Mathematics Major

Bachelor of Science Degree

Program Overview

The mathematics major aims to develop critical thinking along with tools of abstract reasoning - to think and, hence, to solve problems in the world of social sciences and the world of physical sciences. The mathematics major develops the knowledge and skills to address applied mathematical problems in business, engineering, science and other fields as well as pursue advanced studies in the area of pure mathematics.

The mathematics major is designed to provide:

  • A valuable tool for use in any discipline
  • A conceptual framework in the liberal arts tradition addressing the scope, power and application of mathematics
  • The background necessary for graduate work in mathematics


"I selected mathematics as my major because of the patterns and abstractions of math. The relationships between numbers and functions resemble the beauty with which God created our universe. The fact that math is the language of our universe testifies the glory of God. I like ORU because I can obtain a professional degree while studying in an environment where I can also learn about God."

Alejandro Hernandez

Student: Alejandro
Hometown: Tulsa, OK

With a degree in mathematics career opportunities include: 

  • Statistician
  • Actuary Business
  • Education
  • Operation Research

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

Student Societies, Clubs and Extracurricular opportunities

Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME)
Kappa Mu Epsilon is a specialized honor society in mathematics. KME was founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students.
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
The Mathematical Association of America is the largest professional society that focuses on undergraduate mathematics education. The mission of the MAA is "to advance the mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level."

Course Offerings

  • Calculus II
  • Differential Equations
  • Linear and Matrix Algebra
  • Calculus of Functions of Several Variables
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Higher Algebra
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Data Structures

Degree Plan

Computing and Mathematics Department