Biblical Studies Degree Requirements

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Computer Science
  COSC 1301
Developing A Christian Mind         3
  DCM 2301  
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301, and 2302
Fine Arts  
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language  
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence
  FOUN 1101 is required of all first year and transfer students with fewer than 15 semester 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 [eMAT Advising Tool required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite].
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
  One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
  RELI 1301, 1302, and six additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment.  
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

POLS 2301 American National Government required for all students. 

PHIL 2301  Introduction to Philosophy

Biblical Studies Core Courses

CHST 3309Spiritual Formation for Christian    Ministry
RELI 2304       Christian Doctrine
RELI 3305Principles of Biblical Interpretation
RELI 4345        Christianity in a Pluralistic World

RELI 4350        Systematic Theology
RELI 3382Practicum in Religion (S-L)
RELI 3383      History of Christianity
PHIL 3303Philosophy of Religion

  Sufficient to complete 126-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level semester hours.  
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED                                              126


An additional concentration in Applied Ministry is also available through Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs for qualifying undergraduate students:

  • BA Biblical Studies (Applied Ministry)/MA in Christian Ministry
  • BA in Biblical Studies (Applied Ministry)/MA in Theological Studies

For degree plan requirements, refer to the Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs section in this catalog.

Minor Requirements

Minor in Biblical Studies

A minor in Biblical studies is designed to provide the student adequate exposure to and training in the discipline of Biblical studies. In order to complete a minor in Biblical studies the student must take the following courses:


RELI 1301   Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302   New Testament Survey

RELI 2304   Christian Doctrine

RELI 3305   Principles of Biblical Interpretation

RELI 4350   Systematic Theology

Choose one of the following:

RELI 3311  The Pentateuch

RELI 3329  The Historical Books

RELI 3336  The Wisdom Literature

RELI 3347  The Major Prophets

RELI 3362  The Minor Prophets

Choose one of the following:

RELI 4307  The Gospels

RELI 4321  The Early Life and Letters of Paul

RELI 4322  The Later Life and Letters of Paul

RELI 4336  The General Epistles


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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Accelerated Dual Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program:

BA/BS Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/MA in Christian Education

BA/BS Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/MA in Christian Education: Childhood Ministry

BA/BS Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/MA in Christian Education: Student


BA/BS Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/MA in Christian Ministry

BA/BS Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/MA in Global Leadership

BA/BS Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/MA in Worship Leadership


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