Ozark Christian College 2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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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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ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM

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DIRECTORY OF PERSONNEL

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COMMUNICATION & VISITOR INFORMATION

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THIS MAY BE A DIVINE APPOINTMENT This may be a divine appointment.

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

President

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GENERAL INFORMATION 5 - HISTORY 8 - MISSION 9 - GOALS 10 - DOCTRINAL STATEMENT 11 - CORE VALUES 13 - PHILOSOPHIES AND OUTCOMES 15 - ACCREDITATION 15 - CERTIFICATION

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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 had been 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.

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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. 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 are 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. These additions let the college 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

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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. 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 of 839 was set in the fall of 2005. 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 an initial accreditation visit in March 2020. The college received full accreditation with HLC in November 2020. Chad Ragsdale became the college’s sixth academic dean (Executive Vice President of Academics) in 2021. The college is now led by four senior administrators: Matt Proctor, President; Chad Ragsdale, 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 Roberts, Institutional Research and Effectiveness), deans (Shawn Lindsay, Associate Dean of Digital Learning and Innovation; and Shane J. Wood, Associate Academic Dean) and select directors (Amy Storms, Director of Marketing and Communications; Lisa Witte, Director of Academic Operations) 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 25 full-time teachers and over 20 part-time teachers. Current student enrollment is 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).

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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.

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.

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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. Still, 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) 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)

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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 educational methods, 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. 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.

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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 grounded in Scripture, growing in Christlikeness, practicing cultural discernment, and vocationally prepared for Christian service. Students grounded in Scripture 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. Students growing in Christlikeness 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. Students practicing cultural discernment 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. Students vocationally prepared for Christian service 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: GE 1: Communicate effectively in written and oral forms. GE 2: Think critically from a Christian worldview. GE 3: Demonstrate skills necessary for lifelong learning. GE 4: Work collaboratively to accomplish shared goals. GE 5: Appreciate and responsibly engage the physical world and diverse cultures, both past and present. GE 6: Integrate learning and experiences to new settings and complex problems. GE 7: Solve quantitative problems from everyday life situations. 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. BE 2: Employ historical-grammatical principles for biblical interpretation. 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.

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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: Integrate a Christian service philosophy, biblical theology, cultural context, and call to ministry (vocation). PE 2: Demonstrate the ability to engage the culture in which Christian service takes place. PE 3: Execute the principles of biblical discipleship within their Christian service context. PE 4: Demonstrate professional competencies in Christian service contexts. 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 learning outcomes through the evaluation of performance indicators. Ozark regularly assesses student learning on multiple levels (including course-level assessment and regular programmatic review), 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. Outcomes in each academic major are overseen and annually assessed by program coordinators. For more information on the assessment of student learning, contact the Executive Vice President of Academics.

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ACCREDITATION Regional Accreditation Ozark Christian College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the Department of Education. Accreditation was granted in November 2020. 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) to grant certificates and degrees at the Associate and Baccalaureate levels. 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.

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 28 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 INFORMATION The following policies are specific to enrollment for the residential campus of OCC. For admissions information and policies for OCC’s online degree, please see the Online Learning section.

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18 - ENROLLMENT PLANNING 18 - CAMPUS VISIT 19 - REQUIREMENTS FOR A STUDENT TO BE FULLY ACCEPTED FOR ENROLLMENT 20 - FRESHMAN STUDENTS 21 - TRANSFER STUDENTS 23 - INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 24- HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SEEKING DUAL ENROLLMENT 25- NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS 26 - READMISSION OF RETURNING STUDENTS 27 - THOSE HAVING CRIMINAL CHARGES OR PRISON RECORD 27 - TRANSFER OF CREDIT 28 - ACADEMIC HONESTY IN ADMISSION ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

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Ozark Christian College is dedicated to training men and women for Christian service. The mission of the Admissions Department at Ozark Christian College is to actively recruit a national and diverse group of prospective students through accurate and effective communication to enroll students who are ready to train for Christian service. The Admissions Department at OCC works to provide prospective students with information and counsel on how OCC can prepare them for lifelong Christian service. To do this effectively, the following information will serve as a guide for admissions policies, procedures, and recruitment programs. Ozark Christian College reserves the right to change admissions policies as needed. The Admissions Department may require certain students to submit supplemental material to make an informed decision about admission. This information will be communicated with the student by admissions staff members.

ENROLLMENT PLANNING When you decide to join the Ozark Christian College family, you may have questions regarding admission qualifications, procedures, requirements, and financial considerations. We hope the material in the following pages will help answer your questions. All admissions policies and forms are also available at occ.edu. If you need more information or if you have questions, feel free to contact the Admissions Department 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 their decision to attend OCC. Please let the Admissions Department know when you would like to visit, and our campus visit team will do their best to design your visit with your interests in mind. Please make your campus visit arrangements by contacting the Admissions Department at 417.680.5678 or admissions@occ.edu. We also offer Tuesday Tour visit days that take place on select class days throughout each semester. If you come on a Tuesday Tour, you will attend class, attend chapel, go on a campus tour, eat lunch with our president, and receive a scholarship to OCC when you apply. You can find available Tuesday Tour dates and registration information 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 will need to complete all admission requirements based on their particular entry status to be considered for acceptance. Please see the corresponding section below to see the requirements for each of the follow entry status types: •

First-time (freshmen) 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 (less than 4 hours), but do not plan to enroll in a degree program

Additional admissions information is provided for students who were homeschooled, have disabilities, or have criminal charges/a prison record. If a student desires to enroll as an online-only student, please see the online admissions requirements in the corresponding section of this catalog. 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 Department, students will be notified of their acceptance through their application status portal, by mail, by email, and by an OCC admissions employee. A student is not accepted to Ozark Christian College until they receive such notification directly from the Admissions Department. Ozark Christian College admits students (who meet admission 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. Ozark Christian College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, or national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletics or other school-administered programs. Only students who have been fully accepted, paid the enrollment deposit, and made an initial payment can attend classes and/or live in the residence halls. No student will be permitted to enroll in any course for credit 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 “on-campus” application on occ.edu. •

Applicants must submit contact information for both an academic 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. Submission of 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.

Students can request a transcript by asking high school officials to forward their transcript to Ozark Christian College (electronically or by mail).

A high school student may be accepted for admission with a transcript of grades through the entirety of their junior year of high school. Our office will begin accepting students at the beginning of their senior year of high school.

An official final high school transcript with the date of graduation must be submitted before students can attend class. We recommend that students send their final official high school transcript to OCC immediately after graduation from high school. The transcript must be mailed or sent electronically directly from the high school to be considered official. (A copy of a GED certificate may be accepted in lieu of an official final high school transcript.)

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ADMISSION OF HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS Homeschool students must meet the same requirements for admission for firsttime students. Documentation of credits taken and grades received through high school must be provided. 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 or by contacting the Admissions Department.

ACADEMIC TUTORING FOR FIRST-TIME STUDENTS 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 first-time freshman student meeting the following criteria will be admitted on Academic Tutoring: •

Cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 2.5 or below

The Admissions Department reserves the right to put a student on academic tutoring even if they do not meet the above criteria. A student on Academic Tutoring will be limited to a maximum of 13 credit hours during their first semester enrolled at Ozark and required to attend tutoring sessions and a series of academic skills workshops with the Academic Resource Commons.

ADMISSION OF TRANSFER STUDENTS Students who have completed academic credits at another college or university after graduating from high school will be required to complete the following for admission: 1. Complete the “on-campus” application on occ.edu. •

Applicants must submit contact information for both an academic and spiritual reference. The references cannot be related to the applicant.

Applicants must submit a brief application essay.

Applicants must sign the Student Covenant.

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2. Submission of academic transcripts from all previously attended colleges/ universities. Prospective transfer students must request that official transcripts from all previously attended institutions be sent directly to Ozark Christian College. Acknowledging attendance at each institution is mandatory, regardless of the student’s wishes to transfer credit. Failure to disclose attendance at an institution on the application may disqualify a student’s admissions application, and the Admissions Department reserves the right to deny admission to a prospective student if they do not disclose all previously attended institutions. •

The Registrar’s Office will evaluate transcripts for 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.

ACADEMIC WARNING FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS Transfer students with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or below at the last college attended will be accepted on academic warning if they are admitted to OCC. They will also be limited to a maximum of 13 credit hours during their first semester at Ozark and required to attend tutoring sessions and a series of academic skills workshops with the Academic Resource Commons.

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ADMISSION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS International students interested in attending Ozark Christian College should visit occ.edu to apply and complete an online form or download printable forms. Once all the necessary items have been received (including the international student deposit) 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/admissions and find the “International Students” tab. 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: 1. Complete the free international student application at occ.edu/apply. 2. Complete the Declaration and Certification of Finances form. Before doing so, familiarize yourself with the cost of attendance and the financial sponsorship requirements. 3. Ozark Christian College has three merit-based scholarships that are awarded automatically upon acceptance (based on GPA). OCC also has the DeWelt International Scholarship, which is competitive. Learn more at occ.edu/international. 4. If English is not your first language, you must take and pass a certified English test. Ozark Christian College will accept the following tests: a.

Duolingo English Test: Minimum acceptable score is 100. This test can be taken online, on-demand in under an hour for $49. Have your certified results sent to Ozark Christian College.

b. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Minimum acceptable score is 79 on the internet-based test. Testing and prices vary per country. Please have your score sent to Ozark Christian College. Our registration number is 6542. 5. Foreign transcripts will need to be submitted to a Credential Evaluation Company, prices range between $150-$180 for the Evaluation alone (translation and verification fees might apply). OCC currently works with SpanTran, go to occ.edu/admissions under the International Students tab to guarantee you will receive the discount and the right kind of evaluation we require. 6. Complete and sign the OCC Application for Form I-20 found on occ.edu/ admissions.

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NEXT STEPS UPON ACCEPTANCE: 1. Submit a deposit of $1,500 (U.S.) to OCC. You must send in the deposit before being issued an I-20 from OCC. This will be applied to the educational expenses of your first semester. If your plans on attending Ozark Christian College change or you cannot obtain a visa, Ozark will refund the deposit (minus any refund/wire transfer fees) upon written request. 2. Read information on the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and Obtaining a Student Visa. 3. Complete the Medical and Immunization Form. 4. Review What to Bring to Campus and the International Student Checklist. *All links and forms found on occ.edu/admissions under International Student Tab Ozark offers several scholarships to international students. For more information, please refer to the Financial Info section (page 45) *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. But, 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.

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 and simultaneously earn high school (dual) credit. Currently, Ozark Christian College only offers dual enrollment to students who can attend classes on campus. To enroll as a dual enrollment student, a student must meet the following admissions requirements: 1. Complete the “non-degree seeking” application. This application is available online at occ.edu. •

Applicants must sign the Student Covenant.

2. Submit the prospective student’s most recent high school transcript indicating a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

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The following Ozark classes are eligible for dual enrollment status: •

Book of Acts (4)

Christ and the Bible (3)

English Comp 1 (3)

English Comp 2 (3)

Essentials of Spiritual Formation (2)

History of Ancient Israel 1 (3)

History of Ancient Israel 2 (3)

Lifetime Wellness (1)

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.

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 “non-degree seeking” application. This application is available online at occ.edu. 2. Sign the Financial Agreement. Non-degree seeking students are limited to 6 credit hours or less a semester (if they are taking classes for credit), up to a total of 30 credit hours. Once a student reaches 30 hours, they will need to have met the full acceptance requirement for admission to continue taking classes for credit. Students are allowed to audit as many credit hours as they would like if they are accepted as a non-degree seeking student. 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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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 occ.edu. If there are no holds on the student’s financial account that need to be resolved or issues with other departments on campus (Student Affairs, Academics, etc.), the student will be eligible to register for classes once registration opens. If there are issues that need to be resolved, the Admissions Department will make arrangements to help the student get them resolved. 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 OCC by the records office of the issuing institution(s).

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.

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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.

ADMISSION OF THOSE HAVING CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST THEM OR HAVING A PRISON RECORD All previous application 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 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.

TRANSFER OF CREDIT Prospective students will also be asked to 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 official college transcript(s) from the institution(s) 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.

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ACADEMIC HONESTY IN ADMISSION 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 Digital Learning and Innovation, Registrar’s Office, and/or the 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.

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.

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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 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.

