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    Courses in Lee University’s Division of Adult Learning are available online, in Lee’s Moodle platform, and onsite at Lee Education Centers.

    Undergraduate

    Bachelor’s in Liberal Studies BA/BS

    STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

    The purpose of the Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies is to provide a flexible liberal arts-based program of study for students to complete an undergraduate degree. Students will utilize previous college work, building upon that foundation, to create a personalized Christian liberal arts degree.


    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Demonstrate the capability to utilize proficient and appropriate written, oral, and technology-based communication skills.
    • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and understand diverse points of view in the context of their own worldview.
    • Demonstrate the ability to think, discuss, and write in a critical manner.
    • Demonstrate the ability to research using primary and secondary sources in the field.

    DEGREE CHECKLIST

    • Liberal Studies (degree completion program) (BA, BS)  
     

    Bachelor’s in Bible and Theology: BA/BS

    STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

    The purpose of this Bachelor’s degree in Bible & Theology is to give students a foundational understanding of biblical and theological knowledge. It is designed to deliver general, biblical, and theological fundamentals to those persons desiring to continue on in further theological study.


    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Articulate knowledge of the basic texts and tenets of the Christian faith.
    • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the Bible.
    • Articulate a clear knowledge of biblical and theological principles.
    • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of Christian doctrine.
    • Utilize basic critical methodologies in biblical studies.
    • Demonstrate the ability to think, discuss, and write in a critical manner.
    • Demonstrate the ability to research using primary and secondary sources in the field.

    DEGREE CHECKLIST

     

    Bachelor’s in Christian Studies: BA/BS

    STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

    The purpose of the Bachelor’s degree in Christian Studies is to provide students a broad foundation of biblical understanding and training for personal development and/or specific ministries. Students will be given the opportunity to study courses relevant to their specific interests in pre-determined Christian disciplines.


    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Articulate knowledge of the basic texts and tenets of the Christian faith.
    • Collect, analyze, organize, and evaluate information on a broad range of topics from a wide range of sources on theological and selected ministry issues.
    • Utilize inductive study method in analysis of biblical passages.
    • Evaluate relationship of Christian study emphases to selected disciplines of study.
    • Demonstrate the ability to think, discuss, and write in a critical manner.
    • Demonstrate the ability to research using primary and secondary sources in the field.

    DEGREE CHECKLIST

     

    Bachelor’s in Ministry Leadership: BA/BS

    STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

    The purpose of the Bachelor’s degree in Ministry Leadership is to prepare adult learners who desire involvement in church ministry. The focus will be to explore and develop leadership potential based on biblical principles in a variety of Christian ministry settings. Areas of emphasis include Church Administration, Counseling, Discipleship, Music and Worship, Pastoral Ministry, and Youth Ministry.


    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Articulate a developed knowledge of the biblical and theological basis for leadership.
    • Demonstrate leadership skills through the understanding of group and individual interaction.
    • Formulate strategies to direct Christians to apply leadership skills in life contexts.
    • Demonstrate the ability to think, discuss, and write in a critical manner.
    • Demonstrate the ability to research using primary and secondary sources in the field.

    Emphases Outcomes

    Church Administration:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of leadership within the church.
    • Identify methods for developing leadership within the church.

    Counseling:

    • Articulate an understanding of the role of ministry counseling in the church.
    • Identify various theories and methods in church counseling.

    Discipleship:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of educational ministry and discipleship in the church.
    • Display an understanding of the importance of small group ministry within the church.

    Music & Worship:

    • Articulate an understanding of the importance of music and worship in the church.
    • Demonstrate a foundational technical understanding of music theory and practice.

    Pastoral Ministry:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the call to vocational ministry.
    • Identify fundamentals and techniques of pastoral preaching.

    Youth Ministry:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of a youth minister.
    • Articulate strategies for youth ministry.

    DEGREE CHECKLIST

    • Church Administration (BS, BA)
    • Discipleship (BS, BA)
    • Counseling (BS, BA)
    • Pastoral Ministry (BS, BA)
    • Youth Ministries (BS, BA)
    • Music and Worship (BS, BA)
     

    Bachelor’s in Christian Ministry (B.C.M.)

    STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

    The purpose of the Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry is to deliver general, biblical, theological, and practical training to those persons currently active in or entering the Christian ministry. This program embraces the commitment to adequately prepare students for graduate study as well. Areas of emphasis include Bible and Theology, Christian Education, Counseling, and Pastoral Ministry.

    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of Christian doctrine
    • Utilize basic critical methodologies in biblical studies.
    • Articulate a basic knowledge of the Bible.
    • Demonstrate the ability to think, discuss, and write in a critical manner.
    • Demonstrate the ability to research using primary and secondary sources in the field.

    EMPHASES OUTCOMES

    Bible and Theology:

    • Demonstrate hermeneutical expertise in the interpretation of the Scriptures.
    • Articulate the relationship between faith and the study of Christian theology.

    Christian Education:

    • Articulate an understanding of the call to educational ministry in the church.
    • Identify the various aspects of Christian education in ministry, i.e. children, youth, missions.

