Political Science


Bachelors Degree


Degree Details
  • Required Major Units
    48
  • Cost Per Unit
    $547
  • Estimated Major Cost
    $26k
  • Avg. Completion (Months)
    16
  • Accreditation
    WASC Accredited

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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science



Overview

Prepare for challenging and intriguing work in policy, law or community development

The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science is to equip students to transform their passion for government, civics, and society into professional opportunities. Students gain the knowledge and skills vital to creating, implementing, and evaluating public policy. In addition to a great educational foundation exploring current events and key policy decisions, CBU prepares students to be engaged leaders of their communities with character and integrity.

A BA in Political Science from CBU provides young professionals with the tools to shape their world. The rigorous and relevant courses in the program equip minds to think critically, verbal skills to communicate clearly, and opportunity to explore a diversity of positions on current issues, landmark decisions, and political movements. Students will be challenged in a program which studies both domestic and international issues, building a versatile skill set in a globally minded marketplace. Graduates will be prepared for job opportunities including advising businesses on policy decisions, working for government agencies, and leading organizations engaged in important issues. 

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science is designed to take students through a journey that embraces personal, professional, and spiritual transformation. Students graduating from the program will be equipped to address issues in a global context, with the ethical standards of a Christian heritage. In addition, students will leave the program with the capacity to self-reflect, think critically, lead and engage others, and make effective decisions.

Consistent with the University student outcomes, upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively present information orally and in writing.
  2. Describe, apply, analyze and participate in the American political system.
  3. Examine the complexities of the United States federal system of government.
  4. Apply nature of criminal law and its philosophical and historical development. 
  5. Apply American political theory and its historical development to contemporary political discussions.
  6. Apply an ethical perspective as they reflect upon the responsibilities of Christian citizens and their influence on government and its policies.
  7. Develop critical thinking and research skills used in Political Science.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency in thinking systematically about political interactions in national global, and international contexts.

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Course Requirements

Prerequisites to Program

Composition

Composition

This is a process-based writing class that focuses on academic writing, reading, and critical thinking as expressed in expository and analytical writing assignments through 5 to 7 substantial essays over the course of the semester. Develops fluency, coherence, style, effectiveness, and literary analysis. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to fulfill general competency requirements and to proceed to ENG 123. Prerequisite: ENG 103. Placement into this course is determined by ACT/SAT scores. Placement may be challenged by the Writing Placement Exam. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
ENG113 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Sung, Tae
Summer 2016
ENG113 BE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Sung, Tae
Summer 2016
ENG113 DE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Alzen, Jessica L.
Summer 2016
ENG113 FE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Sung, Tae
Fall 2016
ENG113 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2016
ENG113 FE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Alzen, Jessica L.
Fall 2016
ENG113 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Sung, Tae
Fall 2016
ENG113 DE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Sung, Tae
Fall 2016
ENG113 CE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Sung, Tae
Spring 2017
ENG113 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG113 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG113 CE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG113 DE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 CE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 DE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 FE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
ENG113 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG113 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG113 CE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG113 DE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG113 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
ENG113 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG113 CE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG113 DE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Intermediate Composition

Intermediate Composition

Continued practice in writing with emphasis on critical thinking, argument, analysis and interpretation of multicultural readings and other interdisciplinary expository materials. Includes the writing of a major research paper (or report) in addition to several shorter essays requiring various types of documentation. Fieldwork required. This course requires LiveText. Prerequisite: ENG 113 with a grade of C- or better unless the student has demonstrated writing competence through a written placement exam. Note: Students must successfully complete this course with a grade of C- or better to fulfill general education requirements and to begin any literature course. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
ENG123 CE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Reid, Bryan D.
Summer 2016
ENG123 DE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Youngren, Selina Brigette
Summer 2016
ENG123 BE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Fisher, Erin Lynne
Summer 2016
ENG123 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Alzen, Jessica L.
Summer 2016
ENG123 IE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Reid, Bryan D.
Summer 2016
ENG123 FE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Cordes, David J.
Summer 2016
ENG123 GE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Fisher, Erin Lynne
Summer 2016
ENG123 HE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A White, Guy E.
Fall 2016
ENG123 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Youngren, Selina Brigette
Fall 2016
ENG123 DE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Schneider, Thomas R.
Fall 2016
ENG123 JE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Morris, Brian Richard
Fall 2016
ENG123 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Cordes, David J.
Fall 2016
ENG123 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Flores, Ruth E.
Fall 2016
ENG123 FE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Sung, Tae
Fall 2016
ENG123 HE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Schneider, Thomas R.
Fall 2016
ENG123 KE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2016
ENG123 GE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Schneider, Thomas R.
Spring 2017
ENG123 CE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 DE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 FE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 GE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 HE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 IE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 JE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 KE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 CE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 DE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 FE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 GE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 HE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 IE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 CE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 DE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 FE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 GE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 HE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 CE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 DE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 FE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 GE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 HE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

