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College of Teaching and Learning

The College of Teaching and Learning supports SNU’s mission to provide a transformative learning experience in Christ-centered community through its various functions. 

  • Through SNU’s General Education program, all SNU students learn to communicate effectively, understand and appreciate beauty and human creativity, practice thinking critically from both global and scientific perspectives, and solve problems that support their development as healthy, active and informed citizens.

  • High achieving students have the opportunity to take advanced coursework in the Honors Program.

  • The SNU Library provides students access to 100,000 print books, over 100,000 e-books and millions of articles available through our online databases.

  • The Center for Student Success provides writing and subject area tutoring, academic success mentoring, and services for students with Disabilities.

  • Qualified students can be a part of the L.I.F.E Student Support program and the McNair Scholars program.

  • Programming offered through the college also supports University faculty in improving their ability to facilitate student learning both in the face to face classroom and in online learning environments.

Follow the links below for more information on the opportunities that these great programs have to offer.


Current and archived Southern Nazarene University academic catalogs.


Welcome to the McNair Scholars Program at SNU! We prepare SNU undergraduates for doctoral studies through involvement in research and scholarly activities.


The FRC's mission is to support faculty in designing high-quality student learning experiences that promote successful student outcomes.


Southern Nazarene Honors prepares gifted scholars to serve the world around them. Our program is designed to stimulate creative, interdisciplinary analysis, facilitate student-faculty mentorship, and enable high quality undergraduate research that will carry the student beyond graduation.


General Education is the core of every student's educational experience at SNU. As a Christian liberal arts university, SNU expects its students to engage broadly in learning the knowledge and skills fundamental to be Christian person sand leaders in the communities in which they live in a work in the twenty-first century.


Students at Southern Nazarene University have many opportunities to be actively involved in research opportunities as a part of an enriched academic experience and pursuit of knowledge in the chosen fields of study. Our faculty often work together with students in a mentoring relationship to explore together what they may discover through research.


The CGE is here to help SNU students identify, make application for, and participate in off-campus academic programs that will help prepare and equip world Christians for service in an expanding global culture and economy.


The Academic Center for Excellence seeks to facilitate transition to the university environment, provide access to resources, and assist in the pursuit of academic excellence.


L.I.F.E. Student Support (is fully funded by a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Education and the TRiO program. Southern Nazarene University’s L.I.F.E. program is one of over 900 programs across the country.

 L.I.F.E. helps eligible students successfully complete their post secondary education by providing a foundation for overcoming academic, personal, and cultural barriers to higher education.


Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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