Bachelor of Science in
Global Environmental Sustainability


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Global Environmental Sustainability is a residential program that can equip you to become a steward of our physical resources. You can graduate with skills in the fundamentals of environmental science with instruction in other pertinent fields of study.

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through whole person education, can truly set you apart to impact the world. At ORU, environmental sustainability training will give you tools that are applicable to a wide range of careers. You also have the opportunity to take any of the 24 environmental courses during the summer as well as options for field research.

What can I do with a degree from ORU in Global Environmental Sustainability?

  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Watersheds in Global Development
  • Conservation Biology
  • Tropical Agriculture and Missions
  • Environmental Applications in GIS
  • Lake Ecology and Management
  • Forest Ecology

What are some of the core experiences of this program?

  • Global Development and Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Principles of Economics
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Research
  • Human Ecology
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Medical Parasitology
  • Tropical Biology

What makes ORU’s Global Environmental Sustainability program stand out?

As a Global Environmental Sustainability student, you’ll have tangible encounters with actual job experience, whether it is in the stewardship of the environment and management of natural resources or finding essential steps to provide for the needs of future generations.

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.


Celestino Velásquez, Ph.D. 
Chair of Biology and Chemistry

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