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Choosing a major can sometimes be overwhelming, but you are not alone. If you are unsure about what you want to major in or what career you want to pursue, several resources are available to help you narrow down your choices.

  • Look at the Meta Majors to choose a general area of study such as Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (STEM), Social Sciences, or Arts/Humanities 
  • Meet with Kathleen Swain, Coordinator of Student Academic Success Services, to explore your options
  • Utilize the Focus 2 career assessment tool to align your personal attributes with your personal and academic goals
  • Enroll in World of Work next semester to learn more about yourself and what majors/careers are good matches for you

Do you plan to enter the workforce immediately after completing your degree at NOC or transfer to a 4-year school to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Knowing the answer to that question can help you choose the degree program that best aligns with your goals for the future.

Northern Oklahoma College offers two types of degrees: (1) Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution and complete a bachelor’s degree and (2) Associate in Applied Science degrees prepare students to enter the workforce directly after completing their associate degree (

Among the Associate of Applied Science degree programs, several have a separate and competitive admission process, as well as greater potential for workforce opportunities with an associate degree such as Digital MediaNursingProcess Technology, and Respiratory Therapy. For information about those degree programs or their admission criteria, please click on the program name above.