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    Jun 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Programs by Degree

Majors, Minors, and Concentrations 

The major represents the primary area of academic emphasis. With the exception of the Bachelor of General Studies degree, majors are required in all academic programs. Academic majors have a maximum of 42 semester hours except for those majors affected by accreditation standards (i.e. education, music, nursing) or professional competency expectations (i.e. art, business, theatre). A minor is a secondary area of emphasis outside the major, and minors are required of all students whose majors have 42 hours or less. Students who complete a double major may use the second major in the place of a minor. A concentration is an area of emphasis within a major. academic programs. The number of hours required in majors, minors, and concentrations vary, and specific requirements are listed by school and department.

The Bachelor of General Studies degree requires either one 36-hour or two 18-hour emphasis areas. The emphasis areas within the Bachelor of General Studies degree are also called concentrations and courses may be taken from any major, minor, or departmental concentration except for education, nursing, and supervisory management. No minor is required for this degree.


Undergraduate Degrees

William Carey University offers seven undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), and Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.). All degrees require the successful completion of at least 120-128 hours.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree is required for a major in art (with a concentration in art or art education), English, history, religion, Spanish, or speech communication and theatre. With the exception of biology, health related professions, and nursing, the B.A. may be earned for any other major, specifically including communication and music.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Degree is the required degree for art majors concentrating in painting, graphic design, or combined studio.

Bachelor of General Studies

Degree may be earned by any student, particularly a nontraditional student, who wants one or two areas of concentration.

Bachelor of Music

Degree may be earned only by contemporary Christian worship, music education, music therapy, and performance majors.

Bachelor of Science

Degree is required for a major in biology (including pre-professional curricula) and health related professions (including medical technology). The B.S. may be earned in business administration, chemistry, Christian ministry, communication, criminal justice, elementary education, health administration and education, gerontology, health information management, intercultural studies, mathematics, physical education, psychology, and social science.

Bachelor of Science in Business

Degree may be earned only by business administration and cross cultural business management majors.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Degree may be earned only by nursing majors.


Other Programs