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Ouachita Baptist University
School of Natural Sciences

The Harvey and Bernice Jones Science Center is one of the finest facilities in the region and is home to the J.D. Patterson School of Natural Sciences at Ouachita.  The School of Natural Sciences consists of the Departments of Biological Sciences (including Biology, Communication Sciences and Dietetics), Chemistry and Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science.  Our mission is to promote student learning in an atmosphere that nurtures critical and creative thinking, an appreciation of the beauty and complexity of natural systems, the development of ethical codes in striving for moral excellence, the ability to communicate effectively in speaking and writing, and an understanding of the importance of service and leadership. These opportunities are provided through a variety of courses within the sciences as well as mentored research opportunities.   The School provides curricula necessary for students to prepare for teaching, research as well as graduate and professional school – all within the liberal arts tradition.


We invite you to visit campus and talk with our students and faculty.  We’re confident you’ll find that the Patterson School of Natural Sciences is the right place for you to reach your educational goals.



Ravine day — planting trees to stabilize the stream bank.










HHMI — SEA Phage lab for freshman





Clinton Library 2013






Poster Presentations @ The Clinton Library

Summer 2013



Summer Research Fellows 2013









Patterson Summer Research 2013


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