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2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education

Core Curriculum

Common Courses

  1. Writing. ENG 101  with a grade of C or better.
  2. Speaking. COM 101  with a grade of C or better.
  3. College Seminar: COL 101  and COL 201 .


  1. One course from THE 100 , THE 105 , and THE 110 .
  2. One additional course in Biblical Theology (THE 120 , THE 130 THE 301 THE 302 THE 303 THE 304 THE 305 THE 306 THE 307 THE 308 THE 309 ,or THE 310 ).
  3. One Course in Systematic Theology (THE 401 , THE 402 , THE 411 , THE 412 , THE 441 , THE 442 , and THE 461 ).
  4. One elective course in Theology (THE 211 THE 212 THE 421 THE 431 THE 450 PHI 201 PHI 202 , or any course from Biblical or Systematic Theology that is not already used to fulfill a requirement).


  1. One literature course from the English Department.
  2. One three credit course from Art, Music, or Theatre.
  3. Additional three credits from Art, English, Music, Philosophy, Theatre, Theology, German (201 or above), Mandarin (201 or above), or Spanish (201 or above).

Social Sciences

  1. One course from the History Department
  2. Additional six credits from: Anthropology (ANT 100 , ANT 102 , ANT 321 , or ANT 323 ), Business, Communication, Education, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

Science and Mathematics

For the Bachelor of Arts:

  1. One course from: MAT 116 , MAT 117 , or MAT 210  or higher.
  2. One laboratory science course.
  3. One additional course from Anthropology (ANT 103 ), Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth-Space Science, Physics, GEO 125 , MAT 116 , MAT 117 , or MAT 210  or higher.

For the Bachelor of Science/Nursing:

  1. One course from: MAT 117 , or MAT 210  or higher.
  2. Two laboratory science courses.
  3. One additional course from Anthropology (ANT 103 ), Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth-Space Science, Physics, MAT 117 , or MAT 210  or higher.

Physical Education

  1. One credit from courses numbered PED 101-199.

Foreign Language

NOTE: A unit is either one year of high school study or one semester of college study. Placement recommended by test and high school performance.

  1. For the BA: three units in a recognized foreign language, two must be sequential from the same language.
  2. For the BS and BSN: two sequential units in a recognized foreign language.

Honors Program

Students part of the Honors Program will complete a separate General Education curriculum consisting of the following courses:

In addition to the Honors courses, students must complete the following:

Students must take 6 credits of j-term or summer term courses, ideally a special topics Honors class, but students may take any classes from an approved list that the directors will publish each semester. Approved courses will generally include theology and lab science courses that may also fulfill those requirements

Students may also take one 3 credit humanities or fine arts course from the list below dealing substantially with some aspect of the history, culture, letters, or society of the nineteenth century in American or Western Civilization to substitute for 3 credits of the j-term or summer term requirement.

Foreign Language Requirment:

OPTION 1: A study abroad semester abroad worth 12 credits.

OPTION 2: Complete 11 foreign language credits at the 100 level and above on campus. Students may take courses in up to two different languages. Classes taken at the high school level do not count toward this requirement. Students must begin study in a given language at the level they test into, and credits earned retroactively cannot be used to meet the 11 credit language requirement. With the approval of the director of the  honors program, students may choose to combine a substantial foreign study component with foreign language courses to meet the requirement.

OPTION 3: Complete 9 credits of a single foreign language on campus at the 200 level and above. Students must begin at the level they test into and advance from that point.

Additional Requirements

  • One Biblical Theology course
  • One Systematic Theology course
  • One Lab Science course
  • Demonstration of Math competency through MAT 221  

See Course Descriptions  for information.

Major Requirements

Students may declare a major upon completion of one year of full-time study or 32 credits as a part-time student. This procedure is begun by making an appointment with the student’s advisor to complete an Application for Declaration of a Major. This application is forwarded by the Registrar to a faculty member in the major department for which admission is being sought. The department reviews the academic record of the applicant to determine aptitude for success in the major. Upon approval by the department, the student is assigned to an advisor in the major department.

Once a student has been accepted to a major, the student will be considered a major in the discipline until the student changes majors or is asked by the discipline to leave the major. If the student is notified by the discipline about being unable to progress in the major until specified requirements are met, the student remains a major in the discipline.

In an effort to ensure students are making adequate progress toward graduation, students must have a declared major on file in the Registrar’s office by March 31st of their second year of study at WLC. Failure to address this requirement will prevent registration for the subsequent fall semester and require that the student meets with one of the academic deans before the registration hold can be lifted. For all majors, students must complete at least 15 credits in residence in upper-division courses (numbered 300 or above) in the major. To have a major approved for graduation, a student must attain at least a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 in courses selected by the student to satisfy the major. Credits used to satisfy the major may also be used to satisfy general degree requirements. Collateral requirements do not count towards major grade point average or the total credits required in a major.

Students who desire to have multiple major(s)/minor(s) must meet the following requirements:

  1. A student pursuing a double major must accumulate 72 total distinct credits to satisfy the combined requirements of both majors.
  2. A student pursing a major and a minor must accumulate 57 total distinct credits to satisfy the combined major/minor requirements.
  3. A student pursuing two minors must accumulate 42 total distinct credits to satisfy the combined requirements of both minors.
  4. A student pursuing any additional major must accumulate an additional 36 distinct credits used to satisfy the additional major requirements.
  5. A student pursuing any additional minor must accumulate an additional 21 distinct credits used to satisfy the additional minor requirements.

Credit Requirements

At least 128 degree credits are required for a bachelor’s degree, including at least 36 credits in upper division (300 and 400 level) courses. There is no limit to the number of credits which may be earned in one department. A minimum of 30 of the final 36 credits must be earned in residence to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC. Students must also earn at least 15 credits in residence in upper division courses in the major to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC. If a major requires a capstone course, it required to be taken at WLC. At least 9 credits in the minor must be taken at WLC.