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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 130-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.

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Meanwhile, scroll through these academic schools to see the excellent programs offered at Ouachita. 

HUCKABEE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES 

SUTTON SCHOOL OF SOCIAL STUDIES 

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Criminal Justice
  • Government
  • Law
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
OUACHITA ONLINE

With 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.

THE CARL GOODSON HONORS PROGRAM 

The 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.

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.

Learn more.

Meanwhile, scroll through these academic schools to see the excellent programs offered at Ouachita. 

HUCKABEE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES 

SUTTON SCHOOL OF SOCIAL STUDIES 

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Criminal Justice
  • Government
  • Law
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
OUACHITA ONLINE

With 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.

THE CARL GOODSON HONORS PROGRAM 

The 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.

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Ouachita’s Tiger Tunes sets sales record, raises $100,000 for student scholarships

Ouachita Baptist University’s annual Tiger Tunes production is about more than music, choreography and entertainment. This year’s scholarship fundraising event achieved both a record total of 6,750 tickets sold and a record number of 630 students participating in the...

Ouachita achieves top graduation rate among all colleges in Arkansas

Ouachita Baptist University has earned the honor of attaining the top university graduation rate in Arkansas, according to the latest data compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics. The report follows other recent recognitions, including Ouachita being...

Ouachita announces $1 million gift; trustees authorize Berry Bible/Horne Center project

Hearing positive reports about Ouachita Baptist University’s recent enrollment and endowment growth, the university’s Board of Trustees addressed a variety of budget, personnel and facility-related issues during their quarterly board meeting held Sept. 21 on...

Ouachita cited as top private university in state, ranked among “Best for the Money” nationally

Earning recognition as the top private university in Arkansas as well as being listed nationally among “Best for the Money” universities, Ouachita Baptist University continues to be ranked among the nation’s top universities by Forbes magazine, U.S. News & World...

Know. And be known.

There’s a paradox in choosing a university… Many students have a strong desire to attend a university where they can meet and get to know lots of people—and be known by lots of people. So they choose to attend a large university, not understanding this paradox: To...

“What’s up there?”: A study abroad reflection

One of my favorite aspects of being in Jerusalem was becoming friends with a Palestinian kid, who we’ll call Michael. It was an unlikely friendship. Michael is 18 and has lived in East Jerusalem his whole life. He’s Muslim and had never had any close female or...

WE DO MORE THAN LEARN TOGETHER. we do life together.

With 95% 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 opportunities.

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.

EXPERIENCE OUACHITA IN 360°

Experience Ouachita in 360° and get an up-close peek at campus life. In just a few minutes, you can go from cheering for the Tigers on the football field, to the classroom working on a chemistry experiment.

Use a phone, computer or headset to watch as we show you what it’s like to be at Ouachita. Don’t forget to turn or swipe to look all around you!

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