Toccoa Falls College

Introduction

Toccoa Falls College is a Christ-centered educational institution that prepares men and women for vocational and professional occupations. The college is located in the foothills of the northeast Georgia mountains. TFC currently offers 29 majors and 39 minors within three schools: Professional Studies, Arts and Sciences, and Christian Ministries.

Graduates serve throughout the United States and around the world fulfilling the dream of founder Dr. R. A. Forrest, who said: "The sun never sets on the graduates of Toccoa Falls College."

Mission Statement

The mission of Toccoa Falls College is to glorify God through seeking and developing Christian servant leaders who will impact their world with the love and message of Jesus Christ.

Mission Distinctives

Toccoa Falls College is an educational institution, a character-building enterprise, and a spiritual formation community, all integrated into a unique way of life. Its primary purpose is to glorify God through offering residential programs that prepare men and women for lives of personal fulfillment and Christian servant leadership to the church and the world. It also seeks to glorify God through offering non-residential Christ-centered programs to the community at large.

Mission Goals

  • Spiritual: to orient, motivate, and lead students to emotional maturity, Christian commitment, and spiritual depth
  • Academic: to provide an understanding of the Bible as the basis for Christian life and thought within the context of the college statement of faith, and to introduce students to the cumulative knowledge of the ages
  • Intellectual: to stimulate students to develop inquisitive and creative minds that possess tools for critical analysis, and to motivate them for continuing intellectual pursuits
  • Moral: to provide the atmosphere, motivation, and support system for developing Biblically based lifestyles of wholesome attitudes and ethical principles
  • Professional: to produce graduates competent for Christian service to humanity in the areas of their individual choices

Vision Statement

Toccoa Falls College will be known as a premier Christian college that uniquely integrates biblical truth, academic excellence and intentional spiritual formation within a caring Christian community.

TFC Statement of Faith

Toccoa Falls College shall teach and defend the historic and basic doctrines of evangelical Christianity such as:

  • The verbal inspiration of the Holy Scriptures as originally given;
  • The existence and manifestation of one God in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
  • The incarnation and virgin birth of the Son of God;
  • The redemption of man by the vicarious death of Christ on the cross;
  • The bodily resurrection from the grave;
  • The fact that all men have sinned and consequently must be regenerated by the working of God’s grace;
  • Justification by faith;
  • The sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit in the believer, producing holiness of life and power for service;
  • Practical faith in the sufficiency of Christ for spiritual, temporal and physical needs;
  • The purifying hope of the Lord’s imminent return; and
  • The urgency of preaching the gospel to all mankind, that men may be saved from eternal judgment.
  • The said college, even though non-sectarian, is to be conducted according to the faith and teaching of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.

Note: The Statement of Faith cannot be changed or amended as per the constitution. The Board of Trustees adopted a statement in October 1999 that it is understood that the said college would be conducted according to the faith and teaching of the Christian and Missionary Alliance as they were in 1955.

Why TFC

At Toccoa Falls College we have had the same mission since 1907. That mission is simple. Our mission is: Developing character with intellect. When we talk about developing character we are speaking about developing Godly character. In order to provide our college community with some guidance for the development of Godly character we use four cornerstones that include:

Scripture: We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, authoritative word of God. As such, the Bible provides all the direction we need to develop Godly character.

Truth: We believe that there are absolute truths revealed by God. In spite of competing worldviews in our culture today, we understand that God’s absolute truths will always withstand the test of time.

Wisdom: We understand that the amassing of facts can be pointless without the integration of knowledge and Biblical understanding. We also realize the importance of seeking God’s wisdom over human wisdom. True understanding comes from God.

Service: We clearly understand the Bible makes it clear that we are to serve others both locally and globally. Our students, faculty, and staff serve our local community, region, state, nation, and support folks in countries all around the globe.

