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2022 - 2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Bulletin 
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degrees Available

Academic Schools

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Professional Studies

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Art
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science
  • Associate in Applied Science

Bachelor of Arts


Option: Broadcasting and New Media 
Option: Communication Arts 
Option: Strategic Communications  

The Bachelor of Arts in Communications stresses competence in oral and written communication and critical thinking skills that will serve the student for a lifetime. Students also acquire specific knowledge and skills needed to function in a variety of career opportunities at broadcast facilities, corporations, and civic enterprises. Such endeavors include, but are not limited to, media production/talent, corporate management, marketing, advertising and public relations, sales, promotions, law school, ministry, human relations, public speaking, and corporate and civic leadership.

Bachelor of Arts

Environmental Studies  

The Environmental Studies program is a multidisciplinary program focusing on local, national, and global environmental problems. Through a series of academic courses, students will examine the relationships between the environment and life on the planet including such issues as climate change, natural disasters, loss of biodiversity, resource depletion, sustainability, and mitigation activities.

The Environmental Studies Program mission supports the University Mission to “provide a general liberal arts education supporting specialized academic programs and prepares students for lifelong learning and service in a diverse society.” In addition, students in the program will “foster student excellence in oral and written communications, scientific reasoning, and critical and creative thinking.”

Bachelor of Arts


Option: American History 
Option: General History 
Option: Military History  

The Bachelor of Arts in History with options in American and General History stresses competence in oral and written communication. Students will acquire a specific knowledge of skill set needed to function in a variety of well compensated career opportunities associated with the study of History, including law, higher and secondary education, government, museum studies, etc. Many students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History can be expected to seek graduate education in a variety of fields.

The Bachelor of Arts Military History option equips students for careers in the armed forces, the academic field of military history, law, public administration, education, journalism, security, intelligence, and government. It is excellent preparation for advanced graduate study. The core curriculum covers military history; leadership; technology; research methods in history and the social sciences; war and society; and the connections between war, ethics, and religion. Specific skills students will develop include analysis, critical thinking, writing, problem solving, organizing and presenting information, and basic research competencies. Electives provide in-depth study of military conflicts, international relations, and US foreign policy.

Bachelor of Arts

Liberal Arts

Option: English 
Option: Global Humanities  

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts is structured similar to traditional liberal arts education, providing broad integrative courses in two areas of the liberal arts: English and Global Humanities. The multidisciplinary nature of the degree allows the student to experience a diversity of perspectives on the human condition. The degree is designed to provide a firm foundation in our cultural heritage as well as to foster creativity among individuals.

The degree also provides many opportunities to develop skills in artistic expression, writing, and critical thinking. It is intended that graduates of this degree will have the skills and knowledge base to thrive in graduate or professional school as well as in the modern economy.

Bachelor of Arts

Political Science

Option: American Government 
Option: Public Administration 
Option: International Relations  

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science is designed to provide students with the academic background to pursue careers in a variety of public sector careers, including politics, public and private sector administration, and nonprofit administration. Students can select between American Government and public administration options. International relations is a well-established sub-field in political science. The addition of an international relations option will require minimum additional curricula, and will help attract additional majors to the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree program.

Bachelor of Fine Art

Visual Arts

Option: Graphic Design 
Option: Multimedia 
Option: Photographic Arts 
Option: Studio Art  

The Bachelor of Fine Art in Visual Arts degree is designed to prepare students to achieve academic and professional goals in various art disciplines, while enriching them intellectually, culturally, and personally. This degree emphasizes the importance of the visual aspects of communication. Through knowledge acquired in interdisciplinary art and culture courses, this degree prepares art students to enter the fields of technology, preservation, advertising and corporate identity, entertainment, higher education, and art production.

Bachelor of General Studies

General Studies  

The Bachelor of General Studies provides students with a rigorous alternative to a specialized education in a single discipline. The student will have the flexibility to select two separate disciplines from a variety of fields in Math and Science, Liberal Arts, and Business and Technology. The degree will consist of 18 to 24 hours of the core knowledge in each of the two chosen disciplines, allowing the student the flexibility to pursue their interests as well as prepare for the challenges of work, citizenship, and intellectual life. This general studies degree, in combination with an optional minor course of study, will provide students with a foundation of knowledge, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to succeed in many fields.

