Accounting

The Bachelor of Arts in Accounting provides a broad background in accounting and business fundamentals and foundation in accounting issues and skills. Students develop the ability to think critically, exercise judgment, make decisions, and communicate effectively in a complex and rapidly changing business environment.

ADP Graduates with an Accounting degree may pursue careers in a variety of fields, including but not limited to auditing, accounting, finance, or banking. Graduates can also pursue professional designations such as CPA, CMA, CIA, CFM, and CFE. Some may choose to further their education with graduate studies, such as accounting, taxation, business administration, public administration, education, and law.

Major requirements

  • AC 211 – Principles of Financial Accounting
  • AC 212 – Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • AC 311 – Intermediate Accounting I
  • AC 312 – Intermediate Accounting II
  • AC 321 – Advanced Accounting
  • AC 331 – Managerial Accounting I
  • AC 332 – Managerial Accounting II or AC 360 – Accounting Information Systems
  • AC 341 – Auditing I
  • AC 401 – Federal Income Tax I
  • One of the following:
    • BU 309 – Marketing
    • BU 436 – Operations Management
    • IB 310 – International Business

 

Other Required Courses:

  • BU/CS 265 -Spreadsheet and Database Applications
  • BU 300 – Management
  • AC/BU – 306 Quantitative Analysis
  • BU 310 – Finance
  • AC/BU – 412 Legal Environment of Business
  • BU 315 – Business Communications
  • BU 407 – Seminar, Strategic Management
  • EC 202 – Introductory Economics II
  • General elective courses

 

NOTE: For a B.A. degree, no more than four accounting courses and three business courses may be transferred from another institution to fulfill major requirements. These courses may be used to fulfill elective requirements.


Applied Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology focuses on the application of psychology to solve problems and promote human welfare.  Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior, mental processes, and emotion. As with many sciences, the coursework is challenging and requires a high level of reading, writing, and reasoning. Students will develop research skills, an understanding of the major concepts in psychology, and engage in opportunities for practical professional experiences and career exploration.

ADP Graduates with an Applied Psychology degree may pursue careers in a variety of fields, including but not limited to market research, social service, nonprofit agencies, schools, or corporate management. Some graduates choose to go to graduate school in psychology or related areas such as social work or counseling. Some choose to pursue advanced degrees in other fields such as law, business, occupational therapy or medicine.

Core Requirements

  • PC 201 – Introductory Psychology
  • MA 135 or higher is recommended

 

Major requirements

  • PC 215W – Science and Practice of Psychology
  • SS 300 – Fundamental Statistics for Social Science (Fall of junior year)
  • PC 313 – Abnormal Psychology
  • PC 307W- Research Methods for Psychology (Spring of junior year)
  • PC 407 – Testing and Assessment
  • PC 400 – History and Systems of Psychology
  • PC 412W/411 – Senior Thesis/Practicum (Senior year)
  • PC upper-level electives (6 hours)

 

At least one of the following:

  • PC 301 – Developmental Psychology
  • PC 360 – Social Psychology
  • PC 306 – Cognitive Psychology
  • PC 308 – Theories of Personality
  • PC 305 – Biological Psychology

 

At least one of the following:

  • PC 303 – Special Topics in Applied Psychology
  • PC 320 – Introduction to School Psychology
  • PC 330 – Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PC 340 – Sport Psychology
  • PC 404 – Seminar in Counseling
  • OR another applied psychology course approved by department chair

 

Other Courses

  • Supplemental cluster of 200+ (beyond core) courses from a department other than psychology
  • General elective hours
  • Taking a minor is encouraged

Business Management

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Management prepares students with the knowledge, skills, discipline, and ethics needed for success in business. Students develop skills in critical and creative thinking, communication, leadership, decision-making and problem-solving.

ADP Graduates with a Business Management degree may pursue careers in a variety of fields, including but not limited to public relations, human resources, product development, finance, IT management, sales, or consulting. Some graduates choose to continue their education by pursuing an MBA or other graduate degrees.
Major requirements
Lower-Division Hours

  • EC 201 – Introductory Economics I
  • EC 202 – Introductory Economics II
  • AC 211 – Principles of Financial Accounting
  • AC 212 – Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • BU 265 – Spreadsheet and Database Applications

 

300 Level or Above

  • BU 300 – Management
  • BU 306 – Quantitative Analysis
  • BU 309 – Marketing
  • BU 310 – Finance
  • BU 315W – Business Communication
  • BU 407 – Management Seminar
  • BU 412 – Legal Environment of Business
  • BU 436 – Operations Management
  • IB 310 – International Business

 

Other Courses

  • 4 EC/BU/CS/IB courses at 300 level or above
  • General elective courses

 

NOTE: For a B.A. degree, no more than eight of the 17 departmental requirements in AC/BU/CS/EC/IB may be transferred to fulfill major requirements (these courses may be used to fulfill elective requirements). A minimum of eight of the fourteen AC/BU/CS/EC/IB courses at the upper level must be taken at Belmont Abbey College. Transfer credit will not be awarded for BU 407.


Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice provides a background in criminological thought, crime causation and criminal justice and homeland security systems. Students develop skills in critical thinking about crime and other social problems, empirically-supported problem solving, written and oral communication skills, and understanding of ethical issues.

