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2013-14 Academic Catalog

2013-14 Academic Catalog

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The viewbook is a small pamphlet with information about our university's many programs and exciting campus atmosphere.
The viewbook is a small pamphlet with information about our university's many programs and exciting campus atmosphere.

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Published by: Oklahoma Baptist University on Jul 23, 2013
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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; three master’s
degrees: 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, fne arts, recreation, religious vocations,
scientifc and technical areas, and social sciences and

OBU’s campus is known by the school’s students
and alumni as Bison Hill. The campus features
33 major buildings. These facilities include the
Geiger Center, the social center for the University
community; the Mabee Fine Arts Center, one of the
fnest music facilities in the Southwest; the Mabee
Learning Center, a comprehensive library, media
and learning resources center; the Noble Complex, a
health, physical education and recreation center; the
new Recreation and Wellness Center; the W.P. Wood
Science Building; the Sarkeys Telecommunication
Center, which houses television production facilities
and a black box theatre; and the Jent Alumni Center,
home for OBU’s development and alumni offces.

OBU Overview


Thurmond Hall accommodates the Williamson
Nursing Education Center. Montgomery Hall
provides classroom space and houses the Campus
Ministry offces. The Bailey Business Center houses
the Paul Dickinson College of Business.

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