Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
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Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated B.A. Humanities + M.A. Humanities degr

Accelerated B.A. Humanities + M.A. Humanities

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Wayland Baptist University’s accelerated programs allow high-achieving, motivated students the opportunity to combine undergraduate and graduate coursework in an academically rigorous yet efficient, cost-effective program of study. The School of Languages & Literature accelerated programs reduce time in school through an integrated curriculum that avoids duplicated courses, maximizing academic coursework and experiential learning opportunities. Each program, undergraduate and graduate, maintains distinctive requirements students must meet to participate in the accelerated program. Undergraduate students must apply and be admitted to an accelerated program.

The B.A. Humanities + M.A. Humanities is an accelerated 148-hour program.

  • Full-time students transition from bachelor-level coursework to master-level coursework in years three to four and complete both degrees simultaneously in years five years
  • Graduate coursework taken as a student of advanced standing cross-lists on the baccalaureate degree plan. No more than 12 hours can be cross-listed, though graduate courses can be taken concurrently if needed in the last term of the B.A. Humanities for financial aid.
  • Cross-listed courses in the major are 12 hours from the following:
    • HUMA 5300 - The Humanities and Interdisciplinary Thought  (3 hours)
    • 5000-level (3 hours) in student’s chosen specialization for their M.A. (English, Philosophy, Christian Studies, or History) Note: History specialists must select HIST 5301 - Historical Methods  
    • 5000-level from (6 hours): Christian Studies, English, Film, Fine Arts, History, Music, Philosophy, and/or Spanish (Students should not take more than 3 hours in any one area, and should not take their specialization).
  • In their fifth year, students will take their specialization (additional 15 hours) in English, Christian Studies, Philosophy, or History, as well as HUMA 5301 - Humanities Portfolio  (3 hours) in place of HUMA 4100 - Advanced Humanities Seminar  (taken at the end of program). (Students who choose not to complete the accelerated degree program will be required to complete HUMA 4100 .)

To remain in good standing for accelerated program:

  • Student must make “C” or better in all major coursework in the B.A. degree
  • Student must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA in first sixty hours of B.A. degree
  • Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA in last sixty hours of B.A. degree
  • Student must earn “B” or better in cross-listed graduate courses

B.A. Humanities

Humanities - 36 hrs

M.A. Humanities

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