Texas Baptist College
Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies + Master of Divinity (International Church Planting/2+2)
Engage the world with the Gospel, through ministry or the marketplace.
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 Intercultural Studies (BAICS) at Texas Baptist College (TBC) aims to prepare its graduates for effective Kingdom ministry all over the world. Specifically, this degree trains TBC graduates to successfully traverse worldwide cultural and religious borders for effective Christian witness in ministry or the international marketplace. Students study topics such as ethnography, worldview, cross-cultural communication, cultural anthropology, and world religions. They further learn the necessary skills to speak a foreign language of their choice and acquire core business knowledge. 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.
“Hands down, the best thing about this school has been the community! After just one semester, I already feel so connected here. I’ve developed lasting friendships with other students and I’ve built relationships with professors who not only know my name, they care deeply about me as a person and as a sister in Christ.”
BA in Intercultural Studies
|COURSE TITLE||COURSE NUMBER||HOURS|
|Old Testament I*||OTS 1113||3|
|Old Testament II*||OTS 1123||3|
|New Testament I*||NTS 2113||3|
|New Testament II*||NTS 2123||3|
|Biblical Theology||BIB 1173||3|
|Systematic Theology I*||THE 3033||3|
|Greek I||GRK 1103||3|
|Greek II||GRK 1203||3|
|English I||ENG 1113||3|
|English II||ENG 1213||3|
|Natural Science||NAS 4203||3|
|Critical Thinking & Worldview||REA 1153||3|
|Introduction to Christian Philosophy||PHI 4113||3|
|Introduction to Christian Ethics||PHI 3313||3|
|Introduction to Missions*||MIS 2013||3|
|Spiritual Formation||BIB 1013||3|
|Any Two of the Following Great Books:||6|
|- Great Books of Early Western Civilization||IDE 1103|
|- Great Books of Late Antiquity||IDE 1213|
|- Great Books of Middle Ages & Renaissance||IDE 2173|
|- Great Books of the Enlightenment||IDE 3103|
|- Great Books of the 19th Century||IDE 3203|
|- Great Books of the 20th Century||IDE 3233|
* 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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