Frequently Asked Questions

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How long has the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma been around?

The University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma has a celebrated history of over a century! Established in 1908 as a women’s college, Science & Arts was only one of seven such public institutions created in the United States. The university became coeducation in 1965. Science & Arts continues today as Oklahoma’s only public liberal arts university.

Why a 100% online program from the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma?

Choosing 100% online classes is choosing convenience and affordability. You can earn your credits on your own time while balancing work, study, and home life. There are no required visits to campus or set log-in times. Our online learning environment is designed to be student-friendly and easy to navigate, with tech support available at expanded hours should you need it!

Who teaches the online courses?

Our classes are taught by qualified instructors, never by a teaching assistant. One hundred percent of our faculty have postgraduate degrees from prestigious schools and 90% have terminal degrees in their field.

As a working adult, how can I find the time to earn my degree?

We designed the online programs at USAO Online to work around your schedule. You choose when and where to study. You’ll have an outline in your syllabus with assignment deadlines and you can log in to your courses at any time. There are no live classes; however you can contact your professor at any time through the campus portal. USAO Online offers flexible terms so you can complete a baccalaureate degree in three years or less, depending on transfer credit. Full- and part-time options are available.

Is financial aid available for online students?

Yes. Financial aid is available for students who qualify. For more information, please visit How to Get Financial Aid.

What are the computer requirements for online students?

Our online platform is compatible with Mac or PC operating systems and a computer is necessary for online coursework. If you are unsure if your system meets the necessary software requirements, ask your admissions counselor. To take part in classes, you should have regular access to the Internet and email. You should also be familiar with creating, formatting and attaching Microsoft Word documents.

Will I have scheduled time for online courses?

With no scheduled log-in times, you’ll be able to learn on your schedule. There is also no set residency requirement or classroom time. You can log in to USAO Online’s virtual campus whenever it’s convenient for you.

Can you tell me which (if any) of my previous courses will transfer?

Yes, USAO Online accepts transfer credit from prior coursework with a C or better completed at accredited institutions. Transfer students must be in good standing at that institution. For a tentative evaluation of transfer credit to estimate your timeline to graduation and tuition investment, please contact online admissions at (405)421-9350 or

Is the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma accredited?

USAO Online is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Accreditation is required to be eligible for federal student financial aid.

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