Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Waxahachie, TX

Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Waxahachie, TX

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Undergrad Christian Life Education

SAGU seeks creators, dreamers, and changemakers. 

SAGU Lions are service-minded, Spirit-empowered believers who look for opportunities in surprising places. They take common ideas and create something truly uncommon. 

Your experience
Students describe SAGU as relational. Our Christ-centered environment fosters strong bonds with professors and other students, creating a comfortable and meaningful college experience.

You will grow among friends as you learn in a hands-on, Bible-based environment that prepares you to be confident in your skills and grounded in your faith after graduation.

SAGU’s Bible-based academic curriculum will challenge and stretch you to become the best in your field as you pursue your Christian purpose. Small class sizes allow you to know your professors and receive personalized instruction.

The relationships you form with Christian roommates and peers will provide a network of support and a family of friends with bonds that last beyond college. Lions are there to help, encourage, and pray for one another.

Uncommon destinations
Do you want to impact the world? The University just completed the end of a 10-year mission, reaching more than 170 destinations. Now, the new 20/20 FocUS vision is to reach all 50 states, the 10 most populated cities, 10 unreached people groups, and the 10 largest tribes in America over the next eight years. 

These missions reach every academic discipline at SAGU. History majors have participated in archaeological digs at biblical geographic sites. Business majors have provided training to help set up micro-businesses. Education majors have taught English as a Second Language. Bring your own impactful ideas to SAGU.

Spiritual atmosphere
Surrounded by Christian faculty, caring dorm pastors, and Godly leaders, you will find yourself immersed in an environment that emphasizes your spiritual growth. You can make the most of regular chapel services and hands-on ministry.

Attending SAGU is a rich investment that impacts the rest of your life. Our uition, fees, and room and board are 20% lower than the average four-year private Christian university. Scholarships, grants, and other financial aid are available, making paying for college simple and affordable.

SAGU is just south of Dallas/Fort Worth. Students have access to abundant stores, theaters, restaurants, museums, theme parks, professional sports arenas, and more. Plus, Texas provides a strong job market for opportunities after college.

Come see us
Meet professors, visit classes, and see students by arranging a personal campus visit or visiting SAGU for Campus Days. Call the SAGU admissions counselors today! 


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“Best Online Bachelor's in Bible Studies” | OnlineSchoolsReport, 2020

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“Best Online Bachelor's in Elementary Education” | College Choice, 2017

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Recognized among “Best Colleges in America” | Niche, 2016

At A Glance

Founded: 1927

Location: In the greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex; located a half hour from both cities, Waxahachie offers a quiet town setting only minutes from the big city.

Academics: SAGU is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Financial Aid: 98% of students receive aid.

Students: SAGU serves more than 2,000 students from 48 states and 11 countries.

Athletics: SAGU offers varsity athletic programs in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, football, soccer, softball, track & field, and volleyball. SAGU also offers a full selection of intramurals.

5 Reasons to Choose SAGU Teacher Education
1. A small student-faculty ratio for personal engagement with instructors
2. Frequent hands-on opportunities to explore education technology
3. Frequent opportunities to network with education professionals
4. A top hirability rate for SAGU teacher education graduates, with many students receiving job offers before graduation
5. A 99% pass rate for TExES certification exams for SAGU graduates

Academic Programs 

• Addictions Counseling
• Bible
• Business Administration
• Church Ministries
• Early Childhood Education
• Education
• English
• General Studies
• Health Science
• Human Services
• Intercultural Studies
• Media
• Music
• Psychology
• Religious Studies
• Social Studies 

• Accounting
• Ancient Studies 
• Bible & Theology
• Biblical Studies
• Business
• Business Administration
• Business Sport Management
• Child & Family Studies
• Church Leadership
   - Children & Family Ministries
   - Church Planting
   - Church Revitalization
   - Media Ministry
   - Pastoral Leadership
   - Spiritual Formation
   - Worship Ministry
   - Youth & Student Ministries
• Communication Studies
• Community Care & Counseling
• Counseling 
• Criminal Justice
• Digital Media Arts
• Education
   - Elementary
   - English Language Arts/Reading
   - Mathematics
   - Music (Instrumental, Piano, Vocal)
   - Physical
   - Pre-professional
   - Social Studies/History

   - Theatre
• English
• General Ministry
• History
• Human Services
• Intercultural Studies
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• Management
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Music
• Music Performance (Instrumental, Jazz, Piano, Vocal)
• Occupational Leadership
• Psychology
• Religion & Philosophy
• Social Work
• Theatre
• Theological Studies
• Worship Arts

• Business Administration
• Clinical Mental Health Counseling
• Clinical Psychology
• Educational Leadership
   - Christian School Administration
   - Public School Administration

• History
   - Education Track
   - Non-thesis Track
   - Thesis Track 
• Human Services Counseling (Non-clinical)
• Master of Divinity 
• Organizational Leadership
• Practical Theology
   - Children & Family
   - Intercultural Studies
• Psychology (Clinical)
• School Counseling
• Theological Studies
   - Bible & Theology

• Doctor of Ministry in Leadership & Creative Communication

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “It’s imperative that businesspeople learn how to interact with others around the world. When I show interest in a person’s customs and culture, they’re more willing to open up in business and faith.”

    • Lizzy Burrell
  • “I learned quite a bit about myself and how to be a social worker. Missions trips were really impactful during my time at SAGU and into my adulthood.”

    • Faitth Brooks
      Social Work
  • “SAGU prepared me for every area of my teaching career. My professors taught me how to manage a classroom, build professional relationships with colleagues and my students’ families, and live a Christ-centered life.”

    • Catherine Featherston
  • “SAGU ignited my love for theatre. I found friends, professional experience, and memories that will last a lifetime. The small class sizes provide an amazing opportunity to have professors who truly invest in you.”

    • Jackie Rose