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2023-2024 ACADEMIC DEGREE PLAN

Doctor

BS in Pre-medicine and Biblical Studies

In addition to the specified general education courses, this academic major requires 30 lower division and 42 upper division credits as follows: Lower Division (30-32 units) MED 110 General Biology (3 credits) MED 110L General Biology Lab (1 credit) MED 120 General Chemistry (3 credits) MED 120L General Chemistry Lab (1 credit) COM 120 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3 credits) MED 130 Fundamentals of Physics (3 credits) MED 130L Fundamentals of Physics Lab (1 credit) MED 210 Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits) MED 210L Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1 credit) MED 220 General Microbiology (3 credits) MED 220L General Microbiology Lab (1 credit) MED 240 Organic Chemistry (3 credits) MED 240L Organic Chemistry Lab (1 credit) RSCH 250 Research Methods & Design (3 credits) Upper Division (42 units) MED 300 Medical Terminology (3 credits) MED 310 Ethics in Medicine (3 credits) MED 320 History of Medicine (3 credits) MED 330 Principles of Biochemistry (3 credits) MED 330L Principles of Biochemistry Lab (1 credits) MED 340 Molecular and Cellular Biology (3 credits) MED 400 Modern Pharmacology (4 credits) MED 420 Pathophysiology (4 credits) MED 430 Advanced Biochemistry (3 credits) MED 430L Advanced Biochemistry Lab (1 credits) MED 440 Epigenetics (4 credits) SCI 450 Directed Research in Medicine (3 credits) SCI 495 Senior Pre-med Capstone (3 credits) 
 SCI 499 Pre-med Internship (4 credits)

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BS in Political Science/Pre-Law and Biblical Studies

In addition to the specified general education courses, this academic major requires 30 lower division and 40 upper division credits as follows: Lower Division (30 credits)
 PS 101 The History of Political Science (3 credits)
 PS 120 American Politics (3 credits)
 PS 125 Introduction to Political Science (3 credits)
 PS 140 Constitutional Law (3 credits) 
PS 150 Comparative Politics and Government (3 credits)
 PS 200 Global Political Economies (3 credits)
 PS 210 Law, Morality, and War (3 credits)
 PS 230 American Foreign Relations (3 credits)
 PS 240 Intro to Microeconomics (3 credits) RSCH 250 Research Methods & Design (3 credits) Upper Division (40 credits)
 PS 300 Terrorism, Antiterrorism, and Homeland Security (3 credits)
 PS 310 Early Political Processes and Theories (3 credits)
 PS 320 Modern Political Processes and Theories (3 credits)
 PS 330 Introduction to Political Theory (3 credits) 
PS 340 Introduction to Law (3 credits)
 PS 350 Urban Politics (3 credits)
 PS 400 International Politics (3 credits) 
PS 410 The American Political System (3 credits)
 PS 420 Intro to Macroeconomics (3 credits)
 PS 430 Laws, Politics, and Justice (3 credits)
 PS 440 Advanced Seminar in Political Science (3 credits) 
PS 495 Senior Political Science Capstone (3 credits)
 PS 499 Political Science Internship (4 credits)

Round Library

BA in Education and Biblical Studies

In addition to the specified general education courses, this academic major requires 30 lower division and 40 upper division credits as follows: Lower Division (30 credits) TE 100 History of Education (3 credits) TE 110 Educational Methodology (3 credits) TE 120 Introduction to Curriculum Design (3 credits) TE 130 Educational Psychology (3 credits) TE 140 Human Development (3 credits) TE 200 Diverse Learning Styles (3 credits) TE 210 Classroom Management (3 credits) TE 220 Educational Technology (3 credits) TE 230 The Compassionate Classroom (3 credits) RSCH 250 Research Methods & Design (3 credits) Upper Division (40 credits) TE 300 Ethics in Education (3 credits) TE 310 Elementary Teaching Methodologies (3 credits) TE 320 Secondary Teaching Methodologies (3 credits) TE 330 Introduction to Human Motivation (3 credits) TE 340 Introduction to Assessment (3 credits) TE 350 Teaching the Social Sciences (3 credits) TE 400 Teaching STEM (3 credits) TE 410 Teaching the Bible (3 credits) TE 420 Teaching Arts and Activity (3 credits) PSY 430 Conflict Negotiation and Resolution (3 credits) TE 440 Applied Research in Education (3 credits)
 TE 495 Senior Educational Methodology Capstone (3 credits) TE 499 Senior Teaching Internship (4 credits)

