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    Harding University
  Feb 01, 2023
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Bible Class Enrollment:

Bible Class Enrollment (UG): Students who enroll in more than eight hours in a semester (fall or spring) are required to take a Bible class, which must meet on-ground and be taken for at least two hours of credit. Graduate courses taken concurrently with undergraduate courses by a student pursuing an undergraduate degree are included in the total hours when determining if a Bible class is required, except in the last semester before the student earns a bachelor’s degree.

Attendance is compulsory in the required Bible class regardless of the grade being earned, and it cannot be dropped. A student who has excessive unexcused absences in Bible (“excessive” is defined as equal to or greater than 20% of the class meetings) will be placed on Bible Attendance Probation, will lose the privilege of priority registration, and will be required to sign a Bible attendance contract in the Provost Office prior to registering for the next semester. (Students who have already registered will not be able to register during the next priority registration.) A student who has excessive absences in Bible in more than one semester will be suspended from the University for a minimum of one term.

Bible Class Exemptions (UG): Students are exempt from Bible once they pass eight semesters of Bible and have fulfilled the Liberal Arts  Scripture, Truth, and Ethics requirement. A Bible Class worth two or more credit hours in the summer equates to a semester of Bible. Successful completion of a second Bible course during a full semester International Program will permit a student to apply this course to the Bible requirement for a future semester, provided that the second Bible class is taught by a College of Bible and Ministry instructor. The student may apply this benefit in the future semester of their choice. Students have a one-semester exemption from Bible if they are participating in supervised teaching or social work field placement. Degree-seeking post-baccalaureate students who have met the graduation requirement for Bible are not required to take additional hours of Bible. Non-degree seeking post-baccalaureate students are exempt from Bible.