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32 - PAYMENT POLICY 33 - COUNTING THE COST 33 - COLLEGE COSTS 39 - FINANCIAL AID PHILOSOPHY 40 - FEDERAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID 42 - OCC FINANCIAL AID 48 - SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS FOR FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS 51 - EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FINANCIAL INFORMATION

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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 2, 2021, for the fall semester and January 4, 2022, for the 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. The enrollment form is available on the OCC student portal. PAYMENT DEADLINES FALL 2021

SPRING 2022

Payment 1: September 1, 2021

Payment 1: February 1, 2022

Payment 2: October 1, 2021

Payment 2: March 1, 2022

Payment 3: November 1, 2021

Payment 3: April 1, 2022

Payment 4: December 1, 2021

Payment 4: May 1, 2022

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.

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 many donors 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 2021-2022 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 does 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 2021-2022 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: Residential Campus Tuition per credit hour

Audit fee per credit hour

$443.00

$25.00

Other fees: Late test fee

Graduation fee

$10.00

$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 residential campus students)/online course $75.00 Beginning Piano/Modern Keyboard

Private Voice (includes accompanist fee)

Private Guitar/Piano

Varsity Athletic fee

$70.00 $300.00 $100.00

Winter Session - on campus (includes Dining Hall meals)

$75.00 $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: Residential Campus Housing + Plans Each plan includes a double-occupancy room* and designated number of meals. Housing + 110 Meal Plan Housing + 175 Meal Plan

$2,935.00

Housing + 240 Meal Plan

$3,135.00

$3,335.00

*Single-occupancy room is an additional $465. Commuter Flex Meal Plan Commuter 40 Meal Plan

$350.00

Commuter 80 Meal Plan

$650.00

This option is available for commuter students only. Enrollment/Student Services Fee** Over 8 credit hours

$485.00

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

$360.00

4 credit hours or less **Audit-only students are exempt from the student services fee.

$115.00

**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 RESIDENTIAL 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: Residential Campus Tuition at $443 per semester hour (15 credit hours)

$6,645.00

Housing + 175 Meal Plan

$3,135.00

Enrollment/Student Services fee

$485.00

Room Maintenance deposit*

$75.00

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

Subtotal $10,340.00

Books and supplies (estimated)

$400.00

Estimated Total $10,740.00

OFF-CAMPUS/COMMUTER STUDENT PER SEMESTER: Residential Campus Tuition at $443 per semester hour (15 credit hours)

$6,645.00

Enrollment/Student Services fee

$485.00 Subtotal $7,130.00

Books and supplies (estimated)

$400.00 Estimated Total $7,530.00

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

$15,135.00

Room and Meal Plan

$6,270.00

One Year Health Insurance Cost (estimated) academic year

$1,400.00

per academic year

Estimated Total $22,805.00

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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23 years of age or older Have completed 90 credit hours

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

$15,135.00

Living expenses for one academic year (9 months)

$12,133.00

One Year Health Insurance Cost (estimated)

Estimated Total $28,668.00

per academic year

$1,400.00

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

$4,042.00

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

$15,135.00

Living expenses for one academic year (9 months)

$12,133.00

One Year Health Insurance Cost (estimated)

per academic year

$1,400.00 Estimated Total $28,668.00

If both spouses enroll, add per year

$15,135.00

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

$5,066.00

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

$2,588.00

Add for children’s health insurance

To be determined

(one charge covers all children)

*All costs are subject to change without notice. Costs may rise 3-5% annually. 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: Before first day of seminar

100% refund

First day of seminar

50% refund

After last day of seminar

0% refund

TWO-WEEKEND SEMINARS: Before first day of seminar

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

0% refund

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 prorated basis as determined by the date of vacating the residence hall.

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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 prorated 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. 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.

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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 midpoint 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 to 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 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 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 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.

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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 who do not have an FWS Award. 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. To receive 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. 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.

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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. Priority deadline is December 1 and March 15. In addition to the OCC Scholarship Renewal Guidelines (page 46), Mosaic Leadership Scholarship recipients must also: •

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

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

The value of the Mosaic Scholarship is $6,000 per year. The full value of the scholarship will be split equally between the fall and spring semesters and is renewable for up to 4 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. When your GPA meets the award threshold, the Admissions Office will automatically award these scholarships. A student can receive only one Merit Scholarship and cannot be combined with the Mosaic Scholarship. The full value of the scholarship will be split equally between the fall and the spring semesters. The values of the automatic scholarship categories are: Presidential:

$7,000 per year

Richardson Dean’s:

$5,000 per year

Alumni:

$3,500 per year

Trustee’s:

$2,000 per year

Founder’s:

$1,000 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. 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 and high school GPA. Students must complete the FAFSA 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. Mosaic Scholarships The Mosaic Leadership Scholarship is available to a limited number of transfer 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 college cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above. Priority deadline is December 1 and March 15. In addition to the OCC Scholarship Renewal Guidelines (page 46), Mosaic Leadership Scholarship recipients must also: •

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

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

The value of the Mosaic Scholarship is $6,000 per year. The full value of the scholarship will be split equally between the fall and spring semesters and is renewable for up to 4 years. 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 values 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.

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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. SCHOLARSHIPS – International Students Scholarships are available per academic year 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. Ozark offers several Merit Scholarships to International students. Upon acceptance to Ozark, Merit Scholarships are awarded based upon the student’s cumulative 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 values of the automatic scholarship categories are: Platinum International:

$8,000 per year

Gold International:

$6,000 per year

Silver International:

$4,000 per year

DeWelt International Scholarship (Competitive) Awarded to 4 students each year (2 per semester) who desire to train for ministry and return to their home country to bring the Gospel there. GPA will also be taken into consideration. Not stackable - recipients will receive either the merit-based or the DeWelt scholarship — $10,000 per year, resulting in $40,000 over the course of four years! How to apply: •

Fill out the international application found at occ.edu/apply and submit it to international@occ.edu

Record a 2- to 3-minute YouTube video describing your reasons for selecting Ozark Christian College, your church involvement, your personal goals for when you return to your home country, and how you will share the Gospel of Jesus

The DeWelt International Scholarship deadline is April 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester

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NOTE: Financial aid received in excess of tuition and fees is subject to 14% federal tax withholding and applicable state tax. Any tax amount due on financial aid is calculated and added to your student account before refund checks are released in the fall and spring semesters. Renewal Requirements—Freshman, Transfer, and International 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 Bachelor of Arts 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. (Need-Based Grant requires full-time enrollment at OCC.)

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.

Students enrolled for less than 12 credit hours in either of their final 2 semesters towards the completion of their degree may apply for an enrollment exemption for one semester. If approved, a student will continue to receive OCC scholarships for the approved semester. (Need-Based Grant is not eligible for enrollment exemption.) 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.

Students that have not been enrolled at OCC for three or more consecutive semesters will not retain institutional scholarships.

For additional information regarding scholarships, including enrollment standards and renewal guidelines, contact Student Financial Services at 417.626.1206 or finaid@occ.edu.

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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. 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.

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SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS FOR FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS Federal regulations require that financial aid recipients make satisfactory academic progress 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’s 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.

Bachelor’s Degree Programs •

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.

Quantitative Requirements: Pace of Completion of 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.

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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. 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.

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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 courses after 5 weeks of class. Incomplete Grades Grades of “I” (Incomplete) will count only as hours attempted. Once an incomplete grade is finalized, the final grade will be factored into the student’s GPA and hours earned (if passing) during the next evaluation. 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 included 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 can be made if 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. Unused meals are not refunded, nor do they “roll over” to the next semester. 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. HEALTH SERVICES Ozark’s Health Services Coordinator (campus nurse) works to promote and encourage optimal physical health and well-being among Ozark Christian College students. Located in the lower level of the Mabee Student Center, the nurse can provide 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.

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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 occurred 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/security 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. 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 complete 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 Idleman Ministry 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 intergenerational 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.

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MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT The mission of the Multicultural Affairs 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 Multicultural Affairs Office is located in the Idleman Ministry Center. STUDENT ACTIVITIES & MABEE STUDENT CENTER The mission of Student 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 table, TVs, coffee, Mail Center, and campus bookstore, is a favorite meeting place for students and a 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 residential campus students enrolled in 8 or more credit hours in a semester are required to attend chapel services every Tuesday 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 and mentor groups) for community, mentoring, prayer, and accountability. MINISTRY CENTER AND CHRISTIAN SERVICE The Ministry Center staff provides assistance to OCC students in the areas of internships and vocational placement as they prepare for a life of ministry. 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. Resume writing assistance is also provided. They connect ministry students to internship opportunities to prepare them for future full-time ministry. Coordination of ministry expos and campus guests help students to find opportunities for ministry in areas of church, parachurch, missions, camps, residencies, and internships. 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 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 to afford the student adequate time to seek a local church home. 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.

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

Women’s Event in April exists to encourage, empower, and equip women everywhere.

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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 a 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 approximately 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.

Distance Learning Courses: Courses in which one or more technologies are used to exclusively deliver instruction to students who are separated from the instructor and to support regular and substantive interaction between the students and the instructor. These courses are designed with an equivalent total workload of 38-45 hours/credit hour. Online courses follow an 8-week format and utilize a variety of learning strategies.

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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 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 hours 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.

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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.

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, 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

NUMBER GRADE

GRAD 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

(not computed in GPA)

I= Incomplete

REPEATING COURSES Students may retake courses for which they would like to earn a higher grade than previously earned. 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 or 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 at 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 coordinator for their chosen major or a faculty member assigned to assist in that program. Students will meet with their academic advisors before enrollment 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 complete a Change of Degree form in the Registrar’s Office. 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 the time limit, see page 70) 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 week of the module 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 first week 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.

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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. Administrative withdrawals will be used in the following scenarios: •

Students in online courses who do not log in to their course(s) within the first week 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.

INCOMPLETE GRADES An incomplete grade (I) is a temporary, non-punitive grade given at the conclusion of a semester/module only if a student is (1) able to pass the course with extended time; (2) has a justifiable and documented reason, beyond the control of the student (such as serious illness or emergency), for not completing the work on schedule; and (3) a request for the incomplete is submitted after the 10th week of the semester/fifth week of a module and before the final day of the semester/module. The student must arrange with the professor to finish the course requirements within six weeks of the day and time of the final class session. These requirements must be listed on a Request for Grade of Incomplete Form signed by the professor, student, and the Director of Academic Operations. The Registrar’s Office will issue the Incomplete grade at the conclusion of the semester. The faculty member will be responsible to submit a Grade Change Form to the Registrar’s Office upon receipt of the completed work. A student who does not complete the course requirements within the six-week extension will be awarded a grade as determined by the coursework completed. An Incomplete grade may not be considered passing for purposes of determining academic standing, federal financial aid eligibility, athletic eligibility, or other purposes. Both credit and grade points for that course are suspended until the incomplete is converted to either a passing grade or an “F.” Students who have applied to graduate may request an Incomplete and still participate in commencement. Their diploma will be held until the course requirements have been met.

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LEAVE OF ABSENCE Ozark Christian College understands that there are times when extenuating circumstances arise and a student may need to take a temporary leave of absence from their studies at the conclusion of a term for the following reasons: family circumstances, financial issues, medical issues, or extended internship. A leave of absence for a semester is granted to a student who anticipates returning to Ozark to complete their studies. Students who need to cancel registration for an upcoming term for which they have already registered or take a planned leave of absence should consult with their academic advisor and notify the Registrar’s Office at least one week prior to the start of the semester. During a leave of absence students are not permitted to live in school housing, attend classes, or maintain student employment. (Students enrolled in the dual degree program may receive permission to live in student housing if they are enrolled at their other institution during the semester.) At the conclusion of their leave of absence, students can register through their academic advisor for the upcoming semester using the standard process. Students will be required to meet all financial arrangements with the institution prior to registration. Students will retain their institutional scholarships if they return to the college within one year of their leave of absence. Students who have been suspended for academic or other reasons will not be eligible for leave of absence and must instead apply for re-admittance. 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. 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.

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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’s 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 before their initial enrollment. Students who fail to complete the catalog requirements within 150% of the designated degree years (AA, 3 yrs; BA, 6 yrs; BTh, 7.5 yrs) from 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 service and chapel attendance. Christian service and chapel attendance 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 discovered, 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

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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 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’s degree requirements or 3 hours or less to complete in their associate’s 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 to 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 cannot release transcripts unless all balances with the college are paid in full or current according to the agreement with Student Financial Services.

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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 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. 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 toward an associate’s degree

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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

HIST 140

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

Course # ANTH 101

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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

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

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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

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

TA 205

TH 110

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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 and Skills

Psychology

3, 4, 5

3

PC 2210

Psychology

United States History

3, 4, 5

3

HI 2211

US History 1492 to 1877

World History: Modern

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

Spanish Language & Culture

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective

Spanish Literature & Culture

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective

Art History

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective

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2D Art & Design

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective

3D Art & Design

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective

Drawing

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 1

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Science Elective

Physics 2

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Science 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 before 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

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

CLEP Subject

Physics C: Mechanics

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 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.

