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An academic degree at Evangel University generally consists of: Evangel's Distinctive Core Curriculum, an academic major, and an academic minor. 

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Candidates demonstrating academic ability, moral character, personal integrity, and a desire to pursue a liberal arts education are considered for admission to Evangel University. All applicants affirm their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and commit to Evangel University’s Community Covenant.

High school credits eligible for transfer to EU

Advanced Placement: Degree credit is awarded to entering freshmen if a grade of 3 or higher is achieved in the Advanced Placement Examination of the Educational Testing Service on subject matter equivalent to a course that Evangel offers. Under this program up to 30 credits may be awarded to a student.

International Baccalaureate: Degree credit is awarded to an entering freshmen if a score of 5 or higher is achieved on the International Baccalaureate standard-level examination and a score of 4 or higher is achieved on the International Baccalaureate higher-level examination.

Freshman Applicants

A first-time freshman applicant is one who is entering college immediately following high school graduation and has not completed any college credits after graduation from high school. 

Full Acceptance: The following criteria are required for full acceptance.

  • Submission of application to Evangel University.
  • Affirmation of faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Graduation from high school with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submission of high school transcript showing graduation date, GPA, class size, and class rank.
  • A composite ACT score of at least 20 or an SAT score of at least 1030 on the verbal and math sections.
  • An interview, if requested by the Admissions Committee.

Probationary Acceptance:  Applicants whose GPA scores or test scores do not meet the criteria for full acceptance may be considered for acceptance probationally. Students accepted on probation are restricted in the number of credits they may take in their first semester and are required to seek academic success support. Required academic success support will be provided by the Center for Student Success.

Transfer Applicants

A transfer applicant is one who has earned one (1) or more college credits from a regionally accredited institution or institutions after high school graduation.

Full Acceptance: The following are required for full acceptance as a transfer student.

  • Submission of application to Evangel University.
  • Affirmation of faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Submissions of a final official transcript from all colleges currently attending or previously attended.
  • Transfer applicants with fewer than 15 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution at the time of admission must also submit the following.
    • Official copy of high school transcript showing
      • A GPA of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
      • Date of graduation
      • Class size and rank
  • Official ACT or SAT report showing
    • A composite ACT score of at least 20 or
    • A SAT score of at least 1030 on the verbal and math sections
    • An interview, if requested by the Admissions Committee.

Probationary Acceptance: Transfer applicants whose GPA scores or test scores do not meet the criteria for full acceptance may be considered for acceptance on probation. Students accepted on probation are restricted in the number of credits they can take in their first semester and are required to seek academic success support. Required academic success support will be provided by the Center for Student Success. 

Homeschool Applicants

Evangel University welcomes applications from homeschooled students. The Home School Official Transcript (pdf) sheet is a guide to help your family organize your high school transcript and find your GPA. Just e-mail the finished form to your admissions counselor, and we will file it for you!

Full Acceptance: The following criteria are required for full acceptance.

  • Submission of application to Evangel University.
  • Affirmation of faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Graduation from high school with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submission of high school transcript showing graduation date and GPA.
  • A composite ACT score of at least 20 or a SAT score of at least 1030 on the verbal and math sections.
  • An interview, if requested by the Admissions Committee.

Probationary Acceptance: Applicants whose GPA scores or test scores do not meet the criteria for full acceptance may be considered for acceptance probationally. Students accepted on probation are restricted in the number of credits they may take in their first semester and are required to seek academic success support. Required academic success support will be provided by the Center for Student Success. 

Veteran Applicants

Veteran, or Veteran dependent applicants, are considered for admission under the same criteria as a freshman or transfer student. 

Evangel welcomes the opportunity to assist qualified veterans with their academic plans and preparation for the future. Veterans, dependents, and dependents of disabled or deceased veterans who plan to attend the University and who claim benefits under any of the federal or state educational programs, should apply directly to their nearest Department of Veterans Affairs Office for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). This can be completed online at www.gibill.va.gov. The COE should be presented to the Veterans Center Director at Evangel University as soon as it is received, to avoid a delay in payment. Please note: if this is not received by the time of registration, there may be extensive additional delays in housing allowance, book stipends, and tuition payments to the school.

To be eligible for full-time benefits, a student must be enrolled for 12 or more semester hours. (This may be decreased for graduate or post-graduate students.) One cannot receive educational benefits for auditing courses. VA regulations require a student to take courses that apply to one's degree program and that one makes satisfactory progress toward the degree. Veteran's benefits will be terminated for a student who fails to maintain satisfactory progress or receives dismissal for academic or disciplinary reasons. Students are required to notify the VA Regional Office of any enrollment changes or the termination of enrollment. The VA toll-free number is 1-877-823-2378.

