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    Jun 18, 2024  
Missouri Baptist University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Missouri Baptist University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Programs



Mission Statement: The Academic Program of Missouri Baptist University is designed to offer programs of study leading to professional certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees in an environment of academic excellence with a Biblically-based Christian perspective. The academic program seeks to motivate students to a life of service and knowledge integrating Christian faith and discipline.

Missouri Baptist University grants baccalaureate degrees and offers general education, degree requirements, majors, minors, and cognate areas within four colleges and thirteen schools. The University grants the Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology, Associate of Arts in General Studies, Associate of Science degree with concentrations in Pre-Nursing, Christian Ministry, and Business Administration, and offers courses leading to undergraduate certificates in Accounting, Business Administration, Faith and Learning, Healthcare Management, Management, Marketing, Ministry and Leadership, Writing, and graduate certificates in Accounting, Apologetic Studies, Biblical Counseling, Biology Education, Chemistry Education, Church Planting, Church Revitalization, Educational Technology, Exercise Science, Family Ministry, Fitness Management, Intercultural Studies, Library Media Specialist, Mathematics Education, Pastoral Ministries, Play Therapy, Project Management, School Psychological Examiner, Sport Management, Sport Marketing, Strategic Leadership, Teaching Online, and Trauma Informed Educator. Missouri Baptist University is approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for teacher certification in early childhood, elementary, middle childhood, secondary education, and K-12 education in various subject fields at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and counselor and administrative certifications at the graduate level only.

The College of Arts & Humanities is divided into three schools: School of Communications, School of Humanities & Theology, and School of Performing Arts. The School of Communications offers majors in Broadcast Media, Communication Studies, Journalism, and Public Relations. Minor programs are available in Broadcast Media, Communication Studies, Journalism, Sports Journalism, and Public Relations. The School of Humanities & Theology offers majors in Christian Ministry, English, General Studies, Liberal Arts, Ministry and Leadership, and Theological Studies. Minor programs include Apologetic Studies, Biblical Counseling, Biblical Studies, Christian ministry, Church Planting, Church Revitalization, English, Family Ministry, Intercultural Studies, Pastoral Studies, and Spanish. The Associate of Arts in General Studies is also available. The Master of Christian Ministry degree is offered at the graduate level with areas of emphasis in Apologetic Studies, Biblical Counseling, Church Planting, Church Revitalization, Family Ministry, Intercultural Studies, Pastoral Ministries, and Worship Leadership. Graduate Certificates in Apologetic Studies, Biblical Counseling, Church Planting, Church Revitalization, Family Ministry, Intercultural Studies, and Pastoral Ministries are also available. The School of Performing Arts offers majors in Music, Music Education, Music with Elective Studies in Business, Music Performance, Musical Theatre, Speech/Theatre, Theatre, Worship Arts Technology, and Worship Leadership. Minor programs are available in Dance, Music, Stage Management, Theatre, and Worship.

The College of Business & Entrepreneurship is divided into two schools: School of Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology and the School of Management & Marketing. The School of Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology offers majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Cybersecurity, and Network Engineering. Minor programs are available in Accounting, Business Administration, and Data Science. The Associate of Science in Business Administration is also available. The Master of Business Administration degree is offered at the graduate level with concentration options in Accounting, Project Management, Sport Management, Sport Marketing, and Strategic Leadership. Graduate Certificates in Accounting, Project Management, and Strategic Leadership are also available. The School of Management & Marketing offers majors in Applied Management, Fitness Management, Organizational Leadership, Healthcare Management, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management. Minor programs are available in Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Management, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management. The Master of Science in Sport Management degree is offered at the graduate level with concentration options in Fitness Management and Sport Marketing. Graduate Certificates in Fitness Management, Sport Management, and Sport Marketing are also available. 

The College of Education provides curricula that pertain directly to the development of professional educators both in private and public education and is responsible for the Missouri approved teacher certification program. It is divided into three schools: School of Counseling, School of Educational Leadership, and School of Teacher Education. The School of Counseling offers the Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling at the graduate level. Graduate Certificates in Play Therapy and School Psychological Examiner are also offered. The School of Educational Leadership offers the Master of Educational Administration in School Leader K-12 or Special Education Director, Master of Educational Technology, Master of Science in Education: Curriculum & Instruction, Master of Science in Higher Educational Leadership, the Educational Specialist with two tracks: Superintendent or Curriculum & Instruction, and the Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership or Leadership in Teaching and Learning programs. Graduate Certificates in Educational Technology and Teaching Online are also available. The School of Teacher Education offers undergraduate majors in the areas of Biology Education, Business Education, Chemistry Education, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education, Health Education, K-12 Education, Marketing Education, Middle Childhood Education, Physical Education, Physical Education/K-12 Education, Secondary Education, Special Education Cross-Cat Disabilities Mild/Mod, and Studies in Teaching and Learning. A minor is also offered in Physical Education. Students desiring certification on the secondary or K-12 level must have a primary major in a subject field and complete the professional education courses. Those completing certification at the undergraduate level may opt for a double major in Secondary Education or K-12 Education. This provides a broad competency within the teaching discipline. Undergraduate certification is also available in Driver Education. The Master of Arts in Teaching (with initial certification or for additional certification) degree is offered at the graduate level. Certification areas offered at the graduate level include Library Media Specialist and Special Reading. Graduate Certificates in Library Media Specialist and Trauma Informed Educator are also offered.

The College of Science & Health is divided into five schools: School of Health & Movement Sciences, School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, School of Nursing, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, and School of Social Work. The School of Health & Movement Sciences offers majors in Exercise Science and Health Sciences. A minor is available in Public Health. The Graduate Certificate in Exercise Science is also available. The School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics offers majors in Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemistry with a concentration in Forensic Science, and Mathematics. Minor programs are available in Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geoscience, Mathematics, and Plant Biology. The Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology and Associate of Science in Pre-Nursing are also available. The Master of Science degree is offered at the graduate level with concentration options in Biology Education, Chemistry Education, and Mathematics Education. Graduate Certificates in Biology Education, Chemistry Education, and Mathematics Education are also available. The School of Nursing offers two degree programs: Pre-Licensure and RN to BSN. The Pre-Licensure BSN degree option is for those seeking to become licensed as a registered nurse (RN). The RN to BSN degree option is for those who are already licensed as an RN and are seeking to complete a baccalaureate degree. A Nursing Across Cultures minor is also available. The Master of Science in Nursing degree is offered at the graduate level with concentration options in Executive Leadership, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Educator. The School of Social & Behavioral Sciences offers majors in Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, History, Human Services, Psychology, and Social Sciences. Minor programs are also available in Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice, History, Human Services, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, and Sociology. The School of Social Work offers the Master of Social Work at the graduate level. Students may complete this program through two tracks: Advanced Standing or Traditional.

The MBU Online program offers a number of degree options that are specifically designed to provide maximum flexibility with top-quality academics. These programs serve as both traditional and non-traditional degree seekers of any age and stage of life. Options include the Associate of Science with concentrations in Business Administration and Pre-Nursing, Associate of Arts in General Studies, online Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degree with majors in Applied Management, Criminal Justice, General Studies, Healthcare Management, Liberal Arts, Ministry and Leadership, and Organizational Leadership. MBU Online also offers Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees with majors in Business Administration, Management, Marketing, and Psychology, and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees with majors in Business Administration, Cybersecurity, Management, Marketing, Network Engineering, Psychology, and Sport Management. Certificates in Business Administration, Healthcare Management, Management, and Ministry and Leadership are also offered. Graduate Certificates in Accounting, Apologetic Studies, Biblical Counseling, Biology Education, Chemistry Education, Church Planting, Church Revitalization, Educational Technology for K-12 Schools, Family Ministry, Fitness Management, Intercultural Studies, Library Media Specialist, Mathematics Education, Pastoral Ministries, Project Management, Sport Management, Strategic Leadership, Teaching Online, and Trauma Informed Educator. Graduate degrees offered through MBU Online include the Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, the Master of Educational Administration degree with concentrations in School Leader K-12 and Special Education Director K-12, Master of Educational Technology, the Master of Science degree with concentrations in Biology Education, Chemistry Education, and Mathematics Education, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership, the Master of Science in Nursing degree with concentrations in Executive Leadership, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Educator, Master of Science in Social Work, Master of Science in Sport Management, the Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum & Instruction and Superintendent, and the Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Leadership.

