Bachelor of Arts in


Program Overview 

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Communication is a residential program that will prepare you to become a top-tier communication professional. You’ll finish your degree with real-world experience through hands-on-training, public speaking opportunities and career-focused internships.

Our mission to prepare Whole Leaders for the Whole World will set you apart as a communication practitioner. At ORU, you’ll experience a Christ-centered atmosphere while developing as a Spirit-empowered leader. Communication leaders from all around the world have been equipped by ORU to speak into their world. You can too!

What can I do with a  Communication degree?

A Communication degree prepares you for careers as:

  • Corporate Communication Specialist 
  • Convention, Meeting and Event Planner
  • Nonprofit Fundraising and Development Officer
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Or, for a career in Law, Politics and Ministry. 

What Classes Will i take? 

  • Advanced Public Speaking 
  • Persuasion: Theory and Practice
  • Comprehensive Event Planning
  • Organizational Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication

Why Does ORU’s Communication program stand out?

As a Communication student, you’ll have tangible encounters with actual job experience, perhaps serving as a communication consultant to a local organization or creating an extensive plan for facilitating a conference or event. Not only will you learn advanced communication theory, you’ll learn how to apply it to real-life situations.

What about accreditation?

As a university, we exceed the accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of the top outside regulators in the U.S.

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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