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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 at daily chapel, in the cafeteria, at games against our NCAA Division II rivals, and on summer mission trips. Oklahoma Christian opens many 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.

OC students have many ways to plug into other countries and cultures. OC’s 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 full. OC is Home.

The University
Founded in 1950; serving 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; graduate degrees in accountancy, business, computer science, engineering, ministry, divinity, and theological studies

Location and Campus
OC’s 200+-acre campus is located in Oklahoma City, the state capital of Oklahoma and ranked among the best cities in the United States 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 and also owns national accreditations in business, education, engineering, interior design, music, and nursing.

National Recognition
• Ranked among the top 50 “Best Regional Universities” in the western United States by U.S.News & World Report
• Designated by The Princeton Review as a Best Western College
• One of only three members of the 111-school Council for Christian Colleges and Universities with ABET national accreditation for three engineering programs
• Named #14 game design program in the U.S. in 2014 (ranked by The Princeton Review and PC Gamer)
• National History Honor Society named a “Best Chapter” award among U.S. universities with 3,000 or fewer students for 20 straight years

Other Academic Points of Pride
• 40 current National Merit Finalists
• 2nd-highest state certification exam pass rate in Oklahoma
• 90% graduate school and law school acceptance rate for OC language and literature graduates
• 90% job placement rate for OC communication design (graphic design) graduates
• Over 90% of OC science students who apply to graduate schools and professional schools (medical, dental, physical therapy, etc.) accepted
• 95% job placement rate for OC interior design graduates
• 100% of OC history and political science graduates applying to history or political science graduate programs or law school accepted in the past five years
• 100% graduate school acceptance rate for OC Honors Program graduates the past four years

Fast Facts
• Almost 2,500 students (52% male, 48% female) from all 50 states and 46 countries
• 16:1 undergraduate student-faculty ratio
• 88% of classes with fewer than 30 students
• 95% of undergraduate students receiving some form of financial aid
• “Eagles Fly Fee Free” policy, meaning OC does not charge student fees on top of our base tuition price
• 20 study abroad and off-campus learning options
• More than 50 student organizations
• More than 1,000 students participating in over 30 service and ministry opportunities
• 500 students, faculty, and staff members participating in mission 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 participate in 12 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, and men’s and women’s track & field.
• 56 team, relay, or individual national championships
• 3.29 cumulative GPA for athletic department in 2013–2014 (tied for #1 in Heartland Conference)

For more information, go to oc.edu.

 

AT A GLANCE

Majors and Areas of Study
• Accounting
• Actuarial Science
• Advertising
• Art
• Bible
• Biblical Languages
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Broadcast Journalism
• Broadcast Management
• Business
• Chemistry
• Child Development
• Children’s Ministry
• Church History
• Communication Design (Graphic Design)
• Computer Science
• Creative Media—Audio/Video Production
• Creative Media—Film
• Drama Ministry
• Education
- Early Childhood
- Elementary
- English
- Math
- Music
- Physical
- Religious
- Science
- Secondary
- Social Studies
• Electronic Media
• Engineering
- Computer
- Electrical
- Mechanical
• English
- Pre-law
- Teaching English as a Foreign Language
- Writing
• Family Studies
• Finance
• Forensic Science
• Gaming & Animation
• History
- Pre-law
• 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
• Preaching Ministry
• Pre-chiropractic
• Pre-clinical Dietetics
• Pre-dental
• Pre-dental Hygiene
• Pre-law
- Communication Studies
- English
- History
• Pre-medical
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-optometry
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant
• Pre-radiological Science
• Pre-veterinary
• Psychology
• Public Communication & Leadership
• Public Communication—Theater Emphasis
• Public Relations
• Social Science
• Spanish
• Sport, Wellness & Recreation Management
• Videography
• Vocational Ministry
• Writing
• Youth Ministry

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