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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

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
General Studies Requirements A.C.S.
Developing A Christian Mind   3
  DCM 2301  
English
6
  ENG 1301 and 1302
Fine Arts
3
  FINE 1306
Foundations for Excellence
0-1
  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).
History
6
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology
0-2
  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 
Mathematics
3-4
  MATH 1301 or 1303 or 1307 or 1405
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)  
3-4
  One laboratory science selected from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
Religion
6
  RELI 1301 and 1302
Social Science  
6
 

POLS 2301 American National Government required for all students.

Select an additional course from the following disciplines not already listed in the Christian Studies core course requirements:
ECON, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI

Total General Studies Requirements 36-41
Christian Studies Core Courses
30
 

CHST 3301 Introduction to Religious Education
CHST 3309 Spiritual Formation for Christian Ministry
CHST 4302 Practicum in Religious Education I

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 The Educational Ministry of the Church
RELI 3372  Church Administration
Select one of the following:
CHST 3304 Religion and Older Persons
CHST 4306 Children’s Ministry in the Church
CHST 4307 Youth 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:

MANA 3301 Principles of Management
MANA 4322 Servant Leadership
RELI 3372  Church Administration

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
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 4306 Church Music/Worship Administration


Total Credit Hours Required
66-71

 

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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