B.A.S. in Christian Ministries/M.A. in Children's Ministry
Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program
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.
|Degree Requirements||Semester Hours|
|Undergraduate Requirements - B.A.S.||B.A.S.|
|Professional Studies||Semester Hours - 3|
|PRST 3301 Lifelong Learning (S-L) (required for all Professional Studies students)|
|English||Semester Hours - 9|
|ENGL 1301, 1302, and 2301 or 2302|
|Fine Arts||Semester Hours - 3|
|History||Semester Hours - 6|
|HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302|
|Kinesiology||Semester Hours - 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||Semester Hours - 3-4|
|MATH 1301 or 1303 or 1304 or 1307 or 1308 or 1405 [Math Advising Tool (eMAT) 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)||Semester Hours - 3-4|
|One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics|
|Religion||Semester Hours - 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)||Semester Hours - 6|
|POLS 2301 American National Government required for all students.
Social Science elective.
|Total General Studies Requirements - 39-49||39-49|
|B.A.S. in Christian Ministries|
|Christian Ministries Courses|
|Required Undergraduate Courses||Semester Hours - 24|
|CHST 3372 Church Administration
CHST 4301 Teaching Ministry of the Church
PHIL 2301 Introduction to Philosophy
RELI 2304 Christian Doctrine
RELI 3305 Principles of Biblical Interpretation
RELI 4345 Christianity in a Pluralistic World
Complete two additional upper-level Religion (RELI) courses.
|Electives||Semester Hours - 41-51|
|Total Undergraduate Hours - 114||114|
|Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses||Semester Hours - 6|
|MAWL 6303 Spiritual Formation and Worship
THEO 5313 Applied Hermeneutics
|Total Undergraduate with Shared Hours Required - 120||120|
|Remaining Graduate Requirements|
|M.A. in Children’s Ministry Requirements|
|Core Courses||Semester Hours - 12|
|MACE 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership
THEO 6305 Christian History and Heritage
THEO 6306 Systematic Theology
GSOM 6310 Ministry Mentorship (S-L)
|M.A. in Children’s Ministry Program Courses||Semester Hours - 18|
|MACH 6311 Early Childhood Ministry
MACH 6312 Ministry with Children
MACH 6351 Children and the Christian Faith*
MACH 6352 Advanced Childhood Ministry* (S-L)
Select two of the following:
MACH 6315 Ministry to Children with Special Needs
MACH 6350 Ministry in Church Weekday Educational Ministry
MACH 6353 Ministry to Families
MACH 6354 Research: Faith Formation** (S-L)
*Prerequisites MACH 6311 and MACH 6312
**Prerequisites MACH 6311, MACH 6312, MACH 6351, MAFM 6353
|Total Additional Graduate Hours Required - 30||30|
|Total Credit Hours Required for Accelerated Degree - 150||150|
|Degree Requirements||Semester Hours|
Note: Church Membership Requirement (for Admission into the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, Ph.D. in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, 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.
Students must successfully complete PRST 3301 within the first term.
Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University
DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.
Students are required to take the Major Field Test (MFT) as part of MANA 4320, Strategies and Problems. Students will prepare for the exam through completion of the coursework of MANA 4320.
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.