General Studies (AA)

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Chart your way to a brighter tomorrow.

STEP is your path to an Associate of Arts in General Studies, designed to help working adults meet their goals. The program is tailored to fit an accelerated associate degree into a busy working schedule. Adults working full-time, who may not have any previous college credits or who have a limited number of transferable credits, are perfect candidates for this program.

This accelerated degree program is designed to be completed in just two years and consists of four progressive steps, incorporating courses in mathematics, English, business, and the humanities. Students receive an Associate of Arts degree after completing 60 credit hours. Our students also have the option of completing their bachelor’s degree by taking required courses in the STEP program and any remaining credits for a total of 126 credit hours.

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Simple Online Application
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Continue to Work Full Time
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100% online or one-night-a-week
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One Course at a Time
How does it work?
  • Student Cohorts: Students are organized into cohorts of ten or more and go through our program together.

  • Weekly Assignments: Students will complete weekly materials and virtually connect with professors and other students.

  • Asynchronous Format: Students can log into coursework 24/7 online.
What are the benefits?
  • Entirely online or one-night-a-week.

  • Transfer-friendly.

  • Federal financial aid available.

  • Pastor, minister, and ministry scholarships available.

  • Corporate reimbursement approved.

  • Servicemember friendly.

Degree at a glance:
  • Course length: Five weeks
  • Program length: 75 weeks
  • Delivery format: 100% online or one-night-a-week
  • Style: accelerated course style, asynchronous
  • Total program credit hours: 45
  • Credit hours to graduate: 60
  • Continuous enrollment: Classes begin every five weeks.
Next steps:
  • Apply online.
  • Send official transcripts to OKWU.
  • Complete FAFSA.

Cost Per Credit

Cost Sheet Tuition Fees
Registration Fee $50
Graduation Fee $70
Total Resource Fee for Core $2,250
Total Resource Fee for Emphasis $750
Technology Fee @ $65 per term $455
Core Tuition $13,455
Emphasis Tuition (covered by core tuition freeze) $4,485
Total Fees $21,515
Total Tuition* $17,940
Total Cost $21,515


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