ACADEMIC STANDING Associate’s 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’s 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.

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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 credit 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. ACADEMIC RE-ADMITTANCE Students returning to OCC after an Academic Suspension must provide written evidence that 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.

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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 the fifth week of the online course module, all grades will be “F.”

ATTENDANCE AND ASSIGNMENT POLICIES ATTENDANCE: Residential Courses Attendance at OCC 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 make-up 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.

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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 Director of Academic Operations 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. 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 log in or participation within the first week 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 before 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 Digital Learning and Innovation. The student will be given 48

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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. A one-time fee of $25 will be assessed for final exams taken early and only upon approval from the Academics Office. 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. A student may officially request an incomplete grade for the semester if there is a justifiable and documented reason, beyond the control of the student for not completing the work on schedule. Please refer to p. 68 for the Incomplete Grade Policy. 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.

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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 15 majors. The Bachelor of Arts 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 11 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 hours)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) •

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

Music and Worship (129 hours)

The following majors have a common core (125 hours) –– Counseling and Pastoral Care –– Biblical Communication –– Creative Arts Ministry –– Biblical Justice –– Intercultural Studies –– Children’s Ministry –– Organizational Leadership –– Christian Formation –– Student Ministry –– Christian Ministry Bible and Interdisciplinary Studies (124 hours) (Dual Degree with Partnering Institution)

• •

Bible and Global Outreach (68 hours)

Bible and Ministry (67 hours)

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

Associate of Arts (AA) •

Music and Worship (67 hours)

Intercultural Studies (64 hours)

Christian Ministry (61 hours)

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 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

88

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

(23) 4 4

4

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

2

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

(9) 3 3 3 (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

Social/Behavioral Sciences (12) HI 3210 Church History 1 3 HI 3211 Church History 2 3 History Elective (choose one) 3 HI 2211 U.S. 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) HE 1110 Wilderness Challenge HE 1111 Healthy Human Sexuality PE 1110 Lifetime Wellness Any Varsity Sport SD 1112 First Year Student Success 1 *Transfer students can meet this requirement with an additional General Education Elective.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION — 56 CS 1110 Christian Service

0

Ministry Core (26) CE 3116 Strategies for Teaching 3 IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 MN 1112 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism 3 MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication 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 DO 3113 Theology, Technology and Digital Culture Any BE, CE, IS, MN, MU, or PC course not already required in the degree

SUMMARY: BIBLICAL EDUCATION GENERAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TOTAL REQUIRED

90

Major Field of Study (30) DO 4111 Theological Integration for Ministry 2 LA 3411 Greek 2A 3 LA 3412 Greek 2B 3 LA 3413 Hebrew 1A 3 LA 3414 Hebrew 1B 3 LA 4419 Advanced Biblical Exegesis 2 MN 4993 Ministry Internship OR MN 4991 Field Experience 2 Internship is limited to 4 hours. Additional internship 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 hours of ministry electives

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RECOMMENDED COURSE OF STUDY FOR BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY FIRST YEAR Second Semester First Semester English Composition 2 First Year Student Success 1 Christ & the Bible Book of Acts 4 History of Ancient Israel 2 Principles of Discipleship & Evangelism 3 Science Elective Essentials of Spiritual Formation 2 Speech English Composition 1 3 History of Ancient Israel 1 3 Total Total 16 First Semester Hebrews Greek 1A Foundations for Christian Mission Philosophy Principles of Interpretation

15

Total

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

4 3 3 2 3 1

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

15

SECOND YEAR Second Semester 3 Gospel 3 Greek 1B 3 Foundations for Biblical Communication 3 Ministry Elective 3 Psychology Health and Wellness Elective

Total

3 3 3 3 3

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 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 principal 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 a DO, NT, or OT 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 DO 4111 Theological Integration for Ministry 2 PI 3212 Christian Apologetics and Worldview 3 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 EL 2314 World Literature Any Language courses

(6) 3 3 (3 hrs)

93


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 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 U.S. 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) HE 1110 Wilderness Challenge HE 1111 Healthy Human Sexuality PE 1110 Lifetime Wellness Any Varsity Sport 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) CE 3116 Strategies for Teaching 3 IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 MN 1112 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism 3 MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication 3 Intercultural Studies (29) IS 2217 Intercultural Studies Debriefing Retreat 1 IS 2510 World Religions 3 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 SUMMARY: BIBLICAL EDUCATION GENERAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TOTAL REQUIRED

94

Intercultural Studies Electives 13 Any IS course Any language courses 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 3129 Christian Community Development (2 hrs) MN 3136 Re-Imagining the Biblical Ethic of Reconciliation (1 hr) MN 3412 Urban Student Ministry (1 hr) MN 3510 Orientation to Church Planting (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 Semester First Year Student Success Book of Acts Christ & the Bible Essentials of Spiritual Formation English Composition 1 History of Ancient Israel 1 Health and Wellness Elective

FIRST YEAR Second Semester 1 English Composition 2 4 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 History of Ancient Israel 2 2 Science Elective 3 Speech 3 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

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

17

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 excellence, 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 while adapting and applying them to current worship contexts. 2. Plan and lead cohesive worship services for various contexts. 3. Recruit, disciple, and lead a creative arts team while serving alongside other ministry staff members. 4. Create musical arrangements for worship and lead a team in rehearsal. 5. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the production equipment needed for modern worship. 6. Demonstrate vocal and instrumental proficiency for leading worship. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 1. Music Theory Placement Test. This test is required of all prospective music and worship majors to determine correct placement in Music Theory courses. 2. Large Ensemble Participation. All BAMW students are required to participate in at least two semesters of Frontline Worship Team or Concert Choir. 3. 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. 4. Recitals. All BAMW students enrolled in applied lessons are required to perform before their peers in a recital at the end of each semester. Repertoire will be chosen from the student’s applied lessons. Students enrolled in applied lessons are required to attend all on-campus recitals.

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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 DO 4111 Theological Integration for Ministry 2 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 PI 2310 Philosophy Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

(6) 3 3

*Private lessons/choir/Frontline courses may not be taken repeatedly to fulfill this requirement.

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) MU 1114 Concert Choir (1 hr) MU 1210 Beginning Piano Class (1 hr) MU 1216 Modern Keyboard (1 hr) MU 1217 Private Piano (1 hr)

DEGREE PROGRAMS

MU 1315 Private Voice (1 hr) MU 1415 Private Guitar (1 hr) MU 2115 Frontline Worship Team (1 hr) MU 3117 Graphic Design (2 hrs) MU 3122 Photography (1 hr) Any Language courses

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

97


Social/Behavioral Science (12) HI 3210 Church History 1 3 HI 3211 Church History 2 3 History Elective (choose one) 3 HI 2211 U.S. 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) HE 1110 Wilderness Challenge HE 1111 Healthy Human Sexuality PE 1110 Lifetime Wellness Any Varsity Sport

SD 1112 First Year Student Success

1

*Transfer students can meet this requirement with an additional General Education Elective.

General Education Elective

3

*Private lessons/choir/Frontline courses may not be taken repeatedly to fulfill this requirement.

IS 2510 World Religions (3 hrs) IS 3210 Anthropology (3 hrs) MU 1114 Concert Choir (1 hr) MU 1210 Beginning Piano Class (1 hr) MU 1216 Modern Keyboard (1 hr) MU 1217 Private Piano (1 hr) MU 1315 Private Voice (1 hr) MU 1415 Private Guitar (1 hr) MU 2115 Frontline Worship Team (1 hr) MU 3117 Graphic Design (2 hrs) MU 3122 Photography (1 hr) PS 1110 American Government (3 hrs) Any CM, EL, HI, LA, MA, SI not already required in the degree.

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 MU 2117 Worship Band Skills 2 Applied Piano 2 SUMMARY: BIBLICAL EDUCATION GENERAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TOTAL REQUIRED

98

MU 1210 Beginning Piano Class (1 hr) MU 1216 Modern Keyboard (1 hr) MU 1217 Private Piano (1 hr) Music Electives 5 DO 3113 Theology, Technology and Digital Culture (1 hr) 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 Videography (2 hrs) MU 3122 Photography (1 hr) MU 3123 Church Communications (1 hr) MU 3124 Songwriting (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 Basics of Music Theory History of Ancient Israel 1 3 Private Voice Health and Wellness Elective 1 Worship Band Skills Foundations for Creative Arts Ministry 2 Total First Semester Concert Choir or Frontline Team English Composition 2 Principles of Interpretation Private Guitar Private Voice Speech Foundations for Christian Worship Music Theory and Skills Total

15

3 3 3 1 2 1 2

Total

15

SECOND YEAR Second Semester 1 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 3 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism 3 3 Gospel 4 1 Issues in Interpretation 3 1 Private Guitar 1 3 Psychology 3 2 3 17

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 & Hebrews 3 Creative Arts Ministry Worship Internship 2 Psalms Spiritual Formation Retreat Total

16

DEGREE PROGRAMS

16

2 3 2

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

3 4 3

Total

17

3 3 2 3 3 2 16

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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

(21) 4 4

4

3

NT 3311 Timothy and Titus NT 4314 Romans Exegetical Electives Bible Exegesis Elective Most courses identified with a DO, NT, or OT not required elsewhere in the degree.

3 3 (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 DO 4111 Theological Integration for Ministry 2 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 PI 2310 Philosophy

(6) 3

100

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

*Private lessons/choir/Frontline courses may not be taken repeatedly to fulfill this requirement.

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)

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MU 1114 Concert Choir (1 hr) MU 1210 Beginning Piano Class (1 hr) MU 1216 Modern Keyboard (1 hr) MU 1217 Private Piano (1 hr) MU 1315 Private Voice (1 hr) MU 1415 Private Guitar (1 hr) MU 2115 Frontline Worship Team (1 hr) MU 3117 Graphic Design (2 hrs) MU 3122 Photography (1 hr) Spanish Language Course Greek Language Course Hebrew Language Course 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 U.S. 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

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

General Education Elective

DEGREE PROGRAMS

3

*Private lessons/choir/Frontline courses may not be taken repeatedly to fulfill this requirement.

IS 2510 World Religions (3 hrs) IS 3210 Anthropology (3 hrs) MU 1114 Concert Choir (1 hr) MU 1210 Beginning Piano Class (1 hr) MU 1216 Modern Keyboard (1 hr) MU 1217 Private Piano (1 hr) MU 1315 Private Voice (1 hr) MU 1415 Private Guitar (1 hr) MU 2115 Frontline Worship Team (1 hr) MU 3117 Graphic Design (2 hrs) MU 3122 Photography (1 hr) PS 1110 American Government (3 hrs) Any CM, EL, HI, LA, MA, SI not already required in the degree.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION — 31 CS 1110 Christian Service 0 MN 1112 Principles of Discipleship CE 3116 Strategies for Teaching 3 and Evangelism IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 Communication Major Field of Study

SUMMARY: BIBLICAL EDUCATION GENERAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TOTAL REQUIRED

3

3 3 19

56 38 31 125

101


SAMPLE COURSE OF STUDY FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS (125 HOUR) First Semester First Year Student Success Book of Acts Christ & the Bible Essentials of Spiritual Formation English Composition 1 History of Ancient Israel 1 Health and Wellness Elective

FIRST YEAR Second Semester 1 English Composition 2 3 4 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism 3 3 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 2 Science Elective 3 3 Speech 3 3 1

Total

17

First Semester Foundations for Christian Mission Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Mathematics Elective Principles of Interpretation Psychology Total First Semester General Education Elective Life of Christ Old Testament Poetry Elective Strategies for Teaching Major Course Total

Total

15

SECOND YEAR Second Semester 3 Gospel 3 History Elective 3 Foundations for Biblical Communication 3 Philosophy 3 Major Course 15

Total

16

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

Total

102

16

Total

3 2 3 6 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

4 3 3 3 3

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 DO 3113 Theology, Technology and Digital Culture 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

DEGREE PROGRAMS

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) 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.

