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Christian Life Profile


“Home is where you learn. Home is where you grow. Home is where you take some risks. Home is where you connect. Home prepares you to go out into the world. It prepares you to make a living, but more importantly, it prepares you to make a life. Oklahoma Christian University is home.”
— John deSteiguer, President of Oklahoma Christian University

Home is the campus vibe at Oklahoma Christian. And it’s a big reason why OC is recognized as one of the best universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review.

OC’s close-knit community creates a culture where students, faculty, and staff go the extra mile for each other. Our knowledgeable professors teach from a Christian world-view and are fiercely dedicated to high standards of scholarship.

But their commitment to students goes beyond the classroom. Their office doors are open, and you’ll see them side by side with students in the cafeteria, at games against our NCAA Division II rivals, and in real-world ministry as part of our Ethos spiritual life program.

Oklahoma Christian opens doors to faith-infused learning at home and abroad. OC’s location just 10 minutes from downtown Oklahoma City provides access to jobs and internships, plus big-city entertainment like the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. Our global reach includes 20 study abroad and off-campus learning options, plus service opportunities that take students around the world to help people in need.

OC is a place where you can find your purpose and calling. OC is a place where you can get the tools and support you need to live life to the fullest. OC is home.

The University
Founded in 1950, Oklahoma Christian University now serves more than 2,500 students; affiliated with the churches of Christ; students choose from more than 60 undergraduate majors and 30 additional areas of study in the College of Biblical Studies, College of Business Administration, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Liberal Arts, and College of Natural and Health Sciences; undergraduate Honors Program; and graduate degrees in Accountancy, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Christian Ministry, Divinity, and Theological Studies.

Location and Campus
OC’s 200-plus-acre campus is located in Oklahoma City, the state capital of Oklahoma and ranked among the best cities in the US for its healthy job market and low cost of living. The University borders the city of Edmond, the top-ranked suburb in the country. Students enjoy the academic, cultural, and recreational benefits of a big city in a safe and comfortable suburban atmosphere. Campus includes new science facilities and new or renovated housing, including Honors House, a residence hall dedicated to students seeking to reach their highest academic potential.

Accreditations
OC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and also owns national accreditations in Business, Education, Engineering, Interior Design, Music, and Nursing.

National Recognition
• Ranked among the top 40 “Best Regional Universities” in the western United States by U.S. News & World Report
• Designated by The Princeton Review as a Best Western College
• Ranked as one of the most affordable Christian schools in the West by Christian Universities Online
• #29 game design program in the nation (ranked by The Princeton Review and PC Gamer)
• National History Honor Society named a “Best Chapter” for 21 straight years among US universities with 3,000 or fewer students
• One of only three members of the 180-school Council for Christian Colleges and Universities with ABET national accreditation for three Engineering programs
• Named an Apple Distinguished Program

Other Academic Points of Pride
• 40 current National Merit Finalists, the most per capita of all Church of Christ universities
• #2 in Oklahoma for pass rate on teacher education certification exams
• 100% graduate school acceptance rate for OC Honors Program graduates
• 100% job placement rate for OC interior design graduates
• 100% graduate and law school placement rate for Language and Literature graduates
• 100% acceptance rate for History and Political Science graduates who applied to History or Political Science graduate programs or to law school
• 95% of students who participated in undergraduate research accepted to professional programs (medical, dental, veterinary, physical therapy) since 1996
• 95% job placement rate for OC public relations graduates
• 90%+ job placement rate for Accounting graduates
• 90%+ job placement rate for Education graduates
• 90% job placement rate for OC Communication Design (Graphic Design) graduates

For more information, go to oc.edu.

AT A GLANCE

Fast Facts
• More than 2,500 students (52% male, 48% female) from 44 states and 44 countries
• 80% of students living on campus
• 13:1 undergraduate student-faculty ratio
• 84% of classes with fewer than 30 students
• 95% of undergraduate students receiving some form of financial aid
• 42% of undergraduate students graduating debt free
• 60 student organizations
• 1,000 campus events each year
• 3,500 spiritual life activities led by students last year as part of our Ethos program
• 20 study abroad and off-campus learning options, including our own Das Millicanhaus in Vienna, Austria
• More than 1,000 students participating in ministry, mission, and service opportunities each year; some countries served include Argentina, Australia, Austria, China, Croatia, Germany, Ghana, Honduras, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, Rwanda, Switzerland, and the United States
• Member of the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference; more than 250 students participating in 14 varsity sports: men’s baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross-country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s softball, men’s and women’s swimming, and men’s and women’s track & field
• 56 team, relay, or individual national championships
• 3.26 cumulative GPA for athletic department

Majors and Areas of Study
• Accounting
• Actuarial Science
• Advertising
• Art
• Bible
• Biblical Languages
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Broadcast Journalism
• Broadcast Management
• Business
• Cellular & Molecular Biology
• Chemistry
• Child Development
• Children’s Ministry
• Church History
• Communication Design (Graphic Design)
• Computer Science (includes optional 5-year BS/MS)
• Creative Media
- Audio & Video Production
- Film
• Criminal Justice (coming soon!)
• Drama Ministry
• Education
- Early Childhood
- Elementary
- English
- Mathematics
- Music
- Science
- Secondary
- Social Studies
• Electronic Media
• Engineering
- Computer (includes optional 5-year BS/MS)
- Electrical (includes optional 5-year BS/MS)
- Mechanical
• English
- Teaching English as a Foreign Language
- Writing
• Family Studies
• Finance
• Forensic Science
• Gaming & Animation
• History
• Illustration
• Information Systems
• Interactive Multimedia
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• Interior Design
• International Business
• Journalism
• Management
• Marketing
• Mass Communication
• Master of Accountancy
• Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
• Master of Business Administration
• Master of Divinity
• Master of Science in Computer Science
• Master of Science in Engineering
• Master of Theological Studies
• Mathematics
• Medical Laboratory Science
• Ministry
• Missions
• Music
- Instrumental
- Vocal
• New Media
• Nursing
• Performance Arts Management
• Photography
• Physical Science
• Political Science
• Pre-chiropractic
• Pre-clinical Dietetics
• Pre-dental
• Pre-dental Hygiene
• Pre-law
• Pre-medical
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-optometry
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant
• Pre-radiological Science
• Pre-veterinary
• Preaching Ministry
• Psychology
• Public Communication & Leadership
• Public Communication (Theater Emphasis)
• Public Relations
• Social Science
• Spanish
• Sport, Wellness & Recreation Management
• Videography
• Visual Arts
• Vocational Ministry
• Writing
• Youth Ministry

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