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General Studies (Springfield)

General Studies (Springfield)

The Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Southwest Baptist University in Springfield provides conveniently scheduled general education and science pre-requisite coursework for all its degree programs, as well as a wide array of courses for adult learners who desire to begin or continue their education. General education coursework is offered in both traditional classroom settings and through online courses. Students in general education courses benefit from experienced professors in small classes.

The University offers a science incentive program to pre-nursing students. Students who take the pre-requisite science coursework through SBU can earn up to $500 per semester of A.S.N. tuition credit, for up to four semesters.

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Springfield Campus

SBU students

The SBU Advantage

  • Be equipped for a lifetime of success by a school that is committed to doing what it takes to help you graduate and succeed.
  • Receive a high-quality, Christian higher education in partnership with a nationally recognized healthcare system, Mercy Health System.
  • Further your education while remaining active in the workforce through afternoon and evening classes that work with your schedule.
  • Benefit from small class sizes that provide opportunities for individualized instruction, academic guidance and networking.

Faith Integration

Southwest Baptist University is a Christ-centered university and is committed to the integration of faith and academics in all programs and degrees. Class discussions include open dialogue about how faith impacts the academic discipline. Students are encouraged to consider their own faith and how they will incorporate their faith in their chosen career paths. SBU's goal is to produce academically qualified career professionals who are also servant leaders in today's global society.

Admissions

To be admitted to the SBU-Springfield General Studies program, please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete an application for admission to Southwest Baptist University.
  2. Request official transcripts. For high school students and college students with less than 12 hours of credit, submit official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores, along with any college, university or training school official transcripts. For transfer students with 12 hours or more of college credit, please submit official transcripts from all colleges, universities and training programs attended.
  3. Verify receipt of all required documents by calling (417) 820-5047 or (417) 820-3272.
  4. Upon verification, schedule an advising appointment by calling (417) 820-2069.

Course Transfer Equivalency

Southwest Baptist University maintains a current database of course transfer equivalencies from hundreds of accredited colleges and universities. Students are welcome to search for and find course equivalents for pre-requisite courses and program requirements within the Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences degree programs.

Contact Information

Charlie Hungerford, M.A.
Director of Admissions
(417) 820-3272
chungerford@SBUniv.edu