B.A. On Campus


Houston Baptist University

48 months
32350 USD/year
32350 USD/year
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The Government program at the Houston Baptist University is designed to help you understand the big ideas that shaped our nation, the importance of our founding documents, and the way our political system works.  Our Government program has three important aspects that will benefit you.


The Government program at the Houston Baptist University states that first, you’ll read some of the greatest thinkers and writers who have influenced our political system. You’ll explore the classic works of ancient thinkers like Plato, Aristotle and Cicero. You’ll see the influence of the Middle Ages by reading Augustine and Aquinas. Then, you’ll read great books that helped build our nation. 

These include books written by John Locke, Montesquieu, Blackstone, the Founding Fathers, Tocqueville and many more. By the time you finish our Government program, you’ll be well-versed on the big ideas that shaped our country and still influence our political system.

You’ll also get to know our founding documents very well. All of our students take a basic class on the content of the Constitution, where you’ll explore the document line-by-line, discuss the intent of the Founding Fathers and explore the implications for modern politics. You can take classes that focus on the intellectual origins of the American Founding where you’ll read things like the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address. 

In our Constitutional Law class, you’ll study famous court cases and develop an understanding of jurisprudence, the Court’s decision, and the impact of those cases. And we have a number of new and exciting law classes for students interested in going to law school.


Finally, all of our Government courses are designed to enhance your analytic and communication skills. All of our classes require a substantial amount of reading, writing and discussion. As a Government major, we’ll help sharpen your ability to synthesize data, explain complex theories and ideas and communicate effectively. 

We’ll help prepare you for a career in law, politics, public service or business. The study of Government is more than just current events and politics. It’s about formulating a worldview, wanting to be an advocate for change and having the skills to make it happen.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • American and Texas Government: Campaigns, Elections and Political Behavior
  • Understanding Politics
  • American Political Thought
  • Rhetoric and Public Speaking
  • Public Policy
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Show proof of sufficient English skills 
  • TOEFL, IELTS, SAT and/or ACT scores, OR 
  • Completion of two (2) classes of collegiate English taken in the United States 
  • Certificate of completion from Language Consultants International (ESL program) 
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent at an accredited institution of higher education whose instruction is conducted in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32350 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    32350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32350 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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