Additional Academic Programs
LEGISLATIVE INTERN PROGRAM
This program offers University undergraduates the opportunity to participate actively in the state legislative session while receiving full academic credit for one semester. The Legislative Program, held during years when the General Assembly convenes for regular session, begins in January and runs through the third week in May. For further information on this program, please turn to the Social Sciences section.
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology
1. Student must complete the following academic requirements:
a. Complete the required course of Campbellsville with a minimum 2.50 grade point average.
b. Must fulfill all general education requirements for baccalaureate graduation.
c. Must complete the science and math courses outlined in course sequence.
d. Successfully complete the course requirements at an approved medical technology school (The University has official affiliation with Owensboro Medical Health System in Owensboro, Kentucky).
2. After completion of the above requirements the student will be granted a B.S. in Med. Tech. degree from Campbellsville University after proper application has been made.
3. The time limit between the end of the academic work at Campbellsville University and application for the B.S. degree is four years.
Since professional schools vary considerably in their admission requirements, the student is advised to select the professional school of choice and then choose pre professional courses accordingly. The Campbellsville University faculty will advise the student at the time of registration in the selection of courses which will meet the requirements of the professional school of choice. Students who transfer to professional schools to complete their degrees are dependent upon good records for this privilege. Campbellsville students who plan to pursue a professional course of study in another college or university is, therefore, encouraged to make a good record here.
The student should follow closely the recommendations of the school of engineering he/she plans to attend. Campbellsville University has a memorandum of understanding with the College of Engineering of the University of Kentucky concerning the selection of appropriate courses.
No specific courses are designated for admission to law schools. The program of studies for each student will be planned so as to conform to the curricular suggestions made by the graduate institution which the student expects to attend. After meeting the requirements set out in this bulletin-catalog for a degree, the student should elect as many courses as possible in the fields of accounting, business administration, economics, english, history, philosophy, political science, and psychology if he wishes to pursue a law career.
PRE MEDICAL PROGRAMS
Students who have a career interest in medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and veterinary medicine may meet the general admissions requirements of respective schools by selecting course work leading to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in either Biology or Chemistry. Exceptional students may choose to enter their professional school after three years at Campbellsville University. After a successful year at the professional school, the student may transfer credits back to Campbellsville University and may receive either a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology or Chemistry.
The School of Education offers the following preparation programs that lead to initial teacher certification in Kentucky: (a) Elementary Education, P-5; (b) Middle Grades Education, 5-9; (c) Secondary Education, 8-12(English, Math, Biology, and Social Studies); (d) Art, P-12; (e) Health Education, P-12; (f) Physical Education, P-12 (g) Music, P-12; and, (h) Learning and Behavior Disorders, P-12.
The Education Professional Standards Board requires teacher candidates to pass exams called PRAXIS II before the initial teaching certificate, the Statement of Eligibility, is issued. The exams are: (a) PRAXIS specialty exams which measure content knowledge and pedagogical skill and, (b) PRAXIS PLT which measures the principles of learning and teaching.
CLASS BY APPOINTMENT/INDEPENDENT STUDY
A student desiring to enroll in courses indentified as Independent Study shall have a minimum overall academic standing of 2.50 and a 2.80 standing in the major or minor field to which the course is relevant.
Not more than 32 hours may be transferred as credit from correspondence and/or extension courses. The basic requirements for graduation may not include these courses without special permission from the Director of Student Records. Correspondence courses shall not be taken to raise grades in courses already pursued. No correspondence grade less than a "C" will be accepted.
Credit for the following courses, earned by correspondence, will not be accepted on the issuance or renewal of teaching certificates:
Teaching of Reading
Literature for Children
Public School Art or Music courses required for certification
Courses in Library Science
Human Development and Learning Theory courses required for certification
Courses in administration supervision
Laboratory courses in subject fields
Professional courses requiring observation, participation and/or teaching when offered for credit.
Church-Related Vocation Programs
The task of the School of Theology is to produce world changers, persons who are passionately evangelical, rooted in the Biblical story, church-connected, servant leaders, spiritual entrepreneurs, and partners in an enduring fellowship (for further description, see the theology section of this bulletin-catalog). The 15-hour core required of all undergraduate Theology students connects with this task and provides the academic foundation for the nurturing, engaging, and equipping students pursuing the vocational calling of following Christ in all areas of life: (1) upper division OT, (2) upper division NT, (3) spiritual formation, (4) Christian theology, and (5) Church history. Programs of ministry study are Biblical Studies (area, major, minor), Educational Ministries (area, major, minor), Pastoral Ministries and Counseling (area, major, minor), and Sports Ministry (major, minor), with an associate degree in Christian Studies (65 hrs.) and a certificate in Christian Ministry (27 hrs.).
Students choosing an area, major, or minor in Biblical Studies will discover an emphasis in the study of the Bible and the Biblical languages. The Biblical Studies student must declare a “Bachelor of Arts” as degree type, which commits him or her to the study of the ancient languages (Hebrew and Greek) of the Sacred Text. While there are elective courses within the School of Theology, students are immersed in the historical study and contemporary interpretation of the Biblical story. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for advanced university or seminary degree opportunities but especially to lay the foundation for all ministry vocations and the privilege of teaching and preaching the powerful word of God.
Studies in Educational Ministries related to the church involve courses to support students interested in serving as ministers of education, ministry with youth or other age groups, religious journalism, sports ministry, and recreational ministry. A curriculum core of Biblical Studies and Educational Ministries courses is required, and may be supplemented with enrichment courses in educational theory and practice found throughout the University’s curriculum. Elective courses related to each student’s particular interests may be added, and field-education courses are also available for vocational practice.
MISSIONS Students who select Christian Missions related to the church involve courses involve courses to support students interested in serving as ministers like no other. Broad and deep in their scope, courses in the discipline are designed to provide a foundation of biblical and ministry knowledge uique to the missionarys role in kingdom service. Students can expect to find a program of study and a set of experiences that cultivates knowledge of and praxis in christian missions, the on-going biblical narrative of God the redeeming Father, the risen son, and the revealing Spirt.
Campbellsville University is one of the first institutions to offer an emphasis (major and minor) in Sports Ministry. Sport is the tool that will allow Christians access for Christ into every country in the world, every city in the nation. Sports Ministry, a unique blend of athletics and missions, equips students to lead in mission efforts of local churches or other church-related institutions using sports evangelism. The academic program is a blend of Christian studies (Biblical studies, ministerial and educational studies, and philosophy/theology), recreation, and health and physical education. Internships are available through the office of the Director of Sports Ministry.
IN-SERVICE GUIDANCE PROGRAM for MINISTERIAL STUDENTS
Formal internship work in ministry vocations is supported by a well developed In-Service Guidance Program. This program is designed to make use of support from the churches in the general area of the University as well as state-wide and national denominational groups. Field work activity in the churches is combined with careful support and supervision by experienced ministers so the student may both serve in a ministry position and learn about that ministry in a competent educational framework. Several introductory courses in the curriculum support students who choose to participate in this program as a practical enrichment for their Educational Ministries studies, Biblical Ministries studies, and Biblical studies.