International Applicants

An international applicant is defined as any student applying to Evangel University who holds a visa allowing study and is not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or asylee. International applicants are considered for admission under the same criteria as a freshman or a transfer student with the following additional requirements:

  • English proficiency is required for students whose first language is not English. This proficiency can be met with an acceptable TOEFL score as follows:
    • 507 for paper-based or
    • 180 for computer based or
    • 64 for internet based
  • Affidavit of support and bank statements verifying ability to pay.
  • A photocopy of the name page of the applicant’s passport. If the applicant does not yet have a passport, the applicant must include the name as it appears on the applicant’s national identity card or birth certificate.

Special Student Applicants

Special students are those who by permission of the Admissions Office are admitted to certain courses without being required to satisfy all entrance requirements or carry the number of courses prescribed for regular students. Work done by special students does not count toward a degree unless such students justify regular standing by completing all admission procedures. The Center for Holy Lands Studies trip to Israel participants will be admitted as special students to Evangel University.

Readmission Applicants

Students interrupting their educational programs by not enrolling any subsequent spring or fall semester must submit an Applications for Readmission to the Admissions Office. When additional coursework has been completed at other institutions, official transcripts must be submitted. Readmissions must be approved by the Registrar’s Office, the Student Life Office, the Financial Aid Office, and the Bursar. 

Next Steps for Admitted Students

Once admitted, students may submit their enrollment fee and complete their health forms. The enrollment fee is required before registering for classes. Housing reservations, for students living on campus, can be made once the enrollment fee has been submitted.

  • Enrollment Fee: When admission is granted, a nontransferable enrollment fee is required to secure scholarships and/or grant offers, and the student’s place in the upcoming class. The deposit can be paid at any time but is only refundable if paid and a refund is requested before May 1 for the fall semester or December 1 for the spring semester.
  • Health History and Immunizations: To safeguard the Evangel University community certain immunizations and an online TB screening survey are required. Specific information is available from the Wellness Center at 417-865-2815, ext. 7280 and online.

Financial Registration

Early registration for the Fall semester begins in June.  Register before August 1st to have the $100 Registration Fee waived. Beginning August 1st, all students will be required to pay the standard $100 Registration Fee.

Credit-By-Examination

CLEP Exam. Credit toward graduation may be granted when performance on the College Level Entrance Placement Examination reaches the 50th percentile or above according to national sophomore norms. With the CLEP general examinations, a student may earn a maximum number of credits as follows: composition (3), literature (3), fine arts (2), social studies (6), biological science (3), physical science (3), mathematical skills (3), and mathematical content (3). A score of 50th percentile or above on all the general examinations can result in receiving 26 of the General Education credits required for graduation. Subject exams may also be taken and credit received for specific courses if the 50th percentile is achieved. CLEP credit is given only in areas where college course work has not yet been taken. Students cannot receive double credit by taking the course in addition to the CLEP test. The general CLEP tests must be taken before the end of the sophomore year at EU.

Advanced Placement. Degree credit is awarded to entering freshmen if a grade of 3 or higher is achieved in the Advanced Placement Examination of the Educational Testing Service on subject matter equivalent to a course that Evangel offers. In some academic programs, credits may be awarded differentially for AP scores of 3, 4, and 5. Under this program, no more than 30 credits are awarded to a student.

International Baccalaureate. Degree credit is awarded to an entering freshmen if a score of 5 or higher is achieved on the International Baccalaureate examination and a score of 4 or higher is achieved on the International Baccalaureate higher-level examination.

Evangel welcomes the opportunity to assist qualified veterans with their academic plans and preparation for the future.

Continuation Standards

Credit Hour Policy

Summary

 In compliance with the United States Department of Education Regulation 34 CFR §600.2, effective July 1, 2010, and in accordance with commonly accepted practices in higher education, Evangel University follows the traditional "Carnegie Unit" as a measure of academic credit. This unit is known in the University by the familiar term, "semester credit hour," and is the primary academic measure by which progress toward a degree is gauged. It is acknowledged that such a unit measures only a part, albeit a major part, of a composite learning experience, based upon formally structured and informal interactions among faculty and students.


Policy

 In order to ensure consistency throughout the University, the following definitions and practices apply in controlling the relationship between instruction, student engagement, and credit hours. These definitions constitute a formalization of current and historic policy in order to ensure consistency throughout the University. Courses may be composed of any combination of elements described, such as a lecture course which also has required laboratory periods or a lecture course having an additional requirement for supervised independent study or tutorial activity.