This school offers programs in:
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Bachelor

B.A. in Christian Thought

Campus Full time 126 hours September 2017 USA Toccoa Falls

The Christian Thought major provides academic preparation in the study of the structure of Christian beliefs and practices. The major also offers spiritual preparation through personal and practical applications of the principles found in the theological heritage of the Christian faith. Students are prepared to engage society with the truth of the Christian message, and develop skills needed to progress to graduate level work and beyond in the areas of ministry, academic teaching, and other ministry-focused vocations. [+]

The Christian Thought major provides academic preparation in the study of the structure of Christian beliefs and practices. The major also offers spiritual preparation through personal and practical applications of the principles found in the theological heritage of the Christian faith. Students are prepared to engage society with the truth of the Christian message, and develop skills needed to progress to graduate level work and beyond in the areas of ministry, academic teaching, and other ministry-focused vocations. General Education – 69 hours Bible & Theology – 30 hours BIB 213 Hermeneutics BSF 103 Foundations of Spiritual Formation NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament NTE ___ New Testament Elective OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament OTE ___ Old Testament Elective THE 303 Introduction to Theology THE ___ Theology Elective 6 hours of Bible/Theology Electives not already taken for the major from any BIB, BMI, GRK 223, 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, or THE Humanities – 18 hours COM 113 Introduction to Communication ENG 113 Freshman Composition I ENG 123 Freshman Composition II HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture PHY 113 Introduction to Philosophy 3 hours Literature Elective from AML or ENG Social Sciences – 12 hours HIS 353 Church History HIS 363 American Church History 3 hours Psychology Elective from PSY 113 or PSY 243 3 hours Social Science Elective from ANT, CSG, ECO, HIS, SOC Computer, Science & Mathematics – 9 hours SCI 113 Scientific Literacy or other science elective 3 hours Mathematics Elective 3-4... [-]

B.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies

Campus or Online Full time 126 hours September 2017 USA Toccoa Falls

Cross-Cultural Studies major equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of other cultures from a biblical worldview. Naturally established from biblical principles, the major offers both theory and practical application of cross-cultural skills and ministry through anthropology courses in addition to skills-based strategies. [+]

Cross-Cultural Studies major equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of other cultures from a biblical worldview. Naturally established from biblical principles, the major offers both theory and practical application of cross-cultural skills and ministry through anthropology courses in addition to skills-based strategies. History of missions, church planting and development, training and discipleship, cross-cultural communication, and urban ministries accompany an in-depth ethnographic project centering on cross-cultural strategies to one particular people group. An internship in the senior year provides hands-on experience under a formal mentor as the student prepares to candidate in churches or to go on to seminary for further preparation. This exciting major is a premier applied degree for young people seeking urban or overseas career preparation. General Education – 69 hours Bible & Theology – 30 hours BIB 213 Hermeneutics BMI 213 Theology of Missions BMI 473 Power Encounter BSF 103 Foundations for Spiritual Formation NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament NTE ___ New Testament Elective OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament OTE ___ Old Testament Elective THE 303 Introduction to Theology 3 hours of Theology Elective Humanities – 18 hours COM 113 Introduction to Communication ENG 113 Freshman Composition I ENG 123 Freshman Composition II HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture PHY 113 Introduction to Philosophy or Language* 3 hours 200- or 300-level Literature Elective from AML or ENG except ENG 201, 243, 393 *Global Ministries Department highly recommends its students take... [-]

B.A. in Outdoor Leadership and Education

Campus Full time 126 hours September 2017 USA Toccoa Falls

Outdoor Leadership and Education major equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to disciple-making in the context of camping and outdoor settings, from a biblical world view for kingdom service. A foundation of Christian education accompanies the specialization in outdoor leadership. [+]

