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Diversified Studies

Associate in Arts or Associate in Science

Minimum of 61 credit hours

The Diversified Studies degree offers a great amount of flexibility in supporting your educational goals; whether it is supporting a health professions pathway, a transfer pathway that other OCCC degrees do not currently offer, or a 'I need some time to find my pathway' option. The Diversified Studies degree program offers students options such as targeting a specific job promotion or blending their areas of interest and talent into an associate degree individually planned for them. Students seeking this degree option are recommended to work with an Academic Advisor and/or Faculty Advisor to plan the most optimal pathway.  Prior to graduating with a Diversified Studies degree, a student should consult with the Graduation, Employment, and Transfer Office (GET).

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 Success in College and Life 1 Gen Ed
    ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3 Gen Ed
    BIO Biological Science 3-4 Gen Ed
    HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1877 OR Gen Ed
    HIST 1493 U.S. History 1877 to Present 3 Gen Ed
    MATH 1503 Contemporary Mathematics OR Gen Ed
    MATH 1513 College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences OR Gen Ed
    MATH 2013 Introduction to Statistics 3 Gen Ed
    GEN ED Gen Ed Elective 3 Gen Ed
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    ENGL 1213 English Composition II 3 Gen Ed
    POLSC 1113 American Federal Government 3 Gen Ed
    PHYS Any Physical Science 3-4 Gen Ed
    GEN ED Gen Ed Elective 3 Gen Ed
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Gen Ed
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Gen Ed
    FA ELEC Faculty Approved Elective 12 Support
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    GEN ED Gen Ed Elective 3 Gen Ed
    FA ELEC Faculty Approved Elective 11 Support
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: None

    General Education Courses: (37 credit hours) English: ENGL 1113; ENGL 1213; Mathematics: MATH 1503 or MATH 1513 or MATH 2013; History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; Political Science: POLSC 1113; *Natural Sciences: Three to four credit hours of general education Biological Science; Three to four credit hours Physical Science--one of the science courses must include a lab component; Humanities: Six credit hours.; Electives: Nine credit hours General Education Electives with at least one three hour course from the following discipines: Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Fine Arts (Art, Music, and Theatre) or Modern Languages.

    Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

    Support Courses: (23 credit hours) Approved electives: 23 credit hours; must be approved by faculty advisor.

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This program is designed for students planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. See University Parallel/Transfer Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

  • Course Descriptions

    Biological Science

    BIO - Biological Science
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Biological Science

    Electives

    FA ELEC - Faculty Approved Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Faculty approved elective

    GEN ED - Gen Ed Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    General Education elective

    HUM - Humanities Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Humanities elective

    PHYS - Any Physical Science
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Any Physical Science

    English

    ENGL 1113 - English Composition I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    ENGL 1213 - English Composition II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1113 taken within the last year, with strong encouragement for immediate continuation.
    3CREDITS

    In this advanced writing course, students will create essays that explore and evaluate a variety of issues and perspectives suggested by fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and other types of cultural texts. Students will refine and augment the writing techniques they learned in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103 to develop well- reasoned, well-structured arguments in a clear, fluid, and engaging prose style.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. History to 1877
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1877 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. History 1877 to Present
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1877 to the present in such areas as geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    Mathematics

    MATH 1503 - Contemporary Mathematics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score. Pre or Co-requisite ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103
    3CREDITS

    A study of the mathematics needed for critical evaluation of quantitative information and arguments (including logic, critical appraisal of graphs and tables); use of simple mathematical models, and an introduction to elementary statistics. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    MATH 1513 - College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the general concepts of relation and function and specifically of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the ability to solve systems of equations by utilizing matrices and determinants; and the ability to solve practical problems using algebra.

    MATH 2013 - Introduction to Statistics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will solve problems applying the concepts of random sampling, elementary probability, testing hypotheses, descriptive measures, chi-square, regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - American Federal Government
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - Success in College and Life
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

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