About the College at Southwestern

The kind of thinking that changes the world

The College at Southwestern is an undergraduate program that prepares students to engage culture and to advance the Gospel. We are a Southern Baptist Liberal Arts College, training students to think biblically and critically about the world around them. Our degrees are designed to allow students the opportunities to engage a multitude of worldviews with the truth of Scripture.

But the College at Southwestern is not simply a liberal arts college; we are also unapologetically Baptist. We stress the importance of studying, learning and applying the truth of Scripture. Since the history of Western thought is itself a search for truth, our goal is to equip students to engage their culture for Christ. Therefore, our professors stress not only the need to understand the ideas and philosophies of the great works but also the need for students to filter those ideas through a biblical worldview. To develop that worldview, our students take courses in both Old and New Testament as well as classes in theology. This foundation equips students to think critically and biblically about key issues so they can act boldly for the Gospel.

The College at Southwestern trains students to “Know Truth, Share Truth, and Defend Truth.” Our students are prepared to engage cultural issues with the truth they know, share truth with those who are searching, and defend truth against skeptical attacks with robust critical thinking. It’s the kind of thinking that changes the world.


Our Mission

National statistics show that two out of three active youth group participants stop attending church in college. These students report the main reason for their attendance drop-off is “open-minded” professors who intentionally try to dismantle every belief the student has ever held. In the College at Southwestern, minds are challenged, but souls are also refreshed. Students are taught and guided by professors who firmly hold to the inerrancy and infallibility of Scripture. Graduates of the college will be able to share Christ with people of all walks of life, from children to doctors of philosophy.

The mission of the College at Southwestern is to create effective witnesses for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, regardless of the student’s academic pursuit. The college prepares students to live with a heart full of fire and a head full of the wisdom of God.


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