2019-2020 University Catalog

Bachelor of Arts Requirements

Requirements for B.A.

  • B.A.: 124 Semester Hours Total
  • Bible Core: 30 Semester Hours Required, see below for transfer reduction
  • Major: 30 or More Semester Hours
  • Additional minor: 18-24 Semester Hours
  • Additional Advanced Concentration: 12-19 Semester Hours
  • Electives: Varies depending on major or minor choice.

Bible Core Required Courses

BIB 105OT Literature: Pentateuch & Historical Books

3

BIB 112NT Literature: Gospel, Acts, Revelation

3

BIB 104Bible Study Methods

3

BIB 305OT Literature: Prophets & Poetic Books

3

BIB 316NT Lit: Pauline & General Epistles

3

TH 307Theology I

4

TH 308Theology II

4

TH 412Integration of Faith & Learning Wkshp

1

Bible or Theology Electives

6

Electives may be chosen from any of the Bible and Theology courses listed or one year of Greek or Hebrew.

Transfer Student Option

Students who enter Multnomah with transfer credit may choose to take advantage of reduced Bible core requirements for transfer students. Students should let the Registrar’s office know that they want to utilize the transfer option for the Bible core.

Sophomores (31-60 applicable transfer credits) need to complete 21 hours of the core. Take four of the five Bible courses and all three theology courses. No electives are needed.

Juniors (61-92 applicable transfer credits) need to complete 16 hours for the core. Take four of the five Bible courses and Th 310 Survey of Theology (4). No electives are needed.

Seniors (93 or more applicable transfer credits) need to complete 13 hours for the core. Take three of the five Bible courses and Th 310 Survey of Theology (4). No electives are needed. Students who transfer in as seniors still must complete a minimum of 32 credits at Multnomah University.

Choose from the following major or minor options:

  • Accounting
  • Biblical and Theological Studies
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Business and Organizational Psychology
  • Church Leadership
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Global Studies
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • TESOL
  • Youth and Educational Ministries

General Education Requirements

48 Semester Hours Required

To promote educational breadth, all Bachelor of Arts students are required to complete work in each of seven groups representing comprehensive­ fields of knowledge: English composition, speech, religious­ and ministry studies, human­ities, social sciences, science, math, and physical educa­tion. Students ­transferring credits in general education should consult the catalog section, “Transfer of Credit Policies”.

Area Requirements for General Education Courses

SEMESTER
CREDITS
QUARTER
CREDITS
Communication 9 14
Religious and Ministry Studies 4 6
Humanities 12 18
Sciences and Social Sciences 18 27
Diversity 2 3
Physical Education 2 3
Career Development 1 2
Total General Education Required 48 73

A. Communication

ENG 120College Writing

3

ENG 220Critical Reading and Writing

3

Choose one of the following:

COM 205Public Speaking

3

COM 206Interpersonal Communication

3

9 semester hours required

B. Religious and Ministry Studies

GE 100First-Year Success

1

GLS 103Pressing Issues in Global Mission Context

3

4 semester hours required

C. Humanities

Choose a minimum of 12 hours, taking both courses in philosophy and at least one course from fine arts and literature.

1. Fine Arts - Choose one of the following

HUM 101Introduction to Fine Arts

3

HUM 103Music Appreciation

3

HUM 106History of Rock Music

3

2. Literature

ENG 211British Literature

3

ENG 212British Literature

3

ENG 215American Literature

3

ENG 216American Literature

3

ENG 231World Literature

3

ENG 232World Literature

3

ENG 235Literature of J.R.R. Tolkien

3

3. Philosophy (both courses required)

PHL 102Intro to Philosophy & Christian Thought

3

PHL 302Introduction to Ethics

3

12 semester hours required

D. Sciences and Social Sciences

Choose a minimum of 18 hours from the options listed below. Students must choose at least one course from each of the following areas: math, lab science, history and social science. Students need to have at least three courses from the math and science categories.

1. Math

MTH 110Contemporary Math

3

MTH 112College Algebra

3

MTH 113Precalculus

3

MTH 251Calculus I

3

2. Lab Science

BIO 211General Biology I

4

BOT 213Botany I

3

CHM 201General Chemistry I

4

GEO 202Fundamentals of Geology

3

PHY 201College Physics I

4

SCI 202Principles of Food Science

3

3. Additional Math or Science

Select additional course from the list below or the math or lab science categories above:

BIO 222Natural History of NW Vertebrates

3

ECO 211Ecology

3

ENV 201Introduction to Environmental Science

2

MTH 224Statistics

3

SCI 201Concepts of Fitness & Wellness

3

4. History

HST 101History of Western Civilization

3

HST 102History of Western Civilization

3

HST 201US History to 1865

3

HST 202US History 1865-Present

3

HST 210History of Western Science Fiction

3

HST 306History of Christianity

4

5. Social Science

ECN 233Microeconomics

3

ECN 234Macroeconomics

3

SOC 204Cultural Anthropology

3

SOC 313World Religions

3

PS 201Introduction to Political Thought

3

PS 205Foundations of American Politics

3

PS 207Foundations in International Relations

3

PSY 100General Psychology

3

PSY 202Adolescent Psychology

3

PSY 211Human Sexuality

3

PSY 215Social Psychology

3

PSY 304Human Growth and Development

3

PSY 306Educational Psychology

3

PSY 352Introduction to Counseling

3

PSY 361Abnormal Psychology

3

6. Sciences and Social Sciences elective

Sciences and Social Sciences elective can include the courses listed below and additional courses from the five categories above.

HST 315History of American Minorities

3

HST 352Tudor-Stuart England

3

HST 358Early Modern France

3

18 semester hours required

E. Physical Education

PE 106Lifetime Fitness

2

OR

DAN 211Introduction to Dance Technique

3

Student athletes can fulfil their physical education requirement by enrolling in PE 201 or PE 202 for two semesters.

F. Diversity

Choose one of the following:*

CL 306Church Leadership and Diversity

2

COM 306Intercultural Communication

2

ENG 232World Literature

3

ENG 341Minority Voices in American Literature

3

HST 315History of American Minorities

3

LAN 101Introduction to World Languages

3

PSY 374Human Diversity

3

SOC 313World Religions

3

*Study abroad hours may satisfy this requirement. Check with your academic advisor or the Registrar’s office.

2 semester hours required

G. Career Development

GE 290Career Development

1

1 semester hour required