Updates to the Catalog

Updates to the Catalog

List of all new, modified, or discontinued items that have been approved after September 25, 2019 and were not listed when the catalog went in to effect. Contact catalog@liberty.edu if there are any questions.

Item Description Date of Update or Effective Term
Office of Military Affairs (Veteran’s Benefits) Addition of "Liberty University will allow students to participate in all aspects of their education without a penalty, assessment of late fees, denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or require that an individual receiving Post-9/11 GI Bill or Vocational Rehabilitation funding borrow additional funds due to an inability to meet financial obligation to the institution due to delayed disbursement of payment these benefits." Main Section: Office of Military Affairs; Subsection: Veteran's Benefits subsection; Catalogs Effected: Undergraduate & Graduate 9/26/2019 - Effective Term: Fall 2019
Bug Fix 0.1 All prerequisites were updated if there is a difference between a residential and online prerequisite. 9/27/2019
Bug Fix 0.2 Multiple course formats were updated to reflect online, residential, and residential and online. 9/27/2019
CEFS 510 Prerequisites Modification of Prerequisites. New Prerequisites for CEFS 510: CEFS 500 and CEFS 501; Old Prerequisites: CEFS 501 or COUN 501 or MAAC 501. (GS FIO 181917) Effective Term: Spring 2020
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology Modification to footnote #1 on the Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology Plan of Study pages (All Concentrations). Change Footnote #1 from a “Required Intensive” to an “Intensive Format Optional” note. (GS FIO 192009) Effective Term: Spring 2020
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Real Estate Cognate Modify Program of Study page for Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Real Estate Cognate. PLST 222 should replace BUSI 381. (FACC 201908-03) Effective Term: Spring 2020
EDUC course decriptions Modifications to course descriptions for EDUC 531, EDUC 554, EDUC 622, EDUC 632, and EDUC 668. (GS FIO 192008) Effective Term: Spring 2020
Registrar's Office Staff Change Registrar's Office had staffing changes to the staff listing. Main sections affected: Undergradaute Academic Information & Policies - Resident Program section, Undergraduate Academic Information & Policies - Online Program section, and the Graduate Academic Information & Policies section. 10/2/2019
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) for RNs: Post-Licensure - Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Change to the program of study hyperlinks in the undergradaute catalog. The undergraduate dual degree page now has hyperlinks that direct to the graduate catalog programs of study pages. Also, a note was added to the undergraduate dual degree program of study tab: "See the graduate catalog for Programs of Study and Expenses and Financial Policy information." This will help direct viewer to the catalog that will house the program of study content. 10/4/2019
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) for RNs: Post-Licensure - Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Removing “Bachelor of Science in” verbiage from program of study pages for the following: Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs: Post Licensure & Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator (B.S.N. to M.S.N.) – Online; Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs: Post Licensure & Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration (B.S.N. to M.S.N) – Online; Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs: Post Licensure & Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Informatics (B.S.N. to M.S.N.) – Online. Applied proper naming convention for program of study pages in the graduate catalog to reflect: Nursing for RNs: Post Licensure & Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator (B.S.N. to M.S.N.) – Online; Nursing for RNs: Post Licensure & Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration (B.S.N. to M.S.N) – Online; Nursing for RNs: Post Licensure & Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Informatics (B.S.N. to M.S.N.) – Online. 10/4/2019
School of Nursing - Dual Degree Programs Correction to the setup of Dual Degree Programs page to include a purpose statement and to correctly indentify program pages to match catalog formating. Prior to modification the dual degree page was set-up as a program of study page. 10/4/2019
Bug Fix 0.3 Multiple prerequisites listed in the catalog had information cut-off. Data has been corrected and will display full list of prerequisites. 10/8/2019
Doctor of Education in Community Care & Counseling PLO Program Learning Outcome (PLO) number two "Assess and incorporate ethical, legal, and professional standards in the helping professions" is being revised to "Assess and incorporate ethical standards in the helping professions." (PLO Revision Form) 10/8/2019
