leading Groups (1 hr) BE 3114 Dynamics of Change and Organizational Conflict (2 hrs) MN 2311 Children’s Ministry Conference (1 hr)

DEGREE PROGRAMS

MN 3211 Ministry to the Family (1 hr) MN 3311 Ministry to Children in Cross-Cultural & Multi-Ethnic Settings (1 hr) MN 3614 Preaching and Storytelling (1 hr) MN 4311 Theology of Childhood (2 hrs) PC 3114 Principles of Family Living (2 hrs) MN 4993 Ministry Internship OR MN 4991 Field Experience 2 Internship is limited to 4 hours. Additional internship hours come from Major Electives.

Professional Education (Taken in the core)

12

101


CHRISTIAN FORMATION MAJOR – 31 hours This program is designed to prepare students for various types of ministries to adults (discipleship, small groups, campus, family, men’s, women’s, college age, or senior adult ministries) in various church or parachurch organizations. Students in this program will participate in courses focused on personal and community formation toward facilitating a culture of discipleship. In addition, students will choose courses of study and participate in an internship in the area of ministry in which they are most interested. Students completing the BA in Christian Formation will be able to: 1. Disciple adults in various types of ministry settings. 2. Articulate God’s desire for authentic community. 3. Facilitate a culture of discipleship. 4. Describe the process of spiritual formation. MN 2112 Foundations for Christian Formation & Spirituality 3 MN 3115 Strategies for Formation in Community 2 MN 3138 Practical Issues in Leadership Ministry 3 MN 4112 Spiritual Direction and Mentoring 2 CE 3112 Curriculum Planning 1 Counseling Elective 2 Any PC 3000-level or above

102

Ministry Elective 4 Any BE, CE, IS, MN, MU, or PC course not already required in the degree. MN 4993 Ministry Internship OR MN 4991 Field Experience 2 Internship is limited to 8 hours. Additional internship hours come from ministry electives and Practical Issues in Leadership Ministry.

Professional Education (Taken in the core)

12

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CHRISTIAN MINISTRY MAJOR – 31 hours Rather than offering field specific preparation, this program takes a broader approach to ministry preparation. Vocationally, a graduate in this program may serve in various ministries within a church or parachurch organization. Christian Ministry would be an attractive option to a student who desires the flexibility of getting some training in multiple fields of ministry. A larger number of ministry elective hours are offered in this program for students to pursue different areas of interest. Students completing the BA in Christian Ministry will be able to: 1. Articulate a philosophy of Christian service consistent with a biblical theology. 2. Demonstrate the ability to engage the culture in which Christian service takes place. 3. Execute the principles of biblical discipleship within their Christian service context. 4. Communicate biblical truth. 5. Work collaboratively with a team. 6. Develop and implement specific initiatives for ministry. 7. Provide basic pastoral care for the hurting. Foundations in Ministry Elective 3 BE 2115 Foundations for Organizational Leadership IS 2310 Foundations for Biblical Justice (3 hrs) MN 2112 Foundations for Christian Formation & Spirituality (3 hrs) MN 2310 Foundations for Children’s Ministry (3 hrs) MN 2410 Foundations for Student Ministry (3 hrs) MN 3121 Strategies for Biblical Communication (3 hrs) MN 3511 Foundations Church Planting (3 hrs) MN 3138 Practical Issues in Leadership Ministry 3

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Counseling Elective Any PC 3000-level course or above Ministry Electives Any BE, CE, IS, MN, MU, or PC course not already required in the degree. General Electives Any course not already required in the degree MN 4993 Ministry Internship OR MN 4991 Field Experience

2 6

3

2

Internship is limited to 8 hours. Additional internship hours come from General Electives and Ministry electives.

Professional Education (Taken in the core)

12

103


CHURCH PLANTING MAJOR – 31 hours This program is designed for students who wish to participate in the establishment of new congregations. Students will be equipped to manage themselves, raise funds, navigate team dynamics, and faithfully contextualize the Gospel in diverse cultural settings. Students will engage in traditional classroom experiences with additional off-site educational opportunities in places such as New York City and San Francisco, along with an internship at a church plant. Students completing the BA in Church Planting will be able to: 1. Faithfully contextualize the Gospel in diverse cultural settings. 2. Establish a new congregation for a specific context. 3. Recruit and lead a team. 4. Identify their strengths and weaknesses as a church planter. MN 3511 Foundations for Church Planting MN 3120 Interpreting Culture MN 3121 Strategies for Biblical Communication MN 3138 Practical Issues in Leadership Ministry Ministry Electives BE, CE, IS, MN, MU, or PC Course

104

3 2

MN 4993 Ministry Internship

3

Professional Education (Taken in the core)

2

Internship is limited to 6 hours. Additional hours come from Ministry Electives.

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COUNSELING AND PASTORAL CARE MAJOR – 31 hours This program is designed to give students a solid biblical base and the tools to do critical thinking in the area of counseling and pastoral care so that they can provide pastoral counseling in the church or pursue graduate work that will allow them to be a licensed professional in the various counseling fields. Students will receive training in crisis counseling, pastoral counseling, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, family relationships, and the opportunity to choose elective classes in their particular area of interest. Students completing the BA in Counseling and Pastoral Care will be able to: 1. Assess and identify a person who is a potential suicide risk and be able to follow and implement the intervention procedures of Q-P-R. 2. Use the basic elements of effective pastoral counseling: attending, responding, personalizing and initiating with the counselee. 3. Describe the main signs, symptoms and intervention procedures for clients who self-injure, struggle with eating disorders, depression, pornography, self-esteem issues, relationship struggles, and alcohol or drug addictions. 4. Explain and use the ABC method of crisis counseling. 5. Desire to pursue a master’s degree in the area of Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), or Master of Social Work (MSW). PC 2310 Introduction to Counseling 3 PC 4210 Abnormal Psychology 3 PC 4211 Developmental Psychology 3 Major Electives 10 Any PC course not already required in the degree. Professional Education 12 (Taken in the core) NOTE: No internship is required.

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CREATIVE ARTS MINISTRY MAJOR – 31 hours This program is designed to prepare students in a variety of skills and principles related to creative arts ministry. In addition to developing a theology of technology and pastoral leadership skills, students will gain hands-on experience with audio, video, and lighting equipment. Project-based courses allow students to develop a portfolio of their work in audio-video recording, stage set design, and graphic arts. Graduates from this program will serve the church and parachurch organizations in the areas of worship production and creative arts ministry. Students completing the BA in Creative Arts Ministry will be able to: 1. Articulate a philosophy of ministry that integrates biblical, historical, and cultural dynamics of Christian worship with technology commonly utilized in contemporary Christian worship. 2. Identify the major components of an audio system, troubleshoot audio problems, and operate the system effectively. 3. Work with a team to design and assemble worship environments involving lighting, video projection, and stage sets. 4. Identify the major components of a video projection system and operate the system effectively in a worship setting. 5. Identify the major components of a lighting system and be able to program and operate lights utilizing color theory and techniques appropriate for the worship context. 6. Create media content for print, projection, audio, and video playback. 7. Plan and direct all of the technical elements of a worship service. 8. Manage a website to facilitate communication with the worshiping community and utilize social media to expand interaction. DO 2112 Foundations for Christian Worship 2 MU 1115 Foundations for Creative Arts Ministry 2 MU 2118 Strategies for Creative Arts Ministry 2 MU 3115 Practical Issues in Worship and Creative Arts Ministry 2 MU 4992 Creative Arts Senior Project 2

106

Major Electives 5 MU 2114 Creative Arts Conference (1 hr) MU 2115 Frontline Worship Team (1 hr) MU 3117 Graphic Design (2 hrs) MU 3118 Music and Audio Production (2 hrs) MU 3121 Filmmaking and Videography (2 hrs) MU 3122 Photography (1 hr) MU 4997 Creative Arts Ministry Internship 1 2 MU 4998 Creative Arts Ministry Internship 2 2 Professional Education 12 (Taken in the core)

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INTERCULTURAL STUDIES MAJOR – 31 hours This program is designed for students who wish to develop their skills and deepen their passion for intercultural ministry that crosses cultural barriers. This preparation is accomplished with three avenues of engagement in mind: 1) resident service in a cultural setting other than the student’s home culture (traditional missions); 2) stateside service in the home base of a mission organization; or 3) ministry that involves mobilizing both workers and senders in the local church. As a part of their program, students carry out a field internship in a cross-cultural setting under the supervision of an experienced cross-cultural worker. The specific skills needed for entry into intercultural service are emphasized throughout the course of study and the field experiences. Students completing the BA in Intercultural Studies will be able to: 1. Outline a biblical theology of mission through both the Old and the New Testaments. 2. Create a basic plan for a sound missions program in a local church context. 3. Present a well-structured partnership plan for material and spiritual support for effective intercultural ministry. 4. Articulate a clear and specific understanding of the place of Western missionaries in the contemporary global Christian community. 5. Demonstrate a field-based understanding of mission life and work. 6. Employ research skills in producing an ethnographic study for the purpose of assessing entry-level subcultural settings. IS 2510 World Religions 3 IS 2217 Intercultural Debriefing Retreat 1 IS 3211 History of the World Christian Movement 2 IS 3212 Strategies for Intercultural Ministry 2 IS 3216 Global Outreach & the Church 1 IS 3224 Practical Ministry in Intercultural Service 2 IS 4210 Practical Issues in Intercultural Life 2 MN 3137 Spiritual Conflict 1 Major Electives 3 BE 2117 Building Teams, Leading Groups BE 3114 Dynamics of Change and Organizational Conflict BE 3115 Strategic Planning

DEGREE PROGRAMS

BE 4112 Global Leadership Styles Any IS course Any Church Planting course Any LA course MN 3120 Interpreting Culture (2 hrs) IS 4993 Intercultural Studies Internship 2 Internship is limited to 4 hours. Additional internship hours come from Major Electives. Internship must include a cross-cultural experience.

Professional Education (Taken in the core)

12

NOTES: The Humanities/Fine Arts Elective in the core must be a Language course or EL 2314 World Literature. The General Education Elective in the core must be IS 3210 Anthropology.

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ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP MAJOR – 31 hours This program equips students to engage in any level of leadership within an organization through an understanding of leadership principles and practices combined with practical business, and with leaders from various organizations engaging the students on a regular basis. This degree uniquely positions a student to engage in leadership positions, in the ministry context and in the business setting, from a servant-based, Christocentric approach to leading. Students completing the BA with an Organizational Leadership major will be able to: 1. Articulate both biblical and philosophical concepts that underpin organizational leadership structures in churches and organizations. 2. Apply a theological foundation for organizational leadership in various contexts. 3. Describe major strategies and issues for engaging in effective organizational leadership. 4. Employ organizational leadership principles to manage conflict, navigate organizational changes, and build effective teams from a servant leadership approach. 5. Integrate standard business practices (financial, human resources, reporting procedures, data-driven decision making, etc.) in a ministry context. 6. Demonstrate a field-based understanding of organizational leadership. 7. Lead a ministry utilizing their understanding of organizational leadership principles. BE 2115 Foundations for Organizational Leadership BE 3113 Strategies for Organizational Leadership BE 3114 Dynamics of Change and Organizational Conflict PC 3314 Pastoral Counseling BE 4111 Practical Issues in Organizational Leadership

3 3 2 2 3

Major Electives 4 BE 2116 Project Management (1 hr) BE 2117 Building Teams, Leading Groups (1 hr) BE 2118 Entrepreneurship and Vocation (1 hr) BE 2119 Ethical and Legal Issues for Ministries (1 hr) BE 3115 Strategic Planning (1 hr) BE 4112 Global Leadership Styles (1 hr) BE 4113 Coaching/Mentoring in Organizational Leadership (1 hr) BE 4997 Organizational Leadership Internship 1 2 Internship is limited to 4 hours. Additional internship hours come from Major Electives.

Professional Education (Taken in the core)

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STUDENT MINISTRY MAJOR – 31 hours This program is aimed at training and inspiring the next wave of student ministers to effectively lead Christ-centered student ministries, guiding teenagers to become lifelong disciples of Jesus. Courses in this program are very practical in nature using lectures, projects, guest teachers, current studies of youth culture, and interviews with student workers on the field, hands-on experience, internships under veteran student ministry mentors, and one-on-one evaluation meetings each semester with the head of the Student Ministry Department. Students completing the BA in Student Ministry will be able to: 1. Lead and guide teenagers (adolescents) to become lifelong disciples of Jesus. 2. Purposefully recruit and lead a team of adult volunteers in ministry to teenagers. 3. Design, administrate, and lead a Christ-centered student ministry for a specific context. 4. Articulate issues of risk management in student ministry and create appropriate systems to manage potential issues. 5. Effectively communicate lessons and sermons in a student ministry context. 6. Effectively counsel adolescents through attending, responding, personalizing and initiating with the counselee. MN 1410 Orientation to Student Ministry 1 MN 2410 Foundations for Student Ministry 3 MN 3121 Strategies for Biblical Communication 3 MN 3410 Practical Issues in Student Ministry 2 MN 4410 Integration to Student Ministry 2 PC 3310 Counseling Youth 2 Ministry Electives 4 Any BE, CE, IS, MN, MU, or PC course not already required in the degree.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

MN 4993 Ministry Internship OR MN 4991 Field Experience

2

Internship is limited to 6 hours. Additional internship hours come from Ministry Electives.

Professional Education (Taken in the core)

12

NOTES: Greek 1A and Greek 1B (6 hours) may be added by eliminating the Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3 hours) and English Composition 2 (3 hours). Greek 2A and Greek 2B are not an option for this major. If the Greek 1 track is chosen, the internship is limited to 2 hours.

109


BIBLE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES This program combines an emphasis in biblical training at Ozark Christian College with professional courses in a specific discipline from Missouri Southern State University. The combination of these emphases results in an earned bachelor’s degree at each institution. Many of the General Education courses are shared between these two degrees, allowing the student to complete both degrees in five years. This program prepares students to minister and serve as Christian leaders within the context of their chosen profession. Students may choose any major at MSSU to combine with their bachelor’s degree at OCC. Students completing the BA in Bible and Interdisciplinary Studies will be able to: 1. Effectively integrate how theology impacts/intersects the student’s specific area of discipline studied. 2. Articulate a philosophy of work that is integrated and consistent with a biblical worldview. BASIC REQUIREMENTS for Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Interdisciplinary Studies 1. Students will have completed another bachelor’s degree at another institution with 40-45 hours transferring to OCC to complete the BIDS. 2. Both bachelor’s degrees must conclude in the same semester in order for a student to remain eligible for federal financial aid. 3. There may be additional departmental requirements for the bachelor’s degree at Missouri Southern State University dependent upon the respective discipline and degree chosen. Please contact a Missouri Southern Departmental Advisor for additional information and requirements. 4. The suggested course sequence reflects a typical number of hours per semester a student may choose to be enrolled in at MSSU to work toward their respective bachelor’s degree there. The exact number of hours required per semester may vary dependent upon the number of hours required for the degree. Some MSSU hours will be transferred to OCC to complete the 124-hour requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Interdisciplinary Studies. At least 20 of the hours transferred must be upper division courses (3000-4000 level).

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES BIBLICAL EDUCATION — 34 Old Testament (6) OT 1110 History of Ancient Israel 1 3 OT 1111 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 New Testament NT 1110 Book of Acts Life of Christ (choose one) NT 3211 Life of Christ 1 NT 3212 Life of Christ 2 NT 3213 Life of Christ 3 NT 3214 Life of Christ 4 NT 2310 Hebrews

(14) 4 4

3

NT 4314 Romans

3

Hermeneutics (6) PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation 3 PI 3410 Issues in Interpretation 3 Doctrine and Integration (8) DO 1110 Essentials of Spiritual Formation 2 DO 1111 Christ and the Bible 3 PI 3212 Christian Apologetics and Worldview 3 DO 1100 Chapel 0

GENERAL EDUCATION — 38 Refer to the Transfer Guide in Course Descriptions for additional course offerings at local colleges that would be acceptable for General Education requirements.

Communication CM 1110 Speech EL 1210 English Composition 1 EL 1211 English Composition 2

(9) 3 3 3

Humanities/Fine Arts (3) Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 (choose one) EL 1212 Introduction to Literature (3 hrs) EL 2311 American Literature (3 hrs) EL 2312 British Literature (3 hrs) EL 2314 World Literature (3 hrs) Greek Language Course Spanish Language Course Hebrew Language Course MU 1112 Music Appreciation Students should check with their academic advisor for courses that transfer to meet MSSU requirements

Natural Sciences/Mathematics (6) Mathematics Elective (choose one) 3 MA 1111 Contemporary Mathematics MSSU transfer course Science Elective (choose one) 3 SI 2110 Introduction to Environmental Science

MSSU transfer course Social/Behavioral Sciences (9) HI 3211 Church History 2 3 History Elective (choose one) 3 HI 2211 US History 1492 to 1877 HI 2212 History of the Roman Empire HI 2213 Ancient Near Eastern History HI 2214 The American Civil War Experience PS 1110 American Government PC 2210 Psychology 3 Other Courses (11) PE 1110 Lifetime Wellness 1 SD 1112 First Year Student Success 1 *Transfer students can meet this requirement with an additional General Education Elective.

General Education Elective 9 IS 2510 World Religions (3 hrs) IS 3210 Anthropology (3 hrs) MU 1112 Music Appreciation (3 hrs) PI 2310 Philosophy (3 hrs) PS 1110 American Government (3 hrs) Any CM, EL, HE, HI, LA, MA, SI not already required in the degree.

*Dependent on Major at MSSU

DEGREE PROGRAMS

111


PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION — 52 CS 1110 Christian Service

0

Ministry Concentration (12) IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 MN 1112 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism 3 MN 3135 Foundations for Interdisciplinary Studies 1 MN 4114 Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies 1

SUMMARY: BIBLICAL EDUCATION GENERAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TOTAL REQUIRED

112

Professional Education Electives 2 Any BE, DO, IS, MN, MU, NT, OT, or PC course 3000 level or above. Counseling Elective 2 Any PC course 3000 level or above not required elsewhere in the degree. MSSU Concentration

(40)

At least 20 hours of the MSSU courses must be upper division courses (3000-4000 level). Any OCC course that is not part of the core requirements, that transfers to MSSU, and is an upper division course (30004000 level) can count toward the 20 hours needed in upper division courses.

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RECOMMENDED COURSE OF STUDY FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES FIRST YEAR First Semester Second Semester First Year Student Success 1 English Composition 2 3 Book of Acts 4 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism 3 Christ & the Bible 3 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 Essentials of Spiritual Formation 2 Lifetime Wellness 1 English Composition 1 3 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 History of Ancient Israel 1 3 Speech 3 Total

16

Total

16

SECOND YEAR First Semester Second Semester Science Elective 3 Hebrews 3 Mathematics Elective 3 General Education Electives 9 History Elective 3 Issues in Interpretation 3 Principles of Interpretation 3 Foundations for Interdisciplinary Studies 1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 Psychology 3 Total 18 Total 16 THIRD YEAR First Semester Second Semester Christian Apologetics and Worldview 3 Professional Education Elective 2 Counseling Elective 2 Professional Courses (MSSU Courses) 16 Professional Courses (MSSU Courses) 12 Total

17

Total

FOURTH YEAR First Semester Second Semester Life of Christ 4 Church History 2 Professional Courses (MSSU Courses) 12 Additional MSSU Courses Total First Semester Romans Additional MSSU Courses Total

DEGREE PROGRAMS

16

Total

FIFTH YEAR Second Semester 3 Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies Additional MSSU Courses 3

Total

18

3 3

1 1

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BIBLE AND GLOBAL OUTREACH This program is designed for students who have already completed an Associate of Arts or a Bachelor of Arts program at an accredited institution of higher education. Students who have already completed 30 hours in General Education are given a foundation in biblical and professional training. The emphasis in this program is placed on preparation for ministry in a cross-cultural context. This program may be completed in four to five semesters. BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLE AND GLOBAL OUTREACH BIBLICAL EDUCATION — 46 Old Testament (9) OT 1110 History of Ancient Israel 1 3 OT 1111 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 Old Testament Poetry or Prophets Elective 3 (choose one) OT 3210 Psalms OT 3211 Wisdom Literature OT 4310 Messianic Prophecy OT 4311 Isaiah OT 4312 Jeremiah OT 4313 Daniel and Ezekiel OT 4314 Minor Prophets New Testament NT 1110 Book of Acts Gospel (choose one) NT 2210 Gospel of Matthew NT 2211 Gospel of Mark NT 2212 Gospel of Luke NT 2213 Gospel of John Life of Christ (choose one) NT 3211 Life of Christ 1 NT 3212 Life of Christ 2

(18) 4 4

4

NT 3213 Life of Christ 3 NT 3214 Life of Christ 4 NT 3311 Timothy and Titus NT 4314 Romans

3 3

Hermeneutics (9) Critical Background Elective 3 (choose one) NT 4410 Introduction to the Gospels NT 4411 New Testament Introduction OT 4410 Introduction to Biblical Archaeology OT 4411 Old Testament Introduction PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation 3 PI 3410 Issues in Interpretation 3 Doctrine and Integration (10) DO 1111 Christ and the Bible 3 DO 3110 Spiritual Formation Retreat 2 PI 3212 Christian Apologetics and Worldview 3 DO 4111 Theological Integration for Ministry 2 DO 1100 Chapel 0

GENERAL EDUCATION — 3 IS 3210 Anthropology

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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION — 19 CS 1110 Christian Service

0

General Ministry (6) IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication 3

Intercultural Studies (13) IS 2217 Intercultural Debriefing Retreat 1 IS 3211 History of the World Christian Movement 2 IS 3212 Strategies for Intercultural Ministry 2 IS 3216 Global Outreach & the Church 1 IS 3224 Practical Ministry in Intercultural Service 2 MN 3137 Spiritual Conflict 1 IS 4210 Practical Issues in Intercultural Life 2 IS 4993 Intercultural Studies Internship 2 Internship is limited to two hours.

SUMMARY: BIBLICAL EDUCATION GENERAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TOTAL REQUIRED

46 3 19 68

RECOMMENDED COURSE OF STUDY FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLE AND GLOBAL OUTREACH FIRST YEAR First Semester Second Semester Book of Acts 4 Gospel 4 Christ & the Bible 3 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 Foundations for Biblical Communication 3 History of Ancient Israel 1 3 Timothy and Titus 3 Principles of Interpretation 3 Practical Ministry in Intercultural Service 2 Spiritual Formation Retreat 2 Total

16

Total

SECOND YEAR First Semester Second Semester Anthropology 3 Christian Apologetics and Worldview History of the World Christian Movement 2 Critical Background Elective Internship 2 Global Outreach and the Church Issues in Interpretation 3 Romans Life of Christ 4 Strategies for Intercultural Ministry OT Poetry or Prophets Elective 3 Theological Integration for Ministry Practical Issues in Intercultural Life 2 Spiritual Conflict Intercultural Debriefing Retreat Total

DEGREE PROGRAMS

19

Total

17

3 3 1 3 2 2 1 1 16

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BIBLE AND MINISTRY This program is designed for students who have already completed an Associate of Arts or a Bachelor of Arts program at an accredited institution of higher education. Students who have already completed 30 hours in General Education are given a foundation in biblical and professional training. Graduates from this program will be prepared to serve in various ministry settings both in the church and the parachurch. This program may be completed in four to five semesters. These students will accomplish the same competencies as the BA in Christian Ministry. BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLE AND MINISTRY BIBLICAL EDUCATION — 48 Old Testament (9) OT 1110 History of Ancient Israel 1 3 OT 1111 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 Old Testament Poetry or Prophets Elective 3 (choose one) OT 3210 Psalms OT 3211 Wisdom Literature OT 4310 Messianic Prophecy OT 4311 Isaiah OT 4312 Jeremiah OT 4313 Daniel and Ezekiel OT 4314 Minor Prophets New Testament NT 1110 Book of Acts Gospel (choose one) NT 2210 Gospel of Matthew NT 2211 Gospel of Mark NT 2212 Gospel of Luke NT 2213 Gospel of John Life of Christ (choose one) NT 3211 Life of Christ 1 NT 3212 Life of Christ 2 NT 3213 Life of Christ 3 NT 3214 Life of Christ 4 NT 3311 Timothy and Titus

(20) 4 4

4

NT 4314 Romans 3 Bible Exegesis Elective 2 Most courses identified with a DO, NT, or OT 3000 course level or above not required elsewhere in the degree. Hermeneutics (9) Critical Background Elective 3 (choose one) NT 4410 Introduction to the Gospels NT 4411 New Testament Introduction OT 4410 Introduction to Biblical Archaeology OT 4411 Old Testament Introduction PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation 3 PI 3410 Issues in Interpretation 3 Doctrine and Integration (10) DO 1111 Christ and the Bible 3 DO 3110 Spiritual Formation Retreat 2 PI 3212 Christian Apologetics and Worldview 3 DO 4111 Theological Integration for Ministry 2 DO 1100 Chapel 0

3

GENERAL EDUCATION — 3 HI 3211 Church History 2

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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION — 16 CS 1110 Christian Service 0 IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 MN 1112 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism 3 MN 3138 Practical Issues in Leadership Ministry 3 PC 3314 Pastoral Counseling 2 Psychology prerequisite must be met.

Choose one (speech prerequisite must be met) CE 3116 Strategies for Teaching

3

Students not meeting the 40 upper division hour criteria must take CE 3116 Strategies for Teaching.

MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication MN 4993 Ministry Internship OR MN 4991 Field Experience

2

Internship is limited to two hours.