A semester credit hour is normally granted for satisfactory completion of one 50-minute session of classroom instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class work per week for a semester of not less than fifteen weeks in duration.  This basic measure may be adjusted proportionately to reflect modified academic calendars and formats of study. Semester credit hours are granted for various types of instruction as follows:

I. Lecture, seminar, quiz, discussion, recitation

A three-credit hour lecture, seminar, quiz, discussion, recitation format class meets a minimum of three 50-minute sessions per week for a minimum of fifteen weeks for a total of 37.5 hours.

II. Activity supervised as a group (laboratory, field trip, workshop, group studio)

A semester credit hour is awarded for the equivalent of fifteen periods of workshop or studio work where each activity period is 50 minutes or more in duration with little or no outside preparation expected for a total of 12.5 hours. 

Fieldwork and travel courses involve experiential learning in a professional setting under direct supervision of faculty/fieldwork educators who serve as site supervisors and performance evaluators.  The minimum contact time per credit for fieldwork courses is 160 minutes (2.6 hours) per week ( or 2400 minutes (40 hours) for the entire semester.

Laboratory and studio courses involve experiential learning in group settings under direct supervision of a faculty member with students conducting laboratory experiments or studies. The minimum out-of-class student work for one credit for a laboratory course is 50 minutes per week or 750 minutes for the entire semester.  Three credits are awarded for 2250 minutes or 37.5 hours of total instructional contact time and out-of-class student work for a 15-week semester.

III. Diverse Modality Course Delivery

Courses delivered through diverse modalities – such as, distance, online, hybrid, and low residency – are reviewed by content experts who have taught the course on ground to ensure that the work load and engagement required of the student are equivalent to standard credit hours. Course developers are responsible for identifying the amount of work that is represented in intended learning outcomes established for the course and verified by student achievement. Student engagement may include seated or online seminars, threaded discussions, meeting with advisors, and additional independent work in lieu of class time. Conformity with the policy is also reinforced by a review of course content by the administrators of the academic programs. When the course is taught for the first time, it is also monitored for pedagogy to ensure conformity with the standard credit hour requirements. Continuous assessment of course outcomes is used to verify that assignment of workloads set in the original course design are consistent with achievement of learning objectives.

IV. Supervised individual activity (independent study, individual studio, tutorial)

One credit for independent study (defined as study given initial guidance, criticism, review and final evaluation of student performance by a faculty member) will be awarded for the equivalent of fifteen 50-minute sessions of student academic activity.

Credit for tutorial study (defined as study which is given initial faculty guidance followed by repeated, regularly scheduled individual student conferences with a faculty member, and periodic as well as final evaluation of student performance) will be awarded on the basis of one semester hour credit for each equivalent of fifteen contact hours of regularly scheduled instructional sessions.

V. Full-time Independent Study (student teaching, practicums, etc.)

Practicums and internships require a minimum of 112.5 hours of on-site work in order to qualify as the equivalent of a three-credit course. If a student's academic activity is essentially full-time (as in student teaching), one semester credit hour may be awarded for each week of work. The standard number of hours a student must complete in internship for each hour of academic credit is 37.5   or as stipulated by specialized accrediting agency requirements.   

VI. Experiential Learning

At its discretion, Evangel may award credit hours for learning acquired outside the institution which is an integral part of a program of study. When life, work experience or continuing education experiences are to be credited as a concurrent portion of an academic program design, such as in an internship or continuing education experience, one semester credit hour will be awarded for each 40-45 clock-hour of supervised academic activity that provides the learning determined by Evangel’s content area faculty to be congruent to a program study.

VII. Credit by Examination

For purposes of providing minimum university-wide guarantees to all University students, students may apply at least 30 credit hours earned through published subject examinations, including those offered as transfer credit, toward fulfillment of degree requirements.

Credit for published examinations applies to the following test series, provided the specified minimum performance levels are met:

  • College-Level Examination Program - Mean score obtained by persons from the standardization group who had earned a grade of C in a formal course;

  • Advanced Placement Program - A score of 3 or higher within the scale of 5 points used for this program.

At its discretion, Evangel content area faculty may award semester hour credits for mastery demonstrated through credit-by-examination through University constructed examinations. When such credit by examination is allowed, it may be used to satisfy degree requirements or to reduce the total number of remaining hours required for a degree.  

VIII. Short Sessions

Credit hours may be earned in short sessions (accelerated, summer sessions, intersessions, etc.) proportionately to those earned for the same activity during a regular term of the institution, normally at no more than one credit per week of full-time study.  Calculation of credit hours awarded for short sessions shall be verified through the University approved Course Credit Audit.

