BAS in Christian Ministries/MA in Christian Counseling
The BAS in Christian Ministries/MA in Christian Counseling, an accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degree program jointly sponsored by the College of Christian Faith and the Graduate School of Ministry, is designed to prepare students to serve in a variety of church and church-related vocational contexts including church staff positions, para-church ministries, and denominational service. The accelerated degree will provide students a seamless interface between undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through Christ-centered, quality higher education, students will focus on the theological, biblical, historical, and practical dimensions of Christian ministry for the 21st century.
credit hours (BAS)
Professional Studies Requirement
ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I
ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II
ENGL 2301 - World Literature I
ENGL 2302 - World Literature II
HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865
HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865
HIST 2301 - World Civilization I
HIST 2302 - World Civilization II
KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living
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.
MATH 1301 - Math for Liberal Arts
MATH 1303 - College Algebra
MATH 1304 - Trigonometry
MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis
MATH 1308 - Calculus for Business Analysis
MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey
RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey
(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)
TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS
BAS in Christian Ministries
Christian Ministries Courses
Required Undergraduate Courses
Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses
MINS 5303 - Foundations of Spiritual Life
THEO 5313 - Applied Hermeneutics
Additional Upper-Level Electives Required*
TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED
A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required. Students must complete all Undergraduate hours and shared undergraduate/graduate hours prior to enrolling for remaining Graduate hours.
In order to satisfy the “Undergraduate only” portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.
As part of this accelerated degree plan, 6 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate credit hours required for all bachelor’s degrees.
REMAINING GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
credit hours (Ma)
MINS 5302 - Ministry Research and Writing Across Media
MA in Christian Counseling Program Courses
COUN 5312 - Counseling Theories and Techniques
COUN 5314 - Lifespan Human Development
MACC 6301 - Introduction to Christian Counseling
MACM 6304 - Victim Assistance Ministry Training
MAEML 5310 - Small Group Ministry Design and Practice
TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE
Note: Church Membership Requirement (for Admission into the Master’s Ministry Degrees, Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs, EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, and PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture.
Students must successfully complete PRST 3301 within the first term.
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Graduate School of Ministry Portfolio
Dallas Baptist University’s Ministry Degree Programs seek to provide an academic experience that enables all candidates to engage and impact Christian Ministries of the 21st century. The Portfolio is designed to be an individualized collection of documents that represent the candidate’s preparation for future ministry positions, demonstrating the candidate’s ongoing knowledge, skills, and ministry experiences.
The Graduate School of Ministry provides candidates the opportunity for self-reflection through the compilation of documents in an electronic Portfolio. Documents in the Portfolio may include Signature Assignments, Resume, and Philosophy of Ministry among others.
Throughout the program, the candidate will collect designated documents and upload them to the Portfolio within Blackboard. The Portfolio will be used to assess development as the candidate proceeds through their designated ministry program. It is the candidate’s responsibility to meet with their GSOM Program Director to discuss the Portfolio required documents prior to graduation.
Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.