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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Christian Thought


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Arts in Christian Thought is a 100% online program that develops your capacity for a historically- and philosophically-minded approach to understand today’s events with historical depth. You will graduate with an understanding of Christian theology with a focus on the historical development of its traditions, and knowledge of how philosophy and theology interact.

More than this, our commitment to educating your whole person - mind, body, and spirit - can truly set you apart as a minister and leader in the Body of Christ. You will develop competencies for historiography, as well as theology and philosophy methodologies.

What can I do with a degree in Christian Thought?

Our unique mission to develop Spirit-empowered leaders will enable you to become an in-demand professional in ministry organizations. Your degree will prepare you to serve in potential occupations, such as:

  • Church staff
  • Ministry worker
  • Mission Work
  • Pastoral Studies
  • Apologetics Instructor
  • Teaching

What distinct courses will I take?


To become a Christian Thought graduate, you will take various courses such as:

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Major Religions of the World
  • Christian Apologetics
  • History of Christianity
  • Philosophy/Theology in Modern Culture
  • And more!

How long will it take me to graduate?

This program is 124 credit hours. If you were to begin without transferring credit, you could still complete this degree in as little as 3.5 years when you enroll full-time. We consider full-time enrollment for this program as 6 credit hours per 7-week term with 6 terms per year.

How much does this program cost?

Our affordable tuition means your finances go further. In addition, many students benefit from federal aid and our interest-free payment plan. To view your cost, click here.

Any other reasons to complete my degree online with ORU?

You’ll graduate on time with a team of Success Coaches who’ll walk with you every step of the way.

  • You can begin classes ASAP with year-round terms and direct access to our friendly admissions team.
  • Fit classes into your schedule so you can balance work and family commitments.
  • Academic support with easy access to caring professors and helpful learning resources.
  • Access classes anytime and anywhere with our mobile-friendly and user-friendly online platform.
  • ORU Online is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and utilizes the same world-class curriculum as traditional courses.

Ask us about our introductory Online Strategies class that will jump-start your journey with 3-credit hours towards your degree. Experience what students around the world have gained earning a degree with ORU Online.

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