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Affordable Dual Enrollment: Oral Roberts

In the coming weeks I’m going to highlight affordable dual enrollment programs. To make the cut, a program must be open to students from any state, available online, and charge less than $100 per credit. Today’s program is called “ORU Advantage” and it is offered through Oral Roberts University.

Oral Roberts University (Oklahoma)

$60 per credit hour

Total cost of a course is calculated as $60 per each credit hour. If the course is 2 credit hours, the total cost of that course is $120.


Private 4-year *religious university
Program Name: ORU Advantage
Basics: no minimum age requirement, no placement testing, no SAT/ACT required, 15-week courses taken online or on campus (if you live locally) and textbooks are provided online.

For more information about this program, visit ORU’s website

Current Course List

BLIT 111: Christian Life I: Old Testament

Credit hours: 2
Course Description: A historical-thematic survey of the Old Testament. Gives special attention to the content of the Old Testament, with emphasis on the cultural, historical, and geographical background to the text and to the practical application of major Old Testament themes. Requires students to read through the Old Testament.

BLIT 122: Christian Life II: New Testament

Credit hours: 2
Course Description: A historical-thematic survey of the New Testament. Gives special attention to the content of the New Testament, with emphasis on the cultural, historical, and geographical background to the text and to the practical application of major New Testament themes. Requires students to read through the New Testament.

BIO 101: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

Credit hours: 4
Course Description: A study of the main principles of life common to both plants and animals, including scientific methods, levels of organization, cell structure and function, photosynthesis, respiration, molecular and Mendelian genetics, reproduction, development, evolution, classification, behavior and ecology, and their appropriate applications for solving current biological problems. Lab exercises, experiments, and audiovisual presentations involving cells, respiration, photosynthesis, classical and molecular genetics, protein synthesis, enzyme action, reproduction, development, behavior, and ecology are included.

CHE 101: Principles of Chemistry Lecture & Lab

Credit hours: 4
Course Description: An introductory course requiring no prior background in chemistry. Emphasizes applying chemical principles to everyday situations and acquaints the student with the periodic table and chemical nomenclature. Lab experiences provide the student with an opportunity to apply the scientific method focusing on the relationship of chemistry to daily life.

COM 101: Oral Communication

Credit hours: 3
Course Description: An investigation of basic principles of communication and their application to intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, and public communication.

COMP 099: Preparation for Composition I

Credit hours: 3
Course Description: This course provides fundamental prescriptive grammar instruction with a communicative approach in a self-directed format. Students sharpen their skills in the following areas: punctuation, mechanics, spelling, sentence formation, and language usage. Students learn from their own mistakes, while improving their writing skills. Through the use of an online program that provides feedback, the student is provided with numerous opportunities to apply newly learned writing skills to various writing activities. The course also provides writing practice, with feedback from the instructor.

COMP 101: Composition 101: College Reading & Writing

Credit hours: 3
Course Description: Focuses on writing in response to readings in the humanities and on organization of essay writing, such as narration, description, illustration, and argumentation. Includes review of grammar and mechanics.

COMP 102: Composition 102: Reading & Writing in the Liberal Arts

Credit hours: 3
Course Description: Writing based on selected readings (essay, nonfiction, poetry, and short story), summary and paraphrase, and at least five formal essays including synthesis, analysis, and critique. Emphasizes analytical thinking, critical reading, and ethical incorporation of sources. Includes a five to eight-page research paper. Students participate in peer review and revisions.

FIN 244: Personal Financial Planning

Credit hours: 3
Course Description: Focuses on the key concepts, tools and techniques of contemporary personal finance. Financial problems are addressed in the context as a result of the lack of management rather than lack of money. Topics discussed to avoid financial problems include the time value of money, the importance of saving, how to establish good credit and a high credit score, the correct use of credit, the use of credit cards, the establishment of financial goals, how to reduce the costs of automobile and life insurance, purchase of an automobile, and rent versus purchase of a house.

FRE 101: Elementary French I

Credit hours: 4
Course Description: A beginning course in French. Covers grammar and composition, but emphasizes oral/aural skills. Includes possessives, commands, present indicative, passe compose, and futur proche. Covers most activities listed in the ACTFL novice mid competencies.

FRE 102: Elementary French II

Credit hours: 4
Course Description: A continuation of FRE 101. Includes oral practice and covers certain functions of language such as describing and narrating past events, using future and imperfect
tenses, expressing opinions and emotions, and giving advice.

GOV 101: American Government & Politics

Credit hours: 3
Course Description: A study of the institutions and processes of American government and politics at the national, state and local levels, with attention to policy-making and the relationship between citizenship and Christian faith.

