20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog, last updated July 29, 2020

10. ACADEMIC INFORMATION

10.2. BACONE COLLEGE CORE CURRICULUM

BACONE COLLEGE CORE CURRICULUM

 

The “Bacone College Core” are those courses that the College requires all students to take to demonstrate knowledge in the classic fields of human thought in the sciences and humanities. The philosophy underlying the Bacone College Core is to help students become:

 

·         Spiritually self-aware, self-directed, life-long learners.

·         Informed, responsible, resourceful citizens and community leaders in local and global contexts.

·         Ethical and moral decision-makers.

·         Critical thinkers with effective communication skills.

·         Individuals with an awareness of cultural diversity and social heritage.

·         Individuals appreciative of aesthetic expressions.

·         Learners who are skilled in mathematical reasoning and scientific inquiry.

 

The value and efficacy of the Bacone College Core will be demonstrated by graduating students who:

 

·         Have participated in community service projects in various course settings.

·         Have participated in campus and community cultural and civic events.

·         Can communicate effectively in verbal and in written prose.

·         Have achieved a passing grade in all courses in the core curriculum.

·         Can critically evaluate information and its sources.

·         Have achieved an understanding of aesthetic beauty by engaging in a mode of artistic expression.

·         Have experienced spiritual growth by learning more about the Christian faith.

·         Have experienced moral growth by living according to a Christian code of ethics.

 

The Bacone College Core is designed according to specific curricular themes consistent with a liberal arts education:

 

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Programs

The Spiritual Self

·         Spiritual Life -- 3 hours

·         Body and Mind -- 2 hours

The Social

·         History -- 3 hours

·         The American Indian Experience -- 3 hours

The Aesthetic

·         The Nature of Creativity -- 3 hours

The Scientific

·         The Natural Sciences -- 4 hours

·         Mathematics -- 3 hours

Cognitive and Critical Thinking

·         First Year Seminar /Introduction to Major (one course according to major) -- 3 hours

·         First Year Seminar (Majors/Undecided)

·         English Composition I -- 3 hours

·         English Composition II -- 3 hours

·         Critical Thinking and Speaking -- 3 hours

·         Religion—3 hours

·         Logic -- 3 hours

Total Bacone College Core hours: 36

Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Programs

The Spiritual Self

·         Spiritual Life -- 3 hours

The Social

·         The American Indian Experience -- 3 hours

The Scientific

·         The Natural Sciences -- 4 hours

·         Mathematics -- 3 hours

Cognitive and Critical Thinking

·         First Year Seminar (Majors/Undecided)

·         English Composition I -- 3 hours

·         English Composition II -- 3 hours

·         Critical Thinking and Speaking -- 3 hours

Total Bacone College Core hours: 25

Liberal Arts Guided Electives

As part of its goal to provide students with a rich exposure to the liberal arts, Bacone College requires students pursuing a bachelor's degree to choose 9 credit hours from selected courses in the following liberal arts disciplines:

 

·         Political Science, Psychology, and/or Sociology -- 3 hours

·         Literature (LIT or COM1113 or ENG 3000+) -- 3 hours

·         Art  -- 3 hours

 

Students pursuing the Associate of Arts or the Associate of Science degree are required to choose 6 credit hours from the allowed courses in the following liberal arts disciplines:

 

·         Political Science, Psychology, and/or Sociology -- 3 hours

·         Literature (LIT or COM1113 or ENG 3000+) -- 3 hours

·         Art -- 3 hours

 

All students should consult with their advisor to make sure they choose courses that meet the Liberal Arts Guided Electives (LAGE) requirement.  LAGE credit hours are in addition to the credit hours required in satisfying the core curriculum for the bachelors or associates degrees. 

 

 

 

Requirements for Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees

Successful completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours of college work and a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 is required for graduation. The last 15 of the final 30 hours applied toward the degree must be satisfactorily completed at Bacone College.

  • Degrees are conferred at the end of the fall, spring, and summer semesters with one commencement ceremony for all graduates in May of each year. Consult individual degree plans for any additional requirements that may be necessary including CGPA . Candidates must file applications for degrees prior to the semester they expect to graduate. At that time, the Office of the Registrar will conduct a final degree check. No degree will be awarded and no participation in the Commencement ceremony will be allowed if a balance is owed.
  • Students completing all graduation requirements during the fall semester will participate in graduation exercises the following spring semester. Students who lack nine (9) credit hours toward graduation by the end of the spring semester may participate in the spring graduation exercises. However, all requirements for the degree must be met by the end of the summer term before the degree will be conferred.  The requirements for the degree must be completed within one year from the date of the student’s application for graduation to guarantee that the student may graduate under the catalog/degree plan of the student’s year of entrance at Bacone College. In order to meet the U. S. Department of Education guidelines, the term in which the requirements for a degree are completed will be the date of degree completion listed on the student transcript.

In the event an applicant for an associate degree already has a bachelor degree or higher, only those classes applied to the associate degree will be accepted and transferred to the Bacone College academic record.

Requirements for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees

·         A minimum of 124 credit hours is required for the bachelor degree.

·         The last 30 of the final 60 hours applied toward the degree must be satisfactorily completed at Bacone College.

·         Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 as a minimum for graduation. Consult individual degree plans for any additional requirements that may be necessary including CGPA.

·         Degrees are conferred at the end of the fall, spring, and summers semesters with one commencement ceremony for all graduates in May of each year. Candidates must file applications for degrees prior to the semester they expect to graduate. At that time, the Office of the Registrar will conduct a final degree check. No degree will be awarded and no participation in the Commencement ceremony will be allowed if a balance is owed.

·         Up to 30 credit hours may be earned through evaluation of competency in subject matter by using the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement Program (APP), ACT-PEP, or distance learning courses.

·         Students completing all graduation requirements during the fall semester will participate in graduation exercises the following spring semester. Students who  lack nine (9) credit hours toward graduation by the end of the spring semester may participate in the spring graduation exercises. However, all requirements for the degree must be met by the end of the summer term before the degree will be conferred.  The requirements for the degree must be completed within one year from the date of the student’s application for graduation to guarantee that the student may graduate under the catalog/degree plan of the student’s year of entrance at Bacone College. In order to meet the U. S. Department of Education guidelines, the term in which the requirements for a degree are completed will be the date of degree completion listed on the student transcript.

·         In the event an applicant for the bachelor degree already has a bachelor degree or higher, only those classes applied to the specific degree will be accepted and transferred to the Bacone College academic record.