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A. Credit: A semester credit is typically 35 hours of engaged time.
B. BA Major: Normally 32 to 44 credits taken in courses in one area or related areas of study.
C. BA Independently Designed Major: Normally 32 to 44 credits constituted by courses from a range of academic disciplines.
D. BA General Studies Major: Constituted as the successful completion of 36 approved credits of which no more than three courses may be applied to the General Education requirement.
E. BA Sans Major: Constituted as the successful completion of two minors in lieu of a traditional major. Only one of the minors may be independently designed.
F. BS Major: Normally 45 to 60 credits taken in courses in one area or related areas of study.
G. BS Independently Designed Major: Normally 45 to 60 credits constituted by courses from a range of academic disciplines.
H. BBA degree: 52 credits in the business core and 20 to 24 credits in a specific business concentration.
I. BFA Major: a professional degree in the fine arts, consisting of up to but not exceeding 80 credits taken in courses in one area or related areas of study as recognized by relevant accrediting agencies.
J. Emphasis: An intentional subset of a major consisting of 12 to 19 credits.
K. Minor: 20 to 24 credits taken in one area or in related areas of study.
L. Independently Designed Minor: 20 to 24 credits constituted by courses from a range of academic disciplines.
M. Endorsement: An approved course of study that is added to an education major.
N. General education: A part of the curriculum outside one’s major and/or minors that ensures an undergraduate education encompassing a broad range of topics, skills and values reflecting Concordia’s mission and purpose.
O. Certificate: A set of courses of at least 12 credits that does not typically fulfill graduation requirements for a major, minor, or emphasis.
P. Church certification: A course of study that leads to certification for commissioned ministries in The Lutheran Church– Missouri Synod.
Q. Licensure Program: A course of study that leads to professional licensure.
R. Prospectus: An abbreviated syllabus, a brief proposal for a newly developed course.
S. Syllabus: A cognitive map or blueprint for a course. Among other things, it includes the learning goals for the course, the means by which the goals are to be achieved, and the assessment procedures for measuring student achievement.
T. Term: Number of weeks as defined by federal financial aid regulations (15 weeks as of 2017).

Last modified: March 15, 2018