Public Relations


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 Public Relations



Overview

Create and maintain a positive public image

Ideal for the creative and analytical, CBU Online’s Public Relations program prepares graduates for success in dynamic environments such as public and media relations, corporate communication, advertising, nonprofit work, social media and journalism. As public relations becomes a more global and interconnected marketplace, CBU Online is preparing PR graduates to be more culturally aware, strategic and effective communicators.

Initial coursework in foundational communication and journalism ensure that students begin with a skill framework upon which to build.  As students move through the program, topics include interpersonal communication; media law, ethics and copy; editing for print and online media; principles of marketing; layout and design principles; and public relations campaigns and strategies. Throughout the program, students will be studying and practicing ethical discernment in a fast-paced environment resulting in real-world and immediate applicability.

U.S. World Report and News ranked the public relations field as the No. 1 Creative Job in 2015 and classified it as a Top 100 job, overall. With a job market estimated to grow more than 12 percent by 2022, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates more than 30,000 new job openings in the coming years. Studying public relations at CBU Online prepares students for a prosperous career in both the public and private sector. Public relations specialists create, manage, and implements public relation campaigns and aim to brand a company's position toward the public. PR professionals maintain strong relationships with journalists and are usually a media contact for their business.

CBU Online’s programs provide students with a faith-based learning environment with real-world application. Students graduating from the program will have a better understanding of their field of study and themselves, and will leave the program with the capacity to self-reflect, think critically, lead and engage others.

Careers:

Public Relations

Media Relations

Employee Relations

Journalism

Corporate Communications

Advertising

Copywriting

Training & Development

Speechwriting

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

  1. Effectively present information orally and in writing.
  2. Apply public relations concepts in global and digital environments.
  3. Research, write and edit press releases, speeches, articles and social media posts for various audiences.
  4. Interpret business and marketing concepts and principles.
  5. Apply public relations history, theory and legal and ethical matters involving the field.
  6. Use best practices for issues and crisis management in public relations.
  7. Integrate a Christian perspective as it relates to public relations.

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Course Requirements

Prerequisites to Program

Oral Communications

Oral Communications

This course is designed to introduce the process of public communication and to help develop and refine the skills of oral communication. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
COM113 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Brodie, Victoria K
Summer 2016
COM113 BE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Hannigan, Joni Belinda
Fall 2016
COM113 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Thrane, Bryan K.
Fall 2016
COM113 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Pearson, MaryAnn
Fall 2016
COM113 CE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Hayden, Robert D.
Spring 2017
COM113 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
COM113 BE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
COM113 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
COM113 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
COM113 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
COM113 BE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
COM113 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
COM113 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
COM113 CE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
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
Bowley, Vanessa Lynn
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 FE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Cordes, David J.
Summer 2016
ENG123 IE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Reid, Bryan D.
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 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Flores, Ruth E.
Fall 2016
ENG123 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Cordes, David J.
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 GE 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 Fisher, Erin Lynne
Fall 2016
ENG123 HE 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 BE 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 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)

Writing for Mass Media

Writing for Mass Media

An introduction to mass media writing. Students will utilize journalistic reporting, editing and writing for mass audiences intended for distribution across electronic and print media outlets. (3.0 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
JRN170 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Hannigan, Joni Belinda
Fall 2016
JRN170 AE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Hannigan, Joni Belinda
Spring 2017
JRN170 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
JRN170 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
JRN170 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Historical & Theoretical Foundation of Publ. Rel.

Historical & Theoretical Foundation of Publ. Rel.

This course will examine the historical foundations of the field of public relations including communication and public relations theories that guide the practice. Students will learn practical application of various theories and practices including APR (Accreditation In Public Relations) standards. (3 units, Online and Professional Studies)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
PRL205 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Pearson, MaryAnn
Fall 2017
PRL205 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff

Upper Division Requirements (36 units)

Global Digital Engagement

Global Digital Engagement

In this course students will analyze and evaluate the historical, economic, social, cultural, and political forces of globalization in the context of media. A strong focus will be on modern and contemporary world cultures and on current issues in the globalization of media forms and information technologies. Historical contexts and pressures at work within the contested terrain of globalism will be examined. Students will understand the development of global communication and media networks as these have evolved, expanded, and make up globalization. In addition, students will closely examine the role of digital media and global engagement. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
COM420 AE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Stilwell, Heather A.
Spring 2017
COM420 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
COM420 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Organizational Communications

Organizational Communications

Examination of the nature and process of communication in modern organizations, including theories, change strategies, internal personnel relations, and conflict management, as they relate to organizational cultures. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
COM425 BE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Hayden, Robert D.
Spring 2017
COM425 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
COM425 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
COM425 BE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Media Law, Ethics and Copyright

