Diversified Studies

Diversified Studies Degree from Oklahoma City Community College

Find flexibility, choice and control in this top community college degree program
  • Overview
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    Often used to meet specific academic needs, especially for adult college students or returning college students, diversified studies at Oklahoma City Community College gives you the chance to create your own major.

    So whether you need a degree program that targets a specific job promotion or you want to blend your areas of interest and talent into an associate degree just for you, diversified studies is your best community college degree option.

    The diversified studies program, in fact, graduates the most college students each year from OCCC. The key is to create a plan, follow that plan and persist.

    In fact, since this degree program is customized, it requires that a degree plan is written, approved and on file in the OCCC Records and Graduation Office. 

    Complete your online community college admissions application today!

  • Overview
    Students studying on college campus lawns

    Often used to meet specific academic needs, especially for adult college students or returning college students, diversified studies at Oklahoma City Community College gives you the chance to create your own major.

    So whether you need a degree program that targets a specific job promotion or you want to blend your areas of interest and talent into an associate degree just for you, diversified studies is your best community college degree option.

    The diversified studies program, in fact, graduates the most college students each year from OCCC. The key is to create a plan, follow that plan and persist.

    In fact, since this degree program is customized, it requires that a degree plan is written, approved and on file in the OCCC Records and Graduation Office. 

    Complete your online community college admissions application today!

  • Highlights
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    Defining “Diversified Studies” at OCCC

    While Oklahoma City Community College strives to meet the college degree needs in Oklahoma City and across the state, we cannot be all things to all students. That’s where OCCC’s diversified studies major comes into play.

    • If you have your eye on a four-year degree, but OCCC doesn’t offer an exact match as an associate degree, then you should major in diversified studies.
    • If you have specific needs dictated by either your employer or your own interests, then diversified studies is the best associate degree option for you.

    If you’ve tried out several majors but are still are not satisfied or sure, then diversified studies is the best way to combine completed college courses into an associate degree plan that wraps things up and moves you forward.

    Oklahoma City Community College also offers an associate degree in liberal studies. If you choose a diversified studies degree program, you’ll have much more flexibility in college class selection and acceptance. Liberal studies requires college courses from four different areas, and college classes that don’t fall into those areas don’t count toward the liberal studies degree program. However, with diversified studies, you can include many more kinds of classes in many more subject areas tailored for your degree plan.

    Everything begins with a one-on-one degree planning meeting with an academic advisor or faculty advisor at OCCC.

  • Degree Options
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    Diversified Studies Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College

    Oklahoma City Community College offers both associate in arts and associate in science diversified studies degrees, depending upon your chosen academic focus:

    • Associate in arts degree – diversified studies : This two-year associate degree program prepares students to transfer to a four-year university or to achieve other personal or career goals in a non-science field.
    • Associate in science degree – diversified studies: This two-year associate degree program prepares students to transfer to a four-year university or to achieve other personal or career goals in a scientific field. Often OCCC diversified studies majors hope to be accepted into one of several competitive health sciences degree or health sciences certificate programs offered at Oklahoma City Community College.

    Everything begins with a one-on-one degree planning meeting with an academic advisor or faculty advisor at OCCC.

  • Courses
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    Diversified Studies Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    When you create a diversified studies plan Oklahoma City Community College, you’ll complete:

    • General education requirements (37 credit hours)
    • Approved courses in your areas of interest and concentration across other OCCC academic departments (another 24 credit hours)

    An OCCC academic advisor will help you create a diversified studies degree plan, including a brief statement of your educational goals. Those might include:

    • A promotion at work
    • A job in an emerging or unique career field currently not served by OCCC’s more traditional academic majors
    • Transfer to a four-year university upon graduation
    • To gain “preference points” for your application into one of OCCC’s highly competitive health sciences degree and certificate programs

    OCCC’s online course catalog includes full details on college classes you can include in your diversified studies degree program plan. However, the individualized nature of this community college degree option requires regular meetings with one of our academic advisors.

    Across the many academic departments at OCCC, you’ll find plenty of evening and online college classes from which to choose.

  • Faculty
    Bertha Wise

    Bertha Wise


    Professor of English

    I have lived in Oklahoma for over 30 years, but before that I was in many other states, including South Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, California, and Arizona.  I also lived in Japan for two years, an experience for sure!  I started my educational journey at a college in South Carolina, but earned my BS in English Education at UCO and went on to earn an MA in English at UCO too.  Being the first in my family to earn college degrees, I say it's not out of the question, if one wants it badly enough.  I started teaching as an adjunct in 1985 at various colleges in the Oklahoma City area: Rose State College, OSU-OKC, UCO, and OCCC.  In 1991, I became a full-time professor at OCCC.  Through the years, I have been afforded many opportunities to be a part of the OCCC community as a department chair, first faculty director of the Center for Learning and Teaching, coordinator of multi-divisional programs, and co-chair of the 2011 accreditation self-study.  I am an active member of the Two-Year College English Association in the Southwest Region (TYCA_SW) as well as participating in many other professional activities.  I write poetry and have read at various locations over the years, most notably in Ukraine, Wales, Seminole, OK.  I was a featured poet at the Poetry at Rose (Rose State College) one year, too.  I enjoy reading and traveling when I can.  I also take care of my husband and two kitties and have a daughter and son, both grown with families of their own.  I am a proud grandmother of a granddaughter and three grandsons too.

     
  • After OCCC
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    Careers for Diversified Studies Majors

    There isn’t enough room to list every single job or career option open to those with an associate degree in diversified studies. Why? Because the list could include just about any job imaginable. That’s how personalized this community college degree option is.

    Everything begins with a one-on-one degree planning meeting with an academic advisor or faculty advisor at OCCC.

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