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Christian Studies

Course Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts/Science in Christian Studies

Degree Requirements B.A. B.S.
Developing A Christian Mind Semester Hours - 3
DCM 2301
English (B.A.) Semester Hours - 12 (B.S.) Semester Hours - 9
ENGL 1301, 1302, and 2301 and/or 2302
Fine Arts Semester Hours - 3
FINE 1306
Foreign Language (B.A.) Semester Hours - 6-14* (B.S.) Semester Hours - 0
*Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence Semester Hours - 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 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
(B.A.) MATH 130113031307, or 1405
(B.S.) MATH 13031307, 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) (B.A.) Semester Hours - 3-4 (B.S.) Semester Hours - 15
One laboratory science (B.A.) or 15 credit hours of laboratory science (B.S.) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
Religion Semester Hours - 6-9
RELI 1301, 1302, and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only) Semester Hours - 6
POLS 2301 and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
Total General Studies Hours (B.A.) Semester Hours - 48-64 (B.S.) Semester Hours - 51-58
Christian Studies Core Courses Semester Hours - 21
CHST 3301 Survey of Christian Education
CHST 3309 Spiritual Formation for Christian Ministry
CHST 4302 Practicum in Christian Studies (S-L)
RELI 2304 Christian Doctrine
RELI 3305 Principles of Biblical Interpretation
RELI 4371 American Church History

Select one of the following:
CHST 4306 Children's Ministry in the Church
CHST 4307 Youth Ministry in the Church
CHST 4308 Adult Ministry in the Church
Select one of the four areas of concentration: Semester Hours - 7-12
Educational Ministry (9 hours)
CHST 3372 Church Administration
CHST 4301 Teaching Ministry of the Church
PSYC 3301 Educational Psychology
Christian Leadership (9 hours)
CHST 3372 Church Administration
MANA 3301 Principles of Management (S-L)
MANA 4322 Servant Leadership
Sports Ministry (12 hours)
KNES 2305 Coaching Today's Athlete (S-L)
KNES 3301 Sports Ethics
KNES 3310 Recreation Leadership
KNES 4302 Organization and Administration of Kinesiology and Athletic Programs
Music Ministry (7 hours)
MUSI 2207 Introduction to Church Music/Worship
MUSI 3270 Church Music and Worship Administration
MUSI 4305 Congregational Song
Electives (B.A.) Semester Hours - 23-44 (B.S.) Semester Hours - 29-41
Sufficient to complete 120-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level credit hours.
Total Credit Hours Required - Minimum 120
Degree Requirements Semester Hours Semester Hours


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

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


Minor in Christian Studies

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 institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

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


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