Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (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)
POLS 2301 American National Government
Select 3 additional credit hours from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

6

POLS 2301 - American National Government
and select 3 additional credit hours from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

48

Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Major

30

ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 4312 - History of Free Market Thought

PHIL 2301 - Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 4303 - Ethics

POLS 3313 - Internship in Political Science (S-L)

POLS 4302 - Comparative Government

POLS 4310 - Fundamentals of International Relations (S-L)

Choose two of the following:

LED 3307 - A Christian Worldview of Business, Politics, and the Law

LED 4301 - Introduction to Leadership

LED 4308 - Great Leaders in History

PHIL 3303 - Philosophy of Religion

POLS 2303 - Statistics for the Social Sciences

POLS 4305 - American Political Tradition

POLS 4306 - Religion and Politics in the United States

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

Electives

Upper-Level*

*will require 21 hours if POLS 2303 is chosen in the major.

18

Lower or Upper-Level

24

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 Exception: Inverted Degree Program).

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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