Doctor

BS in Entrepreneurship and Biblical Studies

In addition to the specified general education courses, this academic major requires 30 lower division and 40 upper division credits as follows: Lower Division (30 credits) ENT 100 History of Entrepreneurship (3 credits) COM 120 Business and Organizational Communication (3 credits) BUS 130 Developing a Business Plan (3 credits) ENT 140 Strategic Management and Innovation (3 credits) ENT 150 Global Lessons in Entrepreneurship (3 credits) BUS 200 Business Administration (3 credits) ENT 210 Pathways to Entrepreneurship (3 credits) COM 220 Intercultural Communication (3 credits) BUS 240 Small Business Management (3 credits) RSCH 250 Research Methods & Design (3 credits) Upper Division (40 credits) BUS 300 Business Ethics (3 credits) COM 310 Organizational Leadership (3 credits) BUS 320 Foundations of Microeconomics (3 credits) BUS 340 New Venture Financing (3 credits) BUS 350 Introduction to Business Law (3 credits) BUS 360 Marketing and Sales (3 credits) BUS 400 Foundations of Macroeconomics (3 credits) BUS 410 Building a Sustainable Enterprise (3 credits) ENT 420 Running a Family Business (3 credits) PSY 430 Conflict Negotiation and Resolution (3 credits) ENT 440 Applied Research in Entrepreneurship (3 credits) ENT 450 Entrepreneurship Capstone Project (3 credits)
 ENT 499 Entrepreneurship Internship (4 credits)

Live Performance

BA in Communication and Biblical Studies, Music Emphasis 

In addition to the specified general education courses, this academic major requires 30 lower division, 40 upper division credits, and 15 emphasis credits as follows: Lower Division (30 units) COM 110 History of Communication (3 credits)
 COM 120 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3 credits) COM 150 Writing for Journalism and Sales (3 credits) COM 190 Narrative Storytelling (3 credits) COM 200 Media and Worldview (3 credits) COM 215 Ethics in Communication (3 credits) COM 220 Communication in Film and Media (3 credits) COM 230 Advertising and Persuasive Communication (3 credits) COM 245 Motivational Speaking (3 credits) RSCH 250 Research Methods & Design (3 credits)
 Upper Division (40 units) COM 310 Interpersonal Communication (3 credits) COM 320 Small Group Communication (3 credits) COM 340 Conflict Management (3 credits) COM 350 Argumentation and Debate (3 credits) PSY 330 Personality Psychology (3 credits) COM 340 Intercultural Communication (3 credits) COM 350 Theories of Communication (3 credits) COM 400 Organizational Communication and Leadership (3 credits) COM 410 Gender Communication (3 credits) COM 420 Crisis Communication (3 credits) PSY 430 Conflict Negotiation and Resolution (3 credits) COM 450 Senior Communication Capstone (3 credits) COM 499 Communication Internship (4 credits) Emphasis in Music (15 units) 
 MUS 100 Applied Voice/Instrument (1 credits)
 MUS 200 Beginning Keyboard (1 credits)
 MUS 250 Music Theory (3 credits)
 MUS 300 Survey of World Music (3 credits)
 MUS 410 Psychology of Music (3 credits)
 MUS 450 Music Recital/Performance/Practicum (3 credits)

