The following academic requirements apply to B.Miss. program:
- 1. Fifteen credit hours during a semester, or three credit hours during the winter term, is the minimum program for a full-time student. Students wishing to take more credits may do so according to the semester overload policy which states the student must have a 3.0 GPA to take more than 18 credits per semester and have the approval of the Academic Dean.
- 2. No student will be granted a degree whose cumulative academic average at the completion of the program is lower than 2.0. The degree shall be granted only to persons enrolled at Remnant University at the time of the completion of their program of study. A student who has completed requirements by the end of the winter term of the year of graduation may receive the degree in absentia
- 3. The complete number of units is 123 semester units (3 credits of Summative Evaluation Exam included). While original biblical language courses, Greek and Hebrew, are to be provided, it is NOT required for B.Miss. student. However, the students who are serious about the biblical exegesis and willing to proceed with their studies in M.Div. program, these language classes are strongly recommended.
- 4. International students must be full-time each semester.
- 5. See details of academic requirements regarding Registration and Attendance, Withdrawal/Reinstatement, and Academic Standing on this catalog.
Summative Evaluation Exam
To provide students in bachelor of missiology program with an opportunity to review and draw into a comprehensive unity the material of the different courses in the curriculum, there will be a concluding examination that allows for a summative evaluation of the student’s total program. This will involve an “open book” take-home examination to be completed within 48 hours in the spring semester of a student’s final year. Students finishing their course work by the end of December or January, prior to May graduation, will take the exam in the fall semester.
The examination will usually involve FOUR questions, ONE in biblical studies (New Testament, Old Testament), ONE in theological studies (Systematic Theology, Church History), and TWO in missiological studies. The examination must be typed (double-spaced) and each question answered separately in two to four pages. The examinations will be distributed on Wednesday of the tenth week of the spring or fall semester and are to be returned by the end of the two days (5:00 p.m. on Friday of the tenth week). Note that late submissions will result in a failure.
This summative examination will count for three semester hour of credit. It will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis. If a student should fail, a petition for a retake examination within a three-week period may be considered. The questions of the summative examination aim at giving students the opportunity to demonstrate that they can apply the knowledge acquired in the B.Miss. programs. Research will not be necessary for answering these questions. Rather, the questions will be designed to allow the student to draw upon the course work here. Given that it is an “open book” examination, students may make use of any research materials that they see fit.
Program Length and Time Limit
The B.Miss. degree is designed as a four-year program. If no credits are transferred from another institution, four years of full-time study is the minimum amount of time it will take to complete the degree. Students who are taking courses on a part-time basis due to employment or other reasons should adjust their course work plans and extend their program length accordingly. The Registrar and Dean of Students are available for counsel concerning individual student needs.
The maximum time limit to complete the B.Miss. degree is 8 years (not including any leave of absence or withdrawal period). Courses taken more than eight years prior to the completion of this degree may be credited toward the degree only by specific faculty approval. Such approval may include instructions for re-examination or additional study. Petitions for an extension due to unusual circumstances or hardship
must be granted by the Faculty Committee of Three.