Doctor of Education in Community Care & Counseling (Ed.D.) College of Applied Studies & Academic Success (CASAS) has been augmented to contian former elements of College of General Studies (CGS). With this modification an addition of the verbiage "General Education" has been added to CASAS purpose statement and Dr. Ester Warren has been added to CASAS administration subsection. Additionally, a new tab titled "General Education" has been made to include CGS information with the exception of CGS purpose statement. (2019 10 01 Administrative Approval) Effective Term: Fall 2019
College of General Studies (CGS) The function of CGS has been dissolved as a stand-alone division and is now incorporated into the College of Applied Studies & Student Success (CASAS). The CGS section has been removed and placed under the "General Education" tab in the CASAS catalog section in the Undergraduate Catalog. (2019 10 01 Administrative Approval) Effective Term: Fall 2019
Doctor of Education in Christian Leadership: Ministry Leadership Cognate CLED 900 and CLED 905 are being replaced by CLED 987 and CLED 988 on the cognate's program of study page. (GSB 181937 Addendum 3) Effective Term: Fall 2019
Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Apologetics CLED 900 and CLED 905 are being replaced by CLED 987 and CLED 988 on the program of study page. (GSB 181937 Addendum 3) Effective Term: Fall 2019
Psychology Minors Adding Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for Sociology Minor and Christian Counseling Minor in the "Overview" tab in the Undergraduate Catalog. Moved the delivery format and program of study hyperlinks to the "Program of Study" tab. These were inadvertently removed during implementation of new catalog software. 10/14/2019
Master of Science in Psychology (M.S.) Adding Program Learning Outcome (PLO) for the Developmental Psychology concentration in the Graduate Catalog. 10/14/2019
Doctor of Philosophy in History (Ph.D.) The Program of Study for program now lists the courses as HIUS 713, HIUS 911, HIUS 912, HIEU 913, and HIEU 914 instead of HIST 713, HIST 911, HIST 912, HIST 913, and HIST 914. This affects the online format, Program of Study page, and the Degree Completion Plan (DCP). Effective Term: Fall 2019
AVIA 220 The Registration Restriction has been updated to include “Resident:”. This restriction only applies to residential only. FCC FIO 201704-08 Effective Term: Fall 2019
MUSC & WMUS Prerequisite Update 1) MUSC 514 prerequisite update includes: Before: Nothing; After: WRP0. 2) MUSC 515 prerequisite update includes: Before: MUSC 514 or WRSP 010; After: MUSC 514 or WRSP 010 AND WRP0. 3) MUSC 522 prerequisite update includes: Before: Nothing; After: MUS0. 4) MUSC 524 prerequisite update includes: Before: MUSC 522; After: MUSC 522 AND MUS0. 5) WMUS 514 prerequisite update includes: Before: Nothing; After: WRP0. 6) WMUS 515 prerequisite update includes: Before: WMUS 514, MUSC 514, or WRSP 010; After: WMUS 514, MUSC 514, or WRSP 010 AND WRP0. 7) WMUS 522 prerequisite update includes: Before: Nothing, After: MUS0. 8) WMUS 524 prerequisite update includes: Before: WMUS 522, MUSC 522, WRSP 010, WMUS 010, or MUSC 010; After: WMUS 522, MUSC 522, WRSP 010, WMUS 010, or MUSC 010 AND MUS0 125. GS FIO 141501 Effective Term: Spring 2020
SOWK 250 Updated course offering: from resident to resident and online. Effective Term: Spring 2020
AVIA 315 Updated course title due to a typo: from “Commercial Gound” to “Commercial Ground.” Effective Term: Fall 2019
DMCA 499 Removed duplicate information. The course description was the same as the course information (prefix, number, title, and credit hours). Effective Term: Fall 2019
ENGR 381 Prerequisites updated to include PHYS 232 and ENGI 220. FACC 201812-03 Effective Term: Spring 2020
FNLT 101 Course description was updated due to a typo: from “sills” to “skills.” Effective Term: Fall 2019
MUSC & WMUS Prerequisites Prerequisites were incorrectly listed and have been corrected for the following courses: 1) MUSC 515 - Before: MUSC 514 or WRSP 010 AND WRP0; After: MUSC 514 OR WRP0. 2) MUSC 524 - Before: MUSC 522 AND MUS0; After: MUSC 522 OR MUS0. 3) WMUS 515 - Before: WMUS 514, MUSC 514, or WRSP 010 AND WRP0; After: WMUS 514, MUSC 514, OR WRP0. 4) WMUS 524 - Before: WMUS 522, MUSC 522, WRSP 010, WMUS 010, or MUSC 010 AND MUS0 125; After: WMUS 522, MUSC 522, OR MUS0 125. Effective Term: Spring 2020
NURS 820 Updated course offering: from resident to resident and online. Effective Term: Spring 2020
SMGT 697 Updated course offering: from resident to resident and online. Effective Term: Summer 2020
Film Production & Content Development (B.S.) Update number four PLO from saying "Justify moral decisions related to moviemaking based biblical worldview/principles" to “Justify moral decisions related to moviemaking based on a biblical worldview/biblical principles.” 10/31/2019
Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) revisions on the Graduate Program page for Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.). Edits were made under the Program Learning Outcome subsection. 1) Modify PLO 1 from "Integrate qualitative and quantitative tools to perform effective business analysis" to "Evaluate current theoretical and applied research in business administration." 2) Modify PLO 2 from "Evaluate advanced theoretical and applied research in business administration" to "Recommend qualitative and quantitative analysis methods to perform effective business research." 3) Modify PLO 3 from "Evaluate programs for the improvements of business and organizational practice" to "Recommend solutions for the improvement of business and organizational practice based upon research, knowledge of the literature, and best practices." 4) Modify PLO 4 from "Integrate the Christian worldview in all business and management decisions" to "Integrate a Christian Worldview into business functions." PLO Revision Form Approval. 10/31/2019
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (D.S.L.) Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) revisions on the Graduate Program page for Doctor of Strategic Leadership (D.S.L.). Edits were made under the Program Learning Outcome subsection. 1) Modify PLO 1 from “Develop integrative approaches to strategic leadership problems utilizing scholarly research” to “Evaluate strategic leadership principles based upon current leadership theories and concepts.” 2) Modify PLO 2 from " Integrate primary theories of leadership as applied to best practice, research, and scholarship based upon knowledge of current literature and industry best practices” to “Recommend analysis methods to perform strategic leadership research.” 3) Modify PLO 3 from “Provide explanations to strategic leadership issues that align with a biblical worldview” to “Recommend strategic leadership solutions based upon research, knowledge of the literature, and best practices.” PLO Revision Form Approval. 10/31/2019
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) revisions on the Graduate Program page for Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). Edits were made under the Program Learning Outcome subsection. 1) Modify PLO 1 from “Incorporate Christian worldview perspectives when solving management and leadership ethical dilemmas” to “Utilize appropriate business decision making skills based upon current business theory and analysis of business data.” 2) Modify PLO 2 from "Evaluate and present scholarship relevant to management and leadership contexts” to “Recommend business solutions based upon research, knowledge of the literature, and best practices.” 3) Modify PLO 3 from “Solve complex management and leadership issues within various contexts” to “Integrate a Christian Worldview into business principles.” PLO Revision Form Approval. 10/31/2019
Academic Information & Policy (Graduate Catalog) Correction of typo in the Course Repeat Policy subsection. Bullet point six was change from "6. The repeat policy may be applied for the following grades: A, B, C, D, F, or RN (including +/- grades)" to "6. The repeat policy may be applied for the following grades: A, B, C, D, F, or FN (including +/- grades)." 11/5/2019; Effective Term: Fall 2019
Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) Modify Program Specific Admissions Requirements for the MSIT program. Modify verbiage in bullet point four from “Students must have at least 3 hours in computer programming (CSIS 212 Object-Oriented Programming (3 c.h.)), 3 hours in advanced object-oriented programming (CSIS 312 Advanced Object- Oriented Programming (3 c.h.)), 3 hours in data networking (CSIS 330 Business Data Communication Systems (3 c.h.)), 3 hours in algebra (MATH 121 College Algebra (3 c.h.) or higher), 3 hours in statistics (MATH 201 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3 c.h.)/BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3 c.h.)), and 27 hours in Business-related courses (ACCT, BUSI, ECON). If the student does not have the business related courses, they can enroll in BMAL 590 Business Common Professional Components (3 c.h.). In addition to these courses, our accrediting body, ACBSP, requires all students accepted into ACBSP accredited programs to meet the Information Systems/Technology Core Professional Component (ISCPC). If a student is missing a course(s) within the ISCPC, they may take the 3-credit-hour BMAL 590 Business Common Professional Components (3 c.h.) course to fulfill this requirement. Students with undergraduate courses in the following areas would not need to take BMAL 590 Business Common Professional Components (3 c.h.): Business Integration and Strategic Management; Ethics; Information Systems; Legal Issues; Management; Quantitative Techniques/Statistics (may be met with any applied statistics course). Note: All prerequisites must be met prior to taking any graduate level program courses.” to “Students must have at least 3 hours in computer programming (CSIS 212 Object-Oriented Programming (3 c.h.)), 3 hours in advanced object-oriented programming (CSIS 312 Advanced Object- Oriented Programming (3 c.h.)), 3 hours in data networking (CSIS 330 Business Data Communication Systems (3 c.h.)), 3 hours in algebra (MATH 121 College Algebra (3 c.h.) or higher), and 3 hours in statistics (MATH 201 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3 c.h.)/BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3 c.h.)). BMAL 590 Business Common Professional Components (3 c.h.). Note: All prerequisites must be met prior to taking any graduate level program courses.” Effective Term: Spring 2020
