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I M P A C T T H E WO R L D We are honored that you are considering Dallas Baptist University. DBU is a nationally ranked, comprehensive, Christ-centered, global university, with a mission to produce servant leaders through the integration of faith and learning. We are home to more than 4,700 students, representing 68 countries around the world. Here, you will discover a community of servant leaders whose heart is to teach and care for others while also producing research in a myriad of academic disciplines. We embrace the premise that all truth is God’s truth, and together, we seek knowledge for the sake of making a bold impact in the world as transformers of culture. We believe our world is in desperate need of thoughtful, Christian leaders with the ability to creatively solve complex problems while uniquely engaging culture through biblical truth. Our graduates are serving in nearly every vocational context. Whether it be as Christian doctors, lawyers, educators, scientists, businessmen, politicians, or numerous other professions, we understand that our students are diverse in their callings, yet united in purpose. Together, we seek to serve and transform the world for the glory of God! Adam C. Wright, Ph.D. President Welcome 1 Contents At a Glance 2 Our Mission 4 Traditions 6 Academics 8 Paths to Your Future 10 The Neighborhood 12 Spiritual Life 14 Campus Life 16 Athletics 18 University Housing 20 Servant Leadership 22 Financial Investment 24 Pictured: Dr. Wright delivers lecture during the annual DBU Oxford Experience in England. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” J EREM I AH 2 9 : 1 1 - 1 3


At a Glance 100% 93% 84 14:1 21% student/faculty ratio 3,093 Undergraduate students of every degree has a service-learning component of incoming first-year students receive financial aid Undergraduate programs less debt for graduates than the national average 15 64 countries are represented at DBU 90% of freshmen live on campus NCAA varsity sports of our students will go on to pursue careers outside of full-time vocational ministry 90 A B O U T % 3

The mission of DBU is to provide Christ-centered quality higher education in the arts, sciences, and professional studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to traditional age and adult students in order to produce servant leaders who have the ability to integrate faith and learning through their respective callings. 4 Our Mission

5 T R A N S F O R M T H E WO R L D For more than a century, DBU has maintained a clear mission – to transform individuals who will transform the world. Students arrive at DBU from a wide variety of backgrounds, filled with unique talents, callings, and perspectives. The DBU educational experience challenges each student to reach their full, God-given potential through the integration of faith and learning with a focus on servant leadership. A Community of Learners Transformative learning takes place within a community. At DBU, you will discover faculty and staff mentors who are there to encourage and challenge you along the way, as well as fellow students to walk the journey alongside you. The DBU Vision Building a great Christian university that is pleasing to God by producing Christ-centered servant leaders who are transforming the world. Faith and Learning Integrating faith and learning is at the heart of what we do – because it is the heart of who we are. Whatever you choose to study at DBU will be taught through the lens of a Christian worldview as you pursue your studies to the glory of God.

S T U D E N T L I F E Just step onto campus, and you can sense the vitality. From student activities to sporting events to simply hanging out with friends, DBU is buzzing with energy. Throughout the year, Student Life hosts special events designed to bring the entire DBU Family together. These traditions, as well as everyday life on campus, is why #DBUisHome. Traditions Ringing of the Liberty Bell After students enroll at DBU, one of the first traditions they experience is the privilege of proudly ringing the bell, marking the beginning of their journey at DBU. Student Welcome And Transition (SWAT) DBU’s annual welcome event for new students is affectionately known as SWAT Week, which stands for Student Welcome And Transition. Welcome Week The first week of school kicks off with new classes and special events around campus hosted by Student Life, including a special concert for the whole DBU Family to enjoy. Patriot Rally Students gather in the Burg for a chance to meet their Patriot Athletic teams, as well as showcase their talents as Greek organizations perform cheers and dances for the crowd. The Great Pumpkin Chase Held each fall on Halloween, the Great Pumpkin Chase takes place with DBU students dressed in various costumes, running across the campus in search of prized pumpkins. Homecoming The week of Homecoming is the most action packed week of the year. The entire DBU Family has the opportunity to reconnect at various receptions and luncheons throughout the week. Homecoming Tailgate Party & Game The Tailgate Party is right before the basketball game and is filled with carnival games, food, live music, and a radio announcer to highlight Patriot Sports. Spring Sing Get your talent on and show us your stuff in the zaniest, most entertaining student-sponsored music and dance festival ever. DBU Cross Ring The official DBU Cross Ring displays the cross of Christ on its center, reflecting the University mission of providing a Christ-centered education. Candlelighting The Candlelighting service represents a culmination of a student’s time at DBU. It is a joyous and meaningful time for graduates and their families to reflect back on their time at DBU. 6


