Missouri Baptist University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 16, 2019  
Missouri Baptist University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

General 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 five divisions and two schools as well as Interdisciplinary Studies. The University grants the Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology, Associate of Science degree with concentrations in Pre-Nursing, Christian Ministry, and Business Administration, and offers courses leading to undergraduate certificates in Business, Writing, Ministry and Leadership, Faith and Learning, and graduate certificates in Exercise Science, Fitness Management, Sport Management, and Sport Marketing. 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.

Interdisciplinary Studies provides orientation courses for freshmen and transfer students, the capstone requirement for all baccalaureate degree programs, and offers a major in Liberal Arts.

The School of Business provides curricula in general education, degree requirements, majors, minors, certificates, and cognate areas in the fields of Accounting, Applied Management, Business Administration, Healthcare Management, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, Economics, and Entrepreneurship. The Master of Business Administration degree is offered at the graduate level.

The School 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. Undergraduate majors in this school include Business Education, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education, Health Education, K-12 Education, Middle Childhood Education, Physical Education, Special Education Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild/Moderate, Studies in Teaching and Learning, and Unified Science (Biology or Chemistry Concentration). A minor is 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. Other certification areas offered include Library Media Specialist (graduate level only), Driver Education, and Special Reading (graduate level only). Graduate programs include the Master of Arts degree in School Counseling, School Counseling with a Concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Master of Arts in Teaching (with initial certification or for additional certification), Master of Educational Administration, Master of Science in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Educational Technology, the Educational Specialist with three tracks, Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education Director, and the Doctoral degrees in Education and Higher Education Leadership.

The Fine Arts Division offers curricula for general education and degree requirements in Art, Communications, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Musical Theatre, Theatre, Worship Arts Technology, and Worship Leadership. Undergraduate majors include Broadcast Media, Communication Studies, Journalism, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music with Elective Studies in Business, Musical Theatre, Public Relations, Speech/Theatre, Theatre, Worship Arts Technology, and Worship Leadership. Minor studies available include Broadcast Media, Communication Studies, Journalism, Sports Journalism, Music, Public Relations, Theatre, Worship Leadership, Worship Studies, and Dance.

The Health and Sport Sciences Division provides curricula in degree requirements, majors, minors, and cognate areas in the fields of Exercise Science, Fitness Management, Health Sciences, Public Health, and Sport Management. Students interested in graduate studies may pursue the Graduate Certificate in Exercise Science, Graduate Certificate in Fitness Management, Graduate Certificate in Sport Management, Graduate Certificate in Sport Marketing, or the Master of Science in Sport Management or Master of Science in Fitness Management.

The Humanities Division provides curricula in general education, degree requirements, majors, minors, certificates, and cognate areas in the fields of Biblical Languages (Greek and Hebrew), Christian Ministry, Christian Studies, English, Faith and Learning, Ministry and Leadership, and Spanish. The Writing Certificate in English, Certificate in Ministry and Leadership, and the Associate of Science in Christian Ministry are a part of the division’s offerings. The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degree is available with emphasis areas in Pastoral Ministries, Urban Ministries, Biblical Counseling, Apologetic Studies, and Biblical Languages.

The Natural Sciences Division provides curricula in general education, degree requirements, majors, minors, and cognate areas in the fields of Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemistry with a Concentration in Forensic Science, Geoscience, Mathematics, Physics, Plant Biology and Pre-Nursing. The Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology is offered through a partnership with Mercy St. Louis School of Radiologic Technology.

The Social and Behavioral Sciences Division provides curricula in general education, degree requirements, majors, minors, and cognate areas in the fields of Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice, History, Human Services, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, and Sociology. Two graduate programs are offered online: Master of Corporate Security Leadership and Master of Science in Criminal Justice.

The Adult Learning Programs offer a number of degree options that are specifically designed to accomodate adult learners, defined as individuals who have been out of high school at least five years and in the workplace, or whose education has otherwise been interrupted before enrolling with MBU in any undergraduate degree program. These options include the 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.

The School of Nursing offers two different degree programs. 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.

Majors with Classification of Instructional Program

Major Field CIP code Division/School Certificate/Degree
Accounting 52.0301 Business BA , BS , BPS  
Applied Management 52.0299 Business
Adult & Online Program
BA , BS 
BPS    
Behavioral Science 30.1701 Social & Behavioral Science BA , BS , BPS  
Biochemistry 26.0202 Natural Sciences BS  
Biology 26.0101 Natural Sciences BA , BS  
Biotechnology 26.1201 Natural Sciences BS  
Broadcast Media 09.0701 Fine Arts BA , BS , BPS  
Business Administration 52.0201 Business CBA , ASB , BA , BS , BPS , MBA
Business Education 13.1303 Education BA BS , BPS  
Chemistry 40.0501 Natural Sciences BA , BS  
Chemistry with Concentration in Forensic Science 40.0510 Natural Sciences BA  
Child Development 19.0706 Education BA , BS , BPS  
Christian Ministry 39.9999 Humanities ASCM , BA , BS , BPS , MACM
Classroom Teaching 13.1299 Education MAT
Clinical Mental Health Counseling 51.1508 Education MA
Communications Studies 09.0199 Fine Arts BA , BS , BPS  
Corporate Security Leadership 43.0112 Social & Behavioral Science MSCS
Counselor Education 13.1101 Education MAC
Criminal Justice
43.0104
Social & Behavioral Science
Adult Learning Program
BA , BS , MSCJ
BPS  
Curriculum and Instruction 13.0301 Education MSE, Ed.S.
Early Childhood Education 13.1210 Education BSE  
Early Childhood Special Education 13.1015 Education BSE  
Educational Administration
      Principal K-8
      Principal 7-12
      Special Education Director
      Superintendent

