Continuing Education

OU Extended Campus - College of Professional and Continuing Studies

The OU Extended Campus - College of Professional and Continuing Studies (PACS) exists to provide access to transformational, world-class University of Oklahoma degrees, certifications, and programs for a diverse group of learners. Primarily focusing on the higher education needs of place-bound working adults, military-connected personnel, and those seeking specialized study in selected professional areas, the College offers a variety of degrees at both graduate and undergraduate levels, including several programs offered collaboratively with other OU Colleges, and utilizing a variety of delivery modes (fully online, hybrid, onsite, cohort-based,etc). To facilitate understanding of the complex world in which we live and building on its historical roots, the College emphasizes a holistic approach to learning, focuses on the immediate application of learning to one's life and work, promotes lifelong learning opportunities, and encourages the work of active citizenship.

While its programs were originally developed for adult and non-traditional students, many of the seminars, colloquia, and conferences offered by the College also serve students enrolled in conventional academic programs, as well as the general public. Therefore, in addition to the full-time degree program offerings noted above, PACS is also committed to meeting the educational needs of a wide variety of learners and organizations seeking smaller-scale academic options, including credit courses, workshops, academic conferences, certification programs, executive academic programs and academically-oriented professional training services.

For more information, see the OU Outreach - College of Continuing Education and College of Professional and Continuing Studies sections in this catalog.