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Academics

Programs and Degrees

View/Print the complete 2017-2018 Academic Catalog in PDF.

(AA)=Associate in Arts, (AAS)=Associate in Applied Science, (AS) Associate in Science

Agriculture Division

The Division of Agriculture, located in Baker Hall, offers associate degrees (AS) that prepare graduates for transfer as juniors into bachelor's degree programs at Oklahoma State University and other institutions. In addition, the Division has two AAS programs and one certificate program which are designed for immediate employment in the field.

Agriculture Degrees (View/Print Degree Plans in PDF)
  • Agriculture (Associate in Science)       
    • Agricultural Communications
    • Agricultural Economics
    • Agricultural Education       
    • Agronomy       
    • Animal Science       
    • Food Science       
    • Pre-Veterinary Medicine   
  • Forestry and Natural Resources Management (Associate in Science)       
    • Environmental Science/Natural Resources       
    • Ecosystem/Range Management       
    • Wildlife Ecology   
  • Forestry Technology (Associate in Applied Science)   
  • Horticulture (Associate in Science)   
  • Meat Processing and Food Safety (Associate in Applied Science and Certificate)
  • Ranch Management - Stocker Operations (Associate in Applied Science) 


Behavioral and Social Sciences

The Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, located in Mitchell Hall with offices also in Gunning and Baker Halls, offers associate degrees (AA and AS) that prepare graduates for transfer as juniors into bachelor's degree programs at other colleges and universities. In addition, this Division has an AS degree program in Criminal Justice which is designed for either transfer or immediate employment in the field. The Division also has a degree (AA & AAS) and certificate programs in Child Development. Students can major in the following programs:

Behavioral and Social Science Degrees
(View/Print Degree Plans in PDF)

  • Child Development (AA, AAS and certificate)   
  • Criminal Justice (AS) with transfer and COPS tracks   
  • History and Political Science (AA)  
  • Psychology and Sociology (AA)


Business Division

The Division of Business, located in Mitchell Hall, offers associate degrees (AS) that prepare graduates for transfer as juniors into bachelor's degree programs (BBA, etc.) at other colleges and universities. In addition, the Division has degree (AAS) and certificate programs which are designed for immediate employment in field. Students can major in the following programs:

Business Degrees (View/Print Degree Plans in PDF)  
  • Business Administration (AS) - Appropriate for accounting, management, marketing and other business fields   
  • Enterprise Development (AS) with Business Administration Option   
  • Businesss Services with options in Accounting Assistant and General Business services (AAS)   
  • Computer Information Systems (AS) with Business and Math options   
  • Computer Technology (AAS)

Health Sciences

The Division of Health Sciences offers two associate of applied science degree programs: a nursing degree available in Wilburton, McAlester and Idabel and a respiratory therapy degree in McAlester. Students who complete the nursing degree are eligible to take the examinations necessary to qualify for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN)*. There is an accelerated track available for students who are Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) or Paramedics (EMT-P). Graduation from the respiratory therapy program ensures eligibility to take national certification and registry exams by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
*subject to OBN regulations

Health Sciences Degrees (View/Print Degree Plans in PDF)
    • Respiratory Therapy (AAS)
    • Nursing (AAS)       
      • Basic Licensure Program       
      • LPN/EMTP - RN Transition Program

    Language, Humanities & Education

    The Division of Language, Humanities and Education, located in Mitchell Hall, offers associate degrees (AA) that prepare graduates for transfer as juniors into bachelor's degree programs at universities. Students can major in the following programs:

    Language, Humanities and Education Degrees
    (View/Print Degree Plans in PDF)
    • Pre-Elementary Education (AA)   
    • English (AA), Mass Communication (AA), or Speech-Drama (AA)   
    • Enterprise Development (AA)   
    • General Studies (AA)   
    • Health, Physical Education and Recreation (AS)   
    • Music (AA)

    Health Sciences

    The Division of Health Sciences offers two associate of applied science degree programs: a nursing degree available in Wilburton, McAlester and Idabel and a respiratory therapy degree in McAlester. Students who complete the nursing degree are eligible to take the examinations necessary to qualify for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN)*. There is an accelerated track available for students who are Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) or Paramedics (EMT-P). Graduation from the respiratory therapy program ensures eligibility to take national certification and registry exams by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
    *subject to OBN regulations

    Health Sciences Degrees (View/Print Degree Plans in PDF)
      • Respiratory Therapy (AAS)
      • Nursing (AAS)       
        • Basic Licensure Program       
        • LPN/EMTP - RN Transition Program

      Science and Mathematics

      The Division of Science and Mathematics, located in Sullivan Hall, offers associate degrees (AS) that prepare graduates for transfer as juniors into bachelor's degree programs at other colleges and universities. Students can major in the following programs:

      Science and Mathematics Degrees (View/Print Degree Plans in PDF)
      • Physical Science (AS)   
      • Mathematics with an available teacher certification track (AS)   
      • Life Science, with a variety of program tracks (AS)       
        • Biology       
        • Pre-Professional: (Medical, Dental, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, etc.)       
        • Environmental Science

      Other Academic Programs

      Reach Higher Program

      The Reach Higher program offers an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science in enterprise development (general studies or business administration). Which should you choose? That depends on what your career goals are and what college credit courses you’ve already taken. Visit the Reach Higher website to learn more.