Bachelor of Science


Option: Environmental Conservation 
Option: Medical/Molecular 
Option: General Biology  

The Bachelor of Science in Biology is founded on the traditional disciplines of botany, zoology, and genetics but extends into newer areas of study including molecular biology, conservation, and ecology.

The four-year general biology degree in environmental conservation diverges from traditional wildlife and fisheries management programs that emphasize curriculum in taxonomy and game management. Unique to this program is a curriculum that emphasizes statistics, ecological toxicology (contaminants and pollutants), and environmental conservation that addresses contemporary issues in ecosystem management, landscape ecology, and regional and global threats to biodiversity.

The field of molecular and cellular biology is expanding rapidly as biotechnology explodes in the pure and applied areas. This molecular biology program will prepare students to participate in this trend. With recent completion of mapping the entire human genome, it is expected that molecular biologists will be in higher demand than ever before. A growing list of research establishments, such as medical institutions, pharmaceutical companies, research institutions, and biotechnology companies will have increased need for scientists possessing molecular biology knowledge and skills. The use of such knowledge and skills is not limited to human research. Molecular biology careers also include fields such as plant biotechnology, animal breeding, food technology, forensic science, environmental biology, plant pathology, and wildlife management.

Bachelor of Science

Business Administration

Option: Accounting  
Option: Entrepreneurship 
Option: Finance  
Option: Human Resources Management 
Option: Management 
Option: Marketing 
Option: Supply Chain Management  

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration curriculum is planned to maximize the educational experience of students choosing this major. Students entering the program as freshmen will earn 41 hours in general education, 15 hours of basic business, 27 hours in the upper-division business core, and 21-30 hours in accounting, entrepreneurship, human resources management, management, supply chain management, or marketing. While completing these requirements, students may select minors in areas other than business or complete their baccalaureate degrees by choosing elective courses. Students entering the program with previous college courses that do not count elsewhere will find the curriculum designed to be transfer-friendly with 5-11 free elective hours.

The business administration major offers a choice of six options. The Accounting option is chosen by students who are interested in a career in accounting or a related occupation after they graduate. The Entrepreneurship option prepares students who wish to start their own business. The Human Resources Management option is selected by students planning to work in some area of personnel either in the public or private sector of the economy. Management is the option chosen by those students wanting a broad-based study of business. The Marketing option prepares students for employment in the broad area of marketing with emphasis on marketing strategy, the marketing mix, and e-marketing. The Supply Chain Management option combines key business processes from the final consumer through original suppliers that provide products, services, and information that add value for customers.

The basic business courses and the upper-level business core ensure that every student graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is well grounded in Business Administration while the options of Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources Management, Management, Marketing and Supply Chain Management allow the students to develop more specialized knowledge to pursue their focused interests. Detailed information regarding the employment outlook for students choosing these options may be found by referring to two publications of the United States Department of Labor: the Dictionary of Occupational Titles and the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Bachelor of Science

Business Information Technology

Option: Computer Network Administration 
Option: Software Development and Multimedia 
Option: Game Development 
Option: Esports  

The Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology degree is designed to meet the growing demand for information technology specialists capable of communicating effectively and who understand business processes. This degree has four options including Computer Network Administration and Software Development and Multimedia, Game Development, and Esports.

The Computer Network Administration option includes the study of network operating systems, network security, configuration of network components, and emerging technologies.

Careers for students with this option may include system network administrators, system specialists, and network specialists.

The Software Development and Multimedia option focuses on object-oriented technology, software engineering, multimedia and web development, and emerging technologies. Careers for students with this option include web masters, web programmers, computer programmers, systems analysts, and software engineers.

The Game Development option prepares students for careers in game development for entertainment, training, and education. Graduates will also possess skills that will enable to pursue other career paths such as multimedia artistry and animation, computer programming, and software engineering.

The ESport option will allow students to apply their gaming skills as well as knowledge in marketing, management, and finance in an increasing eSports workforce.

Bachelor of Science

Community Counseling  

Focus Area: Addictions
Focus Area: Aging/Gerontology
Focus Area: Child/Adolescence
Focus Area: Marriage and Family Studies
Focus Area: General

The Bachelor of Science degree in Community Counseling is designed to foster an understanding of counseling theories, social issues, and effective counseling practice with a diverse population. The degree will prepare students to work with children, adults, families, and groups in numerous human service settings.

