Program Overview

Dallas Baptist University's Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biblical Studies degree has been created to provide students with the knowledge and skills they will need to practice leadership, teaching, and ministry. Students who are interested in this program typically have a passion to help others in their community in a religious context. The courses in this program will provide a foundation for students to preach and educate in several different fields: pastorate, evangelism, youth, missions, or church planting. Currently this program is available to be completed online.

Students will need to complete the 126 credit hours necessary for the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies degree. The following are the Biblical Studies core courses that students at Dallas Baptist University are required to take:

  • Spiritual Formation for Christian Ministry
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Principles of Biblical Interpretation
  • Christianity in a Pluralistic World
  • Systematic Theology
  • Practicum in Religion
  • History of Christianity
  • Philosophy of Religion

Graduates will have obtained the knowledge for each book of the Bible and be able to demonstrate their knowledge of them. This includes major events such as Creation, the flood, and the Church. Graduates will also be able to identify key individuals role in the Bible, and be able to interpret and defend the Bible in a consistent way.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    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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