HAS ANYONE EVER ASKED YOU, “WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS?”
We know. It’s a dicult question, mainly because it’s about the uture.But imagine there are no obstacles to your dream lie or dream job.The usual deal-breakers (time, money, relationships) don’t apply. Nowask yoursel again, “I I could do anything in the world, what wouldit be?”Don’t be araid to dream big—identiying what you want to “be” whenyou “grow up” is really the answer to a much larger question: “Who doU want to become?” It’s really a question about the present, becauseGod has already given you special gits and passions. And those gitsand passions are as unique as His purpose or your lie.So this book is not just about OBU. It’s about you. It is your story—the story o how you came to be U by discovering your interests,imagining the possibilities and becoming the person God intends.For the past 100 years, OBU has been helping individuals just likeyou become the people God created them to be. Last year, almost1,800 students rom more than 40 states and 20 countries choseOBU as the place to start their journey o becoming. They were drawnto OBU’s integrated approach to learning that helps students viewdierent subjects through a Christian lens. They ound their passionsaddressed by our 84 programs o academic study.
FACULTY & BISON PLEDGE
COLLEGE OF NURSING
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & MATH
COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES
COLLEGE OF THEOLOGY & MINISTRY
PROFILES & MAJORS
BECOMING GLOBALLY ENGAGED
OBU TRADITIONS & CAMPUS
CAMPUS MAP & SHAWNEE
ADMISSIONS & FINANCIAL AID
DAVID W. WHITLOCK
President, Oklahoma Baptist University
FROM THE PRESIDENT
Our story begins in 1907 when the Baptist General Convention oOklahoma appointed an education commission to establish a Baptistuniversity. Those pioneers envisioned a university grounded in theliberal arts—preparing students to integrate their Christian aithand disciplines as educators, doctors, lawyers, artists, musicians,missionaries, pastors, entrepreneurs, writers, poets, actors andeconomists.You might be wondering how your story aligns with ours. We want tohelp you become the person God intends. We will prepare you to thinkcritically about worldviews, values and truth by equipping you to do theollowing:
Pursue academic excellence
Integrate aith with all areas o knowledge
Engage a diverse world
Live worthy o the high calling o God in ChristOur master plan, OBU 2020, calls or the implementation o severalstrategic initiatives which will lead us to become a nationally andinternationally recognized center o excellence. These initiatives areocused on helping students, like yoursel, become what God intends.Let us join you in your journey—become U at OBU.
I AM A COMMUNICATOR.
I am interested in engaging dierent ideas and worldviews,ministering to people around me, using my imagination, inspiring others, learning newlanguages, reading great books and expressing mysel through writing.