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B.A.
B.S.
Developing A Christian Mind       3       3
  DCM 2301    
English
12
9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 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 toward 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, 1303, 1307, or 1405
(B.S.) MATH 1303, 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)
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
6-9
6-9
  RELI 1301, 1302, and three additional semester hours depending on semester 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
Total General Studies Hours
48-64
51-58
Criminal Justice Major
30
30
For those students who have not attended college and taken criminal justice core courses, or who have not attended a certified Texas Law Enforcement Academy; requirements include:
 

CRJS 1301Crime in America
CRJS 1302Introduction to Criminal Justice (S-L)
CRJS 2304Fundamentals of Criminal Law
CRJS 2305The Courts and Criminal Procedure

CRJS 4301Ethics in Law Enforcement

CRJS 4303Organization and Administration

CRJS 4307Criminology

CRJS 4312Research Methods

  plus an additional 6 upper-level semester hours in criminal justice, political science, psychology, or sociology.
Electives
22-42
32-39
  Sufficient to complete 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level semester hours
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
120
120

 

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

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

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

 

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