2015-2016 Catalog 
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2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Traditional Undergraduate Programs of Study

Olivet designs and offers academic programs that support its general objectives, and that appear to meet important needs of its students and constituency. Undergraduate degrees available at Olivet include the following:

Associate of Arts (AA) – Offered through the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, this program in business can apply toward degree-completion programs offered at Olivet.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Offered for professional programs in business, exercise/sports science, and family/consumer science. Programs offer curricula that can either lead to career opportunities or apply toward BS degree at Olivet.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Offered for programs in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and sciences. Curricula leading to the BA typically promote broad preparation within the discipline and among related fields with emphasis on the liberal arts and sciences.

Bachelor of Music (BMus) – Offered for music programs in which the orientation is toward advanced development of general musicianship allied with competence in an area of specialization. The standards follow those set forth by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Bachelor of Science (BS) – Offered for professional programs in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and sciences. BS programs typically promote focused preparation within a discipline and/or related disciplines. Programs often are designed to accommodate outside accrediting bodies and/or licensure requirements. The Department of Nursing, the Department of Social Work and Criminal Justice, and the Department of Engineering offer variations of this degree—the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), and the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE), respectively.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – Offered through the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies for working adults.

Course Numbering System

The number of the course designates the level or classification a student must have to take the course. Some courses have prerequisites that must be completed before enrolling in those courses.

000 — Not available for degree credit
100 — Introductory or basic freshman-level courses
200 — Sophomores and qualified freshmen
300 — Juniors and qualified sophomores
400 — Seniors and qualified juniors
500 — Graduate students, qualified seniors
600 — Graduate students only
700 — Graduate students only
800 — Graduate students only
900 — Doctoral students only

The traditional undergraduate courses of study in the University are grouped in four colleges/schools, which are listed alphabetically within this chapter. Departments and areas of study are also listed alphabetically within each college/school. In addition, the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies programs and courses are described in School of Graduate and Continuing Studies  and Course Descriptions-SGCS .

In the succeeding pages, the faculty of each department are listed, with the department chair listed first and other faculty members listed by year of appointment at Olivet Nazarene University. They are also listed alphabetically in the Directory of Personnel .

Traditional Undergraduate