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ORU Offers Five New Degrees that Prepare Students for Global Marketplace

Contact: Jeremy Burton, Oral Roberts University, 918-495-6649

TULSA, Okla., Jan. 13, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Oral Roberts University announced that five new degree programs will be offered beginning in fall 2014. The new degrees were developed with a focus on the global marketplace. New degrees include English Language Teaching in the Global Classroom, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Global Ministry and the Marketplace, Global Studies with a concentration in Latin America, the Middle East, or Asia and Social Justice.

The B.A. in English Language Teaching in the Global Classroom is for those who are called to go to other countries to teach English and those from other countries who want to return to their country to teach English. The program is a combination of reading, English and English language learning courses to ensure candidates acquire the content knowledge, pedagogical skills and dispositions needed to aid students in acquiring English as a second language. For more information, visit www.oru.edu/globalenglishteaching.

The Industrial and Organizational Psychology degree prepares students for graduate programs and professional careers that apply principles of psychology to a variety of business concerns including human resources, administration, management, sales, and organizational development. I-O psychology primarily focuses on the analysis of workplace behavior through the study of employees, workplaces, and organizations. For more information, visit www.oru.edu/iandopsychology.

Students enrolled in the Global Ministry and the Marketplace degree program will take courses in Bible, theology, ethics, apologetics and missions with a required minor in business. The degree will equip business minded students to be creative in their calling to have a global influence as they learn Biblically sound and theologically balanced ways to minister in local, global and cross-cultural contexts. For more information, visit www.oru.edu/globalministrydegree.

The Global Studies degree program allows students to focus their studies on a specific region of interest including Latin America, the Middle East, or Asia. In addition, students will receive a language minor connected to that region -- modern Hebrew, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese. A graduate with this degree is able to pursue careers and successfully work in the globalized world, whether it is in developing businesses, creating effective policies, helping people and communities, working with non-governmental organizations, governments, or ministries. For more information, visit www.oru.edu/globalstudiesdegree.

Social Justice provides students with skills and abilities to integrate faith, culture, economics, and politics to promote healing at both an individual and societal level. This program offers two pathways leading students either through a pre-law emphasis to graduate school or a business emphasis leading into a career promoting healing through supportive, often non-profit, organizations. For more information, visit www.oru.edu/socialjustice.

ORU is also working towards adding a Mandarin Chinese minor in the future with initial class offerings in spring 2014. Students interested in the new degree programs, or a Mandarin Chinese minor as part of their full-time enrollment at ORU are eligible for nomination to the Quest Whole Person Scholarship, which offers up to $20,000 a year in tuition. For additional information on the Quest Whole Person Scholarship Program, visit www.oru.edu/quest.

For more information on the new degree programs offered at ORU, attend ORU College Weekend March 6-8, 2014, or contact the ORU admissions office at 800-678-8876 ext. 1 or admissions@oru.edu.

About Oral Roberts University
Oral Roberts University is a world-renowned Christian university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in 1963, ORU serves students from 50 states and more than 70 countries, representing over 40 denominations. ORU offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, 13 master's programs and two doctoral degrees, plus NCAA Division I athletics. For more information on ORU, visit
www.oru.edu.