Bachelor of Science

Justice Administration

Option: Collegiate Officer Program 
Option: Cyber Investigation 
Option: Law/Justice  

The Bachelor of Science in Justice Administration prepares students for careers in the criminal justice system. In addition to a thorough grounding in analytic and communication skills, the student will acquire specific knowledge needed to function in a variety of career opportunities in law enforcement agencies, government regulatory agencies, corrections facilities, or corporate security departments.

Bachelor of Science

Allied Health Sciences

Option: Pre-Athletic Training 
Option: Pre-Physical Therapy 
Option: Pre-Occupational Therapy  

The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences prepares students to apply for admission to a professional preparation programs leading to licensure in the allied health care professions of athletic training, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. In addition, completion of this degree will provide the knowledge and skills necessary for a variety of health and fitness careers. The curriculum offers business classes as electives which uniquely qualifies its graduates for positions as medical/health service managers. As the population continues to increase in age, its health care needs also increase and the need for graduates in these allied health careers will continue to rise.

Bachelor of Science

Nursing BSN  

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed to prepare an entry-level practitioner. Generic entry students complete the competitive nursing curriculum in four semesters and those entering as LPN/Paramedic to BSN students complete the curriculum in three semesters. The Oklahoma Board of Nursing has granted approval for the 4-year bachelor’s degree in nursing. The program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Admission is competitive.

Bachelor of Science

Nursing RN-to-BSN  

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, specifically designed for the Registered Nurse, provides an opportunity for any licensed registered nurse educated at the associate degree or diploma level to achieve academic and personal goals and to develop stronger clinical reasoning and analytical skills to advance their careers.

Bachelor of Science

Organizational Leadership

Option: Business Studies 
Option: Liberal Studies 
Option: Social Studies  

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership makes available to nontraditional adult learners a multidisciplinary undergraduate degree alternative that is flexible, individualized, and relevant to the student’s learning and career needs, while fulfilling traditional university requirements and meeting the student’s specific goals for a college degree.

Bachelor of Science

Social Science

Option: Environmental Studies 
Option: Psychology 
Option: Sociology  

The Bachelor of Science in Social Science degree begins with an interdisciplinary core that centers on the broad perspectives, methodologies, and findings of the social sciences. This core requires the application of this knowledge through significant hands-on experience in community, professional, or government organizations. In addition to this integrative core, students choose from options in Environmental Studies, Psychology, or Sociology.

These three options within the degree enable students to focus on the perspectives and substantive findings of the traditional disciplines, thus allowing students to follow their particular interests and passions.

The Environmental Studies option is interdisciplinary in its perspective, examining the environmental impacts of human societies and how these relationships affect the entire sociocultural system. The Psychology and Sociology options focus on individual behavior, contemporary social structure, and social change.

All three options foster the development of critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and written and oral communication skills. The Social Science degree is designed to provide a broad-based interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary social science education. It is intended to prepare students for further study in graduate or professional school or to take an immediate and productive role in the modern economy.

Bachelor of Science

Sport Management

Option: Sport Business 
Option: Fitness Management  

The Bachelor of Science in Sport Management degree is designed to assist students to meet their primary professional and personal goals, including graduating with sufficient competitive skills and knowledge to obtain meaningful employment and facilitate reasonable career advancement in the area of sport management. Through this program, students are educated for careers as administrators and managers in athletic, health, and country clubs, as well as entry-level management positions in college and professional athletic organizations.

Additionally, students are prepared for a diversity of roles in the areas of sport marketing and promotions, facility management and planning, activity programming, and event management. An internship at the conclusion of students’ academic preparation provides them with on-the-job experience and networking opportunities. In addition to employment, this degree will prepare students for graduate school.

Bachelor of Technology

Applied Technology

Option: Cybersecurity and Information Assurance 
Option: Unmanned Aircraft System  

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Technology is crafted for students who have completed an Associate in Applied Science degree, an Associate in Science degree, or an equivalent specialization in a technical field.

Students whose previous college curriculum has included a technical specialty will find this a compelling choice. The degree program requires 41 hours in general education, a minimum of 30 hours in a technical specialty, 40 hours in the professional program core, and 4 hours free electives.

