The program of General Studies comprises those learning experiences common to all students at Dallas Baptist University. They are completed for the most part in the student’s freshman and sophomore years.

The General Studies requirements are designed to develop the basic understanding and skills needed by broadly educated men and women in a democratic society. They involve a concern for the student’s intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and physical growth.

These courses are listed at the 1000 and 2000 level except in the Religion Department. If a student’s degree plan requires more than six hours of religion, then upper-level religion, Christian Studies, and Intercultural Studies classes will be allowed to satisfy this General Studies requirement.

The following chart outlines the specific General Studies requirements for each of DBU’s bachelor’s degrees. All requirements are to be met from 1000 and 2000 level courses with the possible exception of religion. Students must also complete the required number of Chapel attendances. Each discipline may specify the courses listed within the discipline that may be used to satisfy the General Studies requirements. Students should carefully study the General Studies requirements for the degree they plan to pursue. Students interested in pursuing teacher certification should refer to the College of Education section of this catalog for specific General Studies requirements.

General Studies Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees

(1000 and 2000 level courses)

gen req1
gen req2

gen req3+

gen req4+

NOTE: Chapel is a required part of the educational experience, except for students 25 years of age or older as of the first class day of the first enrolled semester at DBU.

Refer to the appropriate major under the Academic Program section of this catalog for specific General Studies and course requirements.


 ba req


bs reqs


bba reqs

These are only suggested plans and may be rearranged to fit the student’s needs. Each student should consult his/her advisor for detailed information regarding degree plans and curriculum requirements.