Academic Catalog 2013-2014 
    
    Feb 21, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Programs



Wayland Baptist University offers the degrees of Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Christian Ministry, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Each degree provides a specific framework for pursuing a number of academic programs. Some are structured to provide students with a course of study carefully designed to enhance their entry into and success within a variety of career fields such as the arts, business, education, the ministry, math and sciences, and those related to the social sciences. Some are designed to provide the graduate with the preparation required for access to further study at either the professional or graduate level. These include psychology, computer science, engineering, pre-law, and allied health fields, as well as graduate study in a number of disciplines including biology, business, chemistry, counseling, English, history, mathematics, public administration, and religion. Some are designed to enable students to build a degree upon the foundation provided by previous vocational training and/or work experience. Finally, some degree programs have been enhanced through a special honors curriculum to provide a more demanding and in-depth program of study than that included in the regular baccalaureate degree.

In addition, the university offers dual degrees with Texas Tech University in computer science and engineering and a pre-seminary track with certain Southern Baptist seminaries for students wishing to pursue the Master of Divinity or Master of Religious Education degrees. A profile of all undergraduate programs may be found immediately following this section.

Degree programs offered by the university consist of several distinct yet interrelated components. In keeping with the liberal arts tradition of the university, each degree includes a variety of academic disciplines integrated into a carefully designed general education core. This core provides the Wayland student with a general education background upon which to build a meaningful academic degree. Although the nature of a particular degree may suggest some variation in the general education core, core requirements for each degree are consistent with the university’s declared mission of preparing broadly educated individuals. In instances where general education core courses are from the same discipline as the major or minor fields of study, these courses may simultaneously fulfill both core and major/minor requirements. Although these instances should be noted on a student’s degree plan, students should check with their advisors when in doubt.

In addition to the general education core, each degree offered by the university includes a major and a minor field of study and free electives, when needed, to complete degree requirements. Degree designations are based on those disciplines included as major fields of study.

Some degrees, such as the B.S.I.S., B.S.N., and the B.S. degree, replace the traditional major and minor fields of study with a broad-based interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary major and other degrees. Some degrees also contain a pre-professional or professional specialization block of courses designed to prepare the student for entry into a particular career field, such as teaching. Information related to each degree component is contained in the following sections.

General Education Outcomes

The General Education Core at Wayland Baptist University is designed to comprehensively prepare students to be productive, knowledgeable and actively involved citizens. Wayland is a Christian institution of higher learning within the Baptist tradition, and students will be taught from a distinctively Christian worldview across the curriculum. This being established, the General Education Core aims to ensure that:

  1. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills, including verbal, nonverbal, written, visual, and artistic forms of expression.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking, including quantitative, qualitative, collaborative, and creative applications.
  3. Students will demonstrate effective application of information and professional technology.
  4. Students will demonstrate knowledge of current and past cultures and knowledge of the natural and physical world.
  5. Students will demonstrate knowledge of personal, social, and environmental ethics.


University General Education Core Curriculum


The University General Education Core Curriculum is applied to all degrees at Wayland Baptist University with the exception of the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) and the Bachelor of Christian Ministry (B.C.M.) degrees. The full general education core curriculum for these degrees can be found in the degree specific general education core curriculum section.

Notations:


