Message from President Boren

Welcome to the University of Oklahoma!

Our university offers strong educational opportunities with more than 160 areas of study from which you can select a major. Here you will find gifted professors, learned scholars and dedicated staff members, all of whom are committed to your success.

In addition, the university community offers many opportunities outside the classroom for your continued growth and development. Our students are actively involved in a variety of extracurricular activities and organizations. Through these activities they develop personal, social, intellectual, and occupational skills as well as recreational, wellness and ethical values essential for success. The vast range of opportunities at OU include campus governing bodies, Greek life, athletic teams, music groups, theater and the arts, and the campus media. OU also offers many opportunities for education abroad. OU offers study abroad programs in over 50 countries and 100 cities on six continents.  Students are also able to form lasting friendships with our international students from 120 different countries.

Through campus employment, cooperative opportunities and internships in business and industry, we introduce our students to the world of the competitive workforce. We offer a wide array of services for career planning, and we work to attract employers from across the nation to meet and recruit future employees from OU.

Whether you are a new or prospective student, a parent, or just interested in knowing more about OU, I invite you to explore this catalog, which contains extensive information about our many academic and student-supported programs. I invite you to visit the campus to experience OU’s unique sense of community and to witness firsthand the opportunities for success available to you at the University of Oklahoma. 


David L. Boren 

President of The University of Oklahoma 

OU President David Boren