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Welcome to ORU's Computing & Mathematics Department, where we are dedicated to preparing you for a successful career in a field that is constantly evolving and in high demand. From certificates and microcredentials to undergraduate and graduate degrees, we offer a range of programs that cover actuarial science, data science, computer information technology, computer science, and mathematics. Under the direction of caring, Christian scholars and teachers, you will explore these fascinating scientific fields and graduate ready to go into every person's world.

Some of the outstanding features of this program:

  • Our department has experienced rapid growth in recent years, and we have the resources to support your learning and development. We have modern computer labs, including a state-of-the-art high-performance computer called Titan.
  • The ORU Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) encourages networking with professionals in the computer science field and greater awareness of technological advances.
  • Our professors are not only knowledgeable and experienced, but they also care about your overall well-being and success. They are committed to providing individualized attention and support, and they encourage you to participate in undergraduate research projects in areas such as high-performance computing, data science, artificial intelligence, and nanotechnology.
  • You'll have the chance to compete in exciting competitions such as the ACM computer programming competition and the Putnam Exam. In fact, our ACM team recently placed second at the Global Hackathon, winning $2,500!

Earning a degree from our department will set you up for a rewarding and lucrative career in industry, business, or government. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the demand for graduates with computing and mathematics skills will continue to grow in the coming years, making now the perfect time to join us at ORU. As a Christian university, we are committed to helping you grow not only in your career, but also in your faith. We hope you'll consider making our department your home as you embark on your academic journey.

The Computing and Mathematics Department now has social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. The Instagram account handle is @orucompandmath and for Twitter it is @ORUCOMPMATH. Scan the QR code below to find out what's new and be sure to follow us!

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CHECK OUT ALL OF OUR MAJORS LISTED BELOW!

Majors

Applied Science

Applied Science

Applied Science is a discipline that develops practical applications or innovations by using existing scientific knowledge. This degree provides students with the knowledge and skills to address applied problems in engineering, science, and other fields as well as pursue advanced studies in several science disciplines.

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Computer Information Technology

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science in CIT empowers you with the skills and knowledge to navigate the impact that computers have in today’s society. This rapidly expanding industry needs...

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Game Design & Development

The CIT Program offers an optional Concentration in Game Design and Development. Computer game development is the process of creating interactive digital experiences...

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Computer Science

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science empowers you with the skills and knowledge to design, develop, implement and maintain computer systems utilized in today’s society...

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Bioinformatics

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Bioinformatics empowers you with the skills and knowledge to use computer technology to store, analyze, and interpret biological data. . .

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Cheminformatics

ORU offers a degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Cheminformatics. Cheminformatics is a field that combines chemistry and informatics (the study of information and data) to. . .

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Information Technology [Online]

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is a 100% online program that can give you real-life skills to serve as an IT professional, while preparing you to take CompTia® certifications. You will graduate with skills to...

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Mathematics

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematics is a residential program that can equip you to become a top-tier Mathematician. You can graduate with the knowledge and skills to address applied mathematical problems in...

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Preactuary

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science in Preactuary Mathematics is a residential program that can equip you to become an actuary professional. You will graduate with skills in business and...

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Data Science

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Concentration in Data Science is a residential program that can equip you to become a data or machine learning/AI scientist, analyst, or engineer...

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Linguistics

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Concentration in Linguistics empowers you with the skills and knowledge to use mathematical concepts and methods to. . .

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Prehealth Professions

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science in Mathematica Pre-Health is a residential program that can equip you to become a Doctor. You can graduate training in both...

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Premedicine

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Pre-Medicine is a residential program that can equip you to become a Doctor. You can graduate in training in both mathematics and pre-health content...

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Leadership and Innovation in Science

Oral Roberts University's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Leadership and Innovation in Science is a residential program designed to prepare you for a successful career as a well-rounded science graduate.

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Computing & Mathematics Minors & Micro-credentials

Several minors are available through the Computing & Mathematics Department, which also offers certificates and a microcredential.

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MS Computer Science - Computer Science Concentration

ORU’s Master of Science in Computer Science with a Concentration in Computer Science (MSCS-CS) is a comprehensive ...

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MS Computer Science - Data Science Concentration

Oral Roberts University’s Master of Science in Computer Science with a Concentration in Data Science is a residential program that can equip you to become a lead data or machine learning/AI scientist, analyst, or engineer....

Department News

Computing & Mathematics Department awarded $1.45 million grant from the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Foundation - April, 2024
The funding will underwrite renovations and the creation of advanced research spaces, including: Artificial Intelligence Lab, Game Development Lab, Drone Arena, Edge Computing Lab, and Network Administration Lab. Additionally, the grant will facilitate the introduction of a summer coding camp, further broadening ORU's impact by nurturing the technological skills of the next generation. 