A C A D E M I C E X C E L L E N C E DBU offers a wide range of undergraduate programs, all taught by experienced professors, not graduate assistants. Grounded in the liberal arts, the curriculum promotes critical thinking and communication skills that will equip you to be a successful and effective Christ-centered servant leader. Our coursework is challenging, our facilities are exceptional, and when it’s time to pursue internship and service-learning opportunities, you’ll benefit from the Dallas-Fort Worth area having one of the largest concentrations of corporate headquarters in the nation. Programs Children’s Ministry Christian Counseling Christian Ministry Communication Curriculum and Instruction Education Ministry Leadership Family Ministry Global Leadership Higher Education Information Technology and Management International Studies Kinesiology Leadership Management MBA Professional Counseling Reading Special Education Teaching Theological Studies Worship Studies Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees (4-5 year program) 8 Accounting Biblical Studies Biology Broadcast/Digital Media Camp and Recreation Management Cell Biology Christian Studies Church Media Commercial Art Communication Studies Computer Information Science Computer Science Criminal Justice Cybersecurity Digital Photography Education Programs: EC-6th Grade Core Subjects with Science of Teaching Reading, English Language Arts and Reading with Science of Teaching Reading, History, Life Science, Mathematics, Music Education, Physical Education, Science, Special Education, and Speech English Entrepreneurship Environmental Science Finance Graphic Design Health Sciences: Including Pre-Athletic Training, Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Occupational Therapy, and Pre-Physical Therapy History Hospitality Management Intercultural Studies (Missions) Interdisciplinary Studies Kinesiology Macrobiology Management Marketing Mathematics Music Music Business Music Theory Natural Sciences Philosophy Piano Performance Political Science Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Pre-Professional Programs: Pre-Law, Pre-Dental and Pre-Medical, Pre-Physical Therapy, and Pre-Nursing (in partnership with Baylor School of Nursing). Additional pre-professional programs are available in Pharmacy, Physician’s Assistant, Optometry, and Veterinary Science Psychology Public Relations Sociology Spanish Sport Management Studio Art Systems Technology and Information Management Vocal Performance Worship Studies (Musical Arts) Academics



R E A D Y F O R Y O U R C A R E E R Paths to Your Future 1. Service-Learning At Dallas Baptist University, service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates academic instruction, community service, and guided reflection from a Christ-centered, faith-based perspective in order to enhance student learning, to foster civic responsibility, and to develop servant leaders. Each year, DBU students serve more than 150,000 hours in the U.S. and abroad. 3. Ministry Bridge Passionate, trained, and effective college students are available through DBU Ministry Bridge to serve at churches who are in need of assistance with semester-long commitments, as well as special events. Led by the Spiritual Life staff at DBU, Ministry Bridge supports the local church by supplying worship leaders, speakers, small group leaders, rec teams, drama teams, and internships. 2. Career Services Career Services is designed to help students bridge the gap from being a student to a highly productive employee. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the headquarters to more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies and more than 5,000 other corporations. This offers students innumerable opportunities for internships and employment. 11 The DFW Metroplex is home to a vast array of businesses, as well as numerous churches, non-profits, and school districts. DBU is committed to see students take their education from the classroom to the real world through internship opportunities, career placement services, and professional mentoring. In addition, DBU’s unique accelerated degree programs allow students to seamlessly transition from their undergraduate degree to a graduate degree, providing them with a faster pathway to gain the education and credentials they need to get a step ahead of the competition. 4. Mentoring Proverbs 27:17 says that, “as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” The Center for Mentoring on our campus is here to help DBU students connect with those who can help them grow academically, spiritually, and professionally.

