Dallas, Texas, is one of the top three largest cities in Texas and one of the top ten largest in the United States. Dallas is not a little country town filled with ranches and cowboys but a thriving metropolis whose economy centers around technology, transportation, and telecommunications. Dallas consistently hosts more Fortune 500 companies than almost any other city in the country and also supports arts and culture with the Texas Ballet Theater, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and the Dallas Opera.
Dallas Baptist University
Dallas-Fort Worth is often called the Buckle of the Bible Belt, and Dallas is the site of several theological schools. One of the largest is Dallas Baptist University (DBU), whose mission is “to provide Christ-centered quality higher education in the arts, sciences, and professional studies.” The university offers associates, bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees in a large number of academic specialties, such as arts, Biblical studies, business administration, church music, finance, accounting, marketing, Christian education, counseling, and leadership studies. DBU also has several active sports teams and programs, including ones in soccer, volleyball, tennis, track and field, basketball, baseball, cross country, and golf.
3000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, TX 75211 (800) 460-1DBU dbu.edu
Paul Quinn College
Paul Quinn College is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church and is named for William Paul Quinn, the fourth bishop of the church. Paul Quinn is the oldest liberal arts college for African-Americans in Texas, and one of the oldest in the United States, although the college does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, or creed. The college offers degrees in subjects such as biology, computer science, legal studies, accounting, business administration, management, and early childhood education. Students are required to complete one year of core studies before choosing a major in their sophomore year.
3837 Simpson Stuart Road Dallas, TX 75241 (214) 376-1000 pqc.edu
University of North Texas at Dallas
The University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton is known for being a large, diverse campus with a particularly exemplary music department. UNT Dallas is a new branch campus in the burgeoning North Texas system, welcoming its first class of freshman in the fall of 2010. UNT Dallas will become the first and the only public university inside the city and will offer undergraduate and graduate programs. The main academic departments at UNT Dallas will be criminal justice, business administration, human services management, math, sociology, counseling, interdisciplinary studies, and information technology. The school is fully accredited, and financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and scholarships is available.
7300 Houston School Road Dallas, TX 75241 (877) UNT-DALS unt.edu
Amber D. Walker has been writing professionally since 1989. She has had essays published in "Fort Worth Weekly," "Starsong," "Paper Bag," "Living Buddhism" and more. Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Texas and worked as an English teacher abroad for six years.