The Three Year Accelerated Degree Program is designed to prepare students to seek Senior Status at major English institutions of higher learning. Having completed a Georgetown degree in three years, students may compete for positions that would allow them to receive a second degree after two additional years in England. Emphasizing upper-division and tutorial courses, the Three Year Accelerated Degree Program offers an ideal liberal arts experience. The program is highly competitive. Entrance to this program is granted after an application process separate from that of the regular college admissions process. Please contact the Director of Oxford Programs for more information about the nature of the degree and the application process.
A minimum of 57 semester hours in courses numbered 300 and above taken in at least four of the following disciplines: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Foreign Language (includes Classics), History, Math (includes Computer Science), Physics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology (includes Anthropology and Geography). A maximum of 18 upper-division hours may be earned in any one discipline. Two courses must be tutorial courses in two different disciplines. Any discipline in which the student earns 18 upper-division hours will be listed as an emphasis within the major.
A minimum of 57 semester hours in courses numbered 300 and above taken in Biology, Chemistry, Math (including Computer Science), or Physics as one disciplinary concentration and two more of the following disciplines: Art, Economics, English, Foreign Language (includes Classics), History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology (includes Anthropology and Geography). Up to 36 upper-division hours may be earned in Biology, Chemistry, Math (including Computer Science), or Physics. Another 24 upper-division hours are required outside the Math/Science concentration in two separate disciplines. Two courses must be tutorial courses in two different disciplines. Any discipline in which the student earns 18 upper-division hours will be listed as an emphasis within the major.
In the Joint BA/BTh Religion Degree Program, students would receive both a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion from Georgetown College and a Bachelor of Theology from Regentâ€™s Park College in the University of Oxford. Students in this program would spend three years at Georgetown and three years at Regentâ€™s Park College. This degree program has been specifically designed for students who intend to pursue a vocation in Christian ministry, but it would also serve those who are simply interested in first rate study of religion in its practical context.
Initial Admission to the Program: To enter this program, a student must submit (no later than January 5th of the second year at Georgetown College) an application to the Director of Oxford Programs, (a copy must be sent to the Academic Policy Committee as well). After a brief interview with the Director of Oxford Programs, religion faculty representative(s), and possibly others selected by the Oxford Programs Advisory Board, the student will receive written notification of acceptance or rejection within a week. Students must also be approved by the Academic Policy Committee. Minimum college GPA of 3.3 is required. If application is made prior to the freshmen year, an ACT score of 28 or higher on the English section is strongly recommended.
Continuation in the Program: Students must maintain an overall 3.3 GPA each semester after being granted admission to the program. They must also pass a second interview with Regentâ€™s Park College faculty members (or representatives endorsed by the Oxford Advisory Board) in the third year.
In all cases BA/BTh Religion Dual-Degree students must:
Up to 32 hours of the work completed at Regentâ€™s Park College will transfer as religion credit to complete the major in religion at Georgetown College. If a student chooses not to complete a full three years (or its hourly equivalent) at Regentâ€™s Park College in the University of Oxford, the balance of the required hours for the religion major and overall graduation hours could be completed at Georgetown College (such students would not be required to complete 30 of their last 36 hours at Georgetown College).