Academics

In partnership with

CLA has partnered with Northwest University to provide an exceptional education experience. Northwest University carries the highest accreditation available and offers certificate, associate, and bachelor degree programs.

  • All courses taken through Northwest University typically transfer
    to other public and private colleges and universities.
  • Tuition through Northwest University is eligible for federal financial aid.
  • All courses taken and degrees earned while enrolled in CLA are the same courses and degrees students earn on Northwest University’s physical campus.
  • Transfer students are welcome. Northwest University welcomes students with previous college experience from other accredited colleges and universities (we also consider previous credits from non-accredited institutions). Previous credits earned count toward NU degrees.

Degrees

Our partnership with Northwest University offers the following certificate and degree programs:

  • Certificate in Ministerial Leadership (30 credits)
  • Associate of Arts in Ministerial Leadership (60 credits)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Ministerial Leadership (120 credits)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (120 credits)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership (120 credits)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management (120 credits)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Management (120 credits)

Northwest University operates on a 15-week semester system, with each semester divided into two seven-week sessions (Session A and Session B). Full-time students take two 3-credit courses per session (four courses per semester) – plus a 3-credit, free-of-charge ministry practicum course– for a total of 15 credits per semester. The typical Associate’s degree takes two years for a full-time student (60 credits). The typical Bachelor’s degree takes four full years (120 credits).

Fall – Session A

  • Jesus the Messiah
  • Identity & Vocation
  • Practicum/Internship

Fall – Session B

  • Old Testament
  • Composition I
  • Practicum/Internship

Spring – Session A

  • Composition II
  • New Testament
  • Practicum/Internship

Spring – Session B

  • Christian Thought
  • General Psychology
  • Practicum/Internship

Academic Tracks

For example, freshman students may take the following:

CLA students will be placed into an academic track based on each students’ area of focus and residency. CLA’s academic tracks include:

  • Delta (Δ) track is for residential, degree seeking ministry students. These students will enroll in practicum courses each semester, and actively participate in the life and ministry of Calvary Orlando. These practicum credits are completely free to all enrolled students, and will count toward the completion of degree requirements (as each program allows). Students have optional housing and meal plans available to them for a full collegiate experience.
  • Omega (Ω) track is designed for non-residential, degree seeking students. CLA, as an official Northwest University regional hub, provides our tuition discounts and personal advising to all gamma track students. Additionally, ministry majors are eligible to enroll in practicum courses in their home churches each semester. These practicum credits are completely free to all enrolled students, and will count toward the completion of degree requirements (as each program allows).
  • Eta (Η) track is specifically geared toward adult learners who desire to further their education without sacrificing current employment or schedules. Eta track students are able to receive CLA’s tuition discount with Northwest University and personal advising from CLA staff in order to finish their education in a timely and financially responsible manner. All of CLA’s degree options are available to delta track students.

Northwest University has assembled a FAQ answer sheet.
See it here:

NU Potential Students FAQ