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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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Regent University
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Programs Offered:
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Kaplan University
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs Offered:
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  • BS in Liberal Studies

 
Grand Canyon University
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Colorado Technical University Online
A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
Programs Offered:
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South University

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs Offered:
  • Doctor of Ministry

 
South College

At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career. 

Programs Offered:
  • CERT Public Admin for CMJ Professionals

 
Judson University

Judson University School of Leadership and Business Adult and Graduate Programs

Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Arts

 
Florida Tech

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Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

 
Brenau University

Brenau Adult and Graduate Studies: Designed with You in Mind

Programs Offered:
  • Early Childhood Education (A.A.)
  • Liberal Studies (A.A.)

 
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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