Undergraduate Studies

Educating the whole student is the goal of all degree programs at SCU.  Students can select from several different academic programs as they pursue a bachelor degree.  Each program extends the strong foundation that every student receives in their general education and religious literacy coursework.  This three-fold, Christ-centered curriculum provides the whole education necessary for each graduate to excel in their future lives and careers.

All of SCU's baccalaureate programs provide adequate foundation for graduate work. The Associate of Arts program supplies the general education core for a baccalaureate degree of the student's choice.

The programs of study leading to the A.A., B.S., B.A., and the B.B.A.  degrees build upon a common core of general education courses. The ability to understand human behavior, to evaluate the thinking of others, and to communicate one’s own thoughts clearly is essential for competence in Christian ministry. Thus, the general education courses required in each of the programs broaden the student’s scope of inquiry into the knowledge of humanity and the world.

Integration of Faith and Learning Statement

In conjunction with the university goals and mission, course content in the general education undergraduate programs will be guided by, and reflect, a Christian worldview and ethical values. “The logic and knowledge from every discipline is built upon a set of presuppositions. All such presuppositions must be examined and informed by the truth derived from the revealed Word of God and Christian thinking founded on a Christocentric epistemology, so as to create a coherent body of knowledge, i.e., faith informs all of learning’s presuppositional thinking.” (RW, 2009). Key Biblical Texts: Romans 12:1-2 and Colossians 1:17.

Course Grade Requirements

SCU is committed to the success of undergraduate students in their academic endeavors.  As a result specific classes have a grade requirement attached.  These courses have been identified as contributing to the successful academic work of students as they progress through their programs of study.  A minimum grade of "C" must be earned in these courses or they will have to be taken again the next available opportunity.

-ENGL 1113 English Composition 1

-ENGL 1213 English Composition 2

-PSYC 1001 Collegiate Success

In addition, upper division undergraduate students must maintain a "C" in all courses falling within the major field of study.