Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Christian Ministries degree from Dallas Baptist University is available to be completed online. This program will prepare students with the knowledge they will need to have a fulfilling career in a professional leadership setting. The program does offer three concentration areas that the student may choose from: Business/Management, Christian Leadership, or Educational Ministry. Regardless of the concentration that the student chooses these core courses are required for the completion of the degree:

  • Spiritual Formation for Christian Ministry
  • Introduction to Philosophy or Christian Ethics
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Principles of Biblical Interpretation
  • History of Christianity
  • Christianity in a Pluralistic World

Graduates will have obtained the knowledge and skills and be able to demonstrate the following:

  • For each book of the Bible demonstrate knowledge and be able to discuss events, such as Creation, the Flood, and the Church.
  • Be able to identify key individuals role in the Bible.
  • Be able to interpret and defend the Bible in a consistent way.
  • Develop a biblical philosophy of ministry.

Graduates will have several different organizations that may interest them as to where they want to be employed. Some will seek employment in Churches, Religious Organizations, Schools, Medical Facilities, or Community Organizations. Some potential job titles that graduates may encounter include but are not limited to: a Teacher, Youth pastor, Missionary, Children's Ministries Worker, Evangelist, Church Administrator or Pastor.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Other Requirements
    Minimum of 42 upper-level credit hours. (Exception: Inverted Degree Program)
    Minimum of 12 credit hours in major in residence at Dallas Baptist University, 9 credit hours of which must be upper-level.
    Minimum of 32 credit hours in residence at DBU.
    Completion of 30 of the last 36 credit hours in residence at Dallas Baptist University. Students must receive approval of the registrar prior to taking courses at any other college or university.
    Minimum of 126 credit hours to graduate.
    Satisfactory completion of all requirements on official degree plan.

    School Overview

    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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