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Academic Options

These degrees can be completed 100% online or blended with optional plus experiences as a way to earn required credit hours.

Degree Programs

  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Arts  •  

The Bachelor of Arts in Business equips students for management roles in profit and non-profit organizations. The integration of a Christian worldview ensures the education is morally and ethically grounded. The concentrations provide major-related elective courses students may use to customize the major.

Objectives

Objectives Graduates should be able to:
  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge in the core business concepts of accounting, economics, finance, information technology, business law, and management.
  • Assess business decisions through the lens of a Christian worldview.
  • Evaluate data used by decision-makers in today’s global business environment.
  • Analyze business operations to provide recommendations for improvement.
 
  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Arts  •  

The Bachelor of Arts with an English major requires students to critically explore the aesthetic nature of literature with a genuine curiosity to uncover absolute truth, which defines a biblical worldview. In addition, English majors will discover personal enrichment and rhetorical flexibility as they practice writing skills in various discourse forms found in public, professional, and academic contexts. Through exposure to a broad set of readings, extensive composition activity, and oral presentations, the English major provides students with the intellectual capacity and practical skills they need to attend graduate school, enter the professional workplace, or actively participate in ministry.

Objectives

On graduating from the major, students should be able to:
  • Evidence competence in reading, writing, speaking, and listening effectively, both individually and collaboratively.
  • Synthesize the basic terms, techniques, facts, and interpretations of literature as seen in representative passages and selected masterpieces.
  • Recognize the history and grammatical structure of the English language.
  • Formulate a biblically based and Christ-centered outlook on language, literature, and life, including consideration of truth, standards, morality, freedom, and responsibility.
  • Demonstrate preparation for graduate work, teaching, workplace-related or personal communication activities.
 
  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Arts  •  

The History major invites students to critically reflect upon the ideas, faith traditions, political movements, leaders, and cultures that shaped the West and the United States over the past three millennia and to understand the present as a continuation of the past. Through exposure to a broad set of readings and other work, the History major provides students with a background in the proper techniques for evaluating historical works, engaging in professional methods historical research, and developing advanced writing and presentation skills.

Objectives

On graduating from the major, students should be able to:
  • Acquire an appropriate knowledge of historical content and knowledge of how the discipline of history influences and is influenced by the contemporary culture.
  • Critically examine concepts and theories
  • concerning the discipline of history and the interaction of faith and history.
  • Analyze primary and secondary materials and create work that provides a reasonable interpretation of data.
  • Produce written work and/or other materials at an advanced level, appropriate for entering graduate school or a vocation.
 
  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Arts  •  

The Interdisciplinary Studies major is composed of closely correlated coursework in two or more academic areas. The unique feature of this option is the flexibility that allows the student to work with an advisor and several faculty members to build a customized interdisciplinary program that best suits the student’s academic objectives and calling.

Objectives

On completion of this major, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate competency in the knowledge and application of biblical/theological issues and principles.
  • Exhibit general education knowledge and skills to enhance intellectual understanding and effectively communicate in current society.
  • Affirm a specific calling or career goal, which clearly articulates a plan for correlated programs of study.
  • Possess the ability to pursue further study or serve in various roles in the church or society which draws upon the knowledge and skills of the correlated programs of study.
 
  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Arts  •  

The Political Science major invites students to reflect upon the ideas, movements, leaders, and cultural influences that shaped the political landscape of the American Republic in the past and continues to alter America’s politics in the present. Going beyond an understanding of politics and political institutions, the program’s faculty seek to influence tomorrow’s leaders in public service toward an ethical vision of government action within the framework of a Christian worldview. Through exposure to a broad set of readings, experiences, and other work, the politics and public policy program provides students with a background in the structure and trends of America’s political order and prepares them for public service.

Objectives

On completion of the major, students should be able to:
  • Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making in political science.
  • Understand U.S. political structure and historyhow politics influences and is influenced by the contemporary culture.
  • Critically examine concepts and theories regarding the interaction of faith and politics.
  • Gather and analyze data regarding political behavior and create work that provides a reasonable interpretation of data.
  • Produce written work and/or other materials at an advanced level, appropriate for entering graduate school or a vocation.
 
  •  4 Year Program  •  Bachelor of Arts  •  

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology at OCU leads to a broad foundation of knowledge in the discipline of psychology. Through the integration of a biblical worldview, students intellectually approach the study of psychology with a deep awareness of the challenges they will encounter in graduate school, the workplace, or ministry. At the completion of this major of study, students will possess a foundational understanding of human behavior and mental processes as well as basic psychology terminology and concepts used in; statistical and research methods, physiological psychology, and history and systems.

Objectives

On completion of this major, students should be able to:
  • Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.
  • Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
  • Identify effective interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Summarize major counseling, developmental, and personality counseling theories.
  • Apply psychological theories to life situations.