Programs of Study 

Major Field CIP Code College School Certificate/Degree
Accounting 52.0301 Business & Entrepreneurship Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology CA BA , BPS , BS , GCA
Apologetic Studies 39.0601 Arts & Humanities
MBU Online
Humanities & Theology GCAS
GCAS
Applied Management 52.0299 Business & Entrepreneurship
MBU Online
Management & Marketing BA , BS  
BPS  
Behavioral Science 30.1701 Science & Health Social & Behavioral Sciences BA , BPS , BS  
Biblical Counseling 39.0705 Arts & Humanities
MBU Online
Humanities & Theology GCBC
GCBC
Biochemistry 26.0202 Science & Health Natural Sciences & Mathematics BS  
Biology 26.0101 Science & Health Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA , BS  
Biology Education 13.1322 Education
Science & Health
Teacher Education
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
BS  
GCBE, MS
Biotechnology 26.1201 Science & Health Natural Sciences & Mathematics BS  
Broadcast Media 09.0701 Arts & Humanities Communications BA , BPS , BS  
Business Administration 52.0201 Business & Entrepreneurship
MBU Online
Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology CBA ASBA BA BPS BS , MBA
CBA , ASBA , BA , BS , MBA
Business Education 13.1303 Education Teacher Education BA , BPS , BS  
Chemistry 40.0501 Science & Health Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA , BS  
Chemistry Education 13.1323 Education
Science & Health
Teacher Education
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
BS  
GCCE, MS
Chemistry with Concentration in Forensic Science 40.0510 Science & Health Natural Sciences & Mathematics BA  
Child Development 19.0706 Education Teacher Education BA , BPS , BS  
Christian Ministry 39.9999 Arts & Humanities
MBU Online
Humanities & Theology ASCM , BA , BPS , BS , MACM
MACM
Church Planting 39.0302 Arts & Humanities
MBU Online
Humanities & Theology GCCP
GCCP
Church Revitalization 39.0699 Arts & Humanities
MBU Online
Humanities & Theology GCCR
GCCR
Classroom Teaching 13.1299 Education Teacher Education MAT
Clinical Mental Health Counseling 51.1508 Education Counseling MA
Communications Studies 09.0199 Arts & Humanities Communications BA , BPS , BS  
Criminal Justice 43.0104 Science & Health
MBU Online
Social & Behavioral Science
 
BA , BPS BS  
BPS , MSCJ
Curriculum & Instruction 13.0301 Education Educational Leadership MSE, Ed.S.
Cybersecurity 43.0404 Business & Entrepreneurship
MBU Online
Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology
 
CC BS  
BS  
Early Childhood Education 13.1210 Education Teacher Education BA , BPS* , BS , BSE  
Early Childhood Special Education 13.1015 Education Teacher Education BA , BPS* , BS , BSE  
Educational Administration
     School Leader K-12
     Special Education Director
     Superintendent
13.0401
13.0402
13.0411
Education Educational Leadership MEA
MEA
Ed.S.
Educational Technology 13.0501 Education Educational Leadership GCET, MET
Elementary Education 13.1202 Education Teacher Education BA , BPS* , BS , BSE  
English 23.0101 Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology WCE , BA , BPS , BS  
Executive Leadership 51.3802 Science & Health Nursing MSN
Exercise Science 31.0505 Science & Health
MBU Online
Health & Movement Sciences BA , BPS , BS  
GCES
Faith and Learning 51.3802 Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology CFL  
Family Ministry 39.0702 Arts & Humanities
MBU Online
Humanities & Theology GCFMI
GCFMI
Family Nurse Practitioner 51.3805 Science & Health Nursing MSN
Fitness Management 31.0504 Business & Entrepreneurship
MBU Online
Management & Marketing BA , BPS , BS  
GCFM
Forensic Psychology 42.2812 Science & Health Social & Behavioral Sciences BS  
General Studies 24.0102 Arts & Humanities
MBU Online
Humanities & Theology AA , BA , BPS , BS  
AA , BA , BPS , BS  
Health Education 13.1307 Education Teacher Education BPS*** , BS  
Health Sciences 51.0001 Science & Health Health & Movement Sciences BS  
Healthcare Management 51.0701 Business & Entrepreneurship
MBU Online
Management & Marketing CHM , BS  
CHM , BPS  
Higher Education Leadership 13.9999 Education Educational Leadership MSHEL, Ed.D.
History 54.0101 Science & Health Social & Behavioral Science BA , BPS , BS  
Human Services 44.0000 Science & Health Social & Behavioral Science BA , BPS , BS  
Intercultural Studies 39.0301 Arts & Humanities
MBU Online
Humanities & Theology GCIS
GCIS
Journalism 09.0499 Arts & Humanities Communications BA , BPS , BS  
K-12 Education** 13.1206 Education Teacher Education BPS , BS  
Leadership in Teaching and Learning 13.0406 Education Educational Leadership Ed.D.
Liberal Arts 24.0199 Arts & Humanities
MBU Online
Humanities & Theology BA , BS  
BPS  
Library Media Specialist 13.1334 Education Teacher Education GCLMS
Management 52.0299 Business & Entrepreneurship
MBU Online
Management & Marketing CM , BA BPS BS 
CM , BA , BS  
Marketing 52.1401 Business & Entrepreneurship
MBU Online
Management & Marketing CR , BA , BPS , BS  
CR , BA , BS  
Marketing Education 13.1310 Education Teacher Education BA , BPS*** , BS  
Mathematics 27.0101 Science & Health Natural Sciences & Mathematics BPS , BS  
Mathematics Education 13.1311 Science & Health Natural Sciences & Mathematics GCME, MS
Middle Childhood Education 13.1203 Education Teacher Education BA , BPS*** , BS , BSE  
Ministry and Leadership 38.0203 Arts & Humanities
MBU Online
Humanities & Theology CML , BA , BS  
BPS  
Music 50.0901 Arts & Humanities Performing Arts Instrumental Concentration, BA 
Piano Concentration, BA 
Voice Concentration, BA   
Music Education 13.1312 Arts & Humanities Performing Arts Instrumental Concentration, BME 
Piano Concentration, BME 
Voice Concentration, BME   
Music Performance 50.0903 Arts & Humanities Performing Arts Piano Concentration, BM 
Voice Concentration, BM  
Music with Elective Studies in Business 50.1003 Arts & Humanities Performing Arts Instrumental Concentration, BM 
Piano Concentration, BM 
Voice Concentration, BM   
Musical Theatre 50.0509 Arts & Humanities Performing Arts BFA BM  
Network Engineering 11.0901 Business & Entrepreneurship
MBU Online
Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology CNE BS  
BS  
Nurse Educator 51.3203 Science & Health Nursing MSN
Nursing (Pre-Licensure BSN) 51.3801 Science & Health Nursing BSN   
Nursing (RN to BSN) 51.3801 Science & Health Nursing BSN   
Organizational Leadership 52.0213 Business & Entrepreneurship
MBU Online
Management & Marketing CO  
BPS  
Pastoral Ministries 39.0705 Arts & Humanities
MBU Online
Humanities & Theology GCPM
GCPM
Physical Education 13.1314 Education Teacher Education BPS*** , BS  
Physical Education/K-12 Education 13.1314/13.1206 Education Teacher Education BPS*** , BS  
Play Therapy 51.2317 Education Counseling GCPT
Pre-Nursing 51.1105 Science & Health
MBU Online
Natural Sciences & Mathematics ASPN  
ASPN  
Project Management 52.0211 Business & Entrepreneurship Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology GCPMG
Psychology 42.0101 Science & Health
MBU Online
Social & Behavioral Sciences BA , BPS , BS  
BA , BS  
Public Relations 09.0902 Arts & Humanities Communications BA , BPS , BS  
Radiologic Technology 51.0911 Science & Health Natural Sciences & Mathematics AAS  
School Counseling 13.1101 Education Counseling MA
School Psychological Examiner 13.1199 Education Counseling GCSPE
Secondary Education** 13.1205 Education Teacher Education BA , BPS*** , BS  
Social Sciences 45.0101 Science & Health Social & Behavioral Sciences BA , BPS , BS  
Social Work
Social Work (Advanced Standing)
44.0701 Science & Health
Science & Health
Social Work
Social Work
MSW
MSW
Special Education Cross-Cat Disabilities Mild/Mod 13.1007 Education Teacher Education BA , BPS* , BS , BSE  
Speech/Theatre 13.1324 Arts & Humanities Performing Arts BA , BPS ***, BS  
Sport Management 31.0504 Business & Entrepreneurship
MBU Online
Management & Marketing BA , BS , GCSM, MSSM
BS , GCSM, MSSM 
Sport Marketing 31.0504 Business & Entrepreneurship Management & Marketing GCMK
Studies in Teaching and Learning 13.0101 Education Teacher Education BA , BPS , BS  
Strategic Leadership 52.0213 Business & Entrepreneurship Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology GCSL
Teaching Online 13.1211 Education Educational Leadership GCTO
Theatre 50.0501 Arts & Humanities Performing Arts BA , BPS , BS  
Theological Studies 39.0601 Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology BA , BS  
Trauma Informed Educator 13.1299 Education Teacher Education GCTIE
Worship Arts Technology 30.9999 Arts & Humanities Performing Arts BA , BPS , BS  
Worship Leadership 39.0501 Arts & Humanities Performing Arts Instrumental Concentration, BM 
Piano Concentration, BM 
Voice Concentration, BM   