  1. COMS requirement may differ by degree. The B.S.N. specifies COMS 1301  or higher. Students pursuing teacher certification should take COMS 2302 .
  2. ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  should be taken within first year of enrollment.
  3. ECON 2307  cannot be used for students pursuing the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
  4. PSYC 1301  is required for students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
  5. Fine Arts requirements for the B.S.N. specifies ART 1301  or higher or MUSI 1303  or higher. The B.M. degree specifies ART 1301  or studio course or THEA 1303 .
  6. Bachelor of Science in Nursing students must take BIOL 3410 to meet this requirement.
  7. HIST 2301  and HIST 2302  are required for teacher certification.
  8. Wayland Baptist University will not accept RLGN 1301 - Old Testament History  or RLGN 1302 - New Testament History , or their equivalents, from any institution except other Baptist institutions to meet the core requirement in any Wayland degree. If a student has taken RLGN 1301 - Old Testament History  and/or RLGN 1302 - New Testament History , or their equivalents, at any institution except other Baptist institutions, then the student has two options to meet the core requirement: (1) take RLGN 1301  and/or RLGN 1302  at Wayland or (2) take RLGN 4306 , RLGN 4316 , RLGN 4317 , or RLGN 4318  in lieu of RLGN 1301 ; and/or take RLGN 4306 , RLGN 4320 , RLGN 4322 , or RLGN 4324  in lieu of RLGN 1302 . RLGN 4306  may be an option for either RLGN 1301  or RLGN 1302  as stated above, but may not count for both on the same degree plan. No other RLGN/RLED courses may substitute for either RLGN 1301  or RLGN 1302 . The Dean of the School of Religion & Philosophy must approve any exception to this policy. RLGN 1301 - Old Testament History  or RLGN 1302 - New Testament History , or their equivalents, taken at non-Baptist institutions, may be transferred as elective credit with approval of the Dean of the School of Religion and Philosophy and the Registrar.
  9. B.S. degree requires EXSS 1112  and one activity course. Courses marked with an * in the course description section may be used to fulfill this requirement. Students who have served two or more years in the Armed Forces are exempt from EXSS requirements with DD-214 from basic training.

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree


The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) is an inverted degree program which allows individuals to apply a vocational/technical field (i.e., courses, training, or work experience) as credit toward an applied associate’s degree and, in turn, to apply the associate’s degree toward a B.A.S. degree. Students in this degree program desire to enhance their knowledge, analytical abilities and critical thinking skills for upward mobility in their field. The B.A.S. exists to provide a seamless transition from technical fields to an appropriate baccalaureate program while enhancing the liberal arts component of the student’s education.

The B.A.S. degree is designed for individuals who have completed occupational/technical degrees and certificates at community, vocational, and technical colleges and schools; individuals who have completed occupational/vocational training in U. S. Armed Services Schools, the workplace, and career training centers; occupational and technical faculty at regional and local public schools; individuals who have received several years of on-the-job training; and individuals entering these technical/career paths.

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree is a minimum 124-semester hour program. A minimum of 36 semester hours must be upper-level (junior/senior level) credit. Major fields of study included in the degree have specific upper-level requirements. The student may select from seven majors which combine non-traditional credit with a traditional liberal arts background. Majors include applied science, business administration, human services, justice administration, management, early childhood development, and career and technology education. Each major consists of 36 semester hours of which 18 must be upper-level credit. The degree also requires a 24-semester hour professional development block designed to provide academic depth or breadth to the major and to provide substantive developmental knowledge for the student’s career or personal goals. The degree also includes a 12-semester hour experiential professional development block designed to provide practical experience as an integral part of the student’s career development. Finally, the degree includes electives to complete the 124-semester hour requirement.

Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements


Total: 43 Hours


Notations:


  1. ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  should be taken within fi rst year of enrollment.
  2. Wayland Baptist University will not accept RLGN 1301 - Old Testament History  or RLGN 1302 - New Testament History , or their equivalents, from any institution except other Baptist institutions to meet the core requirement in any Wayland degree. If a student has taken RLGN 1301 - Old Testament History  and/or RLGN 1302 - New Testament History , or their equivalents, at any institution except other Baptist institutions, then the student has two options to meet the core requirement: (1) take RLGN 1301  and/or RLGN 1302  at Wayland or (2) take RLGN 4306 , RLGN 4316 , RLGN 4317 , or RLGN 4318  in lieu of RLGN 1301 ; and/or take RLGN 4306 , RLGN 4320 , RLGN 4322 , or RLGN 4324  in lieu of RLGN 1302 . RLGN 4306  may be an option for either RLGN 1301  or RLGN 1302  as stated above, but may not count for both on the same degree plan. No other RLGN/RLED courses may substitute for either RLGN 1301  or RLGN 1302 . The Dean of the School of Religion & Philosophy must approve any exception to this policy. RLGN 1301 - Old Testament History  or RLGN 1302 - New Testament History , or their equivalents, taken at non-Baptist institutions, may be transferred as elective credit with approval of the Dean of the School of Religion and Philosophy and the Registrar.
  3. Remedial level courses may not be used to fulfi ll the mathematics requirement. Equivalents to MATH 1300  may be used.
  4. Students may opt to test out of COSC 2311 ; see course description.

