College of Wisdom Education, Arts & Sciences
- Department of Art and Graphic Art
- Department of English, English Writing & English Literature
- Department of Speech Communications & Theater Arts
- Department of Education
- Department of Psychology
- Department of Philosophy
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Physics
- Department of Biology
- Department of Ministerial Services
- Department Mathematics
- Department of History and Political Science
Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree
HMHS CU College of Wisdom Education, Arts & Sciences promotes a liberal arts education that provides the humanistic, ethical, social, critical, and aesthetic background essential to personal development and professional excellence. Studies in literature, philosophy, history, social sciences, arts, and languages, foster in students a deeper understanding of themselves and the complex world in which they live. Living on-campus you will experience a diverse community of adult learners and an enriching learning environment.
The Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree is designed for adult students, 17 and older. The total required credits are 120. You may transfer up to 64 credits from other schools.
Key learning outcomes
Through the Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree, you gain:
- A well-rounded academic foundation, through a blend of courses in traditional liberal arts fields and focused subject areas, such as business management and administration, computer science, international relations, economics, and psychology.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills to convey views and opinions in academic and professional contexts.
- The ability to think critically across a variety of subjects, fostering an informed, independent worldview.
All students the College of Wisdom Education, Arts & Sciences are required to complete a minimum of 24 credits in the Liberal Arts.
Qualified students begin a core-curriculum program in their first year by taking “Ethics, Conscience and the Good Life” and “Society, Politics and Culture.”
In the following year students enroll in “Art and Aesthetics.” Students who place into “Writing Seminar” enroll in that course their first year and in “Ethics” their sophomore year, completing the three-semester sequence as above.
This core curriculum in the humanities introduces students to a cross-cultural range of texts, traditions, and issues and emphasizes critical thinking and writing throughout. Through their work in the Liberal Arts, students refine skills in reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking, learning to communicate with greater clarity and effectiveness.
This program equips them to become active, well-informed citizens; develops their awareness of the social and humanistic dimensions of professional work; and lays the basis for a fulfilling cultural and intellectual life.
The Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree is highly customizable. You fulfill one specific course requirement in exposition and all other degree requirements have multiple choices. Simply select the courses that meet your learning goals.
Concentrations and Fields of Study
To focus your studies, you have two choices.
For maximum flexibility, choose a broad area of concentration. You can take degree courses from any of the subject areas within a concentration.
The concentrations are:
- Humanities (including creative writing, English, philosophy, religion, visual arts)
- Science (including biology, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics)
- Social sciences (including anthropology, business administration, economics, government, history, international relations, psychology)
Fields of Study
Your second choice is to declare a specific field of study (similar to a major). You can complete courses in one subject area. Some fields of study are business administration and management, computer science, economics, government, international relations, and psychology.
32 credits in your concentration or field of study taken at HMHS CU*
24-credit distribution requirement:
- 8 credits in humanities
- 8 credits in science
- 8 credits in social sciences
8 expository writing credits
4 quantitative reasoning (math) credits, taken at HMHS CU*
4 moral reasoning (ethics) credits, taken at HMHS CU*
12 writing-intensive credits, taken at HMHS CU*
52 credits taken with HMHS CU instructors
60 credits of upper-level coursework
* Credits taken either on campus or online.
Students pursue electives in such fields as art history, creative writing, literature, religious studies, American and European history, gender, philosophy, and the environment. HMHS CU also offers courses in four modern foreign languages: French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Most students take electives in the third and fourth years but may take them earlier. All Liberal Arts courses foster participation and a spirit of inquiry. Eligible students may also cross-register for certain courses at other HMHS CU locations.
Liberal Arts Core
- • Writing Seminar
- • Ethics – Conscience and the Good Life
- • Society, Politics, and Culture
- • Art and Aesthetics
Liberal Arts Electives: Humanities (Art History)
- • Frozen Music: On Interrelating the Arts
- • Art of the 19th Century
- • Focus on a Major Artist
- • Opera: Music and the Visual Arts
- • Art of the Renaissance
Liberal Arts Electives: Humanities (Literature and Creative Writing)
- • The Shared Muse
- • Writing Poetry and Flash Fiction
- • War and Literature
- • Contemporary American Literature
- • Contemporary American Poetry
- • Perfect Storms: Environmental Literature, Ethics, and Politics
- • Shakespeare and the Performing Arts
- • Modern European Drama
- • Norse Mythology: Roots and Influence in the Present
Liberal Arts Electives: Humanities (Philosophy)
- • Plato’s Republic
Liberal Arts Electives: History and Social Sciences
- • Honors: Totalitarianism
- • Marriage and the Family in Transition
- • Civil Rights: Theory and Practice
- • Narrating Childhood
- • The History of American Social Movements, 1954-2016
Testing of critical reading and writing skills is given in the 2nd semester for placement in certain required classes.
International Students Who Need a Student Visa
Must meet the on-campus requirement during their first two years and may finish their degree online.
REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR’S DEGREES
A candidate for a bachelor’s degree from HMHS Carielian University must complete basic course requirements, meet all departmental requirements for a major and submit an application for a degree completion audit and submit the application online.
You may transfer up to 64 credits from other schools. There’s a minimum of 120 completed credits and maintaining an overall C average (2.00 GPA), as well as a C average in the major (2.00 GPA).
Applications for degree completion audits must be made online by the deadlines listed in the academic calendars at least eight months prior to anticipated degree completion. Failure to do so on schedule will result in a late fee assessment as listed in the special fee section. A delay in graduation date is also possible.
