The division of Academic Affairs encompasses all schools and colleges of Oklahoma City University and several academic support offices, including the registrar, international education, institutional research, assessment, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Grounded in a core curriculum focused on academic excellence and servant leadership, the university offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees, with more than 60 majors and 25 minors throughout its schools and colleges. Undergraduate majors include accounting, art, biochemistry, biology, business administration, computer science, dance, education, exercise sports science, film production, finance, mathematics, music, nursing, political science, religion, and theatre. Graduate programs include nursing, business, education, nonprofit leadership, music, a physician’s assistant program, a physical therapy program, and law.
Schools and Colleges
- Kramer School of Nursing
- Margaret E. Petree College of Performing Arts
- Ann Lacy School of Dance and Entertainment
- School of Theatre
- Wanda L. Bass School of Music
- Meinders School of Business
- Petree College of Arts & Sciences
- School of Liberal Arts & Sciences
- School of Visual Arts
- Wimberly School of Religion
- School of Law
Study abroad is an integral part the University’s initiative on global learning and leadership education. The university offers numerous semester-long study abroad opportunities in 14 countries, including Austria, Germany, Japan, Morocco, Spain, and the United Kingdom. In addition, the university offers faculty-led programs abroad, ranging from ten days to six weeks. Such faculty-led programs for 2019 included the art of chamber music in Madrid, Spain; British media in London; LGBTQ advocacy and leadership in Greece; and Spanish language and literature in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Oklahoma City University has national performing arts programs. The Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment was named the #1 Bachelor of Fine Arts dance program in the United States for the 2017-2018 academic year by Onstage, a national media outlet covering performing arts. The School of Theatre alumni have been cast most recently in Broadway productions of Hello, Dolly!, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Wicked. Notable alumni of the Wanda Bass School of Music include Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O’Hara, both of whom are accomplished actresses and singers, have starred in numerous Broadway shows, and have received numerous Tony Awards and nominations.
The Oklahoma City University School of Law is one of the longest-existing programs of legal education offered in the state. The program enrolled 462 students in the fall of 2019. The law school is home to the Oklahoma Innocence Project, which works to exonerate the wrongfully-convicted; the Murrah Homeland Security Law and Policy Center, which works to protect against acts of terrorism; and the American Indian Law and Sovereignty Center, which works to provide legal training for future lawyers who plan to serve Oklahoma’s many tribal communities. The university’s law school graduates who were first-time takers of the Oklahoma bar exam in 2017, 2018 and 2019 achieved a pass rate of 77 percent, 77 percent, and 69 percent, respectively.