Bachelor of Arts in
International Community Development


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Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in International Community Development empowers you to serve in practical global missions. This interdisciplinary degree will address the spiritual, educational, economical, medical and physical needs of humanity.

You will learn specialized knowledge such as needs assessment, problem solving, training and leadership. Once you graduate, you’ll be well equipped for service in “every person’s world” as you prepare for endeavors domestically and abroad.

Above all, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can set you apart as an inspiring global-minded professional to impact the world. You’ll experience a life-transforming education that will prepare you for a career in the field service to others.

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why you can graduate from this program fully prepared to serve and make a difference. The International Community Development program will empower and challenge you to do your finest work!

What can I do with a B.A. degree from ORU in International Community Development?

Inspiring, globally-minded graduates can enjoy a successful career in:

  • Government Agencies
  • Relief Organizations
  • Mission Agencies
  • Church Ministries
  • International Schools
  • Nonprofit Organizations

What are some of the core experiences of this program?

  • International Relations
  • Political Science Research Methods
  • International Community Development
  • Needs Assessment
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Public Administration
  • Disaster Relief
  • Grant Writing and more!

What makes ORU’s International Community Development program stand out?

Through the philosophy of Whole Person Education, we create an atmosphere of collaboration, nurture imagination and court the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by dedicating ourselves to being masters of our craft. As a student with us, you’ll prepare to serve, work and communicate with people around the globe.

You will have intern opportunities at places such as Tulsa Global Alliance, United Nations Association of Eastern Oklahoma, International Relief and Development, Compassion International,

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Americorps.gov, Dominion Farms (Kenya, Nigeria, Texas), International Christian Concerns, Sustainable Tulsa and Tulsa Council on Foreign Relations.

This degree can also be completed in three years by following the degree-in-three plan sheet. 

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Are there scholarships available?

Many of our full-time, undergraduate virtual 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.

Reasons to complete my ORU degree Virtually

  • Attend classes from anywhere...in the world
  • Live. interactive lectures in real-time through high-definition video conferencing
  • Taught by ORU on-campus faculty
  • Interact and engage with fellow students and professors in and out of the virtual classroom
  • Access to ORU Virtual resources 24/7
  • Fully accredited and Spirit-empowered degree program

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