In April 1998, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education approved revisions to the "Policy Statement on Undergraduate Degree Requirements and Articulation". This revision requires that students graduating with bachelor's degrees from State System institutions "...must demonstrate computer proficiency, which includes the competent use of a variety of software and networking applications".
This requirement may be met through one of three options:
1. Successfully completing a high school computer science course that meets the State Regent's high school curricular requirements;
2. Successfully completing college-level course work that an institution designates as meeting the requirement;
3. Satisfying an institution's computer proficiency assessment.
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education state, "This requirement is effective for first-time entering freshmen beginning in Fall 1998.” This means that anyone admitted as a first-time freshman since 1998 must meet the requirement before he or she graduates.