Texas Baptist College
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies + Master of Divinity (International Church Planting/2+2)
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 ministry in cross-cultural contexts.
- 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 M.Div. which prepares students for the broadest range of Christian ministries. Fish School students 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.
“My favorite thing about TBC is the people. I love how diverse the people here are in their cultures and personalities. I have created lifelong friends not only with the students but also with the professors.”
BA in Christian Studies
|Old Testament I*
|Old Testament II*
|New Testament I*
|New Testament II*
|Systematic Theology I*
|Critical Thinking & Worldview
|Introduction to Christian Philosophy
|Introduction to Christian Ethics
|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 BACS 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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