Lower Division Requirements (6 units)

American Government

American Government

The course provides an introductory overview of the American political system. It begins with a discussion of the principles of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights and an examination of their impact on the country. It also covers the avenues and means of democratic citizenship and political influence in American politics. The course further examines the major political institutions in the United States: Congress, Presidency, Bureaucracy, and Courts. In order to assess the impact of government on society, the course concludes with an exploration of public policy. (Meets state requirement in United States Constitution and California Government.) (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
POL213 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Alexander, Noemi Hernandez
Summer 2016
POL213 CE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Rickman, Tracy Eugene
Summer 2016
POL213 BE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Kircher, Patricia L.
Fall 2016
POL213 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Alexander, Noemi Hernandez
Fall 2016
POL213 CE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Alexander, Noemi Hernandez
Fall 2016
POL213 DE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Alexander, Noemi Hernandez
Spring 2017
POL213 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
POL213 BE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
POL213 CE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
POL213 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
POL213 BE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
POL213 CE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
POL213 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
POL213 BE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
POL213 CE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
POL213 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
POL213 BE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
State and Local Government

State and Local Government

This course studies the place and responsibilities of state and local governments in the United States and how they relate with other units of government. This includes an assessment of the citizenship and participation in state and local politics, both at the individual and collective level; and then an examination of state political institutions, such as governors, state legislatures, state courts, and administration. The course also covers city and county governments, and other local units of government. Although it is comparative, special attention is given to California politics. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
POL223 AE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Alexander, Noemi Hernandez
Summer 2016
POL223 KE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Nicola, Stacy E.
Fall 2016
POL223 AE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Sundstrom, Linda Marie
Fall 2016
POL223 BE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Doyle, James F
Spring 2017
POL223 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
POL223 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
POL223 BE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
POL223 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
POL223 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

Upper Division Requirements (36 units)

Fundamentals of Criminal Law

Fundamentals of Criminal Law

Nature of criminal law and its philosophical and historical development; major definitions and concepts; classification of crime; elements of crimes and penalties using California and federal statutes as illustrations; defenses to criminal responsibility; criminal responsibility. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2017
CJS301 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Applied Ethics

Applied Ethics

An exploration of the application of various metaethical theories to ethical questions and issues that arise in various arenas of life. The study involves both the examination of methods as well as cases. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2017
PHI324 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Congress and the Presidency

Congress and the Presidency

The study of the place, responsibilities, and functions of Congress and the presidency in American politics is covered. This includes congressional organization and behavior, congressional elections, party leadership, congressional rules and procedures, and the committee system, with its effect on policy. The presidency roles, powers, and functions are also examined. The president?s relationship with both the media and public, other branches, presidential character and leadership are included. Both branches are examined in light of checks and balances. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
POL390 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
American Political Theory

American Political Theory

This course provides an exploration of the founding of the American Republic. It begins with the colonial period, noting the relationship between religion, liberty, and politics, and then moves to ideas that shaped the American Revolution. From there it analyzes the discussions on the Constitution by both the Federalists and the Antifederalists. The course also examines the discussions surrounding the new Republic and the growth of the nation, including the struggles regarding individualism, liberty, equality, race, gender, wealth, economic regulation, and community responsibility. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2017
POL427 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Christianity and Citizenship