Major


The B.A.S. degree requires a 36-semester hour major of which 18 semester hours must be upper-level credit. The major may be selected from applied science, business administration, early childhood education, human services, justice administration, management, or career and technology education.

Professional Development


The Professional Development component consists of 24 semester hours selected to provide depth or breadth to the major and to provide substantive developmental knowledge for the student’s career or personal goals.

Experiential Professional Development


The experiential professional development component consists of 12 semester hours designed to provide practical experience as an integral part of the student’s career development. Practicums and internships may be placed in this area or up to 12 semester hours of practicum or internships may be placed in the major specialization if related to the major. Experiential learning may satisfy a portion of this requirement. Experiential learning must be evaluated and approved by the university.

Electives


The student may complete the remainder of the required 124 semester hours with courses which complement or extend career preparation or pursue subject fi elds that hold special appeal. However, before using elective semester hours, students should check with their advisor to ensure that the hours are indeed elective and that upper-level semester hour requirements for graduation are being met.


Bachelor of Arts Degree


The Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) is a minimum 124-semester hour degree. A minimum of 42 semester hours must be upper-level credit (courses numbered 3000 and above). Major and minor fields of study included in the degree also have upper-level requirements. As these may vary depending on the discipline selected, specific requirements are included in the subject field sections of the catalog. Because of the nature of the degree, it includes additional study in the fine arts and in foreign language. These additional requirements are included in the degree specific general education core. Components of the B.A. degree include:

Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements


In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.A. degree:

  • Science (life or physical science - whichever not fulfilled in the University Core)2 3-4 hrs
  • Foreign Language 23013 and 2302 6 hrs

Total: 15-16 Hours


Notations:


  1. Students may opt to test out of COSC 2311 ; see course description. Students pursuing music majors should take MUSI 3302 . Students pursuing fields in education should take EDIT 2310 .
  2. Science can be lab or non-lab for the degree specific core. Students pursuing middle school education are required to take the course with a lab. ENVS 3301 can be used to fulfill the life science degree specific core requirement. GEOG 1301  may be used to fulfill the physical science degree specific core requirement.
  3. Adequate prerequisite must be met before enrolling in a foreign language 2301 course. Prerequisite courses taken will be used as electives for the degree.
  4. Fine Arts area must be different from area used in the university core curriculum requirement. Requirement waived for students pursuing a Music major.

Academic Major and Minor


The B.A. degree is designed primarily for students desiring to study in the arts, the humanities, or the social sciences. Major fields of study approved for the B.A. degree are listed in the Academic Program Profile table following the degree requirement section of the catalog. In the majority of instances, the major requires the completion of 30 semester hours. Specific semester-hours as well as course requirements are included in that section of the catalog dedicated to the discipline selected.

Students pursuing the B.A. degree must select a minor or second major from any discipline identified by the university as an approved minor or major field. The typical minor consists of 18 semester hours. Specific semester hours as well as course requirements for the majors and minors are included in that section of the catalog dedicated to the discipline selected. A complete list of minors is included in the Academic Program Profile.

Electives


Students may complete the minimum 124 semester hours required for the degree with courses which complement or extend career preparation or pursue subject fields which hold special appeal. However, before using elective semester hours, students should check with their advisor to ensure that the hours are indeed elective and that upper-level semester hour requirements for graduation are being met.


