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. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

course

credit hours (AS)

Developing a Christian Mind

DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

English

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

and

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Foreign Language

8

SPAN 1401 - Elementary Spanish I

SPAN 1402 - Elementary Spanish II

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 2302 - World Civilization II

Mathematics

6

[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]

Choose one:

MATH 1301 - Math for Liberal Arts

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Required:

MATH 2301 - Elementary Probability and Statistics

Natural Science

19

BIOL 1409 - Microbiology for Nursing

or

BIOL 3409 - Microbiology

BIOL 2305 - Introduction to Nutrition (S-L)*

or

BIOL 4305 - Nutrition

and

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.

Religion

6

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

Social Science

15

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

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED**

70

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.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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