Liberal Studies

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.

For the BA in Liberal Studies Interdisciplinary Major

Fifty-seven hours required in courses numbered 300 and above taken in at least four of the following disciplines: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Modern and Classical Languages and Cultures (includes Classics), History, Math (includes Computer Science), Physics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology. A maximum of eighteen 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 eighteen upper division hours will be listed as an emphasis within the major.

For the BS in Liberal Studies Interdisciplinary Major

Fifty-seven hours required 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, Modern and Classical Languages and Cultures (includes Classics), History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology. Up to thirty-six upper-division hours may be earned in Biology, Chemistry, Math (including Computer Science), or Physics. Another twenty-four 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 eighteen upper-division hours will be listed as an emphasis within the major.

In all cases Three Year Accelerated Degree students must:

  1. Satisfy the Georgetown College Foundations and Core requirements as outlined under Foundations and Core Program in the Catalog with the following exceptions: a. Students must satisfy the English Composition requirement by completing ENG 112 (not ENG 115). b. Students may satisfy the Religious Studies Area of Inquiry requirement by completing ONE Biblical Studies course.
  2. Satisfy the NEXUS program requirement by completing six NEXUS credits per full-time semester enrolled at Georgetown College.
  3. Complete a minimum of 112 hours for graduation.

Year by Year Competency Requirements for both the BA and BS in Liberal Studies

  1. Year I
    1. Writing – Completion of English 112 with a grade of B or higher.
    2. Technology – Ability to use technology as needed in fields of study.
    3. Aptitude – Evidence of maturity and discipline required for study abroad.
    4. Minimum 3.00 GPA by end of the second semester in the program.
  2. Year I
    1. Students must pass their first tutorial by the end of their fourth semester in the program with a grade of B or higher.
    2. Oral Communication – Competence in public speaking as assessed by tutor(s) and other faculty (for students without prior experience in forensics or completion of a course in public speaking).
  3. Year III
    1. Fulfillment of competencies in senior level writing, oral communication, and technology.
    2. Pass second tutorial with a grade of B or higher.
    3. Minimum 3.25 GPA by end of the final semester in the program.

Oxford Programs BA/BTh Religion Dual Degree

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 Regent’s Park College in the University of Oxford. Students in this program would spend three years at Georgetown and three years at Regent’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 3.2 is required. If application is made prior to the freshman year, an ACT score of 28 or higher on the English section is strongly recommended.

Continuation in the Program: Students must maintain an overall 3.2 GPA each semester after being granted admission to the program. They must also pass a second interview with Regent’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:

  1. Have a minimum of 96 semester hours credited at Georgetown College. (Transfer students must take a minimum of 35% of their course work at Georgetown College).
  2. Satisfy the NEXUS program requirement by completing six NEXUS credits per full-time semester enrolled at Georgetown College.
  3. Satisfy the Georgetown College Foundations and Core requirements as outlined under Foundations and Core Program in the Catalog.
  4. Complete REL 260.
  5. Complete a minor, second major, or 15 hours of upper level electives in place of a minor.
  6. Take no more than six hours in religion above the Foundations and Core requirements and REL 260.
  7. Complete no less than 9 elective hours (unless the student is completing a double major).
  8. Complete a tutorial course no later than the spring semester of the second year with a grade of B or higher.
  9. Complete all BTh degree requirements at Regent’s Park College in the University of Oxford.

Up to 32 hours of the work completed at Regent’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 Regent’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).



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