Computer Information Technology

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
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 computing and mathematics program have excelled in data communications, oil and gas industries, research and development and government service.

Course Offerings
  • CIT 216-Project Management
  • CIT 304-System Analysis/Design
  • CIT 306-Database Development
  • CIT 428-Information Systems
  • CIT 450-Internship
  • CIT 499-Information Systems Security
  • CIT 498-Senior Paper Preparation
  • CIT 499-Senior Paper/Project
  • CSC 111-Introduction to Computing
  • CSC 206-Intermediate Programming
  • CSC 255-Data Structures
  • CSC 341-Internet Programming
  • CSC 441-Data Communications
  • MAT 207-Discrete Mathematics
  • MAT 208-Elementary Discrete Mathematics
  • MAT 232-Elementary Statistics
  • MAT 325-Probability and Statistics

Computing and Mathematics Department