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Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Accounting (ACCT)

Academics in Motion (AIM)

Art (ART)

Biblical Languages (BIBL)

Biology (BIOL)

Camp and Recreation Management (CPRM)

Camp/Sport Leadership (CPSL)

Chemistry (CHEM)

Chinese (CHIN)

Christian Leadership (CLSC)

Christian Studies (CHST)

Communication (COMA)

Computer Science (COSC)

Criminal Justice (CRJS)

Developing a Christian Mind (DCM)

Economics (ECON)

Education (EDUC)

English (ENGL)

Engineering (ENGR)

Entrepreneurship (ENTR)

Environmental Science (ENSC)

Finance (FINA)

Fine Arts (FINE)

Foundations (FOUN)

Geology (GEOL)

Health Care Management (HCMG)

History (HIST)

Honors Program (HNRS)

Hotel/Hospitality Management (HHMA)

Intercultural Studies (Missions) (INCS)

Kinesiology (KNES)

Leadership (LED)

Legal Studies (LAW)

Library (LIBR)

Linguistics (LING)

Management (MANA)

Marketing (MRKT)

Math (MATH)

Music Business (MUSB)

Music (MUSI)

Philosophy (PHIL)

Physical Science/Physics (PHSC/PHYS)

Political Science (POLS)

Professional Studies (PRST)

Psychology (PSYC)

Religion (RELI)

Sociology (SOCI)

Spanish (SPAN)

Systems Technology and

Information Management (STEM)


A four-digit numbering system is used to identify courses. The first digit designates the level of the course.

1 = Freshman

2 = Sophomore

3 = Junior

4 = Senior

The second digit designates the number of credit hours the course offers. The third and fourth digits are specific course identification numbers used for each department's course listing. To illustrate this system, consider a course numbered 3312; this means the course is of junior level, worth 3 credit hours, and is a course identified by the number "12".

The three figures in parentheses after the number of each course indicate the number of credit hours for the course, the number of lecture hours each week, and the number of laboratory or activity hours each week, respectively. Example: (3-2-2) means 3 credit hours, 2 lecture hours, and 2 lab hours. Cross-listed courses in other departments are listed in parentheses following the course title. Semester and/or years that courses are offered follow the course descriptions and are subject to change. Check with the specific department for changes. Certain departments of the University offer learning opportunities on an individual-student basis. These courses require approval of the department and are restricted to juniors and seniors.

3194-3694 Selected Topics

4194-4694 Selected Topics

Organized classes for specific program needs and student interest. Limited offering basis. May be repeated for credit when topic changes.

4190-4690 Research Problems

The student will conduct an independent research project; selection of the project will be determined by student interest. Prerequisites: Senior standing, a minimum GPA of 2.5, and majoring in the field of study

Experimental courses may also be designed with a "9" as the third digit. These courses may be offered three times before they must be reviewed as a regular departmental offering.

*Dallas Baptist University is a participant in the Texas Common Course Numbering System that was designed to facilitate the transfer of lower-division academic courses between colleges and universities in Texas. Please refer to the listing at the end of this catalog of DBU courses that have been determined to be substantially equivalent to the common course shown beside it.

Refer to course descriptions in the back of this catalog for course prerequisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.