The purpose of the English curriculum is to improve a student’s ability to think, read, and write effectively. This purpose is accomplished through activities which require a student to analyze and evaluate written texts and to apply principles of effective communication to his own writing. The exposure to noted literary works offers worthy models for student imitation and acquaints students with enduring literary achievements. A student may declare a minor in English by successful completion of the 12 required credits and a minimum of 6 additional credits from the elective list below.

Required Courses

  • Composition I (3)
  • Composition II (3)
  • English Literature (3)
  • American Literature (3)

Elective Courses

  • Children’s Literature (3)
  • Christian Literature (3)
  • World Literature (3)
  • Advanced Grammar (3)
  • Teaching English (3)
The purpose of the history minor is to educate students in how human societies change over time: in daily lives; through commerce; in response to crisis; and in interaction with other cultures in order to prepare them to understand and appropriately analyze their world in a manner that will spiritually strengthen each student to appreciate God’s providence in every circumstance of the past. A student may declare a minor in history by successfully completing the 18 required credits and a minimum of 2 additional credits from the elective list below:

Required Courses

  • U.S. History I (3)
  • U.S. History II (3)
  • History of Western Civilization I (3)
  • History of Western Civilization II (3)
  • Church History (3)
  • Baptist History (3)

Elective Courses

  • Cultures and Geography of the Bible (2)
  • Civil War and Reconstruction (2)
  • Economics (3)
  • World Geography (3)
  • American Government (3)
The Music curriculum prepares men and women for music ministry in a local church. The program emphasizes both music theory and the practical applications of music to worship in the church. The program is provided for those that have a desire to serve as music directors and musicians in church ministry. A music minor can be earned through a 26 credit-hour program over a three year period. All music minors are subject to approval by the music department advisor. The courses to be taken are listed below. Please note that students are only required to take either band or choir.

Music Minor Core Courses- 21 credits

  • Fundamentals of Music (2)
  • Music Theory (3)
  • Class Voice (2)
  • Principles of Music (2)
  • Hymnology (2)
  • Choral/Band Conducting (2)
  • Beginning Piano (2)
  • Choir/Band (1 credit per semester) (4)
  • Music Field Practicum (2)

Electives- 5 credits

  • Beginning Hymn Playing (2)
  • Music Field Practicum (2-4)
  • Applied Music (1-4)
  • Instrument Introduction (2)

Note: Core Music Field Practicum credits require the student to either accompany or direct a choir or band
for one semester. Elective Music Field Practicum credits may include giving piano or instrument lessons.

The Church Office Management curriculum prepares students for work in a professional office, particularly in a Christian ministry. Students receive instruction in traditional office competencies and current business technologies and are equipped for success as Christians in the workplace. A Church Business minor can be earned through 18 credit hours chosen from the following courses. A minimum of four credit hours is required from each category.

Church Office Management

  • Introduction to Business (2)
  • Records Management (2)
  • Introduction to Accounting (3)
  • Financial Procedures for Non-Profits (3)
  • Business Communications (3)
  • Office Procedures (2)
  • Interpersonal Communications (3)
  • Principles of Marketing (3)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (3)
  • Principles of Management (3)

Computer Applications

  • Advanced Keyboarding (2)
  • Word Processing (2)
  • Database Management (2)
  • Desktop Publishing (2)
  • Computer and Finances (2)
The Youth Ministries curriculum prepares students for ministering to young people and their families through a variety of programs in the context of the local church. Special emphasis is given to understanding and effectively working with those who are in their teen years A youth minor can be earned through 18 credit hours chosen from the following courses:

Required Courses

  • Youth Ministry Philosophy and Leadership (2)
  • Human Growth and Development (2)
  • Youth Ministry Programs and Methods (2)
  • Teaching Methods (2)
  • Christian Leadership (2)
  • Biblical Counseling (2)

Elective Courses

  • Personal Evangelism (2)
  • Philosophy of Christian Education (2)
  • Marriage and the Family (2)
  • Principles of Music (2)
  • Sunday School Administration (2)
  • Survey of Church Ministries (2)