Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program: B.A.S. in Christian Ministries/M.A. in Children's Ministry

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The Accelerated B.A.S. in Christian Ministries/M.A. in Children's Ministry degree plan is designed to equip and transform students to be servant leaders with the knowledge and skills for future employment and leadership opportunities within the local church. The accelerated program is for individuals who may be inspired to continue their educational journey to a master's degree while pursuing an undergraduate degree because it will prepare them more thoroughly for ministry opportunities and is more cost effective to do so.

Note: Church Membership Requirement (for Admission to Master’s Ministry Degrees and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture. Click here to download form.


DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
B.A.S.
English
9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, and 2301 or 2302  
Fine Arts
3
  FINE 1306
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 1304 or 1307 or 1308 or 1405 (eMAT Advising Tool is 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
  One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
Religion
6-12
  RELI 1301 and 1302. (If hours transferred at time of initial enrollment at DBU do not equal 60 or more hours, additional religion hours will be required.)
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
6
 
POLS 2301 American National Government required for all students. Social Science elective.  
General Studies Requirements
36-44
Professional Studies Requirements
 
PRST 3301 Lifelong Learning (S-L) (required for all Professional Studies students)
3
PRST Requirements
3
Christian Ministries Courses:
Required Undergraduate Courses (21 hours)
21
 
CHST 4301 Teaching Ministry of the Church
   
PHIL 2301 Introduction to Philosophy
or
RELI 3301 Christian Ethics
   
RELI 2304 Christian Doctrine
RELI 3305 Principles of Biblical Interpretation
CHST 3372 Church Administration
RELI 3383 History of Christianity
RELI 4345 Christianity in a Pluralistic World
Shared Hours with Graduate Core (12 hours)
12
 
MAWL 6303 Spiritual Formation and Worship
THEO 5313 Applied Hermeneutics
THEO 6306 Systematic Theology
Choose one from THEO 5317, 6311, 6312, 6313, 6314, or 6315
Electives – Lower Level
19-27
Electives – Upper Level
18-21

Other Undergraduate Requirements:

  1. Minimum of 42 upper-level credit hours.
  2. Minimum of 12 credit hours in major in residence at Dallas Baptist University, 9 credit hours of which must be upper-level.
  3. Minimum of 30 credit hours in residence at DBU.
  4. Completion of 30 of the last 36 credit hours in residence at Dallas Baptist University. Students must receive approval of the registrar prior to taking courses at any other college or university.
  5. Satisfactory completion of all requirements on official degree plan.
Additional Graduate Core Requirements
6
 
MACE 6301 Introduction to Christian Education
MACE 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership
Graduate Children's Ministry Course Requirements
(24 hours)
24
 
MACH 6311 Early Childhood Ministry
MACH 6312 Ministry with Children
MACH 6350 Ministry in Church Weekday Educational Ministry
MAFM 6353 Ministry to Families
MACH 6351 Children and the Christian Faith
MACH 6352 Advanced Childhood Ministry (S-L)
   
MACE 6310 Ministry Practicum (S-L)
or
MACH 6354 Research: Faith Formation in Childhood (S-L)
Childhood Ministry Elective (3 hours)
3
 
MACH 6315 Ministry to Children with Special Needs
MACE 6322 Introduction to Christian Counseling
MAPD 5350 World Views: Human Beliefs/Human Actions (S-L)
MACE 6309 Developing Lay Leaders in the Church
MACM 5301 Foundations of Christian Ministry
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
150

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