Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

Ouachita Baptist University, founded in 1886, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 200-acre campus is located in Arkadelphia, AR, 65 miles southwest of Little Rock.

School Profiles: Christian Life

Ouachita: invested in you

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

NURSING

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

What are you looking for in your ideal college setting? 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 among the top 100 “Best Nationwide Colleges for Your Money” by CollegeFactual.com. 

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.