Foundations are really important.

Worldview Studies Certificate LogoA house built on a poor foundation cannot stand for long. You don’t have to read many studies to recognize that a growing number of students quit attending church after they graduate from high school.

While numerous factors contribute to this problem, we believe it is primarily an issue of foundations. The aim of our program is to help students strengthen their biblical foundation for a life long impact.

The Worldview Studies Certificate is an intensive 35 college-credit-hour program designed to be completed in one academic year and is intended to help establish a foundation in a biblical worldview in first-time students preparing for further studies in the university. In addition to their coursework, students will be challenged spiritually as they take part in our engaging student life culture and participate in the many events and programs on campus.

Imagine talking about the Christian origins of academics in North America as you walk across the historic campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. That’s exactly what students will experience for their capstone course, “Christianity on the Secular Campus.” The program will conclude with a trip to Boston for the final class to be taught by Dr. Bland Mason, a graduate of Southern Seminary and the chaplain to the Boston Red Sox.

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Fall Semester 16
EN 101 English Composition I 3
MA — Math Elective 3
PH 108 Worldview Analysis 3
PH 141 Apologetics Seminar I 1
PH 311 Introduction to Ethics 3
PH 321 Religion in the Public Square 3
Winter Term 3
TH 212 Christian Theology II 3
Spring Semester 13
EN 102 English Composition II 3
PH 142 Apologetics Seminar II 1
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Choose one of the following two courses:
— — Introduction to Philosophy (Metroversity) 3
PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy (Boyce College) 3
Choose one of the following two courses:
HS 161 World History 3
HS 171 American History 3
Summer Term 3
PH 121 Christianity on the Secular Campus 3

Total Degree Hours


Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.

2. Students will be able to describe a philosophical defense and promotion of Christianity’s emphasis on the secular university context.

3. Students will be able to explain the fundamental elements of a Christian worldview and the relation of that worldview to daily life.