Undergraduate students are named to the President’s list when they complete at least 12 hours with a 4.0 grade point average and successfully complete any courses taken Pass/Fail. Students with incomplete grades are not eligible.
Undergraduate students who complete at least 12 hours, achieve a 3.5-3.99 grade point average, and pass all courses taken Pass/Fail are named to the Dean’s List. Students with incomplete grades are not eligible.
At each graduation, students who have earned a cumulative grade point average on all college work of at least 3.5 receive the designation cum laude, students with at least a 3.65 average graduate magna cum laude, and those with a 3.8 or higher grade point average graduate summa cum laude. In determining who will graduate with honors, the university calculates all college grades for each graduate, including grades transferred to the university from other colleges.
The commencement program is printed prior to graduation and will reflect honors status achieved through the last semester completed prior to the graduation term. Final honors levels will reflect on the transcript and diploma.
Honors College Graduates
Honors students who successfully complete the Honors College Graduate course requirements will graduate as Honors College Graduates.
Honors College Scholars
Honors students who successfully complete the Honors College Scholar course requirements will graduate as Honors College Scholars.
Each department has the option of awarding two bronze medals to outstanding students in their fields.
Silver medals are awarded to individuals who make outstanding contributions to the university.
For the Trustees Award, the faculty selects the senior male and female students who best represent the ideals of the university. For the President’s Award, the faculty selects the male and female students who evidence the greatest promise of spiritual service. The dean’s award goes to the graduating student of each college with the highest grade point average. The student body and faculty choose Mister and Miss Lubbock Christian University, as representatives of the ideals of the university.
University Core Curriculum
The purpose of the university core is to prepare students with college-level competencies and values. Students completing the core curriculum will have a foundation in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. College-level competencies include the following.
See each degree program for specific core course requirements.
Bible (12 hours)
Written and Oral Communication (9 hours)
Human and Social Science (12 hours)
Natural and Physical Sciences (6 hours)
Cultural Awareness (6 hours)
First-time beginning undergraduates must take UNI 1170 (University Seminar) during their first semester of attendance. Students transferring to the university with post-secondary transfer credit totaling 30 or more hours are exempt from UNI 1170 (University Seminar).
Transfer students must take a Bible courses at the university equal to 10% of the courses taken at the university but no fewer than 6 hours.
Requirements for Associate Degrees
Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees
Requirements for Minors
Minors are a cohesive set of courses selected to complement a major or to explore areas of interest unrelated to a major. Students are not eligible to pursue minors in the same discipline as their majors. Completion of an approved application for a minor must be submitted to the office of the registrar before the deadline to apply for graduation.
It is the responsibility of students to know their academic plan and to register for and complete courses that fulfill the academic plans. Degrees will be awarded only when students satisfactorily complete the conditions of their academic plans and meet all other requirements for earning a degree. Students must complete the application for graduation when registering for their last semester. Students have one year from the intended graduation date to complete the requirements. Students needing longer periods of time must secure dean approval.
Students are entitled to graduate under the curriculum of the catalog in effect at the time of their first completed semester of enrollment with the following exceptions.