Houston Baptist University Catalog

Table of Contents

Letter from the Provost
Archive of Previous Catalogs
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 Services
Academic Policies, Procedures, and Resources
Academic Advising
Academic Grievance Policy
Academic Integrity
Academic Load
Academic Probation
Academic Standing
Academic Suspension
Academic Warning
Administrative Drop of a Student from a Course
Americans with Disabilities Act
Application for Degree
Attendance Requirements
Center for Global Initiatives in Education (CGIE)
Challenge Examinations
Classification of Undergraduate 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
Health Professions
Honors Program
Human Subjects in Research
Instructional Media Services
Intellectual Property
Internship Programs
Learning Disability Accommodation
Liberal Arts Core Curriculum
Military Service Credit
Off-Campus Courses
Pass-Fail Courses
Pre-Law School Advisor
Registration Procedure
Repeated Courses
Residency Requirement—Undergraduate
ROTC Cross-Enrollment Program
Air Force  
Second Undergraduate Degrees
Student Responsibility
The Learning Center
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
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of General Studies
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music Education
Bachelor of Arts - Music Major
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Graduate Degree Program
Graduate Program Policies
 Americans with Disabilities Act
 Graduate Academic Load
 Graduate Degree Application
 Graduate Degree Plan
 Graduate Grading System and Grade Points
 Graduate Residency Requirement
 Graduate Scholastic Standing
 Graduate Transfer Credit
 Learning Disability Accommodation
 Student Directory Information
 Time Limit on Length of Program
Graduate Degree Programs
 Master of Accountancy
 Master of Arts in Biblical Languages
 Master of Arts in Christian Counseling
 Master of Arts in Philosophy
 Master of Arts in Psychology
 Master of Arts in Theological Studies
 Accelerated MATS
 Master of Business Administration
 Master of Education
 Master of Fine Arts
 Master of International Business
 Master of Liberal Arts
 Master of Science in Human Resources Management
 Master of Science in Management
School 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
Graduate 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.