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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

department Overview

Computer science and mathematics have infiltrated every aspect of our lives—driving new technologies that help make people's lives and jobs easier. Earning a degree from ORU's Computing & Mathematics Department prepares you for high-paying jobs in industry, business, government, and education. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that over the next ten years, the number of job openings in computing and mathematics-related fields will triple the number of available graduates. We offer certificates, microcredentials, minors, and undergraduate degrees in actuarial science, data science, computer information technology, computer science, and mathematics; and graduate degrees in computer science and data science. 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:

  • We're growing! Our department has doubled in size over the last five years; we have new computer labs and a brand-new 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. 
  • ORU's excellent professors will encourage you to participate in undergraduate research projects in areas such as high-performance computing, data science, and nanotechnology.
  • Professors provide extensive individual attention to students, assuring they have full understanding of all concepts covered.
  • You'll have the opportunity to enter fun and challenging competitions such as the ACM computer programming competition, the Putnam Exam, and others. Recently, our ACM team placed second at the Global Hackathon held in St. Louis winning $2,500.

Majors

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Computer Information Technology

 

Bachelor of Science degree 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 (B.S.) degree in Computer Science empowers you with the skills and knowledge to design, develop, implement and maintain computer systems utilized in today’s society...

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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Information Technology

 

ORU 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...

Mathematical Finance

 

With the Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematical Finance you will graduate with strong quantitative skills that are in demand by today's finance sector. More than this, our unique mission...

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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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Mathematics Education

 

The worlds of social sciences and physical sciences come together by way of solving problems in our Mathematics Major. In our Math Education major, we learn how to present those problem solving skills and abstract reasoning...

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Preactuary Mathematics

 

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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Mathematics - Prehealth Concentration

 

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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Mathematics - Premedicine Concentration

 

B.S. 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...

Department News

Oral Roberts University Pushes the Limits of Global Learning - September 13, 2021
Dr. 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.
ORU News Story | ORU Video
 
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.
 
ORU Dedicates New High Performance Computing Lab - August 26, 2020
The dedication of ORU Computing & Mathematics Department's new Stanley White High Performance Computing Lab made possible by a generous gift from the Stanley White Foundation.
 
ORU Professor Incorporates Coronavirus Data into Lesson Plan - April 7, 2020
Oklahoma News Channel Six's interview with Dr. Lang about his integration of COVID-19 modeling into his differential equations course.
 
Excellence: New Computer Science Degree Opens Doors for Grads - Mar 9, 2020
ORU Excellence magazine feature on Titan, Dr. Wheat, and our new Computer Science major. students.
 
International Math Students Excel - Jan 13, 2020
Two of our students from China exemplify ORU's "Whole Leaders for the Whole World" ethos.
 

More News

$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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