13.0408
13.0409
13.0402
13.0411
Education
MEA
MEA
MEA
Ed.S.
Educational Technology 13.0501 Education MET
Elementary Education 13.1202 Education BSE  
English 23.0101 Humanities WCE , BA , BS , BPS  
Exercise Science 31.0505 Health & Sport Sciences BA , BS , BPS , CES
Faith and Learning 38.9999 Humanities CFL
Fitness Management 31.0504 Health & Sport Sciences BA , BPS , BS , CFM, MSFM
General Studies 24.0102 Adult & Online Program BPS  
Health Education 13.1307 Education BS , BPS  
Health Sciences 51.0001 Health & Sport Sciences BS  
Healthcare Management 51.0701 Business
Adult & Online Program
BS 
BPS  

(CIP) Codes, Divisions/Schools, and Certificate/Degree Options

Major Field CIP Code Division/School Certificate/Degree
Higher Education Leadership 13.0406 Education Ed.D., MSHL
History 54.0101 Social & Behavioral Science BA , BS , BPS  
Human Services 44.0000 Social & Behavioral Science BA , BS , BPS  
Information Technology 11.0103 Business BS  
Journalism 09.0499 Fine Arts BA , BS , BPS  
K-12 Education* 13.1206 Education BS , BPS  
Leadership in Teaching and Learning 13.9999 Education Ed.D.
Liberal Arts
24.0199
Interdisciplinary Studies
Adult & Online Program
BA , BS 
BPS    
Management 52.0299 Business BA , BS , BPS  
Marketing 52.1401 Business BA , BS , BPS  
Mathematics 27.0101 Natural Sciences BS , BPS  
Middle Childhood Education 13.1203 Education BSE , BS , BPS  
Ministry and Leadership
38.0203
Humanities
Adult & Online Program
BA , BS , CML 
BPS   
Music 50.0901 Fine Arts BA
Music Education 13.1312 Fine Arts BME
Music Performance 50.0903 Fine Arts BM
Music with Elective Studies in Business 50.1003 Fine Arts BM
Musical Theatre 50.0509 Fine Arts BM  
Nursing (Pre-Licensure BSN) 51.3801 School of Nursing BSN  
Nursing (RN to BSN)  51.3801 School of Nursing BSN  
Organizational Leadership 52.0213 Adult & Online Program BPS  
Physical Education 13.1314 Education BS , BPS  
Pre-Nursing 51.1105 Natural Sciences ASPN  
Psychology 42.0101 Social/Behavioral Science BA BS , BPS  
Public Relations 09.0902 Fine Arts BA , BS , BPS  
Radiologic Technology 51.0911 Natural Sciences AAS  
School Counseling 13.1101 Education MA
School Counseling with Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration 13.1101 Education MA
Secondary Education* 13.1205 Education BA , BS BPS  
Social Sciences 45.0101 Social/Behavioral Science BA , BS , BPS  
Speech/Theatre 13.1324 Fine Arts BA , BS , BPS  
Special Education Cross-Cat Disabilities Mild/Mod 13.1007 Education BSE  
Sport Management 31.0504 Health & Sport Sciences BA BS , CSMG, MSSM
Sport Marketing 31.0504 Health & Sport Sciences CSMK
Studies in Teaching and Learning 13.0101 Education BA , BS , BPS  
Theatre 50.0501 Fine Arts BA , BS , BPS  
Unified Science 13.1316 Education BA , BS , BPS  
Worship Arts Technology 30.9999 Fine Arts BA , BS , BPS  
Worship Leadership 39.0501 Fine Arts BM

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

Minors with Divisions/Schools

Minor Field Division/School
Accounting   Business
Behavioral Science   Social/Behavioral Science
Biochemistry   Natural Sciences
Biology   Natural Sciences
Biotechnology   Natural Sciences
Broadcast Media   Fine Arts
Business Administration Business
Chemistry   Natural Sciences
Christian Ministry   Humanities
Christian Studies   Humanities
Communications Studies   Fine Arts
Criminal Justice   Social/Behavioral Science
Dance   Fine Arts
English   Humanities
Entrepreneurship   Business
Exercise Science   Health/Sport Sciences
Geoscience   Natural Sciences
Healthcare Management   Business
History   Social/Behavioral Science
Human Services   Social/Behavioral Science
Information Technology   Business
Journalism   Fine Arts
Management Business
Marketing Business
Mathematics   Natural Sciences
Music   Fine Arts
Physical Education   Education
Plant Biology   Natural Sciences
Political Science   Social/Behavioral Science
Psychology   Social/Behavioral Science
Public Health   Health/Sport Sciences
Public Relations   Fine Arts
Social Sciences   Social/Behavioral Science
Sociology   Social/Behavioral Science
Spanish   Humanities
Sport Management   Health/Sport Sciences
Sports Journalism   Fine Arts
Theatre   Fine Arts
Worship Leadership   Fine Arts
Worship Studies   Fine Arts

