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Oklahoma Baptist University

United States
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About Oklahoma Baptist University

Oklahoma Baptist University is a senior level coeducational institution with an enrollment of approximately 1,900 students. About 60 percent of OBU’s students are from Oklahoma, while the other 40 percent come from approximately 40 other states and 26 countries. OBU is located in Shawnee, a city of 31,500
residents, which is 35 miles east of Oklahoma City and 90 miles southwest of Tulsa, near the geographical center of the state. OBU’s 200-acre campus is on the northwest edge of Shawnee just two miles south of Interstate 40. OBU utilizes the semester calendar plan with a four-month fall term, a three-week January term, a four-month spring term, and two four-week summer terms.

The University offers 10 baccalaureate degrees: the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Professional Accountancy, Bachelor of Humanities, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Musical Arts, Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Fine Arts; four master’s degrees: Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Master of Science in Nursing; and one associate’s degree: Associate of Arts in Christian Studies. OBU’s curriculum features strong general studies requirements and 84 areas of concentration and majors in departments of instruction. Areas of study lead to a large number of entry-level occupations in such career areas as business, communications, education, fine arts, recreation, religious vocations, scientific and technical areas, and social sciences and services.

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Oklahoma Baptist University students are involved in a wealth of activities both on and off campus. Lifelong relationships are cultivated and sustained through OBU student activities, all of which offer opportunities for academic, social and spiritual growth.

Oklahoma Baptist University is located in Shawnee, Okla., a quiet city near a major urban center with access to internships and cultural events.

Shawnee is a city of about 28,000 located 35 miles east of Oklahoma City, 90 miles from Tulsa and 200 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth.

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We are so thrilled that you have chosen to attend OBU and to be part of our on-campus community. We truly seek to serve you as residents and to educate you as students. As our mission statement below indicates, we are committed to the academic mission of the University and to you as an individual seeking to grow and develop. Please let us know how we can meet your needs. You are important to us! Have a great year!

As the Residential Life Staff, we will focus on students' needs and equip our Resident Assistants so that we may enhance the total educational experience of Oklahoma Baptist University within our residence halls. To honor the intent and purpose of the University, we will provide an environment in which the principles of Christian living are encouraged and cultivated.

Our mission is centered on our commitment to:

  • Provide the opportunity for spiritual, educational, social, cultural, and physical development through programs and publications.
  • Maintain a clean and healthy living environment through administration of building maintenance and housekeeping.
  • Develop skills in Resident Assistants which enable them to provide leadership for a community of residents.
  • Establish relationships with students which encourage growth through redemptive discipline and personal responsibility.
  • Encourage teamwork within the Residential Life staff as a whole through a shared commitment to our students and our university.

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Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 2 Applied and Pure Sciences 3 Computer Science and IT 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 1 MBA 1

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