B.A.S. in Christian Ministries/M.A. in Christian Ministry
Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program
The B.A.S. in Christian Ministries/M.A. in Christian Ministry, an accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degree program jointly sponsored by the College of Professional Studies and the Graduate School of Ministry, is designed to prepare students to serve in a variety of church and church-related vocational contexts including church staff positions, para-church ministries, and denominational service. The accelerated degree will provide students a seamless interface between undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through Christ-centered, quality higher education, students will focus on the theological, biblical, historical, and practical dimensions of Christian ministry for the 21st Century.
|Degree Requirements||Credit Hours|
|Undergraduate Requirements - B.A.S.||B.A.S.|
|Professional Studies||Credit Hours - 3|
|PRST 3301 Lifelong Learning (S-L) (required for all Professional Studies students)|
|English||Credit Hours - 9|
|ENGL 1301, 1302, and 2301 or 2302|
|Fine Arts||Credit Hours - 3|
|History||Credit Hours - 6|
|HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302|
|Kinesiology||Credit 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||Credit 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)||Credit Hours - 3-4|
|One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics|
|Religion||Credit 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)||Credit Hours - 6|
Social Science elective.
|Total General Studies Requirements - 39-49||39-49|
|B.A.S. in Christian Ministries|
|Christian Ministries Courses|
|Required Undergraduate Courses||Credit 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||Credit Hours - 41-51|
|Total Undergraduate Hours - 114||114|
|Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses||Credit Hours - 6|
|THEO 5313 Applied Hermeneutics
WORS 6303 Spiritual Formation and Worship
|Total Undergraduate with Shared Hours Required - 120||120|
|Remaining Graduate Requirements|
|M.A. in Christian Ministry Requirements|
|Core Courses||Credit Hours - 18|
|DISC 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership
GSOM 6310 Ministry Mentorship (S-L)
MACM 5301 Foundations of Christian Ministry
MACM 6309 Shepherding in the 21st Century
THEO 6305 Christian History and Heritage
THEO 6306 Systematic Theology
|*M.A. in Christian Ministry Concentration||Credit Hours - 12|
|Students may choose any M.A. in Christian Ministry concentration except the Chaplaincy Ministry Concentration.
(*See M.A. in Christian Ministry degree plan for information.)
|Total Additional Graduate Hours Required - 30||30|
|Total Credit Hours Required for Accelerated Degree - 150||150|
|Degree Requirements||Credit 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.