Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Baccalaureate Degree

Preparatory Courses*

ENG0083 Pre-College Writing


For students who score less than 19 on the ACT English sub-test, subject to the following limitations:

  1. Traditional students who score 17 or 18 may test for placement into College Writing or be automatically placed in ENG0083
  2. Traditional students scoring less than 17 will be automatically placed in ENG0083
  3. Traditional students who have not taken the ACT or SAT may test for placement into College Writing or be automatically enrolled in ENG0083

MAT0083 Basic Algebra


(for students who score less than 17 on the ACT Mathematics sub-test.)

MAT0093 Algebra


(for students who score less than 19 on the ACT Mathematics sub-test.)

ITD1001 Reading Success Strategies


(for students who score less than 19 on the ACT Reading sub-test.)

ITD1002 University Success Strategies


(for students whose high school GPA is below 2.50, or whose Composite ACT score is less than 19.)

ITD1011 Critical Thinking


(for students whose high school GPA is below 2.50, or whose Composite ACT score is less than 19.)

*These are only required for certain students as noted.

General Education Core

Note: All courses taken for general education purposes must have the G suffix designation.


Writing Requirement


Select one


ENG1083G College Writing




HON1003G Core Conversations I and College Writing, HON1013G Core Conversations II and College Writing and HON2003G Core Conversations III and College Writing (Honors Students only)


Communication Arts


Select One


COM1013G Interpersonal Communication


COM1023G Public Speaking


COM2003G Small Group Communication


COM2053G Media and Society


aCOM3043G Persuasion


MLA1019G Modern Language Studies (3-4)


SPA1014G Elementary Spanish I


SPA1024G Elementary Spanish II


SPA2004G Intermediate Spanish I


SPA2013G Conversational Spanish


Quantitative Reasoning


Select One


CSC1013G Introduction to Computing


FIN3063G Consumer Finance


MAT1033G Introduction to Mathematical Systems


MAT1034G Calculus I


MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics


Health and Wellness***


Select One


FCS2012G Contemporary Nutrition


HSC1013G Health Promotion/Health Sciences**


PED1002G Principles of Health and Fitness


PED1071G Karate


PED2011G Sports Skill: Baseball


PED2021G Sports Skill: Basketball


PED2031G Sports Skill: Cross Country


PED2041G Sports Skill: Golf


PED2051G Sports Skill: Soccer


aPED2071G Advanced Bicycling


PED2081G Sports Skill: Volleyball


PED2091G Sports Skill: Softball


PED3033G Personal Health


***Students who can document the completion of military basic training may contact the Registrar to receive credit for this category.




HUM1012G Discipleship of the Christian Mind




THE3003G Christian Beliefs and Convictions**


Select One (3)


HIS1013G The Western Tradition in World Context


HON2003G Core Conversations: Texts in Context III* (Honors Students Only)


Select from below (4-6)


BIB1014G The Narrative of Scripture




BIB1003G Old Testament History and Literature and BIB1013G New Testament History and Literature (School of Theology and Philosophy majors only except not Philosophy majors)




PHI2013G Love, Justice and the Good Life**


HUM2013G The Arts and Human Identity**


SCI3012G Science and the Modern Mind**




ITD5013G Contemporary Concerns**


**Course to be implemented in the near future.


Crossing Cultures^


Select from Either Avenue:


Avenue 1 - Travel to a cross-cultural site and reflection.

Option 1A (3-4)

Completion of the seven week Cross-Cultural Training Program offered by the Spiritual Development Office for zero or one credit.

Participation in any travel course approved to meet this requirement by the General Education Committee, or any other semester or summer-length cross-cultural experience approved by the off-campus study committee.

Select One:

ART2013G Art and Architecture in Historical Italy

aBIB2084G History and Geography of Biblical Lands

aBIO3094G Tropical Ecology with Laboratory

CED3062G Developmental Missions

aFCS3093G History of Fashion, Interiors and Architecture

ICS2042G Global Diversity and Intercultural Understanding

ICS3089G Intercultural Practicum

aITD3084G Seminar in International Development

aPSY3013G Positive Psychology

Option 1B (1)

Completion of the seven week Cross-Cultural Training Program offered by the Spiritual Development Office for one credit hour.

Short-term trip: Participation in any 1-3 week trip sponsored by the Spiritual Development Office or a trip approved by the General Education Committee to meet this requirement.

Avenue 2 - Study of a non-western civilization in an approved course (3-4)


ENG3069G Global Literature Special Topics


aHIS3093G The Islamic World


aHIS3103G History and Culture of East Asia


aHIS3113G History and Culture of Southeast Asia


aPHI2063G World Religions


EDU3064G Education and Cultural Diversity (Education majors only)


aIBS3003G International Business Operations (Business majors only)


SWK2003G Cultural and Human Diversity (Social Work majors only)


^Students meeting any of the following criteria may apply to the General Education Committee for exemption from the Crossing Cultures requirement:

  1. Students who have lived for one year in a country other than their home culture after the age of 7;
  1. Student who have two years of active duty military service overseas; or
  1. International Students

Natural Science


Select One


BIO1014G Principles of Biology with Laboratory


BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory


BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory


BIO1094G Conservation of Natural Resources with Laboratory


CHE1014G Introduction to Chemistry with Laboratory


CHE1033G General Chemistry I and CHE1031G General Chemistry I with Laboratory


ESS1034G Earth Science with Laboratory


ESS1044G Astronomy with Laboratory


ESS1054G Meteorology with Laboratory


PHY2014G General Physics I with Laboratory


Social Science


Select One


ICS2003G Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


MAN3083G Organizational Behavior


POL1003G American Politics and Government

PSY1013G General Psychology

PSY3083G Organizational Behavior


SOC1013G Introduction to Sociology


SOC3083G Organizational Behavior


EDU2023G The Learner and the Learning Process (Education majors only)


The Arts


Select One


APM1041G Beginning Voice Class


ART1002G Art in the Western World


ART1053G Drawing I


ART2063G Painting I


ART2083G Ceramics I


aART3003G History of Art I


aART3013G History of Art II


GRD1033G Graphic Communication


GRD2093G Digital Photography


DRA2031G Acting Practicum


DRA3031G Stagecraft Practicum


aDRA3033G Technical Theater


ENS1001G Music Stage Production


ENS1011G Collegians Chorale


ENS1020G Goliards Chamber Ensemble


ENS1021G Treble Singers Women's Choir


ENS1031G Symphonic Wind Ensemble


ENS1070G Jazz Band


ENS1080G Pep Band


ENS1090G Chamber Winds Ensemble


ENS2010G Flute Choir


MTH1002G Music in the Western World


CRW2143G Creative Writing


CRW3082G Practicum in Creative Writing: Literary Magazine




Select One


ENG1063G Introduction to Literature


ENG2043G Literary Landscapes


ENG2073G British Literature I


ENG2083G British Literature II


ENG2153G Classical Literature & Mythology


ENG2163G American Literature: Beginnings to 1945


aSPA3013G Spanish and Spanish-American Literature of Social Protest


HON1003G Core Conversations I and College Writing (Honors Students Only)


Total Required

45-55 Hours

Total Required plus possible Preparatory

45-67 Hours