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Christian Ministries (BAS)

This Professional Studies Degree is designed to meet the special demands of adult learners.



credit hours (bAS)

Professional Studies
PRST 2301 - Lifelong Learning (S-L)




ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I


ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Arts
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts




Choose two:

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.



Choose one:

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 I

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

plus 6 additional RELI hours

  • If 30-59 total hours are transferred at the time of initial enrollment at DBU, 3 of the additional RELI hours will be waived.

  • If 60 or more total hours are transferred at the time of initial enrollment at DBU, 6 of the additional RELI hours will be waived. 

Social Science


POLS 2301 - American National Government


an additional three credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.



Christian Ministries Major


CHST 3301 - Survey of Christian Education

CHST 3309 - Spiritual Formation for Christian Ministry

CHST 3372 - Church Administration

CHST 4301 - Teaching Ministry of the Church

PHIL 2301 - Introduction to Philosophy

RELI 3304 - Christian Doctrine

RELI 3305 - Principles of Biblical Interpretation

RELI 4345 - Christianity in a Pluralistic World

Select ONE History:

RELI 4371 - American Church History

RELI 4372 - Baptist History

RELI 4383 - History of Christianity (AGP-eligible)

Choose one course in Christian Studies/Religion from the following options:

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

CHST 4306 – Children’s Ministry in the Church

CHST 4307 – Student Ministry in the Church

CHST 4308 – Adult Ministry in the Church

CHST 4310 – Small Group Ministry Design and Practice

CHST 4312 – Biblical Servant Leadership

RELI 3306 – Proclamation of Biblical Truth

RELI 3311 – The Pentateuch

RELI 3329 – The Historical Books

RELI 3336 – The Wisdom Literature

RELI 3347 – The Major Prophets

RELI 3362 – The Minor Prophets

RELI 3371 – Pastoral Ministries

RELI 3386 – Practicum in Personal Evangelism

RELI 3387 – Practicum in Discipleship

RELI 4307 – The Gospels

RELI 4321 – The Early Life and Letters of Paul

RELI 4322 – The Later Life and Letters of Paul

RELI 4336 – The General Epistles

RELI 4341 – Biblical Eschatology

RELI 4350 – Historical Theology

RELI 4360 – Special Topics in Theology and Religion

RELI 4374 – Christian Apologetics

RELI 4378 – Ministry Research and Writing Across Media (AGP-eligible)


Lower or Upper-Level


Total Credit Hours Required


*Inverted Option: Depending on the number of applicable transferred credit hours, a student may be able to use at least 24 technical/occupational credit hours or 24 credit hours in a specific field of study (e.g., credits earned from military transcripts and/or corporate training, etc.) as elective credits for an Inverted Degree. For accelerated students pursuing the inverted version of a program, 36 upper-level credit hours are not required. Minimum of 12 credit hours in major in residence at Dallas Baptist University, 9 credit hours of which must be upper-level. The final 6 undergraduate-level credit hours are fulfilled by the graduate-level "shared" courses. Students should coordinate with their academic advisor to determine if an inverted degree would be beneficial/applicable after all transcripts have been officially evaluated. 

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required, including 36 upper-level credit hours.

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.


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