*The BSE is the preferred degree for Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education Cross-categorical Disabilities Mild/Moderate, although the BA and BS remain options; BPS is only available in a dual degree situation.

**Available only as a double major or dual degree; primary major must be in the subject area for which certification is being sought, as follows: Health Education or Physical Education for K-12 Education, or Biology Education, Business Education, Chemistry Education, English, Mathematics, Social Sciences, or Speech/Theatre with Secondary Education.

***BPS is only available in a dual degree situation.

Minors with Classifications

Minor Field College School
Accounting   Business & Entrepreneurship Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology
Apologetic Studies   Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology
Behavioral Science   Science & Health Social & Behavioral Sciences
Biblical Counseling   Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology
Biblical Studies   Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology
Biochemistry   Science & Health Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Biology   Science & Health Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Biotechnology   Science & Health Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Broadcast Media   Arts & Humanities Communications
Business Administration   Business & Entrepreneurship Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology
Chemistry   Science & Health Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Christian Ministry   Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology
Church Planting   Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology
Church Revitalization   Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology
Communications Studies   Arts & Humanities Communications
Criminal Justice   Science & Health Social & Behavioral Sciences
Cybersecurity   Business & Entrepreneurship Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology
Dance   Arts & Humanities Performing Arts
Data Science   Business & Entrepreneurship Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology
English   Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology
Entrepreneurship    Business & Entrepreneurship Management & Marketing
Exercise Science   Science & Health Health & Movement Sciences
Family Ministry   Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology
Geoscience   Science & Health Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Healthcare Management   Business & Entrepreneurship Management & Marketing
History   Science & Health Social & Behavioral Sciences
Human Services   Science & Health Social & Behavioral Sciences
Intercultural Studies   Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology
Journalism   Arts & Humanities Communications
Management (for Business Majors)    Business & Entrepreneurship Management & Marketing
Management (for Non-Business Majors)    Business & Entrepreneurship Management & Marketing
Marketing (for Business Majors)   Business & Entrepreneurship Management & Marketing
Marketing (for Non-Business Majors)   Business & Entrepreneurship Management & Marketing
Mathematics   Science & Health Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Music   Arts & Humanities Performing Arts
Nursing Across Cultures   Science & Health Nursing
Organizational Leadership (for Business Majors)    Business & Entrepreneurship Management & Marketing
Pastoral Studies   Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology
Physical Education   Education Teacher Education
Plant Biology   Science & Health Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Political Science   Science & Health Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Psychology   Science & Health Social & Behavioral Sciences
Public Health   Science & Health Health & Movement Sciences
Public Relations   Arts & Humanities Communications
Social Sciences   Science & Health Social & Behavioral Sciences
Sociology   Science & Health Social & Behavioral Sciences
Spanish   Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology
Sport Management   Business & Entrepreneurship Management & Marketing
Sports Journalism   Arts & Humanities Communications
Stage Management   Arts & Humanities Performing Arts
Theatre   Arts & Humanities Performing Arts
Worship   Arts & Humanities Performing Arts

 

Certificates and Degrees with Classifications

Certificate or Degree College School Abbreviation Level
Writing Certificate in English   Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology WCE Undergraduate
Certificate in Accounting   Business & Entrepreneurship Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology CA Undergraduate
Certificate in Business Administration   Business & Entrepreneurship Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology CBA Undergraduate
Certificate in Cybersecurity   Business & Entrepreneurship Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology CC Undergraduate
Certificate in Faith and Learning   Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology CFL Undergraduate
Certificate in Healthcare Management   Business & Entrepreneurship Management & Marketing CHM Undergraduate
Certificate in Management   Business & Entrepreneurship Management & Marketing CM Undergraduate
Certificate in Marketing   Business & Entrepreneurship Management & Marketing CR Undergraduate
Certificate in Ministry and Leadership   Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology CML Undergraduate
Certificate in Network Engineering   Business & Entrepreneurship Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology CNE Undergraduate
Certificate in Organizational Leadership   Business & Entrepreneurship Management & Marketing CO Undergraduate
Graduate Certificate in Accounting Business & Entrepreneurship Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology GCA Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Apologetic Studies Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology GCAS Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Biblical Counseling Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology GCBC Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Biology Education Science & Health Natural Science & Mathematics GCBE Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Chemistry Education Science & Health Natural Science & Mathematics GCCE Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Church Planting Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology GCCP Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Church Revitalization Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology GCCR Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology for K-12 Schools Education Educational Leadership GCET Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Exercise Science Science & Health Health & Movement Science GCES Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Family Ministry Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology GCFMI Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Fitness Management Business & Entrepreneurship Management & Marketing GCFM Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Intercultural Studies Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology GCIS Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Library Media Specialist Education Teacher Education GCLMS Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Education Science & Health Natural Science & Mathematics GCME Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministries Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology GCPM Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy Education Counseling GCPT Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Project Management Business & Entrepreneurship Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology GCPMG Graduate
Graduate Certificate in School Psychological Examiner Education Counseling GCSPE Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Sport Management Business & Entrepreneurship Management & Marketing GCSM Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Sport Marketing Business & Entrepreneurship Management & Marketing GCMK Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership Business & Entrepreneurship Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology GCSL Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Teaching Online Education Educational Leadership GCTO Graduate
Graduate Certificate in Trauma Informed Educator Education Teacher Education GCTIE Graduate
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology   Science & Health Natural Sciences & Mathematics AAS Undergraduate
Associate of Arts in General Studies   Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology AA Undergraduate
Associate of Science in Business Administration   Business & Entrepreneurship Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology ASBA Undergraduate
Associate of Science in Christian Ministry   Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology ASCM Undergraduate
Associate of Science in Pre-Nursing   Science & Health Nursing ASPN Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts     BA Undergraduate
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre   Arts & Humanities Performing Arts BFA Undergraduate
Bachelor of Music Arts & Humanities Performing Arts BM Undergraduate
Bachelor of Music Education Arts & Humanities Performing Arts BME Undergraduate
Bachelor of Professional Studies     BPS Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science     BS Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Education Education Teacher Education BSE Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Nursing   Science & Health Nursing BSN Undergraduate
Master of Arts Education Counseling MA Graduate
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry Arts & Humanities Humanities & Theology MACM Graduate
Master of Arts in Teaching Education Teacher Education MAT Graduate
Master of Business Administration Business & Entrepreneurship Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology MBA Graduate
Master of Educational Administration Education Educational Leadership MEA Graduate
Master of Educational Technology Education Educational Leadership MET Graduate
Master of Science Science & Health Natural Science & Mathematics MS Graduate
Master of Science in Criminal Justice Science & Health Social & Behavioral Science MSCJ Graduate
Master of Science in Education Education Educational Leadership MSE Graduate
Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership Education Educational Leadership MSHEL Graduate
Master of Science in Nursing Science & Health Nursing MSN Graduate
Master of Science in Sport Management Business & Entrepreneurship Management & Marketing MSSM Graduate
Master of Social Work Science & Health Social Work MSW Graduate
Educational Specialist Education Educational Leadership Ed.S. Graduate
Doctor of Education Education Educational Leadership Ed.D. Graduate

Specialized Academic Programs

Missouri Baptist University has developed several specialized academic programs which allow students to earn degrees or credits in a modified program format. These programs include opportunities for learning at off-campus sites, adult learning experiences, and cooperative programs with other institutions.

