Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies + Master of Divinity (Education)

Texas Baptist College

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies + Master of Divinity (Education)

The biblical foundation you need to serve, wherever God calls you to minister.

This accelerated degree program is structured to pair training in biblical and theological studies with advanced education for service in educational ministry.

Degree Highlights

  • 154 hours
  • Complete undergraduate and graduate degrees in 5 years

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies (BACS) combines theological education with the history of Western thought in order to develop the intellectual and spiritual maturity of every graduate. The degree prepares students to serve God and others in whatever chosen vocation, including Christian ministries, through worldview development and biblical studies.

This BACS couples well with the MDiv in the Jack D. Terry School of Educational Ministries. This MDiv provides comprehensive preparation for students to lead, teach, disciple, and counsel in a broad range of Christian ministry opportunities, especially in local churches.

Student Testimonial

Degree Requirements

Old Testament I*OTS 1133
Old Testament II*OTS 11233
New Testament I*NTS 21133
New Testament II*NTS 21233
Biblical TheologyBIB 11733
Systematic Theology I*THE 30333
Greek IGRK 11033
Greek IIGRK 12033
English IENG 11133
English IIENG 12133
Natural ScienceNAS 42033
Critical Thinking & WorldviewREA 11533
Introduction to Christian PhilosophyPHI 41133
Introduction to Christian EthicsSOS 41133
Introduction to Missions*MIS 20133
Evangelism*EVA 22133
Spiritual FormationBIB 10133
Any Two of the Following Great Books:6
- Great Books of Early Western CivilizationIDE 1103
- Great Books of Late AntiquityIDE 1213
- Great Books of Middle Ages & RenaissanceIDE 2173
- Great Books of the EnlightenmentIDE 3103
- Great Books of the 19th CenturyIDE 3203
- Great Books of the 20th CenturyIDE 3233

Total Hours

* These courses, taken at the undergraduate level, are those that count toward Advanced Standing in the MACE degree. Students must pass Advanced Standing Exams for these courses.

** These courses are common both to the BACS and the MACE and taken at the graduate level satisfy the requirements for both degrees.

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