CIC Degree Programs:
Bachelor Degree in Religious Studies
Classes are offered on the campus in classroom environments.
2019-2020 Academic Calendar:
Central International College Academic Calendar – Fall 2022
Fall Semester - September - December 2022
Spring Semester - January - May 2023
July 23 and 30 2022
All of our students will be given the opportunity to register immediately with a full load of quality courses. These courses will make it possible for our students to begin work on a graduation track that will lead them toward acquiring a bachelor's degree in their chosen field of study. Our faculty and staff will work closely with the students in all segments of their quality education. This is a valuable dimension that will add to our students' quality education and one that will enable them to have an opportunity to evaluate choices for jobs. The second degree our students can receive is in the field of Religious Studies. The curriculum emphasizes Biblical values. A key focus is a spiritual formation, developing a God-centered character that is visible through servanthood to God and others.
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Students who major in Religious Studies can pursue any career that requires a diverse background. In particular, Religious Studies majors can serve as directors of community service organizations, volunteer service program coordinators, teachers, religious activity directors, ministers, religious education directors, drug addiction counselors, or any employment that looks for students with good moral and religious values
CENTRAL INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Central International College’s (CIC) founder, Willard Bailey, seeks to impact the lives of young people especially those who are marginalized and disenfranchised. Much of President Bailey’s life has been spent in the arenas of education administration, civic obligations and worthwhile college activities including organized sports. Experts agree that sports programs and other extracurricular activities help to develop lifelong attributes such as self-confidence, leadership, social skills development, commitment, and sportsmanship. Here at CIC, we recognize that these characteristics are also the building blocks for successful, long-term careers. As a religious-based institution, we seek to encourage young students who are underrepresented among those with college credentials. We believe that the teachings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ, provide the motivation necessary to inspire hope, determination, and creativity. Our academic program combines religious studies, exemplary teaching and scholarly research to prepare students to successfully pursue post graduate studies, employment, or business ventures.
The Division of Academic Affairs is currently developing a five-year strategic plan that represents the goals and core values of CIC. The plan will represent a shared vision of academic excellence that includes input from administrators, faculty, students, and staff. These internal voices will be heard through focus groups, campus meetings and surveys. At this juncture in our development, external voices will not be addressed in the same fashion. A prevalent challenge will be addressed in the plan itself and is focused on the community. According to EdTrust.org, 40 out of our 50 states have set goals to increase their states' share of adults with college credentials and degrees. Virginia is one of the states seeking to advance economically by encouraging more students to obtain degrees. America is becoming more knowledge based. Therefore, Americans will require higher educational achievement in order to obtain employment. EdTrust.org's research shows some discrepancy in race and degree attainment. From 2016 to 2017 the populace of Latino adults grew by 72% and African Americans grew by 25%. The Caucasian population did not increase. In direct contrast, the number of Caucasians who obtain degrees exceeds that of Latinos and African Americans. In fact, 47.1% of Caucasians have earned some form of a college degree in comparison with 30.8% of African Americans. Our plan will seek to increase the number of African Americans that obtain degrees.
To that end, CIC will develop a comprehensive plan that best exemplifies our goals and values while maintaining a dynamic learning environment that prepares students to be active, contributing members of society. We believe that in this manner we will help African American students, who did not enroll in an institution of higher education or dropped out of one, to realize their potential to obtain postsecondary credentials.