Bachelor of Science in


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Chemistry will empower you with professional competence coupled with Christian faith. You will be engaged with a working knowledge of chemical concepts through state-of-the-art training.

Through hard work and discipline, you can pursue graduate school, begin employment with chemical companies or industrial research. ORU chemistry alumni have worked with Conoco, Dow Chemical, National Analytical Lab and Dowell Schlumberger.

ORU hosts the Student Affiliate American Chemical Society as a club that serves through professional support in tutoring, teaching and providing any service necessary to promote knowledge of chemistry.

Above all, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can set you apart as an inspiring chemist called to make a difference. You’ll experience a life-transforming education that will prepare you for a career in today’s technology-rich world.

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why you can graduate from this program fully prepared to lead with purpose. The ORU B.S. in Chemistry program will empower and challenge you to do your finest work!

What can I do with a B.S. degree from ORU in Chemistry?

Inspiring, purpose-driven graduates (that’s you!) can enjoy successful careers in:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Forensics and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Research and Development
  • Teaching Secondary Education
  • Organic Synthesis and more!

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemical Lab
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Oncological Chemistry
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Physics
  • Research
  • Chemical Instrumentation and more!

What makes ORU’s Chemistry program stand out?

Through the philosophy of Whole Person Education, we create an atmosphere of collaboration, nurture imagination and court the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by dedicating ourselves to being masters of our craft.

On top of this, you’ll learn directly from faith-grounded professionals who know what it takes to succeed in today’s chemical industry while leading with purpose to make a difference.

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. To learn more about financial aid, click here.


Celestino Velásquez, Ph.D. 
Chair of Biology and Chemistry

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