Completion Requirements

To qualify for graduation from The College at Mid-America, each student seeking the bachelor of arts in Christian studies degree must satisfy the general requirements for graduation as set forth in the Catalog.

General Education Requirements

Students seeking the bachelor of arts in Christian studies are required to complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of general education courses that includes courses in each of the following three areas: the humanities or fine arts, the social or behavioral sciences, and the natural sciences or mathematics. General education courses may be transferred from another postsecondary institution or they may be completed within the required course structure of the bachelor of arts in Christian studies degree.


Introduction to Research and Writing 3 hours
Introduction to Literature (Pure Humanities) 3 hours
World History 1 3 hours
World History 2 3 hours
Music Appreciation 3 hours
Introduction to Christian Ministries 3 hours
Introduction to Philosophy 3 hours
Leadership Development 3 hours
Introduction to Biology 3 hours
Introduction to Computing 3 hours
Applied Mathematics 3 hours
General Education Goals

The goals of the general education core are to help the student acquire broad-based knowledge in the areas of:

  1. Humanities or Fine Arts: To evaluate and critique the influence of artistic techniques and expression on culture and society.
  2. Social or Behavioral Sciences: To identify and analyze data, perspectives, trends, concepts or issues pertaining to human social function and experience.
  3. Natural Sciences or Mathematics: To examine issues related to the natural sciences from an evidence-based perspective and use in applied contexts.

Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies (BACS) Degree

Course Requirements

Each student pursuing the bachelor of arts in Christian studies degree must complete the 120 semester hours of courses specified in the Degree Audit Worksheet, including 105 semester hours of required core courses and 15 semester hours of electives.

Minor Courses

Students in the bachelor of arts in Christian studies degree must complete their major and minor courses within the Christian studies course offerings.