Interdisciplinary Studies (BAS)

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (bAS)

Professional Studies
PRST 3301 - Lifelong Learning (S-L)

3

English

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Arts
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

History

6

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

Kinesiology

2

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.

Mathematics

3

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 

4

Religion

12

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 (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

6

POLS 2301 - American National Government

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

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

48

Interdisciplinary Studies Major 

30

Two options are available to students majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies:

Interdisciplinary Studies:

The student completes two 15-hour concentrations at DBU. (Twelve (12) hours of each concentration must be upper-level.)* See concentration options below.

Interdisciplinary Studies – Inverted:

Inverted Degree Program students have the option of using transferred technical/occupational semester hours for one of their two 15-hour concentrations. In that case, the 12-hour upper-level requirement is waived for the concentration for which the technical/occupational hours are used. The student then finishes the major by completing a minimum of 15 credit hours (at least 12 upper-level) in the classroom at DBU in the second concentration. If an Inverted student chooses not to utilize technical/occupational hours for one concentration, then each concentration must include a minimum of 12 upper-level hours.* See concentration options below.

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

*EDUC 4315 Introduction to Designing Instruction is required for any student selecting a concentration in Education.

Accounting

18 hours

ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting

ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting

ACCT - 3 Hours UL

ACCT - 3 Hours UL

ACCT - 3 Hours UL

ACCT - 3 Hours UL

Art

15 hours

ART 3319 - Visual Communication

ART 4380 - The Arts and the Creative Process

ART - 3 Hours LL/UL

ART - 3 Hours UL

ART - 3 Hours UL

Biology

16 hours

BIOL - 4 Hours UL

BIOL - 4 Hours UL

BIOL - 4 Hours UL

4 Hours from the following:

BIOL 1405 - Modern Concepts in Biology I

BIOL 1406 - Modern Concepts in Biology II

Business Administration

15 hours

ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting

FINA 3301 - Corporate Financial Management

MANA 3301 - Principles of Management

MANA 3308 - Business and Public Law

MRKT 3301 - Principles of Marketing   

Christian Ministries

15 hours

CHST 3309 - Spiritual Formation Christian Ministries

RELI 2304 - Christian Doctrine

RELI 3305 - Principles of Biblical Interpretation

CHST, INCS, RELI - 3 Hours UL

CHST, INCS, RELI - 3 Hours UL

Communication

15 hours

COMA - 3 Hours LL/UL

COMA - 3 Hours UL

COMA - 3 Hours UL

COMA - 3 Hours UL

COMA - 3 Hours UL

Criminal Justice

15 hours

CRJS 1302 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRJS 4307 - Criminology

CRJS - 3 Hours UL

CRJS - 3 Hours UL

CRJS - 3 Hours UL

Education - EC-6

15 hours

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

12 Hours from the following: -

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management

EDUC 4318 - Pedagogy of Math

GSCI 4320 - Pedagogy of Science

MATH 3303* - Math Content I

READ 4302 - Scaffolding Literacy Instruction

READ 4335 - Pedagogy of Reading I

READ 4336 - Pedagogy of Reading II

READ 4338 - Pedagogy of Language Arts

SOST 4340 - Pedagogy of Social Studies

*Requires MATH 1303 requisite

Education - 4-8 Language Arts

15 hours

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

12 hours from the following:

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management

READ 4302 - Scaffolding Literacy Instruction

READ 4335 - Pedagogy of Reading I

READ 4336 - Pedagogy of Reading II

READ 4338 - Pedagogy of Language Arts

Education - 4-8 Math

15 hours

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management

EDUC 4318 - Pedagogy of Math

MATH 3303* - Content Math I

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area

*Requires MATH 1303 requisite

Education - 4-8 Science

15 hours

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management

GSCI 4320 - Pedagogy of Science

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area

Education - 7-12 English

16 hours

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management

EDUC 4436/L6 - Secondary Pedagogy of English

READ 4338 - Pedagogy of Language Arts

Education - 7-12 History

16 hours

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management

EDUC 4438/L8 - Secondary Pedagogy of History

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area

Education - 7-12 Life Science

16 hours

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages

EDUC 4315 - Intro to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management

EDUC 4439/L9 - Secondary Pedagogy of Biology

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area

Education - 7-12 Math

16 hours

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management

EDUC 4435/L5 - Secondary Pedagogy of Math with Lab

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area

Education - 7-12 Science

16 hours

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management

EDUC 4437/L7 - Secondary Pedagogy of Natural Science with Lab

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area

Education - 7-12 Speech Communication

15 hours

COMA 4324 - Pedagogy of Speech Communication

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area

Education - Kinesiology

15 hours

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

12 hours from the following:

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management

KNES 3303 - Anatomical Kinesiology and Orthopedic Injury

KNES 3326 - Motor Learning and Skill Development

KNES 3345 - Pedagogy of Kinesiology and Health

KNES 4301 - Exercise Physiology

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area

Education - Music

15 hours

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

MUSI 3311 - Elements of Music I

MUSI 3312 - Elements of Music II

MUSI 4301 - Instrumental Methods

3 Hours from the following:

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area

English

15 hours

ENGL 3301 - American Literature I

or

ENGL 3302 - American Literature II

ENGL 3305 - Advanced Written Communication

ENGL 3313 - British Literature I

or

ENGL 3314 - British Literature II

ENGL 4301 - Introduction to Linguistics

or

ENGL 4319 - Literary Theory

ENGL - 3 Hours LL/UL

Entrepreneurship

15 hours

ENTR 3301 - Principles of Entrepreneurship

ENTR - 3 Hrs. LL/UL

ENTR - 3 Hrs. UL

ENTR - 3 Hrs. UL

ENTR - 3 Hrs. UL

Finance

15 hours

FINA 3301 - Corporate Financial Management

FINA - 3 Hrs. LL/UL

FINA - 3 Hrs. UL

FINA - 3 Hrs. UL

FINA - 3 Hrs. UL

Health Care Management

15 hours

HCMG - 3 Hrs. LL/UL

HCMG - 3 Hrs. UL

HCMG - 3 Hrs. UL

HCMG - 3 Hrs. UL

MANA 3301 - Principles of Management

History

15 hours

HIST - 3 Hrs. LL/UL

HIST - 3 Hrs. UL

HIST - 3 Hrs. UL

HIST - 3 Hrs. UL

HIST - 3 Hrs. UL

Hospitality Management

15 hours

HOST 3301 - Managing in the Service Environment

HOST 3303 - Introduction to Hospitality Management

HOST 4320 - Hospital Industry Sales/Marketing

HOST 4340 - Advanced Lodging Management

MANA 3301 - Principles of Management

Kinesiology

15 hours

BIOL 2405 - Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 2406 - Anatomy and Physiology II

KNES - 3 Hrs. UL

KNES - 3 Hrs. UL

KNES - 3 Hrs. UL

Management

15 hours

MANA 3301 - Principles of Management

MANA - 3 Hrs. LL/UL

MANA - 3 Hrs. UL

MANA - 3 Hrs. UL

MANA - 3 Hrs. UL

Marketing

15 hours

MRKT 3301 - Principles of Marketing

MRKT - 3 Hrs. LL/UL

MRKT - 3 Hrs. UL

MRKT - 3 Hrs. UL

MRKT - 3 Hrs. UL

Political Science

15 hours

POLS - 3 Hrs. LL/UL

POLS - 3 Hrs. UL

POLS - 3 Hrs. UL

POLS - 3 Hrs. UL

POLS - 3 Hrs. UL

Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

15 hours

LED 4301 - Introduction to Leadership

PHIL 2301 - Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL, POLS - 3 Hrs. UL

PHIL, POLS - 3 Hrs. UL

PHIL, POLS - 3 Hrs. UL

Psychology

15 hours

PSYC 1301 - General Psychology

PSYC 4305 - Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

PSYC 4312 - Human Growth and Development

PSYC 4314 or - Counseling Theories and Techniques or

PSYC 4315 - Psychology of Personality

PSYC - 3 Hours UL

Sociology

15 hours

SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology

SOCI 3305 or - Internship in Sociology or

SOCI 4301 - Race and Ethnicity

SOCI 4303 - Social Psychology

SOCI - 3 Hrs. UL

SOCI - 3 Hrs. UL

Systems Technology and Information Management

15 hours

FINA 3301 - Corporate Financial Management

STIM 3301 - Information Systems for Management

STIM - 3 Hrs. UL

STIM - 3 Hrs. UL

STIM - 3 Hrs. UL

Technical-Occupational

15 hours

Transfer Course - 3 Hrs. LL/UL (Transfer)

Transfer Course - 3 Hrs. LL/UL (Transfer)

Transfer Course - 3 Hrs. LL/UL (Transfer)

Transfer Course - 3 Hrs. LL/UL (Transfer)

Transfer Course - 3 Hrs. LL/UL (Transfer)

Electives*

Courses transferred, ACE approved military and/or corporate training, etc.

Upper-Level

Lower or Upper-Level

15

27

* For Inverted Degree students, all elective hours can be either lower- or upper-level.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

120

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required, including 42 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.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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