Bachelor of Arts Degree

Advisor: Professor Sonny Branham

Program Overview

A government major at ORU helps prepare students for careers in several fields by emphasizing breadth of knowledge about national and world affairs, especially analyzing them in the light of Judeo-Christian values and principles, analytical reading and advanced writing skills, and ability to use a variety of research skills. When combined with an appropriate graduate degree (J.D., Ph.D., M.P.A., etc.), study of government is an excellent preparation for law, business, journalism, Christian ministries and missions, and other fields. Since political decision-making touches all aspects of life, its study opens new perspectives for all Christian citizens and professionals. This degree can be completed in three years by following the degree-in-three plan sheet. This major is also available through ORU Online Learning online.

Degree Requirements - Residential and Online


General Education: 61 hours

Major Courses: 30 hours

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Western Political Theory
  • Christian Faith and Government: Theory
  • Christian Faith and Government: Practicum
  • Senior Paper/Project
  • Political Science Research Methods OR Public Policy Analysis
  • Concentration in Practical Politics OR International Relations

Minor Total: 18 hours

Electives: 19 hours
Degree Total: 128 hours 

Traditional Degree Plan
Degree in 3 - Degree Plan

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General Education: 60 hours

Major Courses: 30 hours

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Comparative Government
  • Legislative Process
  • American Political Leadership
  • Christian Faith and Government: Theory
  • Public Administration
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • American Jurisprudence
  • Senior Paper

Minor Total: 18 hours

Electives: 20 hours
Degree Total: 128 hours

Online Degree Plan 

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Career Options
  • Attorneys
  • Civil service professional at the local, state, national or international levels
  • College professors
  • Politician or political consultant
  • Private sector professionals in public affairs departments of corporations and businesses
  • Public administrator
  • University lecturer

 Internship Opportunities
  • Congressional Offices in Tulsa and Washington D.C.
  • Tulsa Law Firms
  • Alliance Defending Freedom
  • State Legislative Offices in Oklahoma City
  • Department of State
  • International Christian Concerns (ICC)
  • Political Campaigns

Department of History, Humanities and Government
Phone: 918.495.6063