About SWOSU

Welcome to Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) -- a university known for its quality academic programs, friendly atmosphere and economical cost. Located in the small city of Weatherford, in the heart of western Oklahoma, it offers a safe, hospitable environment.

SWOSU is home to 5,000 students of which 250 are students from outside the USA representing some 35 countries. Students may complete associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees while attending either the traditional on-campus classes or participating in distance-learning opportunities provided through state-of-the-art technology.

SWOSU Mission, Values & Vision

Values

SWOSU confirmed its values with its stakeholders.

  • We value our standing as a premier Oklahoma institution of higher education that meets the needs of the state and the region by providing accessible, affordable, high-quality associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and professional degree programs.
  • We are committed to high standards for instruction, administrative services, research, scholarly and creative activities, and service to the university and community.
  • Our faculty, staff, and administration are committed to fostering a safe, healthy, and diverse intellectual, cultural, and social environment for student success.
  • We are dedicated to the economic stability and growth of our region, and we cherish our role as a center for arts, culture, science, and technology.
  • We guide our actions by fairness, honesty, and integrity as we meet our obligations through the wise use of the financial and natural resources entrusted to us.

Vision

As a premier university responding to an ever-changing world, SWOSU will provide an environment for faculty, student and graduate success and public service through a variety of elements:

  • Innovative and accessible academic programs;
  • Student activities and opportunities;
  • Cultural inclusion and diversity;
  • Expanded international programs, opportunities for international students, and promotion of global awareness;
  • Community and private sector partnerships that benefit students, faculty and staff and the community;
  • Student and faculty research, scholarly, and creative activities that expand bodies of knowledge and enhance the quality of life;
  • Activities and investments that promote ethical, intellectual, professional, and personal growth;
  • Promotion of university and community health and wellness;
  • Commitment to advancing and maintaining technologies that optimize university operations and classroom and student distance learning;
  • Management of our financial resources and establishment of new avenues to support and preserve quality programs; and
  • Expansion of alumni relations, recognition, partnerships, and support.

Mission

The mission of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, a member of the Regional University System of Oklahoma, is to provide educational opportunities, research, scholarly and creative activities, and service in a safe, accessible, nurturing learning environment that meets the needs of the state and region and contributes to the educational, economic, and cultural environment. SWOSU provides traditionally strong programs of study leading to a variety of degrees, from associate to doctoral degrees. The University’s areas of study, nationally accredited programs, general education curriculum, service and experiential learning activities, and participation in student activities and organizations provide students with opportunities to obtain skills, knowledge, and cultural appreciation that promote achievement by students and alumni.

ESL Center - The Language Company

TLC-Weatherford is an auxiliary site to TLC-Edmond located on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU). With us, you will improve your English skills and at the same time build great memories of the United States and its people.

You will study under teachers highly skilled in teaching English to international students. You will have academic counselors to guide you every step of the way. Our cooperating college network will make it easier for you to enter the American university of your choice.

You will grow culturally as well as academically. Activities sponsored by The Language Company feature exploring communities and cities where you experience the American way of life.

Overall Goals

  • Develop and deliver quality programs with distinctly qualified personnel and delivery systems that ensure client and sponsor satisfaction.
  • Ensure effective governance, leadership, and communication throughout the entire organization.
  • Ensure a strong financial foundation for the company.
  • Set standards and ensure opportunities for professional growth and development for all employees.
  • Develop and deliver quality services to ensure client and sponsor satisfaction satisfaction.
  • Ensure company vitality through client diversification and fiscal management.
  • Ensure the company's strategic activities and planning are in line with ESL industry standards and drive the company's mission.

Fast Facts

  • Approximately 5,100 students enroll each fall on the SWOSU campus.
  • SWOSU offers over 100 different majors and 1,000 different classes.
  • Our proud tradition includes strong academic programs and quality faculty.
  • SWOSU has 14 nationally accredited academic programs—the most among Oklahoma’s regional universities.
  • For more info, visit www.swosu.edu
Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University

The B.S. Biological Sciences degree prepares students for entry into well over a hundred different career paths. The biological sciences faculty are experienced advisors ... [+]

Overview

The B.S. Biological Sciences degree prepares students for entry into well over a hundred different career paths. The biological sciences faculty are experienced advisors and will help you select a path that best suits you.

