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BA in Government & Public Service

Bachelor of Arts
Major: BA in Business

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 on 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.

Required Courses

GENERAL EDUCATION - 43 Credits

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RELIGION - 18 Credits

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GENERAL ELECTIVES - 5 Credits

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SERVICE MAJOR - 51 Credits

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Career Development Seminar

Students are required to attend three (3) of the following:

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Government Relationship Experience

Students are required to complete two (2) of the following:

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Business Roundtables/Forums

Students are required to attend two (2) of the following

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School of Business and Government Conferences

Students are required to attend two (2) of the following:

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Distinguished Speakers Series

Students are required to attend eight (8) of the following:

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SERVICE ELECTIVES

Students must choose three (3) hours from the courses listed below:

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