Houston Christian University


Houston Baptist University, or HBU, is a private university in Texas that confers degrees ranging from bachelors through doctorate. They serve more than three thousand students and boast a 16:1 student to faculty ratio. They’re affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. HBU is also an NCAA Division I school, with robust athletics program alongside their academics. i

Houston Baptist University Online

HBU knows that each student and family may have unique demands on their time and attention. That’s one reason they offer 100% online undergraduate and graduate programs. These programs, like their campus counterparts, offer small class sizes and faculty mentorship, in a more flexible package to accommodate professional and family obligations.

HBU Online is designed to support its students with a few key qualities.

  • Accessibility
  • Holistic Education
  • High Quality Education
  • Affordability

For more information about Houston Baptist University Online Programs, contact the school.

HBU Colleges & Schools

Houston Baptist University offers its undergraduate and graduate degree programs through several designated colleges and schools. Each college may be comprised of one or several academic departments, and may offer a range of programs at various undergraduate and graduate degree levels.

Archie W. Dunham College of Business

The Archie W. Dunham College of Business is dedicated to helping their students hone leadership skills, empowering them not just to lead their organizations but also to make an impact on their communities. They offer five undergraduate majors and four master’s degree programs.

The Archie W. Dunham College of Business incorporates two departments:

  • The Department of Accounting, Economics & Finance
  • The Department of Management, Marketing & Business

School of Christian Thought

The School of Christian Thought is the home to HBU’s religious degree programs. Each of these is taught from a Christian perspective, though they range in approach from research and scholarship oriented to ones focused on practical application within the church or community. Three departments are housed within the School of Christian Thought:

  • Department of Apologetics
  • Department of Theology
  • Department of Classics and Biblical Languages

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

The College of Education and Behavioral Sciences offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in in subjects related to Education and Psychology. It’s made up of two schools and four departments.

Schools within the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences include:

  • The School of Education
  • The School of Psychology

Departments within the College include:

  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Department of Educational Leadership & Counseling
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Special Populations

For more information about available programs and degree-specific prerequisites, contact HBU or the college, school or program in question.

College of Engineering

Newly established in September 2017, the College of Engineering is one of the only colleges at HBU not comprised of several departments. Starting in the Fall 2018 semester, they offer undergraduate programs in Cyber Engineering, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering.

School of Fine Arts

The School of Fine Arts at HBU is dedicated to helping students hone their creative expression and prepare for professional careers using those skills. They offer both undergraduate and graduate programs, with and course options in music, visual arts, writing, film, and mass media.

Departments within the School of Fine Arts include:

  • Department of Visual Arts
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Journalism, Mass Communications, Creative Writing & Theater

School of Humanities

The School of Humanities offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of fields centered on human experience. It’s also where you’ll find many of the general education requirements at the school. Departments within the School of Humanities include the following.

  • Department of English and Modern Languages
  • Department of History and Great Texts
  • Department of Law and Society
  • Department of Philosophy

This school also houses the Honors College.

School of Nursing and Allied Health

The School of Nursing and Allied Health at Houston Baptist University is one of the larger schools in terms of enrollment. In fact, nursing and kinesiology account for about a third of all enrollment. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, in both online and campus-based formats.

The School of Nursing and Allied health includes the Department of Undergraduate Nursing and the Department of Kinesiology.

College of Science and Mathematics

The College of Science and Mathematics (COSM) unites a range of STEM fields, including biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and more. The school offers both undergraduate and pre-professional programs, many of which are designed to help students prepare for graduate study.

The College of Science and Mathematics is the home of the following departments.

  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics and Physics

Houston Baptist University Athletics

Houston Baptist University has the honor of being an NCAA Division I School, in the Southland Conference. Their teams are known as the HBU Huskies. Men’s and women’s competitive teams at HBU include:

  • HBU Football
  • HBU Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Softball

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