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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.

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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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...

Data Science

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...

CM Minors & Micros

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

 

Oral Roberts University’s Master of Science degree in Computer Science prepares you to lead in all domains of Computer Science...

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MS Data Science

 

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

Dr. Wheat awarded NSF Grant - Jan 13, 2023
NSF Awards Grant for Cutting-Edge Digital Genomics, Quantum Computing, and Supercomputer Studies at ORU

Dr. Osborne as Beethoven - Dec 2, 2022
A clip from ORU's Christmas program featuring our very own Dr. Osborne.

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

ORU Stanley White Scholar in Athens! - June 16, 2022
Rita Njoroge, one of our 2022-23 Stanley White Scholars, recently traveled to Greece as part of one of ORU's summer mission trips and while there she also had the opportunity to meet with some of ORU Computing & Mathematics Department's industry research collaborators - Andreas Persidis, co-founder and CEO of Biovista, and Dr. Vassilis Virvilis, their Head of Information Technologies.

ORU Computer Scientist Awarded $400,000 NSF Grant - June 7, 2022
Dr. Stephen Wheat has been awarded a $399,382 NSF Advanced Cyber-Infrastructure Grant. The grant will allow for the deployment of a GPU-based server partition called Eli, and integrate it with Titan, ORU's 7,000+ core supercomputer.

ORU Students Take the World's Hardest Math Exam - April 6, 2022
Five students score on the Putnam Exam!

Computing and Mathematics Department Enews - Winter 2022
Read about the latest happenings in the department.

9,550 Miles from Singapore to ORU: Gladys Chen’s Intellectual Pursuit - January 27, 2022 
ORU feature of Mathematics major Gladys Chen and her novel research conducted with Esther Lun and Dr. Lang during the summer of 2021.

USAO Leverages ORU Titan Supercomputer for Pharmaceutical Research - November 11, 2021
Dr. Stephen Wheat recently gave the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma access to use ORU's super computing resources—something he is doing for all institutions across the state, allowing for new opportunities for research initiatives and collaborations.
 
Oral Roberts University Pushes the Limits of Global Learning - September 13, 2021
Dr. Stephen Wheat, Director of ORU's High Performance Computing Center and Professor of Computer Science discusses OFFN, Titan, and ORU's educational philosophy.
 
ORU MASST Program Hosts STEM Conference on the “Space Coast” of Florida - September 2, 2021
ORU's Math and Science Scholarships for Teaching (MASST) Program recently hosted a conference on the “space coast” of Florida. Among the participants were MASST Scholars who are teaching math or science in either Tulsa Public Schools, Broken Arrow Public Schools or Union Public Schools. 
 
ORU Computing & Mathematics Opens a New Lab - August 19, 2021
ORU recently opened a new Stanley White i4 Digital Enterprise Lab made possible by a $200,000 donation by the Stanley White Foundation. The foundation also gave $50,000 is scholarships to be distributed to special Stanley White scholars in the department over the next four year.
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ORU STEM Students Recieve NSF Award - June 14, 2021
Two ORU Computing & Mathematics students have been awarded NSF-funded grants to participate in undergraduate supercomputing-enabled research projects through the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) Expert Mentoring Producing Opportunities for Work, Education, and Research (EMPOWER) program.
 
ORU Offers New Master’s Degrees in Computer Science and Data Science - May 10, 2021
Oral Roberts University’s Department of Computing & Mathematics has introduced new master’s degrees in MSCS – Computer Science and MSCS – Data Science. Available to students on campus, the Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) has two concentrations to choose from—Computer Science and Data Science.
 
ORU Scientist Helps Develop Novel Nanoparticle Technology - April 6, 2021
ORU's Computing & Mathematics Department faculty member, Dr. Enrique Valderrama-Araya, in an international collaboration, has helped developed a novel hydrogen evolution reaction for exploring the extent of platinum nanoparticles dissolution upon the surface of carbon nanostructured electrodes.
 
$250,000 Donation Enhances ORU’s Computing & Mathematics Department - February 22, 2021
ORU's Computing & Mathematics Department has received a $250,000 donation from the Stanley White Foundation to create both scholarships for students and for a new Stanley White i4 Digital Enterprise Lab.
 

More News

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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