Our Majors and Minors

Majors

Whatever your goals are, you’ll find that all of our majors are ministry-focused and train students to serve God in a variety of ways.

Title Credit Hours
Air Traffic Control (Applied Studies) 124 Credit Hours
Alcohol & Drug Counseling 124 Credit Hours
American Sign Language Interpreter Preparation 124 Credit Hours
Bachelors of Arts/Science in: Applied Studies: Administrative Assistant/Software Support Specialist 124 Credit Hours
Bachelors of Arts/Science in: Applied Studies: Cinema Screenwriting 124 Credit Hours
Bachelors of Arts/Science in: Applied Studies: Computer Forensics 124 Credit Hours
Bachelors of Arts/Science in: Applied Studies: Computer Software Development 124 Credit Hours
Bachelors of Arts/Science in: Applied Studies: Computer Support and Network Administration 124 Credit Hours
Bachelors of Arts/Science in: Applied Studies: Criminal Justice 124 Credit Hours
Bachelors of Arts/Science in: Applied Studies: Culinary Arts 124 Credit Hours
Bachelors of Arts/Science in: Applied Studies: Early Childhood Education 124 Credit Hours
Bachelors of Arts/Science in: Applied Studies: Electroneurodiagnostic Technology 124 Credit Hours
Bachelors of Arts/Science in: Applied Studies: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration 124 Credit Hours
Bachelors of Arts/Science in: Applied Studies: Law Enforcement 124 Credit Hours
Bachelors of Arts/Science in: Applied Studies: Polysomnographic Technology 124 Credit Hours
Bachelors of Arts/Science in: Applied Studies: Visual Arts 124 Credit Hours
Biblical Studies 124 Credit Hours
Business Administration 124 Credit Hours
Campus Missions 124 Credit Hours
Children & Family Ministries 124 Credit Hours
Communication Arts: Journalism 124 Credit Hours
Communication Arts: Media Communications 124 Credit Hours
Education - Communication Arts & Literature (5-12) 124 Credit Hours
Education - Elementary (K-6) 124 Credit Hours
Education - Elementary (K-6)/Communication Arts & Literature (5-8) 124 Credit Hours
Education - Elementary (K-6)/Mathematics (5-8) 132 Credit Hours
Education - Elementary (K-6)/Social Studies (5-8) 127 Credit Hours
Education - Instrumental Music (K-12) 138 Credit Hours
Education - Mathematics (5-12) 127 Credit Hours
Education - Social Studies (5-12) 124 Credit Hours
Education - Vocal Music (K-12) 137 Credit Hours
English 124 Credit Hours
Evangelism & Church Planting 124 Credit Hours
Intercultural Studies 124 Credit Hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 124 Credit Hours
Mathematics 124 Credit Hours
Music 124 Credit Hours
Music Business 124 Credit Hours
Music Pastor 124-6 Credit Hours
Music Performance 124-6 Credit Hours
Pastoral Studies 124 Credit Hours
Psychology 124 Credit Hours
Recording Artist 124 Credit Hours
Recording Arts 124 Credit Hours
Social Work 124 Credit Hours
Sports Management 124 Credit Hours
Theatre 124 Credit Hours
Urban Studies - Development Track 124 Credit Hours
Urban Studies - Ministries Track 124 Credit Hours
Worship Leading 124 Credit Hours
Youth Development Studies 124 Credit Hours
Youth Ministries 124 Credit Hours

Minors

The minors in the various departments of the University are designed to help the student majoring in one area to concentrate some of his or her studies in a second area of interest. The minors are not comprehensive, but are structured so that a student may gain a meaningful exposure to another discipline. Having completed a minor, a student should have a grasp of the nature of the discipline and should be equipped to do further work in the area, if so desired. The minor may only be added to a four-year degree program.

Title Credit Hours
Alcohol & Drug Counseling 18 Credit Hours
Asian Studies 18 Credit Hours
Biblical Languages 18 Credit Hours
Business Administration 18 Credit Hours
Campus Missions 21 Credit Hours
Children's & Family Ministries 18 Credit Hours
Communication Arts: Journalism 18 Credit Hours
Communication Arts: Media Communications 18 Credit Hours
Deaf Culture Studies 22 Credit Hours
English: General 18 Credit Hours
English: Literature 18 Credit Hours
English: Writing 18 Credit Hours
Evangelism & Church Planting 18 Credit Hours
Greek 18 Credit Hours
Hebrew 18 Credit Hours
History 18 Credit Hours
Intercultural Studies 20 Credit Hours
International Development 19 Credit Hours
Latin American Studies 18 Credit Hours
Leadership Development 18 Credit Hours
Mathematics 21 Credit Hours
Middle Eastern Studies 18 Credit Hours
Modern European Studies 18 Credit Hours
Music (Non-Music Majors) 19 Credit Hours
Music Pastor* 18-20 Credit Hours
Pre-Law 18 Credit Hours
Preaching 18 Credit Hours
Psychology/Pastoral Care 18 Credit Hours
Sociology 18 Credit Hours
Spanish 20 Credit Hours
Theatre 18 Credit Hours
Urban Studies 19 Credit Hours
Worship Leading* 18 Credit Hours
Youth Ministries 18 Credit Hours

Other Programs

For those not wishing to pursue a four-year degree, North Central offers programs that can be completed in one, two, or three years.

Title Credit Hours
Air Force ROTC / Army ROTC TBD Credit Hours
Alcohol & Drug Counseling Certificate 18 Credit Hours
Associate of Arts 62-64 Credit Hours
Associate of Arts, Church Leadership Concentration 60 Credit Hours
Music Evangelism 31 Credit Hours
One-Year Bible Certificate 31 Credit Hours
Pastoral Studies Diploma 97 Credit Hours
TEFL Certificate 10 Credit Hours

Supporting Programs

North Central offers a unique curriculum of supporting programs that is extremely flexible. Students may, in many cases, tailor an academic program to match their career goals and interests. Supporting programs have been designed to allow students to build a program that places special emphasis on their specific callings.

When designing an academic program, all students are required to complete the general education and Bible/theology programs. Then the student may select a major core and a supporting program or a major core and general electives.

Title Credit Hours
ASL/English Interpreter Preparation 24 Credit Hours
Biblical and Theological Studies Core 27 Credit Hours
Biblical Studies 21 Credit Hours
Business Administration 24 Credit Hours
Campus Missions 24 Credit Hours
Children's & Family Ministries 24 Credit Hours
Church Ministries 24 Credit Hours
Communication Arts: Journalism 24 Credit Hours
Communication Arts: Media Communications 23 Credit Hours
Contemporary Christian Music 20 Credit Hours
Deaf Culture Studies 24 Credit Hours
English: General 24 Credit Hours
English: Literature 24 Credit Hours
English: Writing 24 Credit Hours
Evangelism and Church Planting 24 Credit Hours
General Education Core 32 Credit Hours
History 24 Credit Hours
Intercultural Studies 24 Credit Hours
Music (Non-Music Majors) 24 Credit Hours
Music Performance 21 Credit Hours
Pastoral Studies 24 Credit Hours
Psychology for Non-Psychology Majors 24 Credit Hours
Psychology-Graduate School Preparation 24 Credit Hours
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) 23 Credit Hours
Theatre 23 Credit Hours
Urban Studies 25 Credit Hours
Worship Arts: Music Pastor 23 Credit Hours
Worship Arts: Worship Leading 21 Credit Hours
Youth Ministries 24 Credit Hours