IT'S DIFFERENT HERE
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 also are joining a community unlike any other. Our relationships run as deep as our over 135-year history, with meaningful traditions and a strong spiritual foundation supporting it all.
60+ academic programs
in 7 academic schools
As a nationally ranked liberal arts university, there’s no doubt you’ll get a great education at Ouachita. But did you know your preparation reaches beyond lectures and textbooks? Our low 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio means personal connections with professors and no impersonal lecture halls. It also means networking opportunities that could help launch your future career. You’ll engage with students from across the nation and around the world who bring their diverse backgrounds and passions with them to share. Add to the mix faculty members and guest lecturers who are top scholars in their fields, and you’ll leave here prepared for reasoned engagement with the world. Not sure what you want to study? No pressure. Our unique “Discover” program will help you find the right major for you.
Undecided about your major? Ouachita can help.
As an undeclared major at Ouachita, the DISCOVER program offers you the opportunity to learn more about yourself as Ouachita educates the whole student – mind, body and spirit. Ouachita’s liberal arts approach allows you to discover a variety of careers – as well as God’s calling for your life.
⬅ Meanwhile, click through these academic schools to see the excellent programs offered at Ouachita.
HICKINGBOTHAM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
- Business Administration
- Sport Management
PRUET SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN STUDIES
- Biblical Languages
- Christian Studies (on campus)
- Biblical Studies & Theology
- Christian Ministry
- Christian Missions
- Christian Studies (online)
- Community & Family Services
- Greek (minor only)
- Hebrew (minor only)
HUCKABEE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
- Coaching (emphasis/minor)
- Education (K-12)
- Kinesiology - Teaching Emphasis
- Speech Communications & Theatre Arts
- Education, Elementary (K-6)
- Education, Middle School (4-8)
- English & Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Education, Secondary (7-12)
- Life/Earth Sciences (Biology)
- Physical/Earth Sciences (Chemistry)
- Social Studies
- Theatre Arts
- Education Studies (emphasis/minor)
- Exercise Science (emphasis/minor)
- Exercise Science
- Pre-Professional Studies
- Recreation & Sports Administration
- Recreation & Sports Ministry
- Recreation & Sports Administration (emphasis/minor)
- Recreation & Sports Ministry (emphasis/minor)
SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS
- Art Education
- Graphic Design
- Music Education
- Music Industry
- Music Performance
- Musical Theatre
- Studio Art
- Theatre Arts
- Theatre Education
- Worship Studies
SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES
- Communications & Media
- Communications Studies
- Integrated Communications
- Multimedia Journalism
- Sports Media
- Strategic Communications
- Visual Media & Film
- International Studies (minor only)
PATTERSON SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES
- Biomedical Sciences
- Chemistry, Professional
- Communication Sciences & Disorders (Speech Pathology)
- Computer Science
- Environmental Studies
- Mathematics, Applied
- Nursing: B.S.N. (on campus)
- Nursing: B.S.N. (RN-to-BSN online)
- Nutrition & Dietetics
- Physics, Applied
- Dental Hygiene
- Medical Technology
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Physician’s Assistant
- Veterinary Medicine
SUTTON SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
- Criminal Justice
- International Studies (minor only)
- Legal Studies (minor only)
- Military Science (minor only)
- Political Science
- Psychology (on campus)
- Public History
- Public Administration
- Social Work
OUACHITA ONLINEWith Ouachita’s fully online degree programs, you can now earn a quality Ouachita degree on your own time. Ouachita Online can provide you with a college home where you feel supported and encouraged both spiritually and academically by your professors, as well as your classmates.
- Christian Studies
- Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion
- Nursing: RN-to-BSN
- Organizational Leadership
THE CARL GOODSON HONORS PROGRAMThe Carl Goodson Honors Program seeks to further academic excellence and inspire intellectual curiosity among the university’s high academic achievers. Scholars eligible to participate in the honors program have the opportunity to enroll in honors section of CORE classes as well as special honor seminars on interdisciplinary subjects outside the traditional catalog (recent seminars include “African Fictions” and “Chemistry & Cooking”). Unique research, social and travel opportunities also are available to students admitted to the program. It is a great way to deepen your academic experience and explore passions in and out of your major field of study. Learn more.
Graduate & Professional studiesGraduate and Professional Studies at Ouachita seek to be a source of ongoing intellectual and spiritual growth for those pursuing lifelong learning or career advancement. Ouachita fosters community through relationships with classmates and professors in all learning environments. Through innovative modalities, fields and approaches, these programs combine the very best of Ouachita’s more than 130 years of Christ-centered learning with meeting the ongoing and changing needs of the work force.
We do more than learn together. We do life together.
With 97% of Ouachita students living on campus, you’ll be more than classmates with your peers; you’ll be lifelong friends. And you’ll be more than just another student to your professors. Our faculty and staff have an open door to invest in you professionally, spiritually and personally.
EXPERIENCE HANDS-ON LEARNING WITH REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCES.
Your liberal arts education at Ouachita not only exposes you to a variety of fields and interests, it prepares you to launch a meaningful career or succeed in grad school. Your classroom experiences will be strengthened with high-impact experiences like hands-on labs, field work and internships.
THERE'S SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT US. A LIFE-CHANGING DIFFERENCE.
At Ouachita, we are committed to a love of God and love of learning. This is an environment where you will be challenged to carefully explore and embrace what you believe while building a lifelong focus on helping others and making a difference for the Kingdom of God.
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