IX. Oversight and Compliance

The faculty and academic program chairs have responsibility for developing, maintaining and evaluating the curricula comprising specific academic programs. Existing courses are evaluated for adherence to federal and state credit hour regulations on an annual basis. New courses are developed and approved at the program level and are subsequently submitted to the appropriate Academic Council for approval or denial. The Council is responsible for certifying that all proposed new or revised courses conform to the federal and state credit hour regulations. Syllabi submitted with proposals for new or revised courses are examined by the Council for contact time and for verifying that the expected student learning outcomes for the courses meet the credit hour standard.

X. Appeal and Review

Academic departments may present educational justification for departures from these policy provisions to the Academic Council which will be responsible for their interpretation. Credit hours to be earned in approved overseas academic programs will continue to be considered on an individual basis following established procedures. Other special arrangements will be considered on an individual basis by this office.

Grades

Each course earns one grade, combining the results of class work, research, and examinations. Grades are indicated by letters, with the following value in honor points given to each:

Meaning of Grades
GradeSignificance(per hour of credits)
A Excellent 4.0
A-   3.7
B+   3.3
B Good 3.0
B-   2.7
C+   2.3
C Average 2.0
C-   1.7
D+   1.3
D   1.0
D- Passing  0.7
F Failure 0
I Incomplete 0
AU Audit 0
W Withdrawal 0
WP Withdrawal Passing 0
WF Withdrawal Failing 0

An I (Incomplete) applies to work of acceptable quality when one or more required assignments are not completed because of illness, accident, death in the family, or other satisfactory reason. The request for an Incomplete should be student-initiated. The Incomplete ( I ) Grade Request Form is obtained from the Records and Registration Office.

Students may withdraw from a class and receive a W with no GPA penalty through the end of week 9. During weeks 10 through 14, withdrawal requires either WP (Withdraw Passing, no GPA penalty) or WF (Withdraw Failing, counted as an F for grade calculation). No withdrawals are accepted during final examination week.

A student may repeat a course in order to earn a higher grade (thus, more honor points). For a class to count as a repeated course, the class must be taken both times at EU. In all cases, the grade earned the last time a student takes the course replaces the earlier grade. The record of the previous grade remains on the transcript, but it does not affect the grade point average.

Grades are reported to students at the end of each semester. Only final semester grades become part of a studentís permanent record.

Quality Points

An incremental, cumulative grade point average is required of students attending EU. To graduate, a student must achieve at least a C (2.0) average.

The minimum cumulative grade point averages required are determined by the number of GPA hours, as indicated by the following scale:

Semester Hours   Minimum Required GPA  
1-29.5 1.50
30-44.5 1.70
45-59.5 1.90
60+ 2.00

Academic Probation

Students who fail to earn the necessary grade point averages as indicated above will be placed on academic probation with accompanying restrictions (see below). If a student remains on academic probation for two consecutive semesters, he or she may be suspended. A student who has been suspended for academic reasons will be readmitted on one of the following conditions: the student has taken a minimum of 9 hours of college courses and earned a minimum grade of C in each course, or the student has been absent from EU for one academic year. The student will be readmitted on probation, enroll for no more than 13 hours (including a study skills course), and repeat courses as mandated by the director of the Academic Support Center (ASC), who will become the temporary advisor. The ASC provides special services to assist those students on academic probation.

Restrictions applying to probation: Students on academic probation may participate ONLY in public ďaudienceĒ events that are either necessary that semester for their degrees or that are grade components for courses taken as part of their degree requirements. Students on probation may not hold campus leadership positions of any kind.

Scholastic Honors

Dean's List. To qualify for inclusion on the Dean's List, a student must pass a minimum of 12 semester credits or more with a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.6 to 4.0.

Classification of Students

To be classified as a freshman, a student must meet all the requirements for admission and be enrolled at the University. A sophomore must have earned 26 semester credits; a junior, 56 semester credits; a senior, 88 semester credits. Classification is determined at the beginning of each semester.

Class Attendance

Evangel's faculty seek to build a community of Christian scholars dedicated to pursuing truth.  At the University level, that pursuit clearly involves more than merely gaining information; it also requires strong commitment to the process of inquiry and to one's colleagues.  Class attendance alone cannot ensure that students and professors will become partners in scholarship; however, the prospects for that ideal are dimmed when students miss class. Therefore, professors expect regular attendance.

Course content and teaching styles will vary across the University. Such diversity enriches the educational process and provides a sound basis for developing community, which does not imply rigid uniformity.  Therefore, the University does not prescribe a campus wide attendance policy, but rather each professor may set his or her own attendance policy in order to achieve course goals and objectives.

Transfer of Credits

After initial enrollment at Evangel University, a student desiring to transfer credits from another college/university must complete a Transfer Credit Approval Form. The form must be completed and signed in advance by the student's academic advisor, the department chair relative to the course being transferred, and the Registrar. The student must earn a minimum grade of C- in a course to transfer the credit. (Note: At least 30 of the final 40 semester hours of credit prior to graduation must be completed in residence at Evangel University.)