Degrees and Certificates with Divisions/Schools

Degree or Certificate Abbreviation Level Division/School (if applicable)
Writing Certificate in English WCE Undergraduate Humanities
Certificate in Business Administration CBA Undergraduate Business
Certificate in Ministry and Leadership CML Undergraduate Humanities
Certificate in Exercise Science CES Graduate Health & Sport Sciences
Certificate in Fitness Management CFM Graduate Health & Sport Sciences
Certificate in Sport Management CSMG Graduate Health & Sport Sciences
Certificate in Sport Marketing CSMK Graduate Health & Sport Sciences
Certificate in Faith and Learning CFL Undergraduate Humanities
Associate of Applied Science AAS Undergraduate Natural Sciences
Associate of Science, Business Administration ASB Undergraduate Business
Associate of Science, Christian Ministry ASCM Undergraduate Humanities
Associate of Science, Pre-Nursing ASPN Undergraduate Natural Sciences
Bachelor of Arts BA Undergraduate  
Bachelor of Music BM Undergraduate Fine Arts
Bachelor of Music Education BME Undergraduate Fine Arts
Bachelor of Professional Studies BPS Undergraduate  
Bachelor of Science BS Undergraduate  
Bachelor of Science in Education BSE Undergraduate Education
Bachelor of Science in Nursing BSN Undergraduate School of Nursing
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry MACM Graduate Humanities
Mastor of Arts MA Graduate Education
Master of Arts in Teaching MAT Graduate Education
Master of Business Administration MBA Graduate Business
Master of Educational Administration MEA Graduate Education
Master of Educational Technology MET Graduate Education
Master of Science-Corporate Security Leadership MSCS Graduate Social & Behavioral Sciences
Master of Science-Criminal Justice MSCJ Graduate Social & Behavioral Sciences
Master of Science-Fitness Management MSFM Graduate Health & Sport Sciences
Master of Science-Higher Education Leadership MSHL Graduate Education
Master of Science-Sport Management MSSM Graduate Health & Sport Sciences
Master of Science in Education MSE Graduate Education
Educational Specialist Ed.S. Graduate Education
Doctor of Education Ed.D. Graduate Education

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 ; 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 cancelled 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.

B.S. to Doctor of Physical Therapy

Introduction
Given the similarity of missions and values, Southwest Baptist University and Missouri Baptist University have established an articulation agreement in order to facilitate the admission process for MBU graduates into the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at SBU.  MBU students who complete the following courses will meet prerequisite requirements for the DPT program at SBU and will receive preference points in the selection of candidates. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at SBU starts each Fall and is completed in 33 months. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis starting in September of each year. 

Applicants for the physical therapy program at SBU are required to have English composition and demonstrate computer competency. This agreement assumes that Missouri Baptist University will continue to have these same requirements for graduation.

Agreement
A student who completes a baccalaureate degree in any major at Missouri Baptist University and the requirements for admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Southwest Baptist University as listed below will automatically receive preference points and be eligible for the admission process. 

  1. Students must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average.
  2. Students must complete the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  3. Students must complete the PT application through PTCAS by the deadline of the intended enrollment date.
  4. Students must document up to 40 hours of experience/observation in physical therapy.
  5. International students must meet eligibility requirements as outlined in the section on Admission to the University in the Southwest Baptist University catalog.
  6. Students must complete all of the following prerequisite courses with a minimum of a “C” and a 3.25 prerequisite GPA. Prerequisites should not be taken pass/fail.

 -  Applicants for Fall 2021 or earlier: two courses from a psychology department (1.PSYC 133 General Psychology , 2. PSYC 313 Human Growth and Development  OR PSYC 323 Abnormal Psychology )   

 -  Applicants for Fall 2022 or later: three courses from a psychology department (1.PSYC 133 General Psychology , 2. PSYC 313 Human Growth and Development , 3. PSYC 323 Abnormal Psychology )
     

  1. Completion of the following support courses (not calculated into prerequisite GPA):
  • Medical Terminology - HSCI 343 Medical Terminology : one semester is required at a “B” grade or higher
     
  • Exercise Physiology - EXSC 313 Exercise Physiology I : not required, but highly recommended; students demonstrating successful completion of an exercise physiology course with a “B” grade or higher will be exempt from completing the exercise physiology component of the DPT program
     
  • Pathophysiology - BIOL 363 Pathophysiology : not required, but highly recommended

Two-Plus-Two Degree in Engineering Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri Baptist University and Missouri University of Science and Technology have an articulation agreement for a two-plus-two program in engineering. If a student completes a prescribed curriculum for a selected field of engineering and maintains a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, Missouri University of Science and Technology will accept the individual into the selected engineering program. Upon successful completion of the remaining coursework at Missouri University of Science and Technology, the individual will be awarded a degree. There are no degrees conferred by Missouri Baptist University. For details, contact the Missouri Baptist University Admissions Office.

Two-Plus-Two Degree in Nursing

Missouri Baptist University and the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College have teamed to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Through this agreement, two years of study in the Associate of Science degree in Pre-Nursing program will be completed at MBU and the final two years of clinical studies will be completed at Barnes. An articulation agreement between MBU and Barnes was signed in March 2010.

The MBU Associate of Science degree in Pre-Nursing is a 64-69 hour program, and 55 of those hours are fully transferable to Barnes. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at MBU to gain admissions to Goldfarb School of Nursing.

A.A.S. In Radiologic Technology

Missouri Baptist University and Mercy Hospital St. Louis School of Radiologic Technology offer an articulated Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology. Students accepted into the Mercy Hospital St. Louis School of Radiologic Technology will complete their general education curriculum at Missouri Baptist University. Upon Completion of the program curriculum at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, credits will be transferred from the School of Radiologic Technology to Missouri Baptist University to complete the Associate of Applied Scinece degree requirements. 