ADP Graduates with a Criminal Justice degree may pursue careers in a variety of fields, including but not limited to government agencies (S/FBI, CIA, DEA), or the court system.

Major Requirements

  • CJ 201 – Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 300 – Law Enforcement in the United States
  • CJ 304 – Institutional and Community Corrections
  • CJ360 – American Criminal Courts
  • SS300 – Social Science Statistics (fall semester)
  • CJ/SO – 305 Research Methods (spring semester)
  • CJ414 – Criminology
  • CJ403 – Ethics in the Criminal Justice System
  • CJ408W – Senior Thesis (fall semester)
  • CJ Electives and/or Internship

 

Other Required Courses:

  • Social Science Division Courses:
    • 3 PC/PO/SO Electives
  • General elective courses

 

NOTE: Students must complete a minimum of nine hours in CJ internships and/or electives. This requirement is met through one of the following options:


 

Elementary Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children in kindergarten through grade six (K-6). Students will develop skills in management, instruction, and assessment. During the professional sequence of courses, individuals will student-teach at local elementary schools where they will develop teaching outlines, lesson plans, and evaluate student progress.

Major requirements
Prerequisites for Professional Sequence

  • ED 300 – Introduction to Education
  • ED 303 – Children’s Literature
  • ED 305 – Introduction to the Exceptional Child
  • ED 310W – Educational Development & Psychology
  • ED 399 – Diversity in Education

Before taking any coursework in the Professional Sequence, a student must be accepted in the Elementary Education Teacher Licensure Program.

Professional Sequence
Professional Sequence I:

  • ED 400 – Classroom Management
  • ED 402 – Curriculum and Instructional Design
  • ED 403 – Arts Integration

 

Professional Sequence II

  • ED 407 – Literacy Assessment
  • ED 408 – Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School
  • ED 409 – Teaching Science in Elementary School
  • ED 410 – Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School

 

Professional Sequence III

  • ED 471 – Student Teaching Seminar
  • ED 475 – Student Teaching

 

Recommendation for Licensure: Upon completion of all program requirements, including those summarized below, a student is eligible for recommendation for teacher licensure in North Carolina. Recommendation for licensure in other states is subject to the laws and requirements of those states, and compliance with those regulations is the responsibility of the student. The process for recommendation for licensure is explained in the Student Teaching Handbook.
To receive Belmont Abbey College’s recommendation for licensure in North Carolina a student must:

  • Complete all required coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
  • Achieve NC passing scores on the appropriate PRAXIS II Specialty Area Exams.
  • Pass an Exit Portfolio review.
  • Receive the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Education and of the Licensure Officer.
  • Receive the recommendation of the student teaching supervisors (IHE and LEA) and the designated LEA official responsible for LEA coordination of the senior-year student-teaching experience (Form IHE-01b).
  • Successfully pass a background check conducted during student teaching.
  • Complete all necessary application materials, obtain official transcripts and pay any required state licensure fee(s).

 

Federal and State Compliance:
The Elementary Education Teacher Licensure Program at Belmont Abbey College is fully accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).
The Sister Christine Beck Department of Education of Belmont Abbey College is in compliance with Section 207 of Title II of the Higher Education Act of the United States Department of Education. This act requires Institutions of Higher Education (IHE’s) to report to the federal and state governments, as well as to the public. These reports and relevant data are available upon request from the Sister Christine Beck Department of Education Office.


Educational Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies provides a broad background in educational systems and policies. Students develop skills in planning, communication, organizing and coordinating.
ADP Graduates with an Educational Studies degree may pursue careers in a variety of fields, including but not limited to childcare, community service, or teacher assistance. Some graduates choose to continue their education with graduate studies, such as Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) or Master of Arts in Education (MAED).

Major requirements:

  • ED 300 – Introduction to Education
  • ED 303 – Children’s Literature
  • ED 305 – Introduction to the Exceptional Child
  • ED 308 – Perspectives in Education
  • ED 310W – Educational Development & Psychology
  • ED 351 – N.C. History OR an approved course in United States History
  • ED 399 – Diversity in Education
  • ED 460 – Internship & Seminar
  • BU 315W – Business Communications

 

Other Courses

  • Selected in consultation with advisor to address the student’s interests and professional goals.
  • The Department of Education recommends that Educational Studies majors pursue a minor.

 


Liberal Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies focuses on an interdisciplinary approach which encourages students to tailor their studies to suit their educational goals and interests. This degree is ideal for students with an interest in a wide variety of programs or for transfer students, who are able to incorporate many of their transferred credits into the Liberal Studies major.

The careers that Liberal Studies students pursue after graduation varies greatly based on their course plan.

Major requirements

  • BU 315 – Business Communications
  • CS elective
  • 8 courses at the 300/400 Level
  • LS 308 – Research Methods and Writing
  • LS 408 – Liberal Studies Thesis*

 

*This is the capstone course for the Liberal Studies major. It consists of independent work carried out under the guidance of a faculty member with credentials in a discipline appropriate to the topic. The work will culminate in a thesis that will be graded by the faculty advisor and must also be submitted to and approved by one of the two Liberal Studies Advisors.

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It is the student’s responsibility to see that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.
A “C” (2.00) average or above in all Major courses is required for graduation.
Any ADP student who has not previously attended college or has not been enrolled full-time during the past three (3) years must enroll in AD101 Adult to College Transitions

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