Christianity and Citizenship

This goal of the course is the development of a Christian perspective toward politics. The course begins with an examination of the important role that Christianity played in the founding of the United States. The course carefully considers a number of political worldviews and ideologies from a Christian perspective. The course analyzes the impact of Christianity on political culture and behavior in the United States. Lastly, the course introduces students to the duties and obligations of American Christians in the arena of democratic politics. Prerequisite: Political Science Major and Junior/Senior status. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
POL431 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Spring 2018
POL431 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Diplomatic History of the United States

Diplomatic History of the United States

This course is a history of the diplomatic relations of the United States and the development of the leading principles of foreign policy set within the context of an analysis of various geo-political models. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
POL443 BE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Sundstrom, Linda Marie
Fall 2017
POL443 BE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
POL443 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
International Law

International Law

This course will examine the development of modern international law. The course will consider the foundations of customary and conventional international laws, as well as treaties that bear upon the conduct of members of the international community. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
POL444 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Sundstrom, Linda Marie
Fall 2017
POL444 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Research Methods in Political Science

Research Methods in Political Science

This course examines the research methods used in Political Science. Topics addressed in the course include the philosophical and theoretical foundations of social science research; ethical issues related to research; research design; descriptive and inferential statistic analysis; survey, qualitative field, unobtrusive, and evaluation research; and qualitative and quantitative data analysis with the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Students will obtain the statistical knowledge necessary to read and critique scholarly articles and books. In addition, the course will prepare students to use statistical methods in their own research in graduate school or in their professional careers. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
POL450 AE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Kircher, Patricia L.
Spring 2017
POL450 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
POL450 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Administrative Law and Bureaucracy

Administrative Law and Bureaucracy

This course examines the place and impact of executive agencies on the formation and implementation of administrative law and regulation in the United States. This includes an overview of the administrative process, a discussion of administrative power, and bureaucratic organization. The course then examines the steps, stages, and participants of the administrative process, such as delegation of authority, administrative rulemaking, agency adjudication, and judicial review. The course concludes with a discussion of tort liability and sovereign immunity, the relationship between the bureaucracy and the other branches, and administrative reform. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
POL453 BE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Rash, Bryan E.
Summer 2016
POL453 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Rodgers, Robert Neil
Fall 2017
POL453 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Constitutional Law I

Constitutional Law I

The course facilitates an understanding of the Constitution and its relationship to the three branches of government and their functions and a greater appreciation of the role of the court in affecting their balances. Included aspects of study are the court system, judicial review, presidential power, Congress and commerce, Federalism, contracts, due process, and civil liberties. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
POL484 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Minesinger, Kenneth W.
Spring 2018
POL484 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Constitutional Law II

Constitutional Law II

This course studies the most important decisions of the Supreme Court on individual rights and the conflicts from which they have arisen, which means examining the trinity of individual values and rights in American civil liberties?freedom, due process, and equality. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
POL485 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
POL485 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Senior Project

Senior Project

A senior capstone course designed to demonstrate the competence of Political Science majors in the discipline and showcase their research and writing skills. The portfolio produced by the student in completion of this project must conform to the departmental guidelines for Senior Projects. Prerequisite: POL 450 and Senior status. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
POL499 AE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Kircher, Patricia L.
Fall 2016
POL499 AE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Kircher, Patricia L.
Spring 2017
POL499 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
POL499 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
POL499 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
POL499 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

Additional Program Requirements (6 units)

Overview of the Bible

Overview of the Bible

A general survey of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian writings (New Testament) with special emphasis to the religious and national life of the Hebrew people, the life of Jesus, and the development of the early church. A Online and Professional Studies requirement for Online and Professional Studies degree programs only. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
CST100 JE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
Summer 2016
CST100 KE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Evans, Jeffrey
Summer 2016
CST100 BE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Summer 2016
CST100 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Meek, Russell Len
Summer 2016
CST100 CE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Summer 2016
CST100 FE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Summer 2016
CST100 IE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
Summer 2016
CST100 HE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
Summer 2016
CST100 GE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Summer 2016
CST100 DE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Fall 2016
CST100 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Wilhite, Shawn J.
Fall 2016
CST100 DE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Emerson, Matthew Y.
Fall 2016
CST100 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Fall 2016
CST100 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Barrett, Matthew M.
Fall 2016
CST100 FE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Meek, Russell Len
Fall 2016
CST100 KE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Rogers, Mark C.
Fall 2016
CST100 GE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
Fall 2016
CST100 JE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Fall 2016
CST100 LE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
Fall 2016
CST100 HE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Fall 2016
CST100 IE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Spring 2017
CST100 DE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 CE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 IE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 FE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 HE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 GE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 CE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 KE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 DE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 IE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 ME Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 GE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 HE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 FE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 CE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 JE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 KE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 DE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 HE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 FE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 GE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 CE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 DE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 FE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 KE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 GE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 HE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 IE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 JE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Foundations of Christian Thought

