Academics for Adult Learners
The following are bachelor's degrees that are available in their entirety through Continuing Studies by completing evening, weekend and online coursework.
Bachelor of Arts in Leadership
The Leadership major integrates the SHC liberal arts foundation with courses in management, leadership, organizational analysis and decision making to aid graduates in becoming more effective members of their respective organizations. The blend of career and core skills make this degree unique in that employers in the local area were included in defining the skill set they seek in prospective employees.
Business Administration (concentration in management & marketing)
The Division of Business seeks to prepare students for successful leadership positions in small and large businesses in the private or public sectors and non-profit organizations. Coursework is in the functional areas of accounting, finance, economics, quantitative business analysis, marketing and management.
The general studies curriculum is a flexible, individualized program of studies. Its basic advantage is that students have the opportunity to design a course of study that best suits their individual needs and interests.
Christian theology is one of the oldest, richest and most challenging intellectual traditions in Western culture. The classic definition of theology, “faith seeking understanding,” emphasizes that this discipline is a true science, with its own criteria of analysis and critical reflection, and at the same time is based on faith, the human encounter with the mystery of God. The theology core requirements are designed to introduce students to serious, critical reflection on questions of ultimate meaning and transcendence. Courses range from the study of world religions and the human experience of faith in general, to an exploration of sacraments, liturgy, and sacred scriptures in the Christian tradition. Students, regardless of religious affiliation, are challenged to a deeper understanding of their own religious experience and the religious heritage of Western civilization.
If a student wishes to earn a degree in another area offered at the College and they are available for daytime classes, then they may earn any degree offered by Spring Hill College.
Certificate programs are available in computer information systems, ecclesial ministry, gerontology, and theological studies. A post-baccalaureate certificate in premedical studies is also available; however, it requires daytime attendance.
Post Baccalaureate Premedical Studies
The Post baccalaureate premedical studies program is designed for highly motivated, goal-oriented individuals who have a college degree in a field other than the sciences and who seek admission into medical, dental, veterinary, and other health-related schools. The program consists of basic science courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics that fulfill requirements for admission to medical school and other health-related professional programs. Admission is highly selective and applicants should have excellent academic records in undergraduate and/or graduate school and have never applied for admission to medical school. The program emphasizes personal attention and academic preparation and while we cannot guarantee admission to medical school, the post-bac program is designed to prepare students for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT), etc.
This program requires daytime attendance and that students maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 or higher on the 4.0 scale. Upon completion, students will be eligible for a composite letter of recommendation to medical school.
The Gerontology Certificate program was designed in response to the growing need for trained specialists in both the public and private sectors to serve the aging population in the region. Eighteen credit hours of coursework, divided into six three credit hour courses, must be completed with a grade of B- or higher in order to earn the certificate.
Certificate in Leadership and Ethics
This 12-credit-hour certificate is designed for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of leadership and ethics. This certificate program provides an understanding of leadership, its ethical dimensions and the context for its practical settings. SHC undergraduate students may pursue this certificate as a complement to any degree offered by the College. Students seeking this certificate only are classified as non-degree seeking students and must meet non-degree admission requirements. Students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2,5 in the certificate courses and complete the certificate within four years of declaring the certificate and completing the first course. Transfer credit is not accepted toward this certificate.
Theological Studies (CTS)
The Certificate of Theological Studies (CTS) is designed for students who have not yet completed a college degree. The CTS program requires thirty credit hours of coursework selected from these categories: Biblical (six credit hours), Historical (six credit hours), Moral (six credit hours), Pastoral (three credit hours), Systematic (three credit hours), and six additional credit hours in approved elective coursework and the successful completion of the comprehensive experience. By completion of further requirements, the CTS may also be expanded into a Bachelor of Arts in Theology. The CTS program requires a grade of B- or higher in all coursework.
The Continuing Education Certificate of Theological Studies is awarded to students who complete the entire thirty-hour curriculum of the Theological Studies degree programs on an audit basis rather than credit. All courses must be formally audited and students must submit a letter from the instructor of each course certifying regular attendance.