Connecting Students to Transformative Learning

With strong connections throughout the Oklahoma City metro, the University of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to developing in students the confidence to succeed through transformative learning experiences. Central prides itself as a smart investment for success, preparing future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, with access to more than 200 student organizations and the internship, employment, entertainment and cultural offerings of the rapidly growing Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Founded in 1890 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Central connects its more than 17,000 students to an unmatched value found in 117 undergraduate areas of study and 74 graduate programs from its main campus in Edmond and facilities throughout the metro area.

Mission and Vision

Mission

The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) exists to help students learn by providing transformative educational experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving our global community. UCO contributes to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves.

Vision Statement

The University of Central Oklahoma, as Oklahoma’s metropolitan university committed to helping students learn, embraces its role as a collaborative partner and leader to meet the educational, business and community aspirations of the Greater Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. Our dynamic metropolitan region shapes the university even as the university contributes to the cultural, social, economic, and intellectual life of the region to realize our shared future. Metropolitan engagement informs every dimension of the university’s activities in cultivating learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and encouraging shared leadership to the extent that this synergy will inspire others to recognize UCO as one of the nation’s leading metropolitan universities.

Strategy Statement

The University of Central Oklahoma will actively respond to the needs and opportunities of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area by pursuing innovative partnerships, by adhering to our fundamental commitment to provide transformative teaching and learning experiences to our students, by engaging our students in experiential learning activities that advance the quality of life for all, by supporting lifelong learning and workforce development and expansion, and by the impactful contribution of our research and professional services expertise to the metropolitan area. Transformative Learning Through access to a high quality, affordable transformative teaching and learning experience, we seek to educate creative, collaborative graduates who are adaptable and engaged critical thinkers, who are receptive to new ideas, who celebrate the diversity of our region, and who will live fulfilling lives. Experiential Education Through the cultivating of partnerships throughout the metropolitan area and beyond, we serve the needs of our community and provide graduates who are equipped with the skills to assist the metropolitan area to thrive in a competitive global environment. Research and Professional Service Through professional services and research, we provide leadership and counsel on issues vital to the health of the metropolitan region’s businesses and industry, education institutions, families, and to its cultural quality of life. Quality of Campus Experiences Through its ethos of inclusion, transparency, collaboration, and respect across the institution that recognizes the unique and individual value of each of its traditional and non-traditional students, faculty, staff, administration, and alumni, the University of Central Oklahoma will be recognized nationally for its living and learning-centered environment.

Call to Action

The University of Central Oklahoma is the Leadership University, delivering education based on our shared values of Community, Character, and Civility. UCO transforms each student by focusing our resources on the Central Six tenets of transformative learning. All students will be transformed with:

  • Discipline Knowledge
  • Global and Cultural Competencies
  • Health and Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities
  • Service Learning and Civic Engagement

Students are transformed through the Central Six tenets of Transformative Learning. Their progress is tracked through the Student Transformative Learning Record that shows potential employers how students have developed beyond-disciplinary skills while at Central.

At A Glance

UOC at a glance

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The Graphic Design curriculum embraces and integrates art, advertising, and communication. The program at U.C.O. has grown into the largest program between Kansas City an ... [+]

Graphic Design is visual communication and visual problem-solving. This kind of visual communication can be found printed on a poster, a bag of chips, a can of soda, on the display of your laptop, or anything out in the real world or digital realm. You may not realize it now, but Graphic Design is all around you. You see as many as 5,000 advertisements a day. That means, you see Graphic Design more than 5,000 times a day because advertising is just one medium in which you will find Graphic Design. Graphic Design can be artistic, illustrative, systematic and even simple. Ultimately though, it is up to you, the designer, to problem solve and find the most effective solution. Our Graphic Design Program is N.A.S.A.D. accredited. For more information regarding Graphic Design, Design History and Illustration minors, please click here.... [-]

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We offer BA degrees in Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Photographic Arts (Commercial, Fine Arts, and Photojournalism), Professional Media (Broa ... [+]

The Department of Mass Communication has embarked on an ambitious journey to interweave the foundations of a strong collegiate education for lifelong learning with the practical preparation for professional careers with emerging and continually evolving technologies and new social media.

