Texas Baptist College
Bachelor of Arts in Humanities + Master of Divinity (Missions)
The biblical foundation you need to serve, wherever God calls you around the world
This accelerated degree program is structured to pair training in intellectual and spiritual maturity with ministerial education for cross-cultural missions.
- 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 Texas Baptist College offers education for life—that is, for living the truly human life; the life of virtue, of purpose, and of properly ordered desires and longings made possible by Jesus (John 10:10). This degree embarks on an exploration of worldview questions and ideas of the classical and Christian liberal arts tradition aimed at shaping students into persons who flourish in whichever vocational context to which they may be called.
The BAH couples well with the MDiv, which prepares students for the broadest range of Christian ministries. Students in the Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions may use elective hours to pursue a concentration listed below or they may simply use their free electives to complete Fish School electives in keeping with their ministry goals and academic interests.
Meet Your Faculty
“I benefited greatly from attending a theologically strong Baptist liberal arts university, and I am thrilled by the opportunity to lead students in the engagement of faith and learning. I was impressed by the vision the administration has for TBC, and I am excited to be a part of this Christ-centered, Scripture-driven, and student-focused community.”
Assistant Professor of History
|Old Testament I*
|Old Testament II*
|New Testament I*
|New Testament II*
|Systematic Theology I*
|Critical Thinking & Worldview
|Introduction to Christian Philosophy
|Introduction to Missions*
|Any Two of the Following Great Books:
|- Great Books of Early Western Civilization
|- Great Books of Late Antiquity
|- Great Books of Middle Ages & Renaissance
|- Great Books of the Enlightenment
|- Great Books of the 19th Century
|- Great Books of the 20th Century
* These courses, taken at the undergraduate level, are those that count toward Advanced Standing in the MDiv degree. Students must pass Advanced Standing Exams for these courses.
** These courses are common both to the BAH and the MDiv in the Fish School of Evangelism and Missions and taken at the graduate level satisfy the requirements for both degrees.
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