UCO International Viewbook 2022-23

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“I have never met a stranger at UCO. It was like my classmates were family from all over the world that I just hadn’t met yet. These people turned simple moments into lasting memories.”

A community of 13,000 students International600students UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA 3 CompeteSportsNCAAin14 44StudentsStudent200+organizationsfrom | 100 states almostcountriesFriendship

Knowledge110,000+Alumnifrom around the world 81 122 Undergraduate Majors Student to Faculty Ratio 16:1 19 connect SizeClassAverage GraduatePrograms 4 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA Sources: The OklahomanAugust 29, 2014

KnowledgeUNIVERSITYOFCENTRALOKLAHOMA 5 connect to INTERNSHIP AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES UCO’s Career Development Center will guide you. According to The Oklahoman, 40% of international students are able to find employment in the Oklahoma City Metro Area upon graduation.

6 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA Family connect International House at The Quad facilitates global engagement and intercultural proficiencies by bringing together Central’s students, staff, faculty and community. CouncilStudentInternational – an umbrella associations.studentallorganizationstudentforinternational CRISP StudentsInternationalResponding(CommunitytoProgram) –Americanstudentsinternationalconnectingtofamilies.


What is Buddies?Broncho Broncho Buddies is an intercultural program pairing American UCO students with students.internationalAfterbeing matched by common interests, students are introduced at a kickoff party in September. Throughout the semester the Centre for Global Competency hosts fun events for Broncho Buddies to attend. Typical events include laserbasketballThundergames,tag,bowling, and cultural throughoutexcursionsEdmond and Oklahoma City. Broncho Buddies spend time with each other at least once a month.


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SuburbanCityinAmerica Best Cities to Live inSafestTop10CitiesAmerica Most CityEducatedinOklahoma 8 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA Edmond, where UCO is located ##136 CNBC/NeighborhoodScout;Sources: FBI via Edmond Sun; U.S. News & World Report ‘Best Places to Live’; insurify.com Photo credit: City of Edmond connect to Community

Best City for 1.2AdultsYoungFriendliestCityintheU.S. + MetropolitanPeopleMillionintheArea 1CollegeforTop20Job-SeekingGradoftheFastestGrowingCitiesintheU.S. Oklahoma City, 20 minutes from UCO #3#5 Sources: USA Today; ZipRecruiter; Travel and Leisure; CNN Money; U.S. Census Bureau UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA 9 Community

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Undergraduate Degree Graduate Degree Study Four Years and Work Three Years Study Two Years and Work Three Years International students, after studying in one of the approved Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Programs, are given the opportunity to work for up to three years in the United States. University of Central Oklahoma offers its students the following OPT-approved STEM Undergraduatemajors STEM Majors Applied ChemistryBiomedicalBiomedicalBiologyActuarialMathematicsScienceSciencesEngineering Chemistry - ACS Certificate Computer Engineering Computer Science Computer Science - Applied Computer Science - Information Science Chemistry - Health Sciences Data EngineeringSciencePhysics- Physics Enivronmental Chemistry Electrical Engineering Forensic Science - Forensic Investigations Forensic Science - Molecular Biology Forensic Science - Forensic Chemistry Forensic Science - Digital Forensics Management Information Systems Nutrition,MedicalMechanicalMathematicsEngineeringLaboratoryScienceDietetics&Food Management Software Engineering Statistics Graduate STEM Majors Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Applied Mathematical Science - Mathematics Applied Mathematical Science - Statistics BusinessBiology ComputationalComputerAnalyticsScienceScience-Computational Engineering Computational Science-Computational Mathematics Computational Science-Computer Science Data EngineeringSciencePhysics - Biomedical Engineering Engineering Physics - Electrical Engineering Engineering Physics - Mechanical Systems Engineering Physics - Physics ForensicFinance Science Forensic Science - Chemistry Forensic Science - Digital Forensics Forensic Science - Molecular Biology Nutrition & Food Science Psychology - Experimental Psychology UniversityPublicinOklahoma for Getting a Job after Graduation #1 12 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA




Central’s Forensic Science program is ranked #1 in the United States. Most students are able to receive an internship during their studies. Dr. Dwight Adams is the current director of the program after having served as the director of the largest FBI laboratory in the world. He also led the FBI’s research team that developed the DNA techniques first used in 1988 and oversaw the creation of the national DNA database.