SUMMARY: BIBLICAL EDUCATION GENERAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TOTAL REQUIRED

48 3 16 67

RECOMMENDED COURSE OF STUDY FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLE AND MINISTRY FIRST YEAR First Semester Second Semester Book of Acts 4 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism 3 Christ & the Bible 3 Gospel 4 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 History of Ancient Israel 1 3 Foundations for Biblical Communication Principles of Interpretation 3 OR Strategies for Teaching 3 Spiritual Formation Retreat 2 Timothy and Titus 3 Total

16

Total

18

SECOND YEAR First Semester Second Semester Bible Exegesis Elective 2 Christian Apologetics and Worldview Internship 2 Church History 2 Issues in Interpretation 3 Critical Background Elective Life of Christ 4 Practical Issues in Leadership Ministry OT Poetry or Prophets Elective 3 Romans Pastoral Counseling 2 Theological Integration for Ministry Total

DEGREE PROGRAMS

16

Total

3 3 3 3 3 2 17

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS A student may minor in a ministry field in the BA degree, by taking 18 additional hours. At least 12 of those hours must be unique to the minor and include the core ministry courses for that particular field. BIBLICAL COMMUNICATION MN 3121 Strategies for Biblical Communication 3 MN 4113 Advanced Biblical Communication 3 PC 3314 Pastoral Counseling OR PC 4312 Crisis Counseling 2 Preaching Seminar Electives 2 MN 3611 Preaching and Self-Disclosure (1 hr) MN 3612 Practical Issues in Preaching (1 hr) MN 3614 Preaching and Storytelling (1 hr) MN 3615 Audience Analysis (1 hr) MN 3616 Preaching and Leadership (1 hr) MN 3618 Preaching and Humor (1 hr) MN 3619 Preaching and Creativity (1 hr) MN 3621 Inductive Preaching (1 hr)

MN 3622 Preaching to Youth (1 hr) MN 3623 Preaching and Body Language (1 hr) Ministry Electives 2 MN 3120 Interpreting Culture (2 hrs) MN 3123 Ministry through Small Groups (1 hr) MN 3511 Foundations for Church Planting (3 hrs) MN 3622 Preaching to Youth (1 hr) PC 3310 Counseling Youth (2 hrs) PC 3312 Ministering to Women in Crisis (2 hrs) PC 3314 Pastoral Counseling (2 hrs) PC 4312 Crisis Counseling (2 hrs)

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES Languages (Not used in Major) LA 2411 Greek 1A (3 hrs) LA 2412 Greek 1B (3 hrs) LA 3411 Greek 2A (3 hrs) LA 3412 Greek 2B (3 hrs) LA 3413 Hebrew 1A (3 hrs) LA 3414 Hebrew 1B (3 hrs)

12

LA 4411 Greek 3A (2 hrs) LA 4412 Greek 3B (2 hrs) LA 4413 Hebrew 2A (2 hrs) LA 4414 Hebrew 2B (2 hrs) LA 4415 Greek 4 Patristic/LXX (2 hrs) LA 4419 Advanced Biblical Exegesis (2 hrs)

BIBLICAL JUSTICE IS 2310 Foundations for Biblical Justice 3 IS 3310 Strategies for Biblical Justice 3 IS 4310 Practical Issues in Biblical Justice 2

MN 3137 Spiritual Conflict PC 4312 Crisis Counseling PI 3311 Comparative Ethics

1 2 2

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY CE 3112 Curriculum Planning 1 MN 2310 Foundations for Children’s Ministry 3 MN 3310 Strategies for Children’s Ministry 2 MN 3312 Ministry to Children with Special Needs 1 MN 4310 Practical Issues in Children’s Ministry 3

118

Minor Elective 2 MN 2311 Children’s Ministry Conference (1 hr) MN 3211 Ministry to the Family (1 hr) MN 3311 Ministering to Children in a Cross-Cultural Setting (1 hr) PC 3114 Principles of Family Living (2 hrs)

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CHRISTIAN FORMATION MN 2112 Foundations for Christian Formation & Spirituality 3 MN 3115 Strategies for Formation in Community 2 MN 4112 Spiritual Direction and Mentoring 2 Minor Electives 5 CE 3112 Curriculum Planning (1 hr)

MN 2119 Christian Formation Conference (1 hr) MN 3121 Strategies for Biblical Communication (3 hrs) MN 3123 Ministry through Small Groups (1 hr) MN 3211 Ministry to the Family (1 hr)

CHURCH PLANTING MN 3120 Interpreting Culture 2 MN 3138 Practical Issues in Leadership Ministry 3 MN 3511 Foundations for Church Planting 3

Minor Electives IS 3210 Anthropology (3 hrs) MN 4113 Advanced Biblical Communication (3 hrs) PC 3314 Pastoral Counseling (2 hrs)

5

COUNSELING AND PASTORAL CARE PC 2310 Introduction to Counseling 3 PC 4210 Abnormal Psychology 3 PC 4211 Developmental Psychology 3 Minor Electives 3 PC 3111 Authentic Human Sexuality (2 hrs) PC 3113 Christian Counseling (AACC Convention) (1 hr) PC 3114 Principles of Family Living (2 hrs)

PC 3310 Counseling Youth (2 hrs) PC 3312 Ministering to Women in Crisis (2 hrs) PC 3313 Mental Health First Aid (1 hr) PC 3314 Pastoral Counseling (2 hrs) PC 3315 Suicide Intervention (1 hr) PC 4312 Crisis Counseling (2 hrs)

CREATIVE ARTS MINISTRY DO 2112 Foundations for Christian Worship MU 1115 Foundations for Creative Arts Ministry MU 2118 Strategies for Creative Arts Ministry MU 3115 Practical Issues in Worship and Creative Arts Ministry MU 4992 Creative Arts Senior Project

DEGREE PROGRAMS

2 2 2 2 2

Minor Electives 2 MU 2114 Creative Arts Conference (1 hr) MU 2115 Frontline Worship Team (1 hr) MU 3117 Graphic Design (2 hrs) MU 3118 Music and Audio Production (2 hrs) MU 3121 Filmmaking and Videography (2 hrs) MU 3122 Photography (1 hr)

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INTERCULTURAL STUDIES IS 3224 Practical Ministry in Intercultural Service 2 IS 3211 History of the World Christian Movement 2 IS 3212 Strategies for Intercultural Ministry 2 MN 3137 Spiritual Conflict 1 IS 3216 Global Outreach and the Church 1 IS 4210 Practical Issues in Intercultural Life 2

Minor Electives 2 DO 4211 Doctrine of Missiology (2 hrs) MN 3120 Interpreting Culture (2 hrs) MN 3511 Foundations for Church Planting (3 hrs) Any IS course not required elsewhere in the degree

NOTE: This minor requires IS 3210 Anthropology as one of the courses that may be counted twice (in the major and minor).

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP BE 2115 Foundations for Organizational Leadership BE 3113 Strategies for Organizational Leadership BE 3114 Dynamics of Change and Organizational Conflict BE 4111 Practical Issues in Organizational Leadership

3 3 2 3

Minor Electives 2 BE 2116 Project Management (1 hr) BE 2117 Building Teams, Leading Groups (1 hr) BE 2118 Entrepreneurship and Vocation (1 hr) BE 2119 Ethical and Legal Issues for Ministries (1 hr) BE 3115 Strategic Planning (1 hr) BE 4112 Global Leadership Styles (1 hr) BE 4113 Coaching/Mentoring in Organizational Leadership (1 hr)

STUDENT MINISTRY PC 3310 Counseling Youth 2 MN 1410 Orientation to Student Ministry 1 MN 2410 Foundations for Student Ministry 3 MN 3410 Practical Issues in Student Ministry 2 MN 4410 Integration to Student Ministry 2

Minor Electives 3 MN 2411 Student Ministry Conference (1 hr) PC 3114 Principles of Family Living (2 hrs) PC 3315 Suicide Intervention (1 hr) MN 3412 Urban Student Ministry (1 hr) MN 3614 Preaching and Storytelling (1 hr) MN 3622 Preaching to Youth (1 hr)

WORSHIP MINISTRY DO 2112 Foundations for Christian Worship MU 1114 Concert Choir OR MU 2115 Frontline Worship Team MU 1115 Foundations for Creative Arts Ministry MU 2117 Worship Band Skills MU 3115 Practical Issues in Worship & Creative Arts Ministry

120

2 2 2 2

MU 1315 Private Voice 1 Additional Applied Music 1 MU 1210 Beginning Piano Class (1 hr) MU 1216 Modern Keyboard (1 hr) MU 1217 Private Piano (1 hr) MU 1415 Private Guitar (1 hr)

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ASSOCIATE DEGREES ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (AA) MUSIC AND WORSHIP This program is designed for the student who desires a position of voluntary leadership in worship ministry. The student will gain both a foundational knowledge of the Bible as well as a strong set of musical skills. Frequently, this program is selected as an added area of study in addition to a bachelor’s degree although graduates will also be positioned to complete their education at another institution. BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN MUSIC AND WORSHIP BIBLICAL EDUCATION — 24 Old Testament (6) OT 1110 History of Ancient Israel 1 3 OT 1111 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 New Testament (10) DO 2112 Foundations for Christian Worship 2 NT 1110 Book of Acts 4 Gospel (choose one) 4 NT 2210 Gospel of Matthew

NT 2211 Gospel of Mark NT 2212 Gospel of Luke NT 2213 Gospel of John Hermeneutics (3) PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation 3 Doctrine and Integration (5) DO 1110 Essentials of Spiritual Formation 2 DO 1111 Christ and the Bible 3 DO 1100 Chapel 0

GENERAL EDUCATION — 25 Refer to the Transfer Guide in Course Descriptions for additional course offerings at local colleges that would be acceptable for General Education requirements.

Communication CM 1110 Speech EL 1210 English Composition 1 EL 1211 English Composition 2

(9) 3 3 3

Humanities/Fine Arts MU 1112 Music Appreciation

(3) 3

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6) History Elective (choose one) 3 HI 2211 US History 1492 to 1877 HI 2212 History of the Roman Empire HI 2213 Ancient Near Eastern History HI 2214 The American Civil War Experience

DEGREE PROGRAMS

PS 1110 American Government PC 2210 Psychology

3

Other Courses (7) SD 1112 First Year Student Success 1 *Transfer students can meet this requirement with an additional General Education Elective.

General Education Electives 6 IS 2510 World Religions (3 hrs) IS 3210 Anthropology (3 hrs) MU 1112 Music Appreciation (3 hrs) PS 1110 American Government (3 hrs) Any CM, EL, HI, LA, MA, SI not already required in the degree.

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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION — 17 CS 1110 Christian Service 0 MU 1111 Basics of Music Theory 2 MU 1115 Foundations for Creative Arts 2 MU 1114 Concert Choir (2 semesters) OR MU 2115 Frontline Worship Team (2 semesters) 2 MU 1315 Private Voice (2 semesters) 2 MU 1514 Music Theory and Skills 3 MU 2117 Worship Band Skills 2

Applied Piano 2 MU 1210 Beginning Piano Class (1 hr) MU 1216 Modern Keyboard (1 hr) MU 1217 Private Piano (1 hr) MU 1415 Private Guitar 1 Music Elective 1 Any MU course not already required in the degree

SUMMARY: BIBLICAL EDUCATION GENERAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TOTAL REQUIRED

24 25 17 66

RECOMMENDED COURSE OF STUDY FOR ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN MUSIC AND WORSHIP FIRST YEAR First Semester Second Semester First Year Student Success 1 Christ & the Bible Concert Choir or Frontline Team 1 Essentials of Spiritual Formation English Composition 1 3 English Composition 2 History of Ancient Israel 1 3 History of Ancient Israel 2 Basics of Music Theory 2 Applied Piano Book of Acts 4 Music Theory and Skills Applied Piano 1 Worship Band Skills Total

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SECOND YEAR First Semester Second Semester Concert Choir or Frontline Team 1 Foundations for Christian Worship Foundations for Creative Arts Ministry 2 General Education Electives Music Appreciation 3 Gospel Music Elective 1 History Elective Principles of Interpretation 3 Private Guitar Psychology 3 Private Voice Speech 3 Private Voice 1 Total 17 Total

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INTERCULTURAL STUDIES This program is designed for students who wish to develop their skills and deepen their passion for ministry that crosses cultural barriers. This preparation is accomplished with two avenues of engagement in mind: 1) stateside service in the home base of a mission organization; or 2) ministry that involves mobilizing both workers and senders in the local church. The specific skills needed for entry into cross-cultural service in a stateside missions ministry are emphasized throughout the course of study. Should a student desire to continue his/her training in cross-cultural ministry, this associate’s degree is ideally suited for that purpose at an undergraduate level. BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES BIBLICAL EDUCATION — 25 Old Testament (6) OT 1110 History of Ancient Israel 1 3 OT 1111 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 New Testament NT 1110 Book of Acts NT 2310 Hebrews Gospel (choose one) NT 2210 Gospel of Matthew NT 2211 Gospel of Mark

(11) 4 3 4

NT 2212 Gospel of Luke NT 2213 Gospel of John Hermeneutics (3) PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation 3 Doctrine and Integration (5) DO 1110 Essentials of Spiritual Formation 2 DO 1111 Christ and the Bible 3 DO 1100 Chapel 0

GENERAL EDUCATION — 25 Refer to the Transfer Guide in Course Descriptions for additional course offerings at local colleges that would be acceptable for General Education requirements.

Communication CM 1110 Speech EL 1210 English Composition 1 EL 1211 English Composition 2

(9) 3 3 3

Social/Behavioral Sciences IS 2510 World Religions IS 3210 Anthropology PC 2210 Psychology

(9) 3 3 3

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Other Courses (7) SD 1112 First Year Student Success 1 *Transfer students can meet this requirement with an additional General Education Elective.

General Education Electives 6 MU 1112 Music Appreciation (3 hrs) PS 1110 American Government (3 hrs) Any CM, EL, HI, LA, MA, SI not already required in the degree.

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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION — 14 CS 1110 Christian Service 0 IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 IS 3224 Practical Ministry in Intercultural Service 2 IS 3211 History of the World Christian Movement 2 IS 3216 Global Outreach & the Church 1 MN 3137 Spiritual Conflict 1 SUMMARY: BIBLICAL EDUCATION GENERAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TOTAL REQUIRED

Major Electives 5 Any IS course Any Church Planting course Any LA course MN 3120 Interpreting Culture (2 hrs) MN 3136 Re-Imagining the Biblical Ethic of Reconciliation (1 hr)

25 25 14 64

RECOMMENDED COURSE OF STUDY FOR ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES FIRST YEAR First Semester Second Semester First Year Student Success 1 English Composition 2 Book of Acts 4 Foundations for Christian Mission Christ & the Bible 3 General Education Elective Essentials of Spiritual Formation 2 History of Ancient Israel 2 English Composition 1 3 Speech History of Ancient Israel 1 3 Total Total 16

3 3 3 3 3 15

SECOND YEAR First Semester Second Semester Anthropology 3 General Education Elective 3 Global Outreach & the Church 1 Hebrews 3 Gospel 4 Practical Ministry in Intercultural Service 2 History of the World Christian Movement 2 Psychology 3 Principles of Interpretation 3 World Religions 3 Intercultural Studies Electives 3 Intercultural Studies Electives 2 Spiritual Conflict 1 Total 17 Total 16

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CHRISTIAN MINISTRY This program is designed to prepare students to complete their education at another institution. In addition to completing a number of hours in General Education, students are trained in a biblical worldview and are given some foundational principles for Christian ministry. Graduates from this program will typically serve the church in a volunteer capacity. BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY BIBLICAL EDUCATION — 27 Old Testament (6) OT 1110 History of Ancient Israel 1 3 OT 1111 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 New Testament NT 1110 Book of Acts NT 2310 Hebrews Gospel (choose one) NT 2210 Gospel of Matthew NT 2211 Gospel of Mark NT 2212 Gospel of Luke NT 2213 Gospel of John

(11) 4 3 4

Exegetical Electives Bible Exegesis Elective Most courses identified with a DO, NT, or OT not required elsewhere in the degree.

(2) 2

Hermeneutics (3) PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation 3 Doctrine and Integration (5) DO 1110 Essentials of Spiritual Formation 2 DO 1111 Christ and the Bible 3 DO 1100 Chapel 0

GENERAL EDUCATION — 25 Refer to the Transfer Guide in Course Descriptions for additional course offerings at local colleges that would be acceptable for General Education requirements.

Communication CM 1110 Speech EL 1210 English Composition 1 EL 1211 English Composition 2

(9) 3 3 3

Humanities/Fine Arts PI 2310 Philosophy

(3) 3

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6) History Elective (choose one) 3 HI 2211 US History 1492 to 1877 HI 2212 History of the Roman Empire HI 2213 Ancient Near Eastern History HI 2214 The American Civil War Experience

DEGREE PROGRAMS

PS 1110 American Government PC 2210 Psychology

3

Other Courses (7) SD 1112 First Year Student Success 1 *Transfer students can meet this requirement with an additional General Education Elective.

General Education Electives 6 IS 2510 World Religions (3 hrs) IS 3210 Anthropology (3 hrs) MU 1112 Music Appreciation (3 hrs) PS 1110 American Government (3 hrs) Any CM, EL, HI, LA, MA, SI not already required in the degree.

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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION — 6 CS 1110 Christian Service 0 IS 2210 Foundations for Christian MN 1112 Principles of Discipleship Mission and Evangelism 3

3

GENERAL ELECTIVES — 3 Any course not already required in the degree.

SUMMARY: BIBLICAL EDUCATION 27 GENERAL EDUCATION 25 PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION 6 GENERAL ELECTIVES 3 TOTAL REQUIRED 61 RECOMMENDED COURSE OF STUDY FOR ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY FIRST YEAR First Semester Second Semester First Year Student Success 1 English Composition 2 Book of Acts 4 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism Christ & the Bible 3 General Education Elective Essentials of Spiritual Formation 2 History of Ancient Israel 2 English Composition 1 3 Speech History of Ancient Israel 1 3 Total

16

Total

15

SECOND YEAR First Semester Second Semester Bible Exegesis Elective 2 General Education Elective Foundations for Christian Mission 3 History Elective Gospel 4 Hebrews Principles of Interpretation 3 Philosophy Psychology 3 General Elective Total 15 Total

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GENERAL INFORMATION Each course number represents a semester course. The credit hours are expressed in terms of semester hours. The following two-letter prefixes used in the course number indicate the area or department of study:

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BE – Business Education

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MU – Music

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CE – Christian Education

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NT – New Testament

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CM – Communication Methods

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OT – Old Testament

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CS – Christian Service

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PC – Psychology and Counseling

164

DO – Doctrine

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PE – Physical Education

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EL – English Language

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HE – Health and Wellness

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PI – Apologetics, Philosophy and Interpretation 168

HI – History

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IS – Intercultural Studies

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LA – Language

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MA – Mathematics

146

MN – Ministry

146

PS – Political Science

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SD – Student Development 169 SI – Science

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Internships/Field Experience 171

The first digit of the four numbers in a course number indicates the year in one’s college career in which it is normally recommended that the particular course be taken. Courses unrelated to any particular year in the curriculum are numbered along with freshman courses with “1” as the first digit. When applicable, prerequisites are listed with course descriptions. The college reserves the right to cancel any course for which there is insufficient registration. Schedules of classes for the next year are published prior to registration.

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS BUSINESS EDUCATION BE 2115 Foundations for Organizational Leadership

(3 hours)

This course provides the fundamental components for a basic understanding in organizational leadership. Consideration will be given to the theological, philosophical, and practical considerations in providing leadership to a wide array of organizational structures (church, parachurch, nonprofit, and businesses). Classes will involve lecture, small group interactions with case studies, and focused projects. BE 2116 Project Management

(1 hour)

This course serves as introduction to project management. It will introduce and explain the 5 project processes (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing). This course will be tailored for church-based and non-profit organizations. This seminar will include lecture, readings, group discussions, and an assigned project for the student(s) to manage. Seminar format. BE 2117 Building Teams, Leading Groups

(1 hour)

This course uses an experiential approach to learning the skills and attitudes necessary for building and leading effective teams, distinguishing teams, groups, and individuals. Seminar will include lecture, group projects, case studies, and situation specific guests. Seminar format. BE 2118 Entrepreneurship and Vocation

(1 hour)

This course explores how one combines their entrepreneurial spirit with a vocation. An emphasis will be placed on leveraging a vocation for the advancement of the kingdom and the greater good of mankind. The seminar will include lecture, guest leaders, media, and case studies. Seminar format. BE 2119 Ethical and Legal Issues for Ministries

(1 hour)

This seminar explores ethical and legal issues facing churches/ministries from a current cultural context (governmental, legal, financial, and moral). An emphasis will be placed on practical ways to prepare for and handle issues. An awareness of the resources available to navigate these issues will be developed. The class will consist of lecture, case studies, readings, and media. Seminar format. BE 3113 Strategies for Organizational Leadership

(3 hours)

This course is designed to explore the strategies of effective organizational leadership. Various leadership strategies (including servant leadership), data-driven decision analysis, strategic planning, effective team-building and collaboration, interpersonal communication, and other topics will be addressed. Classes will

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involve lecture, case studies, group discussion, focused projects, profiles, and expert guest lecturers. Prerequisite: BE 2115 Foundations for Organizational Leadership. BE 3114 Dynamics of Change and Organizational Conflict

(2 hours)

This course deals with the dual impact of the dynamics of change in organizations/social systems and the inevitable conflict that arises in any setting. A focus on practical, biblical approaches to navigating and communicating through both change and conflict will be employed. The class will consist of lecture, case studies, readings, and media. Prerequisite: BE 2115 Foundations for Organizational Leadership. BE 3115 Strategic Planning

(1 hour)

This course will help define the strategic planning process. The student will learn the steps to developing a strategic plan, including creating organizational statements, employing analytical assessment, identifying stakeholders, developing/ implementing the organizational plan, and follow-up assessment. Seminar will include lecture, group projects, case studies, and readings. Seminar format. BE 4111 Practical Issues in Organizational Leadership

(3 hours)

This course will introduce various organizational issues encountered in ministry and non-ministry settings. Topics will include Human Resources, conflict management, change dynamics, dysfunctional teams, ongoing organizational development, creative thinking, and the learning leader. Classes will involve lecture, case studies, group discussion, situation specific guests, and focused projects. Prerequisite: BE 3113 Strategies for Organizational Leadership. BE 4112 Global Leadership Styles

(1 hour)

This course is a survey of leadership approaches from different cultures around the world. Students will explore the impact of worldview and cultural norms on leadership styles. Class will consist of guest lecturers, class lectures, discussion, small groups, and case studies. Seminar format. BE 4113 Coaching/Mentoring in Organizational Leadership

(1 hour)

This course will foster the creation of a coaching/mentoring relationship and introduce the value of being a lifelong learner, receiving feedback, and being selfaware. Utilizing local leaders, coaching relationships will be established with the oversight of the college. Seminar will include selected readings, reflective writings, local coaches, and a one-year membership to the area Chamber or Rotary. Prerequisite: BE 3113 Strategies for Organizational Leadership. Seminar format. Course fee.

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BE 4997 Organizational Leadership Internship 1

(2 hours)

An opportunity for students to apply knowledge gained in previous coursework through an approved and guided internship experience in organizations and churches in the area of organizational leadership. Students will acquire practical experience in their chosen field under the guidance of a mentor. The internship is supplemented with readings and regular debriefings. Prerequisites: BE 3113 Strategies for Organizational Leadership and 60 earned hours (30 from OCC). BE 4998 Organizational Leadership Internship 2

(2 hours)

This next level of internship expands on the opportunity for students to apply knowledge gained in previous coursework through an approved and guided internship experience in organizations and churches in the area of organizational leadership. Building on the first internship experience, the student will explore deeper issues of servant leadership and spiritual formation. Students will gain further practical experience in their chosen field under the guidance of a mentor. The internship is supplemented with readings, regular debriefings and a capstone project. Prerequisite: BE 4997 Organizational Leadership Internship 1. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CE 3112 Curriculum Planning

(1 hour)

This course is designed to create curricular materials for the educational programming in the local church. Attention will be given to the development of a scope and sequence, creating instructional plans for units of lessons, and writing lessons for publication. Seminar format. Prerequisites: CE 3116 Strategies for Teaching, Foundation Course in Major Area, 60 earned hours. CE 3116 Strategies for Teaching

(3 hours)

This course is designed to explore the strategies governing the teaching/ learning process and the methods used to convey biblical truth in the lesson plan, the classroom setting and the teacher/student relationship. Prerequisite: PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation. COMMUNICATION METHODS CM 1110 Speech

(3 hours)

An introduction to the the task of public speaking through the formation of thought, organization of material, and oral presentation of a speech. The student will develop important skills in research, writing, and evaluation through the use of lecture, critical thinking, peer discussion, and observation of quality communication. Through delivering presentations with various purposes in extemporaneous, manuscript, and impromptu styles, the student will experience increased confidence in delivering a public presentation.

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CM 3110 Writing for Publication

(1 hour)

A seminar on learning how to write for publication. Students will be exposed to several models of writing and be required to submit an article for publication. Prerequisite: EL 1210 English Composition 1. Seminar format. CHRISTIAN SERVICE CS 1110 Christian Service

(0 hours, repeatable)

This non-credit course will serve as a Christian service accountability for students during their college career. Students will complete a Christian Service Accountability Report to record their Christian service experiences and reflect on their practice of Christian service for the semester. Students are expected to serve approximately 15 hours their first semester and 30 hours each subsequent semester. DOCTRINE DO 1100 Chapel

(0 hours, repeatable)

Weekly chapel services provide an opportunity for the Bible college community to worship Christ together. Full-time (8 hours or more) and part-time students living on campus are required to attend every scheduled chapel service, with four absences allowed per semester. Students will receive a pass/fail grade based on attendance. Chapel attendance exemptions may be obtained through the Chapel Minister’s Office. DO 1110 Essentials of Spiritual Formation

(2 hours)

A course designed to give a biblical understanding of Christian character and conduct. Students gain a scriptural view of themselves, their interpersonal relationships, and their relationship to God with emphasis on the spiritual disciplines. A study of Scripture and devotional literature challenges the student to excellence in Christian living and service. The course will be taught through the practice of spiritual disciplines, interactive lecture, written projects, memory work, and tests. DO 1111 Christ and the Bible

(3 hours)

This course is an introductory study on the nature of the Bible and the primary claims of Jesus Christ. Students learn about the formation of the Bible as canon, the inspiration and authority of the Bible, and the nature of Jesus Christ. DO 2112 Foundations for Christian Worship

(2 hours)

A study of the Bible’s teaching concerning worship and application of that teaching to both public and private expressions of worship. Attention is given to evaluation of current practices in the light of the Bible’s teaching, establishing one’s own private, personal worship, and the current issues of cultural relevance and

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evangelism. The role of music in worship is studied with attention given to the selection and direction of songs appropriate for worship. The course will be taught through interactive lecture, written projects, and tests. DO 3110 Spiritual Formation Retreat

(2 hours)

An advanced Spiritual Formation course where students evaluate their spiritual health, while being exposed to and participating in the fundamental forms of prayer, meditation, contemplation, and other spiritual disciplines rooted in the Christian tradition. The course will have biblical, historical, theological, and pastoral components and exercises. Prerequisite: 60 earned hours. Course fee. DO 4111 Theological Integration for Ministry

(2 hours)

A capstone course to integrate a student’s study and development from a biblical or ministry perspective. Students will integrate their major through an integration paper or e-portfolio project. Prerequisites: PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation and 60 earned hours. DO 4112 Stone-Campbell Conference

(1 hour)

This course will require students to attend and participate in the Stone- Campbell Conference. Students will be exposed to current trends in biblical exegesis, doctrine, and scholarship within the Stone-Campbell Movement. This seminar will consist of lecture, discussion, and critique of papers and presentations. Prerequisite: 60 earned hours. Seminar format. Course fee. DO 4210 Doctrine of Heaven and Hell

(2 hours)

A study of the doctrine of heaven and hell as revealed in Scripture. Each student will research a specific aspect of the topic and present a paper for class discussion. Class pedagogy will also include assigned readings, lectures, and a critique of other students’ papers. DO 4211 Doctrine of Missiology

(2 hours)

Studies missiology in Scripture. Students produce a paper that synthesizes a specific aspect of the doctrine of missions. Class pedagogy will also include assigned readings, lectures, and a critique of other students’ papers. Prerequisite: IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission. DO 4212 Doctrine of Christ

(2 hours)

A course designed to insure a working knowledge of the person and work of Jesus Christ. Students produce a paper that synthesizes a specific aspect of Christ. Class pedagogy will also include assigned readings, lectures, and a critique of other students’ papers.

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DO 4215 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

(2 hours)

A study of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit as revealed in the Bible, primarily the New Testament. Each student will produce a paper dealing with some aspect of the Holy Spirit. Class pedagogy consists of readings, lectures, and critiques of other students’ papers. DO 4216 Doctrine of God

(2 hours)

A study of the doctrine of God as revealed in the Bible and Patristic sources. The “Classic” view of God will be presented and defended. Students will be exposed to contemporary theologies as well. Each student will produce a paper dealing with some characteristic of God. Class pedagogy consists of readings, lectures, and critiques of other students’ papers. DO 4217 Doctrine of Humanity

(2 hours)

A study of human nature as revealed in Scripture. Attention will be focused on various aspects of what it means to be persons created in God’s image, corrupted by sin, and redeemed in Christ. Each student will produce a major doctrinal paper synthesizing biblical teachings about a specific aspect of what it means to be human. Class pedagogy consists of reading, lectures, discussion, and critical evaluation of other students’ papers. ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Refer to the Transfer Guide in this section for additional course offerings at local colleges that would be acceptable for General Education requirements.) EL 1210 English Composition 1

(3 hours)

A course designed around the skills necessary for college-level writing and critical reading. Students will read, discuss, and respond to texts and will become familiar with the various stages of the writing process, including revision and editing. Students will write several essays for a variety of contexts. EL 1211 English Composition 2

(3 hours)

A course based on research-writing and critical thinking skills. Students will analyze texts and will conduct research and synthesize outside sources in their own writing. A major research project forms part of the course requirements. EL 1212 Introduction to Literature

(3 hours)

A survey course designed to acquaint students with Western literature, past and present, focusing primarily on, but not limited to, poetry. Students will read a variety of poems and a few brief fiction pieces.

