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Bachelor of Science in

Science Education

Under-
graduate
Degree

Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Science Education is a residential program that will equip you to become an educator and a scientist. You can graduate with skills in both science and education courses that provide the preparation for entry into the education profession at the middle school or high school level.

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education, can truly set you apart to impact the education world. At ORU, the science education major is offered in cooperation with the ORU College of Education. You will participate in both science and education courses that provide the preparation for entry into the education profession at the middle school or high school level.

What can I do with a degree from ORU in Science Education?

  • Secondary Teaching
  • Research
  • Training/Development
  • Graduate Studies Leading to a Professional Degree

What are some of the core experiences of this program?

  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Physics
  • Professional Educational Courses
  • Professional Educational Seminars

What makes ORU’s Science Education program stand out?

The College of Education emphasizes the fact that there is no substitute for thorough preparation in the subject matter. Each specialized, subject-area teacher must complete a major as presented by the respective content area department. Accordingly, the science education major will participate in a variety of classes in biology, ecology, chemistry, human anatomy, physiology and physics as well as professional educational courses and seminars. Instruction in the science education major meets the State of Oklahoma specific requirements for certification in biology, chemistry, physics and general or physical science.

Students seeking licensure to teach at the secondary levels have two options: completion of the science education major, which leads to standard certification, or completion of any other major in the biology, chemistry or engineering departments, which can lead to alternative certification.

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the highest 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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