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UCO Expands Academic Offerings with New Programs this Fall

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Sept. 15, 2022

Media Contact: Kyla Carter, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, UCO University Communications, 405-974-2127,

UCO Expands Academic Offerings with New Programs this Fall

Students at the University of Central Oklahoma will find new choices this fall among the university’s 119 undergraduate majors, 103 minors and 81 graduate programs as Central continues to expand the offerings that make it a smart investment for success.

Central’s College of Business introduced a new Master of Science (M.S.) in finance. The M.S. in finance is a 32-credit-hour degree designed for professionals who are interested in analyzing financial data for financial planning and investment decision-making. The M.S. in finance program also prepares students for either the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam or the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam.

Additionally, Central now offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) in interior design that equips students with the knowledge, skills and work needed to pursue a career as an effective designer. The four-year program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). 

Also new in 2022, is an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) postgraduate degree through Central’s College of Education and Professional Studies. The Ed.S. is a 72-credit-hour degree program, unique to the field of education, and provides knowledge and theory past a master's degree level. Students will acquire school psychologist skills, including mental health interventions, behavioral interventions, instructional support, prevention and intervention services, crisis preparedness and recovery.

Central has also expanded its majors within the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, which include sales leadership and managing analytics. The MBA in sales leadership is a 34-credit-hour degree program that provides students with top data-driven sales professional skills. The MBA in managing analytics is a 33-credit-hour degree program that prepares students to become effective managers and communicators with data analysts and database administrators’ skills. 

Additional new certificates include cybersecurity and teaching and learning in Pre-K-6. 

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Cutline: The University of Central Oklahoma continues to expand program offerings. Central recently added a Master of Science in finance, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design, an Education Specialist postgraduate degree, a Master of Business Administration in sales leadership, a Master of Business Administration in managing analytics and two new certificates. Central now offers 119 undergraduate majors, 103 minors and 81 graduate programs. Pictured, Central’s campus.