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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Other Academic Programs

Extension courses are also offered to businesses, government agencies, private agencies, and civic groups. The courses provide special instruction to the employees or members of these organizations. Most courses can be taught at the organization’s facility. Course content is structured to address specific needs or goals identified by the organization.

Extension Course Cancellation

Oakland University reserves the right to cancel any extension course that does not have sufficient enrollment. All tuition applicable to the canceled section will be automatically refunded when a course is canceled.

Diploma, Certificate and Re-Licensure Programs

Diploma programs, a series of courses related to individual objectives, are offered as preparation for becoming a paralegal assistant and to sit for the CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) examination.

The Personal Financial Planning Certificate Program, offered by the Center for Executive and Continuing Education in the School of Business Administration, is designed to prepare individuals who are now or might become involved in advising clients about financial planning, to prepare them to sit for the CFP® license examination. The center also offers a certificate program in Production and Manufacturing Management for individuals who wish to gain the knowledge and improve their skills for the constantly changing manufacturing environment.

Qualifying hours for professional re-licensure are offered both periodically and throughout the year for counselors, educators, Certified Public Accountants, Certified Financial Planners, Certified Internal Auditors, Certified Management Accountants and licensed insurance professionals.

Educational Test Preparation Workshops

Test preparation workshops for the SAT, ACT, Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and Law School Admission Test (LSAT) are offered year-round. The SAT and ACT workshops are designed for college-bound high school students or individuals who decide to enter a college program after an interruption of the traditional high-school-to-college progression. The GRE and GMAT workshops are designed for those seeking admission to graduate school, and the LSAT for those applying for entry into law school. Information on these workshops is available through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Conferences and Seminars

Conferences on topical subjects are offered throughout the year. Included among the offerings are: conference, seminar and corporate training programs of the Center for Executive and Continuing Education.

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)

Oakland University participates in a “Crosstown” agreement with the Southeast Michigan Air Force ROTC unit housed at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Under this agreement, eligible Oakland University students may enroll at Oakland and take the required General Military and Professional Officer training courses in Ann Arbor. The program leads to appointment as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force for those who meet requirements and may include scholarship aid and other financial support. Some Aerospace Science (AERO) courses offered at the University of Michigan may be used to fulfill other requirements. One or more of the training courses may be accepted as an elective course for a business major in general management. For possible use of AERO courses as electives, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Business Programs, (248) 370-3285 or the Office of the Registrar. For further information about the AFROTC program contact the Air Force ROTC detachment 390 at (734) 647-4093 or e-mail afrotc@umich.edu or you can access the AFROTC Det 390 web site at umich.edu/~det390.


Oakland University is a Division I member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Oakland’s male athletes participate in intercollegiate baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving and track and field. Oakland’s female athletes participate in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field and volleyball. In addition to the Summit League schedule, the Golden Grizzlies regularly compete against institutions in the ACC, BIG EAST, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC and Pac-12. Oakland is recognized across the country for its outstanding athletic programs with back-to-back appearances in the NCAA tournament (2010, ’11) in men’s basketball and Keith Benson becoming the first-ever player to be selected in the NBA Draft, taken by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2nd Round. OU has tallied 22 regular-season titles, 40 tournament championships and has made 32 NCAA appearances in 13 years of D-I competition.