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Ranked among the top regional universities in the west on the list of Tier One institutions on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2012” list Listed as one of “America’s Top Colleges 2013” by Forbes magazine Named a “Great College to Work For 2013” by The Chronicle of Higher Education Named one of the “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the U.S.” by U.S. News & World Report Named a Top Fulbright Producing Institution in 2011 Listed as one of “Top Public Schools” by U.S. News and World Report

Founded in 1890, the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) is one of Oklahoma’s first public institution of higher learning, and it continues to cultivate creativity and innovation in every corner of campus, bringing to life its core values of Character, Community, and Civility each day. With 115 undergraduate majors and 59 graduate programs to date, Central is a smart investment for students dedicated to their future success. But there’s still more to amaze you. Read on!


All the models in this book are real UCO international students. This viewbook was produced and designed by the following UCO students: :: Jo達o Victor Santos e Silva, Brazil (Production Manager, Graphic Designer) :: Ling Cyn Sheng, Malaysia (Photographer) Special thanks to: UCO Photographic Services, Jill Lynch and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.

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Central’s appealing 210-acre campus offers both a pleasing learning and living environment, and a source of pride for students, employees and alumni. UCO is ranked among the top universities nationally in residence life and as one of the top universities for which to work. UCO is also a recognized leader nationally for its sustainable practices, like its use of 100% wind energy and alternative transportation programs, making the campus both beautiful and efficient. The university is an official “Green Power Partner� of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


In Oklahoma, you are guaranteed to find something to do that caters to your interest. Whether you are a fan of the arts, sports, music or outdoor activities, you will never be bored. Oklahoma is the place to be. UCO is located in Edmond – a city that is a part of the thriving Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Edmond boasts the following: A very welcoming community;

No. 1 on CNBC’s “10 Perfect Suburbs” list;’s 35th best place to live in America;

“Most Outstanding Community” by the State Commerce in its class five years in a row.

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UCO excels at providing facilities to help students succeed in all areas of life. Central’s campus is fully equipped with amenities to help its students achieve their goals. Central encourages its students to adopt a healthy lifestyle and provides quality recreational opportunities to meet the ever-changing needs of a diverse community. • UCO’s Wellness Center is a fully equipped, state-of-art fitness center complete with basketball courts, work out equipment, and a climbing wall. It is also an official training site for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams. • Other facilities include volleyball courts, a soccer field, a football stadium, swimming pools and even a barbeque pit. • UCO offers many food options on campus including reasonably priced restaurants, healthy food options and fast food, including our very own Starbucks. • UCO also has the amenities such as computer labs, a bank, ATM machines, a Barnes & Noble bookstore, an Apple Tech store, mail services, Mercy Clinic, our Max Chambers Library and so much more.

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The Centre for Global Competency provides a number of services to international students: • Broncho Buddies pairs domestic students with international students for cultural exchange and fun. • CRISP (Community Responding to International Students Program) connects international students with American families. • MERGE allows international students to collaborate with UCO faculty on academic projects in classes aimed at promoting global and cultural competencies.

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Resources & Programs

The Centre for Global Competency (CGC) is the first of its kind. We are committed to provide exciting education abroad programs such as international internships, short-term study tour courses and meaningful study abroad programs in more than 21 coun­tries in various parts of the world. With more than 30 programs, you have a vast array of opportunities to choose from.


The OGA was designed from the ground up with your necessities in mind. Central’s OGA staff includes people from all over the world, people who are ready to help you every step of the way. Our advisers are available Monday through Friday, and you may also contact us by email, phone live chat and website! • • • •

Website: Email: Phone: +1-405-974-2390 Fax: +1-405-974-3842 Our staff is here to help you with documentation, settling in America, making friends and experiencing other parts of the U.S. with student organizations and international student trips. Do not hesitate to contact us!

Office of Global Affairs

Here at the UCO Office of Global Affairs (OGA), we put your needs before anything else. We are here to serve you, the student.


UCO knows that living on campus is a vital component of the collegiate experience. When you make the residence halls your home at Central, research shows that you will earn better grades, be more involved in student organizations, have more interaction with faculty members, feel like a part of the campus community and be more likely to graduate. The UCO Housing and Dining department wants to give their residents the best experience possible, and is always involved in many fun events on campus.

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national Student Council (ISC) is an executive board of student leaders from all over the world. It exists as a for international students to promote international culture and nding. ISC sponsors many cultural events, like the International and Mr. & Miss UCO International Scholarship Pageant. ISC you can make your voice heard. as many other student associations for individual countries.

The UCO International House provides a place for students to mingle, study, exchange culture and simply have a good time. Central is proud to have the one-and-only International House in the state of Oklahoma!


UCO offers a wide range of higher learning opportunities. For undergraduates, there are currently 115 majors and 63 minors. Undergraduate Grade Point • Average • (U.S. Equivalent) • Other Requirements

Freshman: International Transfer: U.S Transfer:

Audition is required for all Music Programs No SAT or ACT is required

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2.7 - 4.0 2.5 - 4.0 2.0 - 4.0

College of Mathematics and Science • Actuarial Science • Biology • Biomedical Engineering • Chemistry • Chemistry - ACS Certificate • Chemistry - Health Sciences • Clinical Lab Science/Med-Tech • Computer Science • Computer Science - Applied • Computer Science - Information Science • Engineering Physics - Electrical Systems • Engineering Physics - Mechanical Systems • Engineering Physics - Physics • Funeral Service • Mathematics • Mathematics - Applied Mathematics • Mathematics - Statistics • Mathematics Education • Nursing • Science Education - Biology • Science Education - Chemistry • Science Education - General Science • Science Education - Physical Science • Science Education - Physics

