The Core Courses (usually 40 credit hours) are equivalent to the first two and one-half years of the M.Div. program minus the languages. This leaves 20 credit hours for a major emphasis, which can be taken concurrently with or after the completion of the core courses, depending upon the distinctive requirements of the program and availability of classes. The course of study will vary with each degree program. Each student will have a specialized course of study developed under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Refer to the curriculum chart for core courses.