|By Findfishfast (Findfishfast) on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 09:58 pm: Edit|
Hey. I'm a sophomore in High School.I'm taking the SAT on october 9th. These are my stats:
Weighted GPA: 4.1042
Classes taken, grade taken in, and grades:
Algebra I Honors : A B
Exploring the Wide World of Med.(Hon): A A
Spanish I-PRE IB (Honors) : A A
Health Science 2 : A A
Health I-Life Management Skills : A
Personal Fitness : A
Spanish II : A A
World History Honors : B A
Geometry Honors : A A
English I Honors : A A
Biology I Honors : A A
Critical Thinking & Studying Skills : A
Career Research & Decision Making : A
Algebra II Honors : B B
10th Grade: (No grades yet...)
Chemistry I Honors
American History Honors
Health Unit Coordinator 3 (Honors Class)
Physics I Honors
English II Honors
Anatomy & Physiology Honors
Honors Elementary Spanish II (Dual Enrolled at Community College)
|By Findfishfast (Findfishfast) on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 10:37 pm: Edit|
I think I forgot to ask my question. :-D What college should I go to if I want to major in Bible and American Government? I'm looking for a suburban/rural setting. I'm thinking about Bryan College in Bryan, Tenn., but I'm open minded.
|By Findfishfast (Findfishfast) on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 10:52 pm: Edit|
I'm bumping :-D
|By Findfishfast (Findfishfast) on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 11:19 pm: Edit|
I'm gonna bump again:-)I really want an opinion!
|By Flashbackfl (Flashbackfl) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 01:11 am: Edit|
Furman University. It is an incredible school, has a gorgeous campus, and one of the best political science departments. It is on the conservative/religious side, but still open minded. Located in Greenville, South Carolina. Of course you will need good SAT scores to get in, but keep in mind they accept over 50% of their students ED
|By Findfishfast (Findfishfast) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 01:46 am: Edit|
What do you mean by "but still open minded" ?
|By Gadad (Gadad) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 09:33 am: Edit|
Accredited colleges and universities typically won't offer a major in "Bible." Schools such as Furman (which is a good recommendation by the way, if you're in TN or the Southeast) will have a Dept. of Religion, in which there will be courses on the Bible. Of course, there will be courses as well on the Koran and non-Western religions. Majors in "Bible" would typically be offered by Bible Institutes, which most professionals outside of conservative religious organizations would not recognize as legitimate higher education institutions.
|By 3togo (3togo) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 10:09 am: Edit|
Are you interested in a particular religion? For example, would Catholic schools (BC, Notre Dame, Catholic U, etc be of greater interest? Or is there a different slant you would prefer?
|By Coureur (Coureur) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 10:37 am: Edit|
Look at Wheaton. They have a strong religion program.
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 11:39 am: Edit|
I agree with Wheaton in Illinois. It's considered the Harvard of Christian schools. Other good schools to consider: Pepperdine (Calvin), Calvin College (Michigan), Hope College (Michigan), Luther College (Iowa), and St. Olaf (Minnesota).
|By Snuffles (Snuffles) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 11:39 am: Edit|
The Yale School of Divinity.
|By Asianalto (Asianalto) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 12:09 pm: Edit|
Beulah Heights Bible College! They sent me a packet, but you have to have had a revelation to get admitted.
|By Pattykk (Pattykk) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 02:56 pm: Edit|
Asianalto: Don't be unkind. Your comment makes you sound like an ass. She has requested recommendations for Christian colleges, not snide remarks.
|By Findfishfast (Findfishfast) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 03:21 pm: Edit|
I think I wanna go to Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. I interested in a Double-Major in Bible/Biblical Studies and Political Science, as well as being in their Honors Program. The only thing is, they are extremly vague when it comes to that program's prerequisite... all it says is that is accepts the top 10% of applicants. (max 30 students!!!)Do I have a shot? I'm likely to score within the 600-650v and 650-700m. (that collegeboard mini-test as well as one of thier pracatice tests). Is that enough? (i take sat oct 9, psat oct 13)
I looked up BYU, and didn't like it. I mean, I would love the environment, but its required to earn credits in The Book of Morman, etc. Oh well, APU looks pretty cool... even though the male/female ratio is a bit of, but so are most/all of Christian Schools.
|By Findfishfast (Findfishfast) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 03:25 pm: Edit|
3togo, I'm looking for an interdenominational/nondenominational college, or the next best thing, as long as its Protestant.