Public Speaker

BA in Communication and Biblical Studies, Entrepreneurship Emphasis 

In addition to the specified general education courses, this academic major requires 30 lower division, 40 upper division credits, and 15 emphasis credits as follows: Lower Division (30 units) COM 110 History of Communication (3 credits)
 COM 120 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3 credits) COM 150 Writing for Journalism and Sales (3 credits) COM 190 Narrative Storytelling (3 credits) COM 200 Media and Worldview (3 credits) COM 215 Ethics in Communication (3 credits) COM 220 Communication in Film and Media (3 credits) COM 230 Advertising and Persuasive Communication (3 credits) COM 245 Motivational Speaking (3 credits) RSCH 250 Research Methods & Design (3 credits)
 Upper Division (40 units) COM 310 Interpersonal Communication (3 credits) COM 320 Small Group Communication (3 credits) COM 340 Conflict Management (3 credits) COM 350 Argumentation and Debate (3 credits) PSY 330 Personality Psychology (3 credits) COM 340 Intercultural Communication (3 credits) COM 350 Theories of Communication (3 credits) COM 400 Organizational Communication and Leadership (3 credits) COM 410 Gender Communication (3 credits) COM 420 Crisis Communication (3 credits) PSY 430 Conflict Negotiation and Resolution (3 credits) COM 450 Senior Communication Capstone (3 credits) COM 499 Communication Internship (4 credits) Emphasis in Entrepreneurship (15 units) 
 ENT 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 credits) 
 BUS 130 Developing a Business Plan (3 credits) 
BUS 200 Business Administration (3 credits)
 BUS 360 Marketing and Sales (3 credits)
 ENT 450 Entrepreneurship Capstone Project (3 credits)

Psychotherapy

BS in Psychology and Biblical Studies

In addition to the specified general education courses, this academic major requires 30 lower division and 40 upper division credits as follows: Lower Division (30-32 units) PSY 100 Intro to Psychology (3 credits) PSY 150 Social Psychology (3 credits) PSY 180 Personality Psychology (3 credits)
 PSY 200 The Psychology of Aging (3 units) 
 PSY 210 Cross-cultural Psychology (3 credits)
 PSY 220 Intro to Neuroscience (3 credits)
 PSY 250 Statistics for the Social Sciences (3 credits)
 PSY 270 Experimental Psychology (3 credits) 
PSY 280 Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
 RSCH 250 Research Methods & Design (3 credits) Upper Division (40 credits) PSY 300 The History of Psychology (3 credits) PSY 310 Ethics in Psychology (3 credits)
 PSY 330 Sensation and Perception (3 credits)
 PSY 340 Learning (3 credits)
 PSY 350 Human Cognition (3 credits)
 PSY 380 Human Motivation (3 credits)
 PSY 400 Theories and Methods of Integration (3 credits)
 PSYC 410 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
 PSYC 420 Psychology of the Family (3 credits)
 PSYC 430 The Psychology of Addictions (3 credits)
 PSYC 440 Current Issues in Psychology (3 credits)
 PSY 450 Senior Psychology Capstone (3 credits)
 PSY 499 Psychology Internship (4 credits)

Car Mechanic

BS in Mechanical Engineering and Biblical Studies

In addition to the specified general education courses, this academic major requires 30 lower division and 40 upper division credits as follows: 
 Lower Division (30 credits) ENG 100 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (3 credits) ENG 120 Statistics for Engineering (3 credits) ENG 140 Engineering Dynamics (3 credits) ENG 160 Philosophy of Design (3 credits) MED 120 General Chemistry (3 credits) ENG 200 Measurement and Data Analysis (3 credits) ENG 220 Introduction to Design and Modeling (3 credits) MAT 230 Calculus (3 credits) ENG 240 Introduction to Thermodynamics (3 credits) RSCH 250 Research Methods & Design (3 credits) Upper Division (40 credits) ENG 300 History of Engineering (3 credits) ENG 310 System Dynamics (3 credits) ENG 320 Mechanical Vibrations (3 credits) ENG 340 Strength Testing (3 credits) ENG 350 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits) ENG 370 Heat Transfer (3 credits) ENG 400 Mechanics of Materials (3 credits) ENG 410 Linear Analysis (3 credits) ENG 420 General Physics (3 credits) ENG 430 Subtractive Manufacturing (3 credits) ENG 440 Introduction to Electronics (3 credits) ENG 450 Senior Engineering Capstone (3 credits) ENG 499 Engineering Internship (4 credits)