Current and former students may obtain copies of their official transcripts (if all financial obligations to the University have been met) through a written request or a personal visit to the Office of Records and Registration. The fee for each official transcript is $3.

Graduation

General Requirements

All candidates for a Bachelor's degree must fulfill the following minimum requirements:

  1. Completion of 124 semester credits, including Core Curriculum requirements. At least 36 of these credits must be upper-division credits (from 300-400-level courses).
  2. At least 30 of the final 40 semester hours of credit prior to graduation must be completed in residence at Evangel University.
  3. A student must earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 on all semester hours earned at Evangel University.
  4. The requirements of one of the following options must be completed: a) a major and a minor, b) a double major, c) a double concentration, d) a concentration and two minors, or e) a comprehensive major.
  5. All students must demonstrate proficiency in written English prior to receiving a degree. Proficiency can be achieved in one of four ways: 
        a.   by passing the College Composition (essay) CLEP test; 
        b.   by transferring in appropriate Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate composition credits; 
        c.   by passing the ACT English section with a 26 or higher or the "old" SAT Writing section with a 590 or higher or the "new" SAT Writing/Language           section with a 33 or higher;
        d.   by transferring in an appropriate ENGL 11 surrogate course and passing the EU Writing proficiency test on campus. (Note: the proficiency essay
              is given six times each year. See the Humanities Department for schedule of testing times.) 
  6. Specific approval of the faculty is needed for graduation. In addition to the academic achievement of the student and his or her participation in co-curricular activities, faculty approval is based on evidence of spirituality and social development in keeping with the standards of Evangel University.
  7. Each graduate must attend the entire graduation program. If commencement exercises are not held at the end of the semester during which a graduating student completes the degree requirements, he or she may receive permission to graduate in absentia. Seniors who will complete graduation requirements during a summer following a regular spring commencement may participate in the full graduation ceremony if 1) they have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher, and 2) they have no more than 12 credits remaining after the spring semester.

Graduation Honors

Honors are awarded for academic work performed during a student's undergraduate program. The baccalaureate degree is conferred "cum laude" on a student whose grade honor point average is at least 3.60 but below 3.75. A student whose average is at least 3.75 but below 3.90 receives the degree "magna cum laude." A student whose average is 3.90 or above receives the degree "summa cum laude." The grade honor point calculation is calculated by the cumulative record of all semesters.

In the case of transfer students, at least 60 credit hours must be earned at Evangel University with a grade honor point average of at least 3.60. The calculation for honors for transfer students is then based on all credits earned at Evangel and all credits accepted in transfer.

Degrees Offered

Baccalaureate degrees

Evangel University confers six baccalaureate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Social Work. A student may earn an Associate of Arts degree under an approved 2-year program. The University curricula prepares students for graduate school or for chosen careers.

Master’s and Doctoral degrees

(See the Graduate Studies Catalog and also the Graduate Studies section for more information.)

Evangel University confers the following Master’s degrees: Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Master of Education in Reading, Master of Education in Secondary Teaching, Master of Music in Education, Master of Music in Music Performance, Master of Organizational Leadership, Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, and Master of Science in School Counseling.  Evangel University confers the following Doctoral degree: Doctor of Educational Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction.

Basic Requirements

Core Curriculum Requirements. During their academic career, students must complete the Core Curriculum requirements. This program prevents narrow or early specialization, encourages students to broaden their knowledge and interests, and matures and unifies students' outlooks so they will be better prepared to fill useful, rewarding roles in society.

Specialized Requirements. The pattern of the curriculum assures that a student is well-informed in at least one highly specialized field of knowledge. This is known as the "major" field. These special requirements are found under the individual program headings.

Electives. The curriculum allows opportunity to choose from a limited number of courses in a student's interest area. These courses may supplement the major field or extend one's understanding of other fields of knowledge. Often, however, the professional requirements in a student's chosen major limit the number of electives available.

Core Curriculum Requirements For All Degrees

To receive the baccalaureate degree, a candidate must have satisfactorily completed the Core Curriculum requirements described in the table below.  See Nursing/Health Care or Education Departments for specific Core Curriculum requirements in these areas, which may differ from the list below. 
 
