Founded in 1948 in the Christian tradition, Ohio Christian University (OCU) has long been preparing students for rewarding academic, professional, and spiritual paths. Though it originated as a Bible College with a history of educating clergy, OCU is now home to an expansive curriculum and a diverse student body that includes adult and online learners.
OCU prides itself on creating a convenient learning environment for online students as well as campus residents.
Ohio Christian University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA-HLC), The Higher Learning Commission, and the Association for Biblical Higher Education. OCU is also authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to offer associate, baccalaureate, and masters level education.
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The Ohio Christian University online Bachelor of Arts in Business Management focuses on equipping you for management roles in any organization. This program prepares you to integrate Christian principles into your personal and professional life, to understand and be able to apply management principles from a Christian perspective in an organizational setting, and to become familiar with making public presentations and functioning as part of a workgroup.
As an online student, you will engage with experienced faculty and other students to develop practical business skills. Upon completion of our business management bachelor degree program, you will be able to:
124 semester hours are required to complete this degree. 51 semester hours are specific to the business management program and the remaining semester hours are comprised of general education coursework. Achieve your potential and fulfill your dreams! What you know now has gotten you this far; learn more and go further by attending OCU.
This program seeks to equip the student for a fulfilling career with a foundational understanding of human behavior within criminal, transformative, and restorative justice systems. Students will be prepared to serve society as ethical, caring, service- minded individuals. A major in Criminal Justice opens the door to many jobs in law enforcement, corrections, court-related positions, and security.
A Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies from Ohio Christian University will allow you to customize a degree plan that fits your personal and career goals. Students engage with experienced faculty to develop a broad educational experience with coursework from a variety of academic disciplines.
Students receive individualized academic advising and a broad educational experience with coursework from a variety of academic disciplines. The program includes general education requirements and an area of concentration but not a specific major. The concentration area can be tailored to prepare students for entry into a particular career area.
Ohio Christian University understands and supports your commitments to your family and career. Our Associate program in Interdisciplinary Studies has been designed specifically for working adults. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:
Achieve your potential and fulfill your dreams! What you know now has gotten you this far. Learn more and go further by attending OCU.
A Bachelor of Arts in Leadership & Ministry from Ohio Christian University will provide you with the best ministry preparation from a Midwest school with over 50 years experience in training some of today's foremost Christian leaders. OCU understands and supports your commitments to your family and career. The Leadership and Ministry track is designed specifically for working adult students who have felt a calling into ministry and want to be equipped to handle the Word of truth and lead a ministry. This degree program will provide you with the necessary information to effectively lead a church, a ministry within the church, or even a non-profit organization.
As an online student, you will engage with experienced faculty and other students to develop practical business skills. Upon completion of our Christian ministry bachelor degree program, you will be able to:
124 semester hours semester hours are required to complete this degree. 53 semester hours are specific to the Leadership & Ministry program and the remaining semester hours are comprised of general education coursework. What you know now has gotten you this far. Learn more and do more for God by attending OCU.
Have you been considering helping others by earning your degree in Psychology? The OCU online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology will help you conduct research and counseling with a Biblical perspective. Our psychology program will equip you with a foundational grasp on human behavior and mental processes. This program prepares you to integrate Christian principles into your personal and professional life, conduct research in the field of psychology and articulate various counseling methodologies and their diagnostic application.
Ohio Christian University understands and supports your commitments to your family and career. Our online bachelor program in Psychology has been designed specifically for working adults. As an online student, you will engage with experienced faculty and other students to develop practical skills. Upon completion of our psychology bachelor degree program, you will be able to:
A Bachelor of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling will allow you to work in addiction recovery services field. The Substance Abuse Counseling degree from Ohio Christian University's Adult Degree Program is designed to equip the person entering the addiction recovery field with the 270 hours of chemical dependency education required for licensure in the State of Ohio.
Those who are already employed in treatment facilities and have completed a minimum of 40 clock hours in specific areas are eligible to apply for Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) certificate in Ohio. Additional requirements, such as supervised work experience in an addiction counseling setting, are the responsibility of the student and usually are accomplished after graduation.
The Ohio Christian University (OCU) Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN) refines the practicing nurse’s skills and broadens understanding of the needed nursing roles in complex healthcare environments. Graduates will have a solid foundation to serve as leaders in a variety of practicing areas including meeting patient/family needs holistically at the bedside, managing nursing units, or guiding other nurses’ practice as a unit educator or clinical preceptor. The program is designed for registered nurses who have an associate degree or its equivalent in nursing. The RN-BSN completion program includes two clinical courses with a total of 90 practicum hours required.
The Master of Arts in Ministry enhances the ministry skills of pastors and lay leaders in the local church. The program will prepare you to serve even more effectively in the church and society, whether you are in paid or lay ministry. The program consists of 8 required courses and concentrations (Practical Theology and Pastoral Care and Counseling), each consisting of 4 courses. All graduates of this program must be grounded in the Bible, theology, and historical thought in context of the church.
The Practical Theology Concentration is designed for experienced ministers as well as those who feel called to dedicate their lives to the work of the ministry. This program is designed to develop the student’s skills in applying theological principles to current ministry challenges. The following required courses for a Master of Arts in Ministry with a Practical Theology concentration are listed with corresponding credit hours:
The MBA program provides the leaders of today and tomorrow with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a competitive business environment. The program emphasizes critical and strategic thinking, business management skills, ethics, and real-world applications.
Upon completion of the MBA program, the graduate should be able to:
Courses for the MBA Program:
The MM program prepares professionals who want to enhance their career path in a variety of profit or not-for-profit organizations. The program emphasizes critical and strategic thinking, ethics, and real-world application of management principles.
Upon completion of the MM program, the graduate should be able to:
Courses for the MM Program:
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North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Private, not-for-profit, Higher Education
Format is online using state-of-the-art delivery via e360.
IBM-compatible computer. Windows XP or later. MS Office 2010 Professional Plus (sent to students before first class). 1 GHz CPU or higher. 1 GB RAM. Internet access (high speed internet required).
Loans and grants may be available. Applicants are encouraged to apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). OCU FAFSA Code: 003030
An admissions counselor will contact student prospects to walk them through the application process.
OCU is a great choice for spiritual enrichment and good classes that will help you in your career. The classes are flexible, which is exactly what I need.-Brook