Computer Programming

BS in Computer Sciences and Biblical Studies

In addition to the specified general education courses, this academic major requires 31 lower division and 42 upper division credits as follows: Lower Division (31 credits) COR 100 Foundations in Computer Science History: 3 credits 
 COM 102 Interpersonal Communication: 3 credits
 BUS 104 Information Systems and Computer Application: 3 credits
 CS 102 Fundamentals of Information Technology: 3 credits
 CS 109 Introduction to IT Programming: 3 credits 
 CS 150 Web Development Foundations: 3 credits 
 CS 202 Network and System Security: 3 credits 
CS 210 Business of IT Project Management: 3 credits 
 CS 215 Business of IT: Applications: 3 credits 
 SCI 250 Integrated Physical Sciences: 3 credits 
 SCI 251 Natural Science Lab: 1 credit Upper Division (42 credits) CS 300 Scripting and Programming, Foundations: 3 credits CS 310 Computer Architecture: 3 credits CS 315 Introduction to Computer Systems: 3 credits CS 320 Data Structures and Algorithms I: 3 credits
 CS 330 Data Structures and Algorithms II: 3 credits CS 370 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence: 3 credits CS 390 Programming I: Problem Solving: 3 credits CS 410 Discrete Mathematics and Functional Programming: 3 credits BUS 311 Project Management: 3 credits CS 420 Programming II: Object-Oriented Design: 3 credits CS 425 Software Development: 3 credits CS 440 Hacking and Ethical Issues in Technology: 3 credits CS 450 Computer Science Capstone Project: 3 credits 
 CS 499 Computer Science Internship: 3 credits

Young Doctor

BS in Nursing and Biblical Studies

In addition to the specified general education courses, this academic major requires 30 lower division and 40 upper division credits as follows: Lower Division (30-32 units) NUR 100 Introduction to Nursing (3 credits) MED 110 General Biology (3 credits) NUR 150 Emergency Care (3 credits) MED 210 Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits) COM 220 Intercultural Communication (3 credits) MED 220 General Microbiology (3 credits) MED 240 Organic Chemistry (3 credits) MED 220L General Microbiology Lab (1 credit) PSY 240 Developmental Psychology (3 credits) RSCH 250 Research Methods & Design (3 credits) Upper Division (40 credits) MED 300 Medical Terminology (3 credits) MED 310 Ethics in Medicine (3 credits) MED 320 History of Nursing (3 credits) COM Fundamentals of Human Communication (3 credits) NUR 350 Community Health Care and Problem Solving (3 credits) NUR 360 International Health Care Practices (3 credits) MED 400 Modern Pharmacology (3 credits) MED 420 Pathophysiology (3 credits) NUR 430 Maternal Development (3 credits) NUR 435 Child Development (3 credits) NUR 440 Mental Health and Well-being (3 credits) NU 450 Senior Nursing Capstone (3 credits) NU 499 Nursing Internship/Clinicals (4 credits)

Fully Accredited Partner Degrees 2024-2025

CVCU is thrilled to announce our new fully-accredited partner degree programs on our CVCU campus! Through a unique partnership with several Christian institutions, CVCU will offer a host of new degrees, trades, and graduate programs in keeping with our debt-free programming and our Signature Socratic model. Launching Summer 2024: Start your future today! 

Undergraduate (Bachelor Degree) Programs: 

Criminal Justice 

Business Administration 

Communication 

Cybersecurity 

Global Education Studies

Addictions Counseling 

Life Coaching Specialist 

Professional Pilot/Aviation 

Nursing, Post Licensure (RN-BSN) 

Health Sciences, Pre-clinical 

Psychology 

Marketing 

Digital Media and Design 

Certificates: Certificate in Arts and Trauma Healing 

 

Graduate (Masters Degree) Programs: 

Masters of Divinity 

Secondary Teaching 

Counseling

Human Resource Management 

Information Technology Leadership 

Organizational Leadership 

Social Work 

Special Education

Pastoral Care and Counseling 

Trade (Associate Degree) Programs:  

AS: Construction Technology 

AAS: Electrical Technicians Studies 

AAS: HVAC Technician Services 

AAS: Science; Plumbing Technician Services

Brush Strokes

Certificate in Arts & Trauma Healing

The Graduate Certificate in Arts and Trauma Healing equips students to guide others through culturally relevant artistic modalities for trauma healing. This program provides an ongoing mentored learning experience that emphasizes interpersonal skills and integrates academic learning directly into practical use.

