At OCC, our learning goal is to educate and equip students to become like Christ and serve Christ in leadership ministry. Graduates will be biblically grounded, spiritually matured, culturally engaged and vocationally prepared. Students graduating from Ozark Christian College will also have achieved our college learning outcomes.

For more about our bachelor's and associate's degrees, select the button at the top of the page.

Bachelor Degrees

  • Bachelor of Theology: 5-year degree for advanced biblical studies and church ministry. Three different majors available.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry: 4-year degree equipping students in a particular area of vocational leadership ministry. Eleven different majors available.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music and Worship: 4- to 5-year degree that prepares worship leaders for the church.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Ministry: 2-year program for students who have already completed an associate or bachelor degree.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Intercultural Studies: 2-year program for students who have already completed an associate or bachelor degree.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Interdisciplinary Studies: 4- to 5-year program in cooperation with Missouri Southern State University.

Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry
  • Associate of Arts in Music and Worship
  • Associate of Arts in Intercultural Studies

Academic Calendar

Spring 2018
*Dates subject to change

Jan. 2-9: Add/Drop Period open*
Jan. 8-12: Winter Session
Jan. 12: Residence halls open for new students
Jan. 14: Residence halls open for returning students (2:00 p.m.)
Jan. 15: Semester begins
Jan. 17: Charge for add/drop begins (8:00 a.m.)
Jan. 22: Last day to register or to add a course or to drop without showing on transcript (4:30 p.m.); last day for 100% refund of fees
Jan. 29: Last day for 90% refund of fees (4:30 p.m.)
Feb. 5: Last day for 75% refund of fees (4:30 p.m.)
Feb. 6-7: International Focus Week
Feb. 19-21: Preaching-Teaching Convention
Feb. 26: Last day for 60% refund of fees or to change to audit status (4:30 p.m.)
Mar. 5: Last day for 25% refund of fees
Mar. 13: Mid-term grades due (9:00 a.m.)
Mar. 17-26: Spring Break; residence halls close Mar. 16 (4:00 p.m.) and re-open Mar. 25 (2:00 p.m.)
Apr. 2: Financial Aid deadline for FAFSA, Institutional and Memorial Grant Application; last day for dropping a course or withdrawing from school (4:30 p.m.)
Apr. 2-13: Registration for fall semester*
Apr. 6-7: Women’s Conference
Apr. 13: Skip Day
Apr. 20-21: Deeper Life (9th-12th grades)
Apr. 23-May 4: Late registration; add/drop period open*
May 4: Last class day
May 7-10: Final exams
May 10: Spring semester closes
May 11: Baccalaureate (7:30 p.m.)
May 12: Commencement (10:00 a.m.); residence halls close (4:00 p.m.)
May 18: Grades due (9:00 a.m.)
June 4-July 29: Online Summer School
Aug. 6: Online Summer School grades due (9:00 a.m.)

FALL 2018
*Dates Subject to Change

July 22-Aug. 13: Add/drop period open*
Aug. 1: Payment plan signed or full payment made
Aug. 17: Residence Halls open for new students
Aug. 18: Residence Halls open for returning students (11:00 a.m.) 
Aug. 19: Last day to add/drop on the portal; Convocation Banquet and Service (6:00 p.m.) 
Aug. 20: Semester begins; charge for add/drop begins
Aug. 21: Ministry Fair (4:00-6:30 p.m.) 
Aug. 25: blOCC Party for all students and personnel (5:30 p.m.) 
Aug. 27: Last day to register or add a course; last day for dropping without showing on transcript; last day for 100% refund of fees (4:30 p.m.) 
Sept. 1: Payment #1 due
Sept. 3: Labor Day – No Classes – Offices Closed
Sept. 4: Last day for 90% refund of fees (4:30 p.m.) 
Sept. 10: Last day for 75% refund of fees (4:30 p.m.) 
Sept. 18-19: Faith Forum
Sept. 28-29: Getaway (grades 6-8)
Oct. 1: Payment #2 due; last day for 60% refund of fees; last day to change to audit status (4:30 p.m.) 
Oct. 8: Last day for 25% refund of fees (4:30 p.m.) 
Oct. 15-16: Fall Break – No Classes – Offices Closed
Oct. 16: FallZark (7:00 pm) 
Oct. 17: Mid-term grades due (9:00 a.m.) 
Oct. 29, 2018-Jan. 13, 2019: Registration open for spring semester*
Oct. 29: Last day for dropping a course; last day for withdrawing from school (4:30 p.m.) 
Nov. 1: Payment #3 due; Institutional and Memorial Grant Application deadline for spring (must also have FAFSA in to be considered for I&M Grant)
Nov. 2-3: The Event (grades 9-12)
Nov. 15-18: International Conference on Missions, Cincinnati, OH
Nov. 17-25: Thanksgiving Break (Residence Halls close Sat., Nov. 17, 10:00 a.m.; re-open Sun., Nov. 25, 2:00 p.m.)
Nov. 29-Dec. 2: Christmas musical
Dec. 1: Payment #4 due
Dec. 7: Last class day
Dec. 10-13: Final exams
Dec. 14: Fall semester closes (Residence Halls close Fri., Dec. 14, 10:00 a.m.)
Dec. 14, 2018-Jan. 13, 2019: Christmas Break
Dec. 18: Grades due (9:00 a.m.)

Download Fall 2018 calendar here. 

Academic Office


Doug Aldridge: Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs/Academic Dean

Chad Ragsdale: Assistant Academic Dean

Lisa Witte: Executive Assistant to the Academic Dean

On Campus

Your time at OCC will be marked by excellent Bible teaching, practical ministry training and a caring community.

On Campus


Online learning delivers the same quality, biblical education and ministry training in flexible eight-week classes.

Online Learning

Dual Degree Program

Our cooperative, dual degree program with Missouri Southern State University lets students earn bachelor's degrees from each school.

Co-Op Program


The Seth Wilson Library holds nearly 100,000 books and audio-visual materials.

Seth Wilson Library

Academic Resource Center

The ARC offers extra academic assistance and special needs accommodations.

OCC Learning Center

Registrar's Office

Transcript request? Contact our registrar, who maintains all academic records.

Contact the Registrar
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