    Counseling:

    • Articulate an understanding of the call to vocational ministry.
    • Identify various theories and methods in church counseling.

    Pastoral Ministry:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the call to vocational ministry.
    • Identify fundamentals and techniques of pastoral preaching.

    Degree Checklist

    • Bible & Theology (BCM)
    • Christian Education (BCM)
    • Pastoral Ministry (BCM)
    • Counseling (BCM)
     

    RN/BSN Completion Track

    PURPOSE

    This track is housed within the Lee University School of Nursing and is designed for registered nurses who already have obtained a nursing diploma or associate degree and who are seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree that is presented from a Christian worldview. The courses in the track are offered via hybrid delivery; partially online and partially classroom.

    The Mission of the School of Nursing is to prepare nurses who view professional practice through the lens of a caring, Christian worldview and who demonstrate transformational servant leadership that is intentional, bold, infused with Christ-centered confidence, and radically compassionate in caring for others in an increasingly diverse, global, complex and changing world.

    Special Welcome

    Thank you so much for considering the RN/BSN Completion Track of the Lee University School of Nursing BSN Program. This program was developed to meet adult student flexibility needs for returning to school, but also to develop a curriculum that would stretch you and facilitate your personal and professional development as a Christian nurse. We care about course delivery that is convenient for the working registered nurse AND we care about providing an opportunity for you to truly engage in learning and holistically growing in your calling. Come join us….and see what exciting things develop.
    —Dr. Sara L. Campbell, Dean & Professor, Lee School of Nursing

    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The graduate of the RN/BSN nursing program will be able to:

    • Use critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to integrate theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing, the sciences and a liberal arts education into professional nursing practice.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the areas of quality improvement and patient safety to provide high quality health care and address simple to complex situations.
    • Assimilate the professional nurses’ roles of advocate, communicator, counselor, change agent, teacher, leader, provider and manager of care to assist clients toward an optimal level of health and wellness.
    • Effectively utilize the research process and engage in evidence-based practice.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in information management and patient care technology to deliver quality patient care.
    • Integrate knowledge and understanding of healthcare policies, finances, regulations and legal issues that directly and indirectly influence the healthcare system into professional nursing practice.
    • Communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals, families, groups and healthcare professionals in a variety of care settings, assuming accountability for one’s own and delegated nursing practice.
    • Appraise and apply appropriate components of health promotion and disease prevention foci for individuals, populations and self.
    • Appraise personal and professional development of inherent values and ethics supporting practice from a holistic caring framework.
    • Engage in professional nursing practice with diverse persons and populations with an understanding and respect for variations of care, increased complexity and increased use of healthcare resources inherent in caring for patients.
    • Explain how a caring, Christian worldview guides transformational servant leadership that is compassionate in working with and caring for others.

    Admission Criteria

    Policies and Procedures for Admission, Transfer, and Progression

    Degree Checklist

    RN-to-BSN Completion Track

     

    Graduate

    Master’s in Ministry Studies (MA)

    STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

    The Master of Arts in Ministry Studies at Lee University provides a program of study that combines practical studies and practical ministry. The courses in this program are specifically designed to help the student understand the biblical and theological foundation of issues related to ministry in contemporary contexts, and then to move beyond theory to the implementation of practical skills for successful vocational ministry. The Master of Arts in Ministry Studies offers three tracks: leadership studies, worship studies, youth and family studies.

    PROGRAM OUTCOMES

    • The M.A. in Ministry Studies will provide a basic theological and biblical framework that will be used to address issues related to ministry in contemporary contexts.
    • The M.A. in Ministry Studies will explore theories, methods and models from various disciplinary perspectives for application in ministry settings.
    • The M.A. in Ministry Studies will provide practical skills for ministry within contemporary and social contexts.
    • The M.A. in Ministry Studies will facilitate the development of characteristics and practices of a spiritually mature and ethical minister.

    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Upon the completion of the Master of Arts in Ministry Studies degree, an individual should possess the following qualities, abilities, and skills:

    • The ability to produce scholarly research and writing that is appropriate for graduate studies in ministry.
    • An understanding of the knowledge, resources and approaches for fostering spiritual formation in faith communities.
    • The ability to assess, articulate and critique approaches to leadership within specific ministry contexts.
    • The ability to engage in theological reflection on the practices of ministry and church life, and to assess practices in light of sound theological reflection.
    • Personal and corporate study of the biblical texts through the disciplined use of sound hermeneutical principles, particularly via the inductive study method.
    • The ability to communicate the gospel to a wide variety of audiences.
    • Analysis of various aspects of culture with the intention of developing practices for engaging contemporary culture.
    • Understanding of the biblical, theological and theoretical foundations relevant to the student’s specific area of emphasis (leadership studies, worship studies, youth and family studies).
    • Skills relevant to and appropriate for student’s specific area of emphasis (leadership studies, worship studies, youth and family studies).
     

    Certificate Programs

    For adult learners seeking to strengthen skills in a particular discipline but not interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree, DAL offers certificate programs:

    • Bible
    • Christian Education
    • Christian Leadership
    • Intercultural Studies
    • Pastoral Studies

    Federal Financial Aid is not available for those students enrolled in certificate-only programs.