 
Core Curriculum RequirementsCredits
University Seminar 1
FIN 138 Personal Finance 3
MATH 210 Statistics (not used for B.S. Degree) 3
PSYC 138 Healthy Relationships (preferred) OR PSYC 112 3
Composition (200-level Composition is required)
   ENGL/COMM 205, ENGL 211, 212, 236 OR 341
   (ACT English Score of 26+/SAT Writing Score of 590+)
3
Eng ACT 24-25/ Writing SAT 550-580
Schedule Proficiency Exam; do not enroll in composition course in first semester. If student passes Proficiency Exam, enroll next semester in ENGL/COMM 205. (Students who have a separate Speech course may take ENGL 211, 236, or 341.)
Eng ACT 20-23/Writing SAT 470-540
Enroll in ENGL 111 (Students with ACT 24-25 may take Proficiency Exam before enrolling. Students who have a separate Speech course may take ENGL 211, 236, or 341 after ENGL 111.)
Eng ACT < 20 / Writing SAT < 470)
Enroll in ENGL 102. (Students who earn an A or B at the end of ENGL 102 may take Proficiency Exam to move directly to ENGL/COMM 205. Students who have a separate Speech course may take ENGL 211, 236, or 341.) 
 
HUMANITIES  
   Literature (Reading and Imagination):  Intro to Literature preferred 3
   Fine Arts (Artistic Expression): HUMN 240, Art Appreciation, Drama Appreciation,
                                                 Music Appreciation, OR Introduction to Film,
                                                 Applied Music and/or Music Organization (max: 1 cr)
       
3
   Humanities Elective: Philosophy, Literature, Art, Music, Theatre, Communications,
                                  Foreign Language
(if not used for B.A.)
3
BEHAVIORAL and SOCIAL SCIENCES  
    History, Government or SSCI 220
    Behavior/Social Sciences Elective: Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology,
    OR Geography
3
NATURAL SCIENCE 7
   Two courses required, one must have a lab component  
BIBLICAL STUDIES  
   BIBL 111 Essential Christianity 3
   BIBL 115 Old Testament Literature 3
   BIBL 116 New Testament Literature 3
   BIBL 360-379 series, Biblical Book Study 3
   ICST 350 (Lecture 2 cr and Lab 1 cr)
   THEO 320 Pentecost

    Transfer Students enroll in Bible/Theology courses according to the following scale:

46 Transfer Credits = 18 Bible/Theology courses required
46.5-62 Transfer Credits = 15 Bible/Theology courses required
62.5-77 Transfer Credits = 12 Bible/Theology courses required
77.5-93 Transfer Credits = 9 Bible/Theology courses required
93.5 and above Transfer Credits = 6 Bible/Theology courses required

 
TOTAL CORE CURRICULUM CREDITS  53

Add for Bachelor of Arts degree: Foreign language (two semesters of University credit or CLEP equivalent, in the same language) 6 credits

Add for Bachelor of Science Degree: Science (two courses) minimum 6 credits. These courses may be selected from the natural sciences, mathematics (MATH 124 or higher), or computer sciences. Upper division courses from other departments may also be selected to meet this requirement providing they are not being used to satisfy other Core Curriculum requirements and the course content primarily addresses the scientific method and research processes.

University Seminar is designed to help students prepare for the University experience. This course is a required element in the Core Curriculum program.  Advisors can direct new students to the appropriate sections. Courses are listed on the 100 level under the prefixes BEHV, ACCT, BUED, MGMT, MRKT, COMM, EDUC, GNST, HUMN, MUSC, GSCI, and SSCI. (The GNST prefix applies to any major.)

General Studies

GNST 100: University Seminar (1) Fall

This introductory course helps new Evangel students acclimatize themselves to the University.  As such, it serves as an intellectual and practical orientation to the challenges and opportunities of University life and learning.  Students are introduced to Evangel's Christ-centered, integrational, exploratory, and global ethos.  They learn to use and participate in campus-wide and department-specific offerings.  They build relationships with departmental contexts as well as across the campus.  They are encouraged to understand that they are being prepared not only for a career but for life.

GNST 102. Study Skills (UD) (1)

Designed to assist students on academic probation. In small group settings, students develop plans for academic recovery while working closely with their major advisors.

GNST 110,111: (2 credits each term) (Fall and Spring) PP

The SOAR (Students On the Academic Rise) Program helps select provisionally-admitted students to adjust to university life and sharpen their academics skills. Each semester course focuses on assessment and skills review, study skills application, and career planning. Students are encouraged to develop a positive approach to university academics through effective time management, to discover and develop their unique personal qualities, and to enrich their self-concepts.

Academic Programs Offered

Three types of academic programs offered by Evangel University are majors, concentrations, and minors. Various combinations of these programs satisfy the requirements for a Bachelor's degree. A comprehensive major, which includes minor requirements within its structure, is offered in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Athletic Training, Biological Chemistry, Biology Education, Business Education, Chemistry Education, Children's Ministries, Church Leadership, Communication Arts Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Health Care/Nursing, Language Arts Education, Management, Marketing, Mathematics Education, Medical Technology, Music Education, Music Performance, Preaching, Social Work, Worship Leadership, and Youth Ministries.

