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Degree Requirements

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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
Technical-occupational specialty not applicable 27 not applicable not
Support and related courses not applicable 0-15 not applicable not
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