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.

Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) is a program which combines college courses in military science with summer training sessions to turn students into officers. Upon successful completion of the program and graduation, cadets are awarded a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, the Army National Guard, or the U.S. Army Reserve.

Army ROTC offers two different programs to all qualified college and university students. The traditional four-year program gives students the opportunity to take ROTC courses in each of their four years of college. The two-year program is available for community and junior college students as well as any other students who did not take ROTC during the first two years of college. Both of these programs are offered at more than 1,000 colleges and universities throughout the United States. Washington University is the host institution in the St. Louis area. Students from Missouri Baptist University may enroll in Military Science courses through a cross-enrollment agreement with Washington University. Enrollment for all other courses is at Missouri Baptist University. Course descriptions for the Military Science courses are listed in this catalog under MLS.

Washington University in St. Louis: North Campus – located at 700 Rosedale Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63112 – is the home of the Gateway Battalion. North Campus contains the Battalion Headquarters, Headquarters Annex, and the Range Room. Battalion Headquarters houses the classrooms where military sciences are instructed, cadre and staff offices, equipment room, and cadet lounge. Headquarters Annex is an open space next to headquarters. It is used for the annual open house and is sometimes used as a meeting place for leadership labs. The Range Room is located in the rear of North Campus. Its large space is utilized when an alternative to outdoor PT or labs is optimal. The range room contains an air rifle range where rifle competitions are held.

Students interested in participating in the Army ROTC program, or in obtaining additional information, should contact:

Army ROTC
Washington University
Campus Box 1206
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4862
Phone: 314.935.5521 or 314.935.5537
Fax: 314.935.6931.
Email: rotc@wustl.edu
http://rotc.wustl.edu/Pages/Home.aspx

Plus Two Programs

Missouri Baptist University has established Plus Two Programs with Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri, Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois, Rend Lake College in Ina, Illinois, and Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg, Illinois, which allows students to complete all requirements for graduation on the host college campus.

  • Jefferson College – BS in Accounting with a Business Administration minor; BS in Applied Management; BS in Behavioral Science; BS in Business Administration; BS in Business Administration with an Accounting minor; BS in Child Development; BS in Criminal Justice; BS in Healthcare Management; BS in Human Services; BS in Management with a minor in Business Administration; BS in Middle Childhood Education: Mathematics; BS in Middle Childhood Education: Science; BSE in Early Childhood Education; BSE in Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education; BSE in Early Childhood/Elementary Education; BSE in Elementary Education; BSE in Elementary/Special Education: Cross- Categorical Special Education; BSE in Middle Childhood Education: Language Arts; BSE in Middle Childhood Education: Social Sciences; and BSE in Special Education: Cross-categorical Disabilities Mild to Moderate.
  • Lewis and Clark Community College – BA in Human Services; BS in Accounting with a minor in Business Administration; BS in Criminal Justice with a minor in Behavioral Science; BS in Health Sciences with a minor in Exercise Science; BS in Management with a minor in Business Administration; BS in Sport Management
  • Rend Lake College – BA or BS in Behavioral Sciences; BA or BS in Criminal Justice; BA in Criminal Justice with a minor in Behavioral Sciences; and BPS in Applied Management
  • Southeastern Illinois College - BA or BS in Behavioral Science; BA or BS in Criminal Justice; BA in Criminal Justice with a minor in Behavioral Sciences; and BPS in Applied Management

Articulated Programs

Missouri Baptist University maintains program articulations with various community colleges in the university’s various service areas in order to enhance transferability of credit.

