Houston Christian University

Houston, TX

Houston Christian University

Houston, TX

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A Higher Education

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 the student experience at Houston Christian University is designed to prepare you to succeed not only in your career but in your life. It’s why we’re committed to providing a higher education that combines cutting-edge scholarship with the wisdom offered by a Christian foundation.

A community of faith, friends, and scholarship
At Houston Christian University, you’ll join a diverse community of students who share your values and participate in 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’ll foster meaningful and long-lasting relationships. Small class sizes with faculty who know you personally and are committed to your success will help you thrive at HCU. 

A 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’ll learn from and collaborate with our nationally acclaimed cadres of scholars and ministry leaders. In seeking answers to the questions that define the human experience, you’ll engage with the great thinkers of history and study works that stand 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
With an annual tuition rate of $12,350 for the average undergraduate student after scholarships and grants are subtracted, HCU is committed to helping you receive a great education. We work hard to keep tuition affordable. 



Ranked among the top 25 “Best Colleges for Homeschool Graduates” | TheBestSchools.org


Ranked among the top five “Best Colleges for Studying the Bible” | TheBestSchools.org


Ranked among the “Best Seriously Protestant Schools” | First Things


Ranked among the top 25 “Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities | ChristianUniversitiesOnline.org


Ranked #5 for “Campus Ethnic Diversity” among universities in the West | U.S. News & World Report

Fast Facts

• A quality Christian education
• One of the most ethnically diverse Christian universities in the western US
• Located in a world-class city
• 2,400 undergraduates
• 14:1 student-faculty ratio
• Honors College opportunities
• More than 90% of students receiving financial aid
• NCAA Division I athletics
• 50+ student organizations

Academics at HCU 

• Accounting
• Allied Health
• Art with Teacher Education
• Art Therapy
• Biblical Languages
• Biblical Studies
• Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Christianity
• Christianity/Divinity
• Cinematic Arts
• Computer Science
• Creative Writing
• Criminal Justice
• Cyber Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Elementary Education with Bilingual Certification
• Elementary Education with ESL
• Elementary Education with Special Education & ESL
• English
• English/Language Arts with ESL
• Family Studies
• Finance
• General Business
• Graphic Design
• Great Texts
• History
• History (7–12) with ESL
• Interactive Media & Digital Design
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• International Business
• Kinesiology–Allied Health
• Kinesiology–Sport Medicine
• Kinesiology with Physical Education Teacher Certification
• Kinesiology–Wellness Management
• Latin
• Legal Studies
• Life Science (7–12) with ESL
• Management
• Marketing
• Mass Media Arts
• Math Studies with ESL
• Mathematics
• Mathematics with Teacher Certification & ESL
• Medical Humanities
• Music
• Music Education: Instrumental or Vocal/Keyboard
• Music with Teacher Certification
• Music: Organ, Piano, or Vocal Performance
• Nursing
• Philosophy
• Physical Science with Teacher Certification & ESL
• Political Science
• Practical Theology
• Psychology
• Spanish
• Spanish with Teacher Certification
• Studio Art
• Studio Art (BFA)
• Theological Studies
• Undecided

Pre-professional programs
• Pre-chiropractic
• Pre-engineering
• Pre-law
• Pre-law/Legal Studies
• Pre-medical/Pre-dental
• Pre-optometry
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant

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