OCU Academics:
Preparing You for a Career of Service

Explore your calling. Train to lead.

At Oakland City University, everything we do is designed to prepare you for a successful career and a fulfilling life.

From intensive advising through our Career Pathways program and support through the Center for Calling and Career to a consistently biblical worldview, OCU is deeply committed to training up and sending out servant-leaders to do great things.

Grow in Faith and Career

Once accepted to OCU I changed my career path from Elementary Ed to Christian Studies. Once I started attending, I was unsure what exact direction God was leading me. I was involved in as much as I could from leading worship on campus to being a Resident Director and even being called to go on mission trips through the school. What I was shown is that OCU has so much to offer students and inturn help guide and grow you as a leader. Oakland City University is a wonderful institution that greatly influenced my life, career path and where I am today!

Jessika Henning

Jasper, IN, Class of 2016, BA Christian Studies: Christian Missions

It’s hard to leave your country, your family and friends for a while… but whenever I am at OCU it is like I am part of another family with my friends and teammates.

Adolfo Rivas

Men's Soccer / Criminal Justice, Class of 2022

Fast Facts

From small class sizes and personalized instruction to numerous degree programs and student organizations, we nurture our Mighty Oaks and expect great outcomes.

Career-Focused Concentrations

Student Organizations and Clubs

Student to Faculty Ratio

In the Midwest for Social Mobility


Student Athlete Success


Diverse Student Population

Undergraduate Studies

With 17 academic majors and more than 50 concentrations to choose from, OCU helps you transform your core area of interest – in business, education, psychology, criminal justice, technology and more – into a deeply fulfilling, service-oriented, meaningful career.

Graduate Studies

Let us help you go all the way! Step up into higher levels of leadership, influence and impactful service with a master’s or doctoral degree in business, criminal justice, education, ministry and more. Learn more about Adult & Professional Graduate Studies.