University of Central Oklahoma - Bachelor's Degree

University of Central Oklahoma (UCO), located in Edmond, Central is one of the top public universities in Oklahoma City's thriving metropolitan area. UCO offers 116 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate majors. Some of its notable programs include: the region's only accredited Professional Golf Management program, Jazz Studies, Forensic Science, Music Theatre, Graphic Design, Mass Communications, Teacher Education, Accounting, and more.

  • Average Tuition USD 32,128

School Description

University of Central Oklahoma’s history dates back to 1890, when the Territorial Legislature voted to establish the Territorial Normal School. The school initially operated as a normal school with two years of college work and a complete preparatory school and commenced its first class with a group of 23 students in November 9, 1891. Territorial Normal School became Central State Normal School in 1904.

In December, 1919, a resolution was passed, making Central a four-year teachers’ college conferring bachelor’s degrees and hence renamed the Central State Teachers College and in 1954 the College was granted permission to offer a Master of Teaching degree. Over the next few years the College began to offer a Master of Arts in English and Master of Business Administration degrees as well. On April 13, 1971 the name of the institution was changed to Central State University and once again in May 18, 1990, the name was changed to the University of Central Oklahoma.

Over the years UCO has achieved notable status in many areas: In 2006 it became the first major Oklahoma University to have 100 percent of its energy supplied by wind power as well as an Olympic community partner and Olympic/Paralympic training site. UCO’s head coach of the UCO Wrestling Team, David James, has led the University to 12 national titles and UCO’sCheer and Pom teams have consistently ranked in the top five in the country for Division II since 2012. UCO is also home to the nationally recognized Jazz Studies program and its Jazz Lab has been named multiple times as the best place in the Oklahoma City metro area for live jazz music.

Bachelor Programs

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Biology

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Business

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, selling and producing products; business organization; and accounting.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Criminal Justice

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Dance

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Dance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of dance as a cultural phenomenon; dance techniques and choreography; history of dance; and dance production.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Design

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Economics

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Engineering

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    English

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Environmental Studies

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Finance

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Forensic Science

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forensic Science. The program offers courses that focus on evidence technology, forensic toxicology, forensic pathology, and forensic psychology.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Health Science

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and public health.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    History

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Humanities

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Humanities. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the social and physical sciences, languages, literature, art, music, philosophy, and religion.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Information Systems

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; operator supervision and training; and management information systems policy and planning.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    International Business

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wide range of courses that provide students with insights into global economic and business climates.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Languages

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Liberal Studies

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Management

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Marketing

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Mass Communication and Journalism

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mass Communication and Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on the use of media and its effects; media history; photojournalism; publication design; public relations; television news; multimedia storytelling; and journalistic reporting and writing.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Music

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Nursing

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Physics

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Political Science

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Professional Studies

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with the skills to think analytically, effectively solve problems, and adapt to different work environments. This interdisciplinary program is highly valued by employers because the courses offered in the program focus on the professional development of students in the contemporary workplace.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Psychology

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Sociology

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, United States

    Statistics

    USD 13,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.70
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 61
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 5.50
  • Minimum SAT 980
  • Minimum ACT 20

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    Established in 1890

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          • Testimony
            1981-1986, Broadcasting, Marketing, Military Science

            I had the honor of graduating from Central State (now UCO) and owe almost all of my success to what I learned there in and out of the classroom. I took full advantage (even as commuter in the late 70's) with three years of ROTC and four years with Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE). My time in Student Senate, and other organizations taught me valuable life lessons in leadership, management, and the value of my degree (Broadcasting). I have travelled the world and take UCO with me everywhere I go! Perfect class size, great reputation, world class education, strong alumni, and the best value in the great state of Oklahoma!

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            2000-2004, Bachelor of Science; B.S.Ed, Education; Mild; Moderate Special Education

            Being the first teachers' college in the state, UCO is well established in developing teachers. The program was wholesome, rounded and rigorous. Thr best teacher training program in OK!

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            1988-1993, BBA, Business

            UCO has one of the top business schools in the state. It prepared me well for the real world, even helping me 15 yrs. down the line in a career I never expected to end up in....and love ! You also have much better class room and living facilities than back in my day, no comparison.