Dallas’ motto is “Big Things Happen Here,” and that is right. Home to the Mavs and the Stars, some of the leading businesses in the world, and incredible urban landscapes, Dallas lives up to its reputation. Fort Worth’s motto is, “Where the West Begins!” Head down to the Stock Yards for a taste of the old west, or spend time in Sundance Square for a more modern feeling, Fort Worth is laidback, culturally engaging, and incredibly exciting, all in one place. Dallas Fort Worth Left: The Dallas skyline is iconic, especially when the Big D celebrates DBU Baseball’s Opening Day! Above: Deep Ellum Traveling Man, Dallas (Photo courtesy of Joseph Haubert) Right: Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth Above: Bishop Arts is one of the most exciting and innovative communities in the country, with incredible shops, fun restaurants, and, most importantly, great coffee! Right: Main Street Garden, Dallas (Photo Courtesy of Dallas CVB) 12

Arlington is a town of treasures. Just minutes from campus, students can watch the Cowboys play, take in a Rangers’ game, have fun at Six Flags, or enjoy incredible shopping venues and restaurants. The Neighborhood Arlington While DBU is located in the quiet, scenic hills of Dallas, it is set within the largest metropolex in Texas. Look in any direction and you will find an incredible amount of diversity of life. With easy access to culturally rich experiences, beautiful hiking trails, exciting sporting events, unbelievable concert venues, and world-class restaurants, all of this is in DBU’s backyard. Welcome to the neighborhood! T H E L O C A L A R E A S Center left: Fort Worth Stock Yards Top: Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Left: Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington Above center: On campus looking across the Mountain Creek Lake, you can see AT&T Stadium, home of the World Champion Dallas Cowboys and so many other incredible events. DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY DALLAS IRVING ARLINGTON DFW AIRPORT FORT WORTH 13

14 A H E A R T F O R C H R I S T At the heart of a distinctive DBU education is the emphasis placed on the spiritual life and growth of students. In particular, chapel services, held three times every week, are vital elements for the student body to gather and worship God together in song and the teaching of God’s Word. Spiritual Life Baptist Student Ministry The focus of the DBU BSM is to promote the Christian presence on campus through missional living, discipleship, and hospitality to ultimately support the local church. We desire students to be devoted to the Scriptures, to be faithful in prayer, to demonstrate the Gospel through service on and off campus, and to proclaim the Gospel to themselves and others. Worship Opportunities There are many ways to get involved in corporate worship at DBU. We worship together in chapel, in bible studies, and in special events like the DBU Night of Worship with artists like Shane and Shane, Phil Wickham, and Hillsong College. You can also audition to join the dozens of student worship leaders as a member of the Chapel Worship Teams. Prayer Ministry DBU has been built and sustained on a foundation of prayer. You will find a dedicated prayer request box in every building on campus, as well as a dedicated prayer room in the chapel. Our Director of Prayer Ministry coordinates these efforts, and hundreds of students come each school year to share their requests and pray for others.



17 C OMMU N I T Y We know college is more than just hitting the books. It is an incredible time where you will discover new friends, make lasting memories, and grow in your spiritual walk. DBU offers a variety of events, organizations, and activities designed to challenge you, encourage you, and help you have an incredible campus experience throughout your time on University Hill. Campus Life Rec Life DBU Rec Life offers numerous intramural sports all year long. From softball, basketball, flag football and soccer, to other tournaments like ping-pong and spikeball. Of course you can’t forget about Goat Yoga and E-Sports! Student Life The purpose of DBU Student Life is to help you engage with the campus community by connecting you to events and activities like Pepsi Breaks, Sellar Nights, Hall Wars, Christmas Tree Lighting, Battle at the Burg, Patriot Rally, Pops with the Prez, and countless more! Student Organizations DBU has over 50 student organizations ranging from Social, Spiritual, Service, and Greek Organizations. Each organization offers a unique Christ-centered community for students.


