Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies + Master of Divinity (International Church Planting/2+2)

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.

Degree Highlights

  • 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.

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Degree Requirements

Old Testament I*OTS 11133
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 Ethics PHI 33133
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

* 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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