Candidates for the Bachelor of Religious Studies degrees already have earned or plan to earn a substantial amount of college credit from another institution. While at Central, almost all of a BRS student’s classes will be in Bible and ministry. BRS students may also add a minor and/or certificate to their degree.
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A candidate for the Bachelor of Religious Studies-Missional Occupations develops an approved major at another institution along with the Bible major at Central. Central provides the missional focus through Bible/ministry courses to accompany the occupational training received elsewhere. This option is available for students who have already completed a career certificate elsewhere or plan to utilize Dual Enrollment while at Central. Students receiving the BRS are challenged to utilize a career for kingdom service.
The BRS-Missional Occupations degree can be developed with a professional major earned at another accredited college within a career certificate, an associate degree, or a bachelor's degree.
Students study at Central for three years in addition to a career certificate in a professional vocation from another college. The career certificate may either be transferred from elsewhere before enrolling at Central, or through Dual Enrollment with Moberly Area Community College (MACC). Completing the BRS requirements takes three more years if the vocational certificate is already completed, or four years total for a Dual Enrollment student.
Students study at Central for two years in addition to an associate degree in a professional vocation from another college. The associate degree may either be transferred from elsewhere before enrolling at Central, or through Dual Enrollment with MACC. Completing the BRS requirements takes two more years if the vocational associate degree is already completed, or four years total for a Dual Enrollment student.
Students may combine their education at Central with a bachelor’s degree from another college. Completing the BRS requirements takes a total of five years at the two institutions. In order to prepare the student to transfer elsewhere (or utilize Dual Enrollment at two institutions), the College must approve the course of study within the student’s first year of enrollment at Central.