SCU Online Education


Welcome to Southwestern Christian University Online.  The purpose of the online program at Southwestern Christian University is to offer busy students the ability to attain a bachelor's degree from a Christ-centered liberal arts institution that equips students for a life of learning, leadership, and service. The online program affords students this opportunity while still being geographically separated from the main in campus in Bethany, Oklahoma.

Features of the online program:  

  • CAMPUS ATTENDANCE: There are no requirements to attend courses on the main campus

  • BOOKSTORE ACCESS: Textbooks are included in the cost of tuition and shipped directly to students. There is no need for students to order their own textbooks for each course.

  • EXAMINATIONS: All examinations/tests are taken online. There is no need to travel to the main campus or make arrangements for proctors.

  • FINANCIAL AID: Financial aid is available to those who qualify.  Click here for more information about applying for financial aid.

  • LIBRARY ACCESS: Online students have complete access to all services provided through the University's Springer Learning Center Library. Off campus access to certain resources requires and additional login.

  • COST OF ATTENDANCE: The complete cost of attendance for the Bachelor of Professional Leadership degree is located here.

  • ADMINISTRATION*ADMISSIONS*ADVISING: General information about the administration of the program, admissions requirements, and advising can be found in:

  1. University Catalog
  2. FLEX and Online Education Student Handbook
  3. FLEX and Online Student Resources webpage
  • TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS: Access to a computer with the following minimum requirements:

      Minimum Computer Requirements 
     2 GHz processor or higher 
     Broadband Internet connection 
     Windows 7 or higher/Mac OS X 10.5 or higher 
     Software Requirements 
     Web browser compatible with Moodle 
     Microsoft Word 
     Microsoft Excel 
     Microsoft PowerPoint 
     Antivirus software 
     Adobe Acrobat Reader 
     Adobe Flash 
     Apple QuickTime 
     Windows Media Player 
  • ACCREDITATION AND AFFILIATION:  Southwestern Christian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association Colleges and Schools, and is approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to operate as a degree-granting institution of higher education. SCU is approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the U.S. Department of Homeland of Security for the admission of international students and Oklahoma’s State Accrediting Agency of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the admission of eligible veterans.  Southwestern Christian University is a participant in the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus and is an institutional participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

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 Call or Email the University with any questions or concerns. 

Call the Non-Traditional Office at 405-789-7661


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 Southwestern Christian University Online Student Complaint Procedure 

Southwestern Christian University aims to resolve each issue presented to ensure that each individual is treated fairly and in accordance with all Southwestern Christian University policies, procedures and standards of conduct. Students who desire to resolve a grievance should follow the University’s student grievance procedure found at the University website and in the Student Handbook. If you have not been able to resolve your problem through these established avenues and need assistance with concerns related to your University experience – academic or nonacademic, please contact the Vice President and Dean of Student Service, Brad Davis, at
 If a student has gone through the university grievance procedure but feel the issue cannot be solved by the university, a complaint may be filed with Southwestern Christian University’s accreditation entity, The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

 The Higher Learning Commission
 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
 Chicago IL 60604
  Instructions for filing a complaint with the HLC can be found here.
  Complaint Resolution by State
 Students located outside of Oklahoma while enrolled in Southwestern Christian University may also choose to contact the appropriate higher education entity in their state.

Click here for a list of each state’s higher education agency.