We offer BA degrees in Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Photographic Arts (Commercial, Fine Arts, and Photojournalism), Professional Media (Broadcasting, Documentary Film, Journalism, Online Media), and Strategic Communications (Advertising, Brand Communications, Public Relations). With 25 full-time and 25 part-time faculty, our students benefit from a wide range of professional and scholarly expertise. We are passionate about our mission: “Helping Students Learn!”... [-]

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The Professional Media major prepares students to discuss the role of professional communication media in a free society and in an interconnected world; produce industry- ... [+]

The Professional Media major prepares students to discuss the role of professional communication media in a free society and in an interconnected world; produce industry-quality content for diverse and converged media platforms; evaluate the ethical standards and practices of media professionals; and address local, national, and global issues through participation in UCentral Student Media. For more information regarding the Professional Media major, please click here.

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The Graphic Design curriculum embraces and integrates art, advertising, and communication. The program at U.C.O. has grown into the largest program between Kansas City and North Texas. It has truly become a center of excellence at U.C.O. Degree Sheet... [-]

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The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Designed as a liberal arts degree, this program also functions as a pre-professional degree that prepares s ... [+]

The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Designed as a liberal arts degree, this program also functions as a pre-professional degree that prepares students to pursue a graduate education. Designed as a liberal arts degree, this program also functions as a pre-professional degree that prepares students to pursue a graduate education. Like any liberal arts degree, it is also designed to provide a variety of experiences for a well-rounded education. We are proud of this degree and believe it to be one of the finest preparatory programs in the Southwest. Our graduates receive foundational education in statistical design, experimental psychology, physiology, learning, and history. They have gone on to earn doctoral degrees at leading universities around the country. Degree Sheet... [-]

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Majors in political science, including Public Administration, offer a solid undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences. Such study prepares the graduate for ... [+]

Majors in political science, including Public Administration, offer a solid undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences. Such study prepares the graduate for a variety of careers by emphasizing the acquisition of skills in communication and analysis; and by encouraging independent thought, tolerance and informed interest in current affairs. For more information regarding the BA in Public Administration, please click here.

Curriculum

Public Administration courses include economics, government, policy, politics and some aspects of finance. Degree Sheet

Student Organizations

The Political Science program has various organizations that help to support and involve Political Science majors throughout their education, including involvement in the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature, College Republicans, Young Democrats, a chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha and membership to the Oklahoma Political Science Association.... [-]

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Here at U.C.O. we offer 13 undergraduate business degree programs all designed to prepare students to become the next generation of business leaders. So whether you wish ... [+]

Here at U.C.O. we offer 13 undergraduate business degree programs all designed to prepare students to become the next generation of business leaders. So whether you wish to pursue a traditional program or one of our innovative offerings, we have the right program to fit your needs.

1. Accounting (B.S.) The Bachelor of Science in accounting is for students who want to work on the financial side of business, communicating financial information to internal and external stakeholders. The U.C.O. Accounting Program prepares graduates with an in-depth understanding of all areas of accounting. Such training best meets the needs of potential employers, particularly those in the metropolitan area of Oklahoma City and surrounding regions. In addition, many accounting graduates successfully pursue master’s degrees and certifications in various areas of accounting.... [-]

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The Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance at U.C.O.’s College of Business prepares students to plan, manage and analyze the financial aspect of business and orga ... [+]

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance at U.C.O.’s College of Business prepares students to plan, manage and analyze the financial aspect of business and organizations.

For more information regarding Financial Planning and Real Estate minors, please click here.

