Associate of Biblical Studies (A.B.S.)
Dallas Baptist University
Dallas Baptist University's Associate of Biblical Studies degree has been created to provide students with a theological base for leadership, teaching and ministry. The courses in this program will prepare graduates with a solid Biblical foundation for services in volunteer or bi-vocational ministry.
Students that wish to be eligible to enter the Associate of Biblical Studies program will need to maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in all courses taken. Students will expand their basic knowledge through these classes that are a part of the program: English, Computer Science, Fine Arts and Social Science. Students are also required to complete 33 credits for the Biblical Studies Concentration, some examples of classes that students may choose from are among the following Spiritual Formation for Christian Ministry, History of Christianity, The Wisdom Literature, The Early Life and Letters of Paul and The General Epistles.
Graduates of the program should be able to :
- Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision making.
- Be able to show competency in general education subjects.
- Exhibit knowledge and understand God's word.
- Explain the Biblical teaching of major Christian doctrines.
- Be able to communicate the Bible clearly to others.
After completion of the courses students must meet several criteria to be eligible to graduate.
- Students will need to maintain the minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.0 in order to graduate.
- Students are required to meet the requirements for a prescribed degree curriculum and be recommended by the Associate Degree Department for graduation.
- Students are required to participate in the graduation program of the university, unless prior approval is obtained form the Registrar.
- Complete one-half of the Chapel credits required for a bachelor's degree candidate.
- Complete the required course hours for the specific degree.
Degree Level: Associate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Decatur Baptist College opened its doors in 1898 as the first two-year, institution of higher education in Texas, with a focus on liberal arts. As the name suggests, the school was located in Decatur, and thrived there for many years until the Dallas Baptist Association suggested a moved to Dallas. The campus made the move and corresponding name change in 1965, setting up shop southwest of the state capital. Other campuses have since popped up in Plano, Hurst ad Mansfield. Just five years later, it expanded its programming, offering four-year degrees. Almost 100 years after its inception, in 1985, the school’s name officially changed to what we know it as today; Dallas Baptist University.
DBU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from seven schools, including Business, Christian Faith, Education, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Math, and Professional Studies. Many programs are offered online for those already in the workforce, and distance learning opens up the school’s ministry to students from afar. As with most school’s today, Dallas Baptist University has many options in online courses, weekend college, dual and accelerated degree programs—a plethora of ways to make quality education, with a strong Christian foundation, more available to the masses.
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