Core Courses at Faith

All students in a four-year program take the following core courses and add courses from their major field to complete their program. (Students in the two-year programs take select courses from this list.)

Bible and Theology (42-46 credit hours)
These courses enable students to know what the Bible teaches so they can grow in their spiritual life and effectively communicate the Bible to others.
 

• Introduction to Bible Study
• O.T. Law, History, and Poetry
• O.T. Prophets
• N.T. Survey    
• Christian Experience
• Doctrine I, II, III, IV    
• Romans

• Genesis
• Matthew
• Acts
• Apologetics
• Baptist Faith & Practice
• Senior Seminar or

•Systematic Theology I, II


General Education (48 credit hours)
Through these courses you learn about the people and philosophies of the world around you so you can minister to them.    

• English I & II    
• Speech I    
• Drama in Ministry or Public Speaking    
• Introduction to Psychology & Counseling
• The Family    
• Human Relationships    
• American History    
• Western Civilization I, II    
• Physical Science   

• Biological Science     
• College Mathematics    
• Introduction to Literature    
• Introduction to Philosophy    
• Contemporary Ethical Issues    
• Music Appreciation

 


Missions (4 credit hours)
Since missions and evangelism are at the heart of Faith, each student takes two foundational missions courses.

• Personal Evangelism

• Introduction to Missions

                                             

In addition to these required core courses, students in four-year programs also have an internship to give them practical experience in their ministry field.

College Prep Options

Faith offers several college prep courses for high schoolers to enable them to earn college credit.

 

Advanced Placement Program (AP)

The AP program allows a student to take an exam at the conclusion of some high school classes that may be accepted for credit for some courses at Faith.

Examination Title

Credits

Min. Score

Class Accepted For

American History

3 3

American History

Biology

3 3

Biological Science

English Language/Comp

6 3

English I & II*

English Literature/Comp.

6 3

English II and Intro to Literature*

European History

3 3

Western Civilization II

*May require testing out of English I at Faith

Faith's AP code is 6214. You must enter this number at the time of testing to be considered for receiving credit for the course. All test results submitted to Faith will be evaluated and may be subject to additional Faith requirements.

 

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The CLEP program allows students the opportunity to take an exam that may be accepted for credit for some courses at Faith.

CLEP Examination Title

Credits

Min. Score

Class Accepted For

American Literature

3 50

Intro to Literature

English Literature

3 50

Intro to Literature

English Composition

3 50

English I*

English Comp w/ Essay

6 50

English I & II*

General Biology

3 50

Biological Science

Natural Sciences

3 60

Biological Science

College Mathematics

3 50

College Mathematics

College Algebra

3 50

College Mathematics

History of US I

3 50

American History

Western Civilization I or

3 50

Western Civilization I

Western Civilization II

3 50

Western Civilization II

*May require testing out of English I at Faith

Faith's CLEP code is 6214. You must enter this number at the time of testing to be considered for receiving credit for the course. All test results submitted to Faith will be evaluated and may be subject to additional Faith requirements.

For more information and location of test sites, visit collegeboard.com/clep or call 1.800.257.9558.

Up to 24 total credit hours may be accepted from CLEP and AP programs of study.

 

Jump start your college education by taking a course for credit at Faith.

 

Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO)

Faith's PSEO program allows qualified students to take classes at Faith for college credit while in high school.

• Students must be juniors or senior enrolled in public or private Iowa schools. Homeschooled students are eligible to enroll if they are dual enrolled.
• Students must have a minimum composite ACT score of 20 and a minimum GPA of 3.3.
• Students may take up to two courses each semester, and courses are limited to first or second year classes.
• In order to be considered for acceptance, all application materials must be received by August 1 for fall semester enrollment and December 1 for spring semester enrollment.


To apply for PSEO courses at Faith
1. Contact Faith for a PSEO application.
2. Secure two reference forms (a pastor/Christian worker and an educator), and provide a copy of ACT scores and a high school trasn
3. Give the completed PSEO form to your high school for approval.

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