Founded in 1901, SWOSU is a liberal arts institution in Oklahoma with campuses in the locations of Weatherford and Sayre. The university carries a reputation for academic quality with fourteen nationally accredited programmes, more than any other institution in the state.
The College of Arts and Sciences contains 7 departments offering 22 minors and 31 majors. In the Language Department a course is offered in English with a focus on literature and creative writing, and in Spanish with a focus on language skills and learning about Hispanic life and culture.
Established in 1939, the College of Pharmacy offers a doctoral programme contingent on a student receiving two years of pre-professional study. At the college a course can be combined with an MBA to give students an expert understanding of both pharmaceutical knowledge and its application in a business environment.
Since 1991 the Panorama series has been dedicated to bringing renowned performers in comedy and the arts to Weatherford campus. Previous years have seen the likes of comedian Mike Birbiglia, street dancers The Gentlemen of Hip-Hop, and the Peking Acrobats.
Athletics teams at SWOSU are known as the Bulldogs, and compete in the NCAA Division II. There are a total of thirteen sports programmes, including rodeo, golf, and women’s soccer. The American football teams plays at Milam Stadium, which can host up to 8,600 spectators.
Alumni of SWOSU include Congressman Bill Brewster and Glenn English, coach of the Buffalo Bills NFL team Rex Ryan, and John Aaron, a NASA engineer who played a key role in the Apollo 13 recovery mission.