The Individualized Major

An undergraduate student may, under the tutelage of an advisor, develop a curriculum for a major suited to the student’s interest. This curriculum must be in writing, submitted, and approved by the chair or dean of the appropriate division or school and the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The individualized major gives the student the opportunity to utilize the resources of the University to their fullest in developing an academic skill in a field for which the University may not have a specialized department. An individualized major can be granted only if the University offers at least half the credit hours needed for the major.

The Individualized Minor

An undergraduate student may, under the tutelage of an advisor, develop a curriculum for a minor suited to the student’s interest. This curriculum must be in writing, submitted, and approved by the chair or dean of the appropriate division or school and the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The individualized minor gives the student the opportunity to utilize the resources of the University to their fullest in developing an academic skill in a field for which the University may not have a specialized department. An individualized minor can be granted only in those cases in which the University offers at least half the credit hours (a minimum of nine hours) needed for the minor.

Directed Study

Qualified undergraduate students are permitted to engage in directed study under faculty supervision. Under this arrangement, students are enabled to explore a subject in depth, or to examine new areas of study, beyond the opportunity afforded by the university’s curriculum. Under certain circumstances, catalog courses may be offered on a directed study basis.

Directed Study forms are available in the Records Office and all approvals must be obtained prior to registration. The student and faculty are expected to present the following items: reason for the directed study request, objectives, description of the study, procedure to be followed, methods of evaluation, and anticipated resources.

The course numbers 190-199, 290-299, 390-399, and 490-499 are reserved for directed study or experimental courses. The appropriate prefix is used to indicate the discipline. The first digit indicates the level of the course, and the final digit indicates the amount of credit the course carries.

Not more than one fourth (25%) of the coursework in a student’s major, minor, or total undergraduate degree program (major, minor, general education, and degree requirements) may be completed by directed study. Courses which by their nature involve individualized instruction are excluded from this limit: research classes not offered on a scheduled basis, including BIOL 481-486  and CHEM 481-486/583 ; readings courses, such as CRJS 443 ; private music instruction; and all internships, practica, and field experiences. Exemptions may be granted for upperclassmen (juniors and seniors) when required courses are canceled due to low enrollment. If a course required under a student’s catalog is no longer available due to subsequent curricular changes, and no course substitution can reasonably be made, then a directed study for the course in question will also be exempt from the limit. Students should consider using the consortium before requesting directed studies.

Students should contact the Director of Records for further information.

Intercollege Consortium

Missouri Baptist University participates in a consortium which includes Fontbonne, Lindenwood, Maryville, and Webster Universities. Undergraduate students at any of these institutions, registered for at least twelve hours at their home campus, may take courses at any of the other schools in the consortium by registering for them on their home campus. This arrangement makes a wider variety of classes available to the students of all the colleges. Some restrictions apply. For additional information, contact the Missouri Baptist University Director of Records.

Study Abroad

All MBU students are encouraged to participate in study abroad programs. Various programs are available for traditional fall or spring semesters as well as unique summer opportunities. E-mail the Director of Study Abroad today to enroll. (Students who “direct” enroll may not receive credit.)

The purpose of the Study Abroad program at Missouri Baptist University is to provide resources and programs for undergraduate students to experience a broad range of international and intercultural views. The curriculum design utilizes cross-cultural experiences enabling students to test, explore and formulate a personal and more realistic view of their global society. Through a consortium agreement with Webster University our students have access to any of their international campuses in addition to other programs that may be unique to our campus. Not all available programs are listed, for more information contact the Office of Study Abroad.

COVID RESTRICTIONS: The covid protection requirements vary by program and location. Proof of vaccination as well as negative tests before departure, and in some cases on arrival, are required by most programs as well as most airlines. Some programs require masking for participation. Since the global state of Covid response is in a constant state of flux, be sure to check with the Director of Study Abroad before committing to a program. Since MBU cannot control the global response, there may be situations where you enroll, but are unable to participate. NOTE: There are non-travel options for those who are not comfortable with going abroad at this time. These options include online courses, remote internships etc. The Director of Study Abroad can assist you in finding these options.

Africa

Uganda – Uganda Studies Program at Uganda Christian University
https://ucu.ac.ug/  
Available fall or spring semesters/13-16 hours of credit
Join one of the premier universities in East Africa to study and live alongside Ugandans and other students from the continent. Through classes, internships, and living with Ugandan families or peers, USP@UCU provides opportunities for students to authentically engage people, culture, and contemporary realities in Uganda in ways that challenge them to be active participants in Christ’s claim on all aspects of life. Just 15 miles from the capital city of Kampala, Uganda Christian University is situated in the bustling town of Mukono that will quickly become home. Along with trips throughout Uganda, students also participate on a 10-day study tour to neighboring Rwanda. Students in the Uganda Studies Program at UCU choose from one of the following academic emphases: Social Work Emphasis (SWE), Global Health Emphasis (GHE), Interdisciplinary Emphasis (IE)

Webster-Ghana in Accra
https://webster-sa.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10017
Available for fall, spring, and summer semesters
Webster Ghana opened in March 2014 and is located in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. Webster Ghana is situated in a pleasant, residential neighborhood in East Legon, in Greater Accra, in close proximity to a number of other foreign and local universities. Webster Ghana’s diverse student population, international faculty, and student-centered approach to learning makes the campus not only unique, but a truly global university. The Webster University Ghana Campus offers ultra-modern classrooms, a well-stocked library, a computer lab, 24/7 Wi-Fi access, a student lounge, and a recreational room. In short, Webster students can study and relax in an environment that is designed to ensure their fullest development. Students can also experience Greater Accra by enjoying some of the nearby restaurants or take a short trip into the city center to places like Labone and Osu. The Ghana campus promises students a relaxed and well-linked environment. The staff is attentive, and the facilities are state-of-the-art, both of which will help to shape students into global leaders with an appreciation for the diversity of our world. Students from across the world enroll at Webster University Ghana each year to benefit from the cultural diversity and dynamic international environment. Practical real-world learning with a worldwide perspective opens students’ minds to new ways of thinking.

Argentina

Buenos Aires – CAPA/CGE
http://www.capa.org/buenos-aires
Available for fall, spring and summer semesters
The beautiful city of Buenos Aires has long been an international gateway to the nation of Argentina. People from all over the world enter into the country through this diverse, modern city, and, through CGE and CAPA International Education, you could join the host of people to soak in this richly varied atmosphere. At the Universidad Austral, you will study Spanish along with courses in a number of disciplines, all of which are taught in English, making this program accessible to students with all levels of language skills. Throughout the course of the four-month Spring or Fall semester or the six-week Summer program, students will live with a host family and study along international students to really enjoy the diverse culture of Buenos Aires.

Córdoba – Spanish Studies Abroad
http://www.spanishstudies.org/
Available for fall, spring and summer terms
The Center for Cross-Cultural Study offers an exceptional opportunity for cross-cultural study at the distinguished Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC), a descendant of the oldest university in Argentina. There are three semester programs available to undergraduate students: the Semi-integrated Semester Program, the Spanish Studies program and the Internship/ Service Learning. The semester program is based upon CCCS’s unique Guided Direct Enrollment Model in which students benefit from three levels of cultural integration: 1. A 4-week intensive language and culture program; 2. Direct enrollment at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba integrated with Argentine students; and 3. Personal guidance in consciously synthesizing cultural experiences. The Córdoba Summer Program consists of a one-month Intensive Language and Culture Session including a homestay, cultural visits within Córdoba, a cultural day-trip to the estancias jesuíticas, and an overnight three-day trip to Buenos Aires.

