Associate of Science
The Associate of Science degree program is designed to prepare students with a strong foundation in the biological sciences. It provides students with a strong liberal arts and science education that will prepare them for acceptance into professional schools of nursing, allied health, and other programs.
credit hours (AS)
Developing a Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind
ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I
ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II
ENGL 2301 - World Literature I
ENGL 2302 - World Literature II
Foundations for Excellence
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.)
HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865
HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865
HIST 2302 - World Civilization II
MATH 1301 - Math for Liberal Arts
MATH 1303 - College Algebra
MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 2301 - Elementary Probability and Statistics
BIOL 1409 - Microbiology for Nursing
BIOL 3409 - Microbiology
BIOL 2305 - Introduction to Nutrition (S-L)*
BIOL 4305 - Nutrition
BIOL 2405 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2406 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM 1401 - General Chemistry I
*A service-learning component is required for BIOL 2305 for all students pursuing an Associate of Science degree.
RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey
RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey
POLS 2301 - American National Government
POLS 2302 - State and Local Governments
PSYC 1301 - General Psychology
PSYC 4316 - Human Growth and Development
SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology
General Studies Electives
Option I - Foreign Language
SPAN 1401 - Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 1402 - Elementary Spanish II
Option II - Communication/Fine Arts
COMA 1302 - Speech/Interpersonal Communication
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED**
If Option I is chosen:
If Option II is chosen:
Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University: DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.
Total Baylor hours if pursuing Baylor University’s BS in Nursing: 66 Additional admission requirements from Baylor must be met for transfer acceptance to Louise Herrington School of Nursing.
**Prescribed DBU General Studies courses are included in this specialized degree plan.
(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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