Bachelor of Business Administration Degree


The Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (B.B.A.) is a minimum 124-semester hour degree which provides a conceptual understanding of the business world, examines a number of business components, and addresses the application of concepts related to these components. A minimum of 42 semester hours must be upper-level credit (courses numbered 3000 and above). Upper-level requirements for the major and each specialization are included in the Business Administration section of the catalog. Because of the unique nature of the degree, it includes additional requirements in mathematics. These are included in the degree specific general education core requirement. Components of the B.B.A. degree include:

Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements


In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.B.A. degree:

Total: 11 Hours


Notations:


  1. Student may opt to test out of COSC 2311 ; see course description.
  2. Must be EXSS 1112  if course not taken to meet University Core Curriculum requirement. Courses marked with an * in the course description section maybe used to fulfill this requirement. Students who have served two or more years in the Armed Forces are exempt from EXSS requirement with DD-214 from basic training.

Academic Major and Minor


Students seeking the B.B.A. degree will complete the appropriate composite major requirements in addition to a specialization in accounting, business administration, business education, economics and finance, health care administration, international management, management information systems, or management and marketing.

Electives


Students may complete the minimum of 124 semester hours required for the degree with courses which complement or extend career preparation or pursue subject fields which hold special appeal. However, before using elective semester hours, students should check with their advisor to ensure that the hours are indeed elective and that upper-level semester hour requirements for graduation are being met.


Bachelor of Christian Ministry Degree


The Bachelor of Christian Ministry Degree (B.C.M.) is a minimum 124-semester hour degree designed to afford both academic and professional depth for individuals who possess recognized competence in a ministry. The degree integrates university degree requirements with appropriate experience. A minimum of 36 semester hours must be upper-level credit (courses numbered 3000 and above). This degree is designed for those who come into the degree with experience in the churches or other related ministry. Components of the Bachelor of Christian Ministry degree include:

Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements


Total: 58 Hours


Notations:


  1. ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  should be taken within first year of enrollment.
  2. Students who have served two or more years in the Armed Forces are exempt from the EXSS requirement with DD-214 from basic training.
  3. Wayland Baptist University will not accept RLGN 1301 - Old Testament History  or RLGN 1302 - New Testament History , or their equivalents, from any institution except other Baptist institutions to meet the core requirement in any Wayland degree. If a student has taken RLGN 1301 - Old Testament History  and/or RLGN 1302 - New Testament History , or their equivalents, at any institution except other Baptist institutions, then the student has two options to meet the core requirement: (1) take RLGN 1301  and/or RLGN 1302  at Wayland or (2) take RLGN 4306 , RLGN 4316 , RLGN 4317 , or RLGN 4318  in lieu of RLGN 1301 ; and/or take RLGN 4306 , RLGN 4320 , RLGN 4322 , or RLGN 4324  in lieu of RLGN 1302 . RLGN 4306  may be an option for either RLGN 1301  or RLGN 1302  as stated above, but may not count for both on the same degree plan. No other RLGN/RLED courses may substitute for either RLGN 1301  or RLGN 1302 . The Dean of the School of Religion & Philosophy must approve any exception to this policy. RLGN 1301 - Old Testament History  or RLGN 1302 - New Testament History , or their equivalents, taken at non-Baptist institutions, may be transferred as elective credit with approval of the Dean of the School of Religion and Philosophy and the Registrar.
  4. Remedial level courses may not be used to fulfill the mathematics requirement. Equivalents to MATH 1300  may be used.
  5. Students may opt to test out of COSC 2311 ; see course description.
  6. Ministry related courses can be any combination of literature, foreign language, art/music/theatre, philosophy, ethics, economics/MGMT 3304 /MGMT 3339 , psychology, sociology, organizational behavior, as well as RLGN and RLED courses.

Academic Major


Students seeking the B.C.M. degree will complete the appropriate major requirements as outlined in the School of Religion and Philosophy section.

Experiential Professional Development


The experiential professional development component consists of 12 semester hours designed to provide practical experience as an integral part of the student’s career development. Students who have work experience in part-time or bi-vocational ministry positions may have the work experience evaluated if the ministry position is a paid staff position with formal job requirements. Upper level electives will be used to meet the experiential professional development requirement in cases where work experience is lacking. Practicums and internships may be placed in this area if they do not relate to the major.

