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AL students develop the communication, strategic planning, analytical, project, & team management skills that are essential for professionals seeking a competitive advantage in the workplace.

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Graduates will be better equipped to understand and analyze the complex issues and challenges of the 21st century.

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Lifespace Care students learn the theoretical, ethical, and legal issues related to caregiving and improves the essential knowledge and skills of current care facility staff and administrators.

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Discover cultural issues from a global perspective that promote and enhance the professionalism of individuals involved in global endeavors.

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CJ students gain a foundational understanding of the justice system that helps build leadership and conflict resolution abilities while integrating current, real-world criminal justice issues.

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Undergraduate Programs - A Degree Above

With a track record of more than 55 years of developing degree programs for adult students, the College of Liberal Studies holds all of its academic programs to a high standard of excellence. A bachelor’s degree from OU CLS reflects that standard and is highly regarded among these communities.


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U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs Veterans Bachelor's 2017

Build on your professional experience

Our bachelor’s degree programs offer working adults the opportunity to build on their educational and professional experience and earn the academic credentials needed to advance their career or pursue a graduate degree. Equally rigorous and rewarding, our programs challenge students to reach beyond their perceived limits while also providing them with a comprehensive support system anchored by dedicated faculty and staff.

Flexible Course Format

With our intuitive learning management system, you will be able to learn and interact with your instructor and classmates in an online, onsite, or hybrid course environment. All of our online courses can be completed on your schedule, so you will never have to be logged on at the same time as your instructor or classmates.


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Dedicated Support - Our Students are Our First Priority

At CLS, your cohort won't look like the traditional college student. Many of our students are balancing family, work, and life responsibilities. We make it our job to help them every step of the way.

Upon enrollment, every CLS student gains access to an incredible network of people whose primary job is to help – from our student services advisers and program directors to our dedicated distance learning librarian and technical support team.

In addition to offering classes 100% online, CLS is also able to offer onsite options for students who want to attend class in person. However, availability of onsite courses is dependent on the number of students enrolled at each location.

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The Princeton Review ranks OU top in the nation in terms of academic excellence and cost.

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