HIS 110: American History Survey

Credit hours: 3
Course Description: An introduction of the main political, economic, social, foreign policy, and cultural developments in American history since 1760. Students develop a personal synthesis of American history.

HIS 111: American History Survey II

Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: An introduction of the main political, economic, social, foreign policy, and cultural developments in American history since 1877. Students develop a personal synthesis of American history.

HUM 201: Wisdom of the Ancient World

Credit hours: 3
Course Description: An exploration of the genesis of Western philosophy, ethical reasoning, and behavior from the beginning of written history until the end of the Hellenistic Age.

HUM 202: Classical Roman Civilization

Credit hours: 3
Course Description: A historical survey and worldview synthesis emphasizing philosophical, religious, political, economic, artistic, and aesthetic developments of human culture and civilization from the dawn of history to 1300 AD. Focuses on the ancient world, Greece and the classical past of the Western world, the Roman Empire, and European Middle Ages to 1300 AD.

HUM 203: Learning from the Late Middle Ages

Credit hours: 3
Course Description: A historical survey and worldview synthesis emphasizing philosophical, religious, political, economic, artistic, and aesthetic developments of human culture and civilization from 1300 to 1648. Focuses on the Renaissance, the Reformation Age, and the Scientific Revolution.

HUM 204: Modern Western Civilization

Credit hours: 3
Course Description: A historical survey and worldview synthesis emphasizing philosophical, religious, political, economic, artistic, and aesthetic developments of human culture and civilization from 1800 to the present. The focus is on understanding how the evolving dialectic of empiricism and its impact upon philosophy, the arts social institutions, history and moves have produced the Post-Modern and, punitively, Post-Christian 21st Century.

MAT 099: Introduction to College Mathematics

Credit hours: 3
Course Description: A non-specialized course in mathematics that surveys the basic concepts of high school mathematics.  This course does not count toward a major or minor in mathematics or satisfy general education requirements.  It increases the number of hours in a degree program by three credit hours.

MAT 105: College Algebra

Credit hours: 3
Course Description: A treatment that develops the concepts of number systems, absolute value, inequality, domain, range, local extremes, zeros, relations, and functions. Functions studied include those that are linear, polynomial, radical, absolute value, exponential, and logarithmic.

MAT 106: Trigonometry

Credit hours: 3
Course Description: A continuation of MAT 105. The concepts developed in the first course are expanded and considered in relationships to rational functions, trigonometric functions and conic sections. Please note that MAT 105 (College Algebra) is a pre-requisite to MAT 106.

PHY 101: General Physics I Lecture & Lab

Credit hours: 4
Course Description: An introduction to the laws and principles of physics including mechanics, heat, and sound. (Primarily for liberal arts and biological science students. Not applicable to a physics major or minor.) Lab exercises supplement the objectives taught in the lecture portion of the course. Please note that high school algebra is a pre-requisite to PHY 101.

PSY 201: Principles of Psychology

Credit hours: 3
Course Description: A survey of the basic principles of psychology, including development, motivation, emotion, learning, intelligence, physiological aspects, sensory processes, perception, attention, measurement and personality. (It is highly recommended that students take COMP 101 before taking this course.) 

READ 099: Preparation for College Reading

Credit hours: 3
Course Description: Develops and strengthens basic reading skills including structural analysis, contextual analysis, reading comprehension, and inference skills. Emphasizes vocabulary development as well as various aids to reading. 

SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

Credit hours: 3
Course Description: A survey course covering most of the basic categories of the sociology curriculum with an emphasis on the scientific method of studying social interaction and the products of social interaction, including culture, socialization and the major institutions of society.

SPA 101: Elementary Spanish I

Credit hours: 4
Course Description: A beginning course in Spanish. Covers aural/oral work, grammar, and composition, including possessives, formal commands, present indicatives, progressives, and reflexives. Covers most activities listed in the ACTFL novice mid competencies. (This course does not count toward minor, or major, but can be used for elective credit.)

SPA 102: Elementary Spanish II

Credit hours: 4
Course Description: A continuation of SPA 101. Includes oral practice and covers preterite, imperfect and present subjunctive tenses as well as double object pronouns.


Dual Enrollment = Email Etiquette

“In the age of social media, many students approach emailing similar to texting and other forms of digital communication, where the crucial conventions are brevity and informality. But most college teachers consider emails closer to letters than to text messages. This style of writing calls for more formality.” -Paul T. Corrigan and Cameron Hunt McNabb

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