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Associate of Christian Studies

The Associate of Christian Studies program is designed to prepare students for effective leadership roles within the local church, particularly related to bi-vocational or volunteer ministry.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

course

credit hours (ACS)

Developing A Christian Mind

DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

English

6

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

Fine Arts

FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

Foundations for Excellence

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of those entering DBU with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

History

3

Choose one:

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

Kinesiology

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 requirements are waived

2

Mathematics

3

Choose one:

MATH 1301 - Math for Liberal Arts

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level course only)

One laboratory science selected from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics

4

Religion

6

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

Social Science

POLS 2301 - American National Government

3

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

34

Christian Studies Core Courses

30

CHST 3301 - Survey of Christian Education

CHST 3309 - Spiritual Formation for Christian Ministry

CHST 4302 - Practicum in Christian Studies (S-L)

RELI 3304 - Christian Doctrine

RELI 3305 - Principles of Biblical Interpretation

RELI 4383 - History of Christianity (AGP-eligible)

or

RELI 4371 - American Church History

or

RELI 4372 - Baptist 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 following 9-hour concentrations:

Concentration in Educational Ministry

If the student desires to prepare for a career in the education ministry of the church, his/her specific hours will be:

CHST 4301 - Teaching Ministry of the Church

CHST 3372 - Church Administration

CHST 4310 - Small Group Ministry Design and Practice

Concentration in Christian Leadership

If the student desires to prepare for a career in Christian Leadership, his/her specific hours will be:

CHST 3372 - Church Administration

CHST 4312 - Biblical Servant Leadership

MANA 3301 - Principles of Management (S-L)

Concentration in Music Ministry

If the student desires to prepare for a career in Music Ministry, his/her specific hours will be:

MUSI 2207 - Introduction to Church Music and Worship

MUSI 3270 - Church Music and Worship Administration

MUSI 3271 - Contemporary Worship and Technology

MUSI 4305 - Congregational Song

ELECTIVES

0

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

64

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.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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