Specialty Area Requirements - 36 Hours
A student pursing this major will consult with a designated advisor in the Division of Adult Learning to design a major program of study that meets the requirements listed below. The completed program proposal will be submitted to the Christian Studies Committee (SOR Dean and DAL Director) for review and final approval. The student will be admitted to the major after the proposal has been approved.
The specialty area must meet the following criteria:
•The major must include a minimum of 36 hours.
•The student must select nine credit hours from four separate disciplines chosen from the list below.
•At least 18 hours of the major must be in upper division (300 and 400 level) courses.
•The student must achieve a minimum major GPA of 2.0 to graduate.
•A minimum of 120 hours are required for graduation. The student must take enough general electives to fill the remaining hours required for graduation.
•Courses designated as general education or religion core requirements will not count toward the major, even if the student did not take the course(s) to meet general core or religion core.
The student may choose courses from any four of the following disciplines: Bible / Christian Education / Christian Leadership / Church History / Intercultural Studies / Pastoral Ministry / Theology
If the student has coursework or an interest in a discipline not listed above, he/she may petition the Christian Studies Committee to include it as one of the four major disciplines.