  • Jefferson College – BS in Exercise Science; BS in Healthcare Management; BS in K-12 Education: Physical Education; BS in Psychology; BS in Secondary Education: Business Education; BS in Secondary Education: English; BS in Secondary Education: Mathematics; BS in Secondary Education: Social Sciences; BS in Secondary Education: Unified Science with a Biology minor. While the majority of course work needed to complete the baccalaureate degree may be offered at MBU’s Regional Learning Centers in Arnold or on the Jefferson College campus in Hillsboro, some courses may need to be taken on the Main campus or online.
  • East Central College – BS in Unified Science and Secondary Education; BA or BS in Business Administration; BS in Business Education and Secondary Education; BA or BS in English and Secondary Education; BME; BS in Criminal Justice Track I or II; BS in Health Education and K-12 Education; BS in Physical Education and K-12 Education; BS in Mathematics and Secondary Education; BS in Social Science and Secondary Education; BS in Middle Childhood Education with emphases in Business Education, Mathematics, or Science, BS in Speech & Theatre and Secondary Education; BSE in Early Childhood Education; BSE in Early Childhood Education with Early Childhood Special Education; BSE in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education Combined; BSE in Early Childhood/ Elementary Education Combined with Early Childhood Special Education; BSE in Elementary Education & Cross-Categorical Disabilities; BSE in Special Education: Crosscategorical Disabilities Mild to Moderate; BSE in Elementary Education; BSE in Middle Childhood Education with Emphases in Language Arts, Social Studies, or Speech-Theatre. While the majority of course work needed to complete the baccalaureate degree in certain majors may be offered at MBU’s Regional Learning Center in Union, some courses may need to be taken on the Main campus or online.
  • Mineral Area College – BS in English with Secondary Education; BS in Mathematics with Secondary Education; BS in Management with a minor in Business Administration; BS in Social Sciences with Secondary Education; BS in Unified Science, Biology endorsement, with Secondary Education; BS in Child Development; BSE in Elementary Education; BSE in Elementary Education with Special Education: Cross-categorical Disabilities Mild to Moderate; BSE in Early Childhood/Elementary Education; BS or BSE in Middle Childhood Education with concentrations in Business Education, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies; BS in Behavioral Sciences; BS in Business Administration; and BS in Business Education with Secondary Education. While the majority of course work needed to complete the baccalaureate degree in certain majors may be offered at MBU’s Regional Learning Center in the Mineral Area, some courses may need to be taken on the Main campus, at another Regional Learning Center, or online.
  • St. Charles Community College – BA or BS in Accounting; BA or BS in Business Administration; BA or BS in Marketing; BA or BS in Management; BS in Unified Science and Secondary Education; BS in Business Education and Secondary Education; BA or BS in English and Secondary Education; BS in Health Education and Secondary Education; BS in Physical Education 9-12 and Secondary Education; BS in Physical Education K-12 and Secondary Education; BS in Mathematics and Secondary Education; BS in Social Science and Secondary Education; BS or BSE in Middle Childhood Education with emphases in Business Education, Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, r ech-Theatre; BS in Speech & Theatre and Secondary Education; BSE in Early Childhood Education; BSE in Early Childhood Education with Early Childhood Special Education; BSE in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education Combined; BSE in Elementary Education & Cross-Categorical Disabilities; BSE in Elementary Education. While the majority of course work needed to complete the baccalaureate degree in certain majors may be offered at MBU-Troy/Wentzville some courses may need to be taken on the Main campus or online.
  • St. Louis Community College – BSE in Early Childhood Education; BSE in Early Childhood with Early Childhood Special Education; BSE in Elementary Education; BSE in Elementary Education with Special Education: Cross-categorical Disabilities Mild to Moderate; BSE in Special Education: Cross-categorical Disabilities Mild to Moderate.

Regional Learning Centers

Missouri Baptist University offers courses at several Regional Learning Centers (RLC) in Missouri and Illinois 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, MBU-Franklin County located in Union, and MBU in Farmington located in St. Francois County. In Illinois, there are Plus-Two programs on the campuses of Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Rend Lake College in Ina, and Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg. Courses are also offered at the Williamson Baptist Association in Marion, Illinois. 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 offcampus 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, the Dean of the Franklin County Regional Learning Center, the Director of the MBU at Lewis and Clark Community Regional Learning Center College, or the Dean of the Southern Illinois Regional Learning Centers.

Undergraduate Degree Programs Offered by Site

MBU-Troy/Wentzville offers the following undergraduate degree programs: Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education, and Bachelor of Professional Studies. Majors available include: Accounting, Applied Management, Behavioral Sciences, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Human Services, Management, Marketing, Pre-Nursing, Psychology, Special Education Cross-categorical Disabilities Mild to Moderate, and Studies in Teaching and Learning. Courses are offered to satisfy general education, major, minor, and degree requirements. Students interested in pursuing teacher certification in areas other than elementary education may complete professional education and degree requirements at MBU-Troy/Wentzville but will need to complete some requirements on the Main campus, at another RLC, or online.

MBU at Jefferson College offers the following baccalaureate degree Plus Two programs: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education, and Bachelor of Professional Studies. Majors available include: Accounting, Applied Management, Behavioral Sciences, Business Administration, Child Development, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Healthcare Management, Human Services, Management, Special Education Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild/Moderate, and Studies in Teaching and Learning. Courses are offered to satisfy major, minor, and degree requirements. Articulated programs leading to teacher certification include: 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/Moderate combined; Special Education Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild/ Moderate; Middle Childhood Education with concentrations in Business Education, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science; Business Education with Secondary Education; English with Secondary Education; Mathematics with Secondary Education; Physical Education with K-12 Education; Social Sciences with Secondary Education; Unified Science-Biology with Secondary Education; Unified Science-Chemistry with Secondary Education; and Special Reading K-12 (graduate-level only). Middle, Secondary, and K-12 certification areas, which are not a part of the Plus Two agreement, will require that some classes be completed on the Main campus, at another RLC, or online.

MBU-Franklin County is a degree completion site offering the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education, and Bachelor of Professional Studies. Majors available include: Applied Management, Business Administration, Business Education, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Healthcare Management, Human Services, Management, Middle Childhood Education, Special Education Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild/Moderate, and Studies in Teaching and Learning. Courses are offered to satisfy major, minor, and degree requirements. Teacher certification programs available include Early Childhood, Early Childhood and Elementary combined, Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education combined, Elementary Education, Elementary Education and Cross-categorical Disabilities combined, Special Education Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild/Moderate, Middle School Business Education, Middle School Language Arts, Middle School Mathematics, Middle School Science, Middle School Social Science, Secondary Business Education, Secondary English, Secondary Mathematics, Physical Education (K-12), Secondary Social Science, Secondary Unified Science-Biology, Secondary Unified Science-Chemistry, Gifted Education K-12 (graduate level only), and Special Reading K-12 (graduate level only). Middle, Secondary, and K-12 certification areas, may require that some classes be completed on the Main campus, at another RLC, or online.

MBU at Lewis and Clark offers the following baccalaureate degree Plus Two programs: Bachelor of Arts in Human Services, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Fitness Management, Bachelor of Science in Management, and Bachelor of Science in Sport Management. Courses are offered to satisfy major, minor, and degree requirements.