Australia

Sydney – CAPA/CGE Study Center
https://www.capa.org/sydney
Available for fall, spring and summer terms
Now offering science and technology! Exciting Sydney blends traditional colonial architecture with the vibrant energies of a modern, international cultural capital. The current dynamic of Sydney is the product of a fusion of many cultures, Aboriginal, Greek, Italian, Vietnamese, Chinese and many others, grafted onto a British colonial base. The result is a unique Australian culture drawing upon the strengths of its diversity and, at the same time, creating an identity all its own. As one of the most distinctive cities in Australia, Sydney is a prime location for students hoping to enjoy the “land down under” for their study abroad experience. With CGE and CAPA International Education, students will live and study in this hub for business, technology, and the arts over the course of a thirteen-week semester in the Spring or Fall or for a six-week Summer term. Students can also engage in part-time or full-time internships with local businesses, nonprofits, and nongovernmental organizations through CAPA, which is one of the largest internship providers in Sydney. Take advantage of this great chance to experience Australia.

Austria

Vienna – (Webster)
http://www.webster.edu/study-abroad/
Available for fall, spring and summer terms
Webster University’s Vienna campus is located near the banks of the beautiful Danube and just a few blocks from the United Nations. As a European crossroads, Vienna’s proximity to Eastern Europe attracts a richly multinational population, which is reflected in Webster University’s student body. Webster-Vienna’s internship programs introduce students to practical experience in the working world by executing special projects for national and multinational companies and organizations. Students wishing to pursue an internship abroad are required to study abroad for a minimum of one semester, although an academic year abroad is strongly encouraged. Webster Vienna relocated to the historic Palais Wenkheim in Fall 2014. The neoclassical building is conveniently located in Vienna’s 2nd district, just a few steps away from the historic center.

China

Beijing – (Webster)
http://www.webster.edu/study-abroad/
Available for fall terms/12-18 hours of credit
Webster’s Semester in China program is aimed at students with an interest in Asian or Chinese cultures. The program is ideal for students who are interested in international affairs or trade. Students with advanced Mandarin proficiency may also choose from the regular course offerings at BLCU. Courses utilize Beijing as a living classroom, and weave excursions, independent projects, lectures and group work together into a comprehensive experiential learning environment.

Cuba

Havana – Spanish Studies Abroad
http://www.spanishstudies.org/
Available fall, spring, winter and summer terms
Students are able to expand their knowledge in the nearby Americas, and experience the blend of cultures – African, European and American – that form Cuba. Take classes taught by native Cuban faculty at the Universidad de La Habana. Participate in an array of cultural activities and study trips designed to encourage direct interaction with the Cuban people. CC-CS offers courses during the Fall and Spring Semesters, Winter Term, and Summer. This program is offered as political conditions allow.

France

Angers – CGE
www.cgedu.org/France
Available fall, spring and summer terms
Learn French in the heart of the Loire Valley! Take part in a semester program at Université Catholique de l’Ouest (UCO), situated in beautiful downtown Angers, which is known to be one of the most pleasant and culturally diverse cities in France.

UCO has 12,000 students, which includes 1,500 foreign students who come each year to study French. Their training method, involving intensive practice, is designed to help students learn to understand and speak French within a few months. Students have the option of living with a French family in a homestay or living on campus.

Areas of study include:

  • Art History
  • French History
  • Philosophy
  • Economic and Social Affairs
  • Business French

For more information, look no further than Université Catholique de l’Ouest’s official website http://www.uco.fr/internationaluco/ for Internationals!

Greece

Athens – Webster
http://www.webster.edu/study-abroad/programs/greece/
Available fall, spring and summer terms
Greece is the birthplace of so many modern ideas and Athens is the center of where it all happened. Webster-Athens is in an excellent location for formal study - at the foothills of the Acropolis. Students can walk around the streets near the university, and experience the ancient, yet modern, city.

With its extraordinary artistic, intellectual and cultural heritage, Athens is richly endowed with resources for formal study and experiential learning. The museums at the Acropolis and the ancient Agora, as well as the National Archaeological Museum, the Cycladic Museum, and the Benaki collections are within minutes of the Athens Campus facilities. Cultural events including concerts, recitals, dance and theater, as well as international trade shows, conferences and symposia, public lectures, gallery exhibits, sports events and marathons, are an integral part of life in this bustling, cosmopolitan city at the confluence of Europe, Asia and Africa.

Greece (the Hellenic Republic) is a parliamentary republic. Athens has a population of about 3.2 million or about 30 percent of the country’s population of about 10.8 million inhabitants. Greek is the official language and the official religion is Greek Orthodox.

Thessaloniki – CGE
www.cgedu.org/Greece
Available summer terms/3-6 hours of credits
Sign up for an opportunity to live and study in the historic metropolis of Thessaloniki, Greece at the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT). Participants have the option to receive three credit hours through the program’s signature course, “The Life and Teaching of the Apostle Paul,” or to gain up to six credit hours by taking an additional elective in History, Art History, or Greek Studies. The program includes two day-long excursions in northern Greece, along with a four-day excursion to sites near Athens and Corinth. Don’t miss this unique and strategic five-week study abroad opportunity. Students from Christian Studies, Intercultural Studies, Political Science, or History et al will find this a career boosting event.

Ireland

Dublin – CAPA/CGE
http://www.capa.org/dublin
Available fall, spring, and summer terms
Join CGE and CAPA International Education at Dublin’s Griffith College in the Fall, Spring, or Summer for the study abroad experience of a lifetime in this richly historical city. Focus your educational experience around one of the four curricular themes the program offers, which include The Creative Arts; Exploring the Media; Human Rights, Crime and Journalism; and Globalization and International Trends in Business and Society. Courses with local visits, internships, and special lectures will all help to make the time in Dublin exciting and engaging. To find out more, visit CAPA’s Dublin Experience page at www.capa.org/dublin.

Italy

Florence – CAPA/CGE
http://www.capa.org/florence
Available fall, spring, and summer terms
Its historic art and architecture mark Florence as thoroughly Italian, and the city has evolved through the centuries into a modern international hub of culture and commerce. Join CGE and CAPA International Education for a study abroad experience where you will immerse yourself in this dynamic city through a fourteen-week Fall or Spring semester abroad or through a six-week Summer program. In addition to the great educational programs offered, enjoy professional development through Italian internships and the Fall semester Advanced Italian Track (AIT).

Florence - Webster

http://www.webster.edu/study-abroad/

Available fall, spring, and summer terms

Florence is the capital city of Tuscany and has about 380,000 inhabitants; its metropolitan area has about 1.5 million. A center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. The Historic Center of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year, and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. Due to Florence’s artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Study in a 13th Century Palace in Tuscany. The Webster-Florence site is a partnership with Kent State University, who has been educating students in Florence for more than 40 years. Home to the program is Palazzo dei Cerchi, a renovated 13th-century palace in the city’s heart with the remarkable combination of medieval frescos and wireless Internet. The campus also includes Palazzo Bartolini Baldelli, on the corner of Via dei Benci and Piazza Santa Croce, where a classroom balcony overlooks the Basilica of Santa Croce, burial site of Galileo and Michelangelo.

Jordan

Amman – Middle East Studies Program (MESP)
https://www.cccuglobaled.org 
16 hours of credit, available fall or spring semesters
Located in Amman, Jordan, the Middle East Studies Program (MESP) immerses students in the daily life, language, food, culture, religion and politics of one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Learn firsthand from locals how to work, play, and serve in the Middle East as you become their neighbor—and soon, their family—while learning adventurously at MESP.

The heart of the Middle East Studies Program is the authentic community students will forge with these neighbors, families, and peers. Grounded in Christian liberal arts, MESP engages the religious culture and politics of the Middle East. Students examine the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from every perspective, live with a local family during a week-long homestay, and worship with their roommates in the morning. Students sit at the feet of native experts to learn about topics most precious to the region and then serve that region through a long-term service project.

Lithuania

Klapeida – (CGE)
www.cgedu.org/lithuania
Available fall and spring terms
CGE offers a semester study opportunity with our member university, LCC International in Klapeida, Lithuania. The campus is located just minutes away from the Baltic Sea and in walking distance to the historic downtown district.

Fifty percent of the students enroll from Lithuania and the others come from more than 25 other countries. LCC International intentionally recruits students from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Ukraine and other regional nations so that students can learn together and creatively pursue careers which will be useful back in their home countries.

