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Online Programs

Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides online education opportunities to help you reach your educational goals.  Use the links below (adjust to wherever the links will be located on the page) to learn more about our online bachelor's degree programs in Business Administration, Accounting, and Technical Management, as well as our Nursing RN to BSN degree program.  

If you do not find the information you are looking for, please contact Jake Boedecker, our Online Learning Coordinator at jgboedecker@nwosu.edu or the respective contact within the information for each degree program link.

Software programs you will use for online classes will include Blackboard, Rangernet and your Northwestern email. Check your respective app stores for access to a Blackboard App.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a member institution of the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus.

At this time we can NOT accept students from the following states into our online degree programs. Please check back often as we are frequently adding new states to our approval list.

  1. California 

  2. Massachusetts 


Mission Statement

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Online Learning Program provides access to affordable, quality educational opportunities, thus providing an avenue for students to attain certain academic goals.






Business Programs 

Bachelor of Science (BS) - major in Accounting or Business Administration 

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) - major in Technical Management (including the Alternative Energy option)

For information on prequisites to all of our business programs, see Section X in the Undergraduate Catalog.

More information also is available at Online Business.

For additional information contact: 
Dr. David Hawkins
Assistant Professor of business
Chair for the Division of Business
(580) 327-8440 

Nursing & Doctoral Programs 

RN to BSN Program

An innovative program at Northwestern for RNs to complete their BSN online! Nursing Courses online - no campus visits necessary! High quality, convenient to YOUR schedule and liberal course transfers!

BSN to DNP Program

A new program to prepare DNPs who can become certified Family Nurse Practitioners in their home communities and surrounding areas without first earning a Master's Degree.

For additional information contact
Dr. Shelly Wells
Associate Professor of Nursing
Chair of the Division of Nursing
(580) 327-8489

Online Exam Proctoring

Northwestern Online Course Exam Proctoring Policy (PDF)

Northwestern Online Exam Proctoring Schedule and Guidelines (PDF titled “Test Procedures”)

Online Exam Proctoring Request

Students enrolling in online courses are responsible for proctoring fees which may be associated with the online course exams.

Note:  Northwestern students traveling to a Northwestern campus (Alva, Enid, or Woodward) for a proctored exam are not assessed a proctoring fee.


  1. Coordinate access to appropriate services for online students.

  2. Provide support to our faculty, staff and students.

  3. Ensure the quality of all online courses.

  4. Support teaching and learning through the use of technology.

  5. Enhance and maintain Northwestern's status as a quality education institution.

Online Education Complaint Process 

Northwestern Oklahoma State University seeks to maintain the highest standards of integrity and fairness in our relationship with students.  We desire to resolve student complaints, grievances and concerns in an expeditious and fair manner.

Students are asked to use the Student Complaint Form to file a complaint or the Student Grievance Form to file a grievance. The form will completed online and electronically submitted to the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management:

Mr. Calleb Mosburg
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717

Students taking online courses from Northwestern who wish to file a complaint or resolve a grievance should follow the University's Student Complaint or Grievance procedure as outlined in the Student Handbook (link to student handbook).  In the unlikely event that an issue cannot be resolved by the University, students may file a complaint with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Students are urged to exhaust all possible internal avenues for resolution before filing a complaint with an external agency.

ADA Information

Any student needing academic accommodations for a physical, mental or learning disability should contact the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at (580) 327-8414 within the first two weeks of the semester so that appropriate accommodations may be arranged. 

For more information, visit our ADA Services page. (link to Student Services, ADA Compliance portion possibly located within the student handbook)

Technical Requirements for Online Courses 

  • Broadband Internet Access

  • 256 MB RAM (minimum)

  • 1.3 GHz Processor (minimum)

  • 20 GB hard drive (minimum)

  • ​Windows XP or higher

  • Web Browser (IE 8.0 or higher, Firefox Stable Channel Release, Chrome Stable Channel Release)

  • Microsoft Office 2003 Suite or higher

  • Adobe Reader 8 or higher

  • Windows Media Player 7 or higher

**  There may be additional requirements for specific classes.


Faculty Resources

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-1700

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Mission Statement

Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.

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