Ouachita Baptist University - Bachelor's Degree

Ouachita Baptist University, located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, is a leading liberal arts university comprising of seven academic schools in Business, Christian Studies, Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.

  • Average Tuition USD 35,883

School Description

Ouachita Baptist University, founded in 1886, started out with 235 students but expanded quickly. Within the next few years, the University saw the construction of a number of buildings; by 1907, its faculty expanded from six to 26, enrollment doubled to 476 and the graduating class increased to 34. In 1965, the Board of Trustees voted to change the institution’s name to Ouachita Baptist University and a year later, Ouachita introduced a revised and expanded curriculum, in addition to introducing a graduate program.

In 1998, Ouachita’s core curriculum was reviewed and revised and the University was reorganised into eight schools, the Frank D. Hickingbotham School of Business, the Chesley and Elizabeth Pruet School of Christian Studies, the Michael D. Huckabee School of Education, the School of Fine Arts, the School of Humanities, the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, the J D Patterson School of Natural Sciences and the W H Sutton School of Social Sciences.

Today Ouachita has grown into a leading liberal arts university with more than 1,500 students from 30 states and 30 nations.

Bachelor Programs

  • 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 24,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States

    Biology

    USD 24,400 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 24,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 24,400 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States

    Drama

    USD 24,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

  • 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States

    Education

    USD 24,400 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States

    English

    USD 24,400 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States

    History

    USD 24,400 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States

    Mass Communication and Journalism

    USD 24,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the analysis and criticism of media institutions and media texts, how people experience and understand media content, and the roles of media in producing and transforming culture. Includes instruction in communications regulation, law, and policy; media history; media aesthetics, interpretation, and criticism; the social and cultural effects of mass media; cultural studies; the economics of media industries; visual and media literacy; and the psychology and behavioral aspects of media messages, interpretation, and utilization.

  • 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States

    Mathematics and Computer Science

    USD 24,400 Tuition Fee

    A program with a general synthesis of mathematics and computer science or a specialization which draws from mathematics and computer science.

  • 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States

    Music Education

    USD 24,400 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

  • 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States

    Nutrition Science

    USD 24,400 Tuition Fee

    A scientific program that focuses on the utilization of food for human growth and metabolism, in both normal and dysfunctional states, from the interdisciplinary perspective of the agricultural, human, biological, and biomedical sciences. Includes instruction in food science, biochemistry, physiology, dietetics, food and nutrition studies, biotechnology, biophysics, and the clinical sciences.

  • 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 24,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States

    Physics

    USD 24,400 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States

    Political Science

    USD 24,400 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States

    Psychology

    USD 24,400 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States

    Spanish

    USD 24,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States

    Theology

    USD 24,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

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    US News (Liberal Arts) 173
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 329

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.75
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 78
  • Minimum SAT 940
  • Minimum ACT 20

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    Established in 1886

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    Ouachita Baptist University has an annual tradition that dates back to 1997, whereby Ouachitonians volunteer more than 70,000 hours at a semi-annual community service event which is part of an event called the Tiger Serve Day.

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          • Testimony
            1993-1997, BA Biblical Studies

            Excellent Education, Global Opportunities, Personal AttentionYYI came to OBU in crisis, I left confident. I came alone, I left with a company of friends. I studied the Bible, and came to understand how worship the Lord. I came with a love for the nations, I left with a mission to the nations and equipped to equip others to go. I came feeling defenseless, I left able to defend the faith against some of its higher critics.

          • Testimony
            1977-1981, BA Religious Studies

            A Quality Education with a Personal TouchYYOuachita Baptist University, or OBU, is "home" to me and several members of my family. I learned under gifted and qualified women and men who taught me in an atmosphere that respected me individually, and challenged me to grow intellectually, morally and spiritually. The campus is welcoming, friendly, and active, not to mention aesthetically pleasing. God is honored and Christ is uplifted at OBU, and I'm proud to be a Ouachita alum

          • Testimony
            1971-1986, M.ED, Elementary Education

            Positive atmosphere and skillful instructors who was expertise In their field.