A. Undergraduate degrees can only be awarded by a college or university.
The following are types of degrees:
A.A.S./Associate in Applied Science:
These are technical-occupational degrees that allow graduates to enter the work force in specialized fields such as automotive, child care, police sciences and allied health. To earn an A.A.S., you must complete at least 60 hours of approved coursework and graduate with an overall 2.0 grade point average (GPA). These degrees do not completely transfer into most bachelor degree programs.
A.A./Associate in Art or A.S./Associate in Science:
These college degrees also require a minimum of 60 hours of approved coursework and an overall 2.0 GPA. At least 37 of these credit hours must be in general education (see below). The remaining 23 credit hours (minimum) focus on your chosen major.
B.A./Bachelor of Arts or B.S./Bachelor of Science or other specialized bachelor’s degrees:
A bachelor’s degree typically requires four years of full-time student course load with a minimum of 120 credit hours completed and a graduation GPA of 2.0. These degrees are made up of three areas of study: general education requirements, course work in your chosen major and elective courses.
The following are NOT college degrees:
Certificate: These are specialized courses, not an academic degree, but may be used toward requirements for a degree program. Diploma: This is a formal document that recognizes your completion of study at an institution other than a public college or university.
Universities offer bachelor’s degrees as well as graduate degrees. A few universities do offer two-year degrees. There are 13 public universities in Oklahoma. For a complete list of Oklahoma public colleges and universities, please see the back cover.
A. The State Regents help new and transfer students every day. There are three ways you can get more information:
- Visit okhighered.org – the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education’s website.
- Call (405) 225-9100
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org