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BUOM (Business: Organizational Management)

University and Business Program Core Competencies

NURS (RN to BSN Program)

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PSYD (Psychology: Human Development)

REML (Religion: Ministry and Leadership)

  • MILD 305 Church History
  • MILD 364 Critical Thinking & Writing for Ministry
  • MILD 365 Theology of Church Mission & Ministry
  • MILD 367 Research Methods for the Study and Preaching of Scriptures
  • MILD 368 Leadership in Christian Organizations
  • MILD 369 Research Methods of the Study of Christian Organizations
  • MILD 422 Conflict Management
  • MILD 440 Pastoral Care & Counseling
  • MILD 460 Foundations of Christian Ethics
  • MILD 461 Theological Themes of the Old Testament
  • MILD 462 Management in Christian Organizations
  • MILD 463 Theological Themes of the New Testament
  • MILD 464 Ministry of Preaching and Teaching
  • MILD 466 Ministry of the Spirit in the Church
  • MILD 468 1 Corinthians Church in an Urban Setting
  • MILD 472 New Testament and Contemporary Christian Issues
  • MILD 473 Change Theory and Strategic Planning in Christian Organizations

ECED (ESAL, AA, BA, and Certificate courses)

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GE (General Education)


  • ART 252 History and Appreciation of Art 


  • BIOL 205 Principles of Human Physiology
  • BIOL 294 ONLINE Principles of Neuroscience (BIOL 234 beginning Fall 2016)
  • BIOL 108 Biology of Nutrition (BIOL 208 beginning Fall 2016)



  • CORE 110 Foundations of College Writing I
  • CORE 110 ONLINE Foundations of College Writing I



  • CORE 110 Vanguard Foundations of College Writing I
  • CORE 110 ONLINE Vanguard Foundations of College Writing I
  • ENGL 115 Foundations of College Writing II
  • ENGL 115 ONLINE Foundations of College Writing II
  • ENGL 220 Researched Writing
  • ENG 220 ONLINE Researched Writing
  • ENGL 230 Literary Perspectives
  • ENGL 230 ONLINE Literary Perspectives
  • ENGL 340 ONLINE Children’s Literature


  • HIST 275 Topics in American History
  • HIST 275 ONLINE Topics in American History
  • HIST 356 History and Geography of California
  • HIST 356 ONLINE History and Geography of California



  • MNGT 470 Managing Technology and Innovation
  • MNGT 470 Small Business Management
  • MNGT 470  Event Planning
  • MNGT 470 Conflict Management and Negotiation Quiz 1
  • MNGT 470 Career Transitioning: Landing Your Ideal Job


  • MUSC 202C Introduction to Music


  • NT 101 New Testament Survey
  • NT 101 ONLINE New Testament Survey


  • OT 201 Old Testament Survey
  • OT 201 ONLINE Old Testament Survey


  • PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 201 ONLINE Introduction to Philosophy



  • PSYC 103 General Psychology
  • PSYC 103 ONLINE General Psychology
  • PSYD 321 Adolescent Psychology
  • PSYD 321 ONLINE Adolescent Psychology
  • PSYD 220 Human Growth and Development
  • PSYD 352 Industrial/Organizational Psychology


  • SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 100 ONLINE Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 220 Marriage and Family in a Social context
  • SOC 220 ONLINE Marriage and Family in a Social Context


WMST (Full Curriculum Available on Moodle)

  • WMST 345 ONLINE Human Trafficking
  • WMST 430 ONLINE Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • WMST 435 ONLINE Human Trafficking Aftercare
  • WMST 440 ONLINE Human Trafficking and Ethics

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