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Arts & Sciences

Change your future one class at a time.

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Teaching and/or Coaching

A significant number of students take an alternative teaching certification program and teach in public or private schools.

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Business

Many companies seek graduates with multiple areas of concentration including a business concentration

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Ministry and Leadership

Preaching, missions, linguistics, worship, youth leadership, etc

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Museums

Archival work, student tours, and preservation of materials

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Non-Profit Service

Missions Organizations, Organizations to Stop Human Trafficking, Social Services, Community Services

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Writing

Journalism, author

Professors

DCC faculty care about what you know and what you become. A 1:10 professor/student ratio allows them to know you as a person.

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Professors seek to go beyond the classroom to help you understand your calling and to prepare you for it. Some faculty are full-time and others are part time, bringing their experience from the field into the DCC classroom.

Leadership Distinctive

DCC educates and mentors people to be leaders, including concentrations in leadership and mentors who lead in their field.

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We focus on leadership development. We want our students to graduate with a humble servant’s heart ready to assume leadership roles in their church, community, and career. All students are provided opportunities to engage with faculty and professionals who challenge them to explore their unique gifts so they can realize their full potential. Courses such as Cultural Competency, practicums, and internships give students real-world experience with feedback on how they can be effective leaders.

Mentorship & Networking

Students are mentored by peers and professionals as well as learning to be mentors.

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This unique program allows students to receive and provide mentorship – both internally and externally – every year at Dallas Christian. Community leaders pour into students’ lives, resulting in personal and professional development.

Hello & Welcome

Welcome to the Arts & Sciences Department which oversees the Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Program and the Associate of Arts program in Humanities at Dallas Christian College.

The interdisciplinary degree allows you to pursue your interests towards future careers. Instead of learning only one academic discipline, you will take courses in the Bible plus two concentrations of your choice. This will give you a broader point of view as you advance your education and learn to think critically about real world problems.

If you are transferring in with many credits, the interdisciplinary degree will likely allow the most credits to apply toward completing your degree. If you are just getting started and not sure about your focus, an Associate of Arts degree in Humanities will give you a two-year credential to form the foundation of a 4-year bachelor’s degree as God shows you His calling on your life.

Mark Fish | mfish@dallas.edu
Chair of the Arts & Sciences Department

Concentrations

Since the major of an Interdisciplinary Studies degree combines two concentrations plus some interdisciplinary classes, the concentrations for this degree program are less prescribed. That means you have more choices than can be listed here. You can choose a discipline or possibly create a concentration from classes you transferred to DCC.

A concentration includes twelve (12) credit hours in a single academic discipline. Six (6) of those hours must be upper-level courses. That is, they need to be junior or senior-level classes with a course number that begins with a 3 or 4: e.g. 3310 or 4310.

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Bible & Theology

Everyone in Interdisciplinary Studies has either a major (for a dual major) or a minor (degree completion) in Bible & Theology. This study is foundational to every discipline.

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Ministry

Since DCC offers a degree in Practical Ministries, you can choose to create a concentration in ministry. This path could help you serve more effectively in your church. You could choose to be even more specialized and choose Worship Arts.

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Business

Again, since DCC offers a degree in Business, you can use it as a concentration. Almost any career you go into requires a certain amount of business understanding.

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Leadership

You could choose to use the leadership concentration from other degrees to help build your degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Leadership skills will help you in nearly every career.

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Psychology

Many students are drawn to psychology, because of how it helps them to understand themselves and the world around them.

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English/Language Arts

DCC offers sufficient classes in this area to allow you to do a concentration in it.

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History

DCC offers sufficient classes in this area to allow you to do a concentration in it.

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Other possibilities

You might choose to use hours you have earned at another institution to create a concentration. For example, if you took several classes in philosophy before coming to DCC, you might use it as a concentration—it just requires at least six hours of upper-level classes.

Degree Completion

Degree completion is a special degree category that allows you to finish a bachelor’s degree with a Bible minor rather than a Bible major. In terms of credit-hours, that means 18 hours vs. 30 hours—saving you about a semester as well as the cost of those 12 extra hours. Faster and less expensive. If you qualify and need to get done as quickly as possible, degree completion is your best plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is a Bible Major or Minor Required?

A Bible major or minor is one of the best possible ways to prepare a person for the workplace and the current world. Surveys indicate that one of the key skills employers look for in employees is critical thinking. Studying the Bible builds critical thinking skills and encourages clear articulation of thought through writing—another skill for which employers are looking. Studying Scripture is also foundational to answering questions about who you are and what you were created to do. Answering questions like that help students establish their worldview. To be able to lead within today’s world, current and future leaders must know important truths such as “God created us in His image” and how to apply those truths as the world continues to change. DCC graduates are prepared to lead.

How many credit hours are required to graduate?
Each major requires 120 credit hours to graduate. Be sure to click on the course details button next to the concentration you are interested in to see all the courses you will need to graduate.
Are there scholarships?
Academic Honors scholars receive up to $15,000 per year toward tuition, room, and board. The scholarship includes all forms of DCC awards for which the student is eligible. At DCC we want to honor students who are committed to becoming servant leaders who will make a positive difference in the world in whatever career they choose. This scholarship is to honor those with solid grades and servant hearts who want to lead. Recipients are expected to be actively engaged as student leaders within the department awarding the scholarship and to demonstrate Christlike character in the DCC community. | Learn More

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