Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies

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. The BACS degree also prepares students to complete graduate degrees at Southwestern Seminary (MDiv, Adv. Standing; Adv. MDiv, MACE) with an 18-credit hour reduction.

 

Course Title Course Number Hours
Historical Perspectives HIS 1013 3
World Religions HIS 2103 3
Baptist History & Heritage HIS 2213 3
Meaning, Vocation, and Flourishing IDE 1053 3
Great Ideas of the Ancient World IDE 1153 3
Great Ideas of the Medieval World IDE 2153 3
Great Ideas of the Renaissance World IDE 2163 3
Great Ideas of the Modern World IDE 3153 3
Critical Thinking and Worldview REA 1153 3
Natural Science NAS 4203 3
Contemporary Social Issues SOS 4113 3
Introduction to Academic Writing ENG 1113 3
Academic Writing II ENG 1213 3
Greek, Latin, or Hebrew I GRK, LTN, or HBR 1103 3
Greek, Latin, or Hebrew II GRK, LTN, or HBR 1203 3
Greek, Latin, or Hebrew III1 GRK, LTN, or HBR 2103 3
Greek, Latin, or Hebrew IV1 GRK, LTN, or HBR 2203 3
Bible Study Methods BIB 1113 3
Virtues of Godly Character BIB 1123 3
Disciple-Making BIB 2213 3
Introduction to Apologetics PHI 1203 3
Old Testament Survey I OTS 1113 3
Old Testament Survey II OTS 1123 3
New Testament Survey I NTS 2113 3
New Testament Survey II NTS 2123 3
Systematic Theology I THE 3033 3
Systematic Theology II THE 4033 3
Systematic Theology III THE 4043 3
OT/NT/THE Advanced Study OTS 1203/NTS 2203/
THE 3203
15 (5 semesters)
Introduction to Missions MIS 2013 3
International Mission Trip MIS 3201 1
Personal Evangelism EVA 2201 1
Chapel CHP 1000 (6 semesters)
Free Electives or Concentration   18
Christian Studies Portfolio BIB 4390 0
  Total 122
1Students may complete four semesters of one language or two semesters of two different languages.