Computer Information Technology Major

Bachelor of Science Degree

Program Overview

The computer information technology major trains students to apply the fundamental principles of computer science as they learn how to design, develop, implement, operate and maintain computer systems utilized in scientific, business and systems programming applications. Students employ acquired computer skills and knowledge to the solution of real world problems within the context of a Christian world view.

The computer information technology major is designed to provide:

  • An appreciation for the impact of the computer on modern-day society
  • A valuable tool for use in any discipline
  • Training for employment in the rapidly expanding computer industry
  • The background necessary for graduate work in computer science

"Ever since I was a child, I was always intrigued by computers. Growing up if I had messed with something on the computer, I would spend hours trying to fix it before my dad got home so that he wouldn't notice anything wrong. Often times now, I reflect on the different ways I could use computers to help individuals as well as communities.

Ekiyo Kolokolo

Student: Ekiyo
Major: Computer Information Technology
Hometown: Tulsa, OK

Student Societies, Clubs and Extracurricular opportunities

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

  • The ORU Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery provides an environment where technological experience and resources can be shared. Our goal is to create opportunities for members to interact with each other, to establish relationships with professionals in their fields, to increase awareness of current events in technology and to prepare them for their future careers.
  • The ORU Computer Science/Mathematics Department participates in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Programming Contest annually.


With a degree in computer information technology, career opportunities include:

  • Computer systems analyst
  • Program analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Database engineers
  • Network systems and data communication analyst
  • Application programmers
  • Computer systems software engineer
  • Computer applications software engineer

ORU alumni with a degree from the computer science/mathematics program have excelled in data communications, oil and gas industries, research and development and government service.

Course Offerings

  • Introduction to Computing
  • Project Management
  • Data Structures
  • Database Development
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Internet Programming
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Information Technology Security

Degree Plan


Computing and Mathematics Department