MBU in Farmington is a degree completion site offering the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education, and Bachelor of Professional Studies. Majors available include: Applied Management; Business Administration; Business Education with Secondary Education; Child Development; Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood Special Education; Elementary Education; English with Secondary Education; Human Services; Management; Mathematics with Secondary Education; Middle Childhood Education with concentrations in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science; Physical Education with K-12 Education; Social Sciences with Secondary Education; Special Education Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild/Moderate; Studies in Teaching and Learning; and Unified Science-Biology with Secondary Education. Courses are offered to satisfy major, minor, professional education, and degree requirements. Students interested in pursuing teacher certification in areas other than elementary or middle school education may complete professional education and degree requirements at the Farmington RLC but will need to complete some requirements on the Main campus, online, or at another RLC.

MBU in Arnold is a degree completion site offering the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education, and Bachelor of Professional Studies. Majors available include: Applied Management, Business Administration, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Management, Special Education Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild/Moderate, and Studies in Teaching and Learning. Courses are offered to satisfy major, minor, and degree requirements. Articulated programs leading to teacher certification include: 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/Moderate combined; Special Education Cross-Categorical Disabilities Mild/Moderate; Middle Childhood Education with concentrations in Business Education, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science; Business Education with Secondary Education; English with Secondary Education; Mathematics with Secondary Education; Physical Education with K-12 Education; Social Sciences with Secondary Education; Unified Science-Biology with Secondary Education; Unified Science-Chemistry with Secondary Education; and Special Reading K-12 (graduate-level only). Middle, Secondary, and K-12 certification areas, which are not a part of the Plus Two agreement, will require that some classes be completed on the Main campus, at another RLC, or online.

MBU at Rend Lake offers the following baccalaureate degree Plus Two program: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Behavioral Sciences or Criminal Justice, and the Bachelor of Professional Studies with a major in Applied Management. Courses are offered to satisfy major and degree requirements.

MBU at Southeastern Illinois College offers the following baccalaureate degree Plus Two programs: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Behavioral Science or Criminal Justice, and Bachelor of Professional Studies with a major in Applied Management. Courses are offered to satisfy major and degree requirements. 

MBU at Williamson Baptist Association offers the following baccalaureate degree Plus Two programs: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Behavioral Science or Criminal Justice, and Bachelor of Professional Studies with a major in Applied Management. Courses are offered to satisfy major and degree requirements. 

MBU at Shawnee Community College offers the following baccalaureate degree Plus Two programs: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Behavioral Science or Criminal Justice, and Bachelor of Professional Studies with a major in Applied Management. Courses are offered to satisfy major and degree requirements. 

Distance Learning

Through technologically-enhanced teaching-learning opportunities, Missouri Baptist University is prepared to reach out to a global and culturally diverse community of learners with a Biblically-based Christian perspective that students will find to be:

  • caring and personalized
  • learner-centered
  • respectful of individuality
  • accessible and convenient
  • responsive to students’ spiritual, intellectual, and professional needs
  • accommodating to students’ schedules
  • interactive among students, faculty and staff
  • academically stimulating and challenging
  • replicating the same high quality for education and support services as in the traditional on-campus environment

Web-enhanced courses – A web-enhanced course uses online technology and tools to support traditional 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).

Web-centric courses – The center of instruction shifts from the classroom to the Internet in a web-centric class. A web-centric course makes significant use of the Internet to facilitate and support self-paced, self-directed learning activities (online content, exercises, and assessments). This type of course has few classroom-based lectures or seminars. MDL/WDL courses with a type of HYB (Hybrid) indicate courses offered in a combined classroom and online format.

Online courses – An online course at Missouri Baptist University can be accessed through the Internet from any location at any time. 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 courses at MBU will not require any “face-to-face” meetings. 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. For more information, visit the Center for Distance Learning web page: http://www.mobap.edu/online/cdl/.

Online Programs

MBU offers eleven online graduate-level degree programs: Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Master of Arts in School Counseling, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Educational Technology, Master of Science in Corporate Security Leadership, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Science in Fitness Management, Master of Science in Sport Management, and Educational Specialist: Curriculum and Instruction.

The Master of Educational Technology, Master of Science in Corporate Security Leadership, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, and Educational Specialist: Curriculum and Instruction are offered exclusively online. Students pursuing the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Master of Science in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Science in Fitness Management, and Master of Science in Sport Management degrees will have the option of completing the program online or through a hybrid approach that blends both online and classroom instruction. The Master of Arts in Teaching may be completed online, through a hybrid approach that blends both online and classroom instruction, or face-to-face. The Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Counseling degrees are available either as online or traditional (face-to-face) programs.

Undergraduate programs offered by the Adult and Online Program includes: the 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.

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

Canvas is the learning management system utilized by MBU. For more information, visit http://www.mobap.edu/online/cdl/onlinelearning- technology-requirements/.

The Excel Program

The EXCEL Program, the 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 EXCEL office also administers a program titled MBU Achieve, a credit-by-exam program offered in a limited number of high schools to students enrolled in MATH 133 College Algebra, MATH 155 Precalculus, or MATH 164 Calculus. Other offerings include the lecture and lab courses for introductory chemistry and general chemistry. Academic oversight is provided by the Division of Natural Sciences chair and other faculty members who create and grade the exams and assign a grade for registered students. Exams are monitored either by a part-time faculty member from the division or school, an EXCEL staff member, or teachers from the school district.

