- Curriculum Summary
- Course Descriptions
- Course Schedule
- Admission Information
- Application Process
Belhaven University, formerly Belhaven College, seeks to introduce all students to the study of human behavior and mental processes within a Christian worldview context. The Bachelor of Arts in Social Services degree is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge and prepare students for future study in the field of social services. Emphasis is placed on developing the students' ability to understand and apply social service principles in their everyday lives, and an important goal is to help students in their ability to appropriately interrelate their social work degree and the Christian faith.
Belhaven University has developed each course to build upon the previous one in a sequence. Each course is offered in a six week format. Students meet one night a week for four hours of classroom instruction and periodic project team meetings.
|Bachelor of Arts in Social Services Core Courses|
|BUS 301||Advanced Learning Applications||3||5|
|SOC 202||The Family||3||5|
|SOC 101||Intro to Sociology||3||6|
|PSY 202||General Psychology II||3||5|
|SOC 201||Social Problems||3||5|
|PSY 240||Human Growth and Development I||3||6|
|PSY 241||Human Growth and Development II||3||5|
|SOC 220||Social Stratification||3||5|
|PSY 342||Psychology of the Exceptional Child||3||6|
|BIB 360||Christian Social Responsibility||3||5|
|PSY 313||Abnormal Psychology I||2||5|
|PSY 314||Abnormal Psychology II||3||5|
|SOC 310||Death, Dying and Grief||3||5|
|PSY 340||Intro. to Counseling Theory||3||5|
|SOC 350||Social Services Practice I||3||6|
|SOC 351||Social Services Practice II||3||5|
|S0C 370||Social Service Field Experience||3||*|
|WVC 401||Kingdom Life: Family and Workplace||3||5|
As you apply for admission to Belhaven University, you can use this checklist to assist you in the process. Each item required is necessary to apply, be accepted and register at the college. If you have any questions about admission, contact (423) 265-7784 or email@example.com.
1. COMPLETE the APPLICATION for Admission
- Minimum age of 21 (If you are unable to meet the admission requirements, please contact the Office of Admission.)
- One year of relevant work experience required
2. REQUEST TRANSCRIPTS
- Download and complete the Transcript Request form from each college previously attended. We will submit that to all colleges/universities you have attended and pay for the transcript request fee for you.
- Students applying with fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit acceptable by Belhaven must also submit an official high school transcript showing the date of graduation. A 2.0 grade point average is required.
- A student who has earned the General Education Development (GED) certificate may be admitted. An official GED transcript must be provided from the State Department of Education of the state that issued the certificate; subscores must be 45 or higher or an average standard score of 50 or higher.
3. TRANSFERRING CREDITS - Transferability of credit notice.
- Full credit is usually allowed for students transferring work from
another regionally accredited institution. The registrar will determine if the
work is consistent with a liberal arts curriculum. The final decision is made on
the basis that work must:
- be from an accredited institution,
- be college level, and
- equal a 2.0 average.
- A veteran who wishes to be assessed for military credit or who will use veteran benefits must submit a copy of Form DD214 and/or DD295 to Belhaven University.
4. SUBMIT TEST SCORES
- Diagnostic Testing will also be available to students in order to determine the students level of Math and English skills.
- All international students whose native language is not English must present an acceptable score of at least 450 paper-based, or 45 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A student with a TOEFL score of 450-524 or iBT score of 45-70 will be required to take English as a Second Language courses before beginning their program of study. If a student scores 525 or higher or a 71 or higher they will not be required to take English as a Second Language courses. Exceptions to this requirement will be considered for students presenting strong verbal scores on the SAT or ACT, or if students provide other evidence of English proficiency acceptable to the University. In registering for the TOEFL, note the Belhaven TOEFL code number is 1055.
Belhaven University does not discriminate in the administration of its education policies, applications for admission, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and extracurricular programs. The rights, privileges, programs and activities at Belhaven University are made available to all students who are enrolled regardless of sex, religion, color, national origin, handicap or age.