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OU Outreach provides high quality interdisciplinary programs designed for the learning needs and demanding schedules of working adults. Our programs enable students to earn degrees in aviation and liberal arts.
OU Aviation Program
Since 1947, the University of Oklahoma Aviation Program has been one of the best schools for students looking for superior aviation instruction and bachelor’s degrees from a nationally known institution. OU continues to have one of the best safety records in the nation, which allows students to train in the safest environment possible. The Department of Aviation provides many programs and concentrations all fully accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI). With traditional in classroom instruction taught on the main OU campus and Max Westheimer Airport, students will gain an excellent foundation that will prepare them for a variety of careers in the field of professional aviation.
The Aviation Management "flying" concentration trains students to become commercial or corporate pilots, while also including a strong foundation of business coursework to further diversify their skill set. Students can use their free electives to gain additional flight experience if they so desire. The "non-flying" concentration prepares students who do not wish to enter the industry as a pilot, but who wish to meet the growing demands for management positions within the aviation industry.
The Air Traffic Management concentration trains students for the exciting and lucrative career opportunities in the Air Traffic Control profession. In addition to the general education and business coursework, completion of this degree qualifies students for AT-CTI candidacy for Air Traffic Control positions with the FAA, Lockheed Martin AFSS and others. OU’s AT-CTI program consists of five traditional and one online course that constitute a significant portion of the major requirement’s area. This program is unique in that it provides training in every possible ATC venue: Air Traffic Control Tower Operator, Enroute Non-Radar and Radar Training, Terminal Radar Training, Traffic Management and Flight Service.
When pursuing the Professional Pilot concentration, you are required to earn a private pilot through commercial pilot--multi engine certificate. You will also complete a Turbine Transition and a Crew Resource management course. Your course work will include a foundation of business and management courses and you may choose from a wide variety of electives.
College of Liberal Studies
For over 50 years, the University of Oklahoma’s College of Liberal Studies has evolved to meet the academic and professional demands of its students and has become an internationally-recognized leader in higher education for non-traditional and adult students. From its humble beginnings of one-week seminars, to offering OU's first 100% online degree in 2003, CLS continues to develop degree programs that allow its graduates to meet the challenges of the future. See CLS degree programs listed below.
This degree combines specific work-related principles with the foundation of a liberal education to help students develop the communication, strategic planning, analytical, project, and team management skills essential for professionals seeking a competitive advantage in the workplace.
In the tradition of a classic liberal arts education, this degree provides students with broad-ranging exposure across academic disciplines and familiarity with significant ideas and discoveries of past and current scholarship. Graduates are better equipped to understand and analyze the complex issues and challenges of the 21st century.
This flexible, online degree program introduces students to theoretical, ethical, and legal issues related to caregiving and improves the knowledge and skills of current care facility staff and administrators. Based on a student’s caregiving interest, each program is customized to focus on children, adolescents, and/or the elderly.
As the world gets smaller, the study of cultures enhances and furthers the professionalism of military service members and other individuals, emphasizing the importance of a global perspective from which to approach cultural issues and concerns. This degree program increases students’ ability to interact more effectively in the global community.
By providing a foundational understanding of the justice system, this degree program builds leadership and conflict resolution abilities while integrating current, real-world issues. This program helps those hoping to work in law enforcement, corrections, homeland security, or juvenile justice develop the skills to confront any professional challenge.
University of Oklahoma Outreach
Outreach Information Desk:
(405) 325-4414 or 1-800-522-0772, ext. 4414
Email: Outreach / OCCE Information