University Catalog

Message from the President

President Hargis

Welcome to Oklahoma State University!

We are delighted you are pursuing your all-important higher education degree at OSU.

This catalog shows the incredible breadth of academic offerings available to you at OSU. With more than 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and options, as well as professional degree programs in medicine and veterinary medicine, OSU provides outstanding choice and value at a comprehensive research university.

Oklahoma State University is proud of its heritage as one of our nation’s leading land-grant universities and remains fully committed to the land-grant mission of teaching, research and outreach. We provide a creative, innovative, collaborative learning environment that prepares students to use their knowledge to become active citizens and positive leaders who will make the world a better place.

We are glad you are here at Oklahoma State University and wish you all the best as you prepare for a world of possibilities.

V. Burns Hargis

Catalog Introduction

An Oklahoma State University education is about providing choices and value. It’s about people gathering together to investigate and discover, uncover opportunities and take on challenges. With more than 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and options, OSU is a premier land-grant institution with a world-wide reach. Our faculty includes leaders in their fields and an array of nationally published authors and scientists. Oklahoma State University provides world-class education to all students — full-time, part-time, adult and non-traditional.

Our investment in teaching and research creates an educational experience that is intellectually challenging and has practical value far beyond the classroom. OSU students learn hands-on while working with world-class experts, scientists, artists and intellectuals on cutting-edge research that is changing the way we live.

OSU has been recognized for its educational value by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Princeton Review, and Kiplinger. The Wall Street Journal listed OSU among the nation’s top schools for best preparing graduates for success, as determined by corporate recruiters.

OSU also is home to nearly 1,400 valedictorians, and a long list of Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, Udall, Goldwater, Gates, Phi Kappa Phi and other national scholars. OSU allows students to stretch their learning with its nationally recognized Honors College, offers unique opportunities for undergraduate research and provides advising and academic support services through its University College.

With more choices, top faculty and cutting-edge resources all at a great value, Oklahoma State University is the place for a world-class education.

Oklahoma State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and programs within the colleges are also accredited.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602
800.621.7440
http://www.ncahlc.org/

Oklahoma State University, in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Higher Education Act), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, or status as a veteran, in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This provision includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid and educational services. The Director of Equal Opportunity,408 Whitehurst, OSU, Stillwater, OK 74078-1035, Phone 405-744-5371, email: eeo@okstate.edu has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies. Any person (student, faculty or staff) who believes that discriminatory practices have been engaged in based on gender may discuss his or her concerns and file informal or formal complaints of possible violations of Title IX with OSU’s Title IX Coordinator, (405) 744-9154.