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 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.

Christian Studies Major Requirements
Course Title Course Number Hours
Hermeneutics BIB 1233 3
World Religions SOS 2103 3
Baptist History & Heritage HIS 2213 3
Church History I CHH 2113 3
Church History II CHH 2123 3
Introduction to Christian Apologetics PHI 1203 3
Hebrew I HBR 1103 3
Hebrew II HBR 1203 3
OT/NT/THE Advanced Topic OTS 1203/NTS 2203/THE 3203 15 (5 Courses)
Chapel CHP 1000 (6 Semesters)
  Total 39
Texas Baptist College Core Requirements
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
Systematic Theology II THE 4033 3
Systematic Theology III THE 4043 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 Ethics SOS 3313 3
Introduction to Christian Philosophy PHI 4113 3
Introduction to Missions MIS 2013 3
Evangelism EVA 2213 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  
  Total 63
     
Electives   18
  Degree Total 120