Curriculum Students majoring in finance can take investments, intermediate business finance, financial statement analysis, financial institutions, and money and banking, in addition to the business core courses. Students will also have the opportunity to customize their major through elective courses such as life and health insurance, real estate appraising, retirement planning, commercial bank management, financial statement analysis and employee benefit planning. Students will have the opportunity to join the finance/actuary and insurance club. ... [-]
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The Bachelor of Business Administration in Management at U.C.O.’s College of Business is designed to prepare our students with a core foundation to manage human, physical ... [+]

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Management at U.C.O.’s College of Business is designed to prepare our students with a core foundation to manage human, physical and financial resources in a way that ethically and strategically moves an organization to accomplish its goals.

For more information regarding International Business, Entrepreneurship and Business Administration minors, please click here.

Curriculum Students majoring in management will take managerial accounting, business ethics, human resource management, organizational behavior, management theory and the art of leadership, in addition to the business core courses. Management majors will select an area of focus, entrepreneurship, project management or retail management. Students can customize their major through additional electives, such as workforce economics, employee relations management, international business, small business management and business problem solving with software. ... [-]
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A Bachelor of Business Administration in Insurance and Risk Management at UCO’s College of Business merges specialization in finance, insurance, and mathematics. Students ... [+]

A Bachelor of Business Administration in Insurance and Risk Management at UCO’s College of Business merges specialization in finance, insurance, and mathematics. Students will obtain the skills needed to work in areas of actuarial science, risk management, and insurance. For more information regarding the BBA in Management - Insurance and Risk Management, please click here.

Curriculum As an insurance and risk management major, students will take risk management for the firm, foundations of insurance and risk management, property and liability insurance for the firm, and life and health insurance, in addition to the business core courses. Students can customize their major with elective courses such as investments, public sector risk management, the mathematics of life contingencies, risk control for the firm and public sector risk management. Students will have the opportunity to join the international risk management, insurance and actuarial science collegiate fraternity, Gamma Iota Sigma. ... [-]
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The Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems (MIS) at U.C.O.’s College of Business prepares students for careers that apply computer knowledg ... [+]

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems (MIS) at U.C.O.’s College of Business prepares students for careers that apply computer knowledge and information technology to business. The program teaches students about computer databases, networks, computer security and more.

Curriculum MIS majors will take courses that include programming business applications, business systems analysis and design, data management, managing and troubleshooting networks, and application development with SQL server, in addition to the business core courses. Students can customize their major with elective courses such as IT security and risk management, business application management, project management and programming. Students will also have the opportunity to join the Association of Information Technology Professionals (A.I.T.P.). ... [-]
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The Bachelor of Business Administration in Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) at UCO’s College of Business prepares students for a career that uses basic busin ... [+]

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) at UCO’s College of Business prepares students for a career that uses basic business education combined with information systems, critical thinking, and structured solution skills. For more information regarding the BBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management, please click here.

Curriculum As an OSCM major, students will take an introduction to management science, business problem solving with software, operations planning and control, operations and supply chain, business logistics, and purchasing and materials management, in addition to the business core courses. Students can customize their major with elective courses, such as methods of operations supervision, project management, quality assurance and cost accounting. Students will also have the opportunity to join the Association of Information Technology Professionals student chapter. ... [-]
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The Actuarial Science program at the University of Central Oklahoma is the only such program in the state of Oklahoma. The course of study was originally designed by Actu ... [+]

The Actuarial Science program at the University of Central Oklahoma is the only such program in the state of Oklahoma. The course of study was originally designed by Actuaries at American Fidelity Assurance Co. in Oklahoma City. The focus of the degree program is to give students a strong analytical background in the areas of mathematics and statistics as well as the actuarial specific topics such as theory of interest and mathematics of life contingencies.

