Christian Studies Degree Requirements

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B.A.
B.S.
Computer Science
3
3
  COSC 1301
Developing a Christian Mind
3
3
  DCM 2301    
English
12
9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, and 2301 and/or 2302
Fine Arts
3
3
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language
6-14*
0
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence
0-1
0-1
  FOUN 1101 is required of all first year and transfer students 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
6
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology
0-2
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
3-4
 

(B.A.) MATH 1301 or 1303 or 1307 or 1405
(B.S.) MATH 1303 or 1307 or 1405

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Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
3-4
15
  One laboratory science (B.A.) or 15 semester hours of laboratory science (B.S.) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
Religion
6-12
6-12
  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)
6
6
  POLS 2301 American National Government required for all students.  An additional 3 credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
Christian Studies Core Courses
24
24
 

CHST 3301Survey of Christian Education
CHST 3309Spiritual Formation for Christian
Ministry

RELI 2304 Christian Doctrine
CHST 4302Practicum in Christian Studies (S-L)

RELI 3305Principles of Biblical Interpretation

   
 

The student will have the opportunity of selecting one of four areas of concentration:

   
  Concentration in Educational Ministry:     
  CHST 3372Church Administration
CHST 4301Teaching Ministry of the Church
Plus one of the following:
CHST 3304Religion and Older Persons
CHST 4306Children's Ministry in the Church
CHST 4307Youth Ministry in the Church
   
  Concentration in Christian Leadership:    
  CHST 3372  Church Administration
MANA 3301Principles of Management (S-L)
MANA 4322Servant Leadership
   
  Concentration in Sports Ministry:    
  KNES 2305Coaching Today's Athlete
KNES 3310Recreation Leadership
KNES 3301Sports Ethics
KNES 4302Organization and Administration of Kinesiology and Athletic Programs
   
  Concentration in Music Ministry:    
 

MUSI 4305Hymnology
MUSI 4306Church Music/Worship Administration

MUSI 4307   Music in Worship

   
Electives 26-45 32-42
  Sufficient to complete 126-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level semester hours.    

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED                                126            126


An additional concentration in Applied Ministry
is also available through the Accelerated Dual BA/BS Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/MA in Christian Education degree.  Please refer to that degree plan for a description of the Applied Ministry concentration and other course requirements for the 5-year degree.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

 

Minor Requirements

A minor in Christian studies is designed to provide the student adequate exposure to and training in the discipline of Christian studies. In order to complete a minor in Christian studies, the student must take CHST 3301, CHST 3309, CHST 4301, CHST 4302, RELI 2304, and RELI 3305.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0 (comprised of transfer and DBU hours). 

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Majors in the
College of
Christian Faith:

Biblical Studies

Camp/Sport Ministry
Christian Studies
Philosophy

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

Ministry

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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