Curricular Requirements for Admission to Oklahoma Colleges and Universities

Curricular Requirements for Admission to Oklahoma Colleges and Universities
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Regulations
English  4 English/Language Arts (I, II, III, IV), American Literature, Classical Literature, English Literature, Introduction to Literature, Shakespeare, World Literature, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition

English courses must include an integrated writing component, demonstrate critical thinking skills, and fit into one of the categories of grammar, composition, or literature.                                                                            

Journalism, Speech, Reading, and English-as-a-Second-Language courses may not be used to fulfill this requirement

Laboratory Science 3 Biology I, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Biology II, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Anatomy and Physiology, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics (B or C), Principles of Technology, and Anatomy and Physiology taught at the Career Technology Centers

General Science courses with or without a lab may not be used to fulfill this requirement. 

All science courses must include a laboratory component and be taught at or above the rigor of Biology I.                                                                                                   

Mathematics 3 Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, Calculus, Math Analysis, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, AP Calculus (AB or BC), AP Statistics

All mathematics courses must be taught at or above the rigor of Algebra I.  

Statistics/Probability, Computer Science, Intermediate Algebra, and Mathematics of Finance may not be used to meet this requirement.

History & Citizenship Skills 3 1 unit of U. S. History (required), and 2 units selected from: World History, Oklahoma History, U. S. Government, Economics, World Geography, African American History, Asian History, European History, Native American History, Political Science, Civics, AP Economics (Macro or Micro), AP European History, AP Government and Politics (Comparative or U.S.), AP Human Geography, AP U. S. History, AP World History

One-half unit (one semester) combinations or one full unit of any of the prescribed subjects may be used to fulfill this requirement.

All students must have one unit of U. S. History.  

Courses in non-Western culture should teach students about a culture other than their own.        

Examples of courses that may not be used to fulfill this requirement include Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Aerospace Science, American Documents, Contemporary Social Issues, Introduction to Law

Other 3

Select from any of the subjects listed above, or from Foreign/non- English Language courses or Computer Science/Technology courses.                                                        Acceptable courses in Foreign/non-English Language include any modern language course, American Sign Language, any Native American language course, Greek, Latin, any AP language course.

Computer Science/Technology courses must teach one or more of the following concepts: programming, hardware, business computer applications (word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and graphics).

Keyboarding and other courses designed to teach typing skills may not be used to fulfill the Computer Science/Technology equirement.  

Computer Science/Technology courses must meet the Instructional Technology Priority Academic Student Skills at the advanced level.  

For a complete list of acceptable Computer Science/Technology courses, see the Regents for Higher Education Web site address provided below.

Courses excluded from subject categories listed above are also excluded from the "Other" category.

TOTAL 16    
Four additional units are recommended for college preparation: 1 unit of lab Science, 1 unit of Mathematics, and 2 units of Fine Arts (Music, Art, Drama and Speech).
For a list of the acceptable courses in all subject areas, go to , click on Student Center, click on Jr. High/High School Students, and
 then click on Courses to Take. 
For more information, contact the State Regents for Higher Education at (405) 225-9100.