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EL 2311 American Literature

(3 hours)

A survey course designed to acquaint students with major American authors and literary periods from colonial to contemporary. Students will read non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. EL 2312 British Literature

(3 hours)

This course will acquaint students with major English authors from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. Readings include: William Shakespeare’s King Lear, John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and selections from Blake, Wordsworth, Shelley, Hopkins, Browning, Tennyson, Joyce, Yeats, and Eliot. EL 2314 World Literature

(3 hours)

A survey course designed to acquaint students with major authors and works from the Renaissance to the present, excluding British and American literature. Students will read a variety of texts, including fiction, drama, and poetry. HEALTH AND WELLNESS HE 1110 Wilderness Challenge

(1 hour)

This is an intense 10-day wilderness experience offered in partnership with Discovery Ministries. Students are challenged to grow physically, mentally, and spiritually as they work together to accomplish shared goals. Moderate physical ability is required. Course fee. HE 1111 Healthy Human Sexuality

(1 hour)

An introduction to the physiological, psychological, and sociological components of sexuality. Primary emphasis is placed on medical research, sexual health, disease, safety, dysfunction, sexual variations, attraction, dating, and sexuality in the context of love and intimacy. HISTORY (Refer to the Transfer Guide in this section for additional course offerings at local colleges that would be acceptable for General Education requirements.) HI 2214 The American Civil War Experience

(3 hours)

This course will provide an overview of the events leading up to the American Civil War, examine the war itself, and look at the conditions of life for soldiers in the war. It will explore the political, military, constitutional, economic, and social events affiliated with the Civil War.

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HI 2211 U.S. History 1492 to 1877

(3 hours)

This course is a survey of United States history from the colonial period to 1877. Special attention will be given to the social, political, and religious aspects of American life during this period. HI 2212 History of the Roman Empire

(3 hours)

Examination of the development and progress of Roman civilization from its origin to the principate, with special emphasis on the influence and impact in modern Western civilization. This class highlights the role and function of imperial myths, political organization, socio-cultural trends, the role of religion, imperial propaganda (e.g., architecture, coins, parades, etc.), and daily life for those in the empire (both citizen and subject). HI 2213 Ancient Near Eastern History

(3 hours)

This course focuses on the various civilizations of the Ancient Near East, including Egyptian, Mesopotamian, and Syro-Palestinian peoples. Attention will be given to the socio-cultural, political, and religious backgrounds of these various nations and their interconnections with ancient Israel, as well as archaeological data and how it illuminates the historical veracity of sacred texts. HI 2310 World Geography

(3 hours)

Survey of the earth’s regions and how the activities of peoples are influenced by climate, topography, natural resources and culture, as well as impact for global mission. Special attention is given to Syro-Palestine, providing students an acquaintance with ancient biblical geography and culture. HI 3210 Church History 1: Pentecost to Pre-Reformation

(3 hours)

An examination of the history of the church from the first century to the dawn of the Reformation (1500). Attention will be given to the major events, people, and issues that have shaped church history within this time period, as well as how these things integrate with biblical norms. HI 3211 Church History 2: Reformation to the Restoration Movement (3 hours) An examination of the history of the church from the Protestant Reformation into the modern era, including particular focus on the emergence and history of the Restoration Movement (also called the Stone-Campbell Movement). Attention will be given to the major events, people, and issues that have shaped church history within this time period, as well as how these things integrate with biblical norms. HI 3212 History of American Civil Religion

(3 hours)

This course is a study of the major issues in American religious history. These include the foundational mythologies of America’s “civic faith,” the dominant Chris-

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tologies throughout American history, and the influence of minority religious traditions in American life. The course will consist primarily of lectures enhanced by handouts and electronic presentations. HI 3213 History of Christian Worship

(3 hours)

This course is an overview of the history of Christian worship from the first century to present, focusing primarily on worship in the Western (Latin) and Protestant traditions. The course emphasizes the theology, architecture, practice (liturgy), art and music of corporate worship in the Roman world, Europe and the United States. The lecture format is used and complemented by electronic multimedia and group projects. INTERCULTURAL STUDIES IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission

(3 hours)

Studies fundamental areas of missions. Surveying world needs, tracing missions throughout Scripture, and studying the overview of the many roles of mission work around the world. Students develop both a broad and biblical perspective on missions. Lecture, media, reading, discussion. IS 2211 Orientation to Intercultural Studies

(1 hour; repeatable)

Participates in the annual International Conference on Missions (ICOM) and exposes students to a wide range of programs, activities, and information concerning present-day cross-cultural ministries. Field trip, guest lectures, reading, discussion. Course fee. IS 2215 Culture Codes and Behaviors

(1 hour)

Addresses unwritten codes and behaviors of shame/honor, guilt/innocence, and fear/power cultures that impact evangelism, church planting, and cultural engagement for Christians intending to minister to the whole of a person. Lecture, reading, discussion. Prerequisite: IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission. Seminar format. IS 2217 Intercultural Debriefing Retreat

(1 hour)

This seminar is required for all students who have completed IS 4993 Intercultural Studies Internship 1. Students will participate in debriefing activities designed to help them mentally process and emotionally reflect upon their intercultural internship experiences. Students will be exposed to various debriefing aids and techniques, with the goal of improving the re-entry process back into college life. This will be accomplished utilizing formal group discussion, reflection on reading material, and written assignments. Prerequisite: IS 4993 Intercultural Studies Internship 1. Seminar format. Course fee.

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IS 2218 Intercultural Debriefing Retreat Participation

(0 hours)

This seminar is strongly recommended for all students who have completed IS 4994, IS 4995 or IS 4996 Intercultural Studies Internship 2, 3, & 4. Students will participate in debriefing activities designed to help them mentally process and emotionally reflect upon their intercultural internship experiences. Students will be exposed to various debriefing aids and techniques, with the goal of improving the re-entry process back into college life. This will be accomplished utilizing formal group discussion, reflection on reading material, and written assignments. Prerequisite: IS 4994, IS 4995 or IS 4996 Intercultural Studies Internship 2, 3 or 4. Seminar format. Course fee. IS 2219 Seminar in Diaspora Mission

(1 hour)

This seminar is an on-site exposure to intentional multi-ethnic evangelism among the diaspora residing in cities of the United States. Orientation to engaging “the nations next door” will be accomplished with visits to religious sites, training in starting spiritual conversations, and time spent with residents in international communities outside of the tourist areas. Additional opportunities for reflection on experiences will be achieved through written feedback assignments and onsite debriefing. Prerequisite: IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission. Seminar format. Course fee. IS 2310 Foundations for Biblical Justice

(3 hours)

Explores the theological foundation for biblical justice. Themes include justice, suffering, government, poverty, and the church’s response to God’s call for “the least of these.” Lecture, discussion, reading, practical learning experiences. Prerequisite: IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission. IS 2311 Orientation to Biblical Justice

(1 hour; repeatable)

Introduces students to biblical justice administered through the local church. The class provides exposure to a variety of social ministries as well as interaction with church leaders carrying out biblical justice both locally and globally. Field trip, guest lectures, reading, discussion. Seminar format. Course fee. IS 2510 World Religions

(3 hours)

Surveys the world’s most influential religions through a Christian perspective. Students learn the history and teachings of these religions, how these religions impact contemporary cultures, and how these religions intersect with Christianity. IS 3210 Anthropology

(3 hours)

Students are introduced to the general field of cultural anthropology. By readings, structured discussions, lectures and use of media they learn the principles and patterns by which culture operates. During the semester students become participant observes within a chosen sub-culture, keeping careful notes and observations of their experiences.

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IS 3211 History of the World Christian Movement

(2 hours)

Studies the lives and ministries of men and women who have led missions over the history of the church. Students understand the people, issues, and dynamics of the missions movement from the end of the New Testament through modern times. Lecture, media, reading, discussion. Prerequisite: IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission. IS 3212 Strategies for Intercultural Ministry

(2 hours)

Broad overview of brands and methodologies for reaching various contexts. Discussion of various approaches and kinds of ministry along with field-specific preparation. Lecture, media, reading, discussion. Prerequisite: IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission. IS 3213 Women in Intercultural Life

(2 hours)

Surveys the interface between missions and women’s ministry. Students will see various models of the ways women get involved in the missions of the church. They will be exposed to obstacles and opportunities of married and single women on the field. Lecture, media, reading, discussion. Prerequisite: IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission. IS 3216 Global Outreach and the Church

(1 hour)

Designed to equip leaders in local churches to set up an effective missionary program. Students learn the principles of the important church/missionary partnership and how the “sending” process needs to function. Models of successful programs are examined. Lecture, media, reading, discussion. Prerequisite: IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission. IS 3217 International Student Ministry

(2 hours)

This course offers principles for developing a successful campus ministry program among international students who are studying here in the USA. This kind of campus ministry is a unique opportunity for the prepared leader to meet and minister to people from many different cultures and nations. Class consists of lecture, media, reading, discussion, and field work. Prerequisite: IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission. IS 3219 Readings in Intercultural Studies

(1 hour)

Independent study in a specific area of missions. Student works together with professor to construct guided readings, preparing the student for serving overseas in a specified field. Readings, critiques, and analysis of material covered. Prerequisite: IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission.

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IS 3220 Readings in Intercultural Studies

(2 hour)

Independent study in a specific area of missions. Student works together with professor to construct guided readings, preparing the student for serving overseas in a specified field. Readings, critiques, and analysis of material covered. Prerequisite: IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission. IS 3223 Microfinance and the Poor

(1 hour)

This class explores the use of microfinance as a tool to alleviate poverty in the world. Concepts that will be explored to include a scriptural basis for engaging the poor, an assessment of various forms of microfinance and criticisms of microfinance being discussed in the microfinance community. This will be developed through lecture, discussion, guided reading, non-American guest lecturers and practical “hands-on� learning experiences. Prerequisite: IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission. Seminar format. IS 3224 Practical Ministry in Intercultural Service

(2 hours)

Offers specific orientation for the missionary candidate as he/she readies for service. Practical in nature, their studies range from raising support to visa and passport acquisition everything needed to get to the field. Lecture, reading, presentations, discussion. Prerequisite: IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission. IS 3310 Strategies for Biblical Justice

(3 hours)

Explores various strategies to address issues of injustice. This course engages practical ways the global church addresses issues of justice. Interaction with local and global leaders, lecture, sensory, and tactile-experiential learning. Prerequisite: IS 2310 Foundations for Biblical Justice. IS 3225 Intercultural Regional Study

(2 hours)

Designed to provide a historical overview of the growth and development of missions outreach in a specific geographic or culturally identifiable part of the world. Methodologies as well as individual leadership will be addressed as well as the cultural dimension of the area of study. Lecture, media, guest lecture, reading and discussion. Prerequisite: IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission. IS 3510 Introduction to Islam

(2 hours)

Examines the history, beliefs, practices, and culture of Muslims that will help Christians understand their Muslim neighbors. Special attention given to Christian-Muslim relations. Lecture, media, reading, discussion. Prerequisite: IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission.

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IS 4210 Practical Issues in Intercultural Life

(2 hours)

Developing a philosophy of missions, this course looks at fundamentals of mission work. Student studies and considers the critical issues at work in cross-cultural ministry. Lecture, media, reading, discussion. Prerequisite: IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission. IS 4214 Practical Issues in Global Outreach

(2 hours)

Provides practical insights for work on the foreign mission field. Students will learn not theory, but hands-on material helpful for serving with effectiveness and joy. Lecture, small group interaction, round-table discussion, and local field work. Prerequisite: IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission. IS 4310 Practical Issues in Biblical Justice

(2 hours)

Explores major issues for workers in justice ministries. Ethical dilemmas, global crises, and spiritual warfare will drive the curriculum. Lecture, media, discussion, and additional lab hours. Prerequisite: IS 2310 Foundations for Biblical Justice. IS 4990 Biblical Justice Internship 1

(2 hours)

An opportunity for students to apply knowledge gained in previous coursework through an approved and guided internship experience in organizations/churches in the area of biblical justice. Students will acquire practical experience in their chosen field under the guidance of a mentor. The internship is supplemented with readings and regular debriefings. Prerequisites: IS 3310 Strategies for Biblical Justice and 60 earned hours (30 from OCC). Permission from Intercultural Studies Office required. IS 4991 Biblical Justice Internship 2

(2 hours)

This next level of internship expands on the opportunity for students to apply knowledge gained in previous coursework through an approved and guided internship experience in organizations/churches in the area of biblical justice. Building on the first internship experience, the student will explore deeper issues of justice work and spiritual formation. Students will gain further practical experience in their chosen field under the guidance of a mentor. The internship is supplemented with readings and regular debriefing exercises. Prerequisite: IS 4990 Biblical Justice Internship 1. Permission from Intercultural Studies Office required.

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IS 4992 Biblical Justice Internship 3

(2 hours)

At this level, the student will use their internship to gain further practical experience in their chosen area of interest under the guidance of a mentor. Building on the first two internships, the student will engage in assignments that focus on synthesizing what they have learned in their total internship experiences. An extensive reading assignment will supplement the internship, as well as a capstone project. Prerequisite: IS 4991 Biblical Justice Internship 2. Permission from Intercultural Studies Office required. IS 4993-4996 Intercultural Studies Internship (See Internship section for detailed description.) Prerequisite: IS 3224 Practical Ministry for Intercultural Service. Permission from Intercultural Studies Office required. LANGUAGE LA 1210 Spanish 1

(3 hours)

This course is an introduction to the vocabulary and syntax of the Spanish language. LA 2411 Greek 1A

(3 hours)

New Testament Greek for beginners, with emphasis on noun declensions and indicative verbs. Basic translation principles are introduced through exposure to the Greek New Testament and textbook exercises. LA 2412 Greek 1B

(3 hours)

This course completes the coverage of the basic grammar and vocabulary of the New Testament. Special attention is given to the complete verb system of New Testament Greek. Prerequisite: LA 2411 Greek 1A. LA 3411 Greek 2A

(3 hours)

This semester of intermediate New Testament Greek consists of continuing emphasis on syntax and vocabulary. A special area of concentration is the research and writing of Greek word studies. Prerequisite: LA 2412 Greek 1B. LA 3412 Greek 2B

(3 hours)

This semester of intermediate Greek completes the instruction of special features of grammar in the Greek New Testament. Principles of exegesis are thoroughly discussed and applied. A working knowledge of the vocabulary of the Greek New Testament is finalized. Prerequisite: LA 3411 Greek 2A. LA 3413 Hebrew 1A

(3 hours)

This course is an introduction to the study of biblical Hebrew. Students study a grammar textbook to learn Hebrew vocabulary and grammatical forms, and read simple sections from the Hebrew Scriptures.

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LA 3414 Hebrew 1B

(3 hours)

This course is a continuation of LA 3413 Hebrew 1A. Students continue to study a grammar textbook, expand vocabulary knowledge, and translate extensive sections of Hebrew Scripture, such as the book of Ruth. Prerequisite: LA 3413 Hebrew 1A. LA 4411 Greek 3A

(2 hours)

This course is an advanced study of advanced New Testament Greek, with extensive reading from the New Testament to develop facility in translation. Attention is given to the exegetical process, attempting to grasp the exact meaning of the author by examining the exact form of expression. Prerequisite: LA 3412 Greek 2B. LA 4412 Greek 3B

(2 hours)

This course is an advanced study of advanced New Testament Greek, with careful reading of large sections of the New Testament not covered in LA 4411 Greek 3A. With the application of computer technology, investigation is conducted to derive new grammatical insights. Prerequisite: LA 4411 Greek 3A. LA 4413 Hebrew 2A

(2 hours)

This course is an advanced study of the Hebrew language, accompanied by the reading of large sections of the Old Testament in Hebrew. Systematic vocabulary development continues. Prerequisite: LA 3414 Hebrew 1B. LA 4414 Hebrew 2B

(2 hours)

This course is a continuation of LA 4413, advanced study of the Hebrew language. Advanced grammar study continues and extensive portions of Scripture are translated. An introduction to the paleo-Hebrew script is included. Prerequisite: LA 4413 Hebrew 2A. LA 4415 Greek 4 Patristic/LXX

(1 or 2 hours)

This course is advanced Greek, with extensive reading from the Apostolic Fathers/LXX to develop facility in translation. Attention is given to attempting to grasp the exact meaning of the author by examining the exact form of expression. Prerequisite: LA 4412 Greek 3B. LA 4419 Advanced Biblical Exegesis

(2 hours)

An advanced language course that provides guidance and experience in exegesis from the varied genre of the Old and New Testaments. Students will translate biblical Greek and Hebrew texts from different genres, utilize advanced tools for exegesis, and produce a detailed analysis of several biblical passages. Prerequisites: LA 3412 Greek 2B and LA 3414 Hebrew 1B.

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MATHEMATICS (Refer to the Transfer Guide in this section for additional course offerings at local colleges that would be acceptable for General Education requirements.)

MA 1110 Math for Life

(3 hours)

A course designed to introduce students to methods that will assist them in managing money. Students learn to budget income and expenses, evaluate insurance needs, assess investment, and use credit wisely. Students are also introduced to income tax regulations and forms, with emphasis given to special circumstances applicable to ministers. MA 1111 Contemporary Mathematics

(3 hours)

This course is an introduction to various areas of mathematics, such as set theory, logic, geometry, probability, and statistics. It is contemporary in the sense that we study topics that will enrich your life and be useful today. MA 2110 Elementary Statistics

(3 hours)

Provides a basic statistical background. Topics include data summary, measures of central tendency and variation, linear regression, and hypothesis testing. MINISTRY MN 1112 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism

(3 hours)

This course is a critical examination of evangelism and discipleship as one continuous development of the spiritual life. Students will be given models, strategies, and biblical examples that both individuals and churches can use to help people grow to become fully devoted followers of Jesus. The class will include lecture, discussion, case studies, and course assignments. MN 1410 Orientation to Student Ministry

(1 hour)

Students will examine the current American youth culture and identify the need for taking the Gospel into this culture. Students will be exposed to ways the church has attempted to meet this need in the past and explore how they can meet that need today. This will take place through lecture, guest speakers, video, and group interaction. Seminar format. MN 2112 Foundations for Christian Formation and Spirituality

(3 hours)

This course will begin with a biblical, theological, and historical study of examining how various individuals and movements experienced and sought to nurture their relationship with God. The course will then examine principles for the lifelong process of making disciples in a changing culture. Students will also be introduced to authors with Christian spiritual formation (Nouwen, Peterson, Tozer, Lawrence, etc.). Building upon the courses in Principles of Discipleship and Evan-

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gelism and Essentials of Spiritual Formation, students will learn how to assess and coordinate spiritual growth through providing resources for individuals and groups to understand how they are maturing in Christ. MN 2118 Orientation to Multi-Ethnic Ministry

(1 hour)

A study of the growing trend toward intentional multi-ethnic church planting/building. Students will become familiarized with the theories, foundations, opportunities and challenges that accompany this trend. Sociological indicators pertaining to the church in America will help inform this study, which will draw applications for the local church, ministry training institutions and the universal church as a whole. MN 2119 Christian Formation Conference

(1 hour, repeatable)

This course is a trip to The Apprentice Gathering in Wichita, Kansas. Students will participate by their attendance at the conference and by reading and reporting on sessions and resource materials. Course fee. MN 2310 Foundations for Children’s Ministry

(3 hours)

The first in a sequence of three courses for ministry to children (birth-12/13) and their families. The Foundations course focuses on the basic theological understanding of childhood, the development of a philosophy of ministry to children and families, and the faith development of children. The course focuses on teaching the Bible to children based on age, learning styles, and other contextual factors. Students will also learn about classroom management, discipline, and training of volunteers. MN 2311 Children’s Ministry Conference

(1 hour; repeatable)

This course involves a field trip to hear from some of the most effective children’s ministers today. Students will observe firsthand principles and methods behind children’s ministry. Directed readings and a significant project will help the student receive the most from the seminar. Course fee. MN 2410 Foundations for Student Ministry

(3 hours)

The course covers the development of a personal philosophy of youth ministry, the personal life of the youth minister, intergenerational student ministry, evangelism, and discipleship of students, camps, retreats, missions, events, building a volunteer team, inter-staff relationships, and other duties required in a balanced student ministry. Prerequisite: 14 earned hours. Course fee. MN 2411 Student Ministry Conference

(1 hour; repeatable)

This course is a field trip to a major student ministry convention or event. Students will participate by their attendance in the convention and by reading and reporting on sessions and resource materials. Prerequisite: MN 2410 Foundations for Student Ministry. Course fee.

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MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication

(3 hours)

An introductory study of the preaching task. Students learn the theology and history of preaching as well as skills needed for sermon study, construction, delivery, and evaluation. Prerequisite: CM 1110 Speech. MN 3115 Strategies for Christian Formation in Community

(2 hours)

Effective biblical community and fellowship are critical to the life of any church. Students will be introduced to the biblical and theological understanding of community so they might understand the positive and negative aspects of group dynamics and how groups impact the community of faith and spiritual growth of individuals. Students will develop and refine their skills in leading groups through discussion and also learn how to administrate group ministries so as to encourage personal spiritual formation and the life of the church. Prerequisite: Any Foundations Course and 60 earned hours. MN 3120 Interpreting Culture

(2 hours)

This course trains students to understand key elements of culture, using New York City as a laboratory. Students will learn to identify cultural artifacts and differentiate between cultural constructs and Christian virtue, with a view toward adaptability in ministry. Prerequisite: 60 earned hours. Course fee. MN 3121 Strategies for Biblical Communication

(3 hours)

This gender-inclusive course is designed to aid in the construction and delivery of expository and theological-thematic sermons. Students learn how to craft two sermon series (expository and topical). Prerequisites: MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication and PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation. MN 3123 Ministry through Small Groups

(1 hour)

This course is a specialized study of group dynamics and the techniques that are being used successfully in small groups in the local church. Directed readings, lecture, and small-group interaction will focus this seminar. Seminar format. MN 3129 Christian Community Development

(2 hours)

This course is a study of the theology, principles and methods of Christian community development. Students will attend the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) National Conference and/or visit three local Joplin organizations committed to CDA principles. The course will consist of readings, lectures, workshops, and group discussions. Course fee may be applicable. MN 3135 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies

(1 hour)

An introductory course for students in the dual degree program. This course will assist students to develop a vision for integrating faith in a non-church ministry vocation. Course materials, discussions, and assignments will focus on creating a

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theology of work with specific application to the student’s chosen interdisciplinary field of study. MN 3136 Re-Imagining the Biblical Ethic of Reconciliation

(1 hour)

This class will travel the rough terrain of the history, trauma, and legacy of racialization in order to deconstruct its ideology and reconstruct a biblical ethic toward deep, authentic racial unity, especially within the body of Christ, to be a beacon of light and hope for the rest of humanity. We will examine Scripture in concert with a deep look at our culture and to learn how God prescribes a way of responding to and engaging race issues in our country. Seminar format. MN 3137 Spiritual Conflict

(1 hour)

A study of the issues surrounding spiritual conflict in the world from a biblical perspective. Careful examination of Scripture will be employed to help the student develop a healthy Christ-centered understanding of the spiritual forces at work especially in cross-cultural environments. Format includes lecture, media, and discussion. Students will be involved in specific methodologies for practically engaging the subject. Prerequisites: IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission and 60 earned hours. Seminar format. MN 3138 Practical Issues in Leadership Ministry

(3 hours)

This course is a study in the theoretical and practical dynamics relating to the development of functional maturity and pastoral/administrative behaviors both in the leader (personal) and the organization (corporate). Through lectures, classroom discussion/activities, observations, and projects, the student will gain an understanding of the roles and behaviors of leaders and an assessment of their own leadership. MN 3211 Ministry to the Family

(1 hour)

This course studies the principles and methods for creating a family ministry which draws connections between children’s ministry and student ministry while implementing strategies to equip parents. Students will develop a family ministry philosophy which will include reviewing the stages of discipleship and rites of passage for children and teenagers. Prerequisite: Any foundations course. MN 3310 Strategies for Children’s Ministry

(2 hours)

The second course in a sequence of three courses for ministry to children (birth-12/13) and their families. This course will investigate various strategies for the development of ministry, including worship, special programs, intergenerational ministry, and other contemporary strategies for various types of ministry settings. Students will research current trends in children’s ministry while also developing their skills in teaching children through storytelling and active learning. Prerequisite: MN 2310 Foundations for Children’s Ministry.

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MN 3311 Ministry to Children in Cross-Cultural and Multi-Ethnic Settings (1 hour) A course to discuss the complexities of ministry to children in cross-cultural contexts and/or settings reaching a variety of ethnic groups. This course will investigate the diversity of family systems and religious perspectives that will impact ministry to children. Seminar format. MN 3312 Ministry to Children with Special Needs

(1 hour)

This course focuses on families with special needs children who are atypical in learning, sensory, social and physical development with the goal of understanding and learning appropriate teaching and helping skills for the benefit of these children and their families. With a strong theological and biblical approach so as to create an effective ministry mindset, a variety of topics such as autism, ADHD, genetic disorders and physical disabilities as well as identifying unique family needs will be considered. Prerequisite: completed 60 hours and Foundations course. MN 3410 Practical Issues in Student Ministry

(2 hours)

Instruction in the organization and administration of an effective youth ministry. Topics of study will include administration, organization, budgeting, strategic planning, leadership, conflict management, discipline issues, risk prevention, and liability. General ministry issues such as wedding, funerals, hospital visits, baptisms, etc., will also be addressed. Students will learn through a combination of lecture, discussion and “hands-on” programming. Prerequisite: MN 2410 Foundations for Student Ministry. Course fee. MN 3412 Urban Student Ministry

(1 hour)

This seminar identifies and examines some necessary skills needed to engage in urban youth work. Students will be challenged to examine their own gift sets while learning various ways to approach ministry to urban students. Principles of youth ministry and intercultural studies will be applied as we identify ways to serve in a city as well as what it takes to maintain this ministry long-term. Seminar format. MN 3511 Foundations for Church Planting

(3 hours)

This course interactively presents students with the biblical imperative to establish churches in one of the world’s fastest growing settings: the city. The course introduces gospel contextualization for the city (theology, research), presents a biblical framework for defining “church” (hermeneutics, ecclesiology), and surveys urban church planting methodologies and case studies (missiology, praxis). The class location serves as a laboratory for experience and reflection. Prerequisite: NT 1110 Book of Acts. Course fee.