19 G O P A T R I O T S ! Athletics are an important, and spirited, part of DBU life. The DBU Patriots field 15 men’s and women’s intercollegiate varsity teams. Our men’s baseball team competes at the NCAA Division I level as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. Our NCAA DII programs compete in the Lone Star Conference. All intercollegiate teams also hold membership in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). For those seeking competition, but with less of a commitment, the University also sponsors six club sports, while our Rec Life and intramural programs provide more than 20 competitive sport offerings. Athletics Men’s Sports Baseball Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Tennis Track And Field Women’s Sports Cross Country Golf Soccer STUNT Tennis Track And Field Volleyball Club Sports Bass Fishing Bowling Cheerleading Esports Ice Hockey Lacrosse Patriettes Champions for Christ DBU coaches are dedicated to developing student-athletes into champions for Christ, helping them to grow competitively, academically, and spiritually. Our goal is to honor God on the fields and courts, in the classroom, and in all of life. O U R P R O G R A M S

20 E N G A G E D L I V I N G DBU on-campus housing aims to cultivate the holistic development of the student academically, socially, physically, and spiritually. First-year students begin their academic journey in the Residence Halls, and as they grow in their academics and independence, more housing options are made available to upperclassmen in the Colonial Village Apartments, Mabee Village Townhomes and Brownstones, as well as the brand new Ford Village Residential College. University Housing

21 Residence Hall Features • Wireless Internet • Cable Television • Free Laundry Room • Vending Machines – Snacks and Sodas • Ice Maker and Microwave • 24-Hour Campus Police and Security Services • Co-ed Lobby for Hangouts with Friends • Study Lounge • Beautiful Landscaped Grounds • DBU Fitness Center • Crowley Swimming Pool • Sand Volleyball Court • Outdoor Basketball Court

To Lead You Must First Learn to Serve “Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.... For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” MARK 1 0 : 4 3 - 4 5 6 to 10 150K All first-year students engage in 6 to 10 hours of community service each month Each year, DBU students serve more than 150,000 hours in the U.S. and abroad Servant Leadership To be a transformational leader, Christ taught and modeled that you must first be willing to serve. At DBU, we seek to develop the character of Christ in our students, so as servant-leaders they can use their gifts and abilities to impact the world. M A R K E D B Y S E R V I C E 22



A F F O R D A B I L I T Y At DBU, we want every student to be able to achieve his or her dream of earning a high-quality education. We are committed to helping make that happen, no matter your financial background. Students who may qualify for state and federal financial assistance programs can request specific information by contacting the Office of Financial Aid at (214) 333-5363. Financial Investment 21% 93% less debt for graduates than the national average of incoming first-year students receive financial aid Estimate Your Aid Use our student aid net price calculator at to see what aid you may be eligible for when you apply to DBU. Provide your class rank and test scores to discover your scholarship eligibility and how to increase your scholarship amount. Options for Financial Aid Christian Service/Leadership Scholarships DBU’s primary institutional scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to their faith through service to others. Academic Scholarships For students who qualify for the Christian Service Scholarship, additional scholarship funds are awarded for outstanding academic performance. Institutional Need-Based Aid Thanks to the generosity of many donors, several individual scholarships are available in connection with specific criteria for incoming students. Federal and State Aid Every DBU student is eligible to receive federal and state aid based on the results of each student’s FAFSA report. Installment Payment Plans A variety of payment options are available for students and their families in order to spread out the cost of tuition over the course of a semester.

3 000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, TX 75211 (214) 333-5360

3000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, TX 75211 (214) 333-5360