Merriam-Webster defines the liberal arts as “college or university studies intended to provide chiefly general knowledge and to develop general intellectual capacities as opposed to professional or vocational skills.”
But at the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma, it means so much more. It is who we are and what we believe best prepares students for success in today's rapidly changing world.
As Oklahoma’s only public liberal arts university, Science & Arts provides students with a wide-ranging educational experience grounded in the sciences and humanities that reinforces communication, critical thinking and problem solving.
Science & Arts' Interdisciplinary Studies program maintains a 50-year tradition of integrating knowledge from multiple disciplines and is required of all students who pursue a degree at Science & Arts.
By choosing Science & Arts, you are choosing to become part of a much larger family, a wide network of people you can count on long after your time at Science & Arts comes to an end.
Getting involved with campus clubs and organizations is one of the best ways to interact with other Drovers. With more than 30 clubs and organizations to choose from, plus a continuous calendar of community activities, everyone can find a way to get involved.
An important part of college is discovering new interests, hobbies and friendships. At Science & Arts, we urge you to customize your college experience to and see how they are all interconnected.
With a student to faculty ration of 13:1, you will have the chance to work alongside our faculty to gain real-world experience that will not only prepare you for your chosen career, but will ensure you excel.
Year after year, we are recognized nationally for providing a high-quality, yet affordable liberal arts education. Four out of five Science & Arts students receive some form of scholarships or financial aid.
We can't wait to meet you! Come see all that Science & Arts has to offer.
"Being an athlete during college has taught me to be flexible. Having good coaches that care about my academics and talking to the teachers and staff to plan ahead to tackle projects headfirst has been crucial in getting me enrolled and eligible to play."
"The skills I’ve gained will help me succeed in my future endeavors and make me an asset to future employers. I now have the skills to critically analyze and reason my way through a situation and have learned how to self-advocate for myself in a college setting."
"Every time I play basketball, it helps me forget about the outside world and have fun on the court. My time so far at Science & Arts has been fun and I'm excited for my last two years here -- I'm looking forward to winning more championships."
"Our IDS courses challenge you to think for yourself and then defend it, while learning to listen and respect others. I have learned to welcome future challenges and adversity because I know that I will grow and learn something new."
"I have been able to express myself like nothing before here thanks to the curriculum, students and faculty. I hope I will always be able to keep that part of me, the one that isn’t afraid to be awkward or go against the norm, the one Science & Arts has helped me nurture."
"My favorite thing I have accomplished while being at Science & Arts is making my lifelong friends my freshman year. I came in knowing no one and now they are my best friends. I couldn’t have made it through some of the things I went through during college without them."
"I chose psychology because I think mental health is really important. I know a lot of people who continue to struggle with mental health and find it hard to speak out about it, so I want to be a safe space for people to talk to."
"Being a transfer student to Science & Arts absolutely blew my mind about how helpful and caring everyone is no matter what problem you're having. Science & Arts staff and faculty will do whatever is in their power to help you in any aspect of your life -- not just academically."
The School of Visual and Performing Arts engages students in the exploration and discovery of what it means to be human through scholarly examination of art, theatre arts, music, philosophy, religion, literature, language and communication.
As a student in the School of Education and Speech-Language Pathology, you will receive a high-quality liberal arts education combined with teacher preparation that prepares you to be an ethical, effective, informed and reflective educator.
Science and technology influence nearly every facet of the modern world and shape our lives daily. As a student in the School of Science and Physical Education, we will ensure you are well equipped to examine, understand and apply knowledge to solve new and existing problems.
As a student in the School of Social Sciences and Business, the study of human behavior, relationships and social enterprises will be your main focus. You will be given access to a deep understanding in history, psychology, sociology, political science, business and economics.
Our core curriculum will introduce you to key ideas across a range of disciplines including history, science, art, mathematics, literature, philosophy, economics, art and theatre. Our curriculum remains as innovative today as when it was created half a century ago.
Not sure what to study? With more than 25 majors and 25 minors you will have the opportunity to explore your options to discover what truly matters to you. Do you have multiple interests? Many students double major while some create their own. No matter what, your Science & Arts degree will prepare you to create a future of your own!