Are you an avid reader who can't put a book down? Do you picture yourself on stage, participating in elaborate theater productions? Perhaps you have always dreamed of a career in journalism, reporting from faraway places. Then you belong at Rose State College.  Small classes, state-of-the-art facilities, and hands-on experience make Rose State the best place for an associate degree in the humanities.  You'll be exceedingly well prepared for the completion of your bachelor's degree, if you so choose.  And while at Rose be sure to take in all that's happening around campus, from plays and concerts in the Performing Arts Theatre to the annual poetry reading festival to special conferences and guest speakers.



male art student making ceramic potteryOpportunities for study include drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, and art history.  Students can enroll in studio classes and display their work.  A capstone project of original work is completed in the final semester.


Options abound, from American and English literature to world literature, Black literature, American Indian literature, and creative writing.  Students are well prepared to pursue a bachelor's degree in English.

Liberal Studies

This is one of the most popular degrees at Rose State.  It is great for students who aren't exactly sure what they want to major in and would like to try out courses from several disciplines.  A broad background in a range of subjects is provided.

Library Technical Assistant

Rose State has the only LTA program in Oklahoma, and it can be obtained totally online.  Students are prepared to work in public or private libraries, with government documents, or in research.  All LTA courses are taught by master's-level librarians. 

Mass Communication


Modern Languages

Intermediate proficiency in French, German, or Spanish is available, along with courses in the history and culture of the related language.  Students are well prepared to pursue a bachelor's degree at a four-year institution.


music professor instruction student on cello

Classes are small and faculty will nurture development of musicianship in order for all students to reach their potential.  Private lessons are offered in piano, voice, guitar, strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion.  There are also opportunities for students to perform as part of various ensembles.  Foundation courses in theory and harmony are required. 

Music Engineering and Industry 

The Music Engineering & Industry area specializes in preparing engineers, managers, and producers for immediate entry into today’s music industry or for transfer to a bachelor's degree program. Upon graduation, students will be equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge and skill sets necessary to become successful and maintain those successes in their industry pursuits. This program’s curriculum emphasizes real-world, practical, and hands-on experiences and provides opportunities for immediate application of the information delivered in the classroom and abroad. The capstone of this program, which coincides with the development and completion of a portfolio, is an internship with an industry company (label, studio, sound production company, firm, etc.).


In addition to acting, students gain hands-on experience in such areas as scene painting, set building, and makeup.  Four shows are produced every year.  Students learn the nature of producing each show as well as building organization, teamwork, and leadership skills.  Faculty and staff work closely with students in all aspects of the discipline.


Hear what students, alumni, and faculty have to say.

Ali Sexton"Rose State College is a really great place to transition to college.  You get an excellent education.  You have a chance to build leadership skills and build relationships with other students and the faculty.  It also gives you the confidence to succeed.  Rose State felt like family.  The faculty genuinely cared about me."
Ali Sexton
A.A. Liberal Studies, Rose State College
B.A. University of Central Oklahoma
M.A. University of Nebraska

"The professors with whom I work believe in the power of ideas and in the ablility of every single student to learn those ideas and transform their own lives.  We believe that every student counts, and it is our mission to make sure every single student gets the education he or she needs.  Humanities professors at Rose State focus on teaching knowledge and ideas rather than on just memorizing facts and information, so students in our classes become thoughtful, truly educated people."
Toni Castillo
Professor, English

Matt Kemp"My music education at Rose State was extremely helpful in my career.  I work with music, actors, and sound and Rose State prepared me very well for what I do every day.  The people at Rose really care about students and that you are learning and having a good time doing it."
Matt Kemp
A.A. Music, Guitar Performance, Rose State College
Audio producer, engineer, and voice talent at RK One Productions, and host of The Sunday Night Blues Cruise, KRXO Radio

Rose State College
6420 S.E. 15th Street.
Midwest City, OK 73110-2704
Phone: 405-733-ROSE (7673)
Toll Free: 866 621-0987

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