Majors and Specializations
Major refers to the student’s general field of study and consists of a minimum of 9 hours for an
Associate’s degree and a minimum of 30 hours for a Bachelor’s degree. Specialization refers to a related
specific sub-field of study within the major and consists of a minimum of 9 hours for an Associate’s
degree and a minimum of 18 hours for a Bachelor’s degree. All full-time students are to include at least
one course from the General Biblical Studies component of General Education Studies per semester
of enrollment until their requirement is satisfied. Part-time students are to include at least one course
from the General Biblical Studies component per 15 semester credit hours of enrollment at SAGU.
Secondary Majors/Specializations – General Requirements
All degree-seeking students must declare a primary major/specialization. The primary major/
specialization will serve as the principal basis for advising and course selection. Students may not use
courses in the primary major as substitutions for courses in a secondary major (or vice-versa) unless
it is for elective type courses. Programs where the major studies or specialization studies areas are left
open for elective-based credit do not qualify for secondary majors/specializations.