Degrees - The University of Tulsa


Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor

The minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies is an interdisciplinary program spanning the years c. 300 to 1800 CE with a focus on the geography, cultures, and the intellectual traditions of Europe. At the same time, the program is predicated on an awareness that Europe did not exist in isolation and must be studied in broader context, with attention to its environs, colonies, trade routes, and to sources of artistic, intellectual, and theological inspirations outside of its geographical boundaries.

Health Sciences

The Health Sciences Minor is intended to provide students with a broader understanding of universal concepts related to health and healthcare. It is recommended for students from any major who plan to work in any aspect of healthcare. The coursework required for this academic minor allows students to tailor the 12 required credit hours from a list of courses that represent a variety of health and healthcare related disciplines.

*Still Deciding

Aren’t sure yet what major might be the best fit? Don’t worry. It’s ok to be undecided.

It can be difficult to narrow down your choices if you show potential in several different areas or want to explore additional degree areas.

As a freshman, you have a year to take some general courses, meet new friends, connect with faculty and determine what department and degree is calling your name. Take your time, keep an open mind and carefully consider your options.

TU faculty and advisers are waiting to answer your questions and set you up for success. Always remember, the goal of every freshman is to become a sophomore!

Juris Doctor

The JD program prepares students to excel in legal and related professions. Outstanding faculty, high-level scholarship, robust experiential learning programs, and a commitment to public service and professionalism stand at the core of the college. Selected as a “Best Value Law School” by preLaw Magazine, TU Law was recently ranked #1 in Oklahoma and #15 nationally for 2017 graduate job placement in Bar license required and JD advantage jobs. Students can specialize in criminal, energy, environmental, family, health, intellectual property, immigration or Native American law. Accelerated and joint degrees are offered along with study abroad options.


TU’s minor in neuroscience provides foundational knowledge of the structure and function of the brain and nervous system. The program is a collaboration between multiple departments in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the Kendall College of Arts and Sciences. The curriculum requires 22 credit hours in the biological science, biochemistry, psychology and computer science programs. Enrollment is open to students in all colleges and is especially ideal for those considering graduate study in neuroscience or careers in medicine, psychology, occupational therapy and artificial intelligence.

Museum Studies

The museum studies program is designed for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of the history and role of museums as well as issues of cultural heritage and historic preservation. Students are prepared for graduate study leading to careers in museum work by exploring the curation of material culture including ethnographic, artistic and historical artifacts, everyday museum operations, and museology’s current theoretical, political and ethical concerns.

Biological Science

The biological science degree is intended for students interested in learning the basic principles of life science as well as how general science fundamentals apply to living organisms. Many students choose to pursue biological science for their undergraduate degree in preparation for a career in health care. The biological science degree is particularly well-suited as preparation for medical school based on its foundational science and mathematics curriculum. The pre-med option is ideal for those interested in applying to medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant or veterinary school. A number of our graduates also choose to pursue advanced degrees (M.S., Ph.D.) in bioinformatics, plant pathology, epidemiology, physiology, and neurobiology to name just a few. All students are encouraged to take advantage of undergraduate research opportunities that are available in a broad range of areas that include virology, microbiology, neuroscience, ecology, population and evolutionary biology, and genetics.

Classical Studies

The classical studies program is designed for the traditional and nontraditional student who wants to acquire a solid foundation in the Greco-Roman world and its legacy. Students focus on languages, literature and civilizations. Through an emphasis on original text, students explore the powerful art of persuasion and rhetoric, philosophy and mythology. By gaining a deeper understanding of who they are and their place in the world, the program imparts crucial analytical and critical thinking skills.


The Chinese language program has small, student-centered language classes, study abroad experiences and challenging advanced-level courses. Students acquire greater awareness of and appreciation for Chinese-speaking cultures, develop proficiency in Chinese and a basic understanding of its linguistic structure. By studying foreign literature, students gain a deeper understanding of textual analysis and literary genres, styles and periods; and they engage with current scholarship to prepare themselves to participate in a global society.


The bachelor of science degree in chemistry is certified by the American Chemical Society. This degree and the bachelor of arts degree include courses in chemistry, physics, mathematics, writing and humanities as well as interactive laboratories and a senior research project that serves as the groundwork for graduate or advanced professional study. Supporting work in mathematics and physics as well as personal selection of electives allow students to customize their degrees and match career objectives in environmental, advanced materials, applied, health and traditional areas of chemistry.