Foundations of Christian Thought

An introduction and primer to Christian theology with special emphasis on identifying the importance and development of a Christian worldview, understanding the doctrine of scripture and biblical authority, learning to do theology, comprehending the relationship between truth, faith and reason, and applying a biblical worldview to the Christian life. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
CST302 KE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Summer 2016
CST302 LE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Smith, Brandon Dean
Summer 2016
CST302 JE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Summer 2016
CST302 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Summer 2016
CST302 BE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Summer 2016
CST302 CE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Nguyen, Anh-Khoa
Summer 2016
CST302 DE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Summer 2016
CST302 FE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Summer 2016
CST302 GE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Summer 2016
CST302 NE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Shirey, John David
Summer 2016
CST302 ME Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Smith, Brandon Dean
Fall 2016
CST302 HE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
Fall 2016
CST302 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Fall 2016
CST302 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Fall 2016
CST302 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Fall 2016
CST302 DE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Fall 2016
CST302 FE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Fall 2016
CST302 GE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Spring 2017
CST302 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 CE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 DE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 HE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 FE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 GE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 DE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 CE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 FE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 HE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 GE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 JE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 KE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 CE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 DE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 FE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 GE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 CE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 HE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 DE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 FE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 GE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

General Education Requirements

Faculty

Patricia Kircher

Patricia Kircher, D.P.A.

Faculty Lead

Professor of Political Science

Office Phone: (951) 343-3930
Email: pkircher@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government
Elaine Ahumada

Elaine Ahumada, D.P.A.

Associate Professor of Public Administration / Chair, History & Government / Director of Masters in Public Administration

Office Phone: (951) 343-3929
Email: eahumada@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government
Noemi Alexander

Noemi Alexander, M.P.A.

Visiting Professor of Political Science

Office Phone: (951) 343-3961
Email: nalexander@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government
Beth Groves

Beth Groves, D.P.A.(ABD)

Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Office Phone: (951) 343-3948
Email: bgroves@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government
Kenneth Minesinger

Kenneth W. Minesinger, J.D.

Associate Professor of Law

Office Phone: (951) 343-5566
Email: kminesinger@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business

Admission Requirements

  • 24 transferrable units preferred or High School Diploma/Equivalent
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0

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Step 1a:

Complete the financial aid application: FAFSA
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Student will supply official transcripts to admissions counselor

Step 4:

Admissions counselor will meet with you to complete the registration process and provide an estimated financial aid award/education financing plan

Step 5:

Admissions counselor will introduce you to your Academic “One Stop Advisor” to complete your academic degree plan and assist you in navigating your academic career to graduation.





*Student may begin class once this step has been completed

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Tuition & Financial Aid

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  • A cost effective education with financial aid options
  • Apply for aid by completing the FAFSA, work individually with caring staff to explore financing options to complete your education
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Find and secure the resources you need to finance your educational investment. CBU Online works hard to provide an affordable and valuable education. We can help you identify, understand, and seek qualification for a variety of financing and financial aid options.

The first step is to fill-out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov

CBU’s FAFSA School Code: 001125

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Contact Us


Admissions

Phone: 951-343-3927
877-228-5657
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu

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Phone: 951-343-3900
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu

Financial Aid

Phone: 951-343-3914
Email: zsmith@calbaptist.edu

Student Accounts

Phone: 951-343-4371
Email: studentaccounts@calbaptist.edu

Disability Services

Phone: 951-343-2190
Email: dss@calbaptist.edu