Associate of Christian Studies
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The Associate of Christian Studies program is designed to prepare students for effective leadership roles within the local church, particularly related to bi-vocational or volunteer ministry.

Course Requirements for the Associate of Christian Studies Degree

General Studies Requirements A.C.S.
Developing A Christian Mind   3
  DCM 2301  
  ENG 1301 and 1302
Fine Arts
  FINE 1306
Foundations for Excellence
  FOUN 1101 is required of those entering DBU with fewer than 15 credit hours (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count towards these 15 credit hours).
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
  KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived 
  MATH 1301 or 1303 or 1307 or 1405
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)  
  One laboratory science selected from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
  RELI 1301 and 1302
Social Science  

POLS 2301

Total General Studies Requirements 30-35
Christian Studies Core Courses

CHST 3301 Survey of Christian Education
CHST 3309 Spiritual Formation for Christian Ministry (S-L)
CHST 4302 Practicum in Christian Studies (S-L)

RELI 2304  Christian Doctrine

RELI 3305  Principles of Biblication Interpretation

Select six additional hours in Biblical studies or Christian studies

Select one of the four following concentrations:

Concentration in Education Ministry
If the student desires to prepare for a career in the education ministry of the church, his/her specific hours will be:

CHST 4301 Teaching Ministry of the Church
CHST 3372  Church Administration
Select one of the following:
CHST 4306 Children’s Ministry in the Church
CHST 4307 Youth Ministry in the Church

CHST 4308 Adult Ministry in the Church

Concentration in Christian Leadership
If the student desires to prepare for a career in Christian Leadership, his/her specific hours will be:
CHST 3372  Church Administration
MANA 3301 Principles of Management (S-L)
MANA 4322 Servant Leadership

Concentration in Sports Ministry
If the student desires to prepare for a career in Sports Ministry, his/her specific hours will be:

KNES 2305 Coaching Today’s Athlete (S-L)
KNES 3310 Recreational Leadership
KNES 3301 Sports Ethics
KNES 4302 Organization and Administration of Physical and Athletic Programs

Concentration in Music Ministry
If the student desires to prepare for a career in Music Ministry, his/her specific hours will be:

MUSI 3311 Pedagogy of Music Education

MUSI 4305 Congregational Song
MUSI 3270 Church Music/Worship Administration

And select a music elective.

Total Credit Hours Required


Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.


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