Bachelor of Arts in
Leadership Studies


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Leadership Studies empowers you to serve and lead with knowledge of national and world events. You will be adequately prepared to “go into every person’s world” with a strong foundation in Christian leadership skills. Now, more than ever, your light is needed to shine upon the world! You’ll pursue a rigorous program of study in leadership theory, conflict resolution and be able to glean wisdom from a broad base of knowledge.

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

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

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

Inspiring, leaders can enjoy a successful profession in:

  • Law
  • Government
  • Business
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Social Services
  • And More!

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 

  • Christian Leadership
  • Public Administration
  • Protocol and Diplomacy
  • Business and Professional Speech
  • Needs Assessment
  • Grant Writing
  • Organizational Communication
  • Internship

What makes ORU’s Leadership 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. As a student with us, you’ll prepare to lead, serve and communicate with people around the globe.

You will have intern opportunities at Tulsa Global Alliance, Compassion International, Dominion Farms (Kenya, Nigeria, Texas), International Christian Concerns, Sustainable Tulsa, Congressional Offices in Tulsa and Washington D.C., State Legislative Offices in Oklahoma City, Department of State and Political Campaigns.

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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