The third program administered by the EXCEL 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 to travel to the university campus. Courses are offered in a variety of disciplines.

The EXCEL office is administering a pilot program titled EXCEL Online offering a small number of selected general education courses to current high school juniors and seniors enrolled in Missouri public and private high schools. Courses are taught by MBU faculty, and academic oversight is provided by the chairs of divisions or schools offering the courses.

Missouri Baptist University considers all grades earned through EXCEL 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 EXCEL 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 scores if desiring to enroll in English or math courses.

Enrollment is limited to two courses at the 100- or 200-level per semester. Students are allowed 1 online course per semester within the accepted courses. The load limit is normally six (6) hours but may be up to nine (9) hours if laboratory science classes are included.

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.

Africa

Uganda – Uganda Studies Program (USP)
http://www.bestsemester.com/locations-and-programs/uganda
Available fall or spring semesters/13-16 hours of credit
Chat with classmates on campus at Uganda Christian University (UCU) as you munch on a “rolex” (a local snack of eggs and Chapati). Just 15 miles from the capital city of Kampala, Mukono offers USP students the opportunity to participate in Ugandan culture. All students take part in homestay experiences, which are described as unforgettable. Along with trips throughout Uganda, venture on an eye-opening 10-day excursion to Rwanda. Your most important Ugandan lesson will be in relationships. At home, at school and within the university, these relationships encourage deeper thought about your own cultural identity. UCU has over 6,000 students and Uganda’s renowned hospitality will help you form deep connections within the local community. Building upon the course Faith & Action, you’ll begin to place these diverse connections into context.

USP offers a wide range of options and flexibility to ensure that students get the most out of their experience. Applicants to USP may apply to live either on-campus or with a host family for the semester. USP also offers a Social Work Emphasis (SWE) which includes a junior or senior level practicum experience. All options encourage students to participate in Ugandan life and explore the intricacy of cross-cultural relationships. In classes, on practicum sites and in homestay opportunities, you’ll learn from Ugandans about life lived in East Africa.

Argentia

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 – The Center for Cross Cultural Study
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 descendent 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

Brisbane – Australia Studies Center (ASC)
http://www.bestsemester.com/locations-and-programs/australia
16 hours of credit, available fall or spring semesters
The Australia Studies Centre is located in the diverse city of Brisbane at Christian Heritage College. With its near-perfect climate and population of 1.8 million, Brisbane is a flourishing river city with modern districts, hip cafes and a thriving arts scene. Adventure ready; prepare to explore sites like the Moreton Bay Island, the Scenic Rim and North Stradbroke Island.
Together, ASC and CHC offer a range of challenging and engaging programs. Course curriculum is centered on a foundation of faith while exploring the connections of local as well as national tradition and culture.
Students live with host families in Brisbane and its surroundings, enabling them to experience Australian life firsthand. Generally one student stays in each homestay. Families are urged to integrate students into normal family life as much as possible.
The Australian school year is divided into two semesters, Semester 1 (Feb.-June) and Semester 2 (July-Nov.).
The program is comprised of two core units designed especially for ASC students and two elective units or an internship.

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

Hong Kong – Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
http://intl.hkbu.edu.hk/
Available for fall, spring and summer terms
Hong Kong Baptist University is centrally located on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. While it still retains the name “Baptist” HKBU is currently owned by the Chinese government. Academic programs are organized in a way that is very similar to North American colleges and universities and classes are taught in English. Their programs are tailor-made and highly structured, placing emphasis on coherence, progression, and integration within a three- year time span. The education system in Hong Kong at present provides for 13 years of schooling: 6 years at primary school, 5 years at secondary school, and 2 years of matriculation. HKBU’s undergraduate degree programs follow a British pattern of three years duration. It is due to this variance that American students are required to complete one full year of study at their home institution. Our sophomore year is generally aligned with their freshman year. In addition, students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. It is preferred that students be a Junior or Senior in order to participate in this program.

Shanghai – CAPA/CGE
http://www.capa.org/shanghai
Available for fall, spring and summer terms
The CAPA Shanghai Global Cities Program: China on the World Stage is a one-of-a-kind opportunity if you’re looking to experience first-hand the evolution of the second most important economy in the world.

Located at center stage of China’s efforts to impact the global economy, the Shanghai Global Cities Program will give you multiple opportunities to view the city through various lenses, including socio-cultural, economic, political, corporate, and technical.

In the midst of this future-orientation, China remains steeped in ancient tradition and as a CAPA/CGE student you will discover ways in which its past is shaping its future. Truly, Shanghai is much more than meets the eye! Come study and intern with CAPA/CGE and learn why.

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.

Costa Rica

San Jose – Latin American Studies Program (LASP)
http://www.bestsemester.com/locations-and-programs/costa-rica
Available fall or spring semesters/16-18 hours of credit
Based in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Latin American Studies program introduces students to a wide range of experiences through the study of the language, literature, culture, politics, history, economics, ecology and religion of the region. Living with a Costa Rican family, students experience and become a part of the day-to-day lives of typical Latin Americans. Students also take part in a practicum/internship and travel for three weeks to nearby Central American nations. Students participate in one of four concentrations: Latin American Studies (offered both fall and spring terms); Advanced Language and Literature (designed for Spanish majors and offered both fall and spring terms); International Business: Management and Marketing (offered only in fall terms); and Environmental Science (offered only during spring terms). Depending upon their concentration, students travel to nearby Central American nations including Nicaragua, Guatemala and Panama.

