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Academics

Bachelor of Arts

On-campus undergraduate degree program

The 120 credit hour Bachelor of Arts Degree program provides a philosophically based Catholic honors liberal arts curriculum with a major in Philosophy, Theology, English in the Humanities, or History in the Social Sciences. The program is designed to give the student the proper preparation for graduate work in a related area, for teaching, or for ministry.

The B.A. program requires an understanding of Philosophy, Theology, Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics and the Physical Sciences. A maximum of ninety credit hours with a grade of C or higher will be accepted for transfer into the B.A. program, provided credits are from accredited colleges, have not already been used for a Bachelor’s degree or higher, and are applicable to the B.A. degree. Of accepted transfer credits, only fifteen may be in a student’s area of concentration. Acceptance of transfer credits is at the discretion of the Academic Dean.

There is a six year time limit from entry into the program for completion of the degree requirements.

Admission Requirements to the B.A. Program

Applicants for the B.A. program should follow the College Division Admissions Procedure. They must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants must be able to show proficiency in both English and Mathematics, either evidenced by previous college experience, or by proficiency exam.

Undergraduate Core Curriculum

Year One

First Semester Second Semester
THL 510: Catechism I THL 505: Catechism II
SCI 110: Topics in Science PHL 301: History of Ancient Philosophy
LA 301: Latin I LA 302: Latin II
LA 110: Introduction to Poetry LIT 200: Introduction to Drama
HUM 103: Humanities in the Early Ancient World Hum 104: Humanities in the Early Christian and Medieval World

Year Two

First Semester Second Semester
PHL 417: Logic PHL 304: History of Medieval Philosophy
THL 100: Introduction to Scripture THL 232: Introduction to the New Testament
LA 115: The Novel, Short Story and Non-Fiction SOC 209: Emergence and Development in Social Science
Elective Elective
Elective Elective

Year Three

First Semester Second Semester
PHL 302: Metaphysics PHL 414: Epistemology
CH 300: Church History THL 503: Liturgy
PSY 101: Behavioral Science/Psychology MATH 112: Math for the Liberal Arts
LIT 205: Fine Arts (Renaissance - Present) Elective in History
Elective Elective
First Semester Second Semester
PHL 302: Metaphysics PHL 414: Epistemology
CH 300: Church History THL 503: Liturgy
PSY 101: Behavioral Science/Psychology MATH 112: Math for the Liberal Arts
LIT 205: Fine Arts (Renaissance - Present) Elective in History
Elective Elective

Year Four

First Semester Second Semester
PHL 402: Ethics PHL 412: Philosophy of Man
THL 310: Spirituality PHL 416: Issues in ContemporaryPhilosophy
SCI 105: Human Biology/Lab MUS 200: Major Masters and Movements in Music
Elective Elective
Elective Elective

Disciplines Descriptions for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

Humanities

These courses include Art, English, Literature, and Speech. Additional Philosophy courses beyond the requirement may also be used as Humanities credits. These courses develop the student’s ability to express and articulate abstract concepts to a broad audience.

Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Courses in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences are required for a rounded college education. Courses may be taken at Holy Apostles or at another accredited college or university.

Philosophy

These courses will examine the basic areas of philosophy as they relate to Christian Theology. Logic, Epistemology, and Metaphysics provide students with an understanding of the foundations of philosophical thinking. Courses such as Philosophy of God or Ethics lead students to a deeper intellectual insight into the Christian belief structure. The courses are geared to help the student combine faith with knowledge and to practice looking at life through the paradigm of Christian Theology.

Theology

These courses include Scripture, Religious Education, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Theological Research and Writing, Moral and Dogmatic Theology, and Evangelization. They help students to acquire a better understanding of the Living Tradition and the Living Word, and to further develop their own personal spirituality.

Social Sciences

These courses study the social aspect of human life including Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, History and Education. They are intended to help the student bring the Gospel message to others in a culturally relevant way by better understanding the perspectives from which others view the Christian faith.

Course Descriptions

Please view the Undergraduate Course Descriptions list for a comprehensive list of courses offered at Holy Apostles College for the B.A. program.

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