Online Degree Programs

Undergraduate Degrees

These undergraduate majors are available through Online Learning:  

  • Biblical Literature (B.A.)
    • Concentration in New Testament or English Bible required.
  • Business Administration (B.S.)
  • Christian Caregiving and Counseling (B.S.)
  • Church Ministries (B.S.)
  • Communication (B.A.)
  • English Language Learning Certificate
  • Financial Management (B.S.)
  • Government (B.A.)
  • Human Resource Management (B.S.)
  • Information Technology (B.S.)
  • International Business and Ministry (B.S.)
  • Leadership Studies (B.S.)
  • Liberal Studies (B.S.)
  • Management (B.S.)
  • Marketing (B.S.)
  • Psychology (B.S. or B.A.)


GRADUATE DEGREES

These graduate programs available through Online Learning:

 

Minors

Students majoring in Business Administration, Biblical Literature, Christian Caregiving and Counseling, Communication, Government, and Psychology will be required to select a minor.  (The International Business and Ministry major has a required minor of Evangelism and Missions.)  Available options are delineated in the fact sheet below.

Online Learning Minors fact sheet

 

Degree Descriptions

Biblical Literature (B.A.)

The greatest asset for effective integration of truth is a solid knowledge of the Bible. The biblical literature courses are designed to give students an understanding and appreciation of the Word of God and its application. The biblical literature major exposes students to a broad spectrum of hermeneutical and exegetical perspectives, tools and methods so they may interpret the Bible responsibly and perceptively within a theological-historical framework.

Students who choose the biblical literature area through Online Learning choose one of two concentrations: English Bible or New Testament. Students with an English Bible concentration study the entire Bible; the New Testament concentration emphasizes the content of the New Testament with the acquisition of the Greek language.

Biblical Literature (English Bible) degree plan

Biblical Literature (New Testament) degree plan

Business Administration (b.s.)

For those who want to start or enhance their leadership roles in business other types of organizations. You'll learn about management, marketing, stewardship of resources, and how to assess relevance and performance of an organization. This program is excellent preparation for entering the Master of Business Administration program in the College of Business Administration at ORU. 

Business Administration degree plan

Christian Caregiving and Counseling (B.S.)

Prepares you for lay counseling roles and related ministries within the context of the local church and church-related agencies. This program equips you to help people realize wholeness in every area of their lives --  spirit, mind and body. This major is an excellent preparatory program for the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling offered through the ORU College of Theology and Ministry. 

Christian Caregiving and Counseling degree plan

Church Ministries (B.S.)

For those wanting to take an active role in their church, perhaps as a paid or volunteer lay leader, pastor's assistant, or other significant contributing role. This is a general theology degree, which may even be sufficient background for pastoral ministry in some settings. Graduates with this degree have successfully entered and completed the Master of Divinity seminary program in the ORU College of Theology and Ministry. 

Church Ministries degree plan

Communication (B.A.)

Encourages a whole-life approach to communication. The theory and practice of interpersonal communication skills in the areas of functional intelligence, social decision-making and self-expression are explored with emphasis on the application of theory to life situations. Students in this program acquire skills in applications of organizational communication, including assumptions, processes, roles, relationships and responsibilities. Communication majors develop skills in public speaking, problem solving, conference leadership, seminar development, systems analysis, interviewing, listening and in-house communication consulting.

Communication degree plan

Financial Management (B.S.)

In any industry from media to retail or healthcare to technology, there is one department every business relies on: Finance. This is why companies are increasingly looking for qualified financial managers who can effectively allocate and manage their company’s financial resources. An ORU online degree in Financial Management can prepare you with in-demand skills that companies need, such as understanding how to project a company’s financial performance and fiscal health. With a degree from ORU, you will be equipped and empowered for a thriving career as a Credit Analyst, Financial Auditor, Loan Officer or Investment Advisor, to name a few.

Financial Management degree plan

Government (B.A.)

The government major at ORU examines power and authority relations in human communities...their foundations and institutional organizations and how these are used to make public policy. Through study of the institutional structures by which national and world affairs are conducted, students gain understanding of how their world fits into our modern global context.

Government degree plan

Human Resource Management (B.S.)

How an organization attracts, develops and manages its talent may be the single most important factor for success in today’s knowledge-based economy. An ORU online degree in Human Resource Management can provide you with the technical knowledge and skills to work as a HR professional, helping management to create work environments that foster employee excellence. With a degree from ORU, you will be equipped and empowered to serve as an Employee Benefits Manager, a Compensation Analyst, a Job Analyst, or assistant HR Manager, to name a few.

Human Resource Management degree plan

INformation Technology (B.S.)

If you are looking to join the ever-expanding and essential field of Information Technology, an ORU IT degree can give you real-life skills to serve as an IT professional, while preparing you to take CompTIA® certifications. Graduates of this program are prepared to offer IT solutions to organizations, as database analysts, mobile application developers, information system security analysts, network engineers or web developers.

Information Technology degree plan

International Business and Ministry (B.S.)

The International Business and Ministry degree is for those who dream about working in international business as the foundation to build a ministry team, especially in a Spirit-empowered context.  Students pair a business concentration with a minor in Evangelism and Missions.

International Business and Ministry degree plan

Leadership Studies (B.S.)

The Leadership Studies degree program promotes academic excellence and facilitates the strengthening of conceptual, scholarly and professional competencies for use in leadership roles. The mission is to promote the best in leadership knowledge and practice to improve the quality and diversity of leadership in organizations and communities -- regionally, nationally and internationally.

Leadership Studies degree plan

Liberal Studies (B.S.)

This major is designed for the student who wants to pursue two or three areas of study--in the tradition of a true liberal arts education.  Students must complete 63 credit hours in two to three areas of study. 

Liberal Studies degree plan

Management (B.S.)

The Management degree prepares non-traditional students to manage business operations and oversee project staff in either an entrepreneurial or a corporate setting.  Students complete additional management courses on top of their business concentration.

Management degree plan

Marketing (B.S.)

ORU's online marketing degree prepares non-traditional students to enter the dynamic, fast-paced business of promoting and selling products to unique customer markets. Students develop skills as marketing account managers by studying the business side of sales and retail management, international and internet marketing, business communications and market research. An ORU online degree in Marketing will equip and empower you for high-demand positions in Sales, Marketing or Business Development. 

Marketing degree plan

Psychology (B.S. or B.A.)

Courses in psychology are designed to give an empirical approach to the study of human behavior, a knowledge of psychological principles, and an acquaintance with contemporary problems, while providing a strong Christian framework to evaluate theories, techniques, and beliefs.  The psychology major is designed to prepare the student for graduate work in any of the variety of areas within which professional psychologists function.

Psychology degree plan