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NOTE: Any preaching seminar (marked with an *) has MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication as a prerequisite. MN 3611 Preaching and Self-Disclosure*

(1 hour)

This course is a study of the vulnerability of the preacher’s first-person stories in the sermon. Students will learn how to disclose with discretion. The seminar will feature lecture and numerous examples of self-disclosure. Seminar format. MN 3612 Practical Issues in Preaching*

(1 hour)

This course is a field trip to a convention or conference, which addresses the subject of preaching today. Students will be exposed to some of the most effective communicators in the church today. Directed readings and a significant project will help students receive the most from this seminar. Seminar format. Course fee. MN 3614 Preaching and Storytelling*

(1 hour)

This course is a study of the dynamics of storytelling as they relate to preaching. Students will be exposed to several models of storytelling and be challenged to find their own voice in that regard. Pre-seminar directed readings and a post-seminar assignment will focus the content of the seminar. Seminar format. MN 3615 Audience Analysis*

(1 hour)

This course is a study of the challenges related to having an accurate picture of the congregation or audience which receives the sermon and ministry. Students will be exposed to biblical principles that give insight into this issue as well as instruments that help achieve an accurate picture of an audience. Directed readings, lecture, and a class project will focus this picture. Seminar format. MN 3616 Preaching and Leadership*

(1 hour)

Preaching and Leadership is an off-site course where students will explore what it means to lead from the “pulpit.” Through reading, dialogue and on-site experiences students will discuss how to advance the vision of the church through the preaching of the Word. Course sessions will be led by a variety of presenters, followed by discussion. Seminar format. Course fee may be applicable. MN 3618 Preaching and Humor*

(1 hour)

This course will examine the biblical roots and principles of humor as they relate to pulpit work. Students will learn through lecture, class examples, and church experiences how to use humor effectively in preaching. Seminar format. MN 3619 Preaching and Creativity*

(1 hour)

This is an off-site course where students will explore how to enhance their preaching through the use of creativity. Students will learn how to creatively connect their biblical messages to contemporary audiences through the use of multi-sensory elements. In addition, students will learn creative ways to integrate

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the message into the worship context. Course sessions will be led by a variety of presenters, followed by discussion. Seminar format. MN 3621 Inductive Preaching*

(1 hour)

This course will explore indirect preaching as a distinct preaching style. Students will learn through class discussion, sermon review, and various examples of the values and skills of inductive preaching. Seminar format. MN 3622 Preaching to Youth

(1 hour)

This course examines the factors related to preaching to today’s middle school and high school student. Participants will learn how to package Scripture in culturally relevant ways to impact today’s youth. The seminar will follow a lecture and model format. Seminar format. MN 3623 Preaching and Body Language*

(1 hour)

A seminar concerning using body and stage to maximize impact in preaching. Students will be equipped with tools needed to become more intentional and effective in communicating the Gospel. The seminar will consist of lectures, demonstrations of proven methods, readings, and opportunities to grow in this aspect of preaching. Seminar format. MN 4112 Spiritual Direction and Mentoring

(2 hours)

This course is an introduction to the principles of spiritual direction: the discipline for intentionally guiding persons in their spiritual growth. Topics of this course include the history of spiritual direction, theological, biblical, and psychological premises for the practice of spiritual direction, the difference between spiritual direction, discipleship, and counseling, and the nature and practice of spiritual direction. Seminar format. MN 4113 Advanced Biblical Communication

(3 hours)

An advanced preaching course that gives guidance and experience in preaching from the varied genre of the Old and New Testaments. In addition to crafting twelve sermons from various biblical genres, students learn how current thought impacts homiletic patterns. The class follows a lecture and student-preaching format. Prerequisite: MN 3125 Strategies for Biblical Communication. MN 4114 Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies

(1 hour)

A capstone course for students completing the dual degree program. The course will focus on integrating students’ prior learning from their biblical/theological studies with their professional studies coursework. Class lectures, discussions, and assignments will help students apply a biblical worldview to any given marketplace context. Prerequisite: 90 earned hours.

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MN 4310 Practical Issues in Children’s Ministry

(3 hours)

The third course in a sequence of three courses for ministry to children (birth-12/13) and their families. This course will prepare students to serve a congregation as a children’s minister through classroom activities and assignments that will assist them in organizing and administering a children’s ministry program in a church or parachurch setting. Students will discuss issues related to the professional and personal lives of children’s minister, including leading a team of volunteers and serving on a ministry team. Prerequisites: MN 2310 Foundations for Children’s Ministry, and 75 earned hours. MN 4311 Theology of Childhood

(2 hours)

An advanced level seminar course investigating the particular perspectives on children held by influential theologians and Christian movements throughout church history. Students will discuss how these contributed to a sound theological perspective on childhood, child rearing, and ministry to children in contemporary society. Prerequisite: MN 3310 Strategies for Children’s Ministry. MN 4410 Integration to Student Ministry

(2 hours)

This course is designed to expose students to a wide variety of effective student ministries and to aid students in their pursuit of their first full-time student ministry post college. They will hear from current student pastors serving in the large and small churches, satellite churches, inner city, east and west coast student ministries, and more. The class will also include an emphasis on finding a ministry, writing resumes, and job interviews. Students will learn from a combination of in-class lecture, FaceTime interviews, guest lecturers, and practical projects. Prerequisites: MN 3410 Practical Issues in Student Ministry and 75 earned hours. MN 4991 Ministry Field Experience (See Field Experience section for detailed description.) MN 4993-4996 Ministry Internship (See Internship section for detailed description.) MUSIC MU 1111 Basics of Music Theory

(2 hours)

This is a course specifically designed to help students with little or no previous musical training acquire the basic skills and concepts of musicianship. Students will learn to read, write, and aurally apprehend musical structures that relate to time and sound. The course follows a lecture, discussion, and student participation format.

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MU 1112 Music Appreciation (online only)

(3 hours)

This course is a foundational survey of important music and musicians affecting Western culture from approximately AD 450 to the present. The correlation of musical and societal events will be stressed. Rudimentary knowledge of music reading and instrument recognition will also be presented. MU 1114 Concert Choir

(1 hour, repeatable; can be taken for 0 hours credit)

A mixed choir open to all students, faculty and staff, providing a simulated church choir experience for participants. Vocal skills will be enhanced through instruction, demonstration, and proper rehearsal techniques. Performances include chapel services, and some on-campus events. MU 1115 Foundations for Creative Arts Ministry

(2 hours)

This course introduces students to the tools of live production and visual presentation. Students will gain foundational skills in audio, lighting, and visual design and apply these skills to church. The course will be divided into topical segments with classroom, laboratory, and project-based learning experiences. Course fee. MU 1210 Beginning Piano Class

(1 hour)

A course for students with little or no previous keyboard experience. Students learn staff names, note reading, simple rhythms, basic music theory, and simple playing in each hand. Students are taught in a classroom lab setting. Course fee. MU 1216 Modern Keyboard

(1 hour)

This course prepares students to participate in a modern worship band setting, including how to read and play basic chord charts, use a click track, and incorporate electronic sounds. Students will learn foundational skills such as major scales and inversions, the music theory behind building chords, and various techniques for musical contours in a worship service. The class includes lecture, discussion, and lab implementation on keyboards. Course fee. MU 1217 Private Piano

(1 hour, repeatable)

This course instructs students in advanced improvisation, transposition, and the reading of music (as determined for each individual). Students will engage musical scales, memorize a written piece, transform a hymn into a chord chart, and learn to lead worship from the keyboard, this class is taught through one-on-one instruction at the piano. Prerequisite: MU 1216 Modern Keyboard or instructor approval. Course fee. MU 1315 Private Voice

(1 hour, repeatable)

This course is open to all students. The course is taught to meet the individual needs of the student according to the level of proficiency they possess. Based upon the individual’s abilities and experience level, the instructor will develop an individualized instructional plan. Course fee. Accompanist fee.

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MU 1415 Private Guitar

(1 hour, repeatable)

This course is designed for students with previous guitar playing experience. Based upon the individual’s abilities and experience level, the instructor will develop a private instructional course. The individualized plan will further the student’s guitar proficiency through instruction, demonstration, and appropriate practice assignments. Course fee. MU 1514 Music Theory and Skills

(3 hours)

Designed to foster broad-based musicianship, this course includes the study of chords, melody writing, and analysis, with an introduction to part-writing skills and basic harmonic functions. Students will develop skills in sight-singing, ear training, and dictation through the use of computer and classroom exercises. Prerequisite: MU 1111 Basics of Music Theory or pass Music Theory Placement Test. Lab Hour. MU 2111 Music for Children

(1 hour)

A study in the purpose, benefit, activities, and materials for using music with children. This course will equip students for effectively leading children’s musical experiences in the church and beyond by understanding the benefits of music in child development. Format will be lecture, observation, and participatory activities. Seminar format. MU 2114 Creative Arts Conference

(1 hour, repeatable)

Students will participate in a national Creative Arts Conference. They will attend the main sessions and breakout sessions, report on those sessions, and participate in discussions related to the creative arts in worship. Course fee. MU 2115 Frontline Worship Team/Frontline Worship Team Participation (0 or 1 hours; repeatable) Students will meet with their Frontline team one day a week for two hours for rehearsal, as well as one lab hour each week for additional training with all Frontline personnel. Students will lead worship in chapel typically four times each semester. Frontline teams may additionally lead worship for other events throughout the school year. This course is open to students on an auditioned basis. Applications and auditions will be submitted digitally the prior spring, and a further audition meeting may be scheduled. MU 2117 Worship Band Skills

(2 hours)

This course explores the role of the various instruments and tools used in modern worship bands, including keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, and percussion instruments. The course will focus on creating instrumental and vocal arrangements for modern worship while applying music theory to the creation of chord and rhythm charts. Students will create backing tracks for worship. Prerequisite: MU 1111 Basics of Music Theory or pass Music Theory Placement Test.

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MU 2118 Strategies for Creative Arts Ministry

(2 hours)

This course further develops skills in audio recording, lighting and stage design, video production, and communication strategies, lighting, and stage design techniques, preparing students to serve in all aspects of creative arts ministry in a church or parachurch organization. The course is divided into topical segments with classroom, lab, and project-based learning experiences. Prerequisite: MU 1115 Foundations for Creative Arts Ministry or instructor permission. MU 3115 Practical Issues in Worship and Creative Arts Ministry

(2 hours)

A study of qualifications, responsibilities, and opportunities of the worship and creative arts pastor. Students will gain knowledge of the role of music and other worship and creative arts in church life, working within a multiple staff environment, general administration of the church worship and creative arts ministry, and effective ministry with a congregation, church staff, worship and creative arts staff. This course follows a lecture and discussion format. MU 3117 Graphic Design

(2 hours)

This course introduces students to the principles, tools, and techniques of graphic design for their application in creative arts ministry in the church. Students will explore the creative process, learn principles of visual design, and utilize software to create and manipulate images through project-based learning experiences. Course Fee. MU 3118 Music and Audio Production

(2 hours)

This course introduces students to the principles, tools and techniques of music and audio production. Students will record and mix multi-track audio for distribution and further develop their skills in live audio production. Learning will be classroom and project-based. Prerequisite: MU 2118 Strategies for Creative Arts Ministry or instructor permission. MU 3121 Filmmaking and Videography

(2 hours)

This course will introduce students to the field of filmmaking and videography. Students will be introduced to the tools of video production while gaining skills in visual storytelling, editing, and pre- and post-production techniques for application in church and parachurch ministry. The course will include classroom and project-based learning experiences. MU 3122 Photography

(1 hour)

This course introduces students to the aesthetic principles and techniques of digital photography. Topics include camera and lens operation, composition, lighting, creativity, and image editing software. Students will learn through project-based learning experiences. Course requires a digital camera.

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MU 4310 Vocal Pedagogy

(2 hours)

A specific and detailed study of voice science and how it relates to teaching voice. Practical assignments are included which will enable each student to teach privately as well as apply their vocal knowledge to church applications. The course meets two days per week and includes a final teaching project. MU 4991 Worship Ministry Field Experience (See Field Experience section for detailed description.) MU 4992 Creative Arts Senior Project

(2 hours)

Working with the instructor, the student will design, develop, complete, and publicly present a major project demonstrating a high degree of competence in one or more creative arts disciplines. The project will demonstrate the student’s creativity, technical competence, contextual awareness, and ability to collaborate with others. Prerequisite: MU 2118 Strategies for Creative Arts Ministry. MU 4993-4994 Worship Ministry Internship (See Internship section for detailed description.) MU 4997 Creative Arts Internship 1

(2 hours)

Students will participate in an internship program in the area of creative arts. Students will work and learn under the guidance of experienced field mentors. Students will be expected to demonstrate competency in various areas appropriate for the field such as (but not limited to) sound, lighting, set design and construction, and video. By permission only. Prerequisites: DO 2112 Foundations for Christian Worship, MU 2118 Strategies for Creative Arts Ministry, 60 earned hours. MU 4998 Creative Arts Internship 2

(2 hours)

A continuation of MU 4997 Creative Arts Internship, student learning will be directed toward developing proficiencies in areas of the creative arts that were not emphasized in the first internship. By permission only. Prerequisite: MU 4997 Creative Arts Internship 1. NEW TESTAMENT NT 1110 Book of Acts

(4 hours) (Online course: 3 hours)

An exegetical study of Acts that considers the expansion of Christianity from AD 30-60. Students will learn how the church understood its mission in Jewish and Greco-Roman settings, the doctrines related to Christian conversion, the Holy Spirit, church polity, and how the epistles fit into the framework of the missionary journeys.

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NT 2210 Gospel of Matthew

(4 hours)

An exegetical study of the Gospel of Matthew. Students will learn Matthew’s unique presentation of Jesus as the royal Messiah through the various narratives and the five major discourses. The text is exegeted verse by verse and is developed primarily through lecture, discussion, and commentary research. NT 2211 Gospel of Mark

(4 hours)

An exegetical study of the Gospel of Mark. Students will learn of Mark’s unique presentation of Jesus as the powerful servant of God. The text is exegeted verse by verse and is developed through lecture, discussion and commentary research. NT 2212 Gospel of Luke

(4 hours) (Online course: 3 hours)

An exegetical study of the Gospel of Luke focusing on Luke’s unique presentation of Jesus as the Son of Man, Savior, and Lord. Students will learn of Jesus’ care for the marginalized and excluded and of his willingness to cross barriers. NT 2213 Gospel of John

(4 hours) (Online course: 3 hours)

An exegetical study of the Gospel of John focusing on John’s unique presentation of Jesus as the Son of God who was sent from heaven. Students will learn of the credentials and power of Jesus as God in flesh. NT 2310 Hebrews

(3 hours)

An exegetical study of the letter to the Hebrews focusing on the superiority of Jesus and his covenant to all other religious persons and systems. Students will learn the contents of Hebrews, practice solid doctrinal thinking about its teachings, and experience the freeing impact of Jesus “once-for-all” atonement. NT 3211 - 3214 Life of Christ An exegetical study of the Gospel accounts harmonized in chronological order covering four semesters. This study involves a serious attempt to understand Jesus—his person, his work and his teachings. Students will be equipped through interactive lectures, written assignments, memory work, and tests to follow Jesus’ teachings, apply his principles of ministry, and raise up disciples who will further expand his kingdom. NT 3211 Life of Christ 1

(4 hours)

Semester one covers the beginnings of the Gospel up through the first year of ministry. It concentrates on the birth narratives, early Judean ministry, and early Galilean ministry. Major sermons: Jesus’ deity and credentials (Jn 5) and the Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5-7). Students will concentrate on learning Jesus’ primary identity and proclamation of the kingdom.

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NT 3212 Life of Christ 2

(4 hours)

Semester two covers the Later Galilean ministry including the feeding of the 5,000, Peter’s great confession and the transfiguration. This is classic Jesus, including many major miracles. Major sermons: kingdom parables (Matt 13), Bread of Life (Jn 6) and the sending of the apostles (Matt 10). Students will concentrate on learning Jesus’ miracles, parables, and claims to deity. NT 3213 Life of Christ 3

(4 hours)

Semester three covers the Later Judean and Perean ministry up through Tuesday of the last week. It includes travel narrative (Lk 9-19) and a number of major confrontations with Jewish leaders, culminating in the triumphal entry and the cleansing of the temple. Major sermons: sermon on light and the Good Shepherd (Jn 7, 10) and the debate in the Temple (Matt 21-23). Students will concentrate on learning the ethics of Jesus. NT 3214 Life of Christ 4

(4 hours)

Semester four covers the passion through the ascension. It includes the last supper, arrest, crucifixion, and resurrection. Major sermons: prediction of Jerusalem’s destruction (Matt 24) and the farewell discourse (Jn 13-17). Students will concentrate on understanding the meaning of Jesus’ death, resurrection, and return. NT 3310 First and Second Thessalonians

(2 hours)

An exegetical study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians that gives special attention to attitudes about the Lord’s return, elements of successful ministry, living in a manner pleasing to God and other themes essential to Christian resocialization. The text is exegeted verse by verse and is developed through lecture, discussion, and commentary research. NT 3311 Timothy and Titus

(3 hours)

An exegetical study of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus. Students learn the letters’ themes, including the importance of godly conduct and the qualifications and duties of church leaders, for personal application and preaching/teaching purposes. Study of the Scripture is developed verse by verse through lecture, discussion, and commentary research. NT 3312 Second Peter; First, Second, & Third John; and Jude

(2 hours)

An exegetical study of 2 Peter, 1, 2, 3 John, and Jude. Students will learn the themes of these letters, including the danger of false teachers in the church and the joy of fellowship with God. Study of the Scripture text is developed through lecture, discussion, and commentary research.

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NT 3313 James and First Peter

(2 hours)

An exegetical study of James and 1 Peter. Students learn the letters’ themes, including the importance of a working faith and hope amid persecution. Study of the Scripture text is developed verse by verse through lecture, discussion, and commentary research. NT 4113 New Testament Guided Readings

(1 or 2 hours)

An elective and independent study course on selected topics/texts/ issues of the New Testament. The student will be assisted in this selection by the professor. Students will learn the message of the text through readings and written analysis. NT 4310 First Corinthians

(2 hours)

An exegetical study of 1 Corinthians. Students learn the content of the book in its historical setting, learn the letter’s major themes, and understand the key points of application for the modern church. The book is exegeted verse by verse and is developed through lecture, discussion, and commentary research. NT 4311 Second Corinthians

(2 hours)

An exegetical study of 2 Corinthians. Students learn the content of the book in its historical setting, as well as key points of application for the modern church. The course includes a study of Paul’s example in ministry, defense of his apostolic ministry and his instructions in Christian giving. The book is exegeted verse by verse and is developed through lecture, discussion, and commentary research. NT 4312 Galatians and Philippians

(2 hours)

The exegetical study of Galatians investigates the theological and practical implications of the Christian’s freedom from legalism. The exegesis of Philippians deals especially with the personal aspects of Paul, the apostolic prisoner. Lectures and class discussion are supplemented with selected memory work and special projects. NT 4313 Ephesians and Colossians

(2 hours)

The exegetical study of Ephesians develops the doctrine of the church as the body of Christ. The exegesis of Colossians deals with Christ as the head of the body and gives special attention to the Colossian heresy. The course includes lecture, class discussion, memory work, and writing projects. NT 4314 Romans

(3 hours)

An exegetical study of the epistle to the Romans focusing on the power of gospel to transform Jew and Gentile. Students will learn of humankind’s alienation from God through sin, salvation in Christ by faith, and transformed living by the power of the Holy Spirit. Prerequisite: 60 earned hours.

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NT 4315 Revelation

(3 hours)

An exegetical study of the book of Revelation, focusing on how John’s vision reveals the sovereignty of God over all human history: past, present, and future. Students will learn and utilize the special principles for interpreting apocalyptic literature that will enable them to understand the book’s meaning for the first-century church and apply that meaning for the church today. The class will follow a lecture, discussion, and research format. NT 4410 Introduction to the Gospels

(3 hours)

A historical background study of the Gospels. Students will learn about the history of the intertestamental period, the search for the historical Jesus, and critical methodologies used in studying the Gospels. NT 4411 New Testament Introduction

(3 hours)

This class focuses on New Testament criticism and introduction. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the nature, text, and problems of the New Testament. Class time consists of instructor lectures and some student presentations accompanied by electronic presentations. OLD TESTAMENT OT 1110 History of Ancient Israel 1

(3 hours)

A study of the Old Testament historical books Genesis through Joshua focusing on chronological history. The course includes summaries and introductions to the various books, questions over the text, and information about the redemptive plan of God to save the world. Students will learn the facts of the text through lecture, discussions, assigned reading, and projects. OT 1111 History of Ancient Israel 2

(3 hours)

A study of the Old Testament historical books of Judges through Esther. The course includes summaries and introductions to the various books, questions over the text, and information about the redemptive plan of God to save the world. Students will learn the facts of the text through lecture, discussions, assigned reading, and projects. OT 3210 Psalms

(3 hours)

A study of the characteristics of Hebrew poetry evident in the Book of Psalms. Students will learn the general background, the major themes, the literary forms, the theological themes, and the Israelite practices of worship in the Book of Psalms.

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OT 3211 Wisdom Literature

(3 hours)

A study of the characteristics of Hebrew poetry will be followed by an examination of the books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs (or Solomon). A topical study will cover the major theses in the books. For Job, special attention will be given to the nature of God and the problem of evil. Students will learn the theses of the text through lecture, discussions, assigned reading, and projects. OT 4110 Genesis

(2 hours)

An exegetical survey emphasizing the biblical teachings on creation and upon the line of promise beginning with Abraham. Modern critical views regarding date and authorship will also be examined and critiqued. Students will learn the message of the text through lecture, discussions, assigned reading, and projects. OT 4111 Deuteronomy

(2 hours)

An overview of the elements of Old Testament law and theology will be accomplished through the exegesis of the fifth book of Moses. Attention will be paid to comparison with other Old Testament books and to New Testament applications. Students will learn the message of the text through lecture, discussions, assigned reading, and projects. OT 4114 Exodus

(2 hours)

An exegesis of Exodus with special attention to Egypt, the exodus of Israel, and the wilderness wanderings. Students will learn the message of the text through lecture, discussions, assigned reading, and projects. OT 4115 Old Testament Guided Readings

(1 or 2 hours)

An elective and independent study course on selected topics/texts/issues of the Old Testament. The student will be assisted in this selection by the professor. Students will learn the message of the text through readings and written analysis. OT 4310 Messianic Prophecy

(3 hours)

An exegesis of the Old Testament Messianic prophecies and the records of their fulfillment in the New Testament. Students will learn of the the messianic kingdom, the restoration of Israel, and the person and work of the Messiah. OT 4311 Isaiah

(3 hours)

An exegetical study of the eighth-century prophetic book of Isaiah. Special emphasis will be placed on the Messianic texts, devotional material, and preaching values. Critical issues such as date and authorship will also be analyzed. Students will learn the message of the text through lecture, discussions, assigned reading, and projects.

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OT 4312 Jeremiah

(3 hours)

One of the most tragic periods of Hebrew history will be studied through the life and message of Jeremiah of Anathoth. Special emphasis will be placed on the Messianic texts, devotional material, and preaching values. The student will appreciate God’s call to repentance in the midst of suffering and upcoming judgment. Students will learn the message of the text through lecture, discussions, assigned reading, and projects. OT 4313 Daniel and Ezekiel

(3 hours)

An exegetical study of the books of Daniel and Ezekiel, with a thorough analysis of the background, message and prophetic significance of the books. Emphasis will be given to prophecies of the Messiah and his kingdom. Controversies regarding higher critical views as well as different millennial positions will be addressed. Students will learn the message of the text through lecture, discussions, assigned reading, and projects. OT 4314 Minor Prophets

(3 hours)

A survey study of the twelve Minor Prophets. The backgrounds, messages, and prophets themselves will be considered. Messianic content will be emphasized. Students will learn the message of the text through lecture, discussions, assigned reading, and projects. OT 4410 Introduction to Biblical Archaeology

(3 hours)

A study of the ancient biblical world through historical surveys, material culture, and other related “background” issues. The primary purpose is to discover what ancient Near Eastern history, as told in the ruins and relics, reveals about biblical-historical Israel. This will be a visual learning experience, including lecture, discussions, and assigned readings. The learner will better understand the value of archaeology for biblical studies and other faith-related issues. OT 4411 Old Testament Introduction

(3 hours)

The reliability and divine origin of the Old Testament are affirmed in this study of introductory issues. The course analyzes the text, canon, and inspiration of the Old Testament and in addition presents a brief overview of Jewish apocryphal and pseudepigraphal works. Each Old Testament book is examined to learn its date, authorship, and message. Critical theories about authorship are investigated. The class follows a lecture, discussion, and research format.

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PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELING PC 2210 Psychology

(3 hours)

This course is a general survey of the interests and fields of psychology such as human development, perception, learning, personality and psychological disorders, and treatment theory. Current popular conceptions about the nature of man, health and healing are analyzed in light of psychological theory and discovery. Special emphasis is given to integrating modern psychology and theory in the light of scriptural principles, and the use of such insight in the work of the Christian minister. PC 2310 Introduction to Counseling

(3 hours)

This course is an introductory study of counseling methods, issues and application. Students learn a Christian counseling approach, survey various secular approaches, and work toward developing their own Christian counseling style through in-class activities and an analysis of specific counseling scenarios. Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology. PC 2311 Strategic Lay Counseling

(1 hour)

Strategic Lay Counseling provides the student with a philosophy of lay counseling, an understanding of the legal issues pertaining to lay counseling, and a specific plan on how to train lay leaders with the basic skills needed to provide spiritual counseling in the church. Students will learn how to train lay counselors to do intakes, evaluations, counseling and follow up. The course will be taught through lecture, PowerPoint, case studies, reading assignments, video and role play. Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology. Seminar format. PC 3111 Authentic Human Sexuality

(2 hours)

Biblically led and supported by research from sociology, psychology, and theology, this course will investigate how human sexuality originates both biologically and socially. It will also lay groundwork for a normative Christian interpretation of sexuality, show how authentic sexuality is necessarily grounded in relationships, and explore such difficult issues as homosexuality, sexual harassment, pornography, and rape. Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology. PC 3113 Christian Counseling (AACC Convention)

(1 hour, repeatable)

This course involves participation in the annual American Association of Christian Counselors Convention. Major Christian counselors, counseling organizations, publishing houses, and graduate training institutions are regular participants in the AACC Convention. Main sessions and workshops afford a unique opportunity for students to learn from the most qualified Christian counselors and teachers on a wide variety of counseling issues. Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology. Seminar format. Course fee.

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PC 3114 Principles of Family Living

(2 hours)

This course teaches God’s order for the family as seen in the Bible, as a benefit to each family member, and as an essential basis for the strength of the church. PC 3310 Counseling Youth

(2 hours)

This course is designed to offer insight and skills into the basic problems of adolescents. An overview of common adolescent problems, areas of family conflict, and special crisis issues common to youth are examined. Counseling Youth provides a Christian framework that will enable the student to minister directly to troubled teens and to assist the student in evaluating various counseling models and techniques when referring youth for professional counseling. Students will accomplish this through lecture, discussion, small groups, and case studies as well as observations outside of the classroom. Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology. PC 3312 Ministering to Women in Crisis

(2 hours)

A course designed to examine the unique crises affecting women in our culture today. Issues such as crisis pregnancies, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, abortion, miscarriage, menopause, and empty-nest syndrome will be discussed. Students will explore the nature of these crises as well as the ways to minister to these women through readings, lecture, discussion, and case studies. Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology. PC 3313 Mental Health First Aid

(1 hour)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a 12-hour course to train people in knowing how to give the appropriate initial help to someone who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The aid provided is not a substitute for professional help, but may help in stabilizing the person until an appropriate professional can be engaged. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of the most common mental health problems, where and when to get help, and what type of help has been shown to be effective. Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology. Seminar format. PC 3314 Pastoral Counseling

(2 hours)

This is a basic counseling course for students training for vocational ministry. Students will learn how to do some appropriate levels of counseling as part of their ministry in the church and how and when to refer clients to professionals. Class will consist of lecture, group discussions, problem solving, and role play. Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology. PC 3315 Suicide Intervention

(1 hour)

This course consists of training in the QPR method of suicide intervention by a certified and licensed instructor and reading in the area of suicide prevention, intervention, and pastoral care of survivors. Students will learn and be able to

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implement the three main steps of suicide intervention according to the QPR method of training. They will also be able to identify the specific behaviors that identify a person who is at risk as a possible suicide. Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology. Seminar format. PC 3316 Professional Issues and Ethics

(2 hours)

This course covers the interrelationship of ethical standards and legal regulation in professional counseling and psychology with an emphasis on ethical decision-making, multicultural issues and the relationship between personal and professional life. Students will be introduced to the purpose of professional organizations such as the American Association of Christian Counselors and will learn and apply codes of ethics, laws, and regulations applicable to counseling, and professional standards of performance, client welfare, professional competence, professional development, personal wellness, and establishing limits and boundaries with clients and colleagues. This class is taught in a lecture/discussion/activity format. Students will be involved in learning in a variety of ways such as lectures, videos, small group discussions, case vignettes, in-class activities, and whole class discussions. Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology. PC 4210 Abnormal Psychology

(3 hours)

This course will explore the major approaches to understanding what constitutes “abnormal behavior� including the physiological, behavioral, psycho-analytical, humanistic, cognitive, and family system approaches. The students will learn how to evaluate abnormal behavior from childhood through adulthood as well as be familiar with the most common treatment methods and the associated legal and ethical issues that accompany the treatment of mentally ill patients from a Christian worldview. The course will be taught through lecture, PowerPoint, videos, case studies, research projects, and presentations where student groups will be assigned opposing sides concerning some controversial aspect or treatment of mental illness. Prerequisite: PC 2310 Introduction to Counseling. PC 4211 Developmental Psychology

(3 hours)

This course consists of the tracing of the developing human psyche in the course of the normal life cycle. Students will learn the moral, emotional, physiological and psychological development of the human psyche in chronological format. The class will be conducted through lecture, case studies, group discussions, and videos. Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology. PC 4310 Prepare and Enrich

(1 hour)

This course provides special training for Christian leaders to use with premarital and married couples who want to get their marriage off to a good start or enrich their marriage. Students will learn how to access pre-marital or marital couples as being in one of five key relationship types. Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology. Seminar format. Course fee.

