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Why study University Studies online through OSU?

Individualization and flexibility are features of the program leading to the degree of Bachelor of University Studies. The program is designed for goal-directed, motivated, and mature students who wish to tailor course choices to meet individual goals. The degree program allows students to prepare for professional careers that require extensive knowledge in a broad array of subjects. The Bachelor of University Studies allows you to focus on two or three areas of study that you select. You may use “major” courses from an Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree to fulfill one of focus areas. 


A Bachelor of University Studies degree can be completed 100% online. OSU provides online degree choices to fit your busy schedule. Using the latest technologies, we put quality online courses within reach for students who are not able to attend classes on campus.


OSU uses Canvas for our learning management system and hosts your online courses and content. From lectures to discussions to submitting assignments, all course interaction is completed entirely online. All you need is the necessary discipline and access to computer capabilities. All instructors who teach online learning courses are the same quality faculty who teach on-campus courses.



By combining coursework across disciplines, students work with an adviser to tailor the curriculum to reach unique academic and career goals. Students complete 120 semester hours with at least 40 upper-division hours. Students choose two or three areas of concentration, which may include coursework from the requirements for a minor or certificate or a group of related courses approved by a departmental representative. If you have an AA, AS, or AAS degree, you can use college credit earned in your major in one area of concentration. Students work with an advisor in one of OSU's academic colleges.. 




Find admission requirements for online, freshman, international, readmission, concurrent and other students here:




Transfer Student Admissions and Transfer Credit Guide

Apply as a transfer student if you have attempted a minimum of 7 semester hours of college-level credit after graduation from high school. Want to know what credits transfer? Check out the Transfer Credit Guide.



OSU offers undergrad online degree programs at a block rate tuition structure which means students taking 12-18 hours will be charged the same block rate whether they take 12 to 18 hours in a semester. This helps students shorten the time to earn their degrees and assists with financial budgeting. Additionally, OSU accepts transfer credit and all undergraduate students are eligible for scholarships awarded through the university and college. Cost estimates below are calculated based on 2022-2023 rates. Additional cost details and OSU’s tuition and fee estimator are available on the Bursar website.

2022-2023 Estimated Cost
  Resident Non-Resident
Total cost per credit hour $421.40 $938.75
Total cost per 3-credit hour course $1,264.20 $2,816.25
Semester Block Rate Tuition and Fees based on 15 hours $6,321.00 $14,081.25

* This is only an estimate of cost, based on currently approved 2022-2023 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks, exams, or course expenses, nor do they factor in individual transfer credits or scholarship information. Cost will vary if not enrolled in a fully online degree program. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer


The estimate above is based on classes in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Out of state waivers that reduce tuition to the in state tuition rate, are available for non-resident transfer students with at least 45 earned transfer hours in one of the following OSU online bachelor’s degree programs: Elementary Education, Nursing-RN to BSN, or University Studies. Please contact us at or 405-744-1000 for details.

All undergraduate students are eligible for scholarships awarded through the academic college.

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