BIOL 415L Create a new lab course, BIOL 415L. Course name: Cell Biology; Credit Hours: 0, Co-requisites: BIOL 415; Delivery Format: Resident. FACC FIO 201910-07 Effective Term: Spring 2020
DIGI 310 & DIGI 370 Modify prerequisite requirements for DIGI 310 and DIGI 370. These modifications will affect the residential format. 1) Changing DIGI 310 prerequisites from “DIGI 225 and DIGI 224 and DIGI 175 and DIGI 370” to “DIGI 175, DIGI 224, and DIGI 225” 2) Changing DIGI 370 prerequisites from “DIGI 175 and DIGI 224 and DIGI 225” to “DIGI 175, DIGI 224, DIGI 225, and DIGI 310.” FACC FIO 201910-03 Effective Term: Spring 2020
NURS 070 Creation of new course NURS 070. Course name: International Student Support; Credit Hours: 0; Course Description: The purpose of this course is to come along side international nursing students to support them academically leading to their success in the BSN program. It is required of all international students in their first semester and then can be repeated as often as necessary until successful completion of the program. Prerequisites: None; Offered: Resident. FACC 201909-01 Effective Term: Spring 2020
YOUT 350 Modify the prerequisite requirements and course description for YOUT 350. These modifications will affect the online format. Course Description changing from “A study of the history and strategy of reaching youth through the campus structure. Attention is given to the basic workings of the campus social system and the methods used in reaching it with the gospel” to “A study of the history and strategy of reaching youth through the campus structure. Attention is given to the basic workings of the campus social system and the methods used in reaching it with the gospel. Prerequisite changing from “YOUT 201 and YOUT 301” to “YOUT 201.” FACC FIO 201910-05 Effective Term: Spring 2020
Ed.D.: Education Law, Ed.S.: Education Law, & Juris Doctorate Program requirements were updated. Effective Term: Fall 2019
ENGV 390 Prerequisites were updated to enforce waivers for RSCH 201. 1) CSIS 355 prerequisites change from “CSCI 215 or CSIS 215 AND RSCH 201” to “CSCI 215 or CSIS 215 AND RSCH 201, INR3, RSC2, or RSC3.” 2) ENGV 390 prerequisites change from “ENGV 325 AND RSCH 201” to “ENGV 325 AND RSCH 201, INR3, RSC2, or RSC3.” Effective Term: Fall 2019
CSIS 355 Prerequisites were updated to enforce waivers for RSCH 201. 1) CSIS 355 prerequisites change from “CSCI 215 or CSIS 215 AND RSCH 201” to “CSCI 215 or CSIS 215 AND RSCH 201, INR3, RSC2, or RSC3.” 2) ENGV 390 prerequisites change from “ENGV 325 AND RSCH 201” to “ENGV 325 AND RSCH 201, INR3, RSC2, or RSC3” Effective Term: Spring 2020
HOMI 698 Removed duplicate information. The course description was the same as the course information (prefix, number, title, and credit hours). Effective Term: Fall 2019
COUC 518 & COUC 600 Courses have been deleted. Effective Term: Fall 2019
BIBL 425 Updated prerequisites to include resident honor courses. Both the RES and LUO course prerequisites now match. Effective Term: Fall 2019
HLTH 221 & HLTH 222 Updated course offering: from online to resident and online. Effective Term: Fall 2019
EDUC 980 Updated course offering: from both to online. Effective Term: Spring 2020
EVAN 670, HLTH 221, HLTH 222, HOMI 612, HOMI 635, & LEAD 520 Updated course offering: from online to resident and online Effective Term: Spring 2020
EDUC 603 Updated course offering: from resident to online. Effective Term: Spring 2020
APOL 500, CHPL 640, CHPL 645, CHPL 655, CHPL 680, DSMN 610, GLST 698, HOMI 605, HOMI 675, HOMI 679, LEAD 610, LEAD 625, LEAD 635, LEAD 699, NBST 618, NBST 620, NBST 680, NGRK 525, NGRK 620, NGRK 643, OBST 651, OBST 680, OTCL 520, THEO 330 THEO 603, & THEO 650 Updated course offering: from resident to resident and online. Effective Term: Spring 2020
PHYS 201 Added note to state “Includes lab.” Effective Term: Spring 2020
COUC 505, COUC 512, CEFS 505, & CEFS 512 Approval is given to designate COUC 505, COUC 512, CEFS 505, and CEFS 512 as intensive courses. These intensives will be offered online. Effective Term: Fall 2019
Introduction to Campus School of Buisness verbiage added to Academic Facilties verbiage. Verbiage added: "The School of Business is 3 stories, 78,000-square feet, and houses the 2,000-square-foot Entrepreneur’s Center. The building includes a 500-seat auditorium, information technology labs, and data centers." This was added to both Undergraduate and Gradaute catalogs. 11/11/2019
Administration & Staff In both the Undergraduate and Graduate catalogs the Academic Leadership subsection has been edited. The following people's titles have been edited: Ester Warren, Edward Hindson, Richard Roof, Kenyon Knapp, Kevin Van Wynsberg, David Brat, Deanna Keith, and Vernon Whaley. 11/12/2019
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