Academics

Bachelor’s Degrees

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree – Students will learn the language, techniques, and functions involved in today’s business environment. They will develop critical thinking skills, oral and written communication skills, and analytical skills for business applications in a societal context from a Christian perspective. Majors under the BBA degree: Management, Marketing, and Accounting. All students seeking the BBA degree, regardless of their major, will take a 36 semester hour business core.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – This degree program prepares students for careers in pre-pre-professional studies, such as health care administration, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy or dental hygiene. This degree may also be appropriate for those business administration majors seeking a minor in mathematics, the sciences, physical education or computer information systems.

Bachelors of Applied Arts and Sciences – This degree offers students with vocational-technical training the opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree. Students may receive credit toward this degree via accredited college-level course work, certain types of professional and educational training, and/or credit by examination. Majors under the BAAS degree: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, General Studies, and Christian Studies.

Bachelors of Arts in Education – This degree prepares teachers to meet professional standards prescribed by the State of Texas, by the university, and by the practicing profession itself. Moreover, the university seeks to prepare teachers to serve as Christian role models in both public and accredited private schools.

Master’s Degrees

Master of Business Administration (MBA) – The Master of Business Administration degree program is designed to provide preparation for those who desire to further their career goals as managers or area specialists. The curriculum is designed to provide students with an appropriate balance of theory with practical application centered in a Christian servant-leadership model.

  • 30-credit-hour, non-thesis degree
  • Traditional residency not required
  • Three hours of supervised project-internship required in lieu of thesis
  • Provision for undergraduate majors outside the business field to complete six credit hours of leveling courses for a total of 36 credit hours to complete the MBA degree
  • Hybrid courses that provide 70-75% classroom instruction and 25-30% online instruction
  • Evening and Saturday courses offered in eight-week terms for the fall and spring, and four-week terms in the summer
  • Students may complete the 30 credit hours within a 12-month period

Learn more about the MBA program.

Master of Education in Instructional Leadership (M.Ed.) – In response to the positive reaction HPU experienced with its undergraduate teacher preparation program, Howard Payne University is offering a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership completely online. Students who graduate from the program will be prepared to work as certified principals in the state of Texas.

  • 30-credit-hour, non-thesis degree
  • 100% online and designed to give students the flexibility to complete the degree without interrupting their daily routines and personal, social and professional responsibilities
  • Course curriculum is aligned with the state standards for principal certification and provides students with an appropriate balanced combination of theory and practical application
  • Required internship to fulfill state requirements for principal certification
  • Affords graduates valuable career growth potential and prepares them to perform successfully as first-year principals

Learn more about the M.Ed. Program.

Dual Credit

Howard Payne University’s New Braunfels Center is excited to partner with area school districts to offer a dual credit Christ-centered, quality education. Students and professors will work together under the values of academic excellence, service to others and Christian integrity. The cost per class is $350.00.

Students enrolling for dual credit will need to fill out an early admissions application. Return the application to your high school counselor.

The following classes can be taken for dual credit. Check with your high school counselor to be sure you have taken the Accuplacer Test and meet the enrollment requirements for the desired course(s).

  • BIB 1303 Introduction to the Old Testament, meets M – 6:30 p.m. – 9:20 p.m., New Braunfels High School
  • BIB 1304 Introduction to the New Testament, meets M – 6:30 p.m. – 9:20 p.m., NB High School
  • BUS 1311 Introduction to Business, meets M – 6:30 p.m. – 9:20 p.m., NB High School
  • COM 1310 Fund. of Human Communication, Sat. 9:00 – 11:50, NB High School, Also available online
  • ECO 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics, Online only
  • ENG 1311 English Composition I, TBD
  • ENG 1312 English Composition II, TBD
  • ENG 2351 British Literature, TBD
  • GEG 2310 Intro. to World Geography, Online only
  • HIS 1310 US History to 1877, meets Sat – 9:00 – 11:50, NB High School, Also available online
  • MAT 1351 College Algebra, meets M – 6:30 – 9:20, NB High School, Also available online
  • MKT 2302 Principles of Marketing, meets Sat. – 9:00 – 11:50, NB High School
  • POS 2311 American Government, meets M – 6:30 – 9:20, NB High School, Also available online

All courses must enroll 3 – 5 students to be offered. Students and parents will be notified if a student class does not make.