Associate of Arts in Christian Worldview

The Associate of Arts degree in Christian Worldview is an economical, two-year, cross-disciplinary, undergraduate program designed for the freshman and sophomore year of college.

Popularly referred to as “CWIC,” short for Christian Worldview Integrated Curriculum, the program is designed for students who want an intellectually-challenging understanding of the integration of philosophy, history, culture, and the Christian faith in a global context. The curriculum enables the student to complete required ‘general education’ courses while gaining the core knowledge of an integrated world-Christian worldview.

The curriculum covers the entirety of world history, from creation to the present day, over the course of two years. It integrates the study of global history and Christian theology with an understanding of anthropology, philosophy, world religions, and literature. Students study both the Bible and sacred texts of other religions, read many of the Great Books of Western Civilization, learn the keys to effective cross-cultural communication, develop skills in written and oral communication, and gain an overview of core knowledge in literature, math, and science. As the program progresses, students will come to understand how God has worked throughout human history, how various worldviews and religions have developed and influenced the church and society, and how the development of these ideas have shaped the modern world. Students will acquire the core knowledge needed to be a widely-read, well-grounded Christian student who is equipped to make a difference in today’s global society, whatever major or career path they choose.

Associate of Arts in Christian Worldview Credit Breakdown

Year 1 » Fall

  • English Composition 11
  • World Religions 1: The Ancient World2
  • History of Ancient Civilizations2
  • Intro to Literature 1: Ancient and Classical2
  • Introduction to Theological Studies 1: God, Man, and Scripture2
  • Environmental Science4
  • Old Testament Survey and Theology4
  • Total17

Year 1 » Spring

  • English Composition 22
  • History of Classical Civilizations2
  • Intro to Philosophy 1: Ancient and Classical2
  • Intro to Theological Studies 22
  • Mathematics for Liberal Arts4
  • New Testament Survey and Theology4
  • Total16

Year 2 » Fall

  • World Religions 2: Islam and Modern Religious Practice1
  • Church History 1: Apostolic Fathers to English Reformation2
  • History of European Civilization2
  • Intro to Literature 2: Medieval & Renaissance2
  • Intro to Philosophy 2: Medieval & Rennaisance2
  • Locic and Argumentation2
  • Elementary Greek 14
  • Total15

Year 2 » Spring

  • World Religions 31
  • Church History 2: The Church and the Modern World2
  • History of the Modern World2
  • Elementary Greek 24
  • Introduction to Philosophy 3: Enlightenment and Modern4
  • Introduction to Literature 3: The Modern Period4
  • Total17