103


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. 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) DO 4217 Doctrine of Humanity (2 hrs) IS 2215 Culture Codes and Behaviors (1 hr) IS 2311 Orientation to Biblical Justice (1 hr) IS 3210 Anthropology (3 hrs) IS 3223 Microfinance and the Poor (1 hr)

104

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 3312 Ministering to Children with Special Needs (1 hr) MN 3412 Urban Student Ministry (1 hr) NT 4315 Revelation (3 hrs) OT 4314 Minor Prophets (3 hrs) PC 3114 Principles of Family Living (2 hrs) PC 3313 Mental Health First Aid (1 hr) PC 3315 Suicide Intervention (1 hr) 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. 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 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 3313 Ministry to Children in Trauma (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

105


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. 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. CE 3112 Curriculum Planning 1 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 Counseling Elective 2 Any PC 3000-level or above

106

Ministry Elective 4 DO 3113 Theology, Technology and Digital Culture 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 (3 hrs) 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 hours) MN 3121 Strategies for Biblical Communication (3 hrs) MN 3138 Practical Issues in Leadership Ministry 3 Counseling Elective 2 Any PC 3000-level course or above

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Ministry Electives 6 DO 3113 Theology, Technology and Digital Culture Any BE, CE, IS, MN, MU, or PC course not already required in the degree. General Electives 3 Any 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 General Electives and Ministry electives.

Professional Education (Taken in the core)

12

107


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 proper intervention procedures. 2. Use the basic elements of effective pastoral counseling—attending, responding, personalizing, and initiating—to establish an effective counseling relationship and outcome. 3. Identify 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.

108

Professional Education (Taken in the core)

12

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. 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 the modern church. 2. Identify the major components of an audio, video, and lighting systems, troubleshoot problems, and operate systems effectively. 3. Recruit, disciple, and lead a creative arts team while serving alongside other ministry staff members. 4. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the principles and tools for creating content for print, website, audio, and visual media. 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

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Major Electives 5 DO 3113 Theology, Technology and Digital Culture (1 hr) MU 2114 Creative Arts Conference (1 hr) MU 2115 Frontline Worship Team (1 hr) (limit: 1 hr) MU 3117 Graphic Design (2 hrs) MU 3118 Music and Audio Production (2 hrs) MU 3121 Videography (2 hrs) MU 3122 Photography (1 hr) MU 3123 Church Communications (1 hr) MU 3124 Songwriting (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)

109


INTERCULTURAL STUDIES MAJOR – 31 hours 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 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. A double major and an associate’s degree are also offered in this field of study. 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 2217 Intercultural Debriefing Retreat 1 IS 2510 World Religions 3 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 (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)

110

MN 3129 Christian Community Development (2 hrs) MN 3510 Orientation to Church Planting (1 hr) MN 3412 Urban Student Ministry (1 hr) Any IS course Any LA course 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 experiences and learning opportunities. The program is integrated with churches and local business, and with leaders from various organizations engaging the students on a regular basis. This degree uniquely positions a student to engage in different levels of leadership, 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 the 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 BE 4111 Practical Issues in Organizational Leadership PC 3314 Pastoral Counseling Major Electives 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)

DEGREE PROGRAMS

3 3 2 3 2 4

BE 4112 Global Leadership Styles (1 hr) BE 4113 Coaching/Mentoring in Organizational Leadership (1 hr) MN 3139 Critical Analysis and Exploration of the Enneagram (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)

12

111


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 Student Ministry Program Coordinator. Students completing the BA in Student Ministry will be able to: 1. Clearly state their purpose and goals for student ministry. 2. Create a small group ministry for the purpose of discipleship and accountability for teens (adolescents). 3. Purposefully recruit and lead a team of adult volunteers in ministry to teenagers. 4. Design, administrate, and lead a Christ-centered student ministry for a specific context. 5. Articulate issues of risk management in student ministry and create appropriate systems to manage potential issues. 6. Effectively communicate lessons and sermons in a student ministry context. 7. 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 DO 3113 Theology, Technology and Digital Culture 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 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.

112

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BIBLE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES This degree combines an emphasis in biblical training at Ozark Christian College with professional courses in a specific discipline from an OCC approved partnering institution. 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. These degrees prepare students to minister and serve as Christian leaders within the context of their chosen profession. 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 complete a bachelor’s degree at another institution with 40 hours transferring to OCC to complete the BIDS. At least 20 of the hours transferred must be upper division courses (3000-4000 level). 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 the approved partnering institution dependent upon the respective discipline and degree chosen. 4. The suggested course sequence reflects a typical number of hours per semester a student may choose to be enrolled at a partnering institution to work toward their respective bachelor’s degree. The exact number of hours required per semester may vary dependent upon the number of hours required for the degree.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

113


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

Hermeneutics (6) PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation 3 PI 3410 Issues in Interpretation 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 NT 4314 Romans

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

(14) 4 4

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. Students should check with their academic advisor for courses that transfer to meet degree requirements at both OCC and the partnering institution.

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) PI 2310 Philosophy Greek Language Course Spanish Language Course Hebrew Language Course Transfer course

SI 2111 Introduction to Life Science SI 2112 Introduction to Physical Science Transfer course Social/Behavioral Sciences (9) HI 3211 Church History 2 3 History Elective (choose one) 3 HI 2211 U.S. 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

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

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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) 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.

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

DEGREE PROGRAMS

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.

Partnering Institution Courses (40) At least 20 hours of the transfer courses must be upper division courses (3000-4000 level). An OCC course may be counted toward the 40-hour requirement on the condition that it transfers to the partnering institution and other OCC core requirements have been met.

34 38 52 124

115


RECOMMENDED COURSE OF STUDY FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES First Semester First Year Student Success Book of Acts Christ & the Bible Essentials of Spiritual Formation English Composition 1 History of Ancient Israel 1

FIRST YEAR Second Semester 1 English Composition 2 3 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism 3 4 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 3 Lifetime Wellness 1 2 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 3 Speech 3 3

Total

16

First Semester Science Elective Mathematics Elective History Elective Principles of Interpretation Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Psychology Total

Total

16

SECOND YEAR Second Semester 3 Hebrews 3 3 General Education Electives 9 3 Issues in Interpretation 3 3 Foundations for Interdisciplinary Studies 1 3 3 18

Total

16

THIRD YEAR First Semester Second Semester Christian Apologetics and Worldview 3 Professional Education Elective Counseling Elective 2 Partnering Institution Courses Partnering Institution Courses 12 Total First Semester Life of Christ Partnering Institution Courses

17

Total

2 16 18

FOURTH YEAR Second Semester 4 Church History 2 3 12 *Additional Requirements for Partnering Institution Degree

Total First Semester Romans

16

Total

3

FIFTH YEAR Second Semester 3 Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies

1

*Additional Requirements for Partnering Institution Degree

*Additional Requirements for Partnering Institution Degree

Total

Total

116

3

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. Students completing the BA in Bible and Global Outreach 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 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. 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

DEGREE PROGRAMS

(18) 4 4

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 NT 4314 Romans

4

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

117


Doctrine and Integration (10) DO 1111 Christ and the Bible 3 DO 3110 Spiritual Formation Retreat 2 DO 4111 Theological Integration for Ministry 2

PI 3212 Christian Apologetics and Worldview DO 1100 Chapel

3 0

GENERAL EDUCATION — 3 IS 3210 Anthropology

3 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 IS 4210 Practical Issues in Intercultural Life 2 MN 3137 Spiritual Conflict 1 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 Semester Book of Acts Christ & the Bible Foundations for Christian Mission History of Ancient Israel 1 Principles of Interpretation

FIRST YEAR Second Semester 4 Gospel 4 3 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 3 Foundations for Biblical Communication 3 3 Timothy and Titus 3 3 Practical Ministry in Intercultural Service 2 Spiritual Formation Retreat 2

Total

16

118

Total

17

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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

19

Total

3 3 1 3 2 2 1 1 16

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. Students completing the BA in Bible and 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. 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

DEGREE PROGRAMS

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

(20) 4 4

119


NT 2212 Gospel of Luke NT 2213 Gospel of John Life of Christ (choose one) 4 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 3 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 DO 4111 Theological Integration for Ministry 2 PI 3212 Christian Apologetics and Worldview 3 DO 1100 Chapel 0

GENERAL EDUCATION — 3 HI 3211 Church History 2

3

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

3

Speech prerequisite must be met.

CE 3116 Strategies for Teaching 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

120

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RECOMMENDED COURSE OF STUDY FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLE AND MINISTRY First Semester Book of Acts Christ & the Bible Foundations for Christian Mission History of Ancient Israel 1 Principles of Interpretation

FIRST YEAR Second Semester 4 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism 3 3 Gospel 4 3 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 3 Foundations for Biblical Communication 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

16

Total

3 3 3 3 3 2 17

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)

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Ministry Electives 2 DO 3113 Theology, Technology and Digital Culture (1 hr) MN 3120 Interpreting Culture (2 hrs) MN 3123 Ministry through Small Groups (1 hr) MN 3211 Ministry to the Family (1 hr) MN 3510 Orientation to Church Planting (1 hr) 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)

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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

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) MN 3313 Ministry to Children in Trauma (1 hr) PC 3114 Principles of Family Living (2 hrs)

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)

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)

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PC 3313 Mental Health First Aid (1 hr) PC 3314 Pastoral Counseling (2 hrs) PC 3315 Suicide Intervention (1 hr) PC 3317 Counseling the Culturally Diverse (3 hrs) PC 4312 Crisis Counseling (2 hrs)

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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

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 Videography (2 hrs) MU 3122 Photography (1 hr) MU 3123 Church Communications (1 hr) MU 3124 Songwriting (1 hr)

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

Minor Electives 2 DO 4211 Doctrine of Missiology (2 hrs) MN 3120 Interpreting Culture (2 hrs) MN 3129 Christian Community Development (2 hrs) MN 3510 Orientation to Church Planting (1 hr) Any IS course not required elsewhere in the degree

2 2 2

INTERCULTURAL STUDIES

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 Minor Electives BE 2116 Project Management (1 hr) BE 2117 Building Teams, Leading Groups (1 hr)

3 3 2 3 1

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) MN 3139 Critical Analysis and Exploration of the Enneagram (1 hr)

STUDENT MINISTRY 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 PC 3310 Counseling Youth 2

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Minor Electives 2 DO 3113 Theology, Technology and Digital Culture (1 hr) MN 2411 Student Ministry Conference (1 hr) MN 3211 Ministry to Family (1 hr)

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MN 3312 Ministry to Children of Special Needs (1 hr) MN 3313 Ministry to Children in Trauma (1 hr) MN 3412 Urban Student Ministry (1 hr)

MN 3614 Preaching and Storytelling (1 hr) MN 3622 Preaching to Youth (1 hr) PC 3114 Principles of Family Living (2 hrs) PC 3315 Suicide Intervention (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 1315 Private Voice MU 2117 Worship Band Skills MU 3115 Practical Issues in Worship & Creative Arts Ministry

124

2 2

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)

2 1 2 2

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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 music ministry. The student will gain both a foundational knowledge of the Bible and 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. Students completing the Associate of Arts in Music and Worship will be able to: 1. Articulate the history and biblical theology of worship practices. 2. Serve alongside a creative arts ministry team in the church. 3. D emonstrate a working knowledge of the production equipment needed for modern worship. 4. Demonstrate a growing vocal and instrumental ability for leading worship. 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 DO 1110 Essentials of Spiritual Formation DO 1111 Christ and the Bible DO 1100 Chapel

(5) 2 3 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

DEGREE PROGRAMS

(9) 3 3 3

Humanities/Fine Arts Any MU course 2000 level or above

(3)

*Frontline may not be taken repeatedly to fulfill this requirement.

125


Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3) Mathematics/Science Elective 3 (choose one) MA 1110 Math for Life MA 1111 Contemporary Mathematics MA 2110 Elementary Statistics SI 2110 Introduction to Environmental Science SI 2111 Introduction to Life Science SI 2112 Introduction to Physical Science Social/Behavioral Sciences (6) History Elective (choose one) 3 HI 2211 U.S. 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 (4) SD 1112 First Year Student Success 1 *Transfer students can meet this requirement with an additional General Education Elective.

General Education Electives

3

*Private lessons/choir/Frontline courses may not be taken repeatedly to fulfill this requirement.