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PC 4311 Administering and Interpreting the Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis (1 hour) This course provides special training so that the student will be qualified and certified to use the T-JTA assessment test for use in individual, premarital, and marital counseling. Students will learn how to correctly administer and interpret the T-JTA testing instrument. Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology. Seminar format. Course fee. PC 4312 Crisis Counseling

(2 hours)

This course is a study of the nature, common causes, and skills used to respond to personal crises in the local church or counseling ministry. The student will learn a biblical framework for understanding and responding to crises, as well as mastering fundamental counseling skills used in responding to these. The course will utilize readings, lecture, guided experiences, and skill-centered projects. Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology. PC 4991 Psychology/Counseling Field Experience (Hospital or Hospice) (See Field Experience section for detailed description.) Course fee. PHYSICAL EDUCATION Our bodies are the temple of God, and physical wellness can be a great benefit in one’s service to Christ. A maximum of two hours of PE will count toward degree requirements. PE 1110 Lifetime Wellness

(1 hour)

This course presents information about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Attention is given to eating and exercise habits. Classroom work is supplemented by a prescribed regimen of exercise. PE 1111 Varsity Soccer - Men

(1 hour)

Involves intercollegiate participation in soccer. Class meets 4-5 times a week during soccer season. PE 1112 Varsity Basketball - Men

(1 hour)

Involves intercollegiate participation in basketball. Class meets 4-5 times a week during the basketball season. PE 1113 Varsity Basketball - Women

(1 hour)

Involves intercollegiate participation in basketball. Class meets 4-5 times a week during the basketball season.

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PE 1114 Varsity Volleyball - Women

(1 hour)

Involves intercollegiate participation in volleyball. Class meets 4-5 times a week during the volleyball season. PE 1115 Varsity Sport Activity Fee

(0 hours; repeatable)

Any student participating in varsity sports who has already fulfilled their Health and Wellness requirement will be enrolled in any Varsity Sports Activity Fee. Course fee. PE 1116 Varsity Cross Country

(1 hour)

Involves intercollegiate participation in cross country track. Class meets 4-5 times a week during cross country season. APOLOGETICS, PHILOSOPHY, AND INTERPRETATION PI 2310 Philosophy

(3 hours)

This course is an introduction to the history and the major problems of philosophy, showing their relationship to the divine truth revealed in the Scriptures and their effect upon the thinking and attitudes of the people. PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation

(3 hours)

A study of the universal principles of interpretation as applied to interpreting language. Students will learn how to accurately interpret and apply the Bible. Course fee. PI 3212 Christian Apologetics and Worldview

(3 hours)

A study of the commendation and defense of historical and supernatural Christianity. Students will learn how to analyze and respond to questions posed from other worldviews expressed from philosophy, science, religion, and culture. Prerequisite: DO 1111 Christ and the Bible or DO 2701 Intro to the Bible and Theology. PI 3311 Comparative Ethics

(2 hours)

This course is an introductory study of New Testament teaching about ethical standards and moral conduct. Students learn the development of moral thought and behavior according to the Bible and compare philosophical ethics with biblical ethics. The course will be taught through interactive lecture, written projects and tests. PI 3312 Special Studies in Philosophy

(2 hours)

This course is an independent study of a particular area of philosophy to be determined collaboratively by the student and the professor. Prerequisite: PI 2310 Philosophy.

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PI 3410 Issues in Interpretation

(3 hours)

A study of the various approaches of biblical interpretation. Students will learn the history of biblical interpretation as well as recognizing and critiquing an array of contemporary approaches and current issues in biblical studies. Prerequisite: PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation. PI 4310 Christianity and Culture

(2 hours)

A course helping students understand contemporary Western culture and how the Christian faith intersects with the worldviews of modern and postmodern society. Students will learn basic approaches Christians have toward culture and how culture shapes Christian mission and ecclesiology. In addition to directed readings, students will engage critically with products of contemporary culture and give oral presentations. POLITICAL SCIENCE PS 1110 American Government

(3 hours)

This course is designed to introduce students to government at the national, state, and local levels with the goal of equipping informed citizens able to participate in a democracy. Students will learn about the U.S. Constitution, three branches of government, federalism, political parties, civil rights, and the American political process. The course utilizes readings, lectures, classroom discussion, and research. Successful completion fulfills the requirements for the Missouri Constitution Test (Section 170.011 RSMo). STUDENT DEVELOPMENT SD 1112 First Year Student Success

(1 hour)

This course is designed to introduce freshman to the general scope and distinctive emphases of an Ozark Christian College education. This class looks at three critical dimensions of human life: intellectual, emotional, and social (the spiritual dimension is covered in DO 1110/Essentials of Spiritual Formation and the physical dimension is covered in PE 1110/Lifetime Wellness). This class will help the student see how these dimensions are tightly interwoven and interdependent for a life of wholeness and flourishing. This class will be conducted through lecture, readings, and group discussions. SD 3110 Orientation to Credit for Prior Learning

(1 hour)

This course reviews the process for developing a prior learning portfolio. Students gain an awareness of experiential learning theory and improve writing skills. A synthesis of prior learning experiences is created through a series of reflective and critical-thinking writing assignments leading up to the development of a Credit for Prior Learning Portfolio. Portfolios may be submitted as a petition for credit for college-level experiential learning.

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SCIENCE (Refer to the Transfer Guide in this section for additional course offerings at local colleges that would be acceptable for General Education requirements.) SI 2110 Introduction to Environmental Science

(3 hours)

This course serves as an introduction to both the current process of science as well as the study of human interactions with and impacts on the world around us. Elements or physics, chemistry, and biology are inherently incorporated as the field of environmental science spans multiple disciplines. Areas of emphasis include basic philosophy of science, the science/religion divide, Christian viewpoints on origins, water use and pollution, natural resources and agriculture, air pollution and climate change, and conventional versus sustainable energy. SI 2111 Introduction to Life Science

(3 hours)

This course serves as an introduction to the study of biology. Topics include cell structure and function, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, scientific classification, characteristics of the five kingdoms, and how living organisms interact with and depend on one another. Additional areas of emphasis include scientific writing, presentation, and application of the scientific method. SI 2112 Introduction to Physical Science

(3 hours)

Basic concepts in the fields of physics, chemistry, geology, and astronomy will be presented as time permits. Central to the course will be a working ability in applying some of the basic laws of nature to specific problems.

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INTERNSHIPS/FIELD EXPERIENCE Internships True preparation for ministry cannot solely take place inside the classroom. With this in mind, bachelor’s degrees require two hours of internship or field experience credit (BA Counseling and Pastoral Care and BA In Interdisciplinary Studies are the only exceptions). The student who successfully completes the required courses in the Internship/Field Experiences area should be able to articulate and demonstrate: 1. What it means to contribute positively to the church as a leader. 2. The skills and disposition needed to work in a located ministry setting and to shepherd people. 3. A connection between classroom learning and the reality ministry experiences. 4. Spiritual maturation through discipline and the mentorship of a Christian leader. 5. Discernment and validation of their calling and commitment to vocational ministry. To be eligible for an internship, a student must have 60 earned hours of college credit (30 hours must have been taken at OCC), as well as the specified foundations course in that field (see below). The student must receive approval from the host church, course teacher, and Ministry Center director before he/she can take an internship for credit. Up to 8 hours of credit may be earned in an internship setting. One course (2 credit hours) covers a full-time summer internship (approx. 40 hours/8 weeks) or a part-time semester internship (approx. 20 hours/15 weeks). Those in full-time semester internships can take two courses concurrently for 4 credit hours. INTERNSHIP COURSE NUMBERS AND PREREQUISITES: The Intercultural Studies Office oversees and approves all IS internships. BE 4997-4998 Organizational Leadership Internship (2-4 hours) Prerequisite: BE 3113 Strategies for Organizational Leadership IS 4993-4996 Intercultural Studies Internship Prerequisite: IS 3224 Practical Ministry in Intercultural Service

(2-8 hours)

IS 4990-4991 Biblical Justice Internship Prerequisite: IS 3310 Strategies for Biblical Justice

(2-4 hours)

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MINISTRY INTERNSHIPS MN 4993 Ministry Internship 1 Bachelor of Theology, Bible and Ministry or Christian Ministry Prerequisite: MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication

(2 hours)

Student Ministry Prerequisite: MN 2410 Foundations for Student Ministry Children’s Ministry Prerequisite: MN 2310 Foundations for Children’s Ministry Christian Formation Prerequisite: MN 2112 Foundations for Formation and Spirituality Biblical Communication Prerequisite: MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication Church Planting Prerequisite: MN 3511 Foundations for Church Planting MN 4994 Ministry Internship 2 Prerequisite: MN 4993 Ministry Internship 1

(2 hours)

MN 4995 Ministry Internship 3 Prerequisite: MN 4994 Ministry Internship 2

(2 hours)

MN 4996 Ministry Internship 4 Prerequisite: MN 4995 Ministry Internship 3

(2 hours)

WORSHIP AND CREATIVE ARTS MINISTRY INTERNSHIPS MU 4993 Worship Ministry Internship 1 Prerequisite: DO 2112 Foundations for Christian Worship

(2 hours)

MU 4994 Worship Ministry Internship 2 Prerequisite: MU 4993 Worship Ministry Internship 1

(2 hours)

MU 4997 Creative Arts Internship 1 (2 hours) Students will participate in an internship program in the area of creative arts. Students will work and learn under the guidance of experienced field mentors. Students will be expected to demonstrate competency in various areas appropriate for the field such as (but not limited to) sound, lighting, set design and construction, and video. By permission only. Prerequisites: DO 2112 Foundations for Christian Worship, MU 2118 Strategies for Creative Arts Ministry, 60 earned hours.

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MU 4998 Creative Arts Internship 2 (2 hours) A continuation of MU 4997 Creative Arts Internship, student learning will be directed toward developing proficiencies in areas of the creative arts that were not emphasized in the first internship. By permission only. Prerequisite: MU 4997 Creative Arts Internship 1. Field Experience (2 hours) An alternative to the internship is the directed field experience. This applies to the student who has a weekly ministry. These courses will require one-on-one meetings with the course teacher and/or class discussion with those in a similar area of ministry. Additional projects may be assigned as well. These courses provide a way for students to share the successes and frustrations of the ministry experiences and receive mentoring from their professor. Weekly meetings consist of discussion, small projects, and reading related to the student’s particular ministry. Prerequisites: specified foundations course in that field, 60 earned hours (30 from OCC) and have a part-time ministry. Permission from Ministry Center Director required. FIELD EXPERIENCE COURSE NUMBERS AND PREREQUISITES: Ministry Field Experiences MN 4991 Ministry Field Experience

(2 hours)

Bachelor of Theology, Bible and Ministry or Chritian Ministry. Prerequisite: MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication Student Ministry Prerequisite: MN 2410 Foundations for Student Ministry Children’s Ministry Prerequisite: MN 2310 Foundations for Children’s Ministry Christian Formation Prerequisite: MN 2112 Foundations for Formation and Spirituality Biblical Communication Prerequisite: MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication Church Planting Prerequisite: MN 3511 Foundations for Church Planting MU 4991 Worship Ministry Field Experience

(2 hours)

Prerequisite: DO 2112 Foundations for Christian Worship PC 4991 Psychology/Counseling Field Experience (Hospital or Hospice) (2 hours) Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology. Course fee.

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GEN ED TRANSFER GUIDE TRANSFER COURSES THAT MEET GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Missouri Southern State University Course Name

Credit Hours

General Anthropology

3

General Education Elective

ART 110

Art Appreciation

3

General Education Elective

BIO 101

General Biology/Lab

4

Science Elective

BIO 110

Principles of Biology I/Lab

4

Science Elective

BIO 121

Human Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab

4

Science Elective

CHEM 120

Chem. For Allied Health Sciences

5

Science Elective

CHEM 151

General Chemistry I/Lab

5

Science Elective

ECON 101

Economics of Social Issues

3

General Education Elective

ECON 201

Principles of Economics (Macro)

3

General Education Elective

ECON 202

Principles of Economics (Micro)

3

General Education Elective

EH 101

General Biology/Lab

4

Science Elective

ENG 281, 282

American Literature

3

Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective

ENG 305

Short Story

3

Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective

GEOG 101

Introduction to Geography

3

General Education Elective

GEOG 201

Physical Geography

4

Science Elective

GEOL 120

Introduction to Geology/Lab

4

Science Elective

GEOL 185

Introduction to Meteorology/Lab

4

Science Elective

GEOL 201

Physical Geography

4

Science Elective

HIST 110

U.S. History 1492-1877

3

History Elective

HIST 120

U.S. History 1877-Present

3

History Elective

HIST 130

Western Civilization to 1660

3

History Elective

Course # ANTH 101

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Western Civilization since 1660

3

History Elective

MATH 119

Math for Elementary Teachers I

3

Math Elective

MATH 120

Math for Elementary Teachers II

3

Math Elective

MATH 125

Contemporary Mathematics

3

Math Elective

MATH 129

Finite Mathematics

3

Math Elective

MATH 130

College Algebra

3

Math Elective

MUS 106

World Music

3

General Education Elective

PHYS 100

Fundamentals of Physical Science

5

Science Elective

PHYS 125

Descriptive Astronomy

4

Science Elective

PHYS 150

Environmental Physics

5

Science Elective

PHYS 151

Elementary College Physics I/Lab

5

Science Elective

PSC 120

Government: U.S., State & Local

3

History Elective

SOC 110

Introduction to Sociology

3

General Education Elective

Theatre Appreciation

3

General Education Elective

Modern (Foreign) Language

3

Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective

TH 110

Crowder Community College Course #

Course Name

Credit Hours

ART 101

Art Appreciation

3

General Education Elective

BIOL 101

General Biology/Lab

5

Science Elective

BIOL 110

General Zoology

5

Science Elective

BIOL 120

General Botany

5

Science Elective

BIOL 152

Human Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab

5

Science Elective

CHEM 101

Chem. For Health Sciences

5

Science Elective

CHEM 111

General Chemistry I/Lab

5

Science Elective

ECON 201

Principles of Economics I

3

General Education Elective

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Transfer Credit

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ECON 202

Principles of Economics II

3

General Education Elective

ENGL 120

Masterpieces of World Literature I

3

Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective

ENGL 125

Masterpieces of World Literature

3

Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective

GEOL 115

Introduction to Geology/Lab

5

Science Elective

HIST 101

Western Civilization I

3

History Elective

HIST 102

Western Civilization II

3

History Elective

HIST 106

U.S. History I

3

History Elective

HIST 107

U.S. History II

3

History Elective

MATH 107

Introduction to Mathematics

3

Math Elective

MATH 125

Quantitative Reasoning

3

Math Elective

MATH 135

Algebra for Calculus

3

Math Elective

PHYS 101

Survey of Physical Science

5

Science Elective

PHYS 190

General Physics I

5

Science Elective

PHYS 210

General Physics II

5

Science Elective

PLSC 103

National, State, Local Government

3

History Elective

SOC 101

General Sociology

3

General Education Elective

Introduction to Theatre

3

General Education Elective

Modern (Foreign) Language

3

Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective

TA 205

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TRUSTEES The faithfulness of the school to its original purpose is assured by these leaders, who, in prayer and deep concern, conduct their meetings with the will of the Lord uppermost in their minds. They serve at their own expense in travel and meet three times each year to give direction to the college. Robert Arnce, M.D.

Physician • Joplin, Missouri

Rob Brust

Minister • Bentonville, Arkansas

David Bycroft

Minister • Tyro, Kansas

Mark Christian

Minister • Oronogo, Missouri

Vance Eubanks

Minister • Prairie Grove, Arkansas

Brian Jennings

Minister • Tulsa, Oklahoma

Jim Johnson

Minister • Stillwater, Oklahoma

Joe Simmons

Business Leader • Bixby, Oklahoma

Don Steen

Business Leader • Eldon, Missouri

Roger Storms

Minister • Chandler, Arizona

Jim Vasey

Business Leader • Wichita, Kansas

Clifford Wert

Business Leader • Webb City, Missouri

Timothy Whelan

Business Leader • Joplin, Missouri

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ADMINISTRATION Matt Proctor • President Doug Aldridge • Executive Vice President of Academics Damien Spikereit • Executive Vice President of Administration Jim Dalrymple • Executive Vice President of Advancement Shawn Lindsay • Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology David McMillin • Vice President of Campus Operations Doug Miller • General Counsel Chad Ragsdale • Assistant Academic Dean Andy Storms • Vice President of Student Affairs Teresa Welch, DMin • Vice President of Institutional Research and Effectiveness Robert Witte • Vice President of Enrollment Management Shane Wood, PhD • Associate Academic Dean

FULL-TIME FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATORS The year following the name indicates when the person began their service on the faculty of Ozark Christian College. Mike Ackerman, 2012. Church Planting and New Testament MA in Theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2013; BTh and BBL Ozark Christian College, 2004. Doug Aldridge, 2003. Executive Vice President of Academics, Apologetics MS, Pepperdine University, 2000; BTh and BBL, Ozark Christian College, 1997; Crafton Hills College Paramedic Program, 1988; California State University at Chico, 1984-1985. Terry Bowland, DMin, 1993. Ministry and New Testament DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1989; MA and MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary, 1980 and 1982; BA and BTh, Nebraska Christian College, 1976-1977. Richard Cherok, PhD, 2018. Church History, U.S. History PhD (History), Kent State University, 2002; MA (Ed.), The University of Akron, 1989; MA (History), The University of Akron, 1987; BTh, Kentucky Christian University, 1986; BA, Kentucky Christian University, 1985.

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Jim Dalrymple, 2013. Executive Vice President of Advancement, General Ministry MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary, 2009; BTh, Ozark Christian College, 2003. Beth DeFazio, 2016. Communication MA, Liberty University, 2017; BBL, Ozark Christian College, 2003. Michael DeFazio, 2013. Hermeneutics, New Testament PhD in progress, University of Aberdeen; MA, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2007; BTh (New Testament) Ozark Christian College, 2005. Chris DeWelt, DMiss, 1999. Intercultural Studies Director, New Testament DMiss, Biola University, 2012; MA, Cincinnati Bible Seminary, 1995; BTh, Ozark Bible College, 1976; Spanish Language Institute; Missouri Southern State College; Harding Graduate School of Religion. David Fish, 1994. Greek and Anthropology MA, Columbia Biblical Seminary, 1987; BSL, Ozark Bible College, 1976; Pittsburg State University; University of Nebraska. Kevin Greer, 2007. Ministry Center Director, Student Ministry MA, Hope International University, 2018; BSL, Ozark Bible College, 1979. Gerald Griffin, 2001. Speech, Old and New Testament MA, Cincinnati Bible Seminary, 2003; BTh Ozark Bible College, 1980. Jon Kehrer, 2015. Old Testament and Biblical Languages PhD in progress, University Free State in South Africa; MA, Wheaton College, 2009; BTh and BBL, Ozark Christian College, 2006. Darrin King, 2012. New Testament, Intercultural Studies MA in Intercultural Studies, Lincoln Christian University, 2011; BBL, Ozark Christian College, 1993; Pittsburg State University. Chris Lahm, 1999-2001, 2005. Athletic Director, Men’s Head Basketball Coach, Lifetime Wellness MS, Kearney State College, 1982; BA, Nebraska Christian College, 1981; Nebraska Wesleyan University. Shawn Lindsay, 2006. Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology PhD Candidate, Biola University; MRE, Lincoln Christian University, 2010; BTh and BBL, Ozark Christian College, 1999. David McMillin, 1989. Vice President of Campus Operations BS, Ball State University, 1977. Jennifer McMillin, 1992. Registrar MAE, Ball State University, 1985; BS Ball State University, 1981. Doug Miller, 2002. General Counsel, American Government JD, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1989; BA, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1986.

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Derek Moser, 2018. Library Director MS in Library Science, University of Kentucky, 2018; MA, Missouri State University, 2017; BA, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2008. Matt Proctor, 1996. President, Biblical Communication MA, Lincoln Christian Seminary, 1997; BTh, Ozark Christian College, 1993; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; University of Iowa. Chad Ragsdale, 2005. Assistant Academic Dean, New Testament and Hermeneutics DMin, in progress, Biola University; MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary, 2004; BA, Lincoln Christian College, 2000. Isaac Schade, 2016. Chapel Minister, Director of Frontline, Worship MA, Emmanuel School of Religion, 2011; BA, Milligan College, 2006. Jessica Scheuermann, 2012. Academic Resource Commons Director, English MA, Pittsburg State University, 2012; BCE, Ozark Christian College, 2000; Missouri Southern State University. Mark Scott, DMin, 1983. Biblical Communication Director, New Testament DMin, Denver Seminary, 2006; MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary, 1983, BTh, Ozark Bible College, 1976; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Damien Spikereit, 2005. Executive Vice President of Administration, Biblical Communication MA, Lincoln Christian Seminary, 2003; BBL, Ozark Christian College, 1997. Matt Stafford, 2004. Worship Arts Director MA, Ball State University, 1997; BTh, Ozark Christian College, 1988. Andy Storms, 2013. Vice President of Student Affairs BBL, Ozark Christian College, 1997. Doug Welch, 2004. New Testament and Hermeneutics DMin in progress, Northern Seminary; MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary, 2003; MA, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2000; BTh, Ozark Christian College, 1997. Teresa Welch, DMin, 2014. Vice President of Institutional Research & Effectiveness, Christian Education & Children’s Ministry DMin, Emmanuel School of Religion, 2007; MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary, 2002; MA, Family and Youth Ministries, Malone College, 1997; BCE, Ozark Christian College, 1994. Chris White, 2013. Director of Online Course Development, Strategies for Teaching MA, Lincoln Christian Seminary, 2014; BACM, Ozark Christian College, 2011. Robert Witte, 2012. Vice President of Enrollment Management, Ministry and Old Testament MA, New Testament, Kentucky Christian University, 2012; MA, Pastoral Leadership, Cincinnati Christian University, 2009; BTh, Ozark Christian College, 2013; BBL, Ozark Christian College, 1999.

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Shane Wood, PhD, 2009. Associate Academic Dean, New Testament and Critical Backgrounds PhD, University of Edinburgh-Scotland, 2013; MDiv, MA, Lincoln Christian Seminary, 2008; BTh, BBL, Ozark Christian College, 2004. Gary Zustiak, DMin, 1986-1999, 2006. Counseling and Pastoral Care DMin, Abilene Christian University, 1994; MDiv, MA Lincoln Christian Seminary, 1982 and 1981; BA, Boise Bible College, 1976.

PART-TIME AND ADJUNCT FACULTY Peter Buckland, 1997. Family Ministry MA in Human Services and Counseling, Liberty University; AB, BTh, Manhattan Christian College, 1988; Kansas State University. Del Camp, 2004. Psychology MS, Pittsburg State University, 1996; BBL, Ozark Christian College, 1992; Indiana University; Purdue University in Indianapolis; Marion College; Missouri Southern State University. Mark Christian, 2013. Ministry MA, Central Michigan University, 1991; BRE, Great Lakes Bible College, 1987. Ryan Claborn, 2009. Business MBA, Oklahoma State University, 2002; BS, Oklahoma State University, 2000. Rachel Grindle, 2019. Organizational Leadership MA in Global Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2016; BA, Johnson University, 2005. Andrea Huckabay, 2016. Music Certificate of Music, Ozark Christian College, 2006. Wade Landers, 2004. Intercultural Studies PhD in progress, Biola University; MA, Biola University, 2015; BBL, Ozark Christian College, 1995; Arkansas Tech University; University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. Jody Lindsay, 2008. Liaison and Advisor for the Interdisciplinary Studies Program BA, Lincoln Christian College, 2004; BBL, 2000, Advanced Associate Degree in Bible and Elementary Education, 1996, Ozark Christian College. Matthew McBirth, 2019. Director of Diversity, Spiritual Formation MA in Christian Practice, Duke University, 2019; BA in Christian Ministry, Ozark Christian College, 2016. Tammy Nelson, 2002. Music BMM, Ozark Christian College, 1998.

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Brian Oberman, 2019. Science MA in Science Education, Western Governors University, 2018; BS, Missouri Southern State University, 2008. Jill Spencer, 2019. Music BA, Music Education, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2001. Karl Wendt, PhD, 1999. Counseling and Psychology PhD, Saint Louis University, 1996; MEd, N.E. Louisiana University, 1982; BA, Harding University, 1980. Shannon Wendt, 2007. Speech and Counseling MA, Northeast Louisiana University, 1983; BA Speech/English Education, Harding University, 1980. Aaron Wheeler, PhD, 2016. Evangelism and Discipleship PhD (Intercultural Studies), Biola University; MA (Intercultural Studies), Wheaton College, 2009; TEFL Certification, Wheaton College, 2006; BA (Bible & Psychology), Ozark Christian College, 2004.

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ACADEMIC AND STUDENT ACTIVITY CALENDAR FALL 2019 (*dates subject to change) Aug. 16, Fri. Aug. 17, Sat.

Residence halls open for new students 11:00 a.m.

Aug. 18, Sun.

Last day to add/drop on the portal 6:00 p.m.

Convocation Banquet and Service Semester begins

Aug. 19, Mon.

AUGUST

Residence halls open for returning students

Charge for Add/Drops begins Aug. 20, Tue.

4:006:30 p.m.

Ministry Expo

Aug. 24, Sat.

5:00 p.m.

blOCC Party for all students

Aug. 26, Mon.

4:30 p.m.

Last day to register or add a course Last day for dropping without showing on transcript Last day to change to audit status Last day for 100% refund of fees

SEPTEMBER

Sep. 2, Mon.

Labor Day – no classes – offices closed

Sep. 3, Tue.

4:30 p.m.

Last day for 90% refund of fees

Sep. 9, Mon.

4:30 p.m.

Last day for 75% refund of fees

Sep. 27-28, Fri.-Sat. Sep. 30, Mon.

Getaway (grades 6-8) 4:30 p.m.

OCTOBER

Oct. 7-9 Mon.-Wed. Oct. 7, Mon.

Last day for 60% refund of fees Global Awareness Week

4:30 p.m.

Last day for 25% refund of fees

Oct. 14-15, Mon.-Tue.

Fall Break – no classes – offices closed

Oct. 28, 2019Jan. 12, 2020*

Registration open for spring semester*

Oct. 28, Mon.