Students all study in English and can earn Liberal Arts degrees in Business Administration, Social Sciences, English Language and Literature, General Studies, and Theology while participating in local projects and programs sponsored by LCC. Graduates are active participants in campus life too as they continue to be a part of building the ethos of risk taking for betterment of society. LCC International University is a Christian-based university with a voice for faith and learning in a complex region. CGE students gain from semester study opportunities in a rich global atmosphere! CGE gains from a wider global perspective and specific understanding of sacrifices made by citizens as they “sang” their nation into democracy.

Mexico

Guadalajara – (Webster)
http://www.webster.edu/study-abroad/
Available fall, spring, and summer terms
Study abroad at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG), Mexico’s oldest private university, founded in 1935. UAG is coeducational, independent and autonomous. Students can enroll in the Spanish and Culture program at UAG, where they receive language instruction based on cultural content. Courses are assigned based on language competency ranging from beginner to fluent. Students with very advanced language skills may take regular classes at UAG. The cultural experience includes home stays with families who are approved by The International Exchange Department.

Netherlands

Leiden - (Webster)
http://www.webster.edu/study-abroad/
Available fall, spring, and summer terms
One of the Netherland’s best kept secrets, Leiden is a charming university town known for its welcoming student-centered atmosphere, its affordable public transportation and its many museums and galleries. It is a city with a rich past and a bright future–where you see lofty windmills, bicycles, picturesque canals and charming buildings all in one place. Located halfway between The Hague and Amsterdam; the city is easily accessible and it is possible to travel either by train or car to any destination in Europe.

Spain

Alicante – Spanish Studies Abroad
http://www.spanishstudies.org/
Available fall, spring, and summer terms
Students in Alicante study onsite at Universidad de Alicante (UA), twenty minutes outside of the city’s center. Though established in 1979, UA was founded to carry on the traditions of the University of Orihuela (1545-1834). As the fastest-growing university in Spain, with an enrollment of 33,000, the UA is dedicated to its mission to cultivate students’ academic and professional skills, while developing critical thinking and social awareness. This mission encourages students’ participation in the development of modern society.

Along with the resources provided by UA, CC-CS students benefit from having an on-site Resident Director who teaches the CC-CS cultural integration course Spanish Social Realities, assists students with cultural and logistical challenges of studying abroad, and organizes CC-CS site visits and events.

Through university coursework, home stays with native families, and multiple cross-cultural opportunities, students will find CC-CS in Alicante to be a highly immersive and integrated study abroad experience.

Barcelona – Spanish Studies Abroad
http://www.spanishstudies.org/
Available fall, spring, and summer terms
As Spain’s second largest city, Barcelona embodies every quality of a European city. Experience the typical hustle and bustle of a busy city on La Rambla, take a stroll through one of the many barrios or enjoy any of its famous Mediterranean beaches. The urban city is host to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, attracting millions of tourists each year.

“While studying in Barcelona, you will be able to experience everything about the Catalan culture. Barcelona’s rich culture and Mediterranean climate provide activities year-round. The wide array of culinary options – from savory fideuá and butifarra to sweet pastries and chocolates – will give students something new to try every day. Take a short trip north to Figueres to discover Costa Brava, the Salvador Dalí Museum, or travel south to relax on the beautiful beaches of Sitges. The city is also home to the region’s most beloved sports team, FC Barcelona. Experience Barcelona with us!” - Michele Duran, Spanish Studies Abroad Academic Director.

While studying with Spanish Studies Abroad you will be enrolled in the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). Centrally located in the heart of Barcelona, UPF is a modern day university with a fantastic array of courses. As an urban study abroad student you will be immersed in both Spanish and Catalan. You will benefit from the university’s central location.

Barcelona - CGE/CAPA
https://www.capa.org/barcelona-spain#students
Available fall, spring, and summer terms
Barcelona is a diverse and welcoming Mediterranean city where sun warms long stretches of sandy beaches most of the year, surreal Gaudí architecture lines the streets, and tapas are enjoyed al fresco in open plazas. Soccer fans, foodies, history buffs, lovers of art, culture, and design, and those with a passion for language learning will feel at home living, studying, and interning abroad here.

CAPA Barcelona students study at the Institute for American Universities (IAU), located downtown near Placa de Catalunya, Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter. Students on our direct enroll program study at the centrally located Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona (UPF).

Seville – Spanish Studies Abroad
http://www.spanishstudies.org/
Available fall, spring, and summer terms
The Center is housed in two turn-of-the-century mansions in the heart of Seville’s commercial and social center. CC-CS is a short walk from Universidad de Sevilla, and some of Spain’s most glorious and historic sites, including the Catedral, Giralda (the symbol of Seville), Torre del Oro, Alcázar palace, and the beautiful Guadalquivir River. CC-CS has provided a unique learning experience for students in the historic city of Seville since 1969. They offer semester, academic-year, January term and summer programs of academic excellence, all grounded in the cultural richness of Seville, Andalusia, and Spain. Students choose their courses from a broad curriculum embracing a wide variety of disciplines, and receive personalized attention as they pursue their goals. The energetic faculty and staff are committed to working with individuals in and out of class. The Center supports students as they move beyond the classroom and enter the surrounding culture. A minimum of two years of Spanish is required to attend the Center.

Switzerland

Geneva – (Webster)
http://www.webster.edu/study-abroad/
Available fall, spring, and summer terms
Founded in 1978, on an estate along the shores of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva); the campus is minutes from the United Nations international headquarters. The campus is surrounded by the natural beauty of Switzerland and a multinational community that is reflected in the student body and faculty. Internships at prominent organizations provide a valuable real-world perspective to classroom learning and develop a valuable network of professional contacts in Geneva. The local language is French but all classes are taught in English.

United Kingdom

Grantham - Harlaxton College – (Evansville)
https://harlaxton.ac.uk/
Available fall, spring, and summer terms
Harlaxton is located 110 miles north of London near Nottingham and famous Sherwood Forest. Students will live in a Victorian Castle to personally experience the rich cultural and historical beauty of England. Located at a train hub, Harlaxton’s four day class schedule facilitates additional travel over three day weekends. All credit hours earned will be accepted for those students seeking degrees at Missouri Baptist University.

Liverpool – (CGE)
http://www.cgedu.org/Liverpool%20Hope
Available fall, spring, and summer terms
With a history extending 168 years, Liverpool Hope has developed a strong tradition of scholarship and research in key disciplines. As the only ecumenical university foundation in Europe, the University’s work has been shaped by Christian principles but embraces those of all faiths and none.

The excellent academic record of our students is supported by pastoral care and, as one of Britain’s smaller universities; Liverpool Hope values the individual - in the words of Cardinal Newman, knowing her children one by one. Care, concern and support for students are always a priority.

Liverpool Hope has two main teaching campuses. Hope Park is situated in a leafy suburb of Liverpool and is a mini educational village. The Creative Campus in Liverpool city center is the home to the creative and performing arts subjects. Both campuses have seen major investment over the last five years, so traditional architecture now sits beside contemporary buildings and facilities.

The University places great emphasis on the bringing together of research excellence and top-quality teaching. This is facilitated by a community of academics and scholars who are of the highest caliber. This research-informed teaching enables our students to develop into rounded and employable graduates who can take their place confidently as global citizens in the 21st century.

London – CAPA/CGE
http://www.capa.org/london
Available fall, spring, and summer terms
In the Western world, few cities spring to mind as centers of economic, political, cultural, and historical significance as quickly as London. Now, through CGE and CAPA International Education, students can take part of a semester, spring quarter, or summer study abroad option in this world-renowned metropolis. Students will be able to take courses from the CAPA London Study Center and London South Bank University, including a special STEM program during the spring with a focus on engineering and technology. Students will also be able to take advantage of CAPA’s vast network of internship opportunities for all majors in London.

London - University of Roehampton (Webster)

http://www.webster.edu/study-abroad/

Available fall, spring, and summer terms

The University of Roehampton is a friendly, modern, lively academic community with a growing international reputation for the high quality of its teaching and research.