IS 2510 World Religions (3 hrs) IS 3210 Anthropology (3 hrs) MU 1114 Concert Choir (1 hr) MU 1210 Beginning Piano Class (1 hr) MU 1216 Modern Keyboard (1 hr) MU 1217 Private Piano (1 hr) MU 1315 Private Voice (1 hr) MU 1415 Private Guitar (1 hr) MU 2115 Frontline Worship Team (1 hr) MU 3117 Graphic Design (2 hrs) MU 3122 Photography (1 hr) PS 1110 American Government (3 hrs) Any CM, EL, HI, LA, MA, SI not already required in the degree.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION — 17 CS 1110 Christian Service 0 MU 1111 Basics of Music Theory 2 MU 1115 Foundations for Creative Arts Ministry 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 SUMMARY: BIBLICAL EDUCATION GENERAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TOTAL REQUIRED

126

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

24 25 17 66

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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 Foundations for Creative Arts Ministry 2 Applied Piano Book of Acts 4 Basics of Music Theory Applied Piano 1 Private Voice Worship Band Skills Total 15 Total

First Semester Concert Choir or Frontline Team Music Theory and Skills Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Principles of Interpretation Psychology Speech Private Voice Total

DEGREE PROGRAMS

SECOND YEAR Second Semester 1 Foundations for Christian Worship 3 Mathematics/Science Elective 3 General Education Elective 3 Gospel 3 History Elective 3 Private Guitar 1 Music Elective 17

Total

3 2 3 3 1 2 1 2 17

2 3 3 4 3 1 1 17

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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 missions 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. Students completing an AAIS 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. Demonstrate a field-based understanding of mission life and work. 4. Employ learned skills in producing effective ethnographic research. 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 NT 2212 Gospel of Luke NT 2213 Gospel of John

128

(11) 4 3 4

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

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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

Other Courses (4) SD 1112 First Year Student Success 1

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

*Private lessons/choir/Frontline courses may not be taken repeatedly to fulfill this requirement.

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

(9) 3 3 3

*Transfer students can meet this requirement with an additional General Education Elective.

General Education Electives

3

MU 1114 Concert Choir (1 hr) MU 1210 Beginning Piano Class (1 hr) MU 1216 Modern Keyboard (1 hr) MU 1217 Private Piano (1 hr) MU 1315 Private Voice (1 hr) MU 1415 Private Guitar (1 hr) MU 2115 Frontline Worship Team (1 hr) MU 3117 Graphic Design (2 hrs) MU 3122 Photography (1 hr) PS 1110 American Government (3 hrs) Any CM, EL, HI, LA, MA, SI not already required in the degree

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

SUMMARY: BIBLICAL EDUCATION GENERAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TOTAL REQUIRED

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Major Electives 5 Any IS course Any LA course MN 3120 Interpreting Culture (2 hrs) MN 3129 Christian Community Development (2 hrs) MN 3136 Reimagining the Biblical Ethic of Reconciliation (1 hr) MN 3412 Urban Student Ministry (1 hr) MN 3510 Orientation to Church Planting (1 hr) 25 25 14 64

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RECOMMENDED COURSE OF STUDY FOR ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES First Semester First Year Student Success Book of Acts Christ & the Bible Essentials of Spiritual Formation English Composition 1 History of Ancient Israel 1

FIRST YEAR Second Semester 1 English Composition 2 4 Foundations for Christian Mission 3 Mathematics/Science Elective 2 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 Speech 3

Total

16

Total

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

130

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. The student completing the AACM will be able to: 1. Articulate a biblical worldview in a variety of situations and settings. 2. Serve as a Christian leader. 3. Apply basic biblical interpretation principles. 4. Continue their education in a chosen field. 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 (2) Bible Exegesis Elective 2 Most courses identified with a DO, NT, or OT not required elsewhere in the degree. Hermeneutics (3) PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation 3 Doctrine and Integration DO 1110 Essentials of Spiritual Formation DO 1111 Christ and the Bible DO 1100 Chapel

(5) 2 3 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

DEGREE PROGRAMS

(9) 3 3 3

Humanities/Fine Arts Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

(3) 3

*Private lessons/choir/Frontline courses may not be taken repeatedly to fulfill this requirement.

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) MU 1114 Concert Choir (1 hr)

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MU 1210 Beginning Piano (1 hr) MU 1216 Modern Keyboard (1 hr) MU 1217 Private Piano (1 hr) MU 1315 Private Voice (1 hr) MU 1415 Private Guitar (1 hr) MU 2115 Frontline Worship Team (1 hr) MU 3117 Graphic Design (1 hr) MU 3122 Photography (1 hr) PI 2310 Philosophy Any Language courses

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6) History Elective 3 (choose one) HI 2211 U.S. 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

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

Other Courses (4) SD 1112 First Year Student Success 1 *Transfer students can meet this requirement with an additional General Education Elective.

General Education Electives 3 IS 2510 World Religions (3 hrs) IS 3210 Anthropology (3 hrs) MU 1114 Concert Choir (1 hr) MU 1210 Beginning Piano Class (1 hr) MU 1216 Modern Keyboard (1 hr) MU 1217 Private Piano (1 hr) MU 1315 Private Voice (1 hr) MU 1415 Private Guitar (1 hr) MU 2115 Frontline Worship Team (1 hr) MU 3117 Graphic Design (2 hrs) MU 3122 Photography (1 hr) PS 1110 American Government (3 hrs) Any CM, EL, HI, LA, MA, SI not already required in the degree.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION — 6 CS 1110 Christian Service IS 2210 Foundations for Christian Mission

0

MN 1112 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism

3

3

GENERAL ELECTIVES — 3 Any course not already required in the degree. SUMMARY: BIBLICAL EDUCATION GENERAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION GENERAL ELECTIVES TOTAL REQUIRED

132

27 25 6 3 61

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RECOMMENDED COURSE OF STUDY FOR ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY First Semester First Year Student Success Book of Acts Christ & the Bible Essentials of Spiritual Formation English Composition 1 History of Ancient Israel 1

FIRST YEAR Second Semester 1 English Composition 2 3 4 Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism 3 3 General Education Elective 3 2 History of Ancient Israel 2 3 3 Speech 3 3

Total

16

First Semester Bible Exegesis Elective Foundations for Christian Mission Gospel Principles of Interpretation Psychology Total

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Total

SECOND YEAR Second Semester 2 Mathematics/Science Elective 3 History Elective 4 Hebrews 3 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 General Elective 15

Total

15

3 3 3 3 3 15

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136 - GENERAL INFORMATION 137 - COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 181 - GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER GUIDE

COURSES OF INSTRUCTION

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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:

PAGE

PAGE

BE – Business Education

137

MU – Music

158

CE – Christian Education

139

NT – New Testament

162

CM – Communication Methods

139

OT – Old Testament

166

CS – Christian Service

139

PC – Psychology and Counseling

168

DO – Doctrine

140

PE – Physical Education

172

EL – English Language

142

HE – Health and Wellness

143

PI – Apologetics, Philosophy and Interpretation 173

HI – History

143

IS – Intercultural Studies

144

LA – Language

148

MA – Mathematics

150

MN – Ministry

151

PS – Political Science

174

SD – Student Development 174 SI – Science

175

Internships/Field Experience 176

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 of organizational leadership. Consideration will be given to the theological, philosophical, and practical considerations of leadership in 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 an introduction to project management. It will introduce and explain the five project processes (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing). This course will be tailored for church-based and nonprofit 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. The 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 teambuilding and collaboration, interpersonal communication, and other topics will be addressed. Classes will

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involve lecture, case studies, group discussions, 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. The 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. Using local leaders, coaching relationships will be established with the oversight of the college. The 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. BE 4997 Organizational Leadership Internship 1

(2 hours)

See Internship section for detailed description.

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BE 4998 Organizational Leadership Internship 2

(2 hours)

See Internship section for detailed description. 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. Prerequisites: CE 3116 Strategies for Teaching, Foundation Course in Major Area, 60 earned hours. Seminar format. 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 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. 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 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 in their first semester and 30 hours each subsequent semester.

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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 exemption requests will be handled digitally through the chapel minister’s office. DO 1110 Essentials of Spiritual Formation

(2 hours)

Essentials of Spiritual Formation is a course designed to help students grow in Christlikeness. Students will gain a biblical view of their identity in light of God’s identity and examine what it means to accept the lordship of Christ in their lives. Students will be challenged to grow in their intimacy with God through spiritual disciplines such as prayer, silence and solitude, fasting, slowing and sabbath, Bible study and meditation, and service. 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, historical worship practices of the church, 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 those biblical and historical practices. The course will be taught through interactive lecture, written projects, group projects, scripture memorization, 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 3113 Theology, Technology and Digital Culture

(1 hour)

This course explores a theological understanding of digital technologies, especially social technologies like social media and smartphones. Focused attention is paid to the various effects of digital technologies on human flourishing, personal discipleship, and the global mission of the church. This course is taught in a weekend seminar modality. Seminar format.

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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 ensure 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. 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 characteristics of God. Class pedagogy consists of readings, lectures, and critiques of other students’ papers.

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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. EL 2311 American Literature

(3 hours)

A survey course designed to acquaint students with American authors, literary periods, genres, and movements from the Civil War to the present. EL 2312 British Literature

(3 hours)

This course will acquaint students with major English authors from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. Readings includef 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.

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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 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 (online only)

(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 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 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 and 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 and 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 Christologies 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.

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IS 2211 Orientation to Intercultural Studies

(1 hour; repeatable)

Participates in a missions-focused conference and exposes students to a wide range of programs, activities, and information concerning present-day cross-cultural and Biblical justice 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. 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.

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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 observers within a chosen subculture, keeping careful notes and observations of their experiences. 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 Ministr

(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

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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. IS 3220 Readings in Intercultural Studies

(2 hours)

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 Approaches to Engaging the Poor

(1 hour)

This class explores the use of community asset approaches, microfinance programs, holistic care strategies, and other tools to alleviate poverty in the world. Concepts that will be explored include a scriptural basis for engaging the poor, an assessment of various forms of poverty alleviation strategies, and criticisms of efforts that devalue the poor. This will be developed through lecture, discussion, guided reading, 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 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 and 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 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.

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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. 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 Issues in Global Engagement

(2 hours)

This class provides practical insights for engaging in global and cross-cultural issues. Students will learn from current practitioners through lecture, small group interaction, round-table discussion, media, and guest lecturers. 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)

See Internship section for detailed description. IS 4991 Biblical Justice Internship 2

(2 hours)

See Internship section for detailed description. IS 4992 Biblical Justice Internship 3

(2 hours)

See Internship section for detailed description. IS 4993-4996 Intercultural Studies Internship See Internship section for detailed description. 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.

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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. 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.

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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. 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.

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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 Evangelism 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 Multiethnic Ministry

(1 hour)

A study of the growing trend toward intentional multiethnic 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. Seminar format. 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

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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)

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. 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. 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 learn how to administrate group ministries 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.

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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 in developing a vision for integrating faith in a non-church ministry vocation. Course materials, discussions, and assignments will focus on creating a theology of work with specific application to the student’s chosen interdisciplinary field of study. MN 3136 Reimagining the Biblical Ethic of Reconciliation

(1 hour)

This class will travel the rough terrain of the history, trauma, and legacy of racialization 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.

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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 3139 Critical Analysis and Exploration of the Enneagram

(1 hour)

An introductory exploration into the history, biblical foundation, and ministry implementation of the enneagram-centrally focused on using the tool for personal growth (in conjunction with various spiritual disciplines explored in DO 1110 Essentials of Spiritual Formation) and, by extension, discipleship of others. Students will learn the theological foundation for transformation as explored in the enneagram, also to identify their number type in the enneagram and various paths for Christlike transformation in the enneagram (when coupled with classical spiritual disciplines). This class is taught with a combination of lecture (primarily at the seminar itself), discussion, individual projects, and group projects. Prerequisite: DO 1110 Essentials of Spiritual Formation. Seminar format. Course fee. 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. Seminar format. 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. MN 3311 Ministry to Children in Cross-Cultural and Multiethnic 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.

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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 to create an effective ministry mindset, a variety of topics such as autism, ADHD, genetic disorders, physical disabilities, and identifying unique family needs will be considered. Prerequisite: completed 60 hours and Foundations course. MN 3313 Ministry to Children in Trauma

(1 hour)

This course will prepare students to create a trauma-informed ministry by identifying the effects of trauma in the life of a child. Students will learn how to create individual education plans and train volunteers to respond appropriately to children in crisis. Prerequisite: Completed 60 hours, PC 2210 Psychology, and Ministry Foundations course. Seminar format. 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 weddings, 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 3510 Orientation to Church Planting

(1 hour)

This course introduces students to some of the key concepts and methods of establishing new congregations. Students will grow in awareness of the distinct ministry challenges and opportunities involved with church planting. The format of the course will include a trip to a church planting conference or site. 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 lectures and numerous examples of self-disclosure. Seminar format. MN 3612 Practical Issues in Preaching*

(1 hour; repeatable)

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 on 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 students. 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 3121 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 ministers, 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 Field Experience 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 1114 Concert Choir

(0 or 1 hour; repeatable)

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 production and visual design and apply these skills to church ministries. The course will be divided into topical segments with classroom, laboratory, and project-based learning experiences. Course fee. MU 1210 Beginning Piano

(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 using required textbooks for reference and assignments. 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 with piano literature determined on an individual basis. Instructor approval needed. Course fee. MU 1315 Private Voice

(1 hour; repeatable)

This course will prepare students to lead worship through singing. Based on the individual’s abilities and experience level, the instructor will develop a private instructional course. The individualized plan will further the student’s vocal proficiency through instruction, demonstration, and appropriate practice and performance opportunities. 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 on 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)

Students will participate in a 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 hour; repeatable)

Students will meet with their Frontline team one day a week for two hours for rehearsal, as well as one songwriting hour each week for additional training. 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 previous 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 the application of music theory to the creation of chord charts, and training students how to prepare for and execute effective and efficient rehearsals. Students will learn through classroom, laboratory, and project-based learning experiences.

