B.S. in Development

Bachelor of Science in Development

The Bachelor of Arts in Development degree program is designed to prepare students for a career serving a diverse urban and rural population through economic development, social progress, and community outreach with a social science perspective. This is a 132 credit degree program.

To meet this objective, graduates will demonstrate the ability to analyze data, prepare reports, make presentations, and work as part of a team. The degree tackles diverse topics such as social anthropology, human rights, and economic theory but also gives students the option of taking natural resource modules that examine the sustainability and the governance of issues such as soils, water, food production, and fisheries.

Specializations available in International Development, Physiotherapy, and Human Resources. Required courses for the various specializations are listed below and must be substituted for a course of the same level.

 

Below is the Course Listing for a BA in Development:

Basics of Entrepreneurship
Strategic Planning
Principles and Practices of Christian Microfinance
Promoting Church-Centered Savings and Loan Associations
Sustainable Community Development
Appropriate technology
Rural Development
Community Health Care
The Old Testament
The New Testament
Introduction to Missions
Methods of Bible Study
The Christian Life
Reading Skills (in a specific language)
Grammar (in a specific language)
Writing Academic Papers (in a specific language)
Development Anthropology
Intercultural Communication
History and Goals of Development
Leadership and Inter-organizational Relations
Foundations and Principles of Holistic Development
Introduction to Geology and Earth Science
Basics of Population
Perspectives on International Development
Partnering with Large-Scale Finance Institutions
Research Methodologies
Introduction to Research Statistics
Managing Project Cycles for Sustainable Development
NGO Roles in Development and Policy
Contemporary Social Ethics in Development
Understanding Local Leadership
The Development of Judeo-Christian Civilization
Culture Learning Methodology
Public Speaking
Physiotherapy
Comparative Worldview’s
Economic Analysis of Development
The Politics of International Aid in Low-Income Countries
The Role of Global Programs in International Development
Crucial Linkages in Conflict & Cooperation
Capacity Development
Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and Development
Culture, Policy and Action
Development Possibilities in a Local Church

For a Human Resource Development Specialization the following additional courses are required:

Teamwork
Leadership and Inter-Organizational Relations
Introduction to Human Resource Management
Advanced Human Resources Management
Crucial Linkages in Conflict & Cooperation
Capacity Development
Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and Development
Contemporary Social Ethics in Development
Understanding Local Leadership

For an International Development Specialization the following additional courses are required:

Contemporary Social Ethics in Development
Culture, Policy & Action
Capacity Development
Crucial Linkages in Conflict & Cooperation
Managing Project Cycles for Sustainable Development
Research Statistics
Understanding Local Leadership
Development Possibilities in a Local Church

For a Physiotherapy Specialization the following courses are required:
Gross Human Anatomy
Community Health Care
Introduction to Physiotherapy
Kinesiology
Pharmacology in Physiotherapy
Occupational Therapy
Orthopedic Therapy
Prosthetics & Orthotics
Psychosocial Aspect of Physical Therapy
Clinical Research
Understanding Local Leadership
Development Possibilities in a Local Church
Internship and Thesis