Electives


Students may complete the minimum of 124 semester hours required for the degree with courses which complement or extend career preparation or pursue subject fields which hold special appeal. However, before using elective semester hours, students should check with their advisor to ensure that the hours are indeed elective and that upper-level semester hour requirements for graduation are being met.


Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree


The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (B.F.A.) is a minimum 124-semester hour degree. A minimum of 42 semester hours must be upper-level credit (courses numbered 3000 and above). Because of the nature of the degree, it includes additional study in the fine arts and in foreign language. These additional requirements are included in the degree specific general education core. Components of the B.F.A. degree include:

Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements


In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.F.A. degree:

  • Science (life or physical science - whichever not fulfi lled in the University Core)2 3-4 hrs
  • Foreign Language 23013 and 2302 6 hrs

Total: 15-16 Hours


Notations:


  1. Students may opt to test out of COSC 2311 ; see course description.
  2. Science can be lab or non-lab for the degree specific core. ENVS 3301 can be used to fulfill the life science degree specific core requirement. GEOG 1301  may be used to fulfill the physical science degree specific core requirement.
  3. Adequate prerequisite must be met before enrolling in a foreign language 2301 course. Prerequisite courses taken will be used as electives for the degree.
  4. Fine Arts area must be different from area used in the university core curriculum requirement.

Academic Major and Minor


The B.F.A. degree is designed primarily for students desiring to study in the area of art. Students may chose from two-dimensional or three-dimensional studio art emphasis. Due to the composite nature of the degree, a minor is not required.

Electives


Electives will be needed to meet the upper-division graduation requirement.


Bachelor of Music Degree


The Bachelor of Music Degree (B.M.) is a 129-semester hour degree designed to provide intensive professional preparation for students who plan to enter some phase of music as a career. A minimum of 42 semester hours must be upper-level credit (courses numbered 3000 and above). As the degree includes a strong professional development component, no minor is required. Because of the nature of the degree, it includes additional study in foreign language. This is included in the academic major requirements. Components of the B.M. degree include:

Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements


In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.M. degree:

Total: 7 Hours


Academic Major and Minor


Because of the breadth of the program, the major and minor fields of study are combined into a single composite field offered in music education and music performance.

Electives


As the B.M. degree requires 129 semester hours, no elective hours are required.


Bachelor of Science Degree


The Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) is a minimum 124-semester hour degree designed for students who wish to pursue a career in mathematics or one of the sciences. A minimum of 42 semester hours must be upper-level credit (courses numbered 3000 and above). Major and minor fields of study included in the degree also have upper-level requirements. As these may vary depending on the discipline selected, specific requirements are included in the discipline sections of the catalog. Because of the nature of the degree, it includes additional study in mathematics and science. These additional requirements are included in the degree specific general education core. Components of the B.S. degree include:

Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements


In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.S. degree:

Total: 14 Hours


Notations:


1. Student may opt to test out of COSC 2311 ; see course description. EDIT 2310  is required for teacher certification programs. MSCI 2311  is required for math or science majors.

Academic Major and Minor


Major fields of study approved for the B.S. degree are listed in the Academic Program Profile table following the degree requirement section of the catalog Major requirements for the degree are at least 30 semester hours. Specific semester hours as well as course requirements are included in that section of the catalog dedicated to the discipline selected.

Students pursuing the B.S. degree must select a minor from any discipline identified by the University as an approved minor field . The typical minor consists of 18 semester hours. In composite science, major and minor requirements are combined into a 48-semester hour major. Specific semester hours as well as course requirements for the minor are included in that section of the catalog dedicated to the discipline selected. A complete list of minors is included in the Academic Program Profile section.

Electives


Students may complete the minimum of 124 semester hours required for the degree with courses which complement or extend career preparation or pursue subject fields which hold special appeal. However, before using elective semester hours, students should check with their advisor to ensure that the hours are indeed elective and that upper-level semester hour requirements for graduation are being met.


Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree


The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree (B.S.I.S.) is a 124-semester hour degree designed to prepare students for a career as an elementary or middle school teacher. The degree integrates University degree requirements with the State’s teacher certification requirements. A minimum of 42 semester hours must be in upper-level credit (courses numbered 3000 and above). Because of the unique nature of the degree, additional study in mathematics and the sciences is required. Since specific science requirements change according to the academic specialization selected, students should check with their advisors concerning these courses. These are included in the degree specific general education core requirement. Degree specific general education requirements may vary from state to state based upon certification requirements. Components of the B.S.I.S. degree include:

Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements


In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.S.I.S. degree:

Total: 14 Hours


Academic Major and Minor


Rather than a traditional major and minor, the B.S.I.S. degree includes a 36- to 38-semester hour interdisciplinary core of courses. This core includes a concentration selected from an approved list of disciplines and a combination of other subject fields selected to prepare the student for the comprehensive section of the teacher certification examination. The concentration may be selected from one of the following disciplines: elementary education, science and mathematics. Specific semester hours as well as course requirements are included in the School of Education section of the catalog.

Electives


In addition to the interdisciplinary core, the B.S.I.S. degree requires 27 semester hours in professional development courses. As a result, the number of elective hours is generally limited. When elective hours are available, students may complete degree requirements with courses which complement or extend career preparation or pursue subject fields which hold special appeal. However, before using elective semester hours, students should check with their advisor to ensure that the hours are indeed elective and that upper-level semester hour requirements for graduation are being met.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.) provides students the ability to complete a degree in two years after completing the general education core. All students must have completed the Hepatitis B series prior to beginning the program. All students will be required to complete a drug screen and a background check prior to admission to the program. The Hepatitis B series, drug screen, and background investigation are at the cost of the student. Contact the School of Nursing for current costs. Components of the B.S.N. degree include:

Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements


In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.S.N. degree:

Academic Major and Minor


The major field of study for the B.S.N. is a composite. This means that a second major or minor is not required for the degree. Student pursuing the L.V.N. to B.S.N. degree or R.N. to B.S.N. degree programs should contact the School of Nursing for further information.

Electives


Electives are not required for the completion of this degree.


Associate of Applied Science Degree


The A.A.S. degree program is designed to track directly into the B.A.S. degree. Students desiring to continue in their educational pursuits can do so at the baccalaureate level with no loss in credit between the A.A.S. and the B.A.S. degrees. The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is a 64-semester hour degree which requires 31 semester hours in a general education core and 33 semester hours from an approved major. The residency requirements on the A.A.S. degree count towards the B.A.S. residency of 31 hours. The A.A.S. residency is 18 hours. The five majors include applied science, business administration, human services, justice administration, and religion.

General Education Core Course Requirements


Total: 31 Hours


Notations:


  1. ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  Should be taken within first year of enrollment.
  2. Remedial level courses may not be used to fulfi ll the mathematics requirement. Equivalents to MATH 1300  may be used.
  3. Wayland Baptist University will not accept RLGN 1301 Old Testament History  or RLGN 1302 New Testament History , or their equivalents, from any institution except other Baptist institutions to meet the core requirement in any Wayland degree. If a student has taken RLGN 1301 Old Testament History  and/or RLGN 1302 New Testament History , or their equivalents, at any institution except other Baptist institutions, then the student has two options to meet the core requirement: (1) take RLGN 1301  and/or RLGN 1302  at Wayland or (2) take RLGN 4306 , RLGN 4316 , RLGN 4317 , or RLGN 4318  in lieu of RLGN 1301 ; and/or take RLGN 4306 , RLGN 4320 , RLGN 4322 , or RLGN 4324  in lieu of RLGN 1302 . RLGN 4306  may be an option for either RLGN 1301  or RLGN 1302  as stated above, but may not count for both on the same degree plan. No other RLGN/RLED courses may substitute for either RLGN 1301  or RLGN 1302 . The Dean of the School of Religion & Philosophy must approve any exception to this policy. RLGN 1301 Old Testament History  or RLGN 1302 New Testament History , or their equivalents, taken at non-Baptist institutions, may be transferred as elective credit with approval of the Dean of the School of Religion and Philosophy and the Registrar.

