by Tami Althoff
Finishing your bachelor’s degree has many advantages. Whether you’re looking for job advancement, higher pay or just want to finish what you started, the University of Oklahoma’s online Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies is designed to help you succeed.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a bachelor’s degree can result in up to a 49% increase in salary. Other benefits include job security, networking opportunities and jobs that include perks like paid vacation and sick leave.
If you’re at least 25 years old and have earned at least 60 hours of letter-graded college credit, this program could make earning your degree an obtainable goal.
Designed for working adults who want to finish a bachelor’s degree quickly, this flexible program allows you to design a degree based on your interests. With your career goals in mind and with the help of an advisor, you will create a tailored plan that includes courses that align with your specific needs.
You’ll be able to choose from a broad selection of courses to find the ones that most align with your plans, helping you build the strong foundation and set of skills needed to excel in your chosen career field, as well as some of the region’s most in-demand fields like health care, business and human resources.
In addition to focusing on courses related to your career goals, you’ll learn to see things from different perspectives, improving your problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. You’ll also become a better writer and leader. With this broad skillset, you’ll be an asset to employers looking for versatility.
Classes start in fall, spring or summer and are eight weeks long. You'll learn from experienced instructors, receive support from your advisors and have access to several resources, including the OU Writing Center, free and discounted software, library services and more.
This 120-credit-hour program is offered in a flexible, online format that will allow you to study on your own schedule, freeing up time for your other interests and responsibilities. Depending on the number of credit hours you transfer, you could finish in as quickly as a year.