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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Political Science


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Arts in Political Science is a 100% online program that can equip you for a myriad of career opportunities in public service. It emphasizes and analyzes a breadth of coursework on issues of national and global significance in line with biblical values. You will graduate with analytical reading and advanced writing skills, and the ability to use a variety of research skills as a public policy analyst.

More than this, our commitment to educating your whole person - mind, body, and spirit - can truly set you apart for a career in law, Christian missions and ministries, business, journalism, and other related fields. You will develop a fresh perspective as a Christian citizen and professional.

What can I do with a degree in Political Science?

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

  • Public Administrator
  • State Politician
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Legal Mediator
  • Corporate Paralegal
  • Public Relations Officer

What distinct courses will I take?

To become a political science graduate, you will take various courses such as:

  • Western Political Theory
  • Political Science Research
  • Legislative Process
  • International Relations
  • American Foreign Policy
  • And more!

How long will it take me to graduate?

This program is 120 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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