Bachelor of Arts in Social Services with Christian Ministries Concentration

This program is offered at the Memphis and DeSoto campuses.

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.  This degree prepares students to serve in churches, social services agencies and other faith based organizations.

The Bachelor of Arts in Social Services

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.


Curriculum Summary

Course # Course Name Credits
PSY203 General Psychology 3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC202 The Family 3
PSY243 Human Growth and Development 3
PSY312 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC201 Social Problems 3
PSY340 Counseling Theory and Techniques 3
SOC220 Race, Gender and Diversity 3
SOC310 Death, Dying and Grief 3
PSY342 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3
BIB360 Global Social Responsibility 3
SOC350 Social Services Practice I 3
SOC351 Social Services Practice II 3
S0C370 Social Service Field Experience 3
WVC401 Kingdom Life 3
  General Ed 40
Core 45
  Electives (including concentration) 39
  Total 124
Christian Ministry Concentration  (Select 12 hours from this list)
BIB334 Law Books and Wisdom Literature 3
BIB335 Gospels and Letters 3
BIB344 Israel's History 3
BIB345 Kingdom History 3
BIB375 Outreach Ministry in Context 3
BIB385 Shepherding Ministry in Context 3
BIB395 God's Kingdom Through History 3
BIB470 Non-Profit Administration 3