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 communications professional. You’ll finish your degree confident, with real-world experience through hands-on-training, public speaking opportunities and powerful internships.

Our mission to raise Whole Leaders for the Whole World will truly set you apart as a communications professional. 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 degree from ORU in Communication?

In addition to being prepared for graduate school, you can look forward to successful careers in several areas, including:

  • Corporate Communication Manager
  • Convention, Meeting and Event Planner
  • Grant Writer
  • Nonprofit Fundraising and Development Officer
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Policy Advocate or Lobbyist
  • Careers in Law and Politics

What are some of the core experiences of this program?

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Argumentation and Persuasion
  • Communication Theory
  • Organizational Communication
  • Conference Leadership and Event Planning
  • Business and Professional Speech
  • Intercultural Communication

What makes 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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