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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, 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 a vocational Worship/Creative Arts minister. Students will gain knowledge of the role of music, production, technical elements, pastoral endeavors, and other worship and creative arts in various church contexts. 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 and parachurch organizations. Students will explore the creative process, learn principles of visual design, and create graphic communication tools using form, text, and image 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. Course fee. MU 3121 Videography

(2 hours)

This course will introduce students to the field of 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. MU 3123 Church Communications

(1 hour)

This course introduces students to the best practices in church communications, both internal and external. Students will evaluate and create plans for church

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communications and marketing strategies including social media, graphic design, digital media creation, and website management. Learning will be both classroom and project-based. Seminar format. MU 3124 Songwriting

(1 hour)

This course introduces students to the principles, tools, and techniques of songwriting. Students will write music and lyrics in a variety of styles individually and collaboratively. Learning will be both classroom and project-based. 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 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. MU 4993-4994 Worship Ministry Internship See Internship section for detailed description. MU 4997 Creative Arts Internship 1

(2 hours)

See Internship section for detailed description. MU 4998 Creative Arts Internship 2

(2 hours)

See Internship section for detailed description. 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. 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.

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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. 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.

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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 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. 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.

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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. 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.

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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. 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.

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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 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. 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.

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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. 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.

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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. 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

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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 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

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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 class discussions. Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology. PC 3317 Counseling the Culturally Diverse

(3 hours)

This course is designed as an introduction to the field of multicultural counseling. Students will explore the influence of their own culture on personal values, attitudes, and belief systems and how their worldview may impact the counseling process. Students will learn how to use this knowledge to effectively counsel and minister to people from different ethnicities and cultures. Students will accomplish this through reflecting on biblical texts about diversity, experiential activities, case studies, lectures, discussions, and observations, and interactions outside of the classroom. 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, psychoanalytical, 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 Counseling and Pastoral Care Field Experience

(2 hours)

See Field Experience section for detailed description. PHYSICAL EDUCATION 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. PE 1114 Varsity Volleyball - Women

(1 hour)

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

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PE 1115 Varsity Sports Activity Fee

(0 hours; repeatable)

Any student participating in varsity sports who has already fulfilled their Health and Wellness requirement will be enrolled in 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. 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. 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.

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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 freshmen 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 in 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 BE and IS internships. 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).

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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. 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. IS 4991 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

(2-8 hours)

Prerequisite: IS 3224 Practical Ministry in Intercultural Service

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MINISTRY INTERNSHIPS MN 4993 Ministry Internship 1

(2 hours)

Internship 1 Focus: Degree Major Bachelor of Theology, Bible and Ministry, Biblical Communication or Christian Ministry – Prerequisite: MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication and 60 earned hours Student Ministry – Prerequisite: MN 2410 Foundations for Student Ministry and 60 earned hours Children’s Ministry – Prerequisite: MN 2310 Foundations for Children’s Ministry and 60 earned hours Christian Formation – Prerequisite: MN 2112 Foundations for Formation and Spirituality and 60 earned hours MN 4994 Ministry Internship 2

(2 hours)

Internship 2 Focus: The Spiritual Formation of a Leader Prerequisite: MN 4993 Ministry Internship 1. MN 4995 Ministry Internship 3

(2 hours)

Internship 3 Focus: Leadership in Evangelism and Disciple Making. Prerequisite: MN 4994 Ministry Internship 2 MN 4996 Ministry Internship 4

(2 hours)

Internship 4 Focus: Leadership in Vision Casting, Ministry Mission/Purpose, Ministry Core Values, Ministry Polity. Prerequisite: MN 4995 Ministry Internship 3 WORSHIP AND CREATIVE ARTS MINISTRY INTERNSHIPS MU 4993 Worship Ministry Internship 1

(2 hours)

Prerequisite: DO 2112 Foundations for Christian Worship MU 4994 Worship Ministry Internship 2

(2 hours)

Prerequisite: MU 4993 Worship Ministry Internship 1 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 COURSE NUMBERS AND PREREQUISITES: Ministry Field Experiences 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. MN 4991 Ministry Field Experience

(2 hours)

Bachelor of Theology, Bible and Ministry, Biblical Communication or Christian Ministry – Prerequisite: MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication and 60 earned hours (30 from OCC) and have a part-time ministry. Student Ministry – Prerequisite: MN 2410 Foundations for Student Ministry and 60 earned hours (30 from OCC) and have a part-time ministry. Children’s Ministry – Prerequisite: MN 2310 Foundations for Children’s Ministry and 60 earned hours (30 from OCC) and have a part-time ministry. Christian Formation – Prerequisite: MN 2112 Foundations for Formation and Spirituality and 60 earned hours (30 from OCC) and have part-time ministry. MU 4991 Worship Ministry Field Experience

(2 hours)

Prerequisite: DO 2112 Foundations for Christian Worship and 60 earned hours (30 from OCC) and have part-time ministry.

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PC 4991 Counseling and Pastoral Care Field Experience

(2 hours)

The Counseling and Pastoral Care Field Experience course is intended to provide the student with the opportunity to apply what has been learned in the Psychology and Counseling courses to real-world situations. It offers the student the experience of working in various counseling agencies under the supervision of an agency staff member who will also participate in the training and evaluation of the student. The student will work in partnership with counseling supervisors to provide spiritual and pastoral care services to participating patients, family members, and staff members in various settings. The Counseling and Pastoral Care faculty is committed to making the field experience a quality educational experience that involves integrating academic learning with the performance of meaningful activities under the direct supervision of an appropriate staff member of a counseling agency and an OCC professor. The course will be taught through one-on-one student mentoring and supervision, assigned patient/client care, appropriate record-keeping, and required reading and assignments. Up to two semesters of Field Experience may be taken for credit. Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology and 60 earned hours. 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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HIST 140

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

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CROWDER COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Course #

Course Name

Credit Hours

Transfer Credit

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

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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186 - ONLINE LEARNING DEPARTMENT 187 - ONLINE STUDENT SUCCESS 189 - ONLINE STUDENT ADMISSIONS INFO. 194 - ONLINE STUDENT FINANCIAL INFO. 220 - ONLINE ACADEMIC POLICIES 219 - ONLINE DEGREE INFORMATION 225 - COURSES OF INSTRUCTION 235 - ONLINE ACADEMIC CALENDAR

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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 2015. 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.

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 clients, and stewarding our resources. AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY We research, deploy, maintain, and support reliable electronic teaching and learning resources and assets for the OCC community. OFFICE PERSONNEL Shawn Lindsay Associate Dean of Digital Learning and Innovation 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

Jason Donato Assistant Director of Online Learning 417.626.1217 donato.jason@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, program changes, significant events, and resources. 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 the educational and personal needs of online students, the Online Learning Office (onlinelearning@occ.edu) is available to assist students with 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) 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 at occ.edu/events. •

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.

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

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

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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, 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 occ.edu/apply (No application fee required.) 2. Submit a high school transcript (public, private, or homeschool).* 3. 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. 4. Return the completed, notarized Verification of Student Identity Form with copy of valid photo ID. * This requirement would only apply to non-transfer students.

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. 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

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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 graduation from high school will be exempt from submitting an official high school transcript. 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 aware of the following circumstances: •

Transfer students whose cumulative grade point average at the last college attended is below 1.670 will be accepted on academic warning.

Transfer students who have outstanding bills at another college and/or are ineligible to continue/return to their previous college will not be accepted at Ozark Christian College

ADMISSION OF RETURNING STUDENTS An undergraduate degree-seeking student 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 occ.edu/apply. 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, see page 221 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.

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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. 1. If English is not the student’s first language, they must take an English proficiency test. They have two options: We recommend the Duolingo Test of English (minimum score required is 100). It’s available on demand, and it’s only $49. The other option would be the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum score required is 79 on the internet-based test. Please have the score sent to OCC. Our TOEFL registration number is 6542. 2. Foreign transcripts will need to be submitted to a Credential Evaluation Company, prices range between $150-$180 for the Evaluation alone (translation and verification fees might apply). OCC currently works with SpanTran, go to occ.edu/admissions under the International Students tab to guarantee you will receive the discount and the right kind of evaluation we require. 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 are limited to 6 credit hours or less a semester (if they are taking classes for credit), up to a total of 30 credit hours. Once a student reaches 30 hours, they will need to have met the full acceptance requirement for admission to continue taking classes for credit. 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 Digital Learning and Innovation. The student communicates with the Associate Dean of Digital Learning and Innovation, 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 Digital Learning and Innovation 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. 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.

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ACADEMIC HONESTY IN ADMISSIONS/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 Digital Learning and Innovation, 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 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.

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 actions as appropriate.

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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 in knowing if they are ready and able to be successful in a fastpaced learning environment. New students will also have the opportunity to meet other new students and begin participating in the online student community.. 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.

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Ozark provides a quality and affordable Bible college education with competitive scholarships and grants, making it possible to graduate with no debt or less debt than the national average. Thanks to the generous partnership of many friends of the college, OCC students pay only a part of the total cost of their education. The charges listed on the following pages are in effect for the 2021-2022 school year. The college teaches 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). The college is also committed to not wasting its resources—sacrificially provided by God’s people. 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-todate. COLLEGE COSTS The following list itemizes the fee schedule, which is in effect for the 2021-22 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)

Approximately $5.00 Free Verification of Student ID Fee

Graduation fee

$50.00

Late Graduation Application fee

$20.00

(regardless of ceremony participation)

Tuition and Registration Fees Per Semester Tuition and Student fees (per credit hour)

$430.00

Books (estimate per module)

$100.00

Change of Course fee

(to switch courses within first four days of class)

$10.00

Special Course Fees* Practices in Spiritual Formation Principles of Interpretation

$37.00 $310.00

*Most courses do not have additional fees.

At this time, online degree-seeking students are eligible for the Online Admissions scholarship and Federal Student Aid programs, including Pell Grants, student loans, Veterans Education Benefits, and Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits.

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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 prorated basis. 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

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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 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. 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 208. 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.

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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 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 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.

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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 Priority Admissions Scholarship Online students are eligible for a $500 Admissions Scholarship by completing the admissions requirements by the priority admissions deadline. For admissions requirements, see page 205. Merit Scholarships Upon acceptance to the Online program at Ozark, new online students will be automatically awarded merit scholarships based on their cumulative college GPA (transfers) or final unweighted high school GPA (first-time freshmen). These merit scholarships are stackable with the Admissions Scholarship. •

Online Platinum Scholarship ––

$1,500 per year, resulting in $6,000 over the course of 4 years

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Awarded automatically with a 3.5+ GPA

Online Gold Scholarship ––

$1,000 per year, resulting in $4,000 over the course of 4 years

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Awarded automatically with a 3.0-3.49 GPA

Online Silver Scholarship ––

$500 per year, resulting in $2,000 over the course of 4 years

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Awarded automatically with a 2.5-2.99 GPA

The full value of the scholarship(s) will be split equally between all five modules each year. The scholarship(s) will be applied during the modules enrolled, regardless of the number of hours, for up to four years. Students must maintain a cumulative Ozark GPA of 2.5 to renew their merit scholarship each academic year; if they fall below a 2.5 GPA, the scholarship can be renewed following the completion of the next academic year by reaching the 2.5 cumulative GPA. Students that do not enroll in any coursework during a full academic year will be eligible for scholarship renewal for any future years.

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SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS FOR FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS Federal regulations require that financial aid recipients make satisfactory academic progress 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, OCC Student Assistance Loans, and (for residential 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’s 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 a 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.

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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 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.

WITHDRAWAL FROM COURSES Students withdrawing from a class in weeks 2 (beginning on Monday) 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.

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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)

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. Distance Learning Courses Courses in which one or more technologies are used to exclusively deliver instruction to students who are separated from the instructor and to support regular and substantive interaction between the students and the instructor. These courses are designed with an equivalent total workload of 38-45 hours/credit hour. Online courses follow an 8-week format and utilize a variety of learning strategies.

