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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

Bachelor of Arts in
Global Studies


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Global Studies offers three areas of concentration: Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Studies and Latin American Studies. You will prepare for the global workforce by developing the skills needed to form relationships and pursue careers in other cultures. You will gain an understanding of cultural differences impacting the dynamics of living and working in a global environment.  

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can set you apart as an inspired global-minded professional to impact the world. You’ll experience a life-transforming education that will prepare you to live, work and communicate with people around the globe.  

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why you can graduate from this program fully prepared to pursue a graduate degree or any myriad of career possibilities. The Global Studies program will empower and challenge you to do your finest work!


What can I do with a B.A. degree from ORU in Global Studies?  

  • Ministry
  • Business Development
  • Diplomatic Venues
  • Foreign Correspondences
  • Organization Management
  • International Relations

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 

  • Comparative Government
  • International Relations
  • Global Issues
  • Political Science Research
  • Global Perspectives
  • Internship or Practicum
  • Foreign Language Minor

What makes ORU’s Global Studies program stand out?

Through the philosophy of Whole Person Education, we create an atmosphere of collaboration, nurture imagination and court the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by dedicating ourselves to being masters of our craft. In order to prepare you to work in the global workplace, you will minor in the language that is connected to your region of study: Modern Hebrew, Mandarin Chinese or Spanish. This will empower you to gain practical international experiences and learn how to engage globally.

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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