A. Undergraduate Degree Programs
City Vision University offers five undergraduate degree programs: Associate of Science in Business Administration; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Associate of Applied Science in Christian Ministry & Leadership; Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry & Leadership; Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies; Bachelor of Science in Nonprofit Management; and a Bachelor of Arts in Missions with an urban ministry emphasis. The degrees require 120 credits and are equivalent to 4-year academic degrees awarded by accredited residential colleges in the United States.
To earn a degree, students must have completed our general studies requirements - either through courses transferred from accredited colleges or universities, or through our own general studies courses.
Up to 30 hours of transfer credit may be earned through credit by examination. A maximum of 90 credit hours may be transferred from outside institutions; students are required to take at least 30 credit hours - the equivalent of the senior year - from City Vision University to complete their degree. Those who already have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university can usually earn a second degree by taking 30 credit hours in one of the areas of specialization.
B. Master's Degree in Technology and Social Entrepreneurship
The vision of the MTSE program is to equip Christians who have worked in the fields of science or technology to use their skills in ministry and business to transform the world. The program is 36 credits in length, and is fully described here.
To be admitted in the MTSE program, you must either have an bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math-related field or have an unrelated bachelor's degree with at least one year's work or volunteer experience in a position that significantly involves science, technology, engineering or math. Admissions is year round, and students can begin at the start at the beginning of any course term.
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This program focuses on preparing students for mid-level management positions in either the business or nonprofit sector. In addition, students that choose a Technology/Social Entrepreneurship or General Management emphasis will be well equipped to start their own business.
This program aims to prepare students for leadership positions in churches, ministries and nonprofit organizations. In it, students will discern their calling, develop leadership skills, learn how to interpret the Bible, see how a Kingdom of God-centered theology unifies the story of Scripture, and develop a plan for establishing life balance in a society saturated with technology and addiction.
This program generally fulfills the formal education requirements of addiction counselor certification. Check with your state certifying body to learn what additional requirements must be met to become a Certified Addiction Counselor. The addiction courses also can be taken for continuing education credits for those already holding certification. City Vision University is an Approved Academic Education Provider by NAADAC, the association for professional addiction counselors.
This program prepares students to manage the business affairs of non-profit corporations, including foundations, educational institutions, associations, and other such organizations. It includes instruction in business management, principles of accounting and financial management, fund raising, human resources management, and social services outreach, and taxation and law as applied to non-profit organizations.
This program focuses on the theory and practice of Christian ministry with a special focus on urban missions. It includes instruction in theology, evangelism/discipleship, and social services outreach.
Minors and Double Majors
To earn a bachelor's degree with City Vision University, 120 total semester credit hours are required. At least 30 hours must come from City Vision University course and up to 90 may come from transfer credit.
A minor may be earned by taking at least 15 credit hours from one of the degree programs that are not a part of a student's primary major. These must be courses that are unique to that program and cannot include those that are also a part of the student's primary major program.
A second major may be earned by taking an additional 30 hours from one of the degree programs apart from the student's primary major.
City Vision University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission and is an affiliate member of the Association for Biblical Higher Education. DEAC is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).