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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 college. 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 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, 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.

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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, 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 Digital Learning and Innovation. If the online instructor concludes there is a violation, the instructor will notify the Associate Dean of Digital Learning and Innovation. The online instructor and student in consultation with the Associate Dean of Digital Learning and Innovation 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 Digital Learning and Innovation 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 the 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 must 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

NUMBER

GRADE

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), I = Incomplete

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INCOMPLETE GRADES An incomplete grade (I) is a temporary, non-punitive grade given at the conclusion of a semester/module only if a student is (1) able to pass the course with extended time; (2) has a justifiable and documented reason, beyond the control of the student (such as serious illness or emergency), for not completing the work on schedule; and (3) a request for the incomplete is submitted after the 10th week of the semester/fifth week of a module and before the final day of the semester/module. The student must arrange with the professor to finish the course requirements within 6 weeks of the day and time of the final class session. These requirements must be listed on a Request for Grade of Incomplete Form signed by the professor, student, and the Director of Academic Operations. The Registrar’s Office will issue the Incomplete grade at the conclusion of the semester. The faculty member will be responsible to submit a Grade Change Form to the Registrar’s Office upon receipt of the completed work. A student who does not complete the course requirements within the 6-week extension will be awarded a grade as determined by the coursework completed. An Incomplete grade may not be considered passing for purposes of determining academic standing, federal financial aid eligibility, athletic eligibility, or other purposes. Both credit and grade points for that course are suspended until the incomplete is converted to either a passing grade or an “F.” 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 same course and receive a higher grade. Some financial limitations 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 or 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 at occ.edu/consumerinfo.

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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 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 Digital Learning and Innovation or the Registrar’s Office Online courses dropped during the first week of the module 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 Digital Learning and Innovation 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 first week 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 Digital Learning and Innovation. The following refund schedule will be used for course drops and withdrawals: Week 1: Monday-Sunday 100% Refund*

Week 2: Monday-Sunday 75% Refund

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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 log in to their course(s) within the first week (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 Digital Learning and Innovation or the Registrar’s Office within the first five weeks of a module. The student is expected to meet all obligations involving instructors, fellow students, the Student Financial Services Director, and OCC librarian. Students who leave college without officially withdrawing through the Associate Dean of Digital Learning and Innovation 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. 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.

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The Associate Dean of Digital Learning and Innovation must approve any substitution or waiver of requirements.

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d. If the student is completing a second bachelor’s 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 discovered, 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.

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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’s degree requirements or have 3 hours or less to complete in their associate’s 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 to 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 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 cannot 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. •

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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).

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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.

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.

Students must have earned a grade of at least 2.000 on a 4-point scale in the course to be considered for transfer.

Ozark Christian College measures all courses in semester credits. Transferred courses that were transcripted using a quarter system will be converted to semester 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 toward an associate’s degree.

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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 Literature & Composition

3, 4, 5

6

EL 1210 & Elective

Human Geography

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Music Theory

3, 4, 5

3

MU 1514

Music Theory and Skills

Psychology

3, 4, 5

3

PC 2210

Psychology

United States History

3, 4, 5

3

HI 2211

US History 1492 to 1877

World History: Modern

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

Spanish Language & Culture

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective

Spanish Literature & Culture

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective

Advanced Placement Course

212

OCC Course Title

English Composition 1 English Composition 1 & Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective General Education Elective

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Art History

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective

2D Art & Design

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective

3D Art & Design

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective

Drawing

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

Intro to Environmental Science

Environmental Science***

3, 4, 5

3

SI 2110

Intro to Environmental Science

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 1

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Science Elective

Physics 2

3, 4, 5

3

XXX

Science 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

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 is 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 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’s 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’s 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. 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 READMITTANCE Students returning to OCC after an Academic Suspension must provide written evidence that 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.

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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 Digital Learning and Innovation. Appeals will be considered by a probationary committee and must include the following written requirements: 1. A description of why the student failed to make satisfactory academic progress. 2. 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. 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 logging in or participating within the first week 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

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information to the Associate Dean of Digital Learning and Innovation. 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 for an 8-week course an equivalent of four hours of study time for each hour in class (compared to two hours of study time for each hour in a 16 week residential course). For a 3-credit hour online class, being 8 weeks in length, this equates to 12-15 hours per week. 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. A student may officially request an incomplete grade for the semester if there is a justifiable and documented reason, beyond the control of the student for not completing the work on schedule. Please refer to page 206 for the Incomplete Grade Policy.

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ONLINE DEGREE INFORMATION DEGREES OFFERED OCC is approved to offer the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies fully online. Residential students may 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. Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies will be able to: 1. Exegete a biblical text in conjunction with the original context of the document. 2. Interpret and appropriately apply biblical text for a ministry context. 3. Explain the theological categories and their relationship to biblical texts. 4. Articulate a philosophy of Christian service consistent with a biblical theology.

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES BIBLICAL EDUCATION — 42 Old Testament (9) OT 3701 History and Literature of Ancient Israel 3 OT 3702 Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Literature 3 OT4701 Old Testament Prophetic Literature 3 New Testament (15) NT 1110 Book of Acts 3 NT 2213 Gospel of John 3 NT 2310 Hebrews 3 NT 3701 Survey of the Life of Jesus 3 NT 4314 Romans 3

Doctrine (12) DO 2701 Introduction to the Bible and Theology 3 DO 3701 Practices in Spiritual Formation 3 DO 4701 Christian Doctrine 3 PI 3212 Christian Apologetics and Worldview 3 Hermeneutics (6) PI 2410 Principles of Interpretation 3 PI 3410 Issues in Interpretation 3

GENERAL EDUCATION — 36 Communication CM 1110 Speech EL 1210 English Composition 1 EL 1211 English Composition 2

(9) 3 3 3

Humanities/Fine Arts (9) PI 2310 Philosophy 3 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (choose two) 6 EL 1212 Intro to Literature (3 hours) EL 2314 World Literature (3 hours) PI 2702 Ethics (3 hours) Social/Behavioral Sciences (12) HI 3211 Church History 2 3 History/Political Science Elective (choose one) 3 HI 2211 U.S. History HI 2212 History of the Roman Empire HI 2213 Ancient Near Eastern History HI 2310 World Geography HI 3210 Church History 1

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PC 2210 Psychology 3 Social/Behavioral Science Elective (choose one) 3 HI 2211 US History HI 2212 History of the Roman Empire HI 2213 Ancient Near Eastern History HI 2310 World Geography HI 3210 Church History 1 IS 2510 World Religions IS 3210 Anthropology PC 3317 Counseling the Culturally Diverse Natural Sciences/Mathematics (6) Natural Sciences/Math Sciences Elective (choose two) MA 1111 Contemporary Mathematics SI 2111 Introduction to Life Science SI 2112 Introduction to Physical Science

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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION — 18 General Ministry MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication MN 3701 Christian Mission and Evangelism

(6)

Leadership MN 3702 Church Leadership

(3) 3

Ministry Elective Ministry Elective (choose two) CE 3116 Strategies for Teaching IS 2510 World Religions IS 3210 Anthropology MN 3121 Strategies for Biblical Communication

(9) 6

3 3

MN 3704 Practical Ministry MN 3705 Strategies for Christian Discipleship MN 3706 Purposeful Youth Ministry MN 4791 Ministry Field Experience 1 MN 4792 Ministry Field Experience 2 PC 3317 Counseling the Culturally Diverse PC 3701 Strategies for Pastoral Counseling Counseling Elective (choose one) 3 PC 3317 Counseling the Culturally Diverse PC 3701 Strategies for Pastoral Counseling

GENERAL ELECTIVES — 24 Any course not already required in the degree. Transfer credits- must be academic courses; any instructional level Additional OCC classes may be an option. *NOTE - At least 40 hours of upper division credits are required for this degree. (3000 level or above)

SUMMARY: BIBLICAL EDUCATION GENERAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION GENERAL ELECTIVES TOTAL REQUIRED

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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 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 HI 3211 Church History 2 NT 2213 Gospel of John

3 3

Total

6

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Fall Module NT 4314 Romans MN 3702 Church Leadership

3 3

Fall Module 2 OT 4701 Old Testament Prophetic Lit. 3 Ministry Elective #1 3 Counseling Elective 3 Total

15

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 NT 3701 Survey of the Life of Jesus Ministry Elective #2

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 3 EL 1210 English Composition 1 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

Fall Module 2 MN 2612 Foundations for Biblical Communication 3 Natural Science/Mathematics Elective #2 3

Total

3 3 12

Spring Module 1 Natural Science/Mathematics Elective 3 PI 2310 Philosophy 3 Spring Module 2 General Elective PC 2210 Psychology

Total

3 3 12

Summer Module EL 1211 English Composition II NT 2213 Gospel of John

3 3

Total

6

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3 3

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 Elective 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

Fall Module 1 NT 4314 Romans MN 3702 Church Leadership

3 3

3 3

Fall Module 2 OT 4701 Old Testament Prophetic Literature Counseling Elective

3 3

12

3 3 3

12

3 3

Total

6

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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

3

Summer Module Ministry Elective #1 HI 3211 Church History 2

SUMMARY: GENERAL EDUCATION GENERAL ELECTIVES BIBLICAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TOTAL REQUIRED

Total

Summer Module NT 3701 Survey of the Life of Jesus General Elective

3 3

Total

6

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COURSES OF INSTRUCTION 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.

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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. 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 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.

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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 Christlike 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. 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. The class will be developed through lecture videos, readings, posted discussions, book reports, papers, and tests. 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.

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HISTORY 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

(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.

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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 observers within a chosen subculture, keeping careful notes and observations of their experiences. 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. 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.

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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. 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.

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NEW TESTAMENT NT 1110 Book of Acts

(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. 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 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 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 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.

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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)

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 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. 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 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.

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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 3317 Counseling the Culturally Diverse

(3 hours)

This course is designed as an introduction to the field of multicultural counseling. Students will explore the influence of their own culture on personal values, attitudes, and belief systems and how their worldview may impact the counseling process. Students will learn how to use this knowledge to effectively counsel and minister to people from different ethnicities and cultures. Students will accomplish this through reflecting on biblical texts about diversity, experiential activities, case studies, lectures, discussions, observations, and interactions outside of the classroom. Prerequisite: PC 2210 Psychology. 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. 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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ONLINE ACADEMIC CALENDAR – 2021-2022 FALL 2021

Module 1

Module 2

Date Range

8/16-10/10

10/11-12/5

Registration

3/29-8/6

9/27-10/1

Payment

8/13

10/08

Census Date*

8/23

10/18

Last day for 100% refund

8/22

10/17

Last day for 75% refund

8/29

10/24

Last day for 50% refund

9/5

10/31

Last day to drop (no refund)

9/19

11/14

1

8/16-8/22

10/11-10/17

2

8/23-8/29

10/18-10/24

3

8/30-9/5

10/25-10/31

Drop & Refund Schedule**

Weekly Module Schedule

4

9/6-9/12

11/1-11/7

5

9/13-9/19

11/8-11/14

6

9/20-9/26

11/15-11/21

7

9/27-10/3

11/22-11/28

8

10/4-10/10

11/29-12/5

10/18

12/13

Grades Due (run by 9 a.m.)

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SPRING 2022

Module 1

Module 2

Date Range

1/17-3/13

3/14-5/8

Registration

10/25-1/7

2/21-2/25

Payment

1/14

3/11

Census Date*

1/24

3/21

Last day for 100% refund

1/23

3/20

Last day for 75% refund

1/30

3/27

Drop & Refund Schedule**

Last day for 50% refund

2/6

4/3

Last day to drop (no refund)

2/20

4/17

1

1/17-1/23

3/14-3/20

2

1/24-1/30

3/21-3/27

3

1/31-2/6

3/28-4/3

4

2/7-2/13

4/4-4/10

5

2/14-2/20

4/11-4/17

6

2/21-2/27

4/18-4/24

7

2/28-3/6

4/25-5/1

8

3/7-3/13

5/2-5/8

3/21

5/16

Weekly Module Schedule

Grades Due (run by 9 a.m.)

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SUMMER 2022 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 Monday morning of the second week of class if they do not participate in their online courses by Sunday evening. **Students may email either the Associate Dean of Digital Learning and Innovation or the Registrar’s Office (especially after hours and weekends) to initiate a course drop. * No tuition refunds will be given after the end of week three.

