Your Sooner Experience
If you’re looking for a unique learning experience, you’ve come to the right place. OU-Tulsa is a nationally recognized center for higher education excellence. Students can choose from a varied selection of more than 30 graduate and selected undergraduate programs in the colleges of Allied Health, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Liberal Studies, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health. OU-Tulsa is the only campus in the state where these different disciplines are all in one location, providing a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary research and study.
A University for the Community
In addition to the university’s excellence in research and instruction, our programming at OU-Tulsa is thoroughly embedded in the community. Our faculty have collaborated with local industry, governments, community agencies, health care-providers and many other community partners.
Tackling Tulsa's Problems
The University of Oklahoma has been involved in the Tulsa community since the School of Library and Information Studies began offering classes in Tulsa in 1957. The OU College of Medicine -- Tulsa, now known as the OU School of Community Medicine, had its beginning in 1972, when the Oklahoma legislature approved the opening of a clinical branch of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.
Neither the university nor the community could have imagined then how greatly that presence would expand, nor how in a little more than 30 years OU-Tulsa would be recognized nationally as a leading example of a new kind of community-based graduate institution.
Many of our degree programs place heavy emphasis on community engagement -- in fact, some of them were created with community needs in mind. Every year, students in the Organizational Dynamics program invites business leaders to serve as jury members for class case presentations. Students in the Social Work program have a long-standing relationship with the community of Turley and work with community leaders and residents to improve services and accessibility for the community. OU-Tulsa nursing students receive experience working with a variety of community agencies.
OU-Tulsa's community has also grown outside the borders of Oklahoma. We presently have collaborations with Harvard University, Texas A & M University and IBM Corporation.
Another way in which OU-Tulsa works to address community needs is through the Bedlam Alliance for Community Health, which offers two free health clinics for the uninsured. The clinics provide much needed health services to hundreds of patients and also provide medical students direct experience in community medicine and understanding the challenges the uninsured face in accessing health care. Students from pharmacy, nursing and social work are also part of the health care teams at Bedlam Clinics. Other departments are similarly involved in projects and research with community groups and agencies as OU-Tulsa students involve-themselves in real-world, professional experiences.