Core Studies Requirements

A minimum of 42 semester credits is required from the following categories. Where appropriate, courses in the major may duplicate Core Studies courses. Transfer courses that are comparable and parallel to Warner Pacific courses will be applied toward Core requirements.

Communications

Three courses, including one year’s composition and writing classes.

  • EN 101 College Composition (or proficiency with SAT Verbal 670+; ACT English 31+ and Reading 31+; CLEP 50 or above; or transfer equivalent of “C” or better)
  • EN 200 Adv. Composition: Argument (grade of “C” or better)
  • Other Writing, Journalism, Communication, or Speech course

Humanities

Five courses, including coursework in two areas of History, Literature, or Philosophy, in addition to the required HUM track. At least one of the elective courses must be completed in a traditional class format.

Entering freshman or sophomore (fewer than 60 credits):

  • HUM 210 Science in Society or HUM 211 War and Peace or HUM 212 Earthkeeping or HUM 213 Politics and People of the Book
  • HUM 310 Faith, Living, and Learning
  • HUM 410 Senior Humanities Seminar
  • History, Literature, or Philosophy course
  • History, Literature, or Philosophy course

Entering junior (60-89 credits):

  • HUM 210 Science in Society or HUM 211 War and Peace or HUM 212 Earthkeeping or HUM 213 Politics and People of the Book or HUM 310 Faith, Living, and Learning
  • HUM 410 Senior Humanities Seminar
  • History, Literature, or Philosophy course
  • History, Literature, or Philosophy course
  • History, Literature, or Philosophy course

Entering senior (90+ credits):

  • HUM 310 Faith, Living, and Learning
  • History, Literature, or Philosophy course
  • History, Literature, or Philosophy course
  • History, Literature, or Philosophy course
  • History, Literature, or Philosophy course or HUM 210/211/212/213 course at Warner Pacific

Religion

Students entering with less than junior (60+ credits) status take BI 151, and two identified courses from the Religion Department. Students entering with junior or senior status take two courses, including at least one at Warner Pacific.

Entering freshman or sophomore:

  • BI 151 The Bible as Literature
  • REL 220 Christian Spiritual Formation or REL 320 Spirituality, Character and Service

Select one of the following:

  • BI 250 Life and Teachings of Jesus
  • BI 260 Life and Teachings of Paul
  • MIS 240 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Ministry
  • REL 310 Religions of the World
  • REL 351 Christian Thought in American Culture
  • TH 470 Christian Social Concern

Entering junior:

  • REL 220 Christian Spiritual Formation or REL 320 Spirituality, Character, and Service

Select one of the following:

  • BI 250 Life and Teachings of Jesus
  • BI 260 Life and Teachings of Paul
  • MIS 240 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Ministry
  • REL 310 Religions of the World
  • REL 351 Christian Thought in American Culture
  • TH 470 Christian Social Concern

Entering senior:

  • REL 320 Spirituality, Character and Service

Mathematics

Any course College Algebra and/or numbered 100 or higher, or mathematics proficiency demonstrated by a SAT Math score of 650+ or ACT Math score of 28+.

  • Math course

Natural Science

Any 100 level or above course requiring a lab component in the biological or physical sciences. Transferred courses not taken within the past 20 years must be reviewed by Science Department faculty for acceptance.

  • Science course with lab

Social Science

Two courses from any two of the following social science disciplines: Economics, Geography (transfer students only), Human Development, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Science, Social Work, Urban Studies. No Field Internship Placement courses may be used. Social Science courses must have been completed within the past 20 years.

  • EC, GEO, HD, PS, PSY, SOC, SS, SW, URB course
  • EC, GEO, HD, PS, PSY, SOC, SS, SW, URB course

Fine Arts

A minimum of four semester credits from art, drama, fine arts, or music. One course chosen to fulfill this requirement must be a course that emphasizes the cultural/historical aspects of the art form (see Category A below). Additional course(s) must require significant participation or performance as a mode of learning (see Category B below.)

  • Category A (cultural/historical):
    ART 250/350
    DR 220/250/319/349
    FA 200/235/300
    MUS 241/242/341/342
  • Category B (participatory):
    ART 100/115/116
    DR 111-210, 310, 380-381
    ED 370
    FA 150/151/350/351
    MUS 100G – 240/281 – 332/380 – 422

Health and Physical Education

One Health/Wellness course taken within the past ten years, plus two PE activity courses; or one activity course if health course includes a fitness lab.

  • HE 150 Personal Health and Fitness
  • PE activity course
  • PE activity course

The term “course” as used in the above categories (with the exception of fine arts and physical education) is defined as a class of one term’s duration, carrying at least two semester credits, or equivalent transfer.

(updated Oct. 2016)