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TRUSTEES

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ADMINISTRATION

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FULL-TIME FACULTY & ADMINISTRATORS

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PART-TIME & ADJUNCT FACULTY

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

Physician • Joplin, Missouri

Rob Brust

Minister • Bentonville, Arkansas

Mark Christian

Minister • Oronogo, Missouri

Vance Eubanks

Minister • Prairie Grove, Arkansas

Brian Jennings

Minister • Tulsa, Oklahoma

Jim Johnson

Minister • Stillwater, Oklahoma

Karolyn Schrage

Business Leader • Joplin, Missouri

Joe Simmons

Business Leader • Bixby, Oklahoma

Lito Solorio

Minister • Wichita, Kansas

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

Chad Ragsdale

Executive Vice President of Academics

Damien Spikereit

Executive Vice President of Administration

Jim Dalrymple

Executive Vice President of Advancement

Shawn Lindsay

Associate Dean of Digital Learning and Innovation

David McMillin

Vice President of Campus Operations

Doug Miller

General Counsel

Andy Storms

Vice President of Student Affairs

Teresa Roberts, D.Min. Vice President of Institutional Research and Effectiveness Robert Witte

Vice President of Enrollment Management

Shane J. Wood, Ph.D.

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. Apologetics, New Testament 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, D.Min., 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, Ph.D., 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, D.Miss., 1999. New Testament and Intercultural Studies 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. 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. 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. Athletics Director, Men’s Head Basketball Coach, Lifetime Wellness MS, Kearney State College, 1982; BA, Nebraska Christian College, 1981; Nebraska Wesleyan University. Wade Landers, 2004. Intercultural Studies, Biblical Justice and Organizational Leadership PhD in progress, Biola University; MA, Biola University, 2015; BBL, Ozark Christian College, 1995; Arkansas Tech University; University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. Shawn Lindsay, 2006. Associate Dean of Digital Learning and Innovation PhD Candidate, Biola University; MRE, Lincoln Christian University, 2010; BTh and BBL, Ozark Christian College, 1999. Matthew McBirth, 2019. Director of Diversity, Spiritual Formation MA in Christian Practice, Duke University, 2019; BA in Christian Ministry, Ozark Christian College, 2016.

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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. Jason Poznich, D.Min., 2020. Biblical Communication DMin, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, 2020; MBA, Pittsburg State University, 2004; MDiv, Lincoln Christian University, 2014; BBM, Ozark Christian College, 2008; BBA, Pittsburg State University, 2004. 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. Executive Vice President of Academics, New Testament and Hermeneutics DMin, Biola University, 2020; MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary, 2004; BA, Lincoln Christian College, 2000. Teresa Roberts, D.Min., 2014. Vice President of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, 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. 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. Damien Spikereit, 2005. Executive Vice President of Administration, Biblical Communication MBA in progress, Pittsburg State University; 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 MS in Higher Education Administration, Bay Path University, 2021; 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.

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Marva Wesley, Ph.D., 2017. 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. 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, 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. Shane J. Wood, Ph.D., 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. Brice Wurdeman, 2021. Director of Intercultural Studies MA, Liberty University Seminary, 2014; BBL, Ozark Christian College, 2004. Gary Zustiak, D.Min., 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 PhD. in Leadership Studies in progress, Johnson University; MA in Global Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2016; BA, Johnson University, 2005. Susan Lincoln, 2020. Music, Piano Instructor BA in Music Education, Pittsburg State University, 1993.

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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. Abigail Mayo, 2021. Music, Modern Keyboard BA, Moody Bible Institute, 2012. Brian Oberman, 2019. Science MA in Science Education, Western Governors University, 2018; BS, Missouri Southern State University, 2008. Mark Proctor, 2019. Creative Arts BBL, Ozark Christian College, 1996. Sarah Rhodes, 2019. Lifetime Wellness MA, Coker College, 2018; BACM, Ozark Christian College, 2014. Jill Spencer, 2019. Music BA in Music Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2001. Amy Storms, 2013. Director of Marketing and Communications, English MA in Professional Writing, Liberty University, 2021; BBL, Ozark Christian College, 1998. Karl Wendt, Ph.D., 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, Ph.D., 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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ONLINE FACULTY Elijah Dally, Online Instructor MA, Asbury Theological Seminary, 2019; BA, Ozark Christian College, 2014. Justin Dewell, Online Instructor MA (Biblical Studies), Asbury Theological Seminary, 2018; BTh New Testament and BACM Church Planting, Ozark Christian College, 2016. Jason Donato, Assistant Director of Online Learning MA (Philosophy), Lincoln Christian Seminary, 2013; BCM, 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. Claudia Errington, Online Instructor MA (Education) & MA (Creative Writing), Goddard College, 2014 & 2014; BA, UC Davis, 1986. Shawnee Fleenor, Online Instructor MA (English), Pittsburg State University, 2002; BCE Ozark Christian College, 1994. Lauren Green, Online Instructor MA, Denver Seminary, 2015; BA, Ozark Christian College, 2011. David Heffren, Online Instructor MDiv (Biblical Studies), Cincinnati Christian University, 2014; BTh (New Testament) & BACM (Student Ministry), Ozark Christian College, 2011. Landon Justice, Online Instructor MA, Wheaton College Graduate School, 2018; BTh, Ozark Christian College, 2015. Daniel McCoy, Ph.D., Online Instructor PhD (Missiology), NorthWest University, 2015; MA (Christian Apologetics), Veritas Evangelical Seminary, 2012; (Lincoln Christian University); BTh (New Testament), Ozark Christian College 2007. Mark Moore, Ph.D., Online Instructor PhD (Biblical Studies), University of Wales, 2008; Master 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, Ph.D., 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

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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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OCC CALENDAR FALL 2021 (*dates subject to change) Aug. 1, Sun.

Payment plan signed or full fall payment made

Aug. 13, Fri.

Residence halls open for new students

Aug. 14, Sat.

11:00 a.m.

Aug. 15, Sun.

Residence halls open for returning students Last day to add/drop on the portal

6:00 p.m.

Convocation Banquet and Service Semester begins

Aug. 16, Mon.

AUGUST

Online Fall Module 1 classes begin Charge for Add/Drops begins Aug. 17, Tues.

4:006:30 p.m.

Community Ministry Expo

Aug. 21, Sat.

5:00 p.m.

blOCC Party for all students

Aug. 22, Sun.

Last day for 100% refund of fees (Mod 1 Online)

Aug. 23, Mon.

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

OCTOBER

SEPTEMBER

Last day for 100% refund of fees (residential) Aug. 29, Sun.

Last day for 75% refund of fees (Mod 1 online)

Aug. 30, Mon.

Last day for 90% refund of fees (residential)

Sept. 1, Wed.

Payment #1 due

Sept. 5, Sun.

Last day for 50% refund of fees (Mod 1 online)

Sept. 6, Mon.

Labor Day – no residential classes – offices closed

Sept. 7, Tues.

Last day for 75% refund of fees (residential)

Sept. 19, Sun.

Last day to drop a course (no refund; Mod 1 online)

Sept. 24-25, Fri.-Sat.

Getaway (grades 6-8)

Sept. 27, Mon.

Last day for 60% refund of fees (residential)

Oct. 1, Fri.

Payment #2 due

Oct. 4, Mon.

Last day for 25% refund of fees (residential)

Oct. 11, Mon.

Online Fall Module 2 classes begin

Oct. 11-12, Mon.-Tues.

Fall Break – no residential classes – offices closed

Oct. 17, Sun.

Last day for 100% refund of fees (Mod 2 online)

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OCTOBER

Oct. 18, Mon.

Online Module 1 grades due

Oct. 24, Sun.

Last Day for 75% Refund (Mod 2 Online)

Oct. 25, 2021Jan. 17, 2022*

Registration open for spring semester*

Oct. 25, Mon.

Last day for dropping a course (residential) Last day for withdrawing from school (residential)

Oct. 31, Sun.

Last day for 50% Refund (Mod 2 Online)

Nov. 1, Mon.

Payment #3 due

DECEMBER

NOVEMBER

Institutional and Memorial Grant Application deadline for spring (must also have FAFSA in to be considered for I&M Grant) Nov. 1-3, Mon.-Wed.

Global Awareness Week

Nov. 5-6, Fri.-Sat.

The Event (grades 9-12)

Nov. 14, Sun.

Last day to drop (no refund; Mod 2 Online)

Nov. 18-21, Thur.-Sun.

International Conference on Missions, Richmond, VA

Nov. 20-28, Sat.-Sun.

Thanksgiving Break (Residence halls close Sat., Nov. 20, 10:00 a.m.; Reopen Sat., Nov. 27, 2:00 p.m.)

Dec. 1, Wed.

Payment #4 due

Dec. 2-5, Thurs.-Sun.

Christmas Musical

Dec. 3, Fri.

Last class day

Dec. 6-9, Mon.-Thur.

Final exams

Dec. 9, Thurs.

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

Dec. 10, 2021Jan. 16, 2022

Christmas Break

Dec. 13, Mon.

Online Fall Module 2 grades due

Dec. 14, Tue.

9:00 a.m.

Grades due

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SPRING 2022 (*dates subject to change) Jan. 4, Tue. Jan. 8, Sat.

Payment plan signed or full spring payment made 2:00 p.m.

Residence halls open for Winter Session students

Jan. 10-14, Mon.-Fri.

Winter Session

Jan. 14, Fri.

Residence halls open for new students

Jan. 15, Sat.

2:00 p.m.

Residence halls open for returning students

JANUARY

Last day to Add/Drop on the portal Jan. 17, Mon.

Semester begins Online Spring Module 1 classes begin MLK Jr. Day – no residential classes – offices closed

Jan. 18, Tues.

Charge for Add/Drops begins

Jan. 23, Sun.

Last Day of 100% refund (Mod 1 Online)

Jan. 24, Mon.

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

MARCH

FEB.

Last day for 100% refund of fees (residential) Jan. 30, Sun.

Last day for 75% Refund (Mod 1 Online)

Jan. 31, Mon.

Last day for 90% refund of fees (residential)

Feb. 1, Tues.

Payment #1 due

Feb. 6, Sun.

Last day for 50% Refund (Mod 1 Online)

Feb. 7, Mon.

Last day for 75% refund of fees (residential)

Feb. 21-23, Mon.-Wed.

Preaching-Teaching Convention

Feb. 20, Sun.

Last day to drop (no refund Mod 1 Online)

Feb. 28, Mon.

Last day for 60% refund of fees (residential)

Mar. 1, Tues.

Payment #2 due

Mar. 7, Mon.

Last day for 25% refund of fees (residential)

Mar. 14, Mon.

Online Spring Module 2 classes begin

Mar. 20, Sun.

Last day for 100% refund (Mod 2 Online)

Mar. 21, Mon.

Online Spring Module 1 grades due

Mar. 19-27, Sat.-Sun.

Spring Break – no residential classes (Residence halls close Sat., March 19, 10:00 a.m.; reopen Sat., March 26, 2:00 p.m.)

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Mar. 27, Sun.

Last day for 75% refund (Mod 2 Online)

Apr. 1, Thurs.

Payment #3 due

APRIL

Institutional and Memorial Grant Application deadline for spring (must also have FAFSA in to be considered for I&M Grant) Apr. 3, Sun.

Last day for 50% refund (Mod 2 Online)

Apr. 4, Mon.

Last day for dropping a course (residential) Last day for withdrawing from school

Apr. 4-Aug. 14*

Registration open for fall semester*

Apr. 1-2, Fri.-Sat.

Women’s Event

Apr. 15, Fri.

Good Friday – no residential classes – offices closed

Apr. 17, Sun.

Last day to drop (no refund, Mod 2 Online)

May 1, Sun.

Payment #4 due

MAY

May 5, Thurs.

9:30 a.m.

Baccalaureate Service

May 6, Fri.

Last class day

May 9-12, Mon.-Thur.

Final Exams

May 12, Thurs.

Spring semester closes

May 14, Sat.

10:00 a.m.

Commencement

4:00 p.m.

Residence halls close

May 16, Mon. May 20, Fri.

Online Spring Mod 2 Grades Due 9:00 a.m.

Grades due

May 30-July 24, Mon.-Sun.

Online Summer School

June 6, Mon.

Last day for 100% refund (Online Summer)

June 12, Sun.

Last day for 75% refund (Online Summer)

June 19, Sun.

Last day for 50% refund (Online Summer)

July 3, Sun.

Last day to drop (no refund, Online Summer)

Aug. 1, Sun.

9:00 a.m.

Online Summer School Grades Due

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COMMUNICATION DIRECTORY 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

Donor Engagement Office

Alumni engagement

Advancement 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 on campus. Chapel services are open to the public at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays while school is in session. Offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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