The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies (BACS) combines theological education with the history of Western thought in order to develop intellectual and spiritual maturity of every graduate. The degree prepares students to serve God and others in whatever chosen vocation, including Christian ministries, through worldview development and biblical studies. The BACS degree also prepares students to complete graduate degrees at Southwestern Seminary (MDiv, Adv. Standing; Adv. MDiv, MACE) with an 18-credit hour reduction.