Our Academic Experience

Our Academic Experience

An education you won’t find anywhere else.

College is a time to explore. That’s why we’ve traded in traditional curriculum requirements for academic freedom—so you can follow what excites you instead of following a mandatory plan of study.

Dig in. Discover. Take courses that are “so you” and a few that are so not. With small class sizes and dedicated professors whose passion is helping you uncover yours, you’ll find that leaving your comfort zone isn’t so uncomfortable after all.

Our unique education programs for all students


The Learning Environment for New Synthesis (LENS) Program is our choose-your-own-adventure approach to education. Choose a major and then pick two minors, all from different areas of study. It’s like graduating with an automatic side-hustle (or two).


Our Compass initiative connects all Ozarks students with an iPad, Apple Pencil and keyboard, plus access to a huge library of digital resources that can be curated to support your personal learning style.

Study Abroad

At Ozarks, we’ve made it a point to ensure that life-changing study abroad opportunities are accessible and affordable for all. Ireland. Costa Rica. France. Our list of programs spans the globe. The only question is: where do you want to go?

Students at University of the Ozarks graduation ceremony clapping.

Discover your path

An Ozarks education won’t just help you snag a job. It will set you up for a successful, multidimensional career that’s tailored to your unique strengths and professional goals. Use our Outcomes Generator to explore a sampling of available degree combinations and see where they could take you.

Outcomes Generator

Step One

What motivates you?