Bachelor of Arts Degree

To receive a Bachelor of Arts degree, a student must fulfill the following course requirements:

Degree Requirements

A. Core Courses - 63 hours


determined by major

Christian Studies - 6 hours

CSBS 1311Old Testament Survey


CSBS 1312New Testament Survey


Contemporary World Issues or Social Science - 3 hours

English - 12 hours

ENGL 1321Rhetoric & Composition I


ENGL 1322Rhetoric & Composition II


ENGL Literature


Exercise and Sport Science (2 activity courses) - 2 courses

Fine Arts - 3 hours

Foreign Language - 14 hours

in one language

NOTE: The foreign language requirement is 14 semester hours (four semesters or the equivalent) in the same language.

Lab Science - 4 hours

Public Speaking - 3 hours

COMM 1320Public Speaking


Quantitative Reasoning - 3 hours

MATH 1304Quantitative Reasoning




Scientific Inquiry or Natural Sciences - 3 hours

Social Science - 6 hours

two different subject areas outside of major

Chapel - 1 to 4 credits

UMHB 1002Chapel


UMHB 1002: credits determined by admission classification

Fine Arts Experience - 2-8 credits


UMHB 1005Fine Arts Experience


UMHB 1005: credits determined by admission classification

Freshman Seminar - 1 hour

UMHB 1101Freshman Seminar


UMHB 1101: required for first-time freshmen with fewer than 12 semester hours of transfer credit only

World Ideas or Philosophy or Non-US History - 3 hours

B. Complete a major with a minimum of 24 semester hours and a maximum of 38 semester hours

Lower-level courses may be included in these hours, but a minimum of 12 semester hours must be taken in upper-level courses. Some majors require additional support courses outside the major field. Specific requirements are detailed in the major field’s department section. See Degrees section for a listing of available majors.

C. Electives (as necessary) to bring total to - 124 hours


D. Core course requirements, major field requirements, minor field requirements (if applicable), and electives must total a minimum of 124 semester hours.

However, the requirements of some majors/minors may extend the total beyond 124 semester hours.


Teacher Certification: Students wishing to meet Texas Teacher Certification requirements should refer to the Academic Foundation and Professional Education requirements stated in this catalog by the College of Education.