Bachelor of Arts in Social Service
- Concentration in Christian Ministries
- Curriculum Summary
- Course Descriptions
- Course Schedule
- Admission Information
- Application Process
This program is offered only at the Memphis Campus location.
Belhaven College, now Belhaven University, seeks to introduce all students to the study of human behavior and mental processes within a Christian worldview context. The Bachelor of Arts in Social Services degree is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge and prepare students for future study in the field of social services. Emphasis is placed on developing the students' ability to understand and apply social service principles in their everyday lives, and an important goal is to help students in their ability to appropriately interrelate their social service degree and the Christian faith.
Belhaven University has developed each course to build upon the previous one in a sequence. Each course is offered in a six week format. Students meet one night a week for four hours of classroom instruction and periodic project team meetings.
Students interested in a concentration in Christian Ministries to prepare them for further study in the area of Christian Ministry must complete the BASS degree requirements along with eleven additional credits in biblical studies. (See catalogue for specific course information.) This degree prepares students to serve in churches, social services agencies and other faith based organizations.
|Bachelor of Arts in Social Services Curriculum|
|Course #||Course Name||Credits||Weeks|
|BUS301||Advanced Learning Applications||3||5|
|SOC101||Introduction to Sociology||3||6|
|PSY202||General Psychology II||3||5|
|PSY240||Human Growth and Development I||3||6|
|PSY241||Human Growth and Development II||3||5|
|SOC220||Race, Gender and Diversity||3||5|
|PSY342||Psychology of the Exceptional Child||3||6|
|BIB360||Global Social Responsibility||3||5|
|PSY313||Abnormal Psychology I||3||5|
|PSY314||Abnormal Psychology II||3||5|
|SOC310||Death, Dying and Grief||3||5|
|PSY340||Introduction to Counseling Theory and Techniques||3||5|
|SOC350||Social Services Practice I||3||6|
|SOC351||Social Services Practice II||3||5|
|S0C370||Social Service Field Experience||3||*|
|WVC401||Kingdom Life: Family and Workplace||3||5|
As you apply for admission to Belhaven University, you can use this checklist to assist you in the process. Each item required is necessary to apply, be accepted and register at the college. If you have any questions about admission, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. COMPLETE the APPLICATION for Admission
- Minimum age of 21 (If you are unable to meet the admission requirements, please contact the Office of Admission.)
- One year of relevant work experience required
2. REQUEST TRANSCRIPTS
- Download and complete the Transcript Request form from each college previously attended. We will submit that to all colleges/universities you have attended and pay for the transcript request fee for you.
- Students applying with fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit acceptable by Belhaven must also submit an official high school transcript showing the date of graduation. A 2.0 grade point average is required.
- A student who has earned the General Education Development (GED) certificate may be admitted. An official GED transcript must be provided from the State Department of Education of the state that issued the certificate; subscores must be 45 or higher or an average standard score of 50 or higher.
3. TRANSFERRING CREDITS - Transferability of credit notice.
- Full credit is usually allowed for students transferring work from another regionally accredited institution. The registrar will determine if the work is consistent with a liberal arts curriculum. The final decision is made on the basis that work must:
- be from an accredited institution,
- be college level, and
- equal a 2.0 average.
- A veteran who wishes to be assessed for military credit or who will use veteran benefits must submit a copy of Form DD214 and/or DD295 to Belhaven University.
4. SUBMIT TEST SCORES
- Diagnostic Testing will also be available to students in order to determine the students level of Math and English skills.
- All international students whose native language is not English must present an acceptable score of at least 450 paper-based, or 45 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A student with a TOEFL score of 450-524 or iBT score of 45-70 will be required to take English as a Second Language courses before beginning their program of study. If a student scores 525 or higher or a 71 or higher they will not be required to take English as a Second Language courses. Exceptions to this requirement will be considered for students presenting strong verbal scores on the SAT or ACT, or if students provide other evidence of English proficiency acceptable to the University. In registering for the TOEFL, note the Belhaven TOEFL code number is 1055.