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Bachelor of Science

Traditional Overall Requirements

Overall Judson University Requirements

  • At least 120 credit hours are required for graduation. In some cases, more than 120 hours may be required due to major requirements.
  • All students must meet 30 hour overall upper division course requirement.
  • All students must meet Judson's 30 hour residency requirement (at least 20 of last 30 hours must be in residency).
  • For most majors, minimum cumulative and major GPAs of 2.0 are required for graduation. Please check individual major requirements for variations.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all minors.
  • A maximum of 8 hrs of physical education activity courses may be applied toward graduation requirements. All activity courses (ESS112 to ESS148) may be repeated once for additional credit.*
  • A maximum of 8 hrs (24 hours for music majors) of applied music may be counted toward graduation requirements.*
  • A minimum of 40% of the major coursework must be completed at Judson.
  • For most majors, a minimum of 40% of major coursework must be upper division. Please check individual major requirements for variations.
  • A maximum of 10 semester hours of independent study, readings in a divisional field, individualized study, or directed research may be applied to degree requirements.

* The Graduation Auditor may need to manually increase required hours if exceeded.

Course Requirements for Graduation

Traditional General Education Requirements With Less Than 60 Transfer Hours, No Degree

 

BIBLICAL STUDIES    Required = 2 courses, 6 hours
  NOTE: Once a student has matriculated at Judson, they cannot transfer in BST110, THS110 or the BST/MIN/THS elective.
  BST110 Introduction to the Christian Bible (3)
  THS110 Christian Faith: Understanding and Application (3)
BST/MIN/THS ELECTIVE    Required = 1 course, 3 hours
  Choose one course from BST222 through BST376 (except BST345 and/or BST348) OR THS221, THS223, THS225, MIN250 or MIN385. 200-level courses are typically recommended for general education credit.
  BST*** Biblical Studies Elective (3)
  MIN*** Ministry Elective (3)
  THS*** Theological Studies Elective (3)
  WOR*** Worship Arts Elective (3)
EXPOSITORY/ACT/SAT    Required = 1 course, 3 hours
  NOTE: International students who do not submit ACT/SAT scores or transfer equivalent courses must take a Judson English placement test to determine their correct placement.
ENG ACT/SAT VERBAL: 18/450 or below, must take ENG098 as a pre-req for ENG101
                                         19-22/460-530 take ENG101, a grade of C or better is required
                                         23/540 or higher will complete this section
  ENG101 Expository Writing (3)
102/ADVANCED WRITING    Required = 1 course, 3 hours
  ENG ACT/SAT VERBAL: 23-26/540-600 must take ENG102, a grade of C or better is required
                          27/610 or higher must take ENG210, ENG211, ENG240, ENG357 or ENG442
  ENG102 Critical Thinking and Writing (3)
  ENG210 Advanced Essay Writing (3)
  ENG211 Non-Fiction Prose (3)
  ENG357 Creative Writing I (3)
  ENG442 Screenwriting for TV and Film (3)
  ENG240 Media Writing (3)
SPEECH     Required= 1 course, 3 hours
  SPC120 Foundations of Speech (3)
EXERCISE SPORT SCIENCE    Required = 2 courses, 2 hours
  Choose a physical activity course from ESS112 to ESS150 in addition to ESS101 Wellness.
  ESS*** Physical Activity Elective (1)
  ESS101 Wellness (1)
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS    Required = 1 course, 3 hours
  Choose one of the following:
  MUS181 Music Appreciation (3)
  THE181 Theatre Appreciation (3)
  ART111 Drawing I (3)
  ART123 Introduction to Photography (3)
  DES121 Design I (3)
  FLM281 Introduction to Film (3)
  FLM344 Film History I: American Cinema (3)
  FLM345 Film History II: World Cinema (3)
GENERAL STUDIES    Required = 3 courses, 5 hours
  GEN101 is only required for students entering Judson with less than 24 credit hours, not including HS Prep, AP and CLEP.
  GEN101 Questions of Life: Entering the Judson Conversation (1)
  Take GEN301 or an approved major course- see major audit for details.
  GEN301 Reflecting on the Conversation (1)
  GEN401 The Good Life: Continuing the Conversation (3)
COLLEGE LEVEL MATH     Required = 2 courses, 7-9 hours
  NOTE: Transfer and international students who do not submit ACT/SAT scores or transfer equivalents must take a Judson math placement test to determine their correct placement. MAT112 does not meet gen ed requirements.
MATH ACT/SAT: 29/650 or higher take MAT110, MAT111 or MAT215 (not MAT211)
                           22-28/520-640 take MAT110, MAT111 or MAT211
                           17-21/400-510 take MAT098 as pre-req for MAT110, MAT111 or MAT211
                           16/390 or below take MAT081 as pre-req for MAT098
  MAT211 Functions and Calculus I (5)
  - OR - MAT215      Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry I (3)
  MAT311 Probability and Statistics w/Lab (4)
  - OR - SSC391      Statistics and Research Design (4)
SCIENCE    Required = 2 courses, 6 hours
  Choose two of the following:
   CSC101 Intro to Software Development (3)
   CSC201 Object Oriented Programming (3)
   BIO171 Principles of Biology w/Lab (4)
   BIO172 Principles of Organismal Biology w/Lab (4)
   BIO177 Environmental Science w/Lab (4)
   BIO273 Anatomy and Physiology I w/Lab (4)
   CHM153 General Chemistry I w/Lab (4)
   CHM154 General Chemistry II w/Lab (4)
   PHS241 Earth Science w/Lab (4)
   PHS245 Astronomy w/Lab (4)
   PHY237 General Physics I w/Lab (4)
   PHY238 General Physics II w/Lab (4)
   BIO*** Biology 300- or 400-level course (  )
   CHM*** Chemistry 300- or 400-level course (  )
   PHS*** Physical Science 300- or 400-level course (  )
   PHY*** Physics 300- or 400-level course (  )
HISTORY    Required = 1 courses, 3 hours
   Choose one of the following:
  HIS262 History of Civilization II (3)
  HIS261 History of Civilization I (3)
SOCIAL SCIENCE    Required = 1 course, 3 hours
  Choose one of the following:
  PSY111 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  SOC151 Introduction to Sociology (3)

 

Traditional General Education Requirements With More than 60 Transfer Hours, No Degree

A non-degreed student who matriculates to Judson with 60 or more transfer hours is expected to complete all general education course requirements as listed above EXCEPT they are:

  • NOT required to take a BST/MIN/THS Elective Course
  • NOT required to take GEN101

Entering Judson With Degree (Bachelor or Associate of Science)

Most lower division general education requirements will be met by an Associate/Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution. See below for any unfulfilled lower division general education requirements.

 

BIBLICAL STUDIES    Required = 2 courses, 6 hours
  NOTE: Once a student has matriculated at Judson, they cannot transfer in BST110 or THS110.
  BST110 Introduction to the Christian Bible (3)
  THS110 Christian Faith: Understanding and Application (3)
COLLEGE LEVEL MATH    Required = 1 course, 4 hours
  Choose one of the following
  MAT311 Probability and Statistics w/Lab (4)
  SSC391 Statistics and Research Design (4)
GENERAL STUDIES    Required = 2 courses, 4 hours
  Take GEN301 or an approved major course- see major audit for details.
  GEN301 Reflecting on the Conversation (1)
  GEN401 The Good Life: Continuing the Conversation (3)

 

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