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Houston Baptist College was created by action of the Baptist General Convention of Texas on November 15, 1960. The College opened in September 1963 with a freshman class of 193 students, a cluster of new buildings, and a teaching staff of thirty faculty. Initially, the College offered only a Bachelor of Arts degree with academic courses in five subjects: Christianity, Fine Arts, Languages, Science and Mathematics, and Social Studies. Today, HBC offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees from seven schools and colleges, each with their own departments:
Archie W. Dunham College of Business
School of Christian Thought
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
School of Fine Arts
School of Humanities
School of Nursing and Allied Health
College of Science and Mathematics
HBU offers fully accredited, 100% online graduate and undergraduate programs in nursing, education, and apologetics to accommodate adults with demanding family and work schedules.
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