The Applied Technology program offers opportunities for advancement into management positions by providing a solid educational foundation. Students will study business management in the high-tech workplace, while further developing their communication and technical skills.

The Cybersecurity and Information Assurance option offers students opportunity for employment and career advancement in the information security field. The studies include fundamental of information security, cyber investigations, evidential standards, and information assurance regulations and ethics. Students in this option will complete 15 hours of computer science, information technology, and criminal justice courses, of which seven hours are designated and required. These credit hours will be applied toward the 30 hours of the technical specialty.

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) option will prepare graduates to start own business within a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) field where the use of UAS, also known as drones, is growing at a rapid pace.

Associate in Arts

Students who successfully complete an approved program with emphasis in liberal arts, humanities, social sciences, or business subject areas are awarded the Associate in Arts degree.

These degree programs are designed as an integral part of the four-year programs if students ultimately pursue a baccalaureate degree.


Business Administration  

Criminal Justice Studies

Option: Collegiate Officer Program 
Option: Law/Justice  

Elementary Education  

Liberal Arts

Option: English 
Option: English (Secondary Education) 
Option: Native American Studies  

Secondary Education

Option: Social Studies  

Social Sciences

Option: Psychology 
Option: Sociology  

Associate in Science

Students who successfully complete an approved program with major emphasis in engineering/physics/math or the sciences are awarded the Associate in Science degree.

These degree programs are designed as an integral part of the four-year programs if students ultimately pursue a baccalaureate degree.

Biological Science  

Computer Science  

Physical Science

Option: Chemistry  
Option: Engineering/Physics/Math 
Option: Geology  

Associate in Applied Science

Students who successfully complete an approved occupational or technical education program are awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree. Students completing one of these degrees at RSU may also pursue a Bachelor of Technology degree at RSU. Students who ultimately want to pursue a baccalaureate at another institution should verify the ability to transfer the A.A.S. with that institution.

Applied Technology Degree, AAS (click to see program options listed below)    

Option: Advanced Manufacturing
Option: Health Sciences
Option: Information Technology
Option: Professional Services
Option: Unmanned Aircraft Systems 

Option: Process Technology  

Mission of General Education

General Education at Rogers State University provides a broad foundation of intellectual skills, knowledge, and perspectives to enable students across the University to achieve professional and personal goals in a dynamic local or global society.

General Education Outcomes

  1. Think critically and creatively.
  2. Acquire, analyze, and evaluate knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world.
  3. Use written, oral, and visual communication effectively.
  4. Develop an individual perspective on the human experience, and demonstrate an understanding of diverse perspectives and values.
  5. Demonstrate civic knowledge and engagement, ethical reasoning, and skills for lifelong learning.

General Education Mandate

All students who enter Rogers State University must enroll in the appropriate composition courses and remain enrolled continuously until the composition sequence or the equivalent is complete. Students must complete their Microcomputer Applications course within their first 24 hours and their general education math course within the first 45 hours. Students should complete all general education courses within their first 60 hours. Students who fail to do so should remain continuously enrolled in the required general education courses until the mandate is met.




These programs provide collegiate-level occupational and technical education for those students who plan to seek employment upon completion. Programs in this category are of two-year duration and normally culminate in the awarding of the Associate in Applied Science degree.

Some programs require specific general education courses. Refer to the program requirements as listed in the program information section for additional guidance.

Required general education courses must be passed with a final grade of ‘C’ or better.

Computer Proficiency

Students must demonstrate computer proficiency, which includes the competent use of a variety of software and networking applications. This requirement may be completed through one of three options:

  1. successfully complete a high school computer science course that meets the State Regents’ high school curricular requirements; or
  2. satisfy RSU’s computer proficiency assessment; or
  3. successfully complete college-level course work that is designated at the academic department level for specific degree programs or successfully complete CS 1113 .

Students are encouraged to complete the computer proficiency requirement within the first 24 semester hours attempted. Students who graduated from accredited institutions in the Oklahoma State System with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or baccalaureate degree have satisfied the computer proficiency requirement. Transfer courses from accredited institutions deemed equivalent to RSU’s CS 1113  will satisfy the computer proficiency requirement.