The university’s academic teaching staff work at the cutting edge of their subjects, which means their teaching is based on the very latest knowledge. Unlike many other universities, all of its students are taught by research-active academic staff from their first year of study, which means students will study with staff working at the cutting-edge of their subjects. Roehampton’s size (about 9,000 students) means that students get to know their lecturers and fellow students, giving students a personal learning experience.

Teaching styles are likely to be very different to Webster University; students adapt to a different way of learning and see their subject in a new light, giving them a renewed vigor with which to approach their studies. Study abroad students live and study with Roehampton students from over 130 countries. The collegiate campus experience helps students to really integrate into the community and the newly made friends teach them a lot about different cultural values.

Oxford – Oxford Brookes University (Webster)
http://www.webster.edu/study-abroad/programs/england/
Available fall, spring and summer terms
As one of the world’s great student cities, Oxford is a great place to live and study as it is big enough to offer something for people of all interests, yet small enough to feel welcoming and accessible. Oxford is located in the heart of England. Oxford is a beautiful city with a rich cultural history and is situated about 50 miles from London.

As one of the UK’s leading modern universities, Oxford Brookes University offers excellent teaching and plenty of support to help students achieve internationally respected results. Oxford Brookes undergraduate courses vary from traditional academic disciplines, such as Mathematics, Psychology and Biology, to more career-orientated subjects, like Accounting and Finance.

Oxford Brookes’ flexible program enables students to customize their study so that it meets the academic requirements of Webster University. Students can choose from a wide range of subjects. Students can usually include more than one subject in their program of study.

Oxford – The Scholars’ Semester in Oxford (SSO)
https://www.cccuglobaled.org/scio/  
Available fall and spring terms/17 semester hours of credit
The Scholars Semester in Oxford is designed for students who want to study intensively and to a high standard. Students develop their academic writing and research skills and explore the disciplines and interest of their choice. As Visiting Students of Oxford University and members of Wycliffe Hall, students have the privilege to study and learn in one of the university’s historic halls. SSO students enroll in a Primary and Secondary Tutorial, an Integrative Seminar and the British Landscape course. The SSO is designed for students interested in the fields of Classics, English & Literature, Theology & Religious Studies, Philosophy, and History, though all majors may apply. Applicants are generally honors and other very high-achieving students and must have a minimum GPA of 3.7 and be a second semester sophomore or higher.

Oxford Summer Program (OSP)
https://cccuglobaled.org/scio-summer/
Available summer terms
The Oxford Summer Program (OSP) is a program of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. The program is designed for students wishing to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the relationship between Christianity and the development of the West and who wish to do specialized work under expert Oxford academics in the areas of History, Religious Studies, Political Theory, Philosophy, English, and History of Science. The Program is structured for rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors, graduate and seminary students, non-traditional students, teachers, and those enrolled in continuing education programs.

CCCU GlobalEd

Culture Shaping – USA
In addition to the international programs previously listed, the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), an association of 105 campuses in the U.S. and Canada, offers the following semester programs in the USA to students of its member institutions. The programs offer a unique opportunity for students to go beyond the confines of the traditional classroom. These interdisciplinary learning opportunities are available to second-semester sophomores, juniors and seniors. For further information, contact the Director of Study Abroad studyabroad@.mobap.edu.

Washington D. C. – American Studies Program
https://www.cccuglobaled.org/asp/
Available fall and spring terms/16 hours of credit
The American Studies Program (ASP) in Washington, D.C., is where big ideas and leading institutions meet. A semester with ASP will equip you with the tools and experiences you need to translate your campus education into a Christ-centered career in professional leadership and service. Through intensive internships, fieldwork, and coursework, nurture the leader within during your experience at ASP.

Nashville – Contemporary Music Center
https://www.cmcnashville.com/
Available fall and spring terms/16 hours of credit
Get real-world music industry experience at The Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, Tennessee. CMC is a semester long, 16-credit hour program that prepares college age students for careers in the entertainment industry, challenging them to live out their faith as Christ-followers. Thirty students live, work, and create music together in a facility with 24/7 access to world-class gear. Faculty are music industry pros who keep the program relevant and practical.  The “Final Exam” is a week-long Road Tour at the end of the semester. 

Credit/Non-Credit Travel Study Program

In addition to our semester and summer term programs MBU offers short-term, faculty-led programs. These programs vary by location and emphasis and usually last 9 to 11 days. Most of these programs are scheduled immediately after the close of the spring semester. For detailed information contact the Office of Study Abroad at studyabroad@.mobap.edu.

Scholarship Information for Study Abroad

http://www.mobap.edu/financial-aid/
Students considering an external study program may possibly be eligible for financial assistance. After consulting with the Director of Study Abroad, please contact Zach Greenlee, Director of Student Financial Services, at zach.greenlee@mobap.edu or by calling 314-392-2398 to determine if a program is eligible for assistance and if the student qualifies. Most federal and state aid funds can be applied to semester abroad programs.

MBU Early College Partnerships

MBU Early College Partnerships (MBU ECP), formerly known as “EXCEL,” was established in 1983 at Missouri Baptist University. MBU ECP is a program that allows high school students to earn university credit. Its primary mission is to offer qualified high school students the opportunity to enroll in challenging courses normally taken by MBU students during their freshman and sophomore years of college.

The MBU ECP Dual Credit (concurrent enrollment) program provided by Missouri Baptist University, is a unique opportunity for students in honors and college-bound programs to take college courses in the high school setting, giving many students an early start on a college career. Established in 1983, the program maintains a high degree of recognition, acceptability, and credibility, and is fully accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).

The MBU ECP office also administers a program titled MBU Achieve, a credit-by-exam model offered in a limited number of high schools to students enrolled in selected courses. Academic oversight is provided by the respective dean or division chair and other faculty members who create and grade the exams and assign a grade for registered students. Exams are monitored by a faculty member from the division or school, an MBU ECP staff member, or teachers from the school district.

The third program administered by the MBU ECP office is a dual enrollment model in which courses are taught by university instructors. Classroom space is provided by the high school so students need not travel to the university campus. Courses are offered in a variety of disciplines.

Missouri Baptist University considers all grades earned through MBU ECP as university grades. All earned grades will appear on the student’s transcript and will become part of the student’s undergraduate GPA if the student enrolls as a full-time student at Missouri Baptist University. Students planning to attend other colleges or universities should note that most institutions do not accept transfer courses in which students have earned grades lower than a “C.”

Courses officially dropped, using a completed, signed, and submitted schedule adjustment form from the MBU ECP Office, on or before the census date, will not appear on the student’s transcript. Students who registered and paid fees before the census date will be eligible for a refund. Courses officially dropped after the census, but before 80% of the course has been completed, will appear on the transcript with the grade of W, indicating that the student withdrew without grade point penalty. Students dropping a course after the census date will not be eligible for a refund. Courses dropped after 80% of the course has been completed will appear on the transcript with a WF; no refund will be available.

High School Dual Enrollment Program

Homeschool, public and private high school students have the opportunity to gain college credit through the dual enrollment program at MBU. This program enables students to earn college credit for general education courses as they complete requirements for their high school diploma.

Student must be a sophomore standing and at least 15 years of age. To register for classes, students must fill out an online application to MBU, send in transcripts and official ACT/SAT/CLT scores if desiring to enroll in English or math courses. Students who are unable to take one of these exams may also take the Accuplacer course placement exam, at cost to the student.

Students are allowed to enroll in two courses, up to nine (9) credit hours, if laboratory science classes are included, at the discounted “high school dual enrollment program” tuition rate.  Any credit hours beyond the 2-course limit will be charged at the regular undergraduate main campus tuition rate. Students are not permitted to enroll in private instruction or directed study courses.

Additionally, students are required to submit a new high school transcript during each semester of enrollment.  Upon completion of high school graduation requirements, students are no longer eligible for discounted tuition.

Students at Farmington High School can earn an Associate of Arts in General Studies (AA) degree through MBU. High School students will meet all of the requirements as stated in the current MBU AA degree sheet through Excel Dual Credit, Achieve, MBU dual enrollment, or college courses earned through other institutions that are deemed transferable. A minimum of 21 credit hours must be earned through MBU. Admission requirements meet those established by MDEWD for high school students taking college courses.

