Bachelor of Arts in
Political Science


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Political Science program empowers you through expanded knowledge about national and world affairs. Political decision-making touches all aspects of life and you’ll be able to efficiently analyze them in the light of Judeo-Christian values and principles. 

This program is particularly powerful when combined with an appropriate graduate degree. Study of political science is excellent preparation for law, business, journalism, Christian ministries and other fields. You will become skilled in analytic reading and advanced writing along with an exploration of research methods.

Internship opportunities are abundant and include Congressional Offices in Tulsa and Washington D.C., Alliance Defending Freedom, Department of State, Tulsa Law Firms, Americorps.gov plus others. 

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can set you apart as a servant to humanity ready to impact the world. Now, more than ever, your God-given talents are needed as a political-savvy professional!

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why you can graduate from this program fully prepared to immerse yourself in the global marketplace. You will be prepared to touch the lives of people around the world and make a difference with a higher purpose.

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

You can enjoy a successful and exciting career as a/an:  

  • Paralegal
  • Arbitrator
  • Politician or Consultant
  • Public Administrator
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • University Lecturer
  • Civil Servant
  • And More!

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Western Political Theory
  • Christian Faith and Government
  • Political Research Methods
  • American Political Institutions
  • Public Administration and Policy
  • Politics
  • Internship and more!

What makes ORU’s B.A in Political Science 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.

On top of this, you’ll learn directly from faith-grounded professionals who know what it takes to succeed in today’s political and globally-minded world while leading with purpose to make a difference.

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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