Bachelor of Arts in
International Relations


Program Overview  

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in International Relations empowers you to serve as a diplomat or get involved with international politics. You will be adequately prepared for the diverse modern global arena through a strong foundation of Judeo-Christian principles. Now, more than ever, your light is needed to shine upon the world!

You will learn specialized knowledge such as protocol, diplomacy and American foreign policy and be well equipped for service in “every person’s world” as you prepare for endeavors domestically and abroad. 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.

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why you can graduate from this program fully prepared to serve and make a difference. The International Relations program will empower and challenge you to do your finest work!

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

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

  • Conflict Mediator
  • United Nations Official
  • Ambassador/Diplomat
  • Foreign Journalist/Advisor
  • Global Intel Analyst/C.I.A.
  • State Department Official
  • International Auditor and more!

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 

  • Christian Faith and Government
  • Model United Nations
  • International Political Economy
  • Global Issues
  • Conflict Resolution
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Comparative Politics
  • Internship

What makes ORU’s International Relations 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 serve, work and communicate with people around the globe.

You will have intern opportunities at places such as Dalit Freedom Network (DFN), GreenTech in Sri Lanka, International Justice Mission (IJM), Institute for Justice and Peace in India, Kabul International School in Afghanistan and many more! On top of this, you’ll learn directly from faith-grounded professionals who know what it takes to succeed in a service-oriented globalized workforce.

This degree can be completed in three years by following the degree-in-three plan sheet.

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the 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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