Pattykk, I'm a dude, man.
|By Dadofsam (Dadofsam) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 04:12 pm: Edit|
Findfishfast: Where should you go? For starters, to your junior year in high school.
I'm not intending to be nasty, just helpful and to perhaps cut through some fog.
First priority for your thinking and your energy should be to do well this year and next in high school, and on tests, so that when the time for deciding where to go to college has gotten closer, you will have set yourself up for the most possible choices.
Meanwhile, you can think about college, but make it a lower priority. For example, instead of thinking hard about which college you want to go to, think about why you want to major in Bible studies and what you think that might lead to.
Are you interested in history or archaeology of Biblical times? In becoming a minister? In Biblical languages? In becoming a scholar of the Bible? If any of these, or some other one, fits, then you'll want to look for schools that teach some of those subjects.
You might not want to go to BYU unless you are a Mormon; with so many of the students being Mormons and the emphasis on that religion at the school, you might feel uncomfortable.
Have fun thinking.
|By Mini (Mini) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 04:13 pm: Edit|
Guess Yeshiva won't cut it. (Best Bible school, though - they all read it in the original.)
|By Findfishfast (Findfishfast) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 04:24 pm: Edit|
dadofsam: im thinking of this now because my school does not offer ap classes, or any college credit classes. i'm going to be dual enrolled at my community college for evey class, with the exception of my medical academy classes. so, it would be great to know some colleges so that I take the right general/required classes at my cc. :-D
I want to double major in bible/biblical studies and political science because I want to be involved in american government, while being educated in Christianity.
I was interested in BYU, even though it was predominantly Morman (98%) because of its prestigous reputation. When I looked up thier requirements on religous studies, i decided against it.
I am thinking of college, with a lower priority (knowing what college, in my opinion is a pretty low priority, lol, atleast im not talking about housing, etc )
Thanks for the advise, though.
|By Dadofsam (Dadofsam) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 07:03 pm: Edit|
Findfishfast: those are some worthy objectives. Unfortunately, I don't know anything about the quality of Bible or other religious studies at Protestant colleges. Perhaps posting a specific question on this board or the parents' board will produce some recommendations, if you need some.
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 12:14 am: Edit|
Azuza Pacific is a TERRIFIC school. I have a friend who has sent both of his daughters there and they have found it to be a wonderful place - very supportive and great academics. You won't go wrong there. Good luck!
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 12:17 am: Edit|
Some other schools you might like in California:
Bioloa University, California Lutheran, Pepperdine, Point Loma Nazarene. All are fine schools for your interests.
|By Findfishfast (Findfishfast) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 01:23 am: Edit|
Carolyn: APU looks really good, and its in the suburbs, so that a plus. Thanks for the opinion!! I think that just might be the one.
|By Pattykk (Pattykk) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 09:22 am: Edit|
Findfishfast: Don't feel sad about being a dude. Glad you found some good suggestions. Don't forget to look at Wheaton in Illinois too--top-notch academics. Lots of agnostics on this board, but we try to help.
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 10:47 am: Edit|
One more suggestion that I forgot yesterday:
Check out Westmont College near Santa Barbara as well.
What people on this board tend to forget is that there can be a big difference between a
"Christian" school and a "Bible College" - APU is definitely in the FIRST category and a great school. Don't let snide comments worry you - choose the school that is right for YOU.
Just remember that your choices of schools are bound to change a bit between sophomore year and senior year. Last year (sophomore year) my daughter had an entirely different list of "favorite schools" than she does this year...and I suspect that by next year, things will change yet again. But you sound like you're on the right track.
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