Outdoor Leadership and Education major equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to disciple-making in the context of camping and outdoor settings, from a biblical world view for kingdom service. A foundation of Christian education accompanies the specialization in outdoor leadership. The program trains students through courses such as foundations for outdoor education, wilderness emergency response, environmental education, and advanced spiritual formation. Various courses on camps, rock climbing, and adventure-based education are available, in addition to an outdoor leadership internship with first-hand experience under a professional mentor. General Education– 69 hours Bible & Theology – 30 hours BIB 213 Hermeneutics BSF 103 Foundations for Spiritual Formation NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament NTE ___ New Testament Elective OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament OTE ___ Old Testament Elective SYT 303 Introduction to Theology 3 hours Theology Elective from SYT or THE 6 hours of Bible/Theology Electives from any BIB, BMI, GRK 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, SYT,or THE Humanities – 15 hours COM 113 Introduction to Communication ENG 113 Freshman Composition I ENG 123 Freshman Composition II HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture 3 hours Literature Elective from AML or ENG Social Sciences – 15 hours PSY 113 General Psychology PSY 243 Developmental Psychology 3 hours 100-, 200- or 300-level History Elective 6 hours Social Science Electives from ANT, CSG 113, ECO, GHY, POL, or SOC Computer, Science & Mathematics – 9 hours One Science course from BIO 423 or SCI 243... [-]

B.A. in Sustainable Community Development

Campus Full time 127 hours September 2017 USA Toccoa Falls

The Global Ministries Department (GMD) at Toccoa Falls College offers a major in Sustainable Community Development (SCD). Sustainable development is a global priority. Sustainability means meeting present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. “Think Global, Act Local” reflects the pragmatic conviction that sustainable development must be a community activity. [+]

The Global Ministries Department (GMD) at Toccoa Falls College offers a major in Sustainable Community Development (SCD). Sustainable development is a global priority. Sustainability means meeting present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. “Think Global, Act Local” reflects the pragmatic conviction that sustainable development must be a community activity. Students gain practical skills at the SCD farm where theory becomes practice as they compost, amend soil, select seeds, raise plants, care for animals, and gain hands-on experience in food production through Applied Technologies courses. The GMD believes the church is most effective when it communicates the good news clearly and demonstrates the impact of that good news in the local community. Christians should be strategic participants in the planning and implementing of sustainable development in their local community. The SCD major is housed in the Global Ministries Department because it addresses a global problem and does so as part of fulfilling God’s desire to take His good news to all nations. General Education – 70 hours Bible & Theology – 30 hours BIB 213 Hermeneutics BSF 103 Foundations for Spiritual Formation NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament NTE ___ New Testament Elective OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament OTE ___ Old Testament Elective THE 303 Introduction to Theology 3 hours of Theology Elective 6 hours of Bible/Theology Elective Humanities – 15 hours COM 113 Introduction to Communication ENG 113 Freshman Composition I ENG 123 Freshman Composition II HUM 103 Western Thought &... [-]

B.A. in Youth Ministries

Campus Full time 126 hours September 2017 USA Toccoa Falls

Youth Ministries equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to youth-related ministries in church and faith-based organizations, from a biblical world view for kingdom service. Naturally established from biblical principles, the major offers both theory and practical application of ministry to youth through courses centering on familial relationships, communicating to youth, youth culture and issues, youth evangelism and discipleship, counseling adolescents, and leadership formation. Finally, an internship with first-hand experience under a professional mentor caps off the program’s experience. [+]

Youth Ministries equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to youth-related ministries in church and faith-based organizations, from a biblical world view for kingdom service. Naturally established from biblical principles, the major offers both theory and practical application of ministry to youth through courses centering on familial relationships, communicating to youth, youth culture and issues, youth evangelism and discipleship, counseling adolescents, and leadership formation. Finally, an internship with first-hand experience under a professional mentor caps off the program’s experience. One of the most popular majors at Toccoa Falls College, the program centers on making disciples of young people in a constantly growing and changing dimension of the church and its ministries. General Education – 69 hours Bible & Theology – 30 hours BIB 213 Hermeneutics BSF 103 Foundations for Spiritual Formation NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament NTE ___ New Testament Elective OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament OTE ___ Old Testament Elective THE 303 Introduction to Theology 3 hours Theology Elective 6 hours of Bible/Theology Electives from any BIB, BMI, GRK 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, or THE Humanities – 15 hours COM 113 Introduction to Communication ENG 113 Freshman Composition I ENG 123 Freshman Composition II HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture 3 hours Literature Elective from AML or ENG Social Sciences – 15 hours PSY 113 General Psychology PSY 243 Developmental Psychology 3 hours 100-, 200- or 300-level History Elective 6 hours Social Science Electives from ANT, CSG 113,... [-]