Cuba

Havana – The Center for Cross Cultural Study
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
Study in the birthplace of Western Civilization! Why Greece? You may ask… and Why Athens? 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. Just walking around the streets near the university, you can take in so much of this 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 fiveweek 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 your study 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
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)
http://www.bestsemester.com/locations-and-programs/middleeast
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 continuouslyinhabited 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 you’ll forge with these neighbors, families, and peers. Grounded in Christian liberal arts, MESP engages the religious culture and politics of the Middle East. You’ll examine the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from every perspective, live with a local family during a week-long homestay, and worship with your roommates in the morning. You’ll 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.

And you won’t be alone on this adventure: you’ll have an experienced staff and your fellow MESP students from universities across the U.S. and Canada.

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. Whether you fancy the arts, nature or sports, you will feel right at home.

Spain

Alicante – The Center for Cross Cultural Study
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 – The Center for Cross Cultural Study
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 you 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.

Seville – The Center for Cross Cultural Study
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.

Thailand

Hua Hin/Bangkok – (Webster)
http://www.webster.edu/study-abroad/
Available fall, spring, and summer terms
Thailand is full of beautiful landscapes, architecture, culture, and natives that will keep you entertained and always wondering what will be discovered next. It is truly a land of excitement and adventure! The town of Hua Hin is located approximately 200 kilometers south of Bangkok on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand. It is the oldest, and most traditional, resort destination in Thailand with the attractions of a modern holiday destination mixed with the charms of an older fishing village from which it draws its roots. The King and Queen of Thailand call Hua Hin home, and it’s no wonder why!

Webster University Thailand is a small, closely-knit family of students, faculty and staff occupying a delightful rural campus, situated close to the resort towns of Cha-am and Hua Hin and boasts a beautiful 40-acre campus. The campus has excellent facilities to support your educational experience: computer labs, library, cafeteria, recreational and exercise facilities, media lab, Internet access, and offices. Some of Thailand´s most beautiful beaches are just a 15-minute drive from the campus gates!

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 our 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)
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.

Areas of study include:

  • Arts and Humanities (including English, Fine Art, History and Music)
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business and Management (including Accounting and Finance, Economics, Marketing Management and Business Information Systems)
  • Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Multimedia and Sound Technology
  • Education, Early Years and Teacher Training
  • English Language
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health and Social Care (including Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and Social Work)
  • Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism
  • Languages (including French, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Spanish)
  • Law
  • Media and Communications (including Communication, Media and Culture, Film Studies and Publishing)
  • Philosophy, Religion and Theology
  • Social Sciences (including Anthropology, Geography, International Relations, Japanese Studies, Politics, Psychology, Sociology)
  • Sport, Exercise and Nutrition

Oxford – The Scholars’ Semester in Oxford (SSO)
http://www.bestsemester.com/locations-and-programs/oxford/sso
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)
http://www.bestsemester.com/locations-and-programs/oxford/osp
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.

Bestsemester.com

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.

Washington D. C. – American Studies Program (ASP)
http://www.bestsemester.com/locations-and-programs/washingtondc/asp
Available fall and spring terms/16 hours of credit
The American Studies Program (ASP) in Washington, D.C. connects you and your faith to the institutions and leaders who are impacting issues in public policy and strategic communication. You are independent, but not alone. Future politician or not, you will nurture the leader within during your experience in ASP.

Sharing similarities while respecting differences may just be the one test you never knew you’d be taking. Whether in Public Policy or Strategic Communication, you will engage in what it means to be in community and to be a leader. Continue this conversation as you interact in a dozen on-site visits with expert scholars and policy makers. Internships, professional mentorships, and service opportunities offer the chance to further define your vocation.

Nashville – Contemporary Music Center
http://bestsemester.com/
16 semester hours of credit available fall and spring terms
The Contemporary Music Center (CMC) offers you a front-row ticket to the music industry. Learn all of Nashville’s ins and outs as you visit a publishing house, a modern recording studio and sound stage. Meet with a working songwriter, producer, engineer and music arranger to get a taste of the working life in this musical metropolis. Put it all together at the Hardscuffle Building, where world-class equiptment waits for your God-given talents.

CMC has been adapting to this constantly changing business, because music is a blend of the old and the new. Believe us, you’ll be doing nothing but blending music, personalities and the occasional throat-soothing smoothie for the next four months. Your days begin with morning classes followed by composing, performing, mixing and promoting until you put your inspired soul to sleep. After 10 weeks of solid creativity, you’re out on tour, living the experience and savoring every note.

Los Angeles Film Studies Program (LAFSC)
http://bestsemester.com/
16 hours of credit available fall and spring terms
At L.A. Film Studies Center, we develop every aspect of our storytellers. In our facilities, you’ll write and develop, schedule and budget, shoot and edit, all on state-of-the-art equiptment, software, and sets, guided by faculty who are working professionals and highly-regarded experts in their fields. Hollywood continues to be the epicenter and nexus of content formation, and our internships connect you to and get you working with some of the top companies and players in the business. Meanwhile, in the classroom, you’ll not only cultivate your voice as an artist but also sharpen your sense of vocation and purpose. If you’re serious about telling stories – via film and beyond, in L.A. and beyond – there’s no better place to get your start and build your resume.

Global

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.

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 your program is eligible for assistance and if you qualify individually. Most federal and state aid funds can be applied to semester abroad programs.