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Last day for dropping a course

4:30 p.m.

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Nov. 1, Thu.

Institutional & Memorial Grant Application deadline for spring (must also have FAFSA in to be considered for I&M Grant)

Nov. 1-2, Fri.-Sat.

The Event (grades 9-12)

Nov. 14-17, Thu.-Sun.

International Conference on Missions (Kansas City, MO)

Nov. 23-Dec. 1, Sat.-Sun.

Thanksgiving Break

DECEMBER

(Residence halls close Sat., Nov. 23, 10:00 a.m.; reopen Sat., Nov. 30, 2:00 p.m.) Dec. 5-Dec. 8, Thu.-Sun.

Christmas Musical

Dec. 6, Fri.

Last class day

Dec. 9-12, Mon.-Thu.

Final exams

Dec. 12, Thu.

Fall semester closes (Residence halls close Fri., Dec. 13, 10:00 a.m.)

Dec. 13, 2019Jan. 12, 2020 Dec. 17, Tue.

Christmas Break 9:00 a.m.

Grades due

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SPRING 2020 (*dates subject to change) Jan. 4, Sat.

2:00 p.m.

Residence halls open for Winter Session students

Jan. 6-10, Mon.-Fri.

Winter Session

Jan. 10, Fri.

Residence halls open for new students

Jan. 11, Sat.

2:00 p.m.

Residence halls open for returning students

JANUARY

Last day to add/drop on the portal Semester begins

Jan. 13, Mon.

Charge for Add/Drops begins Jan. 17-18; Fri.-Sat.

Ambassadors Weekend (grades 9-12)

Jan. 20, Mon.

MLK Jr. Day – no classes – offices closed

Jan. 21, Tue.

4:30 p.m.

Last day to register or to add a course Last day for dropping without showing on transcript Last day to change to audit status

FEB.

Last day for 100% refund of fees Jan. 27, Mon.

4:30 p.m.

Last day for 90% refund of fees

Feb. 3, Mon.

4:30 p.m.

Last day for 75% refund of fees

Feb. 17-19, Mon.-Wed.

MARCH

Feb. 24, Mon.

Preaching-Teaching Convention 4:30 p.m.

Last day for 60% refund of fees

Mar. 2, Mon.

Last day for 25% refund of fees

Mar. 14-22, Sat.-Sun.

Spring Break – no classes (Residence halls close Sat., Mar. 14, 10:00 a.m.; reopen Sat., Mar. 21, 2:00 p.m.)

Mar. 30, Mon.

Mar. 30Aug. 18*

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Apr. 1, Tue.

Financial Aid deadline for FAFSA, Institutional & Memorial Grant application

Apr. 3-4, Fri.-Sat.

Women’s Conference

Apr. 10, Fri.

Good Friday – no classes – offices closed

MAY

Apr. 30, Thu.

9:30 a.m.

Baccalaureate Service

May 1, Fri.

Last class day

May 4-7, Mon.-Thu.

Final exams

May 7, Thu.

Spring semester closes

May 9, Sat.

May 15, Fri.

10:00 a.m.

Commencement

4:00 p.m.

Residence halls close

9:00 a.m.

Grades due

Jun. 1-Jul 26, Mon.-Sun.

Online Summer School

Jun. 14-Jun. 19, Sun.-Fri.

Creative Arts Academy

Aug. 3, Mon.

9:00 a.m.

Online Summer School grades due

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COMMUNICATION DIRECTORY Inquiries to the college may be addressed to: Ozark Christian College | 1111 North Main Street | Joplin, Missouri 64801 (p) 417.626.1234 | (f) 417.624.0090 | hello@occ.edu | occ.edu FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING:

CONTACT:

Pulpit supply

Ministry Center

General information

Marketing and Communications Office

Faculty; curriculum

Academics Office

Admissions; recruitment

Admissions Office

Transcripts

Registrar’s Office

Finances

Business Office

Student accounts; student aid

Student Financial Services Office

Student welfare; residence life

Student Affairs Office

Gifts; estate planning

Advancement Office

Alumni relations

Alumni Office

Advertising; publications; communications

Marketing and Communications Office

Library

Seth Wilson Library

Events; reserving a campus venue

Events and Hospitality Office

VISITOR INFORMATION Visitors are welcome at any time. Our chapel services are open to all at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays while school is in session. Offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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The Online Learning Department provides non-residential adult learners with access to the same mission, doctrinal commitments, core values, learning goals, student learning outcomes, academic standards, and accreditation that have made Ozark Christian College a focused Bible college for over 75 years, but with a different approach and intended student population. In 2012, the college initiated a strategic plan to create a fully online degree program for adult students. The Association for Biblical Higher Education approved the initiative early in 2015, and the first degree was launched in August. Classes are now offered in 8-week modules with five modules per year. Courses are designed to incorporate diverse learning styles around three major divisions of the week. Early in the week, Monday-Wednesday, students are expected to engage course materials primarily through reading and watching video lectures. Thursday- Friday, students interact with their peers and submit reflection assignments and quizzes. Over the weekend, Saturday-Sunday, students integrate new learning into synthesis-type assignments and unit exams.

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ONLINE LEARNING DEPARTMENT MISSION The mission of the Online Learning Department is to promote innovative teaching and learning experiences within the Ozark Christian College community. VISION We differentiate ourselves by fostering a culture of self-development, providing quick and accurate responses to client s, and stewarding our resources. AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY We researched, deploy, maintain, and support reliable electronic teaching and learning resources and assets for the OCC Community. OFFICE PERSONNEL Shawn Lindsay Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology 417.626.1278 lindsay.shawn@occ.edu

Jeff Phillips Educational Technology Manager 417.626.1293 phillips.jeff@occ.edu

Chris White Online Course Development Director 417.680.5627 white.chris@occ.edu

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ONLINE STUDENT SUCCESS STUDENT LIFE Attending college completely online is a unique experience for adult students. Many of the blessings associated with increased flexibility and the elimination of physical presence (no relocating, school is open 24/7, no shuffling schedules to be in class at a specific place/time, etc.) create new challenges. Specifically, there is an increased need for self-imposed boundaries on time and space that must be negotiated with family, work, and ministry responsibilities. College cannot merely be added to one’s plate. Students must make room for it. Online students are required to interact within courses in a variety of ways. Many students extend this interaction outside the classroom via social media. Likewise, interaction with online teachers is encouraged. While there is a physical separation between the student and the teacher, much learning and mentoring can take place when students feel greater freedom to ask questions and where teachers are focused on responding to students rather than preparing for lectures. Throughout each semester, the Online Learning Department publishes a student newsletter to communicate important dates and program changes, to celebrate student successes, and to help students get to know their online teachers. Upon acceptance into the online program, new students will receive an OCC email address, access to a student portal (for online billing, financial aid, and informational purposes), access to the Canvas learning management system, and a brief orientation to online studies. While it takes a campus to meet all of the educational and personal needs of online students, the Online Learning Office (onlinelearning@occ.edu) is available to assist students with most all of their concerns. Students are encouraged to ask questions early and often. ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES Library The Seth Wilson Library has over 29,000 square feet on two floors. Named for OCC’s first academic dean, Seth Wilson, the library collection exceeds 100,000 items, including books and audio-visual materials. Additionally, the library houses a special archives section, the Seth Wilson Bible Collection. Library access is 24/7 via phone (417.680.1302), email (library@occ.edu), or online (occ.edu/library) in order to renew items, place holds on requested materials, or ask questions. Online students can take advantage of EBSCOHost and MOBIUS for research needs. These resources provide access to electronic materials and delivery of physical books from OCC to an associated library that may be near the student.

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During the school year, the library is open seven days a week and provides research assistance during regular hours. Electronic resources such as the Christian Periodical Index, Academic Search Premier, ATLA Religion Database, and over 450,000 e-books assist patrons in finding electronic periodicals or access to full-text articles. In cooperation with the MOBIUS consortium, over 250,000 electronic resources are housed in the library’s OverDrive collection (mobius.overdrive.com). Some books and articles are available through MOBIUS (a consortium of over 75 libraries in Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Colorado, and Texas) and interlibrary loans to students and personnel. MOBIUS libraries provide access to over 30 million titles. The library also offers audio-visual equipment to checkout for school assignments, projects, or ministry needs or to rent for other purposes. Academic Resource Commons (ARC) The mission of the Academic Resource Commons (ARC) is to help students succeed academically by providing resources, instruction, and peer-tutoring on academic skills, writing, and research; facilitating learning accommodations; and offering test proctoring services for Ozark Christian College students. Online students can make appointments to work with tutors in an online session, and all tutoring is free. Online Resource Commons Within Canvas, every online course provides students with a list of helpful links to various campus and online resources in the areas of: Spiritual formation, Career Services, Community, Academic Support, and FAQs. SPECIAL ACTIVITIES Several special on-campus events throughout the year provide online students an opportunity for additional training for themselves and their church members. More information is available on the college’s website. •

Getaway in September invites students (grades 6-8) to campus for meaningful worship, engaging speakers, workshops, games, food, and fun. This overnight event gives middle school students a chance to experience OCC.

“The Event” in November welcomes hundreds of high school students (grades 9-12) to visit our campus for worship, speakers, and more.

Ambassadors Weekend in January brings high school students (grades 9-12) together. Through the Word, worship, and workshops, students are challenged to consider OCC for ministry training.

Preaching-Teaching Convention in February features strong Bible preaching, excellent workshops, inspiring music, alumni reunions, and Christian fellowship.

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Women’s Conference in April welcomes women from the four states area for encouragement and fellowship.

ONLINE STUDENT ADMISSIONS INFORMATION ENROLLMENT PLANNING When you decide you want to become a student at Ozark Christian College, you may have questions regarding admission requirements and procedures as well as financial considerations including tuition, fees, and financial aid. We hope the material in the following pages will help answer your questions. Should you need more information or questions answered, contact us at 417.626.1277 or onlinelearning@occ.edu. REQUIREMENTS FOR A STUDENT TO BE FULLY ACCEPTED FOR ENROLLMENT 1. Submit the appropriate online application at my.occ.edu. (No application fee required.) 2. Provide two specific types of references from people of a minimum of two years acquainted with the applicant: a.

Minister/Church Leader Reference PDF Form

b. Employer/Teacher Reference PDF Form 3. Submit a high school transcript (public, private, or homeschool) 4. Submit one of the following standardized text scores used for college admission: ACT, SAT, CLT. 5. Request official transcripts from any university, college, or institution of higher education previously attended (for transfer students or students who completed college credit while in high school), Advanced Placement (AP), and/or CLEP classes. 6. Return the completed, notarized Verification of Student Identity Form with copy of valid photo ID. 7. Complete the Introduction to OCC Online before starting online class. Only students who have been fully accepted may enroll and participate in classes. Admissions personnel will do everything possible to assist prospective students in completing their files and moving them to full acceptance status. When all necessary application materials have been received and approved by the Admissions Office, you will be notified by email. Please do not consider yourself accepted and admitted to Ozark Christian College until you receive such notification from Ozark Christian College.

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Ozark Christian College admits students who meet the admission requirements regardless of race, color, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the college. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. There are occasions when transfer students may be delayed in obtaining final college transcripts because classes are still “in progress.” Such a student may be considered for conditional acceptance if all other admission requirements are met. “Conditional acceptance” means that Ozark Christian College has made the determination that the student is academically admissible based on the student’s available academic record(s) and all other required admissions documents. Once the final college transcripts and/or Transfer Applicant Evaluations (TAE) are received the status of “conditional acceptance” will be changed to “accepted,” making the student eligible to enroll for classes, and to receive both institutional and federal financial aid. No student will be permitted to enter any online course for credit after Wednesday of the first week of class. An appointed advisor will counsel and register online students. ADMISSION OF FIRST-TIME (FRESHMAN) STUDENTS First-time (freshman) students are defined as students who are enrolling in college for the first-time following graduation from high school. (These students may transfer in college credit or AP/CLEP credits earned while in high school.) The application procedure is described above. ADMISSION OF TRANSFER STUDENTS Students who have earned 12+ college hours at another college or university after they graduation from high school will be exempt from submitting an official high school transcript and ACT score. All official transcripts from and schools/ colleges/universities must be mailed directly or sent electronically to OCC and they must be official, authentic, signed, and affixed with the school seal. Transfer students need to be awarded of the following circumstances: 1. Transfer students whose cumulative grade point average at the last college attended is below 1.670 will be accepted on academic warning. 2. Transfer students who have outstanding bills at other college and/or are ineligible to continue/return to their previous college will not be accepted at Ozark Christian College.

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ADMISSION OF RETURNING STUDENTS An undergraduate degree seeking students who previously attended OCC but has not been enrolled at OCC for one or two consecutive semesters (fall and/or spring) is eligible to return by completing the Reactivation Application at my.occ. edu. If there are no holds on the student’s account that need to be resolved, the student will be eligible to register for classes once registration opens. Students seeking readmittance after academic or disciplinary suspension, please see page 215 for additional requirements. NOTE: The student must submit official transcript(s) from any institution(s) attended during the student’s absence from OCC, even if the student does not anticipate any transfer of credit. Official transcripts must be mailed or sent electronically directly to the Registrar’s Office by the records office of the issuing institution(s). OCC does not accept transcripts transmitted by fax.

ADMISSION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Ozark Christian College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. In addition to the admissions requirements for transfer students, and if English is not the official language of the applicant’s country of origin, he/she must present evidence that he/she has sufficient knowledge of the English language to pursue a full course of studies at Ozark Christian College. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) requires a score of at least 550 on the “written exam,” 213 on the “computer-based exam,” or 79-80 on the “internet-based test.” Our TOEFL registration number is 6542. Admissions of International Students into the online degree will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis based on country of origin. Contact the Online Learning Admissions Counselor at onlinelearning@occ.edu for more details. ADMISSION OF NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS A student who is taking classes for personal improvement, to get a degree from another institution, or taking a course for audit is considered “non-degree seeking.” Non-degree seeking students will be accepted when the following requirements are met: 1. Short Form Application submitted (contact admissions@occ.edu and they will send you the PDF application) 2. Financial Agreement signed Non-degree seeking students will continue to be limited to 4 hours or less a semester until they have met the full acceptance requirements for admission. Due to government requirements, “non-degree seeking students” are not eligible for federal financial aid assistance, nor will they be considered for institutional scholarships until all admissions requirements have been met.

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ADMISSION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES OUR COMMITMENT Ozark Christian College is committed to full compliance with all laws regarding equal opportunity for students with disabilities. Students, the faculty, and the Academics Office all play a role in ensuring that reasonable and appropriate accommodations are provided in a timely and effective manner. The following is an outline of the process followed at OCC when a student requests services or accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. REQUESTING ACCOMMODATION •

It is only through a student’s voluntary disclosure of disability and request for accommodation that OCC can support disability needs.

Students with disabilities who wish to receive accommodations or services must disclose the disability and make a personal request to the Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology. The student communicates with the Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology, submits required disability documentation, and formally requests services, including accommodations, a minimum of eight (8) weeks before the start of a semester. Depending on the nature of the disability more time may be necessary to satisfy the reasonable accommodation.

A disclosure of disability or request for an accommodation made to a faculty or staff member other than the Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology will not be treated as a request for an accommodation.

Any requests for services or accommodation should be made prior to the start of a semester to allow time to review requests and documentation and make proper arrangements. Accommodation arrangements may be compromised or denied if a request is not made in a timely manner.

For the complete Students with Disabilities policy, see occ.edu/disabilityservices.

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ADMISSION OF THOSE HAVING CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST THEM OR HAVING A PRISON RECORD All previous requirements apply. In addition, those with criminal charges against them cannot be admitted until those charges are fully cleared. Those who have a prison record must have been released from prison (not out on bail) for at least one year in order to demonstrate recovery, during which time they must have been actively involved in their church directly under the oversight of the elders and the minister(s) of that church. ACADEMIC HONESTY IN ADMISSIONS/TRANSFER OF CREDIT Statement of Policy - Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to: altering or misusing documents; impersonating, misrepresentation or knowingly providing false information as to one’s identity; or providing false information regarding professional history or accomplishments. Procedure - Staff, faculty, or students who believe that a student has not adhered to the Academic Honesty Policy will bring the matter to the attention of the Academics Office. In cases where the authenticity of documents submitted by a student is in question, an investigation will be conducted by the Executive Vice President of Academics, Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology, Registrar’s Office, and/or Admissions Office. Should the documents submitted by a student be determined to be fraudulent (such as identification documents, a transcript, diploma, certification, references, etc.), the student will be notified via their official school email and written notice to the student’s last known address by the office that conducted the investigation of the violation and the proposed disciplinary action. If the student acknowledges responsibility, they will enter into an agreement regarding an appropriate sanction. In response to violations of the Academic Honesty Policy, Ozark Christian College reserves the right to take any or all of the following actions as appropriate to the violation: •

Bar the student from enrolling in the college or registering for courses.

Suspend or dismiss the student. If the student is dismissed, the college reserves the right to revoke all credits. If the student has withdrawn or graduated, any credits and/or degrees and certificates/diplomas previously awarded may be revoked and the student will be asked to return the certificate or diploma.

Suspend or terminate all college services previously available to the student.

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Withhold course grade(s) and/or examination score(s) and official Ozark Christian College transcripts.

Permanently annotate a student’s record to reflect action(s) taken by the college in response to the student’s violation of the Academic Honesty Policy.

Notify educational institutions, licensing or certification boards, employers, or others who have previously received a transcript or similar certification of any action taken by the college.

Prohibit re-enrollment in Ozark Christian College except by appeal.

Take other action as appropriate.

If a student does not acknowledge responsibility or disputes the accusation of the violation of academic dishonesty, the student and appropriate administrator will enter into the formal process described in the Student Conduct Process which may include a hearing before the Conduct Committee. Upon completion of the informal or formal process, students have the right to appeal the decision through the OCC Grievance Policy. The Academics and Registrar’s Office maintain records of all student violations of the Academic Honesty Policy. Petition for Reinstatement - A student who has been denied services or has been dismissed because of a violation of the Academic Honesty Policy may petition for reinstatement no sooner than two years from the date of the final decision. The petition must be in writing, must present a rationale for reinstatement and should be addressed to the Executive Vice President of Academics, Ozark Christian College, 1111 North Main Street, Joplin, MO 64801. Students who are subsequently reinstated will be governed by the academic policies in effect at the time of reinstatement. Certificates or degrees previously revoked will not necessarily be reinstated. INTRODUCTION TO OCC ONLINE Students accepted for admission are given access to a preparatory (non-credit) course. This introduction serves two purposes. First, it orients adult students to the history and ethos of OCC. Second, it provides guidance on the Turabian style sheet, a refresher about study skills, and some self-guided inventories to assist adult students to know if they are ready and able to be successful in a fast-paced learning environment. New students will also have the opportunity to meet other new students and beginning participating in the online student community.

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EXAMINATIONS All online degree seeking students will take the Bible Knowledge Examination twice during their program. They will take it during DO 2701 Introduction to Bible and Theology and as a graduation requirement during their final semester. This exam is an assessment of the college’s effectiveness in educating students in biblical subjects. It is not used for any other purposes. Additional surveys may be periodically administered to assess online student retention, success, and satisfaction.

ONLINE STUDENT FINANCIAL INFORMATION COUNTING THE COST AT OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE Ozark Christian College wants every prospective student to be given the opportunity to receive a Bible college education. To that end, OCC works with the student in financial planning and will assist in securing financial aid. Ozark seeks to maintain a high quality of education at the lowest possible cost and, thanks to a number of contributors who support OCC, the student pays only a part of the total cost of education. The charges listed on the following pages are in effect for the 2019-2020 school year. It is critical that the college teach students wise principles for personal money management. OCC encourages students to keep their lives as free as possible from the burden of debt (Rom 13:8; 2 Thess 3:7-15). It’s also important and right that the college not waste its resources, sacrificially provided by God’s people, by a policy of carelessness in collecting the tuition and fee assessments. Therefore, tuition and fees are due and payable according to the payment policy. Financial arrangements are businesslike, and the college insists that students keep all accounts paid up-to-date. COLLEGE COSTS The following list itemizes the fee schedule, which is in effect for the 2019-20 school year. Tuition and other fees are subject to change without notice. One-time fees Application fee (or Reactivation) (paid directly to a local Notary Public)

Free Verification of Student ID Fee Approximately $5.00

Graduation fee

$50.00

Late Graduation Application fee

$20.00

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Tuition and Registration Fees Per Semester Tuition and Student fees (per credit hour)

$415.00

Books (estimate per module)

$100.00

Withdrawal fee

$50.00 (per module)

Change of Course fee

$10.00

(complete withdrawal from school before classes begin) (to switch courses within first four days of class)

Special Course Fees* Practices in Spiritual Formation Principles of Interpretation (Bible Software)

$37.00 $310.00

*Most courses do not have additional fees.

At this time, online degree-seeking students are only eligible for Federal Student Aid programs, including Pell Grants, student loans, Veterans Education Benefits, and Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits. ONLINE COURSE REFUND POLICY Date of withdrawal will be determined by the date the official drop request was completed. Tuition refunds are based on the official withdrawal date and are determined as follows for online students: Week 1: Monday-Sunday 100% Refund

Week 2: Monday-Sunday 75% Refund

Week 3: Monday-Sunday 50% Refund Drop/add and late fees will not be refunded

Refunds will be credited to the student’s account. A disbursement will be made to the student when the account has a credit balance. For students receiving Federal Student Aid (FSA) who withdraw before completing the enrollment period for which they were charged, federal regulations require that a school calculate a Return of Title IV Funds using the formula set by the Department of Education. RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS The law specifies how your school must determine the amount of FSA program assistance that you earn if you withdraw before completing at least 60% of the semester. The amount of assistance that you have earned is determined on a pro-rated basis.

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For example, a student who is enrolled in only one module and withdraws at the end of the second week of the module will have “earned” approximately 25% of their aid (completed two weeks of an 8-week module). The remaining 75% must be repaid. If you received (or your school received on your behalf) less assistance than the amount that you earned, you will be eligible to receive those additional funds. A student who is enrolled in two modules and withdraws at the end of the second week of Module 1 will have “earned” approximately 13% of their aid (completed two weeks of a 16-week semester). The remaining 87% must be repaid. If you received (or your school received on your behalf) less assistance than the amount that you earned, you will be eligible to receive those additional funds. If you received excess funds that must be returned, your school must return a portion of the excess equal to the lesser of: •

The amount of Title IV funds that the student does not earn, or

Your institutional charges multiplied by the unearned percentage of your funds.

If there are FSA funds to be returned by the school, they must be returned in the following order until the return amount is exhausted. 1. Unsubsidized Direct Stafford loans 2. Subsidized Direct Stafford loans 3. Direct PLUS loans 4. Federal Pell Grants 5. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) If your school is not required to return all of the excess funds, you must return the remaining amount. Any loan funds that you must return, you repay in accordance with the terms of the promissory note. That is, you make scheduled payments to the holder of the loan over a period of time. If you are responsible for returning grant funds, you do not have to return the full amount. Regulations limit the amount a student must repay to the amount by which the overpayment amount exceeds 50% of the total grant funds disbursed or could have been disbursed. Any amount that you do have to return is a grant overpayment, and you must make arrangements with the Department of Education to return the funds. Eligibility for additional aid is dependent upon the student repaying the grant(s) in full or abiding by a repayment plan.

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If a student does not officially withdraw and fails to earn a passing grade in at least one enrolled course during the semester, the Student Financial Services Office will verify if the failing grades were earned or were the result of non-attendance. If non-attendance is determined, the “unearned” calculation will be applied based on the last date of a documented academically related activity or the mid-point of the semester. For more information on withdrawal procedures, see withdrawl from college on page 217. FEDERAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID Ozark Christian College receives no federal monies given directly to the college for use in general funds. However, students at OCC are eligible to apply for federal financial assistance. Students who are in default on a federal student loan or have a grant repayment outstanding will not be eligible for federal financial aid. Federal aid will not be applied to a student’s account until enrollment eligibility and satisfactory academic progress (explained later in this section) have been verified. FEDERAL PELL GRANTS Federal Pell Grant is an aid program designed to provide financial assistance to those undergraduates who have a demonstrated financial need (as determined from the FAFSA). These grants are intended to be the “floor plan” of financial assistance and may be combined with other aid programs to meet the full cost of education. Each student must fill out the FAFSA to determine eligibility for federal and institutional grants, loans or Federal Work Study programs. The FAFSA may be completed online at fafsa.ed.gov. After processing the FAFSA, the Central Processing Service will email the student the Student Aid Report (SAR) and send an Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) electronically to all colleges the student has selected on the FAFSA. The college will be able to determine the amount of Pell for which the student is eligible and will notify the student of the amount. Students eligible for Pell will receive part of their eligible amount each semester based on their enrollment status. If students attend only one semester, they will receive only that semester’s portion of the Pell award. FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT The Federal SEOG is an award to help students with extreme financial need pay for their college education. SEOG is a campus-based award, meaning each school receives an allocation of money and determines its own policy for awarding it within the confines of Federal regulations. The FAFSA is the form that needs to be completed for SEOG.

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STUDENT LOAN PROGRAMS Loans are to help students meet their financial need in order to obtain a college education after exploring all scholarships, grants, church assistance and job possibilities. Borrowing is much easier than repayment. Borrow wisely. Dependent students are eligible for the subsidized and/or unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS (Parents’ Loan for Undergraduate Students) Loans. Independent students are eligible for the subsidized and/or unsubsidized Stafford Loans and an unsubsidized Independent Loan. On subsidized loans, the interest is paid by the government while the student is in school. On unsubsidized loans, the student is responsible for the interest and can choose to pay it immediately or defer the interest payments. Whether the loan is subsidized or unsubsidized depends on the financial need of the student combined with other scholarships or grants received and the college cost of attendance. Borrow wisely. Individuals that have loans in default are not eligible for federal jobs or programs, may have tax refunds withheld to pay for loan payments, may damage their credit ratings, may have wages garnished, etc. VETERANS’ EDUCATION BENEFITS For those veterans who are eligible for VA Education Benefits, for proper application procedures contact the Student Financial Aid Advisor at finaid@occ.edu. VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION BENEFITS Students who have a physical disability may qualify for vocational rehabilitation benefits. Questions concerning eligibility should be directed to the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in the student’s home state. OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID Admissions Scholarship Online students are eligible for a $500 admissions scholarship by completing the admissions requirements by the priority admissions deadline. For priority deadline dates, visit the Scholarship tab at occ.edu/finaid. For admissions requirements, see page 199. SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS FOR FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS Federal regulations require that financial aid recipients make satisfactory academic progress in order to remain eligible for federal and some institutional assistance. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards, therefore, apply to students receiving financial assistance from such programs as: Federal Pell Revised October 4, 2019.

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Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work Study (FWS), Federal Stafford Loans, OCC Student Assistance Loans, and (for res-idential students) Institutional and Memorial (I&M) Grants. The SAP Policy has two components: qualitative and quantitative. Satisfactory Academic Progress means meeting the requirements for both components as outlined below, and being enrolled in an eligible program. QUALITATIVE REQUIREMENTS: Grade Point Average (GPA) Associate Degree Programs •

A student with less than 33 credit hours must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 1.670.

A student with 33 or more credit hours must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.000.

Bachelor Degree Programs •

A student with less than 60 credit hours must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 1.670.

A student with 60 or more credit hours must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.000.

QUANTITATIVE REQUIREMENTS: Pace of completion •

A student must have completed 67% of the credit hours attempted. For example, if after the third semester the student has attempted 46 credit hours and has completed only 30 credit hours, the quantitative pace of completion rate is 65%, and the student would be placed on warning even though the student may have had a cumulative GPA of 2.320.