B.S. in Biology (Pre-Med) Major

Campus Full time 126 hours September 2017 USA Toccoa Falls

The Biology/Chemistry Department at Toccoa Falls College is located in the Clary Science Building and offers essential training in the natural sciences for the liberal arts curriculum taught from a Biblical perspective. [+]

The Biology/Chemistry Department at Toccoa Falls College is located in the Clary Science Building and offers essential training in the natural sciences for the liberal arts curriculum taught from a Biblical perspective, with special emphasis on these areas of study: Biology Major: Every major area of biological study is included in the major courses, along with general and organic chemistry, physics, and biochemistry. Pre-medical: TFC has a strong record of placement of graduates in medical schools, including acceptance of TFC students at Georgia Health Sciences University (MCG), University of Tennessee, and Mercer University. All of the courses required or recommended by medical schools are offered on campus. Pre-nursing: TFC has had many students enter nursing programs, both at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. We have articulation agreements with Brenau and Piedmont University Schools of Nursing and offer all of the courses required to satisfy the requirements for entry into any nursing school in the region. Education Careers: The Science Department works closely with the Teacher Education Department to provide courses that meet the strict requirements of Georgia state certification, both in basic and secondary science education areas. Sustainability Minor: With a developing emphasis on proper use of resources and a desire to better motivate and equip students in a mission setting to think through allocation priorities, TFC has added a sustainability minor that covers ecology, public health in a global setting, and practical exercises. What do I get to do as a Biology major at TFC? – Study and dissect... [-]

BSc

B.A. in Teacher Education majors in Early Childhood, Middle Grades, Secondary and Music

Campus Full time 126 - 128 hours September 2017 USA Toccoa Falls

The Teacher Education majors in Early Childhood, Middle Grades, Secondary and Music equip future servant leaders with knowledge of the diverse learners and the content they teach, skills in planning instruction, assessing, and managing, and character reflecting appropriate interaction with the school community, life-long learning and a calling as a Christian servant leader all from a Biblical world view for kingdom service. [+]

Is Teaching a Calling? In the Teacher Education Department at Toccoa Falls College, we believe that the profession of education truly IS a calling. In our program, you are equipped to be servant leaders in today’s classrooms – serving students, parents, colleagues, administrators and the community. Our aim is to prepare prospective teachers to serve in private, public and overseas school classrooms. Teacher Education Major Purpose & Outcome Goals The Teacher Education majors in Early Childhood, Middle Grades, Secondary and Music equip future servant leaders with knowledge of the diverse learners and the content they teach, skills in planning instruction, assessing, and managing, and character reflecting appropriate interaction with the school community, life-long learning and a calling as a Christian servant leader all from a Biblical world view for kingdom service. The Professional Teaching Objectives for these majors include the following: The candidate understand concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he/she teaches (IDEA 1) The candidate understands how learners grow and develop; recognizes patterns of learning and development, and identifies individual differences (IDEA 2) The candidate uses the understanding of all learners to design and implement differentiated learning experiences and create inclusive environments that enable learners to meet high standards (IDEA 4) The candidate plans instruction using a variety of instructional strategies and resources including technology to support rigorous learning goals, to develop deep understanding of content areas, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways (IDEA 4) The candidate understands how to connect concepts... [-]

B.S. in Counseling Psychology

Campus or Online Full time 126 hours September 2017 USA Toccoa Falls

A degree in Counseling Psychology prepares you for service within the community, the church and the family through the ministry of counseling. The Counseling Psychology Department combines the concepts of psychology and the skills of counseling within the principles of Scripture and then integrates them into practical application. The integration of one’s faith into the workplace is a challenge to all Christians, but especially for counselors who are sought out by those seeking personal changes. [+]