College of Education and Professional Studies • Career and Technology Education - Allied Health Education • Career and Technology Education - Bus & Info Tech Ed/Mrkt Ed • Career and Technology Education - Family & Consumer Sciences • Career and Technology Education - Trade & Industrial Educ • Community/Public Health • Early Childhood Education • Elementary Education • Family Life Education - Child Development • Family Life Education - Gerontology • Family Life Education - Marriage and Family • Fashion Marketing • General Studies • Industrial Safety • Kinesiology - Exercise/Fitness Management • Kinesiology - Outdoor and Community Recreation • Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Management • Organizational Leadership • Physical Education/Health • Psychology • Special Education - Mild-Moderate Disabilities • Special Education - Severe-Profound/Multiple Disabilities • Speech/Language Pathology College of Fine Arts and Design • Art - Art History • Art - Studio Art • Art Education • Contemporary Music Business • Contemporary Music Performance • Contemporary Music Production • Dance • Dance Education • Design - Graphic Design • Design - Interior Design • Music - Musical Theatre • Music - Percussion Performance • Music - Piano Performance • Music - String Performance • Music - Vocal Performance • Music - Wind Performance • Music Education - Instrumental • Music Education - Vocal • Theatre Arts - Design and Technology • Theatre Arts - Performance • Theatre/Communication Education

College of Liberal Arts • Applied Liberal Arts • Criminal Justice - Corrections • Criminal Justice - General Criminal Justice • Criminal Justice - Police • English • English - Creative Writing • English Education • Geography • History - General • History - Museum Studies • History Education • Human Communication-Interpersonal Communication • Humanities • Mass Communication - Professional Media • Modern Language - French • Modern Language - German • Modern Language - Spanish • Modern Language Education - French • Modern Language Education - German • Modern Language Education - Spanish • Philosophy • Photographic Arts • Political Science • Political Science Public Administration • Sociology • Sociology - Human Services • Sociology - Substance Abuse Studies • Strategic Communications-Organizational Communication • Strategic CommunicationsStrategic Communications • Technology Application Studies Interdisciplinary Studies • Forensic Science • Forensic Science - Chemistry • Forensic Science - Molecular Biology

List of Undergraduate Majors

College of Business • Accounting • Business Administration • Business Administration-International Business • Business Administration-Legal Studies • Economics • Economics-Energy Economics • Finance • Finance - Insurance and Risk Management • Information and Operations Management Management Information Systems • Information and Operations Management Operations & Supply Chain Mgmt • Management • Management - Human Resource Management • Management - PGA Golf Management • Marketing • Marketing - Professional Selling


The UCO Jackson College of Graduate Studies currently offers six Master’s degrees covering 31 graduate degree programs and 59 different major areas of study. Graduate Grade Point Average (U.S. Equivalent)


Other Requirements

GMAT or GRE (Required by some programs)

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Between 2.5 - 3.0 (Varies by program)

College of Education & Professional Studies

College of Liberal Arts

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) • Design

Master of Education (M. Ed.) • Adult & Higher Education • Adult & Higher Education • Interdisciplinary Studies • Student Personnel • Training • Bilingual Education/TESL • Early Childhood Education • Educational Leadership • Education Guidance & Counseling • Elementary Education • Library Media Education • Reading • Secondary Education • Special Education         • Mild/Moderate • Severe/Profound

Master of Arts (M.A.) • Crime & Intelligence Analysis • Criminal Justice Management & Administration • English • Composition & Rhetoric • 20th/21st Century Studies • Creative Writing • Teaching English as a Second Language • Gerontology • History • General • Museum Studies • Social Studies Teaching • Human Communication • Political Science • General • International Affairs • Substance Abuse Studies • Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) • Creative Writing • Master of Public Administration (M.P.A) • Public Administration

Master of Music (M.M.) • Music • Jazz Studies College of Business Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) • MBA – Business Administration • MBA – Accounting Forensic Science Institute Master of Science (M.S.) • Forensic Science Program • Forensic Science Program - Biology/Chemistry

Master of Arts (M.A.) • Psychology • Counseling • Experimental • Forensic Psychology • General • School Psychology Master of Science (M.S.) • Athletic Training • Family & Child Studies • Infant & Child Specialist • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist • Family Life Education • Nutrition & Food Management • Speech/Language Pathology • Wellness Management • Exercise Science • Health Studies

College of Mathematics & Science Master of Science (M.S.) • Applied Mathematical Science • Computer Science • Mathematics • Statistics • Mathematics Teaching • Biology • Engineering Physics • Nursing

List of Graduate Majors

College of Fine Arts & Design


UCO offers an affordable education with competitive tuition rates. As a state university, our operating expenses are supported by the state government, your tuition and fees as well as donations from generous donors and alumni. Estimated expenses* for 2013-2014 academic year for nine months are as below: Tuition and Fees Housing Meal Insurance Books and Miscellaneous Total

Undergraduate $12,400 $3,400 $3,000 $900 $2,300 $22,000

*Subject to change without further notice

Graduate $11,000 $3,400 $3,000 $900 $2,300 $20,600

Scholarships for International Students: • Global Education Award • UCO Global Scholarship • Leadership Scholarship • Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Scholarship English Admission Requirements:

Undergraduate Graduate 61 IBT or 500 PBT 79 IBT or 550 PBT or • IELTS 5.5 overall band 6.5 overall band or Proof of 12 weeks of intensive English study at an approved ESL program in the U.S. after achieving minimum score of: • TOEFL 48 IBT or 460 PBT 61 IBT or 500 PBT or • IELTS 5.0 overall band 6.0 overall band •


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Cost & Enrollment

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UCO - OGA Viewbook  

2013 - UCO Office of Global Affairs

UCO - OGA Viewbook  

2013 - UCO Office of Global Affairs