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Fall 2020/Summer 2021 Catalog

Dallas Baptist University, founded in 1898, is a Christ-centered comprehensive university that fully integrates Biblical faith and academic learning. With a heart for others and a desire to change the world, DBU students are marked by a heart of service and passion for excellence.

DBU has been recognized as a national university which offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, as well as pre-professional and certificate programs. DBU’s faculty emphasizes service-learning, critical thinking, and communication skills that prepare students to be a servant leader in any calling.

This catalog has been prepared to introduce you to Dallas Baptist University. Through it, you will learn about the opportunities, activities, services, and academic programs provided. This resource will help you gain an understanding of the philosophy and mission of the University, as well as our commitment to students. You are encouraged to examine our excellent programs, broad curriculum, and high-quality faculty in comparison to your own personal expectations.

Special Note

As of June 1, 2020, the Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog is available online. Edits are continuing as we implement a new catalog software system and receive additional updates from departments. Some functionality is still under development at this time.

This catalog is an official bulletin of Dallas Baptist University and contains a description of the academic programs and activities of DBU. It is provided for informational purposes only. The faculty and administration believe that the educational and other programs of DBU are effective and valuable. However, the ultimate results of the programs offered, in terms of achievement, employment, professional licensing, or other measure, are dependent on factors outside of the programs. These factors include the personality and initiative of the individual student, governmental or institutional regulations, and various market conditions. DBU makes no representation or warranty that taking a particular course or following a certain curriculum will result in specific achievement, employment or qualification for employment, admission to degree programs, or licensing for particular professions or occupations.

Changes to the programs offered by DBU sometimes become necessary or appropriate. The University retains the right to terminate or change any of its policies, programs, requirements, course offerings, class schedules, teacher assignments, and any and all other aspects of its educational and other programs at any time without prior notice. The University may determine when and how all changes become effective.