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Ohio Christian University (OCU) helps busy adults like you enrich their personal and professional lives through online programs that are convenient and affordable. You can get a regionally accredited education while enjoying the flexibility you need to look after your family, maintain your job, or take care of other commitments. And thanks to the accelerated format of each program, it's possible to earn your degree in just two years.

The academic quality of your online education will be equally as high as what you would receive on campus. OCU's online instructors can even draw from their own professional experiences in order to help you apply what you learn in a practical way—for ministry or for your career. It's all geared toward fostering your development, empowering you to succeed, and helping you fulfill your calling.

Plus, as a non-profit university, OCU offers the chance to get your education at a truly competitive price. Many students even qualify for various forms of federal, state, or private financial aid, including grants, scholarships, and employer reimbursement. Payment plans are also available. And for those who are eligible, the university offers a military discount and will evaluate your military training for possible college credit.

So find out how to earn an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree that can move your aspirations forward. Ask Ohio Christian University for additional information right away!

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Ohio Christian University Programs


Business and Government

Do you want to become the kind of leader who can help an organization rise to challenges and change for the better? These programs are designed to foster your ability to think critically, make smart decisions, devise effective strategies, and apply fundamental business concepts to real-world situations. You can even choose a special area of focus, from finance, marketing, or human resources to healthcare, logistics, or emergency management.

Associate Degree

  • Business - Business Management

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Business:
    • Accounting
    • Criminal Justice Administration
    • Emergency Management
    • Healthcare Management
    • Human Resources
    • Logistics Management
    • Organizational Leadership
  • Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  • Political Science

Master's Degrees

  • Leadership - Master of Arts:
    • Business Management
    • Healthcare Management
    • Human Resources
  • Master of Business Administration:
    • Accounting
    • Digital Marketing
    • Finance
    • Healthcare Management
    • Human Resources
    • Organizational Leadership

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Religion & Ministry

Are you eager to serve your faith by communicating the teachings of biblical scripture? OCU can help you become an effective leader and evangelist. You can learn much more about biblical history, theological themes, and various interpretations. And you can develop skills for communicating with people of different cultures and backgrounds. Whether you want to lead, support, or start a church, ministry, or Christian non-profit organization, OCU's programs can help empower your calling.

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Biblical Studies
  • Leadership and Ministry:
    • Biblical Studies
    • Church Planting
    • Intercultural Ministries
    • Pastoral Ministry

Master's Degrees

  • MBA & Masters of Ministry - Dual Degree
  • Ministry - Master of Arts:
    • Pastoral Care and Counseling
    • Practical Theology
    • Sport, Recreation, and Fitness Ministries

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Psychology and Human Services

Would you like to develop a better understanding of human behavior and have the opportunity to help people in need? With an online education from OCU, you can acquire relevant expertise that enables you to make a positive impact in your community. From counseling to social advocacy, many kinds of professions and life situations offer the chance to use the knowledge that you can gain from these programs.

Associate Degree

  • Human Services

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Human Services
  • Psychology
  • Substance Abuse Counseling

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Criminal Justice

Can you imagine contributing to a safer, fairer, and more caring and ethical society? OCU can help you learn how human behavior intersects with America's system of justice. You can even learn about alternatives such as restorative and transformative justice. It's all designed to prepare you for potential roles related to law enforcement, security, corrections, or the court system.

Bachelor's Degree

  • Criminal Justice

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Information Technology

Does your interest in technology make you want to pursue exciting opportunities that require high-tech skills? These programs are aimed at helping you develop abilities and expertise for an IT-related career. Whether you want to plan and implement new computer systems, support a system's existing users, or analyze an organization's data, OCU offers convenient degree options to assist you in reaching your goal.

Associate Degree

  • Information Technology

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Data Analytics
  • Information Technology

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Liberal Arts

Have you considered getting an education that can improve your ability to think critically and communicate effectively? By exploring subjects like history, politics, and English literature, you can expand your understanding of the world and gain transferable skills that are useful for all kinds of careers in public service or the private or non-profit sectors. OCU even offers the opportunity to customize your education by combining two or more majors as part of one interdisciplinary program.

Associate Degree

  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor's Degrees

  • English
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

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Discover Fresh Possibilities

You are probably more capable than you know. That's why Ohio Christian University wants to help you earn a degree that matters. Take a moment to request further details right now!

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