Curriculum

What is an actuary? An actuary is a business professional who analyzes the financial consequences of risk. Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to study uncertain future events, especially those of concern to insurance and pension programs. Actuaries may work for insurance companies, consulting firms, government, employee benefits departments of large corporations, hospitals, banks and investment firms, or, more generally, in businesses that need to manage financial risk. A career as an actuary is better described as a "business" career with a mathematical basis than as a "technical" mathematical career. More general information about actuaries may be found at www.beanactuary.org.... [-]

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Today's competitive, rapidly changing world requires depth and agility in the workplace. To prepare students to meet these challenges, U.C.O. and the College of Mathemati ... [+]

Today's competitive, rapidly changing world requires depth and agility in the workplace. To prepare students to meet these challenges, U.C.O. and the College of Mathematics and Science provides students with opportunities for life-changing intellectual experiences that take place both inside and beyond the classroom. We call this "Transformative Learning." Transformative Learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experiences.

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The Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology provides students with employment opportunities in either the public or private sector. The program of study includes educational and scientific training needed to gain admission to graduate or professional schools.... [-]

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U.C.O.'s Computer Science program of study is for those who are interested in computer science in general. This program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commi ... [+]

Today's competitive, rapidly changing world requires depth and agility in the workplace. To prepare students to meet these challenges, U.C.O. and the College of Mathematics and Science provides students with opportunities for life-changing intellectual experiences that take place both inside and beyond the classroom. We call this "Transformative Learning." Transformative Learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experiences.

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U.C.O.'s Computer Science program of study is for those who are interested in computer science in general. This program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of A.B.E.T..... [-]

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Through the Bachelor of Science degree program in Electrical Engineering, dedicated faculty members guide student learning through a program curriculum featuring small cl ... [+]

Electrical Engineering is a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field that focuses on designing, manufacturing, and testing of electrical and electronic equipment. In this field, students learn the theoretical and experimental skills required for digital signal processing, control systems, telecommunications, microelectronics, microprocessors, power systems, mechatronics and electromagnetics.

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Through the Bachelor of Science degree program in Electrical Engineering, dedicated faculty members guide student learning through a program curriculum featuring small classes, hands-on experience, modern equipment, excellent laboratory facilities and the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research. Specialization is accommodated through courses such as digital electronics, digital signal processing, digital and analog communication, semiconductor devices and control systems. Students in Electrical Engineering often either go directly to work as engineers in industry or attend graduate school in electrical engineering.... [-]

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The Forensic Science Institute (F.S.I.) is a comprehensive training and research organization for students, professionals, and first responders in all aspects of evidence ... [+]

The Forensic Science Institute (F.S.I.) is a comprehensive training and research organization for students, professionals, and first responders in all aspects of evidence collection, preservation, analysis, reporting, and testimony. The Institute has become a leading provider of forensic science education at the undergraduate and graduate level through a robust, interdisciplinary program.

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To complete the program, you have to complete another major in addition to 30-39 hours in the Forensic Science undergraduate program. You can either double major or if you already have a Bachelor's degree, you can earn a second degree by completing the 30-39 hours in our program. Degree Sheet... [-]

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The Forensic Science Institute (FSI) is a comprehensive training and research organization for students, professionals, and first responders in all aspects of evidence co ... [+]

The Forensic Science Institute (FSI) is a comprehensive training and research organization for students, professionals, and first responders in all aspects of evidence collection, preservation, analysis, reporting, and testimony. The Institute has become a leading provider of forensic science education at the undergraduate and graduate level through a robust, interdisciplinary program. For more information regarding the BSc in Forensic Science - Digital Forensics, please click here.

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To complete the program, you have to complete another major in addition to 30-39 hours in the Forensic Science undergraduate program. You can either double major or if you already have a Bachelor's degree, you can earn a second degree by completing the 30-39 hours in our program. Degree Sheet... [-]

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The Industrial Safety degree program at U.C.O. prepares students for practice in the safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) profession. “SH&E professionals prev ... [+]

The Industrial Safety degree program at U.C.O. prepares students for practice in the safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) profession. “SH&E professionals prevent harm to people, property, and the environment by applying principles from engineering, education, psychology, physiology, enforcement, hygiene, health, physics and management. The SH&E professional uses appropriate methods and techniques of loss prevention and control and works in all industries worldwide” (American Society of Safety Engineers, 2008).