Majors

A "major" refers to the academic discipline in which the student's primary work is completed. An academic major usually requires a minimum of 30 semester credits of course work.

Concentrations

A "concentration" usually requires 24 semester credits and involves a planned series of courses designed to meet a student's individual needs. One such program would prepare him or her for graduate study in an area where a major is not offered. Another might satisfy a special goal clearly articulated by the student.

Minors

A "minor" usually consists of 18 semester credits in a second area of interest where studies are not as in depth as in a major.

Concentrations and minors offer opportunities for a student to design an interdisciplinary program. Such a program is designed in consultation with a faculty advisor to meet the needs of the individual. A student may complete two concentrations in related disciplines or one concentration and two related minors. (Each such program is subject to approval by the Academic Council.) Interdisciplinary programs are frequently used by students who are interested in languages, religion, psychology, social studies, and general science.

Second Baccalaureate Degree from Evangel University

A second bachelor’s degree may be awarded to a student who fulfills the following requirements: 1) the degrees must be of two distinct types (for example, BA and BS or BFA and BBA); 2) the second degree program must meet all degree requirements and include at least 30 credit hours; 3) the credit hours from the two degree programs must total at least 154 hours; 4) the hours for the second degree program must be taken in residency at Evangel University.

Accelerated Masterís Program

Missouri State University collaborates with Evangel University to make the Missouri State University Accelerated Masterís option available to Evangel University students. This program provides an opportunity for outstanding Evangel undergraduate students to begin taking graduate course work at MSU in their junior or senior years, thus combining components of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

Depending on the program, a maximum of 12 hours of graduate credits at MSU will apply toward the completion of the undergraduate degree requirements at Evangel. Contingent upon continued eligibility for admission, Evangel students accepted into the Accelerated Masterís option will be fully admitted into the MSU masterís degree program upon completion of the undergraduate program at Evangel.

Graduate programs at MSU offering the Accelerated option include programs in business, science, and mathematics. Evangel undergraduates interested in the Accelerated Masterís opportunity should contact the Evangel Office of Academic Affairs (x7306) to determine requirements and procedures.

Pre-Professional Programs

Students may qualify for admission to professional schools, such as Medicine, Dentistry, and Law, by pursuing a 4-year degree program at EU. For some professional programs, such as Engineering, the student may complete one or two years at Evangel University and then transfer to the appropriate professional school. Students enrolling under the Three-Two Engineering Program (see the Science and Technology Section of this catalog) must complete three years at Evangel University before transferring to the Three-Two affiliate university. The Three-Two program qualifies as a comprehensive major. For more information regarding pre-professional programs, a student should contact the Vice President for Academic Affairs or the Department Chair.

Academic Programs

SubjectAbbreviationMajorConcentrationMinor
Accounting ACCT X X X
Advertising/Public Relations COMR X   X
Allied Health   X    
Applied Mathematics   X    
Applied Science and Sustainability   X   X
Art ART X X X
Art Education   X    
Biblical Languages BILA     X
Biblical Studies BIBL X X X
Biology BIOL   X   X
Biological Chemistry BCHM X    
Biology Education   X    
Bio-psychology       X
Broadcasting COMB X   X
Business Education BUED X    
Chemistry CHEM X X X
Chemistry Education   X    
Children's Ministries       X
Church Leadership   X X X
Coaching       X
Communication Arts Education COAE X     
Communication Studies COMM X   X
Computer Information Systems CIS   X   X
Computer Science CPSC X   X
Criminal Justice CJST X   X
Digital Arts COMD X   X
Early Childhood Education EDUC X    
Electronic Media COEM   X X
Elementary Education ELED X    
English ENGL X X X
English Education   X    
Exercise Science EXER X    
Film COMF X   X
Film and Broadcasting   X    
Finance FIN X   X
Forensic Science       X
French FREN   X X
General Science GSCI     X
Government GOVT X X X
Health Care/Nursing HLTH  X   X
History HIST X X X
Human Resource Management       X
Humanities HUMN     X
Intercultural Studies ICST X X X
International Business       X
Leadership LEAD     X
Management MGMT X X X
Marketing MRKT X X X
Mathematics MATH X X X
Mathematics Education      
Middle School   X    
Military Science MILS     X
Multimedia Journalsim   X X X
Music MUSC X   X
Music Education MUED X    
Music Performance MPER X    
Music Technology       X
Nonprofit Business and Social Enterprise NBUS  X X  X 
Personal Training       X 
Philosophy PHIL X X X
Photography       X
Physical Education PHED X    
Physical Science       X
Physics PHYS    X X
Political Communication COPL     X 
Pre-Engineering   X     
Psychology PSYC X X X
Psychology in the Church      
Political Communication COPL    
Public History      
Social Science SSCI X X X
Social Studies Education   X    
Social Work SWK X   X
Sociology SOCI     X
Spanish SPAN X X X
Spanish Education   X    
Special Education SPED     X
Sport Management SMGT X     
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages TESL    
Theatre THTR X X X
Theatre/Music   X    
Theatre/Speech Education   X    
Worship Leadership   X   X
Writing       X
Youth Ministries   X X

Significance of Course Numbers

In general, students should enroll in courses numbered to correspond with their official class rank. Exceptions should receive the approval of the student's advisor. The significance of the course numbers is as follows:

100-199 are primarily for freshmen.

