General Studies Major Curriculum Proposal
Entrance into the General Studies program involves:
- Students counseling with their Academic Advisors and the Vice President of Academics.
- Students preparing a General Studies Major Curriculum Proposal prior to the beginning of their junior year. Instructions for preparing a General Studies Major Curriculum Proposal may be obtained from the Academic Office.
- Appointment of a General Studies Committee by the Vice President of Academics.
- Student interview with the General Studies Committee (if requested).
- Review and acceptance/rejection/modification of the General Studies Major Curriculum Proposal by the General Studies Committee.
- Formal acceptance of students into the General Studies program by the Vice President of Academics.
- Registrar files copies of the approved proposal in the student’s academic file and with the academic advisor.
- General Studies majors are 30 semester hours.
- The nature of the course of study determines if the student must complete the expanded 40-hour Bible & Theology core or the regular 30-hour curriculum.
- Courses included in the major/minor should be 3000-level or 4000-level courses. Exceptions should be limited and supported by adequate rationale.
- Students should identify the major/minor in the title of the proposal. E.g., “Proposal for a General Studies Major (Minor) with an Emphasis in __________.”
- Up to 15 semester hours may be earned at another institution. For courses taken elsewhere, students must attach a current course description and/or syllabus to the proposal. Courses are subject to normal transfer regulations.
- A maximum of 6 semester hours may be earned by independent study.