Majors


Five majors are available for the A.A.S. degree. These include applied science, business administration, human services, justice administration, and religion. Requirements for each major are included in the Associate of Applied Science degree section of this catalog.


Associate of Arts Degree


The Associate of Arts degree (A.A.) is a lower-division degree (courses numbered 1000 or 2000) designed specifically to give students the opportunity to move directly into a bachelor’s degree program on completion. The minimum requirement for the degree is 60 semester hours. Elective hours may be taken in language, math, and science to give students opportunities to track directly into a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program. As requirements may vary depending upon the degree selected, specific requirements are included in the various degree sections of this catalog.

Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements


In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the A.A. degree:

  • Science (life or physical science - whichever not fulfilled in the University Core)2 3-4 hrs
  • Foreign Language 23013 and 2302 6 hrs

Notations:


  1. Students may opt to test out of COSC 2311 ; see course description. Students pursuing music majors should take MUSI 3302 . Students pursuing fields in education should take EDIT 2310 .
  2. Science can be lab or non-lab for the degree specific core. Students pursuing middle school education are required to take the course with a lab. ENVS 3301 can be used to fulfill the life science degree specific core requirement. GEOG 1301  may be used to fulfill the physical science degree specific core requirement.
  3. Adequate prerequisite must be met before enrolling in a foreign language 2301 course. Prerequisite courses taken will be used as electives for the degree.
  4. Fine Arts area must be different from area used in the university core curriculum requirement.

A minimum of 15 semester hours must be taken at Wayland Baptist University to satisfy the residency requirement for the Associate’s degree program. There is no provision for a major or minor in this degree.

Electives


Students may complete the minimum 60 semester hours required for the degree with courses which complement or extend career preparation or pursue subject fields which hold special appeal. However, before using elective semester hours, students should check with their advisor to ensure that the hours are indeed elective.


The Honors Program


A special Honors curriculum is available for the B.A., B.S., and B.B.A degrees. Information can be located in the Honors Program section of the catalog. Students who elect the Honors curriculum must complete nine hours in Honors seminars as part of the degree specific general education core. Any major field of study coupled with the Honors program will be considered a composite major. Honors courses in the research/tutorial and thesis areas will be added to the major to complete the composite classification. Completion of the Honors Program is noted on the transcript and Honors students are given special recognition during the commencement ceremony. Requirements for the Honors Program degree specific general education core include:

Bachelor of Arts - Honors Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements


In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.A. Honors degree:

  • Science (life or physical science - whichever not fulfi lled in the University Core)2 3-4 hrs
  • Foreign Language 23013 and 2302 6 hrs

Total: 24-25 Hours


Notations:


  1. Students may opt to test out of COSC 2311 ; see course description. Students pursuing music majors should take MUSI 3302 . Students pursuing fields in education should take EDIT 2310 .
  2. Science can be lab or non-lab for the degree specific core. Students pursuing middle school education are required to take the course with a lab. ENVS 3301 can be used to fulfill the life science degree specific core requirement. GEOG 1301  may be used to fulfill the physical science degree specific core requirement.
  3. Adequate prerequisite must be met before enrolling in a foreign language 2301 course. Prerequisite courses taken will be used as electives for the degree.
  4. Fine Arts area must be different from area used in the university core curriculum requirement.

Bachelor of Business Administration - Honors Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements


In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.B.A. Honors degree:

Total: 20 Hours


Notations:


  1. Student may opt to test out of COSC 2311 ; see course description. 
  2. Must be EXSS 1112  if course not taken to meet University Core Curriculum requirement. Courses marked with an * in the course description section maybe used to fulfill this requirement. Students who have served two or more years in the Armed Forces are exempt from EXSS requirement with DD-214 from basic training.

Bachelor of Science Degree - Honors Degree Specific General Education Core Curriculum


 In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.S. Honors degree:

Total: 23 Hours


Notations:


  1. Student may opt to test out of COSC 2311 ; see course description. EDIT 2310  is required for teacher certification programs. MSCI 2311  is required for math and science majors.