Academics


Criminal Justice

The criminal justice program offers a broad, biblically integrated education in law, criminal justice, political science, sociology, psychology, ethics, and public sector administration. It prepares students for careers in several fields including juvenile and adult services; prison, probation, parole, and community supervision service; and law enforcement at all levels of government. Every criminal justice major will intern with at least one criminal justice agency to gain experience in the field. Internships increase knowledge of the profession, help students perform better in the classroom, and affirm career paths.

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History

The history program encourages students to evaluate the historical narrative based on biblical principle, resulting in an integrated interpretation. Traditionally a key component of the classical liberal arts education, history and the skills demanded by the historical process provide a necessary foundation for learning. The program prepares students for graduate work or for careers in a variety of fields including government, law, business, education, public history, and the Gospel ministry.

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History and Political Science

 The history and political science program offers a broad background of world history, particularly as it relates to the study of political systems; biblical interpretations of history and biblical bases for civil government are emphasized.

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Integrated Social Studies Education

The integrated social studies education program prepares students to teach social studies in public and Christian schools in grades 7–12. Students who complete this curriculum will be licensed by thesState of Ohio and the Association of Christian Schools International. The Ohio teaching license, through reciprocal agreements, is automatically recognized in 42 states. Students select one or more concentrations in the areas of economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology.

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International Studies - Social Science

The international studies major utilizes courses from several academic disciplines to prepare students for a variety of internationally focused careers. Three concentrations enable students to focus on a particular area of interest within the international context.

  • The global economics and international business concentration prepares business-oriented students for careers in international management, marketing, finance, comparative economics, missions, and the foreign service. [More info]
  • The missiology concentration prepares students for a variety of missions-related positions. [More info]
  • The social science concentration prepares students for careers in areas such as the foreign service, international media, international relations, and missions. [More info]

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Political Science

The political science program is designed to prepare students for careers in public policy analysis, international affairs, various levels of government, campaign management, interest groups, journalism, and many others.

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Prelaw

The prelaw program is designed to prepare students for law school and develop thinking and analytic skills needed to perform well on the Law School Aptitude Test (LSAT) and in law school.

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Public Administration

The public administration program prepares students to serve others with a vision toward improving the quality of life in their local community, state, or the nation. This program prepares students for careers in government, nonprofit and business administration, as well as graduate and professional programs in public administration, the social sciences, management, public policy, social work, criminal justice, or law by utilizing courses in political science, business administration, economics, and law.

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Church History

The church history minor provides students with an overview of the history of the Christian church.

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Criminal Justice

A minor in criminal justice allows you to complement your chosen major with a background in law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. You may choose electives from a variety of courses, such as Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, Criminal Evidence, and Police Administration

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History

A minor in history will give you an overview of the history of the United States and the history of civilization. Your courses will cover the religious, social, political, and intellectual development of mankind from a Christian interpretive point of view.

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International Studies - Social Science

A minor in international studies will strengthen your chosen major through exposure to current international issues. You may choose among courses such as Cross-Cultural Communication, Global Issues, or International Relations, and elect to study Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, or the Middle East.

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Political Science

A minor in political science allows you to complement your chosen major with a background in political science. Your courses will include the study of the development and structure of the Constitution and the operation of our national political institutions, as well as an overview of public administration.

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Public Administration

A minor in public administration will complement your chosen major and offer you an excellent foundation for leadership in the public forum. Your course work will give you an understanding of the principles of organization, management, and public policy.

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Public Policy

The public policy minor provides students with an overview of public policymaking in the United States.

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Sociology

A minor in sociology allows you to complement your chosen major with a background in sociology. Your courses will include the study of the structure and processes of social life and will give you an overview of sociology. You may choose electives from a variety of courses, such as Juvenile Delinquency, Concepts of Chemical Dependency, Family and Society, Urban Sociology, and Social Movements.

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