Houston Baptist University Catalog

The 2015-2016 HBU Catalog PDF has been released. Content found in the webpage below will be updated shortly to match the new catalog. In the interim, please refer to the PDF for the most current information.

Table of Contents

Letter from the Provost
Academic Calendar
General Information
Purpose of Catalog
Student Responsibility
Notice of Nondiscrimination and Equal Access
Directory Information
Vision, Mission and Purpose
Nature of the Institution
The Christian Liberal Arts Program
The Campus Plan
Student Life
Undergraduate Admissions
Graduate Admissions
International Student Admission
Financial Aid
Academic Policies, Procedures, and Resources
Academic Accomodations
Academic Advising
Graduate Advising
Academic Grievance Policy
Academic Integrity
Academic Load
Graduate Academic Load
Academic Probation
Academic Standing
Academic Standing - Graduate
Academic Success Center
Academic Suspension
Academic Warning
Administrative Drop or Withdrawal
Americans with Disabilities Act
Application for Degree (Graduation)
Attendance Requirements
Center for Global Initiatives in Education (CGIE)
Challenge Examinations
Classification of Undergraduate Students
Classification of Graduate Students
Course Numbers
Course Validity Time Limitation
Credit by Examination
Cross-Listed Courses
Dean’s List
Degree Plan
Degrees with Distinction
Dropping a Class
Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
Final Examinations
Grade Appeal Process
Graduate Grading System and Grading Points
Health Professions
Honors Program
Human Subjects in Research
Instructional Media Services
Intellectual Property
Internship Programs
Liberal Arts Core Curriculum
Military Service Credit
Off-Campus Courses
Pass-Fail Courses
Pre-Law School Advisor
Registration Procedure
Repeated Courses
Residency Requirement - Undergraduate
Residency Requirement - Graduate
ROTC Cross-Enrollment Program
Second Undergraduate Degrees
Student Responsibility
Time Limit on Length of Program – Graduate
Transfer Courses
Transfer Orientation
Transient Enrollment
Undergraduate Enrollment in Graduate Courses
Undergraduate Grading System and Grade Points
Undergraduate Transfer Credit
Withdrawal from University Enrollment
Undergraduate Degree Program
Baccalaureate Degrees
Undergraduate Degree Requirements
Majors, Degrees, Certification Programs
Liberal Arts Core Requirements
Graduate Program Policies
Graduate Degree Program
Archie W. Dunham College of Business
Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs
School of Christian Thought
Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs
School of Fine Arts
Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs
School of Humanities
Undergraduate Programs
School of Nursing and Allied Health
Undergraduate Programs
College of Science and Mathematics
Undergraduate Programs
Pre-Professional Programs
Smith College of Liberal Arts
Honors College
Graduate Programs
Course Descriptions
Deans of the Academic Colleges and Schools
University Faculty


Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs
Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools
Association of Texas Colleges and Universities
Association of Texas Graduate Schools
Board of Nursing for the State of Texas
Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
Council of Applied Master’s Programs in Psychology
Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Collegiate Honors Council
National League for Nursing
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Texas Intercollegiate Press
Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education
Texas State Board for Educator Certification
The College Board

This Catalog is neither a contract nor an offer to make a contract. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein, HBU reserves the right to make changes at any time with respect to course offerings, degree requirements, services provided or any other subject addressed in this publication. Information is provided solely for the convenience of our applicants, students, students' families, faculty, and staff.