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Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies (B.A.C.S.)

Program Mission

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies degree program prepares students for building biblical faith and forming biblical and theological foundations. This program cultivates the lay leaders for having biblical worldview and being the salt and light in the world. Students may be qualified to pursue graduate programs in theology, including the M.A.C.S. and M.Div. programs

Program Goal

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies degree program enables students to:
                1.exhibit a maturing relationship with Jesus Christ;
                2.demonstrate ability to exegete the whole Word of God based upon sound knowledge and theology
                   without using the original biblical language;
                3.integrate their learning into a Christian worldview based upon sound biblical exegesis; and
                4.demonstrate fundamental ministerial abilities.

Degree Requirements

                A minimum of 120 semester units
               1. General education requirements (36 units)
               2. Biblical-theological requirements (57 units)
               3. Practical education requirements (18 units)
               4. Common Electives (9 units)

The last 30 units must be taken at IRUS.

A minimum full-time course load is 12 units per semester. A maximum full-time load is 18 units per semester; however, students may petition for additional units if their cumulative average is 3.0 or higher.

Course Requirements

1. General Education (36 Units)

      GE101: Research & Writing ·········································    3
      GE105: Korean I ·········································    3
      GE201: Introduction to Philosophy ·········································    3
      GE202: Science & Creation ·········································    3
      GE203: World Civilization ·········································    3
      GE205: Korean II ·········································    3
      GE210: Introduction to Psychology ·········································    3
      GE215: Ethics ·········································    3
      GE301: Cultural Anthropology ·········································    3
      GE303: World History I ·········································    3
      GE304: World History II ·········································    3
      GE496: Speech & Communication ·········································    3
      Total Units: ·········································   36

2. Biblical & Theological Studies (57 Units)

      BN100: New Testament Survey I ·········································    3
      BN201: New Testament Survey II ·········································    3
      BN205: Luke ·········································    3
      BN210: Acts ·········································    3
      BN220: Corinthians I & II ·········································    3
      BN225: Hebrews ·········································    3
      BN404: Romans ·········································    3
      BO101: Old Testament Survey I ·········································    3
      BO102: Old Testament Survey II ·········································    3
      BO205: Genesis ·········································    3
      BO215: Samuel I & II ·········································    3
      BO220: Isaiah ·········································    3
      BO225: Hosea ·········································    3
      BO401: Psalms ·········································    3
      BT100: Systematic Theology I ·········································    3
      BT205: Systematic Theology II ·········································    3
      BT320: Christian World View ·········································    3
      BT407: Reformed Theology I ·········································    3
      BT408: Reformed Theology II ·········································    3
      Total Units: ·········································   57

3. Practical Education (18 Units)

      BP110: Introduction to Missions ·········································    3
      BP150: Personal Evangelism ·········································    3
      BP210: Christian Education ·········································    3
      BP320: Biblical Leadership ·········································    3
      BP340: Worship ·········································    3
      BP405: Spiritual Theology ·········································    3
                  Christian Services I-VI
      Total Units: ·········································   18

4. Common Electives (9 Units)

      BH300: Korean Church History ·········································    3
      BH410: Puritanism ·········································    3
      BP311: Principles of Marriage & Family ·········································    3
      BT430: Cults ·········································    3
      BT450: The Westminster Confession of Faith ·········································    3
      GE302: US History ·········································    3
      GE402: Introduction to English Literature ·········································    3
      GE403: Introduction to Art ·········································    3
      GE404: Introduction to Economics ·········································    3
      GE412: Introduction to Sociology ·········································    3
      GE495: Basic Computer Skills ·········································    3
      Total Units: ·········································    9

Total Degree Units: 120 units