Graduate with Your HMHS CU Degree
When you have fulfilled all degree requirements, you will earn your degree: Bachelor of Liberal Arts. You participate in the annual HMHS CU Commencement ceremony in May.
Department of Psychology
While the etymology of the word psychology stems from “psyche” or soul, contemporary psychology is sorely lacking in the study of the soul. We encourage the combination of deep psychological work and spiritual practice which offers maximum growth in today’s stress-filled world.
Each of the following subjects can be studied in varying depth, according to the student’s interest and the academic degree level, starting with B.S. or B.A.– 120 credits.
Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling Psychology
Counseling Psychology can be life-changing, providing the bridge to the soul, integrating the body, emotions, mind, intuition, soul, and spirit. Each student can experience transformation as they feel the energies of the soul.
Do you find yourself trying to “figure out” and help those around you?
What Will You Learn?
- The Counseling Psychology major at Carielian University helps students develop a detailed, integrated, and science-based understanding of behavior, including mental processes and spirituality. As a student in this major, you’ll learn how to apply this understanding to have a positive impact on the lives of others.
- Think critically about major theories, concepts, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
- Conduct research by choosing appropriate research designs and statistical analyses, interpreting and communicating research results, and applying ethical standards.
- Help others by using psychological knowledge, counseling theory and skills, and ethical standards.
- Analyze how socio-cultural differences which affect personal and professional interactions.
- Plan and pursue ongoing professional development.
If you are interested in how humans think, feel, and act, our program will help you develop a the necessary understanding of behavior and mental processes in humans and the counseling skills to be an effective psychological counselor.
There are four components to the program:
- Clinical application of psychology, where students learn about people with psychological disorders and how to help them
- Research, where students use science to broaden their understanding of behavior and development.
- Experiential learning, which includes field placements and internships.
- Professional development, when students identify career goals and develop the intellectual, interpersonal, and technical skills for obtaining employment or moving on to graduate school.
Department of Communications & Theater Arts
The Speech Communications and Theatre Arts program fosters students’ abilities to think reasonably and communicate intelligently and creatively. Through its theater productions, forums and internships, the Speech Communication and Theatre Arts major, enriches the quality of community life.
Major and Minor
- Speech Communication and Theatre Arts (BA)
- Theatre Arts (Minor)
In the Speech Communication concentration, students enroll for a variety of courses, including interpersonal communication, small group discussion, and rhetorical criticism. Since the study and practice of communication are grounded in both the humanities and the social sciences, majors are also encouraged to include such related subjects as aesthetics, ethics, philosophy, logic, literature, and research methods in their programs.
Department of Ministerial Services
Bachelor’s Degree in Ministerial Services
Ministers receive character building, personal transformation, and life-changing consciousness skills–without the dogma and pontification.
Our ministerial training program offers academic substance and rigorous training in pastoral counseling skills, and the ability to baptize, bury, bless, and marry. Ministers are prepared for careers in pastoral counseling, coaching, teaching, spiritual healing, leading, and writing.
This is a non-sectarian and pan-denominational education, affirming all the pathways to God.
The Ministerial Degree includes120 credits of classes over a three-year course of study.
Department of Biology
Discover the science of living things.
Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Biology
It gives you a strong foundation in the breadth of disciplines that make up the biological sciences.
For professional scientists and public citizens alike, scientific discoveries continually reshape our knowledge of living things. The field of biology is constantly advancing and is always in need of well-prepared science professionals. The Bachelor of Science will give you the knowledge and skills to chart your course for a career in the human sciences, and you can choose specialized electives to focus on your fields of interest.
Graduates of our Biology program embark on many rewarding career choices, including:
- Industry Scientist
- Physical Therapist
• Physician Assistant
• Research Scientist
What Will You Learn?
- Explain the foundational significance of the Cell Theory and the Theory of Evolution to biology.
- Describe the flow of energy within systems.
- Describe how genetic processes underlie all biological function and explain diversity.
- Evaluate function as it relates to structure throughout the spectrum of biological organization.
- Describe interactions within and among species, between species, and between species and the environment.
- Demonstrate a proficiency in basic laboratory skills; using the metric system and scientific notation; and laboratory safety.
- Plan, execute, and interpret an experiment following the tenets of the scientific method.
- Analyze and interpret data for presentation in both written and oral formats.
- Use knowledge of basic biological principles to summarize and support a critical analysis of current scientific advanced (primary literature and popular accounts), legislative issues, environmental issues, biotechnological advances and/or advances in human medicine.
- Collect and report data ethically and honestly.
- Demonstrate professional conduct and strong interpersonal communication skills.
- Evaluate scientific journal articles in terms of scientific merit and ethical, societal, and global implications.
- Demonstrate the ability to learn and think independently and creatively.
- Recognize the value and act upon the need for lifelong learning.
- Get started. Apply to the Liberal Arts Program. We begin in the fall for full-time on-campus classes and living which is for adults 17 and older – there are 6 Student Residential Halls – Book Early. The academic year is from August to May.
- Continue your studies online or on campus. To fully experience HMHS Carielian University you are required to complete the first 54 units on-campus. In your Junior year can pursue most of your degree online, if you wish.
- Graduate with your HMHS Carielian University degree. You participate in the annual HMHS CU Commencement, receiving your HMHS Carielian University degree: Bachelor of Liberal Arts (ALB).