The list of academic options at Oakland University is constantly growing. OU currently offers more than 120 undergraduate degrees and more than 120 graduate and certificate options. Students have the opportunity to participate in high-level research as early as their freshman year.
Check out Oakland University’s admissions sites for application guidelines, academic programs and information on how to pay for your education. Sign up to visit OU for a campus tour or admissions event geared toward you. Apply online today at oakland.edu/apply — it’s free!
From important registration reminders to daily events, stay focused on the finish line while getting the most out of your educational experience. More than 200 active student organizations take learning to a new level, while student service offices are here to help you succeed.
Nearly 100,000 alumni proudly call OU their alma mater. Upon graduation, you will automatically be welcomed as a member of Oakland University’s very active Alumni Association. Alumni stay connected through networking, volunteering and mentorship programs.
Nearly half a million people visit campus each year to explore OU’s cultural icons, such as the home to OU’s founder, our very own National Historic Landmark. Be inspired by guest speakers from around the world, or awed by artwork, student, faculty and guest performances.
Your gift matters! Contributions from alumni and friends create opportunities that prepare Oakland University students to be leaders. Support the OU Fund (the area of greatest need), scholarships, athletics, the library, Meadow Brook Hall, or one of the hundreds of other areas that make Oakland unique.
The Grizzlies’ growing Division I athletics program is a member of the Horizon League, one of the NCAA’s top performing leagues. Athletes can also be found in dozens of club and intramural sports, or playing recreational games of disc or ball golf on one of OU’s courses.
Generally, application to OU STEP requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in courses in the major and the minor. To progress into the internship year, students admitted to the OU STEP must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 in both their major and minor coursework, with no single course grade below 2.0.
Second undergraduate degree candidates completing the minor may be required to take additional courses at Oakland University beyond the stated minimums.
Please note: STEP minors in political science who have transferred a 3-credit American Government course must complete either PS 302 - Congress and the Legislative Process or PS 311 - Women and Politics. Either of these courses also can serve to meet part of the 24 credits of requirements noted above. Students must consult with the secondary education minor adviser in the department.