CORE 42 - Missouri Department of Higher Education General Education Curriculum

CORE 42 is a statewide transferable general education curriculum intended to guarantee the courses be applied to general education requirements between Missouri public institution, as well as signatory private institutions. As part of the CORE 42 statewide initiative, Missouri Baptist University became, one of four private institutions, signatory with Missouri Department of Higher Education. The CORE 42 curriculum provides a pathway for students to guarantee course credit and reduce the need to retake courses they have already completed at another school. This initiative helps students earn a degree in less time and without additional cost.

For academic year 2018-2019 and forward, Missouri Baptist University accepts all CORE 42 courses as equivalences to meet general education requirements toward degree requirements. Public institutions and signatory private institutions honor the equivalences of general education courses. For approved MOTR courses at other Missouri public colleges and university go to: Missouri Department of Higher Education CORE.

Students who complete the CORE 42 curriculum will meet general education requirements.

CORE 42 Knowledge Areas and Requirements:

  • Communications (9 MOTR credit hours minimum)
  • Written Communication (6 MOTR credit hours minimum)
  • Oral Communication (3 MOTR credit hours minimum)
  • Mathematical Sciences (3 MOTR credit hours minimum)
  • Fine Arts and Humanities (9 MOTR credit hours minimum)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 MOTR credit hours minimum, including two disciplines)
  • Natural Science (7 MOTR credit hours minimum, including 1 hour lab)
  • Addition MOTR courses to complete the 42 total hours requirement

Full list of MBU Courses and MOTR equivalences    

Programs by Site

Missouri Baptist University offers courses at several Regional Learning Centers (RLC) around Missouri as a means of taking the educational programs to the student. Current sites in Missouri include MBU-Troy/Wentzville located in Lincoln County, MBU at Jefferson College on the Hillsboro campus of Jefferson College and MBU in Arnold located in Jefferson County, and MBU-Franklin County located in Union. See the locations section of this catalog for additional information including addresses for each RLC.

Academic advisement for undergraduate students at the RLCs is directed by the dean or coordinator of each center. All registration materials, including advisement worksheets and schedule adjustment forms, must be signed by RLC personnel before they can be processed. Students should refer to the Term Calendars published in this catalog and available on myMBU Access for registration dates, deadlines for adding or dropping classes, etc. Tuition refunds in case of withdrawal are pro-rated from the withdrawal date and must be approved by RLC personnel. Students should refer to the catalog sections on Student Course Load, Dropping and Adding a Course, Registration, University Fees, Enrollment, Registration Information, Status Changes, and Refund Schedules for specific information.

Main campus undergraduate students may register at RLCs with the approval of their advisor, and are encouraged to discuss off-campus enrollment costs with the Financial Services Office. All off-campus regulations, financial obligations, and transportation arrangements are the responsibility of the student. Combined credit load for on- and off-campus classes may not exceed eighteen credit hours during a semester or semester equivalent. See the catalog sections on Student Course Load and Registration Information for details.

Courses offered at RLCs are not available to students through the Intercollege Consortium. However, students from the consortium institutions may register for classes at RLCs as visiting students. For additional information concerning classes, contact the Associate Vice President for Extended Learning, Dean of the MBU-Troy/Wentzville Regional Learning Center, or the Dean of the Franklin County Regional Learning Center.

Undergraduate Degree Programs Offered by Site

MBU-Troy/Wentzville

  • Degrees
    • Associate of Arts
    • Associate of Science
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Education
    • Bachelor of Professional Studies
  • Majors
    • Accounting
    • Applied Management
    • Behavioral Sciences
    • Business Administration
    • Criminal Justice
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Elementary Education
    • General Studies
    • Human Services
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Pre-Nursing
    • Psychology
    • Special Education Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild to Moderate
    • Studies in Teaching and Learning

MBU at Jefferson College 

  • Plus-Two Programs
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Education
    • Bachelor of Professional Studies
  • Majors
    • Accounting
    • Applied Management
    • Behavioral Sciences
    • Business Administration
    • Child Development
    • Criminal Justice
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Early Childhood Special Education
    • Elementary Education
    • Exercise Science
    • Healthcare Management
    • Human Services
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Special Education Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild to Moderate
    • Studies in Teaching and Learning
  • Articulated Programs
    • Biology Education with Secondary Education
    • Business Education with Secondary Education
    • Business Education and Marketing Education with Secondary Education
    • Chemistry Education with Secondary Education
    • Early Childhood
    • Early Childhood and Elementary combined
    • Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education combined
    • Elementary Education
    • Elementary Education and Special Education Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild to Moderate
    • English with Secondary Education
    • Mathematics with Secondary Education
    • Middle Childhood Education with concentrations in Business Education, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, or Social Science
    • Physical Education with K-12 Education
    • Social Sciences with Secondary Education
    • Special Education Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild to Moderate
    • Special Reading K-12 (graduate-level only)

MBU in Franklin County

  • Degrees
    • Associate of Science
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Music
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Majors
    • Applied Management
    • Biology/Secondary Education
    • Business Administration
    • Business Education/Marketing Education/Secondary Education
    • Business Education/Secondary Education
    • Chemistry Education/Secondary Education 
    • Criminal Justice
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Early Childhood Education Special Education
    • Early Childhood/Elementary Education
    • Elementary Education
    • Elementary Education/Cross-Categorical Disabilities
    • Elementary/Early Childhood Special Education
    • English/Secondary Education
    • Health Education/K-12
    • Health Education/Physical Education/K-12
    • Human Services
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Mathematics/Secondary Education
    • Middle Childhood Education
    • Music with concentrations in Instrumental, Piano, and Voice
    • Physical Education/K-12
    • Social Science/Secondary Education
    • Speech/Theatre/Secondary Education
    • Library Media Specialist (graduate-level only)
    • Special Reading K-12 (graduate-level only)

MBU in Arnold

  • Degrees
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Education
    • Bachelor of Professional Studies
  • Majors
    • Applied Management
    • Biology Education with Secondary Education
    • Business Administration
    • Business Education with Secondary Education
    • Business Education & Marketing Education with Secondary Education
    • Child Development
    • Early Childhood
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Early Childhood Special Education
    • Elementary Education
    • Elementary Education; Special Education Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild to Moderate
    • English with Secondary Education
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Mathematics with Secondary Education
    • Middle Childhood Education with concentrations in Business Education, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science
    • Physical Education with K-12 Education
    • Social Sciences with Secondary Education
    • Special Education Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild to Moderate
    • Studies in Teaching and Learning
    • Special Reading K-12 (graduate-level only)

Note: While the majority of course work needed to complete the baccalaureate degree may be offered at MBU’s Regional Learning Centers, some courses may need to be taken on the Main campus or online to complete the degree program*

MBU Online

Online courses – An online course at Missouri Baptist University can be accessed through the Internet from any location at any time, using the Canvas LMS (Learning Management System). All instructional strategies are planned and executed around the communication capabilities and content resources available on the Internet in any given online class offering. Online communication requirements are flexible and generally asynchronous. Times and places for online interaction and communication in MBU online classes will be determined by the individual faculty member.

The University offers online courses in various disciplines. Both undergraduate and graduate courses are available.

Face-to-face (F2F) courses - F2F courses offer instruction within a classroom setting at scheduled times. Most F2F courses also use Canvas to enhance learning. Faculty use online technology and tools to support classroom-based instruction, supply course material (e.g. resources, lecture notes, assessments), and facilitate faculty-to-student and student-to-student communication through email and discussion boards. 

For more information visit: https://online.mobap.edu

For a list of all MBU Online programs, please see the MBU Online  page.

For more information, visit the Online Learning webpage https://online.mobap.edu/.

Canvas is the learning management system utilized by MBU. For more information, visit https://online.mobap.edu/online-resources/student-resources/

Articulated Programs and Corporate Partnerships

Missouri Baptist University maintains articulations with various community colleges, universities, and corporations.  The university’s partnerships provide various services in order to enhance transferability of credit and reduce cost for students to obtain a degree.

Missouri Baptist University has established Plus Two Programs with Jefferson College which allows students to fulfill degree requirements between the community college campus, the Regional Learning Center location, and online learning.

Contact the Office of Records for specific requirements in the articulation for each program and course-to-course transfer. Contact the Corporate Partnerships Liaison for specifics on the corporation agreements.