Purpose of the Major Focus
Explore the flexibility you can experience as you customize your degree program with the addition of a Major Focus, or a mix of as many as three courses from the Major Focus courses offered. The optional Major Focus in your degree
program can replace three courses in the Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry curriculums. It may also replace three courses in the Fast Track Combined B.A. and M.A. program. If you add these to the two elective
courses shown on the degree program concentration pages, or select two more from a Major Focus, you will have created a personalized degree program which is ideal for your educational and ministry goals and objectives. The degree
award certificate will also display the Major Focus.
In addition to the option of being allowed to select one or two electives for the combo B.A./M.A., M.A., M.Div., and Doctor of Ministry from the electives list, the optional Major Focus concept is a dramatic move to offer students a greater diversity in their degree programs and allow personal creativity, application, and specialization which has not been previously available. You are allowed to select the three courses you want in the Major Focus and the textbook(s) you want for each of the courses in the Major focus from the textbook list in each course.
Major Focus Criteria
Because the Concentrations, curriculums, electives, and Major Focus courses are available in the Online Resource Room, the curriculums for each of these degree programs can be customized by you at any time. The criteria are:
Major Focus Subjects
The Atlantic Coast Mission is to provide you with the courses, technology, and academic support to ensure that you obtain the specific knowledge, skills, and credentials to maximize your potential for the demands of the 21st Century.