Academics

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

ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Fall 2017
*Dates subject to change

July 24-Aug. 15*: Add/Drop Period open*

Aug. 18: Residence halls open for new students

Aug. 19: Residence halls open for returning students (11:00 a.m.); BLOCC Party for all students (5:00 p.m.)

Aug. 21: Semester begins; Convocation Banquet (6:00 p.m.)

Aug. 22: Charge for Add/Drops begins (8:00 a.m.); Community Ministry Expo (4:00-6:30 p.m.)

Aug. 28: Last day to register or add a course or to drop without showing on transcript (4:30 p.m.); last day for 100% refund of fees

Sept. 5: Last day for 90% refund of fees (4:30 p.m.)

Sept. 11: Last day for 75% refund of fees (4:30 p.m.)

Sept. 19-20: Faith Forum

Sept. 29-30: Getaway (6th-8th grades)

Oct. 2: Last day for 60% refund of fees (4:30 p.m.); last day to change to audit status

Oct. 9: Last day for 25% refund of fees (4:30 p.m.)

Oct. 17: Mid-term grades due (9:00 a.m.)

Oct. 20: Skip Day

Oct. 30-Nov. 10*: Registration for spring semester*

Oct. 30: Last day for dropping a course or withdrawing from school (4:30 p.m.)

Nov. 1: Institutional and Memorial Grant Application deadline for spring (must also have FAFSA in to be considered for I&M Grant)

Nov. 3-4: The Event (9th-12th grades)

Nov. 16-19: International Conference on Missions, Peoria, IL

Nov. 18-27: Thanksgiving break; residence halls close Nov. 17 (4:00 p.m.) and re-open Nov. 26 (2:00 p.m.)

Nov. 27-Dec. 8*: Late Registration; Add/Drop Period open*

Dec. 8: Last class day

Dec. 11-14: Final exams

Dec. 14: Fall semester closes; residence halls close (4:00 p.m.)

Dec. 15, 2017-Jan. 14, 2018: Christmas mid-year break

Dec. 19: Grades due (9:00 a.m.)

 

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/Drops 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.)

Academic Office

417.626.1222

 

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

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

Online Learning

Cooperative Program

Our co-op program with Missouri Southern State University lets students earn bachelor's degrees from each school.

Co-Op Program

Library

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

Seth Wilson Library

Learning Center

The Learning Center 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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