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Degree Requirements

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education policy establishes the guidelines, criteria and standards for use by Oklahoma State System for Higher Education (public) institutions in developing programs for which degrees will be awarded.

Summary of Minimum Degree Requirements By Degree Type
(number and type of hours required)
Associate in Arts / Associate in Science
Associate in Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science/
Bachelor of (Specialty)
Total semester credit hours required
60
60
120
120
General education
37
18
40
40
Credit in residence at awarding institution*
15
15
30
30
Course work applicable to major
23
not applicable
not applicable
not
applicable
Technical-occupational specialty
not applicable
27
not applicable
not
applicable
Support and related courses
not applicable
0-15
not applicable
not
applicable
Liberal arts and sciences course work
not applicable
not applicable
80
55
Credit from a baccalaureate degree-granting institution**
not applicable
not applicable
60
60
Area of specialization***
not applicable
not applicable
30
30

*For bachelor's degrees, 15 of the final 30 hours or 50% of the major are also required in residence.

**40 hours must be upper-division courses.

***50% must be upper division courses.

For more information about degree requirements, contact your college or university academic adviser or email sbeauchamp@osrhe.edu.