Oklahoma Christian University Associate of Science

An Associate of Science provides students a foundational education that they can use to further their academic and professional goals. It is slightly more specialized than an Associate of Arts degree, and often requires more math and science courses. OC’s program, offered through TEL, is fully online and all costs are included in the course price.

Students who enroll in the OC Associate of Science program will also receive additional support through OC. After students enroll and get started in their courses, they will get an email from OC inviting them to create a myOC account where they can access library resources, view their unofficial transcript and explore the Oklahoma Christian University online learning community.

Required Courses

The OC Associate of Science degree requires a minimum of 60 credit hours in the following disciplines.

College Readiness (1 Hour)

Required Courses:

  • College Readiness (1 credit hour)

This course will be counted as an elective, but is required for the degree program

Writing and Communication (9 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • English Comp I (Language and Composition) (3 hrs)
  • English Comp II (Research and Composition) (3 hrs)
  • Introduction to Communication (3 hrs)


Mathematics (3 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • Quantitative Analysis (3 hrs)

Religious Studies (8 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • Introduction to Christianity (3 hrs)
  • Old Testament (3 hrs)
  • New Testament* (3 hrs)

*Either Stories of New Testament or Survey of the New Testament will fulfill this requirement. 

Political Science (3 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • American Government (3 hrs)

American History (3 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • U.S. History I (3 hrs)

Great Works (6 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • Introduction to Literature (3 hrs)
  • Music Appreciation (3 hrs)

Science (6 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • Chemistry I + Lab (4 hours)
  • Physical Science + Lab (3 hours)


Behavioral Science (3 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • Principles of Psychology (3 hrs)


General Electives (16 Hours)

Students will choose form the below list with College Readiness as a required selection.


Elective Courses:

  • Chinese (3 hrs)
  • College Readiness (1 hr)
  • College Algebra (3 hrs)
  • Introduction to Biology + Lab (3 hrs)
  • Introduction to Information Technology (3 hrs)
  • Microeconomics (3 hrs)
  • Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship (3 hrs)
  • Latin (3 hrs)
  • Philosophy of Life (3 hrs)
  • U.S. History II (3 hrs)
    *Required for high school graduation
  • World Civilizations (3 hrs)

Suggested Course Sequence

This sequencing plan was developed to consider what classes students are taking in their high school programs, course load, the balance of writing load, course sequencing and prerequisites, and courses that complement one another conceptually.

This sequence assumes that students have completed Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and English I-III as a requirement for high school graduation.

Sophomore  Year


  • College Readiness
  • Introduction to Communication

Total Hours: 4


Between Sophomore and Junior Year

  • American Government
  • Introduction to Information Technology

Total Hours: 6

Junior  Year


  • Physical Science + Lab
  • U.S. History I
  • Introduction to Christianity

Total Hours: 9


  • Old Testament
  • Music Appreciation
  • U.S. History II
  • General Elective

Total Hours: 12


Between Junior and Senior Year

  • New Testament
  • Language and Composition

Total Hours: 6

Senior  Year


  • Research and Composition
  • Chemistry I + Lab
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • General Elective

Total Hours: 13


  • Introduction to Literature
  • Principles of Psychology
  • General Elective
  • General Elective

Total Hours: 12

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