The five-year integrated program allows you to complete both the Bachelor of Arts and the Master of Arts degrees in Theology & Religious Studies (TRS) in a compressed five-year time frame rather than the traditional six years. TRS majors may apply for admission to the M.A. program in fall of their junior year. Once accepted, they may begin graduate coursework while completing the bachelor's degree.
The B.A. degree requires 120 credit hours while the M.A. requires 30 credit hours. Normally students complete six graduate credits during the senior year, six credits in the summer between the fourth and fifth years, and 18 credits in the fifth year.
The sample course schedule incorporates all the courses required for the JCU Undergraduate Core Curriculum, the TRS B.A and M.A. degrees, and cognate courses recommended for students who want to establish a solid background for advanced studies in the field. Consult your academic advisor to tailor your own schedule to meet your particular needs and interests.