A degree in Counseling Psychology prepares you for service within the community, the church and the family through the ministry of counseling. The Counseling Psychology Department combines the concepts of psychology and the skills of counseling within the principles of Scripture and then integrates them into practical application. The integration of one’s faith into the workplace is a challenge to all Christians, but especially for counselors who are sought out by those seeking personal changes. As a student you will receive an academic preparation in foundational psychological and counseling concepts, intellectual preparation through advanced studies of theory and philosophy of persons and relationships, and professional preparation in counseling laboratory and practicum events. You are also encouraged to seek emotional wholeness and spiritual maturity, realizing healthy persons make better counselors. The Counseling faculty represents varied disciplines with combined years totaling 102 years of counseling and teaching experience in a variety of settings. The disciplines include a Counseling Psychologist, an Adventure-Based Counselor, a Pastoral Counselor and two Licensed Professional Counselors, one of whom specializes in Human Sexuality and Gender Identity issues. Their broad spectrum of expertise will afford you the ideal training for future ministry in any counseling context. General Education – 69 hours Bible & Theology – 30 hours BIB 213 Hermeneutics BSF 103 Foundations of Spiritual Formation NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament NTE ___ New Testament Elective OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament OTE ___ Old Testament Elective SYT 303 Introduction to Theology 3 hours Theology Elective... [-]

B.S. in Music with a Worship Arts Concentration Outcome Goals

Campus Full time 126 hours September 2017 USA Toccoa Falls

The Music major with a Worship Arts Concentration is designed to prepare students for careers in the area of church music ministries. The courses within the concentration focus especially on new and current trends and methodologies in contemporary Christian praise and worship leadership. Skills are developed through contemporary instrumental methods courses and participation in contemporary music ensembles. [+]

The Music major with a Worship Arts Concentration is designed to prepare students for careers in the area of church music ministries. The courses within the concentration focus especially on new and current trends and methodologies in contemporary Christian praise and worship leadership. Skills are developed through contemporary instrumental methods courses and participation in contemporary music ensembles. The learning objectives for this program include the following: Gaining factual knowledge in the areas of music history repertory and music theory (IDEA 1) Developing skills, competencies, and points of view needed by professionals—in the areas of Aural Skills, analysis, technology, piano/keyboard, composition, improvisation, performance and skills needed for leadership positions in contemporary Christian music and worship ministries (IDEA 4) Gaining a broad understanding, appreciation or intellectual/cultural activity—The successful student will demonstrate the ability to synthesize knowledge in the area of general music and an increased understanding and appreciation for various forms and styles of music (IDEA 7) Developing a clearer understanding of, and commitment to, personal Biblical values reflecting God’s call on his or her life for service in a general music-related career (IDEA 10) [-]

B.S. in Sport Management

Campus or Online Full time 126 hours September 2017 USA Toccoa Falls

The sport management major prepares learners for a leadership role within the ever-growing world of sports. Behind the players and the games, there are managers, accountants, marketing managers, sales people, operations managers, and coaches needed to organize and operate sport organizations. [+]

The sport management major prepares learners for a leadership role within the ever-growing world of sports. Behind the players and the games, there are managers, accountants, marketing managers, sales people, operations managers, and coaches needed to organize and operate sport organizations. Taught from a biblical perspective–integrating faith and practice–courses equip learners with knowledge of the best current practices in business and sport management, skills that are essential in the marketplace, and biblical character development opportunities to become Christian servant leaders with strong ethical and moral standards to manage and market sport organizations, media, events, and facilities. Top 5 Reasons To Major In Sport Management: Become an agent for a professional athlete It goes beyond the player & the game Intern with professional sport organizations National coaching certificate included upon graduation Boasting a 100% graduation rate (working in the sport industry within six months of graduation) Curriculum and Course Titles Organization & administration of sport Sport Law & Ethics Sport Financial Management First Aid, CPR & Life Fitness Prevention & Care of Injuries Coaching Techniques Event & Facility Management in Sport & Entertainment Sport General Education – 69 hours Bible & Theology – 30 hours BIB 213 Hermeneutics BSF 103 Foundations of Spiritual Formation NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament NTE ___ New Testament Elective OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament OTE ___ Old Testament Elective THE 303 Introduction to Theology 3 hours Theology Elective 6 hours of Bible/Theology Electives from any BIB, BMI, GRK 333, 343, HEB 223,... [-]

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