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Mission statement
Southwest Baptist University is a Christ-centered, caring academic community preparing students to be servant leaders in a global society.

Profile
Private, four-year, comprehensive Christian university established in 1878

Location
Southwest Missouri—Bolivar is a town of approximately 11,000 people, located 25 minutes north of Springfield, 90 minutes north of Branson, two and a half hours south of Kansas City, and three and a half hours southwest of St. Louis.

Spiritual enrichment opportunities
SBU students participate in about 30 national and international mission trips a year. Students also have opportunities to be involved in local ministries, small-group Bible studies, the Christian Service Organization, and revival teams.

Enrollment
Approximately 3,500 students, with nearly 1,500 undergraduate students attending SBU’s main campus in Bolivar

Premier programs
Biology, Business Administration, Christian Ministry, Communications/Journalism, Computer Science, Education, Health Sciences, Intercultural Studies (Missions), Music, Nursing, Science, Physical Therapy, Social Work

Athletics
NCAA Division II, MIAA conference; varsity sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, indoor/outdoor track & field, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball (women)

 

AT A GLANCE

The Southwest Baptist University Advantage
• One of America’s Best College Buys, and one of America’s Best Christian Colleges
• Costs 40% below the national average for private four-year institutions
• Study abroad programs and mission trips available to all students
• Average class size of 24 and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1
• Offering more than 80 academic programs through undergraduate and graduate degrees
• Fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

Majors and Programs
Undergraduate Studies
• Accounting
• Accounting and Information Assurance
• Art
• Art Education ‡
• Athletic Training
• Biblical Studies
• Biology
    - Biomedical Science
    - Environmental Biology/Field Biology
    - General Biology
• Biology Education ‡
• Business Administration
• Chemistry
• Chemistry Education ‡
• Christian Ministry
    - Children’s Ministry
    - Educational Administration in the Church
    - Pastoral Ministry
    - Youth Ministry
• Christian Studies
• Church Music
    - Instrumental
    - Keyboard
    - Vocal
• Commercial Art
    - Digital Imaging
    - Graphic Design
• Communication
• Computational Finance
• Computer Information Science
• Computer Science
• Computer Science Education
• Criminal Justice
• Economics/Finance
• Elementary Education ‡
    - Art
    - Early Childhood Education
    - Health
    - Middle School
    - Physical Education
    - Spanish
    - Speech
• English
• English Education ‡
• Exercise Science
• Health Sciences
• History
• Integration of Science and Christian Faith
• Intercultural Studies
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• International Business
• Journalism/Mass Communication
• Management
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Mathematics Education ‡
• Medical Technology
• Middle School Education ‡
    - Language Arts
    - Mathematics
    - Science
    - Social Science
    - Spanish
    - Speech
• Music
    - General Music with Elective Studies in an Outside Field
• Music Education ‡
    - Instrumental
    - Vocal
• Nursing
• Organizational and Strategic Communication
• Physical Education ‡
    - Health Education
    - Physical Education Certification
• Physics
• Political Science
• Pre-engineering
• Pre-health
- Pre-dentistry
- Pre-medicine
- Pre-optometry
- Pre-osteopathy
- Pre-pharmacy
- Pre-physical Therapy
- Pre-physician Assistant
- Pre-veterinary Medicine
• Pre-law
• Psychology
    - Sports Performance Enhancement
• Public Relations
• Religion and Philosophy
• Social Science Education ‡
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Spanish ‡
• Speech Communication and Theatre Education ‡
• Sport Management
    - Fitness and Wellness Administration
    - Sport Administration
• Sport Marketing
• Theatre
• Web Systems and Design
• Writing

Graduate Studies
• Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
• Doctor of Physical Therapy
• Education Specialist
• Master of Business Administration
• Master of Science in Education ‡
• Master of Science in Education/Athletic/Activity Administration
• Master of Science in Education/Curriculum and Instruction
• Master of Science in Education/Instructional Technology Leadership
• Master of Science in Education/Lead Teacher
• Master of Science in Educational Administration ‡
• Master of Science in Nursing/Nursing Education/Nursing Administration

‡ Areas available for teaching certification

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