The purpose of this program is to build an essential biblical worldview foundation, and a framework of tools for proactive integration in life and in learning. The vision for the Integrated Biblical Worldview certificate program is to deliver and develop foundational life skills for developing a biblical worldview and applying it to personal growth, academic pursuits, and professional development.
Students who complete this degree program will be able to:
- Develop a philosophy and strategy of godly living that will guide them for a lifetime through discovering a Biblical worldview, assessing ethics and patterns of behavior, practicing Bible study and prayer, and implementing Biblically-informed choices.
- Identify and practice sound hermeneutical methods toward understanding Scripture, including analysis in light of historical background and biblical context.
- Outline and integrate the story of God through Biblical study and application in their current context.
- Leverage critical thinking and communication skills to examine and evaluate personal and general expressions in areas such as ethics, worldviews, religions, cultures, and finances.
- Mobilize self and others to personal and communal engagement in spiritual development and ministry.
The Integrated Biblical Worldview certificate program is ideal for students actively engaged in a GAP year or internship context that can provide a platform for intentional integrated learning. It builds a foundation that transfers well into a range of programs and disciplines across our partner university network.
All courses are transferrable into the program or the Bachelor of Science in Christian Leadership program.
Total Program Hours: 24 Credit Hours
Bible Core (9 Credit Hours)
The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God. Therefore, it is absolutely true and the final authority for what we believe and how we live our lives.
- BIB100 Principles of Bible Study and/or BIB110 Bible Survey. Choose both or choose one, plus an elective below.
- Bible/Theology Elective. Choose one below if doing both BIB100 and BIB110. Otherwise select two.
Arts & Sciences (9 credits)
These broadening courses provide opportunities to develop essential core skills for thinking and application across a range of integrative disciplines, amplifying future growth through skill development. Select any 3 courses below:
- PHI110 Foundations of Worldviews
- PHI130 Introduction to Ethics
- FIN131 Personal Finance
- COM101 Speech Communication
- ENC100 Fundamentals of Written Communication
- ANT410 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
- GLS210 Survey of Global Issues
- GLS220 World Religions
- PEN220 Recreational Activities
- PHI210 Logic & Critical Thinking
- XXX123 Cultural Intelligence
Leadership (6 credits)
A biblical worldview manifests in servant leadership. These courses create an opportunity to invest value in practical and meaningful ways. Select any 2 courses below: