B.A. On Campus

Great Texts

Houston Baptist University

48 months
32350 USD/year
32350 USD/year
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The Great Texts program at the Houston Baptist University boasts a newly designed major and minor designed for students who want to learn from the best and most influential thinkers and writers of the past. 


The Great Texts program at the Houston Baptist University is for students who want to cross the boundaries of traditionally defined disciplines in the humanities. It’s for students who want flexibility both in course offerings and in career opportunities.

All Great Texts majors and minors will take three common courses: Classical Mythology, Shakespeare and Historical Methods. After that, the possibilities are many. You can select an optional concentration in Classical Studies, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, or Modern & Contemporary Studies. Your advisor will work with you to recommend courses that meet your educational and professional goals.

You might be a Great Texts Major if…

  • You don’t think it’s right to have to choose between studying The Federalist Papers and “The Lord of the Rings,” Herman Melville and the Wars of the Roses, an advanced Shakespeare class and a Classical Mythology course featuring Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.” It’s not that you don’t have focus; you just see the connections between history, literature, politics and intellectual movements. You want to explore those connections.
  • You love the Middle Ages, and your dream is to go to graduate school for a degree in Medieval Studies. You want to take English, history and politics courses that feature great works from your favorite era, and you want all those courses to count toward your degree. You want the breadth of a Great Texts program and the focused approach that comes with the optional concentration in Medieval & Renaissance Studies.
  • You want to be the next contemporary culture guru. You hope to impact your world through your writing. But first, you need some context. You realize that you can take a Latin American politics class, an upper-level creative writing course, and learn a new language, all under the Great Texts major. You could even choose a concentration in Modern & Contemporary Studies.
  • Your favorite Latin professor has convinced you to sign up for yet another upper-level translation course. Who knows? You might decide to pursue a graduate degree in Classical languages. It makes sense to take history and philosophy courses that would complement your coursework. You can do this with a Great Texts major with a concentration in Classical Studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Shakespeare 
  • Classical Mythology
  • Great Texts in History 
  • Latin
  • Modern European Language
  • Basic Grammar and Composition

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
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    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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