2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Special Academic Programs Cedarville offers several special programs designed to enhance the collegiate experience and/or to help prepare for a particular career. One-Year Bible Program The University offers a concentrated program for the student who desires a formal education in Bible before pursuing a vocation at home or engaging in a field of technical study not available in a Christian school. It is designed so that a student can function as a more knowledgeable layperson at church. This curriculum is outlined in the Biblical and Theological Studies section of this catalog. Dual Enrollment Program Students entering grades seven through 12 may apply to take dual credit courses in Cedarville’s Dual Enrollment program. These academically rigorous courses are offered during summer, fall, and spring terms. Tuition is deeply discounted, and Ohio students may use College Credit Plus funding to pay for qualifying courses. On-campus housing is not available to Dual Enrollment students unless they are attending the Summer Scholars program. Eligible high school students may apply for summer online courses (May–August) and rising high school juniors and seniors may apply for Summer Scholars, a two-week residential program offered in June. Designed to provide the full Cedarville experience, Summer Studies allows students to complete one college course while enjoying campus life for two weeks. Visit cedarville.edu/ dualenrollment. Preprofessional Programs Many students seek specialized training in professions after attending Cedarville University. A number of preprofessional programs are available. The preseminary curriculum, which prepares students for seminary studies and the Gospel ministry, is outlined in the Biblical and Theological Studies section of this catalog. The prelaw curriculum prepares students for law school and is explained in the history and government section of this catalog. Preprofessional curricula in dentistry, medical technology, medicine, optometry, osteopathy, physical therapy, and veterinary medicine are described in the science and mathematics section of this catalog. Other Programs • Honors • Certificate in Medical Spanish • ROTC – Army and Air Force • TESOL – Teaching Endorsement (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Descriptions of these programs are located in the academic departments sponsoring the programs. Continuing Education Cedarville University offers a variety of non-credit courses for lifelong learning through continuing education. Courses are open to students, faculty, staff, and adults from surrounding communities. Some courses and seminars are offered to fulfill CEU requirements for various professions. Non-credit courses do not accumulate toward a degree or certificate, but are the same high-quality programs that you expect from Cedarville University. They can be useful for career enhancement, personal improvement, or taken just for enjoyment. Typical courses include Reading, French, EMT, and Advanced EMT. Visit cedarville.edu/continuinged for current course and CEU offerings. EMS Education and Special Credit The Cedarville University Emergency Medical Services Education program was developed by the Center for Lifelong Learning to meet the needs of the Cedarville University EMS squad, local fire departments, and local EMS departments who are providing skilled emergency medical care to the communities they serve. Courses are offered on campus each semester. After students complete and obtain state EMT certification, they will be qualified to provide emergency care in a pre-hospital setting to their level of certification. The program is based upon the National Standard Curriculum, prepared by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Cedarville University will grant credit for EMT and paramedic training. Upon receipt of bona fide copies of National Registry certificates of completion, the University will grant seven semester hours of elective credit for EMT training, three additional semester hours for Advanced EMT training, and five semester hours for paramedic training. Since 2004, the University has been accredited by the State Board of Emergency Medical Services (Accreditation #387) to conduct EMS training. Reaccreditation was granted in 2018 for another five years. Summer Terms The University offers many courses online in the summer in addition to the sessions on campus, one in May and one in June. The summer sessions appeal to a variety of students. Some wish to accelerate their college programs. Students from other institutions may desire Bible courses that are not available at their institutions. Teachers find the summer terms a convenient means by which to update themselves in their disciplines. Others enjoy the advantages of smaller summer classes. Incoming international students recognize summer attendance as an excellent opportunity to become acclimated to academic pursuits before campus activities begin in the fall. Continuing students interested in attending summer school should contact the summer school office. New students should contact Admissions. Visit cedarville.edu/summerschool. CU Study Abroad Opportunities Students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program as a complement to their academic experience at Cedarville. Study abroad programs are available at a variety of price points and durations; there is sure to be a program match for every student, every major. Participants remain enrolled at Cedarville, continue to receive financial aid (for programs during the Fall and Spring semesters), and take courses abroad for Cedarville credit. Advanced planning is highly recommended. For additional information and help with planning, contact the Study Abroad office at studyabroad@cedarville.edu. Preapproval from the Study Abroad office must be received before students can participate in a program abroad. To register study abroad courses for credit, participants must be degree-seeking students or receive permission from the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. The Study Abroad office has cooperating agreements with several program partners. Opportunities to study abroad (both internationally and domestically) are available in more than 50 countries and 118 locations through these agreements. Restrictions apply to some programs. Special Programs Semester in Spain cedarville.edu/semesterinspain The Institute of Spanish Studies (ISS) in Valencia, Spain is one of the CU Study Abroad Office’s closest partners. Students of all levels of Spanish language proficiency have participated in this program. In addition to taking courses with a prestigious language institute, students can participate in service learning opportunities 2022–23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 23 Academic Information Summer Terms