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Houston Baptist University

Houston, TX

Houston Baptist, founded in in 1960, is a church-affiliated university. Its 100-acre campus is located in southwest Houston.

School Profiles: Undergrad Christian Life

Houston Baptist University

Houston, TX

If all your degree does is get you a job, you’ve missed an opportunity. We believe you have an important role to play in the world, so every aspect of our student experience is designed to prepare you to succeed not only in your career but in life. It’s why we are committed to providing a higher education that combines cutting-edge scholarship with the wisdom provided by a Christian foundation.

AT A GLANCE

Fast Facts
• Quality Christian education
• One of the most ethnically diverse Christian universities in the western United States
• A world-class city
• Highest level of intercollegiate athletics
• Honors College
• 2,300 undergraduates
• 90% of students receiving financial aid
• 70+ student clubs and organizations
• 16:1 student-faculty ratio
• 100% of classes led by faculty, not teaching assistants

Ranked among:
• Top 25 Best Colleges for Homeschool Graduates (TheBestSchools.org)
• Top five Best Colleges for Studying the Bible (TheBestSchools.org)
• Best Seriously Protestant Schools (First Things)
• 25 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities (ChristianUniversitiesOnline.org)
Fifth for Campus Ethnic Diversity in Western Universities (U.S. News & World Report)

MAJORS

Accounting
• Allied Health
Art Education
Art Therapy
Biblical Languages
Biblical Studies
Bilingual Elementary Education
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Chemistry
Christianity
Cinematic Arts
Classics
Composite Social Studies 4-8
Composite Social Studies 8-12
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Cyber Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education with Special Education & ESL
English
English/Language Arts with ESL
Finance
Graphic Design
Great Texts
History
History (7-12) with ESL
Interactive Media & Digital Design
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Kinesiology (Education)
Kinesiology-Wellness Management
• Latin
Legal Studies
Life Science (7-12) with ESL
Management
Marketing
Mass Media Arts
Math Studies with ESL
Mathematics
Medical Humanities
Music
Music Education
Music Performance—Keyboard
Music Performance—Organ
Music Performance—Piano
Music Performance—Voice
• Music Theater
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Science (7-12) with ESL
Physics
Political Science
Practical Theology
Psychology
Spanish
Spanish—Teacher Certification
Sports Management
Studio Art
Studio Art (BFA)
Theological Studies
Undecided
Writing

Pre-professional Programs
Pre-dentistry
Pre-engineering
Pre-law
Pre-medicine
Pre-optometry
Pre-pharmacy
Pre-physical Therapy
Pre-physician Assistant

community of faith, friends, and scholarship
At Houston Baptist University, you will join a diverse community of students who share your values and a core curriculum designed to help you think critically, creatively, and ethically—all of which are keys to success no matter your chosen field. Through learning communities, student organizations, and other campus activities, you will foster meaningful and long-lasting relationships. Small classes with faculty who know you personally and are committed to your success will help you thrive at HBU.

Culture of excellence
All across campus—from the classroom to the Residence College—you will be challenged to deepen your faith, develop your leadership skills, and cultivate a sense of civic duty. You will learn from and collaborate with our nationally acclaimed cadres of scholars and ministry leaders. In seeking answers to the questions that have defined the human experience, you will engage with great thinkers of history and study works that have stood the test of time.

Honors College
The Honors College experience is carefully crafted for students who are serious about their intellectual, social, and spiritual growth. Students and faculty unite in a search for wisdom that surpasses a simple accumulation of facts through an enhanced general education program. The combination of challenging scholarship and significant faculty mentoring is excellent preparation for prestigious graduate and professional schools.

A great education at a great value
Despite rising tuition across the country, HBU has kept its tuition well below the national average for private four-year universities. Add generous scholarships, grants, and other financial aid, and you’re all set for an education that will reward you for the rest of your life.