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F. University Honors Program

The Oklahoma City University Honors Program offers students challenging topics, stimulating professors and innovative approaches to learning. The program’s small classes typically involve lively class participation, matching enthusiastic students with faculty known for their excellence in teaching. There are honors sections of general education courses such as liberal arts seminar, composition, American history, public speaking, psychology, and political science, and honors sections of some major courses such as biology, dance, and music.

In addition, students may choose from a range of topics for the junior-senior seminar. Some examples of these interdisciplinary seminars are:

  • Medicine and Literature
  • Plays and Politics
  • Ethnobotany and Economic Botany
  • American History/American Film
  • The Ethics of Communication
  • Mystery History
  • Science on the Stage
  • Law and Literature

Honors students enjoy personalized advising and scheduling priority, ensuring access to appropriate courses and professors. There is also specialized social programming for Honors students as well as the opportunity to attend national meetings for the Great Plains Honors Conference and the National Collegiate Honors Council. Additionally, Honors students are offered exclusive on-campus housing in Banning Hall and use of The Honors Hall in the Gold Star Building, which offers a large commons area for study and special events, a student lounge with coffee machine and microwave, and a small private study room.

First-year students entering Oklahoma City University are invited to apply to the program by May 1. An ACT composite score of 28 or SAT combined (Critical Reading and Mathematics) score of 1250 or higher and a high school GPA of 3.5 is recommended for first-year applicants. Current OKCU students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 based on at least 12 hours of credit at OKCU may also apply to the program.

Transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Twelve hours of honors credit from another NCHC institution will count toward Honors requirements. Final admission into the Honors Program is determined by evaluation of the application, which includes two essays. The essays are an essential component of the admissions decision.

For questions or to apply for admission visit the Honors Program website.

Location: Honors Hall (Gold Star North, 110-115)

Phone: (405) 208-5680