Media Law, Ethics and Copyright

An introduction to the ethical and legal aspects of public relations and journalism, including print, online and broadcasting. Students will gain practical insight into the field through review of real-world case studies and materials on ethics, policies and law. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
JRN320 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
JRN320 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Editing for Print and Online Media

Editing for Print and Online Media

A course involving students in an in-depth study of procedures of copy editing for newspapers, magazines and online media. Through assignments and exercises, students will develop superior skills in grammar and word usage, punctuation, spelling, style, fact-checking, use of reference books, and writing headlines and captions. Students will practice substantive editing, and proofreading for print and online media. The special conditions of the increasingly important Internet to copy editors will be demonstrated. Prerequisites: ENG 113 or JRN 170. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
JRN349 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Magazine Writing

Magazine Writing

Development of versatile writing and research skills for selected print media, with emphasis on magazine article and newspaper feature, includes overview of magazine market. Students may only earn credit for either JRN 312 or JRN 350.(3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
JRN350 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Hannigan, Joni Belinda
Spring 2018
JRN350 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Applied Journalism Production

Applied Journalism Production

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to be skilled journalist. The type of journalism covered will be: newspaper and magazine writing, business writing, website style writing and freelance writing. Students will learn to analyze published material. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2017
JRN371 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Public Relations Campaigns and Strategies

Public Relations Campaigns and Strategies

This course will prepare students with skills and an understanding of writings, campaigns and research to meet public relations goals for a variety of audiences through various forms of media. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
JRN420 AE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Pearson, MaryAnn
Spring 2018
JRN420 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Principles of Marketing

Principles of Marketing

A study of the marketing functions, channels of distribution, selling, advertising, distribution, and marketing management for both retail and industrial businesses. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
MKT333 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Putulowski, Joe R.
Summer 2016
MKT333 BE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Putulowski, Joe R.
Fall 2016
MKT333 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A McNair, Josh Carel
Fall 2016
MKT333 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Fitzgerald, James D.
Fall 2016
MKT333 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Ballard, Rodney J.
Spring 2017
MKT333 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
MKT333 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
MKT333 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
MKT333 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
MKT333 CE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
MKT333 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
MKT333 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
MKT333 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
MKT333 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Public Relations

Public Relations

Principles, history and professional practice of public relations and the writing and production of materials for special events, newsletters, and brochures. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
PRL300 BE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Brodie, Victoria K
Spring 2017
PRL300 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
PRL300 BE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
PRL300 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
PRL300 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
PRL300 BE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Public Relations Issues & Crisis Mgmt.

Public Relations Issues & Crisis Mgmt.

This course will examine case studies and best practices in issues and crisis management in the field of public relations. Reputation management, effective management of issues and crisis will be taught based on practical application of various proven strategies and tactics including APR (Accreditation In Public Relations) standards for issues and crisis management. (3 units, Online and Professional Studies)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2017
PRL310 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Business Literacy for Public Relations Professionals

Business Literacy for Public Relations Professionals

This course will examine business and finance terms and basic businesses practices as they relate to the field of public relations. Students will learn practical application of budgets, finance principles and best practices as they relate to public relations work and in line with APR (Accreditation In Public Relations) standards. (3 units, Online and Professional Studies)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2017
PRL320 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Principles of International Public Relations

Principles of International Public Relations

This course examines principles of practicing public relations in a global setting. Students will learn practical application of various theories regarding cultural identity, research and planning campaigns for global audiences. APR, Accreditation In Public Relations standards, will be emphasized as they relate to the practice of international public relations. (3 units, Online and Professional Studies)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
PRL430 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
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 KE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Rogers, Mark C.
Fall 2016
CST100 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Fall 2016
CST100 DE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Emerson, Matthew Y.
Fall 2016
CST100 FE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Meek, Russell Len
Fall 2016
CST100 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Barrett, Matthew M.
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 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
Fall 2016
CST100 LE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
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 HE 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 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 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Fall 2016
CST302 AE 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 GE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Fall 2016
CST302 FE 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

Mary Ann Pearson

Mary Ann Pearson, Ed.D., APR

Program Director

Associate Professor of Public Relations / Chair, Arts & Sciences / Director of M.A. in Public Relations and M.A. in Communication

Office Phone: (951) 343-3967
Email: mpearson@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences
Robert Hayden

Robert Hayden, M.A.

Visiting Professor of Communication

Office Phone: (951) 343-3989
Email: rhayden@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences

Admission Requirements

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

Step 1:

Apply Online

Step 1a:

Complete the financial aid application: FAFSA
CBU FAFSA School Code: 001125

Step 2:

Your personal admissions counselor will contact you to assist with enrollment, registration and financing your education*

Step 3:

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

This serves as an admissions process general guide, may vary based on transfer units, test scores, etc. See your admissions counselor for your personal enrollment plan.

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

Click here for more Information about Financial Aid at CBU Online

Contact Us


Admissions

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

CBU Online & Professional Studies Division

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