U.C.O. Industrial Safety graduates have many roles and responsibilities when they enter the profession, and perform at least several of the following: hazard recognition; inspections and audits; fire protection; regulatory compliance; health hazard control; ergonomics; hazardous materials management; environmental protection; workers’ compensation; training; accident and incident investigations; advising management; record keeping and evaluation; emergency response; managing safety programs; product safety; security; planning and engineering out risk.... [-]

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The Bachelor of Science degree program in Engineering Physics - Mechanical Engineering prepares students for productive careers in mechanical engineering and related disc ... [+]

Mechanical engineers use theoretical, experimental, and computational skills to design, manufacture, test, and maintain thermal, fluid, and mechanical machines. Mechanical engineering students master the fundamental principles of mathematics, chemistry, and physics as a foundation for study in the three core areas of mechanical engineering: solid mechanics and materials, thermal and fluid, dynamics and controls.

Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Engineering Physics - Mechanical Engineering prepares students for productive careers in mechanical engineering and related disciplines. Guided by a dedicated faculty and staff, students learn through hands-on experience featuring small classes, modern computers, excellent lab facilities and the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research.... [-]

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The Software Engineering program of study is for those interested in software engineering in general. Software engineering is the study and application of engineering to ... [+]

The Software Engineering program of study is for those interested in software engineering in general. Software engineering is the study and application of engineering to the design, development, and maintenance of software.

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Today's competitive, rapidly changing world requires depth and agility in the workplace. To prepare students to meet these challenges, U.C.O. and the College of Mathematics and Science provides students with opportunities for life-changing intellectual experiences that take place both inside and beyond the classroom. We call this "Transformative Learning." Transformative Learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experiences. Degree Sheet... [-]

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The School of Music at the University of Central Oklahoma offers five undergraduate degree programs: a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Vocal Performance, a Bachelor of Music ( ... [+]

The mission of the School of Music is leading in musical excellence through transformative teaching, performing and scholarly activity.

The University of Central Oklahoma's School of Music is recognized nationwide as one of Oklahoma's foremost institutions for preparing professional musicians in all fields due to the following:

High academic and performance standards Gifted faculty of conductors, studio teachers, composers, historians, theorists, music educators, scholars, and administrators Accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music Variety of instrumental ensembles, choral groups, opera groups and musical theatre troupes that travel nationally and internationally Opportunities to provide music for professional venues, schools, conventions and on the U.C.O. campus Alumni are staffed nationwide in public schools and universities as well as performing with recognized musical theater companies, opera companies, service bands, orchestras, leading jazz ensembles and recording studios throughout the country ... [-]
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Jazz Performance majors at Central join our internationally respected jazz program, which dates dating back to 1960. Generations of our jazz students have moved on to suc ... [+]

Jazz Performance majors at Central join our internationally respected jazz program, which dates dating back to 1960. Generations of our jazz students have moved on to successful professional careers around the world — in performance, education, music production, engineering, arts management, and other diverse fields. Students from any major or program of study on campus are invited to audition and perform with our Jazz majors perform in groups such as Jazz Ensembles 1-4, six unique Jazz Combos, the "Chamber Swingers” Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Symphony Orchestra, the Percussion Consort, and pit orchestras. Our emphasis is on real-world experience, and the UCO Jazz Lab facility has consistently provided more performance opportunities for our students than almost any other jazz program in the nation nationwide. Our top students also frequently interface with the Oklahoma City metro music scene, performing professionally on a weekly basis. Applied study with talented and experienced faculty will challenge students and help them to develop the skills necessary to succeed in this competitive field. Students also study music theory, music history, literature, pedagogy and more. For more information regarding the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance, please click here.... [-]

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