Accredited Bachelor Programs Online
These undergraduate majors are available through Online Learning:
- Business Administration (B.S.)
- Christian Caregiving and Counseling (B.S.)
- Church Ministries (B.S.)
- International Business and Ministry (B.S.)
- Leadership Studies (B.S.)
- Liberal Studies (B.S.)
- Management (B.S.)
- Psychology (B.S.)
- RN to BSN Completion (B.S.N.)
- Biblical Literature (Concentration in New Testament or English Bible) (B.A.)
- Government (B.A.)
- Communication (B.A.)
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.
Bachelor of Science
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.
Christian Caregiving and Counseling
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 -- mind, body and spirit. This major is an excellent preparatory program for the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling offered through the ORU College of Theology and Ministry.
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.
International Business and Ministry
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.
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.
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.
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.
RN to BSN Program
The Oral Roberts University Anna Vaughn College of Nursing is home to the online RN to BSN program, which allows students with a two year associate’s degree to complete a Bachelor of Science in as little as four semesters. Students who complete the program will receive a degree that is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing. For more detailed information on this program, refer to the College of Nursing webpage.
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.
Bachelor of Arts
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.
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.
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.