2021-2022 University Catalog

Bachelor Degree Requirements

Requirements for B.A. or B.S.

  • B.A. or B.S.: 124 Semester Hours Total
  • Bible & Theology Core: 18 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/Theology Core Required Courses

Select three of the four Bible courses, both theology courses and one Bible or Theology elective for a total of 18 credits.
BIB 107Genesis through Song of Solomon

3

BIB 112Gospel, Acts, Revelation

3

BIB 308Isaiah through Malachi

3

BIB 315Pauline & General Epistles

3

TH 317Theology I

3

TH 318Theology II

3

Bible or Theology Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:18

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 from other institutions may choose to take advantage of a reduced Bible/Theology Core requirement for transfer students. Transfer students should let the Registrar’s office know if they want to complete the 18-credit Bible/Theology minor instead of the reduced-credit transfer option.

Sophomores (31-60 applicable transfer credits) need to complete 12 hours of the core

BIB 107Genesis through Song of Solomon

3

OR

BIB 308Isaiah through Malachi

3

 

BIB 112Gospel, Acts, Revelation

3

OR

BIB 315Pauline & General Epistles

3

 

TH 310Survey of Theology

3

Bible or Theology Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Students can choose to take TH 317 and TH 318 instead of TH 310 and a Bible/Theology Elective.

Juniors and Seniors (61-93+ applicable transfer credits) only need to complete 9 hours in the Bible/Theology core.  Follow chart above for sophomores, but exclude the Bible/Theology Elective.

Choose from the following major or minor options:

  • Accounting
  • Biblical and Theological Studies
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Business and Organizational Psychology
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Global Studies
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Human Resources Management
  • Ministry and Pastoral Leadership
  • Professional Sales
  • Psychology
  • Supply Chain Management
  • TESOL
  • Youth and Educational Ministries

General Education Requirements

48 Semester Hours Required

To promote educational breadth, all students completing a Bachelors degree are required to complete work in each of six groups representing comprehensive­ fields of knowledge: English composition, speech, religious­ and ministry studies, human­ities, social sciences, science, and math. 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 3 5
Career Development 2 3
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 from the options listed below.  Students must choose at least one course from each of the following areas: fine arts, literature and philosophy.

1. Fine Arts

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

PHL 102Intro to Philosophy & Christian Thought

3

PHL 302Introduction to Ethics

3

4. Humanities Elective

Humanities electives can include the courses listed below and additional courses from the other humanities categories of fine arts, literature or philosophy.
BL 100Introduction to Biblical Languages

3

COM 210Digital Literacy

3

GRK 111Greek Grammar I

4

GRK 112Greek Grammar II

4

GRK 351Greek Reading & Syntax

3

GRK 352Greek Exegesis

3

HEB 121Hebrew Grammar I

4

HEB 122Hebrew Grammar II

4

HEB 321Hebrew Reading

3

HEB 322Hebrew Reading and Exegesis

3

LAN 101Introduction to World Languages

3

LAN 102Introduction to World Languages

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

3

MTH 224Statistics

3

SCI 201Concepts of Fitness & Wellness

3

4. History

HST 101History of Western Civilization

3

HST 102History of Western Civilization

3

HST 201U.S. History to 1865

3

HST 202U.S. 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. Diversity

Choose one of the following:*

COM 306Intercultural Communication

3

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.

3 semester hours required

F. Career Development

GE 290Career Development

2

2 semester hours required