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Christian Behavioral Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Riverside, OH, United States
The Christian Behavioral Science major at California Baptist University was created to address the relationship of biblical truth to the knowledge drawn from the behavioral sciences, providing students with a distinct and decidedly Christian perspective of human behavior. 
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Overview

This approach integrates psychology, anthropology, sociology and political science with theology.

Why study Christian Behavioral Science major at California Baptist University ?

Students enjoy instruction from expert Christian professors who have years of experience in their fields. They acquire the skills necessary to directly apply their new learning to ministry and social service contexts. The CBS program prepares people for a culture that has moved away from a religious worldview, teaching students how to function fully in a pluralistic world from a Christian worldview.

CBS students have the opportunity for service and scholarship both locally and internationally. Students can register for internships for academic credit in a number of community, church and nonprofit organizations. They also have the opportunity to serve alongside their professors for local service projects.

Career opportunities

  • Ministry worker
  • Church based counselor
  • International missions consultant
  • HR manager
  • Professional christian counselor

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    51 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • General Psychology
  • Survey of the Behavioral Science
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Epistemology & Worldview
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • The Christian Faith
  • Life Span Development
  • Theories of Personality

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts. Send us the official sealed copies of all academic records (including transcripts, mark sheets and grade reports, as well as graduation certificates, diplomas and/or completion certificates) from secondary schools, showing dates of attendance, courses taken and grades received. Transfer applicants are required to submit all official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • An essay or personal statement. Submit a personal statement (minimum 3–5 paragraphs) responding to "What do you hope to gain from your experience as a student at CBU?"
  • Minimum of 430 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing  on the SAT.
  • Minimum of 16 on the English section of the ACT.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16471 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16471 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Traditional Program Per Unit:  1,267 USD

Funding

Ambassador’s Scholarship (Incoming Freshmen)

  • $12,000 per year
  • 3.5 cumulative weighted GPA and above
  • 1000 SAT or 20 ACT

International Transfer Scholarship (Incoming Domestic Transfers)

  • $8,000 per year
  • 3.3 GPA and above

Need-Based Grants 

  • Global Initiatives Grant – Up to $10,000 per year
  • Grant based upon financial need as determined. International financial aid application required.

Athletic Scholarships

  • Available for men’s basketball, baseball, diving, soccer, swimming, water polo, cross country and track, volleyball, and golf. For women, scholarships are available for basketball, softball, diving, soccer, swimming, water polo, golf, cross country and track, volleyball and cheer.
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