Bachelor of Science in
Mathematics - Data Science


Program Overview

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. You can graduate with skills for collecting, shaping, storing, visualizing, and analyzing data as an important resource for organizations to allow for data-informed decision making.

Our Data Science Major and Minor programs were created in response to intensifying student, business, and societal demand amid the exponential growth of data in virtually all aspects of life. Data Science is a rapidly growing field with exciting career paths and opportunities for advanced study. Our programs give students a foundation in those aspects of computer science and mathematics related to all domains of data science.

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through whole person education, can truly set you apart to impact the world with moral and ethical applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.


What career opportunities open up with a degree from ORU in Data Science?

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • AI Engineer

What are some of the core courses of this program?

  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data and HPC
  • Data Structures
  • Computing Ethics

What makes ORU’s Data Science program stand out?

With brand new high-tech computing labs, ORU’s supercomputer “Titan”, extensive opportunities for undergraduate research experiences, close ties with industry and graduate schools, $80,000+ starting salaries, and with Data Scientist commonly called “The Most Attractive Job of the 21st Century”, the time to study Data Science is now. 

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 Person Scholarship. We also have a limited number of internships, and specialist scholarships sponsored by local tech companies. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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