BACHELORS DEGREE | HUMANITIES: APPLIED SCIENCE

Degree Overview

The Humanities major with the Applied Science track is a pre-professional program designed especially for people who plan to further their studies at the graduate level. Broader than a Biology major, Applied Science gives you the flexibility to pursue an individual approach to studying science, along with the breadth and depth of a humanities background. In addition to elevating your research, reading, and critical thinking skills, you gain valuable experience working with and understanding people.

Program Outcomes

  • Students are able to demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  • Students are able to do scholarly research.
  • Students are able to communicate clearly to a range of audiences in writing and in speaking.
  • Students are able to communicate the characteristics of Western culture through interaction with literature, history, philosophy, and apologetics.

Suggested Course Schedule

1st Year

Semester 1

  • General Biology 1 (4)
  • Old or New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 1 (3)
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
  • The Modern World (3)
  • Music Elective (2)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

  • Old or New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 2 (3)
  • General Biology 2 (4)
  • General Psychology (3)
  • Math or Science Elective (3)

Total Credits: 16

2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

Related Minors

  • Cross-Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Humanities: Cross-Cultural

Potential Career Fields

  • Computing technology
  • Construction
  • Environmental technology
  • Physical therapy
  • Scientist
  • Graduate studies

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees, specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT | STEVE DOW

Steve Dow ('07) enrolled in the University of Michigan School of Dentistry after finishing his Maranatha degree in Humanities: Applied Science. Dow said the science courses helped pave the way for his acceptance into dental school, but the Bible courses were most important. "They have really helped me to build a strong basis in ethics for my personal and professional life," Dow said. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a DDF (Doctor of Dental Surgery) in 2015. He now practices in Madison with First Choice Dental Associates.

MBU Program Faculty

Meet some of the people who lead this program

Timothy Veenstra - Faculty

Timothy Veenstra

College of Arts and Sciences | Professor

Credentials

PhD, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada

BS, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada

Marcos Garza-Madrid - Faculty

Marcos Garza-Madrid

College of Arts and Sciences | Associate Professor

Credentials

PhD Engineering Sciences/Biotechnology, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiories de Monterrey, Monterrey, NL, Mexico

BMed, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiories de Monterrey, Monterrey, NL, Mexico

Susan Turcotte - Faculty

Susan Turcotte

College of Arts and Sciences | Instructor

Credentials

MS Secondary Education, Pensacola Christian College

BA Secondary Education, Maranatha Baptist University

Marvin Stephens - Faculty

Marvin Stephens

College of Arts and Sciences | Professor

Credentials

PhD Chemistry, University of Nebraska

BS Chemistry, Cedarville College

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