Business and Law

Through a collaborative program with the College of Law, selected students in the TU Collins College of Business can complete their undergraduate degree and a JD in six years. At the end of their first year in law school and the completion of 125 applicable semester hours, students in the program will be awarded a BSBA degree with a major in Business and Law. Students can apply for admission to the Business + JD Accelerated Law Program in the fall of their third year (junior year) at TU.


Business Analytics

The business analytics minor is primarily designed for business students who already possess some quantitative ability and who want to further develop their knowledge and interests. The program combines fundamental computational skills, database concepts, data mining and predictive analytics tools, and business modeling techniques to establish a solid foundation of knowledge that can be used to craft a dynamic career trajectory. The minor also is available to science and engineering students.

Business Administration

TU’s MBA options include an experiential, full-time program that bridges classroom learning and business application; a part-time, flexible program that fits a working professional’s schedule; and a combined Bachelor’s/MBA for exceptional undergraduates. No matter which option you choose, you’ll gain critical thinking skills in a personal environment that will set you apart from the competition and prepare you to lead an organization through future business challenges.

Biomedical Engineering

This interdisciplinary minor is a combination of the engineering and medical curriculums blended through applications in materials science, electronics, software development and health equipment. Students complete courses in biology, computer science, chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering and engineering physics. This minor offers students the chance to obtain a credential in the discipline while pursuing their major field of study. Core biology classes includes human anatomy, genetics and cellular biology along with specialized sessions in bioinformatics, robotics and artificial intelligence.


A minor in bioinformatics requires courses in molecular and cellular biology, statistics, biotechnology, genetic engineering, computational biology and math. Studying bioinformatics involves converting biological data into knowledge to solve problems in biological science for the benefit of society. Students prepare for careers in the biotechnology sector where life science knowledge with quantitative and computational skills is in high demand. The minor focuses on developing and applying analytical methods for discovery of knowledge in large biological datasets.

Athletic Training

The University of Tulsa’s Master of Athletic Training degree combines academic course work and supervised practice experience that prepare students to prevent, evaluate, diagnose, provide immediate care and rehabilitate orthopedic injuries and illnesses. In addition to the course work, athletic training students gain experience under the direct supervision of certified and state-licensed athletic trainers. These experiences take place in a variety of settings including Division 1 athletics at The University of Tulsa, orthopedic clinics, local high schools and occupational and industrial settings. In the final semester, students have an opportunity to choose a national or local internship as their capstone educational experience.

Arts, Culture, & Entertainment Management

Arts, Culture, and Entertainment (ACE) Management is an interdisciplinary program in business, art, culture, entertainment, and entrepreneurship. All students complete the same core studies in ACE Management, as well as a set of courses within their selected specialization, tailored to the specialization’s focus and the student’s individual interests. Students choose a specialization in one of the following areas:

  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Entertainment and Commercial Arts
  • Cultural and Public Administration

The career success of the program’s graduates is supported by the five separate on-the-job experiences each student gains. These experiences may be completed locally, regionally, nationally, and/or internationally, including a funded experience in London, exclusive to ACE Management.


Students in the School of Art, Design and Art History participate in a dynamic and collaborative program focused on exploring, creating and analyzing art and its practices. A broad selection of artistic media courses is offered including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital media, graphic design, printmaking and art history. Students develop the highest professional standards in concept, technique and presentation. After a solid grounding in established art-making practices, students are encouraged to explore innovative and interdisciplinary approaches. Through service learning, internships and community engagement, graduates are prepared for rewarding careers and meaningful roles as citizen-artists.

Applied Mathematics

Similar to the mathematics degree, a bachelor of science in applied mathematics preserves the discipline’s foundation in mathematic principles but provides a designated field of application. Students can choose an option in computer science, engineering, biomathematics, business and education. This path is best suited for those who plan to attend graduate school or work in business or industry. Mathematicians design surveys, experiments or opinion polls to collect data as well as mathematical or statistical models to analyze data. They interpret data and report conclusions from analyses to support and improve business decisions.


Anthropology is the study of humans past and present. To grasp the complexity of cultures across all of human history, the program’s curriculum is based on four traditional areas of anthropology: archaeology, cultural anthropology, biological (physical) anthropology and linguistics. Students and faculty collaborate on innovative research projects in state-of-the-art laboratories and exciting field sites worldwide.

African American Studies

The African American studies program provides students with the opportunity to complement any major with classes in the history, literature, and culture of Africans and African Americans. Students can choose from a diverse array of classes like African film, African politics, civil liberties in the United States, inequality in American society, colonial America, history of rhythm and blues and many more. All students should emerge from the program with a better understanding of the ways in which Africans and African Americans have shaped the history and culture of the Americas.