A student must complete a program within an established time frame. Financial aid will be awarded according to the number of the program’s credit hours multiplied by 150%. If student changes degree, only the hours that apply to that degree will be included in the calculation for this portion of SAP. For example, the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies degree requires 120 credit hours; therefore, the student could receive federal aid for up to 180 credit hours.

A student will lose eligibility for financial aid for all future semesters after the semester in which the maximum hours allowed are exceeded.

Students’ academic progress (both qualitative and quantitative) will be checked at the end of each semester. If a student does not maintain the above standards, the following will apply:

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1. The student will be placed on FINANCIAL AID WARNING. Warning means the student will be eligible to receive financial aid, but it also means the student must complete the required percentage of hours with the required GPA by the end of the semester on warning. If not, the student will be placed on FINANCIAL AID SUSPENSION the following semester. 2. FINANCIAL AID SUSPENSION means that the student will not be able to receive any financial aid until the student again meets the required completion rate and GPA standards as outlined above. Appeal Procedure At the time a student is placed on financial aid suspension, the student may appeal the condition in writing to the Student Financial Services Director. Appeals must be based on unusual circumstances such as long-term illness, death or illness of a family member, etc. The Financial Aid Appeal Committee will review the student’s file, and the student will be notified of the decision. Letters of appeal must be submitted to the Student Financial Services Office by the date printed on the Suspension Notification Letter, along with any and all appropriate documentation. Repeated Courses When a course is repeated, only the highest grade will be included in the GPA calculation. However, repeated hours are counted as attempted hours each time you take the course. Federal regulation allows for the following in determining enrollment status for students that are retaking coursework: •

If a student retakes a previously failed course, the repeated course will be included in the student’s Title IV enrollment status and Title IV funds will be available to pay for the repeated course.

If a student retakes a previously passed course, one repetition of the repeated course will be included in the student’s Title IV enrollment status and Title IV funds will be available to pay for the repeated course.

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WITHDRAWAL FROM COURSES Students withdrawing from a class in weeks 1 (beginning on Friday) through 5 (ending on Sunday) will be given a “W” (withdrawal), and the class will count only as hours attempted. No courses can be dropped after five weeks of class. INCOMPLETE GRADES Grades of “I” (Incomplete) are not issued at OCC. TRANSFER STUDENTS Academic transcripts from all other colleges attended will be included when evaluating satisfactory academic progress. Transfer credits accepted by OCC will be included when calculating quantitative requirements but not in GPA calculation. The student will be placed on financial aid satisfactory progress or warning based upon the review. If a student’s progress is not satisfactory, the student will be notified. A copy of this policy will be sent to each student’s OCC email once each semester. Furthermore, the policy is printed in the Financial Information sections of this catalog and the OCC website.

ONLINE ACADEMIC POLICIES Many of OCC’s academic policies are applicable for the online program and its students. However, in some areas there are nuanced differences and different student procedures. For clarity, all academic policies for online students are included in the following section. GENERAL POLICIES CREDIT (SEMESTER) HOUR DEFINITION A credit hour is defined as the following in keeping with the Carnegie Unit: “One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately 15 weeks for one semester or trimester hour of credit…or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.” Note: Hour is determined as 50- or 60-minute class, lecture, or recitation in a 60-minute period. (Title 34, Part 600, Section 2 of the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations)

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Course Workload Calculator Ozark Christian College utilizes a course workload calculator built on the Carnegie Unit of calculating credit hours. The workload calculation appears in all syllabi and assists faculty members in appropriately assigning reading, assignments, and other learning experiences that are appropriate to the credit hour and course level designation. Online Courses Online courses utilize a variety of learning strategies that require a high degree of student motivation and discipline. Each 8-week course is designed with an equivalent total workload of 38-45 hours/credit. CLASSIFICATION Full-time students are those who are enrolled for at least twelve credit hours. Part-time students are those enrolled in less than twelve credit hours. Freshmen are those who have earned less than 30 credit hours. Sophomores are those who have earned 30-59 hours. Juniors are those who have earned 60-89 hours. Seniors are those who have earned at least 90 hours. OCC STUDENT EMAIL ADDRESS All Ozark Christian College students must use the official email address provided by the college (lastname.firstname@my.occ.edu) to receive communication from the faculty and staff. The OCC student email address may be forwarded to another email service (e.g., yahoo.com or hotmail.com). ACADEMIC FREEDOM Ozark Christian College recognizes the freedom of expression and pursuit of truth as essential to the goals of collegiate education. All faculty and students are free to research and explore ideas appropriate to various disciplines and to express ideas and views without fear of reprisal. Within the boundaries of their commitment to the doctrinal statement, mission, and outcomes of Ozark Christian College, faculty members are given the right and responsibilities of academic freedom. Faculty and students have freedom of expression in the classroom but should avoid the classroom as a forum for personal agendas not relevant to the discipline or to the outcomes of the course. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY Due to the commitment of training men and women for Christian service and of educational excellence, academic integrity is our natural expectation. Violations of academic integrity and their definitions are as follows:

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Plagiarism: Submitting as part or all of one’s own work material that is copied or paraphrased from another source, including online sources, without the proper acknowledgment of the source. Examples include: failing to cite a reference, failing to use quotation marks where appropriate, misrepresenting another’s work as your work, etc.

Cheating: Using unauthorized material or study aids for assistance on examinations or other academic work. Examples include: looking at a peer’s exam, altering a graded exam, using notes without permission, etc.

Fabrication: Submitting altered or contrived information in any academic assignment. Examples include: falsifying data, text material, or sources.

Facilitating academic dishonesty: Helping another student violate this policy. Examples include: allowing one’s work to be copied, working together on an assignment where collaboration is not allowed, doing work for another student.

Procedure If an online instructor suspects that a violation of Academic Integrity has occurred, the instructor may discuss the circumstances with the student via email using school email addresses, campus LMS, or by phone. If a student suspects another student has committed a violation of Academic Integrity, they may notify the appropriate online instructor or the Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology. If the online instructor concludes there is a violation, the instructor will notify the Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology. The online instructor and student in consultation with the Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology may agree to handle the issue through an informal process. If the student acknowledges responsibility, they will enter into an agreement with the Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology and the online instructor regarding an appropriate sanction. Descriptions of potential sanctions are provided below. •

First Offense: In the first case of dishonesty, the instructor will normally give the student a zero for the assignment or test on which the student has been dishonest. Instructors are free to impose more severe penalties if such penalties are announced in the course syllabus.

Second Offense: A second violation of the integrity policy in the same course or in any other course will result in an F in the course and student will be placed on disciplinary contract.

Third Offense: Any further violations of the integrity policy may result in suspension or dismissal from school.

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If the student does not acknowledge responsibility or disputes the accusation of the violation of academic integrity, the student and faculty member will enter into the formal process described in the Student Conduct Process which may include a hearing before the Conduct Committee. Upon completion of the informal or formal process, students have the right to appeal the decision through the grievance policy outlined in the OCC Grievance Policy. The Academics Office maintains records of all student violations of Academic Integrity. Petition for Reinstatement A student who has been denied services or has been dismissed because of a violation of the Academic Integrity Policy may petition for reinstatement no sooner than two years from the date of the final decision. The petition must be in writing, must present a rationale for reinstatement, and must be addressed to the Executive VP of Academics, Ozark Christian College, 1111 North Main Street, Joplin, MO 64801. Students who are subsequently reinstated will be governed by the academic policies in effect at the time of reinstatement. GRADING POLICIES MARKING SYSTEM OF GRADES The following symbols, together with plus (+) or minus (-) variations, indicate the student’s proficiency on final grades. MEANING

LETTER GRADE

NUMBER GRADE

GRADE POINT

Excellent

A

100-95

4.000

A-

94-93

3.670

B+

92-91

3.333

Good

B

90-87

3.000

B-

86-85

2.670

C+

84-83

2.333

Average

C

82-79

2.000

C-

78-77

1.670

D+

76-75

1.333

Poor

D

74-72

1.000

D-

71-70

0.670

Failing

F

69-0

0.000

P = Passing, X = Exempt, W = Withdrawn (is not computed in GPA)

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REPEATING COURSES Students may retake courses for which they would like to earn a higher grade than previously earned. In order for the grade to be replaced and improve the student’s cumulative institutional GPA, the student must retake the exact same course and receive a higher grade. Some financial limitation may apply. FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives students the following rights with respect to their educational records. These rights include the right to inspect their own educational records, the right to request amendment of records they believe to be inaccurate of misleading, the right to give consent to the disclosure of their records (with specific exceptions allowed by law, including publishing directory information), and the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning any alleged failures of the college to comply with FERPA requirements. A detailed explanation of these rights is provided on the Consumer Information page of the college website: occ.edu/consumerinfo. RELEASE OF INFORMATION Records are maintained in the following offices: Academics-Registrar; Academic Integrity-Academics; Admissions-Enrollment Management; Housing and Student Discipline-Student Affairs; Financial-Student Financial Services. ACADEMIC ADVISING A student will receive academic advising by the Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology or Online Department personnel upon matriculation. Students will receive academic advising prior to enrollment for each semester. Students may also request additional appointments as needed. Students have access through the student portal (my.occ.edu) to view their ongoing progress toward the completion of their degree program. Students can view and print an unofficial degree audit and unofficial transcript from the portal. SCHEDULE CHANGES: Add, Drop, Withdraw Courses A student may add or drop a course during the Add/Drop period. In addition, students receiving financial aid are strongly advised to consult with the Student Financial Services Office to determine whether a schedule change will create a change in financial aid status. A student may add an online course up to Wednesday of Week 1 by contacting the Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology or the Registrar’s Office.

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Online courses dropped during the first four days of the course will not be recorded on the student’s transcript. Any student who wishes to withdraw from a class after the Add/Drop period must notify the Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology or the Registrar’s Office and formally request to be withdrawn from the class(es). Until this is done, the student is officially enrolled in the class whether or not he/she participates. Likewise, the student is responsible for appropriate charges and coursework until he/she is officially removed from the course. Online courses withdrawn after the fourth day but before the sixth week of the course will be recorded as a “W” on transcripts. This grade will not be calculated in the student’s GPA but will impact financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress. After five weeks, students cannot drop or withdraw from online courses and grades will be issued based on course performance. The only exception is for reasons approved by the Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology. The following refund schedule will be used for course drops and withdrawals: Week 1: Monday-Sunday 100% Refund*

Week 2: Monday-Sunday 75% Refund

Week 3: Monday-Sunday 50% Refund

* Withdrawal from college within the first week of a module will receive a 100% tuition refund less a $50 per module fee.

In a limited number of circumstances, a student may be administratively dropped or withdrawn from his/her courses. OCC will not execute an administrative drop or withdrawal without attempting to communicate with the student via phone and/or OCC student email account, and allowing the student 48 hours to respond. Students will be administratively dropped or withdrawn from their course(s) if they do not respond accordingly. Administrative drops and withdrawals will be used in the following scenarios: •

Online students who do not login to their course(s) within the first four (4) consecutive days of a module (see Online Attendance requirements).

A student that has been absent for 14 consecutive calendar days and has not communicated his/her intentions to continue in the course to the instructor and/or a school official.

A student who is experiencing an extraordinary circumstance that the college deems appropriate to grant a withdrawal after the fifth week of a module.

WITHDRAWAL FROM COLLEGE To officially withdraw from the college, a student must drop his or her classes through the Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology or the Registrar’s Office within the first five weeks of a module. The student is expected

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to meet all obligations involving instructors, fellow students, the Student Financial Services Director and Librarian. Students who leave college without officially withdrawing through the Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology or the Registrar’s Office will receive a failing grade in each course. The above grades, refund schedules, and administrative drop and withdrawal policies also apply to students withdrawing from college. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Students are approved for graduation by the Registrar upon the recommendation of the administration and faculty under the authority of the Board of Trustees. In order to be approved for graduation, students must meet the following requirements. 1. Completion of all academic requirements of the chosen degree as listed in the Ozark Christian College Catalog. b. At least 25% of the degree’s required credit hours must be taken from Ozark Christian College for both bachelor’s and associate’s degree graduates c.

All bachelor’s degrees require at least 40 hours of upper division (3000 level or above) credit.

d. The Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology must approve any substitution or waiver of requirements. e. If the student is completing a second bachelor degree, the student must complete a minimum of 150 credit hours and the requirements for both degrees. 2. Receive a passing grade in all required courses and acceptable electives. A cumulative institutional grade point average of at least 2.0 must be maintained after 60 cumulative hours. 3. Complete all requirements listed in the catalog at the time of initial enrollment. Students may choose to complete requirements listed in catalogs subsequent, but not prior to their initial enrollment. Students who fail to complete the catalog requirements within eight years of initial enrollment will be required to meet the requirements of a more recent catalog. 4. Candidates for graduation will have been involved in documented Christian Formation and Service. Christian Formation and Service is recorded as a pass/fail grade on the college transcript. 5. Maintain a high level of biblical, moral, and spiritual integrity. Faculty review the list of graduation candidates. If serious character deficiencies are discov-

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ered, counseling may be advised and/or students may be prohibited from participation in Commencement. 6. Apply for graduation through the Registrar’s Office. The following are the deadlines to apply for graduation. The late application fee is $20. Students may not apply for graduation after the deadline with the late application fee. AUGUST GRADUATION: Deadline: June 1 Deadline with late application fee: July 1 DECEMBER GRADUATION: Deadline: Sept. 1 Deadline with late application fee: Oct. 1 MAY GRADUATION: Deadline: Nov. 1 Deadline with late application fee: Feb. 1 Students who have not met all these requirements will not be approved for graduation, nor will they be allowed to participate in Commencement exercises. Those unable to attend the Commencement services because of distance or other circumstances may notify the Academics Office that they plan to graduate in absentia. Students who have not met all financial obligations to the college will not be permitted to participate in Commencement nor granted a diploma or transcript. The college holds Commencement services in May, though it grants degrees in August, December, and May. APPLICATION FOR EARLY PARTICIPATION IN COMMENCEMENT Due to Commencement exercises being held annually in May, a student may apply to participate in advance of the completion of the degree under the following circumstances: 1. All degree requirements are met and they are in good academic standing (Minimum Institutional Cumulative GPA of 2.0). 2. Have 6 hours or less to complete in their bachelor degree requirements or have 3 hours or less to complete in their associate degree requirements. 3. Can complete the remaining requirements in either the summer or fall term of the current calendar year. 4. Are registered for the remaining requirements. Students will only be able participate in Commencement once for the same degree.

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RELEASE AND MAILING OF ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS Official transcripts from Ozark Christian College, Ozark Bible College, and Midwest Christian College may be requested in person or online at occ.edu/transcript. Ozark Christian College has contracted with Parchment to process online transcript requests for a nominal fee. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits release of student academic transcripts and certain other educational information without the student’s written consent. Because the student’s written authorization is required for release of a transcript, requests made by telephone or by email cannot be honored. Ozark Christian College policy is to not copy transcripts and other personal data from high schools and other colleges for anyone. Ozark Christian College can not release transcripts unless all balances with the college are paid in full or current according to the agreement with Student Financial Services. TRANSFER OF CREDIT POLICIES According to the established practice in higher education, receipt of credit from other institutions is neither automatic nor obligatory. The receiving institution has the exclusive right to accept or reject credits earned at other institutions. 1. Ozark Christian College will accept credit for equivalent courses for degrees offered at Ozark from other institutions accredited by regional or national accrediting organizations recognized by CHEA (Council for Higher Education Administration). 2. Academic transcripts from previous colleges must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office for evaluation. Transcripts must be sent to the Ozark Christian College Registrar’s Office directly from the college(s) and/or university(ies) previously attended. The transcripts must be official, authentic, signed, and affixed with the school seal. Transcripts may be faxed to the college. However, they will be considered unofficial documents only, pending the official, authenticated, signed, and sealed documents received in the mail from the other institution. 3. Determination of equivalency will be made by the Registrar’s Office in conjunction with the Executive Vice President of Academics. Students may be asked to submit either a course description or course syllabus to evaluate equivalency of course work. 4. Students must have earned a grade of at least 2.000 on a 4-point scale in the course to be considered for transfer. 5. Ozark Christian College measures all courses in semester credits. Transferred courses that were transcripted using a quarter system will be converted to semester credits.

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6. For students enrolling in bachelor’s degree programs: A maximum of 75% of transfer credits will be accepted toward a bachelor’s degree. For students enrolling in associate’s degree programs: A maximum of 75% of transfer credits will be accepted toward an associate’s degree. ADVANCED PLACEMENT CREDITS Ozark Christian College accepts some credits earned through the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) program. Credits will be granted for courses in which a student has completed AP examinations with a score of 3 or above. If a student wishes to receive AP credit, they must request their scores be sent from the College Board to the OCC Registrar’s Office. Required Score

Credit Hours Granted

OCC Course Number

Calculus AB

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Math Elective

Calculus BC

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Math Elective

Statistics

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Elementary Statistics

English Language & Composition

3, 4, 5

3

EL 1210

English Composition 1

English Literature & Composition

3, 4, 5

6

EL 1210 & elective

English Composition 1 & Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Human Geography

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Music Theory

3, 4, 5

3

MU 1514

Music Theory 1

Psychology

3, 4, 5

3

PC 2210

Psychology

United States History

3, 4, 5

3

HI 2211

US History 1492 to 1877

World History

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

History Elective

European History

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

History Elective

Chinese Language & Culture

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

French Language & Culture

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

German Language & Culture

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Italian Language & Culture***

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Japanese Language & Culture

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Advanced Placement Course

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Spanish Language

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Spanish Literature

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Art History

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Biology

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Science Elective

Chemistry

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Science Elective

Computer Science A

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

General Education Elective

Environmental Science***

3, 4, 5

3

SI 2110

Government & Politics: Comparative

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Government & Politics: United States

3, 4, 5

3

PS 1110

Latin: Vergil

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

General Education Elective

Macroeconomics

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

General Education Elective

Microeconomics

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

General Education Elective

Physics B

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Science Elective

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Science Elective

Physics C: Mechanics

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Science Elective

Intro to Environmental Science History Elective American Government

To order AP scores, visit the College Board Reporting services page apscore.collegeboard.org/scores. The College Board code for OCC is: 6542. Students who are pursuing a dual degree with Missouri Southern State University may have additional AP credits that can apply toward their degree requirements. For a listing of the AP credits accepted by MSSU, see mssu.edu/student-affairs/registrar/ap.php. ***MSSU does not accept these AP credits. AP credit is issued as “credit� (a grade is not assigned to the credit). AP credit is not calculated in the Grade Point Average.

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CLEP Ozark Christian College accepts some credits earned through the College Board’s College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Credits will be granted for courses in which a student has completed a CLEP test with a score of 50 or above. If a student wishes to receive CLEP Credit they must request their scores be sent from the College Board to the OCC Registrar’s Office. To receive CLEP Credit, the test must be completed prior to beginning coursework at OCC. Minimum Score Allowed

Credit Hours Granted

College Composition

50

3

EL 1210 (NOT EL 1211)

Biology

50

3

Science Elective

Chemistry

50

3

Science Elective

Natural Sciences

50

3

Science Elective

College Mathematics

50

3

Math Elective

College Algebra

50

3

Math Elective

Precalculus

50

3

Math Elective

Calculus

50

3

Math Elective

History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877

50

3

HI 2211

History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present

50

3

History Elective

Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648

50

3

History Elective

Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present

50

3

HI 2210

American Literature

50

3

EL 2311

English Literature

50

3

EL 2312

French Language

50

3

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

German Language

50

3

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Spanish Language

50

3

LA 1210

CLEP Subject

OCC Course or Elective Category

*The number of CLEP scores allowed are not to exceed an equivalent of 12 credit hours. **CLEP test must be taken before matriculation. ***Other subjects may be accepted for the general education credit if approved by the Executive Vice President of Academics.

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CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING Students with significant previous ministry experience or other training may be able to receive credit toward degree requirements through Credit for Prior Learning (CPL). Credit for Prior Learning is earned by demonstrating that college level learning has occurred in a variety of settings, such as workshops, seminars, self-study, non-credit classes, training programs, work-related learning and life experience. Students must successfully complete the SD 3110 Orientation to Credit for Prior Learning course and meet all CPL portfolio requirements. Portfolios are evaluated by a faculty member who will determine the amount of and level of credit to be awarded. Please note: credit is awarded based on the information that was learned, not for the experience itself. A maximum of 16 hours may be awarded through CPL. LIMITATIONS OF CREDIT (Applied toward a degree): Vocal or instrumental music (private lessons) 9 hours Physical education courses

6 hours

Field Experience Courses

6 hours

Ozark Christian College reserves the right to change or cease offering any curricular program at any time. The school will make a reasonable effort to help students thus affected to complete their education in a comparable program if at all possible. ACADEMIC STANDING Associate Degree Programs •

A student with less than 33 credit hours must have a cumulative institutional grade point average (GPA) of at least 1.670.

A student with 33 or more credit hours must maintain a cumulative institutional GPA of at least 2.000.

Bachelor Degree Programs •

A student with less than 60 credit hours must have a cumulative institutional grade point average (GPA) of at least 1.670.

A student with 60 or more credit hours must maintain a cumulative institutional GPA of at least 2.000.

Academic progress will be checked at the end of each semester.

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DEAN’S LIST Excellence in academic achievement is recognized by the Dean’s List. To qualify for the Dean’s List in a given semester, a student must complete at least 12 hours and have a minimum 3.670 grade point average for that semester. ACADEMIC HONORS The following honors are given to students graduating with a bachelor’s degree and earning the required cumulative institutional GPA listed below: Summa Cum Laude

3.90-4.00

Magna Cum Laude

3.80-3.89

Cum Laude

3.67-3.79

ACADEMIC CONCERN Students will be placed on Academic Concern if their previous semester institutional GPA falls below the above stated criteria and will be notified in writing by the Registrar’s Office. ACADEMIC WARNING Students will be placed on Academic Warning if their cumulative institutional GPA falls below the above stated criteria and will be notified in writing by the Registrar’s Office. During the semester on Academic Warning, students will be limited to a maximum class load of 13 semester hours, and they will also be required to attend tutoring sessions and a series of academic skills workshops. It is recommended that the student not engage in more than 24 hours of employment per week. Students taking four credit hours or less and are non-degree seeking will not be put on Academic Warning or Suspension. ACADEMIC SUSPENSION At the end of a semester on Academic Warning, students not meeting the cumulative institutional GPA requirements stated above will be moved to Academic Suspension and will not be allowed to enroll at OCC for one semester. Students will be notified in writing from the Registrar’s Office.

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ACADEMIC RE-ADMITTANCE Students returning to OCC after an Academic Suspension must provide written evidence which demonstrates they will achieve academic success. This written evidence must be presented to the Admissions Director. Upon approval for readmittance on Academic Warning, the student will be permitted to take a maximum class load of 13 credit hours and will be required to attend tutoring sessions and a series of academic skills workshops. ACADEMIC PROBATION Students who experience a significant life circumstance during the semester on Academic Warning (personal injury, illness, the death of a relative, or other special circumstances) may appeal, in writing, to the Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology. Appeals will be considered by a probationary committee and must include the following written requirements: •

A description of why the student failed to make satisfactory academic progress.

A statement of what has changed in the student’s situation that will allow him/her to make satisfactory academic progress by the next evaluation.

Academic Probation will be granted after a successful appeal and may include a revised academic plan. DISCIPLINARY SUSPENSION If a student is suspended for disciplinary reasons within the first five weeks of an online course, the student will be withdrawn from school. After the fifth week of an online module, all grades will be “F.” ATTENDANCE AND ASSIGNMENT POLICIES ONLINE COURSE ATTENDANCE Online courses often demand greater discipline and careful attention to details within a compressed period of time compared to on-campus courses. Students are strongly advised to remain in close contact with their online instructor in the event that they must be absent for a brief period of time. Attendance in online courses will be taken on a weekly basis. Students will be expected to actively participate according to the individual course syllabus. Participation may include, but not be limited to, the following activities: submitting written assignments, posting in graded forum discussions, completing exams, and written communication with the instructor directly related to the course. Students in online courses who do not participate in the above ways for seven consecutive days will be considered absent. Students are permitted a maximum of one absence, but are responsible to complete all coursework.

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The following scenarios may negatively impact a student’s academic record and current and future financial aid opportunities. Grade and refund schedules will apply (see Schedule Changes). (1) Being administratively dropped due to lack of login or participation within the first four days of an online course. Online Learning Department personnel will contact students via their OCC student email account and/or current phone number to assist them prior to this deadline. (2) Missing twelve consecutive days. The student will be contacted by the instructor via the student’s OCC email account. Instructors will promptly convey this information to the Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology. The student will be given 48 hours to communicate his/her intentions. Those who do not respond, or who do not wish to continue in the course, will be administratively withdrawn. (3) Acquiring a second absence after the fifth week. Students who exceed the absence limit (one) without the consent of the online instructor will fail the course. If a student exceeds the absence limit within the first five weeks, he/she may elect to withdraw from the course. ASSIGNMENTS Online students are responsible for all class requirements. Ozark Christian College expects an equivalent of two hours of study time for each hour in class (compared to residential courses). EXAMINATIONS Final examinations or equivalent work will be given in all courses. INCOMPLETE WORK Incomplete assignments or make-up work must be turned in during the module, according to each individual faculty member’s stated requirements. However, no make-up work can be accepted for any module after the last class day of that module. Online students are strongly urged to not get behind in coursework given the pace and workload from one week to the next.

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ONLINE DEGREE INFORMATION DEGREES OFFERED OCC is approved to offer the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies fully online. Main campus students are able to supplement their residential degrees with online courses so long as these courses comprise less than 50% of their total degree. BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies is designed for the working adult student for whom moving to campus would not be feasible. The curriculum has been selected to continue in the long-standing OCC tradition of teaching the Bible and ministry courses through an exegetical theological perspective. The degree is also designed to accept the greatest amount of transfer work possible in order to make finishing an undergraduate degree an attainable goal. All the while, accreditation standards for general and biblical education are maintained. Students graduating with the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies will be prepared for careers in vocational church work and Christian non-profit organizations. The degree empowers students with substantial scriptural knowledge, opportunities for spiritual maturation, cultural evaluation skills, and the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills. Students who are able to transfer in 60 credit hours of coursework may qualify to complete a two-year version of the degree program.

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS — 36 Communication Speech English Composition 1 English Composition 2

(9) 3 3 3

Humanities/Fine Arts Philosophy Humanities/Fine Arts Elective #1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective #2

(9) 3 3 3

Social/Behavioral Science

(12)

Church History 2 History/Political Science Elective Social/Behavioral Science Elective #1 Social/Behavioral Science Elective #2 Natural Sciences/Mathematics Natural Sciences/Math Sciences Elective #1 Natural Sciences/Math Sciences Elective #2

3 3 3 3

(6) 3 3

GENERAL ELECTIVES — (24 HOURS) Transfer credits – must be academic Additional OCC classes may be an courses option Any instructional level BIBLICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS — 42 Old Testament (9) History and Literature of Ancient Israel 3 Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Literature 3 Old Testament Prophetic Literature 3

Doctrine (12) Introduction to the Bible and Theology 3 Practices in Spiritual Formation 3 Christian Apologetics and Worldview 3 Christian Doctrine 3

New Testament Book of Acts Gospel of John Survey of the Life of Jesus Hebrews Romans

Hermeneutics Principles of Interpretation Issues in Interpretation

(15) 3 3 3 3 3

(6) 3 3

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION — 18 General Ministry (6) Foundations for Biblical Communication 3 Christian Mission and Evangelism 3 Leadership Church Leadership

(3) 3

Ministry Electives Ministry Elective #1 Ministry Elective #2 Counseling Elective CS 1700 Christian Formation and Service

(9) 3 3 3 3

UPPER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS — 40+ 3000 & 4000 level – minimum 40 hrs

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RECOMMENDED COURSE OF STUDY FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES TWO YEAR OPTION* *Students who transfer in an earned associate’s degree that meets all course prerequisites are eligible for the two-year option of the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies.

