4th
4th
Ranked 4th among online Christian colleges
OCU ranks 4th among the “Top 8 online Christian Colleges and Universities in 2017” according to www.thebestcolleges.org. Ranking is by graduation, retention and acceptance rates, student-teacher ratios, tuition costs, years of accreditation, reputation, awards, and job placement records.
$300K
$300K
OCU awards $300K+ in scholarships in annual Scholars Day competition

BA in Government & Public Service

Bachelor of Arts

The Government & Public Service program is a faith-based program designed to prepare students to serve God and society by giving students the educational background to analyze and evaluate government policy and its importance in liberties, culture, employment, and business performance. Unlike most government relations or political science programs, the OCU Government & Public Service Program requires students to be versed in numerous aspects of business, economics, and related fields. Students will be prepared to exercise their Christian worldview no matter what field they enter.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Work in private and non-profit sectors that require knowledge of government and politics.
  • Integrate a Christian worldview into critical thinking and decision-making related to the field of Government Relations.
  • Analyze and evaluate public policy and its impact on a nation and its people.
  • Evaluate the impact of government actions upon the quality of life and freedoms of its citizens.
  • Formulate government policies that would improve economic and business performance of a nation.
  • Explain the impacts that critical events, formative documents, and political actions have had upon American culture and history.
  • Provide an argument for the rights Americans may exercise in relation to their freedoms—with specific emphasis on religious rights.

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE - 49 Hours

or

GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SERVICE MAJOR - 57 Hours

(Two Events)
(One Event)
(Three Events)
(Eight Events)
(Two Events)
(Six Events)

GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SERVICE ELECTIVES - 3 Hours

Choose 3 hours from the courses below:

ELECTIVES - 14 Hours

Any credit-bearing course, 100-level or above

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