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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

Bachelor of Arts in


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in History empowers you to choose three or four areas that will provide an integrated and focused core of studies. You will be well prepared for service in “every person’s world.” Success in today’s professions require historical-cultural understanding to best minister to the totality of human needs. If you are passionate about teaching history, you may choose the degree with the Professional Education Concentration.

The major areas of focus are: The United States, Asia/Middle East, Europe and Latin America. Within each area you can dive into historic periods and geographical locations. Imagine the rich experiences you will have exploring the world in these courses! 

Above all, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can set you apart as an inspiring global-minded professional to impact the world. You’ll experience a life-transforming education that will prepare you for a career in the field of your chosen passion.

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 History program will empower and challenge you to do your finest work!

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

Inspiring, globally-minded graduates can enjoy a successful career as a/an:

  • Educator/Teacher
  • Politician or Political Consultant
  • Public Administrator
  • Research Analyst
  • Historian
  • University Lecturer

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 

  • Civics
  • US History: Colonial to Modern
  • European History: Middle Ages to Present
  • Asia/Middle East: Expansive Selection
  • Latin America: Colonial, Modern
  • Caribbean, Mexico and Central America
  • Internship Opportunities
  • And More!

What makes ORU’s History 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. As a student with us, you’ll prepare to live, work, and communicate with people around the globe.  

ORU’s History degree provides exciting opportunities to intern at places such as Tulsa Law Firms, Americorps.gov, Political Campaigns, Congressional Offices in Tulsa and Washington D.C., International Christian Concerns (ICC), and more! You may also complete this degree in three years by following the degree-in-three plan.  

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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