Christian Studies (BAAS)

Bible (BA) | Biblical Languages (BA) | Christian Education (BA) | Cross-Cultural Studies (BA)
Practical Theology (BA) | Youth Ministry (BA)

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Christian Studies

The School of Christian Studies offers a 36-hour major within the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree composed of a 24-hour core and a 12-hour concentration. This major may be a significant component in preparation for bi-vocational Christian ministry.

For more information about this program, contact Dr. Donnie Auvenshine ( or 325-649-8408).


Major Requirements: Christian Studies – 36 hours

Core (24 hours)

BIB 1303 – Introduction to Old Testament
BIB 1304 – Introduction to New Testament
CED 1100 – Introduction to the Ministry
BIB 3391 – Biblical Interpretation
CED 2321 – Survey of Christian Education
PTH 2331 – Communicative Preaching
CED 3200 – Supervised Ministry
PTH 4300 – Christian Doctrines
PTH 4331 – History of Christianity

Concentration (12 hours)

Select one of the following:
12 advanced hours of Bible
12 hours of Biblical Language (4 must be advanced)
12 advanced hours of Christian Education
12 advanced hours of Cross-Cultural Studies
12 advanced hours of Practical Theology
12 advanced hours of Youth Ministry
12 advanced hours Composite (chosen from all Christian Studies courses)

General Education Requirements: 42 Hours

Biblical Principles and Tools for Personal and Spiritual Wellness (11 hours)

GEN 1101 – University Seminar
BIB 1303 – Introduction to the Old Testament
BIB 1304 – Introduction to the New Testament
Wellness Course (ESS 1100 & 2 activity courses)
GEN 4100 – Senior Seminar

Communication in a Variety of Modes and Media (9 hours)

COM 1310 – Fundamentals of Human Communication
ENG 1311 – English Composition I
ENG 1312 – Composition II Writing

Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning (7 hours)

College Algebra (MAT 1332, MAT 1351 or higher)
Lab Science (4 hours)

Arts, Culture and Citizenship (15 hours)

Literature (2000 level English Literature)
History (3 hours)
POS 2311 – American Government
Social Science (Psychology, Sociology, History, or Political Science)
Fine Arts Appreciation Course

Optional Minor Area (18-24 hours)

Electives (18-43 hours)

Total Hours: 124