WICHITA FALLS UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

 

Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science degree program requires a minimum of 63 semester hours with at least 16 of those semester hours in residency with Wayland. The foundation course work is found in the General Education Core.

The Academic Major consists of 33 hours, and the courses required vary according to the major selected. Four Majors are available in the A.A.S. degree. They are (1) Business Administration, (2) Justice Administration, (3) Religion, and (4) Applied Science.

Credit may be awarded from both traditional and non-traditional sources. This includes, but not limited to, course work from accredited colleges and universities, course work evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) such as the Army/ACE Registry Transcript System (AARTS) transcript, Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcripts, Military Occupational Specialties (MOS), and various Military Schools. In addition four (4) credit hours may be awarded from evaluated work experience.

Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree is a 124-semester hour degree designed to afford both academic and professional depth for individuals who possess recognized competence in an occupational or technical field. The degree integrates university degree requirements with appropriate occupational or technical preparation. A minimum of 36 semester hours must be in upper-level credit (3000 and 4000 level courses) and 43 semester hours in a general education core.

Major fields of study included in the degree have specific upper-level requirements. The student may select from eight majors which combine non-traditional credit with a traditional liberal arts background. Majors include applied science,business administration, human services, justice administration, management, and career and technology education. Each major consists of 36 semester hours of which 18 must be in upper-level credit. The degree also requires a 24-semester hour professional development block designed to provide academic depth or breadth to the major and to provide substantive developmental knowledge for the student's career or personal goals. The degree also includes a 12-semester hour experiential professional development block designed to provide practical experience as an integral part of the student's career development. Finally, the degree includes electives to complete the 124-semester
hour requirement

The Professional Development component consists of 24 semester hours selected to provide depth or breadth to the major and to provide substantive developmental knowledge for the student's career or personal goals.

The Practicum or Internship component consists of 12 semester hours designed to provide practical experience as an integral part of the student's career development. Experiential learning may satisfy a portion of this requirement. Experiential learning must be evaluated and approved by the university to ensure its relevance to the degree.

Bachelor of Christian Ministry

The Bachelor of Christian Ministry Degree (B.C.M.) is a minimum 124-semester hour degree designed to afford both academic and professional depth for individuals who possess recognized competence in a ministry. The degree integrates university degree requirements with appropriate experience. A minimum of 36 semester hours must be in upper-level credit (3000 and 4000 level courses). This degree is designed for those who come into the degree with experience in the churches or other related ministry. Components of the Bachelor of Christian Ministry degree include:

 

General Education Core Course Requirements

Hours

@ENGL 1301, @1302

6

 HIST 1303 and 1304, or 2301 and 2302

6

 MATH 1304 or higher

3

 #EXSS

3

 **RLGN 1301, 1302

6

 SCIENCE

3

 POLS 2301

3

 ****Math/Science

3

 COMS 1301, 1303, 2302, or 2303

3

 ****Math/Science/Language

3

 *COSC 2311

3

 ***Ministry related courses

15

 ORIE 0001 or UNIV 1100

0-1

 GRAD 0001 or GRAD 4101

0-1

TOTAL 57-59

 

*Students may opt to test out of COSC 2311, see course description.

 

**Wayland Baptist University will not accept RLGN 1301 Old Testament History or RLGN 1302 New Testament History, or their equivalents, from any institution except other Baptist institutions to meet the core requirement in any Wayland degree. If a student has taken RLGN 1301 Old Testament History and/or RLGN 1302 New Testament History, or their equivalents, at any institution except other Baptist institutions, then the student has two options to meet the core requirement: (1) take RLGN 1301 and/or RLGN 1302 at Wayland or (2) take RLGN 4306, 4316, 4317, or 4318 in lieu of RLGN 1301; and/or take RLGN 4306, 4320, 4322, or 4324 in lieu of RLGN 1302. RLGN 4306 may be an option for either RLGN 1301 or RLGN 1302 as stated above, but may not count for both on the same degree plan. No other RLGN/RLED courses may substitute for either RLGN 1301 or 1302. The Dean of the School of Religion &

Philosophy must approve any exception to this policy. RLGN 1301 Old Testament History or RLGN 1302 New Testament History, or their equivalents, taken at non-Baptist institutions, may be transferred as elective credit with approval of the Dean of the School of Religion and Philosophy and the Registrar..

 

***Any combination of Literature, Foreign Language, Art/Music/Theatre, Philosophy, Ethics, Economics/MGMT 3304/MGMT 3339, Psychology, Sociology, Organizational Behavior, as well as RLGN and RLED courses.

 

#Students who have served two or more years in the Armed Forces are exempt with DD-214 from basic training.

 

****Remedial level courses may not be used to fulfill the mathematics requirement.  Equivalents to MATH 1300 may be used.

 

@Should be taken within first year of enrollment.

 

Academic Major - A student seeking the B.C.M. degree will complete the appropriate major requirements as outlined in the School of Religion and Philosophy section.

 

Experiential Professorial Development - The experiential professional development component consists of 12 semester hours designed to provide practical experience as an integral part of the student’s career development. Students who have work experience in part-time or bi-vocational ministry positions may have the work experience evaluated if the ministry position is a paid staff position with formal job requirements. Upper level electives will be used to meet the experiential professional development requirement in cases where work experience is lacking. Practicums and internships may be placed in this area if they do not relate to the major.

 

Electives - The student may complete the minimum of 124 semester hours required for the degree with courses which complement or extend career preparation or to pursue subject fields which hold special appeal. However, before using elective semester hours, students should check with their advisors to ensure that the hours are indeed elective and that upper-level semester hour requirements for graduation are being met.