Cockpit

Professional Pilot Program

If you’ve ever thought about a career in aviation, you need a learning pathway that prepares you for your career goals with both flight training and the degree to back it up. The associate-level professional pilot program partners with flight schools to bring you local flight training as well as flexible online classes. This unique, faith-based program will give you comprehensive knowledge to pursue professional pilot jobs and other careers in the aviation industry.

Law

BS in Criminal Justice

Complete your bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and prepare for a lifelong career of service with honor and integrity. The Bachelor of Science with a major in Criminal Justice prepares you for a variety of careers that work toward justice, prevention, and the protection of your community. From corrections and law enforcement to victim’s advocate positions, this criminal justice degree offers you tactics, theories, and principles to help you advance in your desired career path.

Video Game

BS in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity experts can be an organization’s first line of defense against the dangers that threaten its technology and systems. Currently, more open positions exist in this growing field than there are qualified candidates. Take advantage of those career opportunities with the online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program. With hands-on assignments, an innovative online lab environment, and experienced instructors, you’ll develop the skills you need to combat and defend against hackers with malicious intent.

Psychotherapy

BS in Addictions Counseling

Prepare for a fulfilling and challenging career working with individuals and families in crisis. This faith-based degree in addictions counseling is not just an evidence-based program that produces excellent practitioners—it’s an online degree that prepares you emotionally and spiritually for the work God has called you to do helping addicted individuals. Unique to our program are synchronous elements offered alongside supervision from experienced faculty members to help you develop as a professional in the field. You’ll be equipped to work in the court system, domestic violence shelters, inpatient facilities, and your state’s Department of Correction. Do the important work of restoration, reunifying families, and healing lives.

Sitting with Notebooks

BA in Life Coaching

Are you called to help others discover their gifts and talents? Do you feel led to be a beacon of hope to those who are oppressed and overwhelmed? Do you want to improve your communication skills to serve others with increased confidence and direction? The Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Life Coaching will prepare you to empower others to achieve personal and professional success.

Security Monitoring Screens

BS in Global Security & Strategy Management

Our country needs out-of-the-box, strategic thinkers who can address, manage, and navigate security threats across the world. With a Bachelor of Science in Global Security & Strategy Management, you can build on your military experience and prepare yourself for a rewarding career in intelligence, security, or strategy management.

Nice Nurse

BS in Nursing (Post Licensure (RN-BSN)

This program is specifically designed for individuals who are already licensed as a Registered Nurse. As such, all applicants must present proof of an unencumbered RN license. The BSN is required for several specialty specific certifications, but those depend on the nurse’s practice specialty.

Therapy Session

Masters Degree in Psychology

If you’re fascinated by what motivates people or you love trying to understand human relationships, the fully online Master of Arts in Psychology can help you cultivate a life abundant with meaning and purpose—and help other people build richer lives as well. With specializations in Life Coaching and Positive Psychology and Industrial and Organizational Psychology, you’ll develop into a competent and ethical professional that approaches psychology through the lens of your faith. This program prepares you for work in a variety of professional settings, whether you have a limited background in psychology or you hold an undergraduate degree in the field. You’ll also be able to pursue and implement your personal research interests.

Life coaching

Masters Degree in Counseling

Candidates must complete core, clinical experience, specialization, and elective courses as advised by the Graduate Counseling department. In addition, individualized programs of study can be designed which enable students to fulfill requirements for multiple specializations and license types.

Leadership Presentation

Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership

People who lead well can make a difference in their organizations and communities, advancing the mission by inspiring others. This master’s degree gives you the opportunity to solve real-world problems in your organization. Along the way, you’ll get the feedback and support you need to gain confidence and advance your career. Start applying your knowledge immediately, and be ready for next opportunity with a master’s degree in organizational leadership.