Your college education will involve more than taking courses. During your pursuit of a biological sciences degree, you will have the opportunity to attend seminars delivered by on- and off-campus speakers on a variety of biology-related topics, the chance to conduct research at SWOSU or another institution or research center, the chance to attend or even present at a state, regional, national, or international scientific meeting, or the opportunity to use your education in service to the university and community. You should visit other areas on this site to find out more about this part of your education.... [-]

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A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Information Technology can open many doors in your future. You can launch your career immediately or choose to pursue a gradu ... [+]

Earn a B.S. in Computer Science or Information Technology

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Information Technology can open many doors in your future. You can launch your career immediately or choose to pursue a graduate degree in a number of programs. SWOSU’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science provides the following:

Options in Computer Science and Information Systems Game Design Opportunities Network Security Training HPC Programming Research Opportunities

Unlock your career in computer science or IT with a degree from SWOSU. Our graduates have gone on to enjoy successful careers at technology companies, government agencies, energy corporations, financial institutions, and manufacturing firms.... [-]

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Bachelor

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The Department of Business and Computer Science offers students professional education in business and computer science that will facilitate personal development for thei ... [+]

Earn a Degree in Business or Computer Science at SWOSU

The Department of Business and Computer Science offers students professional education in business and computer science that will facilitate personal development for their future careers.

Apply Now Degrees Offered B.B.A. in Accounting B.B.A. in Entrepreneurship B.B.A. in Finance B.B.A. in Management B.B.A. in Marketing B.S. in Computer Science M.B.A. M.S. in Management Organizational Leadership

Associate Dean: Dr. Patsy Parker580.774.3284Chair: Dr. Trisha Wald580.774.3061Program Director: Madeline Baugher580.774.3122

The faculty and staff of the department strive to create and sustain a professional attitude and close working relationship with students. In addition to the emphasis placed on high-quality instruction in the classroom, the faculty encourages students to conduct themselves in an ethical manner and extend their learning beyond the classroom by participating in active business or computer science related clubs on campus.... [-]

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The diversity in academic background and experiences of the Chemistry faculty members and their commitment to high-quality education give the Southwestern Oklahoma State ... [+]

General Information

The diversity in academic background and experiences of the Chemistry faculty members and their commitment to high-quality education give the Southwestern Oklahoma State University chemistry major a competitive edge for success. Each area of specialization is taught by an instructor with a Ph.D. in that area such as organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, or physical chemistry. The small class and laboratory sizes allow extensive class discussions and one-on-one interactions with the instructor. Students have ample opportunities to ask their instructor questions.

Laboratory experience is essential for a well-prepared chemist. The Chemistry program at SWOSU emphasizes this side of chemical education through a variety of laboratory classes, each taught by a Ph.D. chemist. Junior and senior students working on either BS degree option select a research project under the direction of a chemistry professor. This allows one-on-one instruction on projects of current scientific interest. Students will gain experience not only in traditional chemistry techniques but will also have an opportunity to operate modern scientific instrumentation. Selected laboratory experiments are interfaced directly to computers for convenient data collection and manipulation.... [-]

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Welcome to the Department of Engineering Technology at SWOSU where we provide our students with a great education preparing them for technical jobs in the industry. ... [+]

Earn Your Engineering Technology Degree at SWOSU

Welcome to the Department of Engineering Technology at SWOSU where we provide our students with a great education preparing them for technical jobs in the industry.

Apply Now Engineering Technology Degrees Offered Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology, with an option in Manufacturing Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology, with an option in Computer Electronics Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology, with an option in Environmental Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology with Options in Electronics Technology and Manufacturing Technology Why SWOSU is the Place for Engineering Technology ... [-]
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The music therapy program was established in 1980. This is the only music therapy program in the state of Oklahoma. Students may pursue either Bachelor of Music in Music ... [+]

Music Therapy General Information

The music therapy program was established in 1980. This is the only music therapy program in the state of Oklahoma. Students may pursue either Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy or Equivalency/Registration in Music Therapy at SWOSU, both will satisfy the required eligibility for taking the National Certification Examination for Music Therapists for the credential of Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC).

To complete the Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, freshman and transfer students with keyboard/voice or instrumental emphases must fulfill the requirements of the degree in General Education, fundamental music, and music therapy core curriculum.... [-]

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate degrees in the world. This is understandable since a psychology degree offers students opportunities for personal grow ... [+]

Earn Your Psychology Degree at SWOSU

Psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate degrees in the world. This is understandable since a psychology degree offers students opportunities for personal growth while opening doors to a number of interesting and challenging careers. In addition, this field gives students the chance to tailor their educational experiences and degree programs to focus on specific areas that appeal to specific interests. Psychology students learn about human and animal behavior as well as their mental processes.

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SWOSU's Psychology Department offers one undergraduate major, six undergraduate minors, four masters level graduate programs and one special program for LPC curriculum. These programs include:... [-]

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