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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 3301 - 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


Core Requirements for all PRST Christian Ministries Majors: (18 hours)

CHST 3309 - Spiritual Formation for Christian Ministry

PHIL 2301 - Introduction to Philosophy

RELI 2304 - Christian Doctrine

RELI 3305 - Principles of Biblical Interpretation

RELI 3383 - History of Christianity


RELI 4371 - American Church History

RELI 4345 - Christianity in a Pluralistic World

Major Elective Requirements (12 hours): Choose from 3 concentrations or 12 general religion hours.

  • Depending on the student's vocational interest, a variety of concentrations are available and may be added to the core requirements to complete a major. Examples are listed below

  • If a student does not select one of the examples listed, they may use a minimum of 12 religion-related hours, not including RELI 1301 and RELI 1302, to complete their major elective requirements.

  • Major elective hours may be satisfied by transfer, courses taken in the classroom at DBU, or in a combination.

Minimum of 12 credit hours in major in residence at Dallas Baptist University, 9 credit hours of which must be upper-level.

Business/Management (12 hours)

ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting

MANA 3301 - Principles of Management (S-L)

MRKT 3301 - Principles of Marketing

3 UL Hrs. Business - TBD

Christian Leadership (12 hours)

CHST 3372 - Church Administration

MANA 3301 - Principles of Management (S-L)

CHST 4312 - Biblical Servant Leadership

3 UL Hrs. Leadership - TBD

Educational Ministry (12 hours)

CHST 3301 - Survey of Christian Education

CHST 3372 - Church Administration

CHST 4301 - Teaching Ministry of the Church

Choose from one of the following courses:

CHST 4306 - Children’s Ministry in the Church

CHST 4307 - Youth Ministry in the Church

CHST 4308 - Adult Ministry in the Church


Electives with Concentration in Business/Management

Lower or Upper-Level


Electives with Concentration in Christian Leadership, Educational Ministry, or 12 general religion hours (assuming all 12 hours are Upper-Level)

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.


DBU also offers Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program(s) for this degree available for qualifying undergraduate students. Refer to Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program Requirements for additional information.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.


Find course descriptions by category under the Undergraduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.