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Christian Life Profile


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Ouachita: invested in you
By choosing Ouachita Baptist University as your college home, you’re choosing not only to invest in outstanding academic training and career preparation, but you are also joining a community unlike any other. Our relationships run as deep as our 130-year history, with meaningful traditions and a strong spiritual foundation. 

Fostering a love of God and a love of learning, Ouachita is recognized as a leading liberal arts university. In addition to being cited among America’s top colleges by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes, Ouachita has been ranked by CollegeFactual.com among the top 100 “Best Nationwide Colleges for Your Money.”

Academic excellence
Addressing students’ diverse academic interests, new majors include Biophysics, Community and Family Services, Environmental Studies, Finance, Music Industry, Public History, and Social Justice Studies. Ouachita also offers an accelerated three-year Biomedical Scholars Program as well as emphases in such areas as Entrepreneurship and Sport Management. Not sure what you want to study? Check out our unique “Discover” program designed to help you find the right major for you.

Ouachita offers a competitive financial aid program, with 98% of our students receiving financial assistance. With a low 13:1 student-faculty ratio, our students get to know their professors on a personal level as mentors and role models. Graduates have an outstanding 93% placement rate in careers and graduate schools within six months.

Local and global vision
Tiger Serve Day, Ouachita’s semi-annual community service project, has logged more than 80,000 volunteer hours by students, faculty, and staff since 1997. Students also serve on mission projects in Arkansas and around the world as well as participate in the European Study Tour, the Pruet School of Christian Studies’ Biblical Studies Tour, and other international education options in such settings as Australia, France, Japan, South Africa, and Spain.

Ouachita’s residential campus features more than 40 campus organizations, plus social clubs, intramural sports, and ministry opportunities. Tiger Tunes, Scholars Day, Christian Focus Week, and the Battle of the Ravine are among campus highlights each year. Nearly a quarter of Ouachita’s student body competes on one of our 14 NCAA Division II athletic teams; so when the Tigers win, it’s personal.

Plan your campus visit
The Office of Admissions Counseling hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including personal campus visits to help prospective students explore how Ouachita can invest in you. To learn more, visit obu.edu or call 800-DIAL-OBU.

 


AT A GLANCE

At A Glance

Founded: 1886

Enrollment: 1,500 students, exclusively undergraduate

Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Athletics: 14 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II teams

Financial Aid: 98% of students receiving financial aid

Prepared Graduates: 97% graduate school acceptance rate

Opportunities for Involvement: More than 40 clubs and organizations, more than 30 campus ministries, and more than a dozen service programs

Study Abroad: Long- and short-term programs in more than 15 nations around the world

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Programs of Study

• ACCOUNTING
• BIBLICAL LANGUAGES
• BIOLOGY
• BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
• BIOPHYSICS
• BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION#
- Entrepreneurship
- Management
- Marketing
- Sport Management
• CHEMISTRY
• CHEMISTRY, PROFESSIONAL
• CHRISTIAN MEDIA/COMMUNICATIONS
• CHRISTIAN STUDIES#
- Biblical Studies
- Christian Ministry
- Christian Missions
- Christian Theology
- Philosophy
• CHURCH MEDIA/PRODUCTION ARTS
• COACHING*
• COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & DISORDERS
• COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA
- Communications Studies
- Integrated Communications
- Multimedia Journalism
- Sports Media
- Strategic Communications
- Visual Media & Film
• COMMUNITY & FAMILY SERVICES
• COMPUTER SCIENCE
• EDUCATION (K-12)
- Art
- Choral Music
- Instrumental Music
- Kinesiology & Leisure Studies
- Speech Communication & Theatre Arts
• EDUCATION, ELEMENTARY (K-6)
• EDUCATION, MIDDLE SCHOOL (4-8)
- English & Language Arts
- Mathematics
- Science
- Social Studies
• EDUCATION, SECONDARY (7-12)
- English
- Life/Earth Sciences (Biology)
- Mathematics
- Physical/Earth Sciences (Chemistry)
- Physics/Mathematics
- Social Studies
- Theatre Arts
• EDUCATION & PUBLIC POLICY*
• ENGINEERING PHYSICS
• ENGLISH
• ENGLISH LITERATURE*
• ENGLISH WRITING*
• ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
• FINANCE
• GRAPHIC DESIGN
• GREEK*
• HEBREW*
• HISTORY
• INTERNATIONAL STUDIES*
• KINESIOLOGY & LEISURE STUDIES
- Fitness
- K-12 Teaching


- Pre-professional Studies
- Recreation
- Recreation & Sports Ministry
• LEGAL STUDIES*
• MATHEMATICS
• MATHEMATICS, APPLIED
• MILITARY SCIENCE*
• MUSIC
• MUSIC EDUCATION, CHORAL
• MUSIC EDUCATION, INSTRUMENTAL
• MUSIC INDUSTRY
- Film Scoring
- Music Entrepreneurship
- Performance
- Recording
- Songwriting
• MUSIC PERFORMANCE
• MUSICAL THEATRE
• NUTRITION & DIETETICS
• PHILOSOPHY
• PHYSICS
• PHYSICS, APPLIED
• POLITICAL SCIENCE
• PSYCHOLOGY
• PUBLIC HISTORY
• RECREATION MINISTRY*
• SOCIAL JUSTICE STUDIES
• SOCIOLOGY
• SPANISH
• STUDIO ART
- Ceramics
- Drawing
- Painting
• THEATRE ARTS
• WORSHIP ARTS
• WORSHIP MINISTRY
• WORSHIP STUDIES*

* Minor only
# Online and on-campus programs offered


Pre-professional Programs
• ARCHITECTURE
• CRIMINAL JUSTICE
• DENTAL HYGIENE
• DENTISTRY
• ENGINEERING
• GOVERNMENT
• LAW
• MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
• MEDICINE
• NURSING
• OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
• OPTOMETRY
• PHARMACY
• PHYSICAL THERAPY
• PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
• PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
• SOCIAL WORK
• VETERINARY MEDICINE

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