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Course Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Christian Ministries

Degree Requirements Credit Hours
Professional Studies Credit Hours - 3
PRST 3301 Lifelong Learning (S-L)
English Credit Hours - 9
ENGL 1301, 1302, and 2301 or 2302
Fine Art Credit Hours - 3
FINE 1306
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 (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) 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
POLS 2301 and an additional 3 credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
Total General Studies Hours Semester Hours - 39-49
Electives Credit Hours - 41-51
Courses transferred, ACE approved military and/or corporate training, etc.
Christian Ministries Major Credit Hours - 30
Core Requirements for all Christian Ministries Majors (18 hours)
CHST 3309 Spiritual Formation for Christian Ministry
PHIL 2301 Introduction to Philosophy or RELI 3301 Christian Ethics
RELI 2304 Christian Doctrine
RELI 3305 Principles of Biblical Interpretation
RELI 3383 History of Christianity
RELI 4345 Christianity in a Pluralistic World

Major Elective Requirements (12 hours)
Choose from 3 concentrations or 12 general religion hours

  • Depending on the student's vocational interest, a variety of concentrations are available and may be added to the core requirements to complete a major. Examples are listed below.
  • If a student does not select one of the examples listed, they may use a minimum of 12 religion-related hours, not including RELI 1301 and RELI 1302, to complete their major elective requirements.
  • Major elective hours may be satisfied by transfer, courses taken in the classroom at DBU, or in a combination.


Business/Management (12 hours)
ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting
MANA 3301 Principles of Management (S-L)
MRKT 3301 Principles of Marketing
3 Hours Business - TBD
Christian Leadership (12 hours)
CHST 3372 Church Administration
MANA 3301 Principles of Management (S-L)
MANA 4322 Servant Leadership
3 Hours Leadership - TBD
Educational Ministry (12 hours)
CHST 3301 Survey of Christian Education
CHST 3372 Church Administration
CHST 4301 Teaching Ministry of the Church
Select from one of the following courses:
CHST 4306 Children's Ministry in the Church
CHST 4307 Youth Ministry in the Church
CHST 4308 Adult Ministry in the Church

Major elective hours may be satisfied by transfer, courses taken in the classroom at DBU or in a combination.

Total Credit Hours Required - Minimum 120
Degree Requirements Credit Hours


Other Requirements
  • 1 Minimum of 42 upper-level credit hours. (Exception: Inverted Degree Program)
  • 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 Minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate.
  • 6 Satisfactory completion of all requirements on official degree plan.

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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