BA in General Studies

The General Studies program is designed to educate students who want to pursue a focused Christian worldview that encompasses a broad spectrum of a general knowledge curriculum. Graduates are encouraged to view this degree as preparatory to career advancement or to consider advanced study at the master's and doctoral levels in certain disciplines. This program is primarily for transfer students. For further information on this program, please contact Mitch Simpson.

BI 111 Introduction to Bible 3
BI 270 Interpreting Christian Scriptures 3
BI 413 Senior Seminar in Bible 3
NT 204 Introduction to Jesus & The Gospels 3
NT 333 Pauline Epistles 3
OT 105 Pentateuch 3
OT 232 Hebrew History & Literature I 3
OT 302 Hebrew History & Literature II 3
TH 160 Basic Christian Beliefs 3
TH 416 Systematic Theology 3
ID 101 An Introduction to World Views 3
ID 201 Ancient Civilizations 3
ID 202 From Early Church to the Medieval World 3
ID 301 The Emerging Modern World 3
ID 302 The Modern & Postmodern World 3
HI 280 History of American Christianity & The Stone-Campbell Movement 3
LA 111 Introduction to Written Composition 3
LA 113 Introduction to Speech 3
PE 191 Physical Fitness ½, ½
Choose one of the following:
SC 155 Biology & Society 3
MA 197 Math for Life 3
SC 157 Chemistry & Society 3
SC 251 Microbiology 3
Choose two of the following:
SS 164 Intro to Sociology 3
SS 171 Principle of Psychology 3
SS 260 Cultural Anthropology 3
SS 268 Non-Western Religions 3
General Education Elective 3
LA 210 Advanced Composition 3
LA 410 General Studies Capstone Project 3
PH 201 Introduction to Logic 3

Open Electives
54 credit hours

130 credit hours

A passing grade in Chapel and Service Learning is required during each semester in which you are taking 12 or more hours of credit.

If importing in a transferable core (IAI GECC) from another Illinois college or university, additional LCU distinctive courses may be required (ID 101, ID 301, ID 302, PE 191, and HI 280 but not LA 210). These will then reduce the number of hours for open electives.