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This course schedule outlines a suggested order of courses for those who wish to complete the bachelor of arts degree in four years. Students are not required to take 16 hours each semester.


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Character Development Services Bachelor of Arts Degree

Western culture is in the midst of a “character famine”; both the “why” and the “what” of right living have become obscure. As the results of “character-less” living become prevalent in society, many are seeking answers.

The CDS bachelor of arts degree equips students to understand the foundation and application of Biblical character—right living—and to meet the need for character instruction in all facets of society.

It requires students to thoroughly examine the Biblical underpinnings of character and apply Biblical solutions in current marriage, family, financial, legal, and medical relationships.

Students solidify this foundation with practical experience in the form of an in-depth internship.

Students may focus fourth-year character studies in corporate, education, youth, or home-based services.

(128 semester hours)

  Year one, first semester:  
BLP 101 Introduction to Basic Life Principles          5
BLP 102 Developing a Biblical Life Purpose   4
BIBL 101 God: His Word and Character I   3
WBS 111 Studies in Biblical Wisdom I   3
  Year one, second semester:  
CNS 101 Foundations of Counseling   3
BIBL 102 God: His Word and Character II   3
WBS 112 Studies in Biblical Wisdom II   3
FIN 101 Financial Freedom I   4
CDS 101 Foundations of Character   3
  Year two, first semester:  
BIBL 201 Mankind: Sin and Salvation I   3
WBS 113 Studies in Biblical Wisdom III   3
CNS 102 Marriage Conflict Resolution I   4
FIN 202 Financial Freedom II   3
CYD 110 Character First! Education 3-4
  Year two, second semester:  
BIBL 202 Mankind: Sin and Salvation II   3
WBS 214 Studies in Biblical Wisdom IV   3
CNS 203 Marriage Conflict Resolution II   3
MED 201 Foundations of Medicine I   4
Elective(s) 2-3
  Year three, first semester:  
BIBL 301 God's People: Prophecy and Promises I   3
WBS 215 Studies in Biblical Wisdom V   3
WBS 216 Studies in Biblical Wisdom VI   3
MED 202 Foundations of Medicine II   3
CDS 202 Character First! Business 2-3
  Year three, second semester:  
BIBL 302 God’s People: Prophecy and Promises II   3
WBS 217 Studies in Biblical Wisdom VII   3
LEG 201 Law and the Family   4
Elective(s) 2-4
  Year four, first semester:  
BIBL 401 Issues: Biblical Answers to Vital Questions I   3
CDS 430 Character Internship Training   8
CDS 431 Character Internship   8
  Year four, second semester:  
BIBL 402 Issues: Biblical Answers to Vital Questions II   3
CDS 431 Character Internship  16
Total Semester Hours