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Religious and Theological Studies Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The religious and theological studies College or School will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The school will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.

Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, most institutions do not allow you to officially declare your major until your sophmore year so that you experience a broad range of courses that will help you choose the most appropriate major.

Some universities and colleges in the US ask you to list a major choice on your application for admission. If you are interested in a major that requires a lot of classes, or classes that are limited to students in that major you may have to declare earlier than usual. As well, for some majors you will need to take specific courses (pre-requisites) during your first year before you can even be considered eligible for upper level courses. Some religious and theological studies majors have limited enrollment so in fact you may even be required to apply to get the major you want, including attending an interview or writing an essay.

Associate degree programs can also have majors, for example Associate in Arts (AA) in Christian studies. Diploma and certificate programs don't have majors as such; they carry a designation (for instance certificate in Bible Studies) which is more specific than a general degree title. Usually, the field of study at the community college level is career-focused to the point where students do not take "elective" courses as they do for bachelor's degrees. Hence the designation of the diploma or certificate effectively stands in for the "major."

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Grand Canyon University
Prepare for your mission - earn your bachelor's or master's degree in theology online with Grand Canyon University.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Divinity
  • B.A. in Christian Studies
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Ohio Christian University
Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Arts in Ministry - Practical Theology
  • Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry - Biblical Studies
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Liberty University

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Programs Offered:
  • Ed.D. in Christian Leadership
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  • M.Div: Homiletics
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Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Arts in Global Service

 
Saint Joseph's University

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person).

Programs Offered:
  • BS in Liberal Studies - Professional Studies Track
  • BS in Liberal Studies - Autism Studies Track

 
Argosy University

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

Programs Offered:
  • Liberal Arts (BA)

 
Saint Marys University of Minnesota

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs

At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Arts in Special Education
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  • Master of Arts in International Development
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California University of Pennsylvania

Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017

Programs Offered:
  • Liberal Studies (Associate of Arts) - Online
  • Liberal Studies (Bachelor of Arts) - Online

 
Rutgers University

Founded in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher learning.

Programs Offered:
  • Online Master of Information

 
Pacific Oaks College
Pursue your education at Pacific Oaks College.
Programs Offered:
  • B.A. Human Development
  • M.A. Human Development

 
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