Bachelor of Arts in


Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Explore our Bachelor of Arts in Communication program at Oral Roberts University. Develop strong communication skills for success in various fields, from ministry to politics, sports and entertainment to healthcare and many more. Wherever God's calling leads you, you'll be equipped to excel in communication, making a global impact.

Pathway to Your Future

Welcome to the Bachelor of Arts in Communication program at Oral Roberts University. We believe that strong communication skills are your gateway to success in a multitude of fields. Through practical experiences and real-world examples, our program prepares you for careers in law, ministry, missions, politics, sports, entertainment, healthcare, HR and more.

In the world of politics, for instance, understanding the central questions of communication can help you craft compelling speeches that resonate with your audience, while in healthcare, it's vital to address questions such as, "How do we ensure clear patient-doctor communication in complex medical situations?"

Or imagine being a communication professional in the sports industry, where you'll apply principles of effective communication to engage fans, build player-coach relationships, and promote sports events through various promotional channels.

Growing Sectors

Across all organizations, there’s also a growing need for industry professionals inside organizations who can work with internal and external groups where ethical communication is paramount. The communication major equips you to create communication-based programs which resonate across groups, including addressing sensitive issues.

Program Highlights

At Oral Roberts University, our mission is to prepare Whole Leaders for the Whole World. As a communication practitioner, you'll experience a Christ-centered atmosphere and develop as a Spirit-empowered leader. Join a community of students, faculty, and communication leaders worldwide who are committed to making an impact for Christ through effective communication.

What You Can Expect

As a communication major, you'll gain practical experience, such as serving as a communication consultant for local organizations or creating comprehensive plans for conferences and events.

Advanced coursework focuses on planning and executing impactful presentations and training programs. During your academic journey, you'll complete a 15-week professional internship, gaining invaluable industry experience.

Headed to Graduate School?

Some of our communication majors choose to move into graduate studies, including high acceptance rates in programs such as ministry, counseling, healthcare administration and law school. Our program provides a strong foundation for future academic success.

Help Paying for School 

You'll build valuable relationships through our program, often leading to campus-based work-study opportunities with groups like Student Association, Athletics, Alumni Relations and Development, Conference and Event Services, and ORU Student Media. Many students also work in part-time positions for Tulsa area organizations or work remotely while students at ORU. These skills build essential skills for your future success!

Furthermore, there are numerous professional communication organizations that offer talent/academic scholarships and fellowships. We encourage you to discuss your individual goals and scholarship opportunities with your faculty advisor.

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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