Bachelor of Science in
Computer Information Technology


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Computer Information Technology (CIT) is a residential program that empowers you with the skills and knowledge to navigate the impact that computers have in today’s society. This rapidly expanding industry needs solutions to real world problems within the context of a Christian worldview.

If you're looking for Management Information Systems, Business Information Systems, or Computer Information Systems, then this is the prgram for you. If you're interested in a more traditional computer science/software engineering program, we have that too. 

Our CIT program has a broad liberal arts foundation to use as a valuable tool while studying the information technology discipline in an applied/hands-on way. This program provides the background necessary for you to choose graduate studies in computer science or enter directly into the workforce.

You will have the opportunity to participate in ORU’s chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). This organization provides an environment where technological experience and resources are shared. As a member, you can increase awareness of current events, establish relationships and prepare for your future career.

Above all, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can set you apart as an inspiring IT professional called to make a difference. You’ll experience a life-transforming education that will prepare you for a career in today’s complex 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 Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology program will empower and challenge you to do your finest work!



The following educational objectives are the strategic goals of the department toward preparing students for professional or academic careers in CIT. Graduates will have attained the following within a few years after graduation:

  1. Graduates will secure computing positions that will lead to successful careers in industry, government, academia, or will successfully pursue an advanced degree in a chosen field.
  2. Graduates will apply their technical knowledge to design and analyze systems and to develop solutions to changing real world IT objectives and problems.
  3. Graduates will communicate and work effectively with people with diverse backgrounds
  4. Graduates will engage in lifelong learning and professional development.
  5. Graduates will demonstrate sensitivity to their Creator and be able to apply Christian principles of stewardship and discipline in their personal lives, being committed to professional and ethical standards of responsibility.

What can I do with a B.S. degree from ORU in Computer Information Technology?

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

  • Computer System Analysis
  • Program Analysis
  • Database Administration
  • Applications Programming
  • Applications Software Engineering
  • Database Engineering
  • Network Systems Analysis and more!

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 

  • Project Management
  • System Analysis/Design
  • Database Development
  • Learn about Computer Hardware
  • Programming
  • Network Administration
  • Internet Programming
  • Mobile Application Development
  • UNIX System Administration
  • Internship plus more!



What makes ORU’s computer information technology program stand out?

The Computer Information Technology degree at ORU provides a hands-on, applied science approach to the ever-expanding world of IT. Through the acquisition of knowledge, students gain insight and understanding into the various domains of Information Technology. Through the application of the knowledge acquired, students learn how to address the needs of IT and perform the duties associated with IT roles in both small and large organizations. By understanding programming, project management, systems analysis, database development, network administration, and more, students can not only identify their own passions and career paths but be well positioned to converse across technical domains with the breadth of knowledge acquired.  The program is supported by professors who not only possess advanced degrees in Computer Science, but have worked as IT professionals and have first-hand knowledge and experience in the world of IT.


By the time of graduation, students are expected to have the skills to :

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution meeting computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Use systemic approaches to select, develop, apply, integrate, and administer secure computing technologies to accomplish user goals.

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.

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