Dallas Baptist University, founded in 1898 as Decatur Baptist College, is a Christian liberal arts college in Texas, US.
The university offers over 70 undergraduate majors across its College of Business, Mary C. Crowley College of Christian Faith, Dorothy M. Bush College of Education, College of Fine Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, College of Professional Studies, Gary Cook School of Leadership. You can choose between majors such as Biblical or Christian Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Art, Graphic Design, Piano Performance, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Natural Sciences, Marketing, Accounting and others.
In addition, the college offers 29 master’s programmes, two doctoral programmes, seven associate degrees and 55 accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes.
The university’s declared purpose is to develop nine main competencies - reading comprehension, logic and critical thinking, written and oral communication, computer and tech skills, Christian worldview, responsible citizenship, integrated service-learning, physical and emotional wellness and information literacy.
Athletics, parties (some including bonfires), fraternities and sororities make the non-academic student life at DBU on campus. The 292-acre campus is located within 13 miles of the centre of Dallas, and the university is just 19 miles from Forth Worth, so students can easily benefit from the cities’ night life, cultural events and infrastructure.
A few notable alumni of DBU are Christian music artist Kari Jobe, former Texas secretary of state Gwyn Shea and Member of the Texas House of Representatives Ron Simmons.