200-299 are primarily for sophomores.

300-399 are primarily for juniors.

400-499 are primarily for seniors.

Off-Campus Programs

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

Evangel University offers a variety of off-campus programs. A number of these are available through the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, an association of 95 institutions of arts and sciences in the U.S. and Canada. Based in Washington, D.C., this coalition is the primary organization in North America devoted specifically to serve and strengthen Christ-centered higher education. The programs offer unique opportunities for students to make the world their classroom. The Council's main functions are to promote cooperation and interaction among colleges/universities, provide opportunities for personal and professional growth for administrators, faculty, and students, monitor government and legal issues, and promote these institutions to the public.

Because Evangel University is a member of the Council, these diverse off-campus study programs are available to juniors and seniors who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. For further information about academic requirements, financial arrangements, and schedule planning, see the Vice President for Academic Affairs or contact the Council at 329 Eighth Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-6158. Phone: (202) 546-8713; FAX (202) 546-8913; E-mail: council@cccu.org; web site: http://www.cccu.org.

In addition to the CCCU programs, the University offers other off-campus and overseas internships for any student who desires an overseas component to his or her education. Some of these have been arranged by Evangelís staff. Others are available through other institutional affiliations and arrangements. Listed below are some of the opportunities available through CCCU and other affiliations. All students wishing to participate in either an off-campus or overseas program must receive approval from the University. To start the approval process, pick up an application packet in the Records and Registration Office.

Semester Programs

CCCU Semester Study Programs

Culture-Shaping Programs Culture-Crossing Programs
American Studies Program Australia Studies Center
Contemporary Music Center China Studies Program
Los Angeles Film Studies Center Latin American Studies Program
Washington Journalism Center Middle East Studies Program
Programmes in Oxford
Russian Studies Program
Uganda Studies Program

To learn more, visit http://bestsemester.com.

Chez Vous

Chez Vous is a relational language study program in Normandy, France. This experience helps a student connect with French people, culture, history, faith, and daily life. 

Two semester courses are taught in modular format. These condensed courses require diligent work, but French studies become more meaningful when they are connected directly to daily life, activities, and culture. To learn more, visit http://www.imls.fr .

Institut Mediterraneen de Langues et Services (IMLS Institute)

A French language program for foreign students is combined with a volunteer community service, assessed by credits. To learn more, visit http://www.imls.fr.

Convoy of Hope - International Relief Agency

Convoy and Evangel will collaborate in experiences in scientific and academic research, grant writing, infrastructure, application, and similar related areas.  Convoy will contribute experience and expertise in international outreach, development of and access to infrastructure in developing countries, and similar related areas.

International Studies Abroad (ISA)

For 20 years, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunity to explore the world. ISA offers a wide variety of study abroad programs at accredited schools and universities in Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, and Spain. To learn more, visit http://www.studiesabroad.com.

CINCEL

CINCEL (a sculptor's tool) is the Spanish acronym for the Assemblies of God Language and Research Center in San Jose, Costa Rica. The term, corresponding to Centro de Investigaciones Culturales y Estudios Linguisticos, conveys the importance of creative effort and demanding discipline in the preparation of personnel for missionary service in the Spanish-speaking world. To learn more, visit http://www.cincel.org.

Jerusalem University College

Evangel University is associated with the Jerusalem University College, an institution offering specialized instruction in historical geography, archaeology, biblical and Semitic languages, and the history of the Holy Land. To learn more contact the Theology Department. 

Israel Study Program

Evangel students have the unique opportunity to study in the land of the Bible. Approximately every two years, 2- to 4-week study trips (length varies from year to year) are taken to Israel, Egypt, and Jordan to study the Scriptures in their original contexts. Led by Theology Department faculty, these experiences help students develop life-long tools to better understand the message of the Bible. Students have the option of earning 3 semester hours of credit through the Department of Theology.

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Evangel Students participating in activities under this agreement will be currently enrolled as National Park Service Volunteers-in-Parks for interpretation and historic living history demonstrations.

Other programs will be considered. Contact your academic advisor before applying.