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.