Seniors Socializing

Masters Degree in Social Work

Students will receive an integrative practice approach to the social work profession while learning to draw on individual and community strengths to work toward social change and justice in their respective communities. Advanced Practice social workers employ a range of problem-solving processes and clinical and research-based theories while using the skills of assessment, planning, contracting, implementation, evaluation and termination as they work with various client systems to enhance functioning and improve well-being. The MSW Social Work program provides a Christian and biblical worldview perspective on social and economic justice and the intrinsic worth of all people. The generalist curriculum provides generalist social work theory, practice, policy, and research perspectives. The advanced generalist specialty practice curriculum provides theory, practice, policy, and research in advanced generalist social work practice with an emphasis on clinical knowledge and skills.

Art Class

Masters Degree in Special Education

The Master of Science (M.S.) program with a major in Special Education Teaching is designed to deepen your teaching ability by equipping you to develop culturally responsive teaching skills and effective research and technology tools for students with exceptionalities.

General Education Requirements
All Majors, 2023-2024

CVCU General Education (GE) Requirements
Units per course
Units per focus
GE Focus 1: Biblical History and Worldview
9
GOV 200: Biblical Governance and Economics
3
THEO 100: New Testament Principles and Practices
3
THEO 120: Apologetics: Science and the Christian
3
GE Focus 2: Written and Oral Communication
9
COM 105: Strategic Business Communication
3
RSCH 200: Statistical Analysis and Research Writing
3
COM 150: Speech and Debate
3
GE Focus 3: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
9
PHIL 200: Philosophy, Christianity, and World Religions
3
SCI 100: Biological Sciences
3
MAT 120: Algebraic Functions and Logical Analysis
3
GE Focus 3: History and Social Sciences
9
PSY 150: General Psychology
3
HIS 200: Survey of World History
3
HIS 250: Survey of American History
3
GE Focus 4: Arts and Humanities
6
THE 100 Introduction to Theater
3
FA 150 Introduction to Fine Arts
3
MUS 165 Introduction to Classical Music
3
GE Focus 5: Personal Development
9
PD 101: Career Forecasting*
3
PD 120 Personal Finance
3
PD 200 Personal Fitness and Nutrition
3
PSY 250 Marriage and Family
3
Total GE
51 units
Total Units for Graduation: 51 GE, 40 LD, 30 UD
Plus LD/UD
121 units
GE Focus 1: Biblical History and Worldview
9
GOV 200: Biblical Governance and Economics
3
THEO 100: New Testament Principles and Practices
3
THEO 120: Apologetics: Science and the Christian
3
GE Focus 2: Written and Oral Communication
9
COM 105: Strategic Business Communication
3
RSCH 200: Statistical Analysis and Research Writing
3
COM 150: Speech and Debate
3
GE Focus 3: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
9
PHIL 200: Philosophy, Christianity, and World Religions
3
SCI 100: Biological Sciences
3
MAT 120: Algebraic Functions and Logical Analysis
3
GE Focus 3: History and Social Sciences
9
PSY 150: General Psychology
3
HIS 200: Survey of World History
3
HIS 250: Survey of American History
3
GE Focus 4: Arts and Humanities
6
THE 100 Introduction to Theater
3
FA 150 Introduction to Fine Arts
3
MUS 165 Introduction to Classical Music
3
GE Focus 5: Personal Development
9
PD 101: Career Forecasting*
3
PD 120 Personal Finance
3
PD 200 Personal Fitness and Nutrition
3
PSY 250 Marriage and Family
3
Total GE
51 units
Total Units for Graduation: 51 GE, 40 LD, 30 UD
Plus LD/UD
121 units
General Bible Education / CVCU Signature Classes
Credits
APOL 101 Science and the Christian (GE)
3
BIB 250 Biblical Governance and Economics (GE)
3
Lower Division: 9 units required
BIB 100 The Gospels
3
BIB 200 The Pauline Epistles
3
BIB 280 Major Prophets in the Old Testament
3
Upper Division: 9 units required
BIB 300 Minor Prophets in the Old Testament
3
BIB 350 The Pentateuch
3
BIB 400 Wisdom Literature
3
BIB 450 Prophetic Literature
3
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