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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLA HOMA College of Business BusinessAccountingAdministration-General Business Business Administration-International Business Business Administration-Business Law Economics-EnergyEconomics Economics FinanceFinance - Insurance and Risk Management Information Systems and Operations Management - Management Information InformationSystems Systems and Operations Management - Operations & Supply Chain ManagementManagementMgmt - Human Resource Management Management - PGA Golf Management MarketingMarketing - Professional Selling College of Education and Professional Studies Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Fashion Marketing General Studies Human Development and Family SciencesChild HumanDevelopmentDevelopment and Family SciencesFamily and Lifespan Development Kinesiology - Exercise/Fitness Management Kinesiology - Outdoor and Community Nutrition,RecreationDietetics, and Food Management Occupational SpecialPublicPsychologyPhysicalOrganizationalSafetyLeadershipEducation/HealthHealthEducation-Mild-Moderate Disabilities Special Education - Severe-Profound/Multiple Speech-LanguageDisabilities Pathology Workforce Development - Family & Consumer WorkforceSciences Development - Trade & Industrial Workforce Development - Workforce Development College of Fine Arts and Design Art - Studio Art Art Education Art ContemporaryCommercialAudioArtsHistoryAdministrationProductionMusicMusic Business - Associate’s ContemporaryDegree Music Performance - Associate’s ContemporaryDegree Music Production - Associate’s DesignDanceDanceDegreeEducation-Graphic Design Design - Interior Design MusicMusic - Instrumental Performance Music - Jazz Performance Music - Musical Theatre Music - Vocal Performance Music TheatreEducationArts-Design

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and Technology Theatre ArtsTheatre/CommunicationPerformanceEducation College of Liberal Arts Applied Liberal Arts Communication - Interpersonal Communication Criminal Justice - Corrections Criminal Justice - General Criminal Justice Criminal Justice - Police EnglishEnglish - Creative Writing English HistoryHistoryGeographyEducation-Museum Studies History MassHumanitiesEducationCommunication - Professional Media Modern Language - French Modern Language - German Modern Language - Spanish Modern Language Education - French Modern Language Education - German Modern Language Education - Spanish PhotographicPhilosophy Arts Political Science Political Science - Public Administration SociologySociology - Human Sociology-SubstanceServicesAbuse Studies Strategic Communications-Organizational Communication Strategic Communications-Strategic Communications Technical Women’s,WritingGender, and Sexuality Studies College of Mathematics and Science Actuarial Science BiologyBiology - Biomedical Science Biology - Medical Laboratory Science Biomedical Engineering Chemistry Chemistry - ACS Certificate Chemistry - Environmental Chemistry Chemistry - Health Sciences Computer Engineering Computer Science Computer Science - Applied Computer Science - Information Science Data SoftwareScienceScienceScienceScienceScienceNursingMechanicalMathematicsMathematicsMathematicsMathematicsFuneralEngineeringElectricalScienceEngineeringPhysics-PhysicsService-AppliedMathematics-StatisticEducationEngineeringEducation-BiologyEducation-ChemistryEducation-GeneralScienceEducation-PhysicalScienceEducation-PhysicsEngineering Forensic Science Institute Forensic Science - Forensic ForensicInvestigationsScience - Chemistry Forensic Science - Digital Forensics Forensic Science - Molecular Biology Certificates LeadershipFuneralFinancialCybersecurityAccountingPlanningService

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA 19 20 ScoreCompositeontheACT or 1030 reading and math combinedsectionsSATscore 2.7 high school overall grade point average or its equivalentOR 2.00 cumulative grade point average or its equivalent CollegeTransferRequirementsAdmissionfromorUniversity Proof of English ProficiencyUndergraduate Submit one of the following to satisfy the requirement: TOEFL 61 IBT (Internet-based test) or 500 PBT (paper-based test); IELTS 5.5 overall band; PTE Academic 42; Duolingo English Test 85; OR, Proof of 12 weeks of intensive English study at an approved ESL program in the U.S. after achieving a minimum TOEFL score of 460 (PBT) or 48 (IBT) or minimum IELTS overall band of 5.0 or PTE Academic of 36 or Duolingo English Test of 75-80. To apply 1) Complete your online application at apply.uco.edu 2) Upload your required admission documents including: • Official copies of academic records • Proof of English proficiency • Financial support documents • Government issued official ID or passport • SAT/ACT score report (optional) and/or audition form (music applicant only)

