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Gain global perspective and creative thinking with skills in the arts and sciences with our 100% online degree program.

Affordable and Accessible

With generous transfer credit policies and low tuition, you can earn your degree at an affordable price and gain the skills and knowledge you need to continue your education or advance in your career. Log in from anywhere when it’s convenient for you.

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You’ll receive academic support from knowledgeable instructors dedicated to your success and access to tutoring and assistance in our Student Success Center. Our tech team is available to help you with any computer needs.


We designed our programs to prepare students wishing to pursue a career in the most sought-after jobs. This degree prepares students with the global perspective, critical thinking, and soft skills desired by employers as well as those students who desire to continue their lifelong learning through ease of transfer credit.

How long has Murray State College been around?

Murray State College has a rich history in southern Oklahoma. The college opened its doors in 1908 as Murray State School of Agriculture. In 1924, the college expanded its curriculum to include college-level courses. The school granted its first associate degrees that same year. As curriculums evolved, the school went through name changes, finally becoming Murray State College in 1972. Murray State College is not new to online learning and has been working with online students for decades!

Program Requirements and Course Details
Associate of Science in Arts and Sciences – English & History

Murray State College is committed to helping students gain the skills and knowledge they need to be marketable and competitively trained for today’s workforce needs. The online Associate of Science in Arts and Sciences is designed to maximize prior credits and experience for working adults while developing competencies in written and interpersonal communication, critical thinking, innovative problem-solving, teamwork, and qualitative and quantitative reasoning. The interdisciplinary curriculum exposes students to a broad range of academic areas in the humanities and social sciences, providing a well-rounded foundation for a variety of careers and an ability to learn new subjects effectively.

Students may choose to emphasize in English or history based on their interests and professional goals. They may also work with their faculty advisor to customize their electives within the approved framework to gain a specialized education in a particular area or topic.

  • The English emphasis explores English, American, and world literature, helping students gain skills in critical evaluation, analysis, and assessment of varying perspectives.

  • The history emphasis explores topics in American history, Oklahoma state history, and world civilization, looking to the past to find the connections to today, and the lessons our ancestors learned that can be applied to current challenges.

Depending on background and experiences, graduates of the program may obtain employment in the following roles:

  • Technical Writer
  • Library Assistant
  • Curatorial Assistant
  • Museum Assistant
  • Sales Associate
  • Content Writer
  • Tour Guide
  • Tutor
  • Archivist
  • Administrative Assistant

Graduates may also consider transferring to a four-year institution for further study or acquire additional training to prepare for roles such as:

  • Teacher or College Professor
  • Editor
  • Museum Administrator
  • Content Manager
  • Journalist
  • Historian

38-41 credit hours in general education courses
24 credits hours in program core and recommended electives courses

If you would like to receive a tentative evaluation of transfer credit,
please contact Online Admissions at 580.319.5453 or

Associate of Science in Arts and Sciences – English Emphasis Requirements

General Education Requirements

Course #Course DescriptionCredit Hours
ENG 1113English Composition I3
ENG 1213English Composition II3
HST 1483US History to 1877 (or) HST 1493 US History since 18773
GVT 1113American Federal Government3
PHS 1114General Physical Science (or) other science course4
BIO 1114General Biology (or) other lab science course4
CIS 1113Computer Applications or displayed proficiency3
COL 1211Success Strategies1
Liberal ArtsAny Area 6 course from the college catalog3
Arts and ScienceAny Area 7 course from the college catalog3
MathAny college level mathematics3
Health and WellnessAny approved Health, Wellness, and Human Performance Course3
HumanitiesHumanities Courses to be selected from electives6

English Emphasis Elective Courses

Choose 12 credit hours (4 courses) from below:

ENG 2143Intro to Literature3
ENG 2543English Literature through the 18th century3
ENG 2653English Literature since 18th century3
ENG 2773American Literature to 18653
ENG 2883American Literature since 18653
ENG 2433Intro to World Literature3
ENG 2123Creative Writing3

History Core Requirements

Courses may be selected from areas 2 – 6 in the current college catalog12

History Program Electives

Choose 12 credit hours (4 courses) from below:

HST 1433
HST 1423
World Civilization since 1500
World Civilization to 1500
HST 1483
HST 1493
US History to 1877
US History since 1877
HST 2323Oklahoma History3
GVT 2443Intro to State & Local Government3
PSY 2533Social Psychology3
GEO 2513World Regional Geography3
PSY 1113Introductory Psychology3

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