Academics: Redefining Education

There is a paradigm shift in higher education, with affordability and flexibility reshaping the landscape. OKWU is positioned to pioneer change in Christian liberal arts, leading innovative endeavors that embrace these shifts and remain committed to preparing and sending servant leaders for enduring success beyond graduation.

Tech-Focused Majors Take Center Stage

The Chesapeake Energy School of Business launched four new, technology-based majors in the Fall of 2023. The new offerings include Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Game Development, and Business Analytics. Available through a partnership with the Lower Cost Models Consortium and Rize Education, students can earn degrees in these fast-growing fields while at OKWU. “At OKWU, we’re about empowering students to take charge of their future,” said Dr. Wendel Weaver, Dean of the CESB.

OKWU Pro Empowers Lifelong Learning

A new partnership with MindEdge Learning allows students of any age to enroll in over 350 courses to earn certifications and badges, or to fulfill an employer’s training requirements. These courses are available for as little as $39 and are 100% online, giving students the flexibility they need to continue their educational journey while working full-time. Programs include Agile Management, Creativity and Innovation, Nonprofit Management, and more. A full course catalog is at okwu.edu/pro.

OKWU Prep Paves the Way for College Success

High school students can earn one full year of college credit by enrolling in OKWU Prep. This affordable program allows students to take courses at $95 per credit hour, and students who take OKWU Prep courses are eligible for an OKWU scholarship when they enroll full-time as an undergraduate student! Students can take general education requirements like Old and New Testament, English Composition, US History, and more. Visit okwu.edu/prep to bridge the gap between high school and college.

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