connect to Professional Studies 81 Graduate Programs 20 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA College of Business Business Administration Business Administration - Healthcare Business Administration - Professional Business Analytics ManagingFinance Analytics Sales Leadership College of Education andProfessional Studies Adult and Higher Education - Lifelong and AdultE-LearningandHigher EducationInterdisciplinary Studies Adult and Higher Education - Student AdultPersonnelandHigher Education - Talent FamilyElementaryEducationalEarlyBilingualBehaviorAthleticDevelopmentTrainingAnalysisEducation/TESOLChildhoodEducationLeadershipEducationScience-Infantand Child Specialist Family Science - Marriage and Family WellnessSpecialSpecialSpeech-LanguageSecondarySchoolSchoolReadingPublicPsychologyPsychologyPsychologyPsychologyPsychologyNutritionLibraryFamilyTherapistScienceMediaEducationandFoodScience-CounselingPsychology-EducationSpecialistinSchoolPsychology-ExperimentalPsychology-ForensicPsychology-GeneralPsychologyHealth-CommunityEngagementCounselingandProfessionalCounselingEducationPathologyEducation-Mild/ModerateEducation-Severe/ProfoundManagement-ExerciseScience College of Fine Arts and Design JazzIllustrationDesignStudies (Performance, Music Production) Music - Collaborative Piano Music - Composition Music - Conducting (Vocal, Instrumental) Music - Music Education (Vocal, Instrumental) Music - Musical Theatre Music - Pedagogy (Vocal, Piano) Music - Performance College of Liberal Arts Addictions PoliticalPoliticalLiteratureLiberalMuseumHistoryGerontologyCriminalCrimeCreativeCompositionCounselingandRhetoricWritingandIntelligenceAnalysisJusticeManagementandAdministrationStudiesStudiesScience-GeneralScience-InternationalAffairs Public Administration - Public & Nonprofit Public Administration - Urban Management Strategic Communications TESL College of Mathematics and Science Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Applied Mathematical Science - Mathematics Applied Mathematical Science - Statistics Applied Mathematical Science - Teaching ComputerBiology ComputationalScienceScience - Computational ComputationalEngineering Science - Computational ComputationalMathematics Science - Computer Science Data EngineeringSciencePhysics - Biomedical EngineeringEngineeringPhysics - Electrical EngineeringEngineeringPhysics - Mechanical EngineeringEngineeringPhysics - Physics Nursing ForensicInstituteScience Forensic Science Forensic ScienceForensicChemistryScienceDigital Forensics ForensicScienceBiologyMolecularCertificates Disaster Management E –StudentLicensedHistoricalFoodEnterpriseLearningAnalyticsQualityandSafetyPerformanceProfessionalCounsellingPersonnel–ProgramManagement

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA 21 Between 2.50 to 3.00 overall grade pointvariedaverage;byprogram OtherRequirementsAdmissionRequirements (as required by the program): Proof of English ProficiencyGraduate Submit one of the following to satisfy the requirement: TOEFL 79 IBT (Internet-based test) or 550 PBT (paper-based test); IELTS 6.5 overall band; Proof of 12 weeks of intensive English study at an approved ESL program in the U.S. after achieving a minimum TOEFL score of 500 (PBT) or 61 (IBT) or minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 or Transcripts showing your undergraduate degree was completed from an accredited university or college within the United States or from a UCO-approved native English-speaking country. (List on website). Eligibility Applicant must have completed or be currently enrolled in the final year of undergraduate degree. Admission Application Deadlines Deadlines vary by program. Check our website for details. To apply 1) Complete your online application at apply.uco.edu 2) Upload your required admission documents including • Official copies of academic records • Proof of English proficiency • Financial Support documents • Government issued official ID or passport • GRE/GMAT score report; audition form; portfolio (may be required) GMAT or GRE score report may be required by certainprogramsgraduate Audition for portfolioprogramsmusicorforMFAindesignprogram Letter recommendaoftionsOROR

SPORTS CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Soccer Club. Hockey Club, Esports Club – $500 per year.

