Texas Baptist College
Bachelor of Arts in Humanities + 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 Humanities at 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 explores the questions and ideas of the classical and Christian liberal arts tradition to shape students into persons who flourish in whichever vocational context to which they may be called. Building on a core of courses in history, biblical studies, theology, and the great ideas of Western thought, Humanities majors are given the freedom to choose advanced courses that further prepare them for their unique pursuits. This degree 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.
“Everyone at TBC, from the baristas to the professors, showed an interest in my future and God’s plans for my life ever since my first tour. I have yet to hear of another college with such an involved and Christ-like staff.”
|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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