Dr. Woerner and Professor Turtova selected as ORU Scholars of the Year - April, 2024
Dr. Woerner and Professor Turtova were selected as the Scholars of the Year for the entire University for their bleeding edge research in using AI in the classroom. See their paper here: Transformative Potentials and Ethical Considerations of AI Tools in Higher Education: Case Studies and Reflections

Dr. Woerner recognized by the ORU Master of Business Administration Leadership program - March, 2024
In addition to all of his professor duties, Dr. Woerner has been working on his Master of Business Administration Leadership degree. He will graduate this May from ORU. It was recently announced that he has been selected to receive "The Oustanding Master of Business Administration Leadership Student Award" and "The ONEOK Excellence Award" from the ORU Fenimore & Fisher College of Business!

Dr. Wheat recognized by OneOCII and OneNet  - February 7, 2024
Dr. Wheat's $431,382.00 NSF Award Celebrated by OneOklahoma Cyberinfrastructure Initiative and Oklahoma's Research and Education Network.

Winter 2024 Newsletter - January 22, 2024
The latest news from ORU's Computing & Mathematics Department.

Dr. William Collier: Reasons to Believe  - September 7, 2023
Read Dr. Collier's recent guest blog post entitled "An Antidote for Scientism—Why Science Needs God "on the Reasons to Believe website.

U.S. Representative Kevin Hern visits ORU to discuss AI - August 1, 2023
We had a productive and forward-thinking dialogue with Rep. Kevin Hern, discussing the future landscape of AI, HPC, cybersecurity, and education.

Computing and Mathematics Department Enews - Summer, 2023
Read about all of the department's recent achievements.

ORU Computing and Mathematics professors use AI to enhance teaching and the learning process - June 30, 2023
Dr. Woerner and Professor Turtova's innovative use of AI in the classroom featured in Campus Technology.

ORU scientists use transformer models to predict aqueous solubility - May 23, 2023

Drs. Lang and Wörner have demonstrated the effectiveness of using transformer models like ChatGPT in accurately predicting physical-chemical properties.

Dr. Wheat featured in OneOklahoma Friction Free Network (OFFN) video about supercomputing in Oklahoma - April 26, 2023                                                                                                                                                                             OFFN is an efficient, high-bandwidth network dedicated to high-end computing and analytics research projects.  It interconnects nearly two dozen universities in Oklahoma.  ORU’s Titan supercomputer is connected to OFFN, supporting high-speed data transfer to/from Titan in support of Oklahoma researchers’ use of Titan.  The OFFN long-distance links are facilitated by OneNet, the comprehensive digital communications initiative of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and Oklahoma’s research and education network.”

Three students score on the Putnam Exam - February 14, 2023
Three students from the Computing & Mathematics Department at Oral Roberts University have scored on the Putnam exam, which is considered to be the hardest math exam in the world. Victor Gomes scored 5 points, Caleb Alons scored 4 points, and Judah Clayton scored 1 point.

Computer Science Major Named Thunder Fellow - February 10, 2023
Computer Science Major Christian Ochei named OKC Thunder Fellow.

Computing and Mathematics Department Enews - Autumn, 2022
Read about all of the department's recent achievements.

 

NEWS ARCHIVES

Dr. Wheat awarded NSF Grant - Jan 13, 2023

Dr. Osborne as Beethoven - Dec 2, 2022

Computing and Mathematics Department Enews - Summer, 2022

ORU Stanley White Scholar in Athens! - June 16, 2022

ORU Computer Scientist Awarded $400,000 NSF Grant - June 7, 2022

ORU Students Take the World's Hardest Math Exam - April 6, 2022

Computing and Mathematics Department Enews - Winter 2022

9,550 Miles from Singapore to ORU: Gladys Chen’s Intellectual Pursuit - January 27, 2022

USAO Leverages ORU Titan Supercomputer for Pharmaceutical Research - November 11, 2021

Oral Roberts University Pushes the Limits of Global Learning - September 13, 2021

ORU MASST Program Hosts STEM Conference on the “Space Coast” of Florida - September 2, 2021

ORU Computing & Mathematics Opens a New Lab - August 19, 2021

ORU STEM Students Recieve NSF Award - June 14, 2021

ORU Offers New Master’s Degrees in Computer Science and Data Science - May 10, 2021

ORU Scientist Helps Develop Novel Nanoparticle Technology - April 6, 2021

$250,000 Donation Enhances ORU’s Computing & Mathematics Department - February 22, 2021
 
ORU Dedicates New High Performance Computing Lab - August 26, 2020
 
ORU Professor Incorporates Coronavirus Data into Lesson Plan - April 7, 2020
 
Excellence: New Computer Science Degree Opens Doors for Grads - Mar 9, 2020
 
International Math Students Excel - Jan 13, 2020
 
$100,000 Donation Adds to ORU's Computing Power - Dec 20, 2019
 
$500,000 Grant Adds to ORU's Supercomputing Capability - Jul 16, 2019
 
ORU Professor Awarded for Work on Supercomputer - May 21, 2019
 
Excellence Magazine: Letting Titan Loose - Oct 16, 2018
 
Professor Travels to New Zealand for Exclusive Conference - May 11, 2016
 
ORU Receives Largest Grant in Institutional History - Jan 06, 2016
 
Mathematics Professor Honored at White House - Aug 23, 2013
 

Advisory Council

ORU's Computing & Mathematics Advisory Council is an external group of alumni and friends of the department who provide advice and counsel on issues related to programs, accreditation, and fundraising.

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