INCOMING TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS Transfer Distinguished Global Scholarship – up to $8,000 Transfer Merit Global Scholarship – up to $6,000 Transfer Honor Global Scholarship – up to $4,000 Legacy Non Resident Waiver – up to 12 credit hours of non-resident tuition per fall and spring semester

INCOMING FRESHMAN SCHOLARHIPS Presidents Leadership Council – up to $45,000 Leaders of Tomorrow – up to $33,000 Freshman Distinguished Global Scholarship – up to $8,000 Freshman Merit Global Scholarship – up to $6,000 Freshman Honor Global Scholarship – up to $4,000 Legacy Non Resident Waiver – up to 12 credit hours of non-resident tuition per fall and spring semester

More than $700,000 scholarships awarded to international students each year. Here is a partial list, please see uco.edu/OGA for full list of international student scholarships, qualifications and deadlines.

INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIPS SCHOLARSHIPS (begins second semester only) – up to $2,000 per year. These awards are giving for participation and/or leaderships in organizations on campus

EMPLOYMENT Many international students are able to find jobs on campus.


INCOMING GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS Distinguished Graduate Scholar – up to $6,000 Graduate Merit Global Scholar – up to $4,000 University Graduate Scholar – up to $2,000 Legacy Non-Resident Waiver – up to 12 credit hours of non-resident tuition per fall and spring semester For more details on how you can qualify for the scholarships, visit www.uco.edu/international

2022-23 Estimated Cost per academic year (nine months): UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA 23 connect to Unmatched Value $27,000$17,100 $15,100 $1,000 $1,000 $4,900$2,800 $25,000$4,900$2,800Undergraduate andtuitionfees andtuitionfees bookssuppliesand books suppliesand housingmeals mealshousing Graduate $650$550 $650$550insurancehealth miscellaneousinsurancehealth TM miscellaneous Based on enrollment for fall and spring semester, total of 24 undergraduate credit hours or 18 graduate hours. Fees vary based on the college through which courses are offered. For more information, visit oga.uco.edu/cost/tuition


In compliance with Title VI and Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of The Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, The Civil Rights Act of 1991, and other Federal Laws and Regulations, the University of Central Oklahoma does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, handicap, disability, status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures; this includes but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. Students with disabilities who wish special accommodations should make their requests to the Coordinator of Disability Support Services at 974-2549. This publication, printed by PS Print, is issued by the University of Central Oklahoma as authorized by Title 70 OS 1981, Section 3903. 2,500 copies have been prepared or distributed at a cost of $2,967.94. 9/2022 Office of Global Affairs Your One-Stop Service Team to meet your need • International admissions and recruitment • Immigration for F-1 and J-1 visa holders • Education abroad • Intercultural activities • International house • International partnerships • Sponsored student services HOME OFFICE Web: oga.uco.edu Email international@uco.edu: (General Inquiries) dso@uco.edu (Immigration) cgc@uco.edu (Education Abroad) Phone: 1.405.974.2390 Fax: 1.405.974.3842 WhatsApp: 1.405.588.9358 Office Hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. By appointment only 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Walk-in hours China Office Xiao Fang Zhao, Manager Web: Wechatwww.ucochina.com/Phone:86-1391-012-1391 Email: chinaoffice@uco.edu India Office G. A. Prasad, Email:Phone/Whatsapp:Manager91-9949000879india@uco.edu Korea Office Andrew Hill, Asst. Director, Asia Pacific Web: Email:Phone:www.ucokorea.net02-737-3066ahill53@uco.edu

OGA Purpose Statement:

The Office of Global Affairs Commits to Guide, Serve and Advocate for International Students throughout their UCO Journey. Dear student, UCO is one of the most welcoming and safest places you will find in America. At UCO, we give the international students an opportunity to connect to a buddy program (800 students last year). In this program, you will be paired with an America student for activities and friendship. (Check it out: #ucobronchobuddies) We have another great program which will introduce you to one of our 170 American families who have signed up to “adopt” a UCO international student. They will invite you to share in their activities, birthdays and holidays. Finally, don’t forget to tell your parents that UCO is both welcoming and safe. The FBI ranked your new city as one of the top 10 safest in the United States. You’ll love it here. And we’ll love having you. See you soon, — Dennis Dunham, Ph.D. Director, Global Affairs


1.405.588.9358/UCOBronchos@UCOOGA@UCOOGA/UCOOGAuco.edu Office of Global Affairs 100 North University Drive Nigh University Center Room 137 Edmond, OK 73034, USA connect to Your Future at UCO

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