FIRST YEAR

SECOND YEAR

Fall Module 1 DO 2701 Introduction to the Bible and Theology 3 OT 3701 History and Literature of Ancient Israel 3

Fall Module 1 NT 4314 Romans MN 3702 Church Leadership

Fall Module 2 NT 1110 Book of Acts MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication Total Spring Module 1 PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation OT 3702 Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Literature Spring Module 2 MN 3701 Christian Mission and Evangelism PI 3212 Christian Apologetics and Worldview Total

3 3 12

3 3

3 3 12

Summer Module NT 2213 Gospel of John Ministry Elective #1

3 3

Total

6

230

3 3

Fall Module 2 OT 3701 Old Testament Prophetic Lit. 3 MN 4791 Ministry Field Experience 1 3 Total

12

Spring Module 1 DO 3701 Practices in Spiritual Formation 3 NT 2310 Hebrews 3 Spring Module 2 PI 3410 Issues in Interpretation DO 4701 Christian Doctrine Total

3 3 12

Summer Module HI 3211 Church History 2 NT 3701 Survey of the Life of Jesus

3 3

Total

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FOUR YEAR OPTION FIRST YEAR

SECOND YEAR

Fall Module 1 DO 2701 Introduction to the Bible and Theology EL 1210 English Composition 1

3 3

Fall Module 1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective #1 OT 3701 History and Literature of Ancient Israel

Fall Module 2 CM 1110 Speech NT 1110 Book of Acts

3 3

Total

12

Spring Module 1 Natural Science/Mathematics Elective 3 PI 2310 Philosophy 3 Spring Module 2 General Elective 3 Social/Behavioral Science Elective #1 3 Total

12

Summer Module EL 1211 English Composition II NT 2213 Gospel of John

3 3

Total

6

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3 3

Fall Module 2 MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication 3 Natural Science/Mathematics Elective #2 3 Total

12

Spring Module 1 PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation NT 2310 Hebrews

3 3

Spring Module 2 MN 3701 Christian Mission and Evangelism General Elective

3 3

Total

12

Summer Module General Elective General Elective

3 3

Total

6

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THIRD YEAR Fall Module 1 General Elective General Elective

Fall Module 2 Social/Behavioral Science-History Elective Social/Behavioral Science-History Elective #2 Total Spring Module 1 DO 3701 Practices in Spiritual Formation OT 3702 Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Literature Spring Module 2 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective #2 PI 3212 Christian Apologetics and Worldview Total

FOURTH YEAR 3 3

3 3 12

3 3 3 3 12

Summer Module Ministry Elective #1 HI 3211 Church History 2

3 3

Total

6

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Fall Module 1 NT 4314 Romans MN 3702 Church Leadership

3 3

Fall Module 2 OT 4701 Old Testament Prophetic Literature General Elective

3 3

Total

12

Spring Module 1 General Elective Ministry Elective #2

3 3

Spring Module 2 PI 3410 Issues in Interpretation DO 4701 Christian Doctrine

3 3

Total

12

Summer Module NT 3701 Survey of the Life of Jesus General Elective

3 3

Total

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COURSES OF INSTRUCTION GENERAL INFORMATION COURSE DESCRIPTIONS GENERAL INFORMATION Each course number represents a semester course. The credit hours are expressed in terms of semester hours. The following two-letter prefixes used in the course number indicate the area or department of study: CE – Christian Education

MN – Ministry

CM – Communication Methods

MU – Music

CS – Christian Service

NT – New Testament

DO – Doctrine

OT – Old Testament

EL – English Language

PC – Psychology and Counseling

HI – History

PI – Apologetics, Philosophy, and Interpretation

IS – Intercultural Studies MA – Mathematics

SI – Science

The first digit of the four numbers in a course number indicates the year in one’s college career in which it is normally recommended that the particular course be taken. Courses unrelated to any particular year in the curriculum are numbered along with freshman courses with “1” as the first digit. When applicable, prerequisites are listed with course descriptions. The college reserves the right to cancel any course for which there is insufficient registration. Schedules of classes for the next year are published prior to registration. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CE 3116 – Strategies for Teaching

(3 hours)

This course is designed to explore the strategies governing the teaching/learning process and the methods used to convey biblical truth in the lesson plan, the classroom setting and the teacher/student relationship. Prerequisite: PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation.

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COMMUNICATION METHODS CM 1110 – Speech

(3 hours)

An introduction to the task of public speaking through the formation of thought, organization of material and oral presentation of a speech. The student will develop important skills in research, writing, and evaluation through the use of lecture, critical thinking, peer discussion, and observation of quality communication. Through delivering presentations with various purposes in extemporaneous, manuscript and impromptu styles, the student will experience increased confidence in delivering a public presentation. CHRISTIAN SERVICE CS 1700 – Christian Formation and Service

(0 hours)

A pass/fail, non-credit course intended to facilitate the spiritual and ministry formation of online students outside of the classroom. Students are expected to participate in a total of sixteen (16) hours per module. These hours will be divided between participation in spiritual growth experiences and Christian service opportunities. Students will submit an accountability and reflection report of these experiences each module. DOCTRINE DO 2701 – Intro to the Bible and Theology

(3 hours)

This course serves as an introduction to the nature and origin of the Bible, as well as a preparation for more advanced theological studies. Students will learn about the Bible’s overall structure and storyline, its divine inspiration and authority, the development of the canon, and the transmission of the biblical text. An overview of basic doctrinal categories is presented, with special emphasis on theology proper and Christology, and on learning theological terminology. DO 3701 – Practices in Spiritual Formation

(3 hours)

An experiential study of how Christian faith is nurtured in the lives of believers. Students will explore transformative topics intended to produce a Christ-like life such as: experiencing God through biblically based activities, spiritual disciplines, and understanding the impact of personality on spiritual understanding and growth. The course includes biblical, theological, historical, pastoral, and experiential components through both personal and corporate assignments. DO 4111 – Theological Integration for Ministry

(2 hours)

A capstone course to integrate a student’s study and development from a biblical and ministry perspective. Students will integrate their major through an integration paper or e-portfolio project. Prerequisite: PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation and 60 earned hours.

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DO 4701 – Christian Doctrine

(3 hours)

A capstone course designed to give definition to the major doctrines of the Christian faith. Students will learn the signposts of Christianity with a primary focus toward the New Testament. Prerequisite: DO 2701 Introduction to the Bible and Theology. ENGLISH LANGUAGE EL 1210 – English Composition 1

(3 hours)

A course designed around the skills necessary for college-level writing and critical reading. Students will read, discuss, and respond to texts and will become familiar with the various stages of the writing process, including revision and editing. Students will write several essays for a variety of contexts. EL 1211 – English Composition 2

(3 hours)

A course based on research-writing and critical thinking skills. Students will analyze texts and will conduct research and synthesize outside sources in their own writing. A major research project forms part of the course requirements. EL 1212 – Introduction to Literature

(3 hours)

A survey course designed to acquaint students with Western literature, past and present, focusing primarily on, but not limited to, poetry. Students will read a variety of poems and a few brief fiction pieces. EL 2314 – World Literature

(3 hours)

A survey course designed to acquaint students with major authors and works from the Renaissance to the present, excluding British and American literature. Students will read a variety of texts, including fiction, drama, and poetry. HISTORY HI 2211 – U.S. History 1492 to 1877

(3 hours)

This course is survey of United States history from the colonial period to 1877. Special attention will be given to the social, political, and religious aspects of American life during this period. HI 2212 – History of the Roman Empire

(3 hours)

Examination of the development and progress of Roman civilization from its origin to the principate, with special emphasis on the influence and impact in modern Western Civilization. This class highlights: the role and function of imperial myths, political organization, socio-cultural trends, the role of religion, imperial propaganda (e.g., architecture, coins, parades, etc.), and daily life for those in the empire (both citizen and subject).

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HI 2213 – Ancient Near Eastern History

(3 hours)

This course focuses on the various civilizations of the Ancient Near East, including Egyptian, Mesopotamian, and Syro-Palestinian peoples. Attention will be given to the socio-cultural, political, and religious backgrounds of these various nations and their interconnections with ancient Israel, as well as archaeological data and how it illuminates the historical veracity of sacred texts. HI 2310 – World Geography

(3 hours)

Survey of the earth’s regions and how the activities of peoples are influenced by climate, topography, natural resources and culture, as well as impact for global mission. Special attention is given to Syro-Palestine, providing students an acquaintance with ancient biblical geography and culture. HI 3210 – Church History 1

(3 hours)

An examination of the history of the church from the first century to the dawn of the Reformation (1500). Attention will be given to the major events, people, and issues that have shaped church history within this time period, as well as how these things integrate with biblical norms. HI 3211 – Church History 2

(3 hours)

An examination of the history of the church from the Protestant Reformation into the modern era, including particular study of the emergence and history of the Restoration Movement (also called the Stone-Campbell Movement). Attention will be given to the major events, people, and issues that have shaped church history within this time period, as well as how these things integrate with biblical norms. INTERCULTURAL STUDIES IS 2510 – World Religions

(3 hours)

Surveys the world’s most influential religions through a Christian perspective. Students learn the history and teachings of these religions, how these religions impact contemporary cultures, and how these religions intersect with Christianity. IS 3210 – Anthropology

(3 hours)

Students are introduced to the general field of cultural anthropology. By readings, structured discussions, lectures and use of media they learn the principles and patterns by which culture operates. During the semester students become participant observes within a chosen sub-culture, keeping careful notes and observations of their experiences.

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MATHEMATICS MA 1111 – Contemporary Mathematics

(3 hours)

This course is an introduction to various areas of mathematics, such as set theory, logic, geometry, probability and statistics. It is contemporary in the sense that we study topics that will enrich your life and be useful today. MA 2110 – Elementary Statistics

(3 hours)

Provides a basic statistical background. Topics include data summary, measures of central tendency and variation, linear regression, and hypothesis testing. MINISTRY MN 2612 – Foundations for Biblical Communication

(3 hours)

An introductory study of the preaching task. Students learn the theology and history of preaching as well as skills needed for sermon study, construction, delivery, and evaluation. Prerequisite: CM 1110 Speech. MN 3121 – Strategies for Biblical Communication

(3 hours)

A gender ­inclusive course designed to aid in the construction and delivery of expository and theological ­thematic sermons. Students learn how to craft two sermon series (expository and topical). Prerequisites: MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication, PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation. MN 3701 – Christian Mission and Evangelism

(3 hours)

A course designed to study fundamental areas of missions and evangelism. Beginning with a core understanding of God’s heart for all of humanity, the significance of following Jesus is examined in light of today’s world including the challenges of cross-cultural communication and what it means to make disciples both locally and globally. Attention is given to the biblical message and methods of the evangelist. MN 3702 – Church Leadership

(3 hours)

This course is a study of the dynamics of leadership as they apply in a local church setting. Classes will involve readings, online discussions, problem solving, and scenario assignments. During the course, each student will be led to discover his/her leadership style while gaining new skills and insights into church leadership. MN 3704 – Practical Ministry

(3 hours)

This course is a general study of many of the practical issues that are common in ministry. Topics range from the personal life to the professional skills needed for ministry. This course includes content from a variety of experienced presenters. Students will interact with the content through case studies, discussions, projects, and reading.

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MN 3705 – Strategies for Christian Discipleship

(3 hours)

This course will investigate the scriptural basis for how evangelism and discipleship are connected in fulfilling the Great Commission task. Students will be given models for effectively bringing people to faith and developing them into fully devoted followers of Christ. MN 3706 – Purposeful Youth Ministry

(3 hours)

Students will consider characteristics of today’s youth culture and how to meet the needs of students with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Students in this course will develop both foundational knowledge and skills, including creating a purposeful philosophy, setting goals and values, establishing an intergenerational student ministry, building a volunteer team, fostering the personal life of the youth worker, and understanding methodology for reaching, discipling, and mentoring teens. MN 4791 – Ministry Field Experience I

(3 hours)

Ministry Field Experience 1 is designed for those serving weekly with a church or parachurch ministry. Particular emphasis is given to ministry problems, spiritual formation, and leadership qualities. The instructor functions as a minister, counselor, and mentor to the student. Prerequisites: At least 60 credits completed. MN 4792 – Ministry Field Experience II

(3 hours)

Ministry Field Experience 2 is designed for those serving weekly with a church or parachurch ministry. Particular emphasis is given to ministry leadership, vision, mission, core values, and community. The instructor functions as a minister, counselor, and mentor to the student. Prerequisites: MN 4791 Ministry Field Experience I. MUSIC MU 1112 – Music Appreciation

(3 hours)

This course is a foundational survey of important music and musicians affecting Western culture from approximately AD 450 to the present. The correlation of musical and societal events will be stressed. Rudimentary knowledge of music reading and instrument recognition will also be presented. NEW TESTAMENT NT 1110 – Book of Acts

(3 hours)

An exegetical study of Acts that considers the expansion of Christianity from AD 3060. Students will learn how the church understood its mission in Jewish and Greco-Roman settings, the doctrines related to Christian conversion, the Holy Spirit, church polity, and how the epistles fit into the framework of the missionary journeys.

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NT 2212 – Gospel of Luke

(3 hours)

An exegetical study of the Gospel of Luke focusing on Luke’s unique presentation of Jesus as the Son of Man, Savior, and Lord. Students will learn of Jesus’ care for the marginalized and excluded and of his willingness to cross barriers. NT 2213 – Gospel of John

(3 hours)

An exegetical study of the Gospel of John focusing on John’s unique presentation of the Jesus the Son of God who was sent from heaven. Students will learn of the credentials and power of Jesus as God in flesh. NT 2310 – Hebrews

(3 hours)

An exegetical study of the letter to the Hebrews focusing on the superiority of Jesus and his covenant to all other religious persons and systems. Students will learn the contents of Hebrews, practice solid doctrinal thinking about its teachings, and experience the freeing impact of Jesus “once-for-all” atonement. NT 3701 – Survey of the Life of Jesus

(3 hours)

This course provides an overview of Jesus of Nazareth by focusing on four key aspects of his life: his person (self-perception and relationships), his power over nature and disease, the content and character of his preaching, and the purpose of his passion and resurrection. NT 4314 – Romans

(3 hours)

An exegetical study of the epistle to the Romans focusing on the power of gospel to transform Jew and Gentile. Students will learn of humankind’s alienation from God through sin, salvation in Christ by faith, and transformed living by the power of the Holy Spirit. Prerequisite: 60 earned hours. NT 4410 – Introduction to the Gospels

(3 hours)

An historical background study of the Gospels. Students will learn about the history of the intertestamental period, the search for the historical Jesus, and critical methodologies used in studying the Gospels. OLD TESTAMENT OT 3210 – Psalms

(3 hours)

A study of the characteristics of Hebrew poetry evident in the book of Psalms. Students will learn the general background, the major themes, the literary forms, the theological themes, and the Israelite practices of worship in the book of Psalms.

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OT 3701 – History and Literature of Ancient Israel

(3 hours)

This course is an overview survey of the historical sections of the Old Testament, focusing on the books of Genesis through Esther with related readings from other Old Testament texts. The course content includes summaries and introductions to the various books, principles for Old Testament exegesis and a broad overview of God’s plan to save the world. OT 3702 – Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Literature

(3 hours)

This course is an overview survey of the wisdom books of the Old Testament, focusing primarily on the poetry of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. The course content includes introductions to the various books, characteristics of Hebrew poetry, exegesis of selected passages and a broad overview of major theological themes in Old Testament wisdom literature. OT 4310 – Messianic Prophecy

(3 hours)

An exegesis of the Old Testament messianic prophecies and their fulfillment in the New Testament. Students will learn of the messianic kingdom, the restoration of Israel, and the person and work of the Messiah. OT 4701 – Old Testament Prophetic Literature

(3 hours)

This course is an exegetical survey of the Old Testament writing prophets, including the major prophets, minor prophets, and the book of Lamentations. The reading of each Bible book will be accompanied by the reading of survey works on introductory and interpretative issues. Special attention will be given to the New Testament’s use of the Old Testament, the Messianic kingdom, and other major prophetic issues. Prerequisite: OT 3701 History and Literature of Ancient Israel. PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELING PC 2210 – Psychology

(3 hours)

This course is a general survey of the interests and fields of psychology such as human development, perception, learning, personality and psychological disorders, and treatment theory. Current popular conceptions about the nature of man, health and healing are analyzed in light of psychological theory and discovery. Special emphasis is given to integrating modern psychology and theory in the light of scriptural principles, and the use of such insight in the work of the Christian minister. PC 3701 – Strategies for Pastoral Counseling

(3 hours)

Strategies for Pastoral Counseling is a basic course in counseling for students who are training for vocational ministry. Students will learn how to conduct basic pastoral counseling sessions that include marital and recovery issues, that will also integrate the use of the Bible and brief solution focused counseling techniques into practical skills. Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology.

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APOLOGETICS, PHILOSOPHY AND INTERPRETATION PI 2310 – Philosophy

(3 hours)

This course is an introduction to the history and the major problems of philosophy, showing their relationship to the divine truth revealed in Scripture and their effect upon the thinking and attitudes of the people. PI 2410 – Principles of Interpretation

(3 hours)

A study of the universal principles of interpretation as applied to interpreting language. Students will learn how to accurately interpret and apply the Bible. PI 2702 – Ethics

(3 hours)

Exploration of the problems of value and personal moral standards, comparative survey of major ethical systems and evaluation of the chief ethical struggles in contemporary society. PI 3212 – Christian Apologetics and Worldview

(3 hours)

A study of the commendation and defense of historical and supernatural Christianity. Students will learn how to analyze and respond to questions posed from other worldviews expressed from philosophy, science, religion, and culture. Prerequisite: DO 1111 Christ and the Bible OR DO 2701 Introduction to the Bible and Theology. PI 3410 – Issues in Interpretation

(3 hours)

A study of the various approaches of biblical interpretation. Students will learn the history of biblical interpretation as well as recognizing and critiquing an array of contemporary approaches and current issues in biblical studies. Prerequisite: PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation. SCIENCE SI 2111 – Introduction to Life Science

(3 hours)

This course serves as an introduction to the study of biology. Topics include cell structure and function, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, scientific classification, characteristics of the five kingdoms, and how living organisms interact with and depend on one another. Additional areas of emphasis include scientific writing, presentation, and application of the scientific method.

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ONLINE FACULTY Doug Aldridge, Executive Vice President of Academics MS, Pepperdine University, 2000; BTh and BBL, Ozark Christian College, 1997; Crafton Hills College Paramedic Program, 1988; California State University at Chico, 1984-1985. Rick Cherok, PhD, Professor of Church History, U.S. History PhD (History), Kent State University, 2002; MA (Ed.) The University of Akron, 1989; MA (History), The University of Akron, 1987; BTh, Kentucky Christian University, 1986; BA Kentucky Christian University, 1985. Jim Dalrymple, Executive Vice President of Advancement, Professor of New Testament and Church Leadership MDiv (NT), Lincoln Christian Seminary, 2006; BTh (NT), Ozark Christian College, 2003. Stacey Davis, PhD, Online Instructor PhD (Educational Studies, 2019), Biola University; MA (Christian Education), Biola University; BA (Communications), Azusa Pacific University. Beth DeFazio, Professor of Communication MA (Communication), Liberty University, 2018; BA Biblical Literature and Psychology, Ozark Christian College, 2003. Justin Dewell, Online Instructor MA (Biblical Studies), Asbury Theological Seminary, 2018; BTh New Testament and BACM Church Planting, Ozark Christian College, 2016. Chris DeWelt, DMiss, Intercultural Studies Director, Professor of New Testament DMiss, Biola University, 2012; MA (Church History), Cincinnati Bible Seminary, 1995; BTh (Communications), Ozark Bible College, 1976; Spanish Language Institute; Missouri Southern State College; Harding Graduate School of Religion. Jason Donato, Online Instructor MA (Philosophy), Lincoln Christian Seminary, 2013. BACM, Ozark Christian College, 2010. Torrie Epperson, Online Instructor MS (Biology), Pittsburg State University, 2014; BS in Science Education (Biology and Education), Northeastern State University, 2002. Shawnee Fleenor, Online Instructor MA (English), Pittsburg State University, 2002; BCE Ozark Christian College, 1994. Kevin Greer, Ministry Center Director, Professor of Student Ministry MA (Ministry, in progress), Hope International University 2018; BSL, Ozark Bible College, 1979. Gerald Griffin, Professor of Speech, Old and New Testament MA (Practical Ministries), Cincinnati Bible Seminary, 2003; BTh (New Testament), Ozark Bible College, 1980.

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David Heffren, Online Instructor MDiv (Biblical Studies), Cincinnati Christian University, 2014; BTh (New Testament) & BACM (Student Ministry), Ozark Christian College, 2011. Jon Kehrer, Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages PhD in progress, University of Free State in South Africa; MA (Biblical Exegesis), Wheaton College, 2009; BTh (New Testament) & BBL, Ozark Christian College, 2006; Essentials of TESOL Certificate, Biola University, 2004. Darrin King, Professor of New Testament and Intercultural Studies MA (Intercultural Studies), Lincoln Christian University, 2011; BBL, Ozark Christian College, 1993; Pittsburg State University. Shawn Lindsay, Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology PhD (Educational Studies, candidate), Biola University; MRE, Lincoln Christian University, 2010; BTh (NT) & BBL Ozark Christian College, 1999. Daniel McCoy, PhD, Online Instructor PhD (Missiology), North-West University, 2015; MA (Christian Apologetics), Veritas Evangelical Seminary, 2012; (Lincoln Christian University); BTh (New Testament), Ozark Christian College 2007. Mark Moore, PhD, Online Instructor PhD (Biblical Studies), University of Wales, 2008; Masters of Religious Studies, Southwest Missouri State University, 2000; Masters of Adult Education, Incarnate Word College, 1990; BTh, Ozark Christian College, 1986. Kevin Morrow, Online Instructor MDiv (Biblical Studies, Old Testament), Cincinnati Christian University, 2001. BS (Bible and General Studies), Cincinnati Christian University, 1994. Larry Pechawer, PhD, Online Instructor PhD (Hebraic and Cognate Studies), Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 2003; MA (Old Testament), Cincinnati Bible Seminary, 1975; BA (Christian Ministries), Cincinnati Bible College, 1973; Ohio State University. Rob Petersen, Online Instructor MDiv (Historical Theology), Lincoln Christian University, 2011; BTh (NT), Ozark Christian College, 2003. Jeff Robertson, Online Instructor MA (World Mission and Church Growth), Lincoln Christian Seminary, 1991; BTh (New Testament), Ozark Bible College, 1977. Rachael Sachs, Online Instructor MS (Mathematics), Pittsburg State University, 2016; BS (Education), Pittsburg State University, 2014.

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Jessica Scheuermann, Academic Resource Commons (ARC) Director, Professor of English; MA (Literature), Pittsburg State University, 2012; BCE, Ozark Christian College, 2000; Missouri Southern State University. Mark Scott, DMin, Director of Preaching, Professor of New Testament and Preaching; DMin (Preaching), Denver Seminary, 2006; MDiv (NT) Lincoln Christian Seminary, 1983, BTh (NT) Ozark Bible College, 1976; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Damien Spikereit, Executive Vice President of Administration, Professor of Biblical Communication; MA (Preaching), Lincoln Christian Seminary, 2003; BBL Ozark Christian College, 1997. Matt Stafford, Professor of Worship MA (TESOL) & MA (Linguistics), Ball State University, 1997; BTh (OT) & BBL (Greek), Ozark Christian College, 1988; Fuller Theological Seminary. Doug Welch, Professor of New Testament and Hermeneutics DMin in progress, Northern Seminary; MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary, 2003; MA (Theology), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2000; BTh (NT), Ozark Christian College, 1997. Marva Wesley, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Counseling PhD (General Psychology), Capella University, 2010; MA (Counseling Psychology), Caribbean Graduate School of Theology, 1990; BA, University of the West Indies, 1983. Aaron Wheeler, PhD, Professor of Intercultural Studies PhD (Intercultural Studies), Biola University, 2018; MA (Intercultural Studies), Wheaton College, 2009; TEFL Certification, Wheaton College, 2006; BA (Bible & Psychology), Ozark Christian College, 2004. Chris White, Online Course Development Director MRE, Lincoln Christian University, 2014; BA (Christian Ministry), Ozark Christian College, 2011. Shane Wood, PhD, Associate Academic Dean, Professor of New Testament and Critical Backgrounds, PhD, University of Edinburgh-Scotland, 2013; MDiv, MA, Lincoln Christian Seminary, 2008; BTh, BBL, Ozark Christian College, 2004.

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ONLINE ACADEMIC CALENDAR – 2019-2020 FALL 2019

Module 1

Module 2

Date Range

8/19 - 10/13

10/14 - 12/8

Registration

4/1 - 8/9

9/30 - 10/4

Payment

8/16

10/11

Census Date (10 a.m.)*

8/23

10/18

Last Day for 100% Refund

8/25

10/20

Last Day for 75% Refund

9/1

10/27

Last Day for 50% Refund

9/8

11/3

Last Day to Drop (no refund)

9/22

11/17

1

8/19 - 8/25

10/14 - 10/20

2

8/26 - 9/1

10/21 - 10/27

3

9/2 - 9/8

10/28 - 11/3

Drop & Refund Schedule**

Weekly Module Schedule

4

9/9 - 9/15

11/4 - 11/10

5

9/16 - 9/22

11/11 - 11/17

6

9/23 - 9/29

11/18 - 11/24

7

9/30 - 10/6

11/25 - 12/1

8

10/7 - 10/13

12/2 - 12/8

10/21

12/16

Grades Due (run by 9 a.m.)

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SPRING 2020

Module 1

Module 2

Date Range

1/13 - 3/8

3/9 - 5/3

Registration

10/30 - 1/3

2/24 - 2/28

Payment

1/10

3/6

Census Date (10 a.m.)*

1/17

3/13

Last Day for 100% Refund

1/19

3/15

Last Day for 75% Refund

1/26

3/22

Last Day for 50% Refund

2/2

3/29

Last Day to Drop (no refund)

2/16

4/12

Drop & Refund Schedule**

Weekly Module Schedule 1

1/13 - 1/19

3/9 - 3/15

2

1/20 -1/26

3/16 - 3/22

3

1/27 - 2/2

3/23 - 3/29

4

2/3 - 2/9

3/30 - 4/5

5

2/10 - 2/16

4/6 - 4/12

6

2/17 - 2/23

4/13 - 4/19

7

2/24 - 3/1

4/20 - 4/26

8

3/2 - 3/8

4/27 - 5/3

3/16

5/11

Grades Due (run by 9 a.m.)

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SUMMER 2020 Date Range

6/1 - 7/26

Registration

3/30 - 5/22

Payment

5/29

Census Date (10 a.m.)*

6/5

Drop & Refund Schedule** Last Day for 100% Refund

6/7

Last Day for 75% Refund

6/14

Last Day for 50% Refund

6/21

Last Day to Drop (no refund)

7/5

Weekly Module Schedule 1

6/1 - 6/7

2

6/8 - 6/14

3

6/15 - 6/21

4

6/22 - 6/28

5

6/29 - 7/5

6

7/6 - 7/12

7

7/13 - 7/19

8

7/20 - 7/26

Grades Due (run by 9 a.m.)

8/3

*Students in online courses will be administratively dropped on Friday morning of the first week of class if they do not participate in their online courses by Thursday evening. **Students may email either the Associate Dean of Online Learning and Academic Technology or the Registrar’s Office (especially after hours and weekends) to initiate a course drop. Students who drop an entire module within the first week, but are not withdrawing from school, will pay a $50 administrative fee. No tuition refunds will be given after the end of week three.

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